Genealogy of President Woodrow Wilson

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  • ID: I00001
  • Name: Thomas Woodrow Wilson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 DEC 1856 in Staunton, Augusta Co, Virginia
  • Baptism: APR 1857 Baptized by Rev. J.H. Smith of Charlottesville, Va.
  • Burial: National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
  • Title: President
  • Death: 03 FEB 1924 in Washington, D.C.
  • Note:
    July 5, 1873: Thomas W. Wilson was admitted to the membership of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Dismissed to Wilmington, North Carolina on July 5, 1874.

    A History of Rome and Floyd County: Anecdotes and Reminiscences, p. 290-91.
    "... Woodrow Wilson was born Dec. 28, 1856, at Staunton, Va., hence was 26 years old in 1882, when Judge George Hillyer, of Atlanta, and others signed his license to practice his profession in that city, shortly before he paid a visit to Rome. Judge Hillyer is authority for the statement that Mr. Wilson first practiced a short time in the Central building, southwest corner of E. Alabama and S. Pryor Streets, and then on Marietta Street near the southeast corner of N. Forsyth, where the Ivan Allen-Marshall Co. office supply store is now located, and in the second story. At this latter place he was in partnership with Edward J. Renick, later assistant secretary of state in President Cleveland's second administration, and still later special legal representative of the banking concern of Coudert Brothers. He had graduated at princeton University in 1879 and in law at the University of Virginia in 1880, and after the usual prelimineries of private study a committee examined him two hours in the Fulton County Superior Court and decided he was well qualified. Attorney Gadsden, of South Carolina, was chairman of the bar committee, and Judge Hillyer was a member of it. ..."

    1900 U.S. Census, Mercer County, New Jersey, Princeton township, Princeton borough, Ward 1, 2 June 1900, p. 183B, ED 53, Sheet 3, line 88, 50 Library Place, #63-69:
    Wilson, WoodrowHeadW M Dec 1856 43 M-15VA OH ENGProfessor of Jurisprudence O-M-H
    Ellen L.wifeW F May 1860 40 M-15 3-3GA GA GA
    MargaretdauW F Apr. 1886 15 SGA VA GAat school
    Jessica W.dauW F Aug. 1887 12 SGA VA GA at school
    Eleanor R.dauW F Oct. 1889 10 SCT VA GAat school
    Howe, Ann W.sisterW F Sept. 1853 46 Wd 4-3VA OH ENG
    AnnenieceW F Mar. 1891 9 SSC SC VAat school
    GeorgenephewW M Oct. 1876 23 SSC SC VATeacher
    Bohm, ClaraservantW F Feb. 1848 52 SPrussia P PGoverness immigrated 1898
    McLaughlin, AnneservantW F Mar. 1874 26 SNJ IRE IREservant
    Foley, MargaretservantW F Sept. 1860 39 SNJ IRE IREservant

    1910 U.S. Census, Mercer County, New Jersey, Princeton borough, Ward 1, 22 Apr. 1910, p. 19, ED 41, Sheet 11A, line 36, Prospect, [no house or family number given]
    Wilson, WoodrowHeadM W 53 M1-25VA OH ENGPresident-University R-H
    Ellen A.wifeF W 49 M1-25GA GA GA 3-3none
    Margaret W.dauF W 24 SGA VA GAnone
    Jessie W.dauF W 22 SGA VA GAnone
    Eleanor R.dauF W 20 SCT VA GAnone
    Axson, Margaret R.sister-in-law F W 28 SGA GA GAnone
    Fletcher, Lloyd R.servantM B 37 SVA VA VAbutler-house
    Shultz, KatherineservantF W 23 SHungary-H-Hmaidimmigrated 1907
    Veransy, MaryservantF W 23 SIRE IRE IREwaitress-house immigrated 1904

    1920 U.S. Census, District of Columbia, Washington city, Ward 7, 15 Jan 1920, ED 51, Sheet 7A, p. 168, line 12, Pennsylvania Avenue NW, White House, #79-129:
    Wilson, WoodrowHead-RM W 63 MVA OH ENGPresident-United States
    Edith B.wifeF W 47 MVA VA VAnone
    Margaret W.dauF W 38 SGA VA GAnone
    Wynne, CatherineservantF W 48 S 1905-alIRE IRE IREmaid
    Nelson, Jennie O.servantF W 46 S 1904-alNOR NOR NORcook
    Deane?, MarieservantF W 29 S 1904-alENG IRE ENGcook
    Larsen, SigridservantF W 34 S 1901-nat-1914 SWE SWE SWE cook
    Caez?, JosephineservantF W 25 S 1911-al___ ITL ITLmaid
    Jaffary, ElizabethservantF W 47 WdUS ENG ENGhousekeeper

    Father: Joseph Ruggles Wilson b: 28 FEB 1822 in Steubenville, Jefferson Co, Ohio
    Mother: Janet E. Woodrow b: 20 DEC 1826 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co, England

    Marriage 1 Ellen Louise Axson b: 15 MAY 1860 in Savannah, Chatham Co, Georgia
    • Married: 24 JUN 1885 in Savannah, Chatham Co, Georgia
    • Event: Unknown-Ending 1885 in Married in the Manse of the Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Ga.
    • Note:
      Chatham County, Georgia Marriage Book E., page 422:
      State of Georgia, Chatham County. Marriage License by Hon. Hampton L. Ferrill, Ordinary of the County of Chatham and State aforesaid.
      To any Minister of the Gospel, Jewish Minister, Judge, or Justice of the Peace of said State: You are hereby authorized to join in the Holy State of Matrimony Mr. Woodrow Wilson of Bryan Maur, Penn. and Miss Ellen L. Axson of Savannah, Ga. According to the Constitution and Laws of the State, for which this shall be your LICENSE. Given under my Hand and Seal of Office this Twenty-Fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five. Philip M. Russell, Jr., Clerk Court of Ordinary, Chatham County.
      This Certifies, That Mr. Woodrow Wilson and Miss Ellen L. Axson were duly Joined in Marriage on the Twenty-fourth day of June A. D. 1885. By me, Rev. I. S. K. Axson.

      Marriage Notice: Savannah Morning News, June 25, 1885
      Miss Ellie Lou Axson, daughter of the late Rev. Edward Axson, of this city, and Mr. Wilson, son of the Rev. J. R. Wilson, of Wilmington, N.C., were married last evening at the residence of the Rev. I. S. K. Axson, pastor of the Independent Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was performed by the bridegroom's father and the bride's grandfather. The nuptials were celebrated quietly, only the immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties being present.

      MARRIAGE NOTICE: Brent H. Holcomb, Marriage and Death Notices From The Southern Presbyterian, Volume III: 1880-1891 (Columbia, S.C.: SCMAR, 2011), p. 185:
      Issue of July 9, 1885:
      Married, in Savannah, Georgia, June 24th, 1885, by the Rev. Dr. I. S. K. Axson, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Joseph R. Wilson, Miss Ellie L. Axson to Mr. Woodrow Wilson. No cards. [This Woodrow Wilson was the future President of the United States.]
    1. Has Children Eleanor Randolph Wilson b: 16 OCT 1889 in Middletown, Middlesex Co, Connecticut
    2. Has No Children Margaret Woodrow Wilson b: 16 APR 1886 in Gainesville, Hall Co, Georgia
    3. Has Children Jessie Woodrow Wilson b: 28 AUG 1887 in Gainesville, Hall Co, Georgia

    Marriage 2 Edith Bolling b: 15 OCT 1872 in Wytheville, Wythe Co, Virginia
    • Married: 18 DEC 1915 in Washington, D.C.
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