He was born in 1847 and enlisted from Amite County, MS in 1862 and served until the end of the war, never being injured. (must have been good at ducking). He survived the war and is buried in the Wilson Cemetery on PP Wilson Road in Amite County, MS. PP Wilson was his father. His family had a plantation next door to Marcus S. Wilson, (PP’s brother and WP’s uncle).
These two brothers had moved from Houghton, NY where their family was wealthy to make their fortunes down South in the 1830’s. Therefore, during the Civil War, these guys were fighting against their family members (first cousins). I am related to Wm P. Wilson through my mother’s side.
Submitted by Greg Ellis ellisendodontics[at]yahoo.com