Our Wilson Family Tree

(Back 10 generations to Northern Ireland)

Family mottos: “I will, who will not”
“Avuimque volatus” (“And a flight of birds”)
“Fortiter et fideliter” (“Boldly and faithfully”)
“Non nobis solum” (“Not for us for oneself”)
“Res non verba” (“Facts not words”)
“Semper vigilans” (“Always watchful”)
“Sequitur patrem non passibus aequis” (“He follows his father with unequal steps”)
“Vincit qui se vincit” (“He conquers who conquers himself”)
“Virtute et labore” (“By valor and exertion”)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals; spousal surname for associated tree)

James Wilson, Sr.* (1704-1776 )
Jean/Jane ____ (1721-1798)
James Wilson, Jr.* (1747-1779)
Esther? “Hettie” Jack# (1753-1840)
Jane/Jean Wilson (1777-1865)
John Hill (1765-1849)
William Hill (1799-1875)
Sarah Barber (1797-1873)
John Dixon Hill (1824- )
Margaret Sarah Marshall (1831- )
Joseph Marshall Hill (1858-1939)
Alice Virginia Moon (1865-1847)
Bessie Reed Hill (1887-1974)
Wesley Herron Pearce (1876-1955)
Ralph Hill Pearce (1917-2002)
Ruth Elizabeth Gray (1917-2005)
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

* Research is ongoing to determine if there are connections among the Wilsons who married into other parts of the family, considering the proximity of dates; we know that
James Wilson, Jr. (Pearces 1747-1779) married
Hettie Jack (1753-1840)(we’re also looking for a Jack-Pearce connection) and their daughter
Jane/Jean Wilson (1777-1865) married our
John Hill (Pearces 1765-1849);
“Mrs.” Sarah Wilson (17? -1839) married
Henry Moon (Pearces 17? -1825); and
Elizabeth Wilson ( )
John Anderson (Grays 1731-1814)


Sir John Bernard Burke. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. London: Habeison & Sons, 1884

“Wilson.” 16 June 2011.

“A Wilson Family.” 28 Dec. 2011. http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.pennsylvania.counties.adams/3192/mb.ashx

Internet source. Early cemetery records. “Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church, Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA”

Various Public Member Family Trees & other documents.

Last revised: 12/30/16

2 Responses to Our Wilson Family Tree

  1. Pieter says:

    I am Pieter Wilson from South Africa. My great grandfather John [Johnathan} Wilson was born 3/12/1831 and as far as i know he came from Liverpool in 1848 to South Africa with a ship The Maid of Thames
    I am looking for info of his parents and brothers and sisters, i also believe he could actually be from Ireland
    Any info will be welcome

    • admin says:

      Happy New Year, Pieter:
      I’m fairly certain that our several Wilson families came from Northern Ireland, based on where they settled and whom they married, but it is a common name so anything goes. I haven’t done a lot of research yet as the surname falls deep in my roots. I’ll certainly post your letter and see if we can get you some results. Thanks for your interest.

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