M, b. 1797, d. 16 September 1867
Per Donna Gohde: someone tore this page out of a book in Ireland and this is a copy of it. Family story is that Hugh and Mary may have brought it with them as proof of their marriage. George Wilson (Lowell OH) was given the original by Molly Wilson Drain. Transcription:
"I do hereby certify that the bearer Hugh Wilson a member of the Congregation of Dromara (Presbyterian Church of Ireland) was married according to the ? of our church to Mary Clockey a regular member of the congregation of Anahill on the 20th day of May in the year of 1818 in presence Andrew Garrett and Andrew Wilson. It is further certified that Mary Wilson alias Clockey has always conducted herself so far as I know in the most harmless and regular manner. Given under my hand this 20th day of May 1818. (Signed) William Wright, minister, Anahilt, County of Down, Ireland." Dromara and Anahilt are about 15 miles apart.
Jr. was born in 1797 at County Down, Ireland. He married Mary Clockey
in 1818 at Anahilt, County Down, Ireland; came to America on their honeymoon; marriage was witnessed by Andrew Garrett (her aunt's husband) and Andrew Wilson, the eldest of sons. They witnessed the marriage of Mary C. because she was only 16 years old.
Hugh was a member of the congregation of Dromara Presbyterian Church of Ireland,Dromore, County Down and Mary was a member of the congregation of Annahilt, County Down, which are about 55 miles apart. Annahilt is a suburb of Belfast, Dromara is about 55 miles south. Hugh Wilson Jr. emigrated on 2 August 1818 from Belfast, County Down, Ireland; sailed from Belfast in Ireland for the United States and landed at Quebec in Canada and came to Black Rock in the State of New York in the United States. Black Rock is now part of New York City. The 1820 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1820 Marietta, Washington County, Ohio; males: 1 16-26 (Hugh 22); females: 1 10-16 (Mary 16); 1 foreigner not naturalized, 1 engaged in agriculture (Hugh.) (an unknown value) between 1828 and 1837 Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio. The 1830 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1830 Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio; 1 male 30-40; 1 male 5-10; 2 males under 5; 1 female 20-30, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 5-10. He immigrated on 17 May 1831 to Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio; made his Declaration of Intent: sailed from Belfast in Ireland for the United States and landed at Quebec in Canada and came to Black Rock in the State of New York in the United States on the 2nd day of August, 1818; is now 34 yrs old. He witnessed the land transaction of Hugh Wilson
on 1 August 1835 at Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio; & wife, Mary (her mark), sold land to Hugh Wilson Jr. & wife; witnessed by James Bell Jr., and John Wilson. Hugh Wilson Jr. was on 20 January 1836 at Salem, Washington County, Ohio. He was gave land to Church of Good Hope; signed by Hugh Wilson and wife Mary Wilson on 2 January 1839 at Washington County, Ohio. The 1840 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1840 Salem, Washington County, Ohio; males 1 40-49: Hugh Jr; 1 15-19 William M. 17; 2 10-14 John 12, ?; 1 5-9 Hugh M 7; 2 under 5 James 4, Ely 1; females 1 30-39 Mary 38; 2 15-19 Rachel 19, ?; 1 5-9 either Cynthia or Margaret (birth dates not known.) He was naturalized on 26 October 1840 at Washington County, Ohio; made Declaration of Intent on May 17, 1839 and by the oath of James Bell. The 1850 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 5 September 1850 Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio; age 52, Mary 48, Hugh 17, James 15, Betsy 13, Ely 11, Amos 8, Benjamin 6. The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 6 August 1860 Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio; age 62, Mary 58, Benjamin 16, Charles Dutton 2. He died on 16 September 1867.