Wilson, John A.
The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Paradise Township.
John A. Wilson, farmer; P. O. Etna; is the son of John A. and Elizabeth Wilson, of Coles Co.; was born March 16, 1842; is the owner of ninety-two acres of land, valued at $2,500. Was married to Elizabeth Jones, of Paradise Tp., Coles Co., Dec. 3, 1868; the names of the children by this union, are William S., George N., John O., James M. (died Oct. 3, 1874), Mary E. and Effie G. Mr. Wilson served in the late war in Co. D, 123d Regiment I. V. I. His father, John A. Wilson, died Oct. 12, 1842, in St. Louis, and his mother, June 18, 1852; Mr. Wilson's father and mother were the first settlers of this township.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Paradise Township