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I'm looking for anyone with info on R.D.Wilson/ Rodolphus Wilson b. December
1838 in Lawrence, or Pike Co. Mississippi. His father was John Wilson of
Lawrence Co. Mississippi, who disappeared by the 1840 census, his mother Mary Jane
Newman/Wilson was the head of household. She was married 1st to Hiram Norman
of Marion/ Amite Co. Mississippi. She had two children by Hiram, Mary and Hiram
M. Norman. I found Rodolphus and Mother Jane living in Pike co. in 1860
census. Rodolphus next appears as enrolling on the Quitman Guards, or the 16th. Ms.
Infantry of the Confederate Army. He served the entire war, being captured at
Fort. Gregg in Petersburg, Va, and sent to Point Lookout Federal Prison in
April of 1865, and released in June of 1865. I next found him getting married to
Sarah Hazeltina Williams in December of 1865, and building a house on his
father in laws land in Pike Co. Mississippi. Rodophus and Sarah had 4 children,
the last my grandfather who was also named Rodolphus born in august of 1876.
Rodolphus was killed 3 months before his son was born,in May when he was riding
a horse to Magnolia for the opening of the new county seat, when he was hit by
lightning. His wife Sarah Hazeltina Williams/ Wilson married two more times
having a son by each husband. She died in Lawrence Co. Ms. in 1823. She is
buried beside Rodolphus Wilson on her father's plantation in Pike Co. Ms. Thanks
for any help. John Wilson also: Rodolphus Wilson's mother's maiden name was
Newman, she was b. 1796 in Georgia. Hiram her first husband served in the War of
1812 in New Orleans area for Mississippi Militia. There were two John
Wilson's who also served I can't prove either was Rodolphus Wilson father. Sarah
Hazeltina Williams/Wilson married 2nd Elbert Gatlin who's father had land just
down the road from where she was born, raised, and was living when her husband
died. It was his 2nd marriage. They had one son, Hollis Gatlin. Thanks.
Can anyone provide the precise location of the Brian Cemetery which is
located north of Jackson on Jackson Wilson Highway? I plan to be in the area later
this month and would like to visit the gravesite of my ancestor, Reverend
Davis Collins, who was buried there in 1840. At the time of his death he was
pastor of first Baptist Church in Jackson and the church erected a monument at
Gregory A. Price