Tuesday, April 15, 2014

52 Ancestors-52 Weeks #13–Hezekiah Isaiah “Babe” Wilson

Hezekiah Isaiah Wilson, called Uncle Babe by my mother, is my grand uncle. He is the tenth child and the eighth son of Rev Thomas H Wilson and Elizabeth “Betsy” Gulledge. Uncle Babe was born 6 October 1871 in Richland County, South Carolina where he lived all his life.

1880 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland County, Center Township
25 June 1880 enumerated by E_____ Leman

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In 1898 he married Annie Dora Cooper, daughter of James Cooper and Laura Harwell.

1900 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland County, Center Township
20-21 June 1900 enumerated by Max LaBorde

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Transcription:

Dwelling #392 Family #392 Wilson, Hezekia; head; 25 year old white male; born 1875; married 2 years;  born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina; farmer

                               ________, Annie; wife; 19 year old white female; born 1881; married 2 years; had one child who is still living; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina

                            ______, Denly; son; 1 year old white male; born 1899; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina

Rev Thomas Wilson gave each of his children a portion of his land to build a house and rear their family. Hezekiah and Annie Dora lived next door to his parents, Rev Thomas and Elizabeth on one side and on the other side Will Rogers and his wife Dosia.

In 1910 Hezekiah and his family were living on Garners Ferry Road (possibly the same place as in 1900 but different designation on census). He and Annie Dora had 4 children.

1910 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, Center Township, Dist 73
26 April 1910 enumerated by David M Haithcock

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Transcription:

108 Garners Ferry Road Family #108  Wilson, Isic; head; 38 year old white male; married 14 years; farmer

                                         _____, Annie; wife; 29 year old white female; married 14 years

                                        _____, Denly; son; 11 year old white male’'

                                        _____, Janie; daughter; 8 year old white female

                                       _____, Gilbert; son; 4 year old white male

                                      ______, Minnie; daughter; 2 year old white female

Uncle Babe and Annie Dora lived next door to Lovett Drawdy and his wife Maggie and to Durham Brown and  his wife Bebbie.

1930 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, Garners Ferry, Dist 53
7 April 1930 enumeralted by John N Reese

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Dwelling #21 Family #20  Wilson, Isaiah; head; 58 year old white male, first married at age 27; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina; farmer

                                  _____, Annie D; wife; 48 year old white female; first married at age 19; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina

                                ______, Gilbert; son; 19 year old single white male

                               _____, Laura B; daughter; 17 year old white single female

                               _____, Louis; son; 16 year old white single male

The family lived next door to Ada Weston and her children and to Willie Samuels and his wife Mattie.

1940 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, Leesburg, 40-71
15 April 1940 enumerated by Mrs. Hollie L Shealy

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Household #43 Wilson, Isaac; head; 68 year old white married male; lived in same house in 1935; farmer

                   _____, Annie D; wife; 58 year old white married female; lived in same house in 1935

                 _____, Gilbert; son; 38 year old white single male; lived in same house in 1935; field hand

                 _____, Lewis; son; 24 year old white single male; lived in same house in 1935; laborer

               Young, Frances*; aunt; 87 year old widow; born in South Carolina; lived in same house in 1935

Living next door were Simon Sinkler and his wife Estelle and Elvin Robert and his wife Mary.

*I do not know who Frances Young is at this time. She is either a sister of Thomas Wilson or Elizabeth Gulledge.

Annie Dora Cooper Wilson died 5 April 1959.

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