JANE WILSON

Jane Wilson gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. March 19, 1840
D. November 3, 1891
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NOTE: Unable to determine the relationship of Jane Wilson.

  • According to the 1850 U.S. Census, there is a Jane Wilson, age 12, daughter of William and Abigail Wilson in Avon Township (most likely not the same person);
  • According to the 1860 U.S. Census, there is a Jane Wilson, age 38 in Avon Township with a Fox Lake post office (most likely not the same person);
  • According to the 1870 U.S. Census, there is a Jane Wilson, age 55 in Avon Township with a Hainesville post office, living with Christopher Wilson (most likely not the same person);
  • Buried next to Jane Wilson in the Fort Hill Cemetery is one gravestone inscribed: Christopher Wilson (1818-1888), Mathew Wilson (1853-1860) and James Wilson (1855-1860)
  • Additional Information:

According to the 1880 Supplemental Schedules, Nos. 1 to 7, for the Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes in the Libertyville Almshouse, Lake County, IL: Name: Jane Wilson; Residence: Town of Avon, Lake County, IL; is this person a pay-patient?: No; Form of Diseas: Parcial insanity; Duration of present attack: 3 years; Total number of attacks: 1; Does person need to be locked up or restrained: No; Require  to be restrained? No; Inmate of any hospital or asylum: No (The Libertyville Almshouse was better known as the Lake County Poor Farm located on the corner of Winchester and Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville)

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for Libertyville, Lake County, IL: Jane Wilson, age 40, boarder, widowed, occupation: pauper, insane, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland