Mary Elizabeth Wilson (Hunter) (1803 - 1878) MP

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Nicknames: "Eliza"
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pa.
Death: Died in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
Occupation: Housewife
Managed by: Richard Aaron Wilson
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About Mary Elizabeth Wilson (Hunter)

1803 - Year of birth - Thomas Jefferson President of the United States, United States makes Lousiana Purchace and Louis and Clark Expedition begins. First steam locomotive built in England by Richard Trevithick. Napoleonic Wars begin. British gains control of India.

      With the death of Guy Carlton, Mary Elizabeth Wilson was left with the responsibility of caring for her five small children and getting this small family accross the plains to the Great Salt Lake Valley.  Sometime after 1847, Mary Elizabeth met George Deliverance Wilson, her husband's cousin.  George Deliverance had recently completed his trek with the Mormon Battalion and was returning to Council Bluffs after a short stay in the Salt Lake Valley.  George Deliverance agreed to a civil marriage in order to help her complete the journey.  There is no date recorded, but according to their agreement, the marriage was annulled after their arrival in Utah.  Appearently came to Utah with the Uriah Curtis Company in 1852.
  Reported to have said " Take heart my dear, you still have much to learn about sacrifice and hardship.  Just remember you are a Wilson!"

Oldest son Lycurgus lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah. She spent much of her final years in Payson and Fairview to be near her oldest children. She was buried in the Fairview Cemetary.

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Mary Elizabeth Wilson's Timeline

1803
September 26, 1803
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pa.
1827
February 27, 1827
Age 23
Milton, Chittendon, Vermont, United States
1828
February 27, 1828
Age 24
1831
February 26, 1831
Age 27
Green Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States
1832
March 25, 1832
Age 28
Green Top, Richland, Ohio, United States
1833
January 9, 1833
Age 29
Green Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States
1836
February 16, 1836
Age 32
Green Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States
May 23, 1836
Age 32
1838
May 19, 1838
Age 34
Green Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States
1841
March 19, 1841
Age 37
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States