”Wilson, Samuel, was born 1813, in New York; was the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Wilson, was married in 1838, to Angeline Peaslee, of New York, came to this county in 1838 and located in Madison township; moved to McKean township in 1844; is a blacksmith by trade; carried on business at the cross-roads, two miles south of Fredonia. They have three children—Hannah, born in 1839, married to F. M. Brooks, of this county, in 1836, dead; Hugh, born in 1844, is a blacksmith by trade and worked a number of years with his father, at the corners—was married to Mattie Carrico, 0f this county, is now living in Illinois, and is a farmer; Alice, born in 1846, was married to F. M. Brooks In 1878.
Mrs. Wilson died in 1852, aged thirty-two years. Samuel was married again in 1853, to Nancy Ware, of this county. They are now living two miles south of Fredonia.”
Source: History of Licking County, Ohio, by N.N. Hill Jr., A.A. Graham & Co., Publishers, Newark, Ohio, 1881, page 793