Harrison WILSON (deceased), who in his day was a well known citizen of Henderson County, was born in Union County of that state and died near Henderson in 1869. He was a son of Ambrose WILSON, whose father came from Illinois to Kentucky at an early date, and there the family for several generations were tillers of the soil. Harrison WILSON grew to manhood in Union County. In 1859, he married to Miss Phoebe E. TAYLOR, of Henderson, a daughter of Brooking and Ann (GALE) TAYLOR, both of whom were natives of Virginia.
Brooking TAYLOR and his wife came to Kentucky in pioneer times, settling first in Franklin County and in 1848, came to Henderson where they passed the remainder of their lives.
Harrison WILSON was a man who pursued "the even tenor of his way" under all circumstances, doing his duty as he saw it without regard to the consequences. In his political affiliations he was a Democrat of the Jacksonian School, firm in his convictions concerning questions of public policy, and yet of such a temperament that he readily commanded the respect and friendship of his political opponents. he and his wife were both members of the Baptist Church and were consistent practitioners of the tenets of their religious faith in their daily conduct. They had a family of five children: Sophronia is deceased; William A. is a banker at Kansas City, MO.; Sally E.; Mary G.; and Phoebe T. still live at home. The daughters were all well educated and Mary has taught school. The three sisters have a cozy home in the city of Henderson where they live in the enjoyment of each other's companionship and the respect and friendship of their neighbors and acquaintances.
Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley, Federal Publishing Company, 1905
HARRISON WILSON REFERENCES
MARRIAGES OF HENDERSON COUNTY, 1806 - 1858
Harrison Wilson married Phebe E. Taylor, 6 Nov 1844, Book 001, Page 084
Phebe E. Wilson, 14 May 1901, Fernwood, Age unknown, 445, 8
1850 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
Hudson Wilson 30, Phoebe wife 20