Wilson Family of Giles TN

Wilson Family of Giles TN

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Alfred Wilson filed a claim with the Southern Claims Commission. He claimed Union sympathies yet son Boon declared Confederate sympathies and apparently a namesake son, Alfred, served in the Confederate army ...

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Alfred Wilson Claim - Southern Claim Commission

  • Giles County, Tennessee

Alfred Wilson filed a claim with the Southern Claim Commission in 1872 that was ultimately denied. The file contains a list of his losses, his answers to questions, answers provided by his son, Boon, a neighbor and others as well as the examiners basis for rejecting the claim.  It is interesting that the sons considered themselves "Confederates" while stating that the father was known for "Union" sympathies.

An interesting look into this family shortly after the Civil War.

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Created:
1/31/2007
Modified:
2/5/2007
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