Tall with spare frame; high cheekbones with overhanging brows; thin brownish hair, long thin whiskers and sharp gray eyes. Journeyman shoemaker.
Born in 1830 in Belmont County, Ohio, to Elizabeth Clark and George Wilson. Father died April 14, 1861.
Hanged June 18, 1862, at southeast corner of Fair Street (now Memorial Drive) and South Park Avenue, Atlanta, GA.
Buried temporarily at site of execution. Remains removed to the National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN, April 25, 1866. Buried near Ohio Memorial, Section H, Grave No. 11,178.
Married Martha Maple Wilson on September 6, 1849, and divorced February 8, 1861. One son, born November 12, 1852, died in railroad wreck in August, 1888. One daughter, died in 1861.
Enrolled Co. B 2nd Ohio Infantry Regiment, August 31, 1861, Franklin, Ohio for three-year term. Volunteered Andrews Raid.
Court-martialed, Knoxville, TN, May 31, 1862, General Orders No. 54, 1862, HQ Department of East Tennessee, CSA.
No Medal of Honor.
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