About Samuel Wilson
SAMUEL WILSON was born 1754 in Letterkenny Township, Cumberland Valley, PA, and died March 04, 1799 in Newville, Pennsylvania. He married JANE MAHON. She was born 1761, and died May 29, 1835 in Newville, Pennsylvania.
Per "Wilson-Baird Family", p. 6: "Samuel became a Presbyterian Minister at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Became pastor of the Big Springs Presbyterian Church at Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and continued the pastorate till his death. He had two children, John and Jane, who married William Sharpe, a doctor.
Per Maxwell History and Genealogy: "Graduated from Princeton in 1782 and afterward became a pastor." Above confirmed in "History of the Early American Presbyterian Church" (U. of Michigan)
Jane Mahon married John Heap four years after her husband, Samuel, died. He was late pastor of the Big Spring Presbyterian Church, Newville. Jane died at age 74 and was buried at Big Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, with the gravestone inscribed "wife of Rev. Samuel Wilson". (From GENEALOGIES OF PENNSYLVANIA FAMILIES I, A-HE, Heap Family of Pennsylvania, p. 783). On page 788, "MARRIED, on Wednesday last, a the seat of Mr. David Mahon, near Shippensburgh, by the Rev. Francis Huron, John Heap Esquire, of Shippensburgh, to Mrs. Jane Wilson, relict of the Rev. Samuel Wilson, deceased, late of New-Ville" Poulson's American Daily Advr., Philadelphia, on Tuesday, 2 August 1883. Burial: Big Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.
Children of SAMUEL WILSON and JANE MAHON are:
- JOHN WILSON, b. Abt. 1771; d. Abt. 1787
- JANE WILSON,; m. WILLIAM SHARP; A physician.