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.
List of persons buried in the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Information includes date of death and known age at death if provided on headstone.
For twenty-one years W. M. Tate has been engaged in farming in Nowata county, residing all of this time on his present farm of one hundred and forty acres, four and one-half miles southeast of Nowata. He was born in western Kansas on the 4th of December, 1873, a son of P. A. and Margaret (Barnes) Tate, the former a native of Kentucky and the latter of Indiana. They moved from Iowa to Kansas one year before W. M. was born and located in Lincoln county, where they lived two years. At the termination of that time they went to
Sergt., Ord. Det., 115th M. G., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 115th Regt.; of Haywood County; son of J. E. and Mrs. Elizabeth Tate. Volunteered June 22, 1917, at Canton, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Voormizelle, Mt. Kemmel, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Hindenburg Line, Premont, Vaux-Andigny. Returned to USA March 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 2, 1919.
W. F. TATE, of the firm of Norris & Tate, dry goods, notions, etc., was born December 8, 1823, in Todd County, Ky. He is a son of Francis and Martha (McGehee) Tate, both natives of Louisa County, Va. The father was born in 1795, and died in August, 1842. The mother was born in 1797, and died January, 1878. They came to what is now Todd County in 1819, and engaged in farming. Our subject was raised on the farm, where he remained until the fall of 1860, when he moved to Robertson County, Tenn., and there engaged seventeen