The Wilson Family, Somerset and Barter Hill Branch

In the preparation of “The Wilson family, Somerset and Barter Hill branch” I have discovered two lists of the names of the sons and daughters of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia, in addition to the list found in my father’s notes. None of these was arranged in the same chronological order. It was my good fortune in 1915 to find the Bible, claimed to be the Bible of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia. At that time this was in the hands of Miss Clementine Reid Wilson, Col. Ben’s great-granddaughter, and it was my privilege to copy, with the aid of a reading glass, for the ink was badly faded, the names of their children from that Bible in the same chronological order in which they were recorded. This chronological order, and military records found, support each other. I therefore believe that this sketch contains the most accurate chronological list of Col. Ben’s and Ann Seay Wilson’s children to be found outside of his Bible.

William H. Potts

2nd Lt., Veterinary Reserve Corps; of Wayne County; son of Wm. and Mrs. Willie Potts. Entered service May 27, 1917, at Mt. Olive, N.C. Sent to Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., then to Douglas, Ariz., from there to Camp Globe, Ariz. Sailed for Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1917. Was veterinarian with 17th Cavalry in Honolulu. Returned to …

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