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    1. Re: [SC-Gen] John WILSON SC Loyalist 1755-1825
    2. Greetings from South Carolina, USA. I find a reference to a John WILSON who might be the correct one in "Early Pee Dee Settlers" by John M. Gregg, Heritage Books, 1993. Here is all of the information contained in the book on him: p. 566 " Wilson, John Date in Pee Dee: 1780 Last Date 1782 Location: Georgetown Source(s): Lambert, Rogers. Notes: a Tory, fled to Florida, then England." The Lambert reference is to "South Carolina Loyalists in the American Revolution," by R. S. Lambert, University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, 1987. The Rogers reference is to "The History of Georgetown County, SC," by G. C. Rogers, Jr., University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, 1970. "Early Pee Dee Settlers" is not a primary source. It is a compilation of names (along with dates, locations and/or other vicarious information) found in other sources. It is very helpful for pointing people in the right direction but there is no narrative or detailed biographical information. Each person is listed with minimal information as the above listing for John Wilson. Wishing you good luck in your search- URQ In a message dated 2/13/2013 4:53:07 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [email protected] writes: through what I do know about him below. I am anxious to find out more about his early life in SC and who he was and came from. I know WILSON is a popular name and there are a number of possibilities for families he could be connected to. Unfortunately as I live in sunny England I have no access to records that might enlighten the matter – and to be fair I wouldn’t even know where to start. I do know that a lot of Colonial records were lost in the Civil War and am therefore aware that I might never know the answer as to his origins. Birth - Some later secondary sources claim he was born in 1755 and that he was from Georgetown, SC

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