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David Wilson

DAVID WILSON, carpenter for the Mercer County Coal Company, and farmer, post-office Pardoe, was born September 10, 1832, in Westmoreland County, Penn. His parents, James and Catharine (McKee) Wilson, were natives of Ireland, and came to this country while single. They moved to Mercer County about 1840, and settled in what is now Findley Township, where the mother died in 1878, and the father in 1876. They had nine children: David; Hannah, married Alexander Moore; Jane, married William J. Michaels; Sarah A., married John Axe; Margaret, married A. Highbarger; Catharine, married James Lusk; Lizzie; Thomas, married Addle Heasley, and Hugh. The parents were members of the old Springfield United Presbyterian Church. Our subject was educated in the common schools, and began to learn his trade when seventeen years of age. He is the carpenter for the Mercer County Coal Company, and has been since 1878. He was married in 1857 to Mary, a daughter of Thomas Houston. By this union he has seven children: William J., a farmer; Jennie, Sadie, married William McCurdy, of Jackson Township; Mary C., Minnie E., George A. and Thomas, deceased. Mr. Wilson owns two farms of eighty-one and ninety-one acres, which are the result of his own labors. He has been school director of Wolf Creek Township and assistant assessor of Findley Township. He became a member of the old Springfield Church when Rev. Edward Small was the pastor, and his wife belongs to the same. He is a Republican, and has taken a deep interest in every public enterprise.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 972-973

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