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John Wilson, Sr., of Woburn

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: of, England
Death: July 2, 1687 (56-62)
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Hannah Fuller
Father of John Wilson, Jr.; Sarah Snow; Dorcas Cleveland; Samuel Wilson, Sr.; Francis Wilson and 5 others

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About John Wilson, Sr., of Woburn

Not the same as Rev. John Wilson



John Wilson was born about 1626 and died 2 July 1687 at Woburn, Massachusetts

He married before 1651, Hannah James?, born say 1630 and died about 1698 at Woburn, Massachusetts. She married secondly, Thomas Fuller of Salem, Massachusetts

John and Hannah had ten children:

  • John,
  • Sarah,
  • Dorcas,
  • Samuel,
  • Francis,
  • James,
  • Abigail,
  • Elizabeth,
  • Benjamin, and
  • Hannah.



John Wilson was born about 1625 in England. He married Hannah James about 1651 in England. John, Hannah and son John, Jr immigrated to America about 1652. In January, 1657, daughter Dorcas was born in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. John owned 2 acres of land in Salem, purchased about 1653, which he sold to Thomas Root for 18 pounds, in about 1657. In December, 1658, son Samuel was born in Woburn, Massachusetts. John bought 5 acres on land in Woburn in 1661. John died 2 July, 1687 in Woburn. His probate was filed on 3 August, 1687, with Hannah as his administrix, and naming sons John Jr., and Francis.

disputed ancestry

  • Seen as son of William Wilson & Patience but this seems impossible based on dates
  • from Martin Halleck "The notion that John was the son of a Roger Wilson is a fabrication"
  • no known relationship with the Wilson / Mansfield family


  • The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families by H.G. and E.J. Cleveland (3 vols., 1899).
  • Wilsons of New England . . . Volume J: Descendants of John Wilson of Woburn, Massachusetts by Ken Stevens (1991).
  • The Ancestry of Joseph Fletcher Parker 1880-1962 of Duluth, Minnesota by Marian Parker Congdon (Boston: NEHGS 2006).
  • "Descendants of John Wilson of Woburn, Massachusetts"; by Ken Stevens, pub, 1991 link
  • The Snow-Estes Ancestry, Format: 2 vols. Abbreviation: Snow-Estes Anc. Author: Snow, Nora E. Publication: the author, Hillburn, N.Y., 1939


  • Birth date between 1625 and 1631
  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey page 825 John Wlson ( - 1687) & Hannah [James] (ae 58 in 1687); M 2 Thomas Fuller; c 1650 in England ; Woburn
  • page 171 of The Genealogical Bulletin, Volume 1. 8. Samuel Snow (Richard1) of Woburn, married first, about 1670, Sarah. She was a daughter of John' and Hannah (James ?) Wilson of Woburn. (See Deed in Woburn Public Library.)
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John Wilson, Sr., of Woburn's Timeline

January 10, 1625
February 9, 1639
Age 14
Boston, Suffolk, Mass
February 9, 1639
Age 14
Boston, Suffolk, Mass
February 9, 1639
Age 14
Boston, Suffolk, Mass
Age 26
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 27
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
January 29, 1657
Age 32
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 29, 1658
Age 33
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 35