W. L. Wilson

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William Lenoir Wilson (born October 23, 1822 in Greenville, South Carolina; died August 18, 1899 in Leeds) was a Methodist minister and the presiding judge of the Jefferson County Probate Court at Elyton from 1862 to 1865.

Wilson was the son of Allen and Nancy Cantrell Wilson of South Carolina. He was ordained in 1848 and preached for fifty years in the Methodist church. He also taught at the Elyton School and served as publisher of the Alabama Christian Advocate from 1885 to 1886.

Wilson married Elizabeth Blackburn of Blount County on October 13, 1843 and had twelve children before she died in 1876. In later life he re-married twice, to Palmira Lou Speck and Mary Jane "Mollie" Gamble.

His house at 406 High Street still stood in the 1930s. He later moved to Huffman. He died in Leeds in 1899 and is buried at Huffman Methodist Church cemetery.

Preceded by:
Moses Kelly Jr
Jefferson County Probate Court Judge
18621865
Succeeded by:
John Morrow

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