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Wilmot Wilson

Birthplace: Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Wilson and Jane Wilson
Husband of Louisa Dodge and Hannah C. Woodward
Father of Henry Martin Wilson; Emily Jane Wilson; Almatia Jones and Elba Payson Wilson
Brother of Mary Ann Pierce (Wilson); Samuel Wilson; David Wilson; Reuben Wilson; Margaret Stanton (Wilson) and 1 other

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: David Leeman Wilson
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About Wilmot Wilson

Wilmot Wilson

Born: February 1, 1820, Edgecomb, Lincoln Co., Maine

Died: January 21, 1886

Occupation: Farmer

Father: Moses Wilson b, circa 1771, Boston, Massachusetts; d. March 7, 1842, Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine

Mother: Jane Somes b. July 10, 1785 in Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine; d. Nov. 22, 1887 in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine

Married (1) 31-Oct-1844, in Edgecomb, Lincoln Co., ME. Married by Rev. Elias Wells

Spouse: Louisa Dodge , b. Jan 4, 1811, Edgecomb, Lincoln Co., ME; d. Mar 14, 1859, Edgecomb, Lincoln Co., ME

Note: Wilmot Wilson and his wife Louisa Dodge were second cousins. Wilmot's maternal grandfather David Somes and Louisa's paternal grandmother Sarah Dodge (Somes) were siblings.


  • Emily J. Wilson, b. circa 1846, Maine
  • Henry Wilson, b. circa Sept 1845, Maine; d. Apr. 27, 1847, 1y. 8m.
  • Almatia Wilson, b. circa 1848, Maine
  • Elba P. Wilson, (male) b. circa 1851, Maine

Married (2): 28 Sep 1859, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine

Spouse: Hannah C. Woodard, b. circa 1812; d. Sep. 8, 1880

June 1850 US Census for Edgecomb, Maine lists: Jane Wilson, 64; Reuben Wilson, 40, occupation: Farmer; Louisa D. Wilson, 39; Wilmot Wilson, 29, occupation: Farmer; Emily Wilson, 32?; Almatia C. Wilson, 2. All residents born in Maine

June 1860 US Census for Edgecomb, Maine lists: Wilmot Wilson, 40, occupation: Farmer; Hannah Wilson, 47; Emily Wilson, 14; Almatia Wilson, 11; Elba Wilson, 7. All residents born in Maine

Aug 6, 1862, Portland, Maine, enlisted into Military Service, mustered in Portland, Aug 29 1862, G Co., 20th Inf., duration 3 years: Wilson, Wilmot, Rank: Private, age 42, 5 ft, 8", light complexion, Hazel eyes, Light Hair, married, born Edgecomb, residence Edgecomb, occupation: Farmer, discharged for dis Mar 4, 1863

Sept 7, 1864, Portland, Maine, Military Service enlistment, Arm of Service: Navy, duration 1 year : Wilson, Wilmot, Rank: Landsman, age 44, 5 ft, 6 1/4", dark complexion, Blue eyes, Light Hair, married, residence Edgecomb, ME, occupation: Farmer, discharged Aug. 29, 1865. served in: Sabine, Ohio, New Hampshire, Home, Gladiolus, and Emma

June 1870 US Census for Edgecomb, Lincoln County Maine lists: Wilmot Wilson, 50, occupation: Farmer; Hannah Wilson, 57, occupation: Keeping House; Emily J. Wilson, 23, occupation: Works in Printing Office; Elba P., (male) 18, occupation: Farm Laborer. all residents born in Maine.

Living next door is his mother and his brothers family : David Wilson, 62, occupation: Farmer; Louisa Wilson, 50, occupation: Keeping House; children: Manford Wilson, 13; Lucy J. Wilson 11; Priscilla Wilson, 10; Quimby Wilson, 6; Jane Wilson, 85. All residents born in Maine.

June 1880 US census for Edgecomb, Lincoln County, ME lists: Wilmot Wilson, 60, b. Maine, father b. Mass, mother b. Maine, occupation: Farmer; wife - Hannah Wilson, 67, b. ME, parents b. ME, occupation: Keeping House; mother - Jane Wilson, 95, father b. MA, mother b. ME; boarder - Willie Nobber, 17, b.Me. parents b. ME, occupation: Laborer

Burial: North Edgecomb Cemetery, Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine


"Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch -

"Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957", index and images, FamilySearch -

"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch -

"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch -

Maine, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861-1865: "Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957," index and images, FamilySearch

VR of Edgecomb and Newcastle In The County of Lincoln, Maine To The Year of 1892 Christine Huston Dodge, Compiler Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, ME 1979 Original at Bowdoin College

Genealogy of the Dodge family, of Essex county, Mass. 1629-1898, by Joseph Thompson Dodge, 1823- Volume: 1 -

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Wilmot Wilson's Timeline

February 1, 1820
Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine, United States
October 31, 1844
Age 24
Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine, United States
August 8, 1845
Age 25
November 20, 1846
Age 26
Maine, United States
Age 27
Maine, United States
October 1852
Age 32
Maine, United States
September 28, 1859
Age 39
Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
August 6, 1862
- March 4, 1863
Age 42

Wilmot Wilson enlisted in the military Aug. 6, 1862, and mustered in on Aug 29 1862. He served as a Private in Co. G, 20th infantry. He left the service March 4, 1863, discharged for dis. Years of service 3? Decsription: Age 42, married, light complexion, hazel eyes, light hair, 5' 8", occupation - farmer.

September 7, 1864
- August 29, 1865
Age 44
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, United States

Wilmot Wilson enlisted in the navy in Portland Maine on Sep 7 1864, rank: Landsman. He served for one year in Sabine, Ohio, New Hampshire, Home, Gladiolus, and Emma. He was discharge Aug 29, 1865. Description: age 44, 5' 6 1/4", dark complexion, married, occupation: farmer.

January 21, 1886
Age 65