biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
MILTON WILSON, a highly respected farmer of Adams Township, is a native of the Buckeye State, having been born in Licking County, May 21, 1811. He arrived in Iowa, April 17, 1875, and located on his present farm in Adams Township, which consists of 180 acres of land, excellently cultivated and well improved. Mr. Wilson has been twice married; his first wife, Miss Emily S. Ackley, was a native of Licking County, Ohio. They became the parents of four children, of whom Anna and John are deceased; Newton lives in Ohio, and Emily at home: Mrs. Emily S. Wilson departed this life April 15, 1844, and Mr. Wilson espoused as his second wife Miss Sarah Brown, the marriage rite being performed April 2, 1849. Mrs. Sarah Wilson is a native of Ohio, born in 1820. By her marriage with our subject she has become the mother of eight children, as follows: Juliette, the wife of George Forsythe, lives in Ohio; Cary B., in Adams Township, this county; Elizabeth R. is the wife of Gordner Burns, of Nebraska; Amanda J. married John Bloomer, now of Indiana; Mary became the wife of Charles Hull, of Adams Township; Eliza is the wife of Sanford James, of Pleasant Grove Township; Almira, Mrs. Henry Snyder, lives in Adams Township; Zon is at home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and the members of their family belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. In his political relations our subject adheres to the Republican party. The home farm of Mr. Wilson is a fine body of land, which by reason of the excellent care he has given it, and the character of the improvements thereon, would really sell for $50 per acre, and this is but one illustration of the fact that raw prairie, properly handled by a farmer of brains, energy and industry, is an investment as safe and as productive as Government bonds. Mr. Wilson is just that kind of a farmer. and has been reasonably successful in his chosen calling. In the various relations of citizen, friend and neighbor, he stands deservedly high in the confidence and esteem of a large circle of acquaintances and friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy