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JOSEPH H. WILSON


Photo credit:

Bausman, Rev. Joseph H.  History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania and Its Centennial Celebration.  Vol. I.  New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1904.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1859 Republican
1860 Republican
1861 Republican
 Counties   Beaver, Lawrence

Biography

05/16/1820 - 05/30/1862

WILSON, Joseph Hemphill, a Representative from Beaver and Lawrence Counties; born, May 16, 1820 in North Sewickley Township (now Franklin Township), Beaver County, Pa.; graduated, Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1848; colonel, 101st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1862, Civil War); farmer; lawyer (1850-1862); elected, District Attorney, Beaver County (1853-1856); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1859, 1860, and 1861 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1862 term; died while serving as a Volunteer, May 30, 1862 near Richmond, James City County, Virginia; interred, English Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania.