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On this Delaware county list, there is an old inquiry from Scott Nichols,
however all attempts to reach him have returned as not available. This
post will help others or anyone interested.
The old inquiry about the Wilson family on the Delaware County website
mentions an Abram Wilson. In your inquiry you mention Frances Wilson being
a brother of Abram. Way back was James Wilson of my line who came from
Dutchess county and is credited with service in the Revolutionary Army.
His brother named in a fother documents was John who lived in Harpersfield
not too far away. John was also in the Revolution and later lived in
Harpersfield. This is according to some writings of the family. Their
father was also James so I can count at least four by this name in the
family. Abram was born according to these old writings in 1823 the same as
you have for Abram. Just a chance encounter., Thus you were looking for
father John who has a record along with James as an officer in the Army.
My records are also quite scarce but will try to get this to you. Will be
glad to correspond and tell you what else was found.
Abram served in the 3rd NY Cavalry Company E and was fourty two years old
when he enlisted. Wonder how many of that age from Delaware county could
handle riding horse most of the day, eating out and sleeping in the open.
Life was not easy in those days.
Note also both of the lists of Titus Lake cemetery in the town of
Harpersfield have some problems. The one done by Colin Haight shows him as
a Williard instead of Wilson Abram. The other has him serving in the
Eighth NY Cavalry. I expect to write a note to the Del. Cty. website and
have the errors corrected. Since I live in North Carolina and have heart
disease, I have not been back to the county since 2000. Abram is one of
187 service men and women who are related to me and are now in a manuscript
awaiting the publishing of or copies for my family.
Let me take a moment to say Thanks to our service men and women.
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