Guide to the Wilson Family Land Deeds, 1836-1919

Collection number: MC 328
Size: (1 box) (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the Wilson family

The three generations of Wilson family members came from various towns in western Maine and settled in Berlin, Coos County, N.H. Mentioned in the deeds are the following family members:

  • Wilson, Mary Elizabeth Shaw, 18 December 1814 Gorham ME-4 October 1872 Berlin N.H. [Widow of William A. Wilson (1810-1868), daughter of Enoch Shaw (1779-1868) and Bethiah Freeman (1785-1878)]
  • [Son of William & Mary] Wilson, James B., 1840-? Maine, living in Berlin by 1870, occupation engineer
  • [Son of William & Mary] Wilson, George Shaw, 1846 Maine- ? worked in saw mill
  • [Daughter of William & Mary] Wilson, Julia, 6 January 1849 Greenville – 19 February 1922 Portland ME
  • [Son of William & Mary, husband of Ina] Wilson, William Melville 28 March 1844 Greenville ME-28 May 1891, Berlin NH
  • [Wife of William M.] Wilson, Inez Estelle “Ina” Crockett, 16 September 1853 Norway M.E.-5 January 1933, Berlin, N.H. Daughter of David Bartlett Crockett (1825-1863) and Laura A. Swift (1833-1868).
  • [Daughter of William & Ina] Wilson, Hallie Elizabeth, 23 April 1873 Berlin-2 December 1937 Berlin
  • [Son of William & Ina] Wilson, Channing Weston, 28 December 1874 Coos County – 21 October 1940, Berlin, N.H.

About the Wilson Family Land Deeds, 1836-1919

This collection consists of approximately 20 deeds and descriptions of land sold from, to, and within the Wilson family. Most are dated to the 1850s and 1860s. There is also one patent transfer deed dated 1835.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder Number], Box 1, Wilson Family Land Deeds, 1836-1919, MC 328, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Gift of Linda Bornstein, ca. 2017

Separated Material

MS 289 Beecher and Newell Brotherhood Contract was separated into its own manuscript collection

Collection Arrangement

Alphabetically by town seller lived, then chronologically by year.

Collection Contents

Folder 1Berlin, Coos County, N.H., 1868-1919

Abstract of title (dated 1919) to real estate in Berlin, N.H. owned by the Wilson family of Berlin, 4 April 1868-December 19, 1814. There are 27 transfers, including the following Wilson family members: James B. Wilson, William M. Wilson, Mary E. Wilson, Ina E. Wilson, Julia Wilson, George S. Wilson, Hallie Elizabeth Wilson, and Channing W. Wilson.

Folder 2Berlin, Coos County, NH: 1851-1872

The following land deeds and descriptions of properties:

  • 1851, August 8: William Y. Merrill (Berlin, N.H.) to William A Wilson and Charles W. Gower (Greenville, M.E.)
  • 1852, August 12: William Y. Merrill (Berlin, N.H.) to William A Wilson and Charles W. Gower (Greenville, M.E.)
  • 1852, October 8: Benjamin Thompson (Coos Co., N.H.) to William A Wilson and Charles W. Gower (Greenville, M.E.)
  • 1852, October 13: William Y. Merrill (Berlin, N.H.) to William A Wilson and Charles W. Gower (Greenville, M.E.)
  • 1853, February 1: Thomas Green and Lydia Green (Berlin, N.H.) to William A Wilson and Charles W. Gower (Greenville, M.E.)
  • 1853, February 1: Daniel Green and Polly Green (Berlin, N.H.) to William A Wilson and Charles W. Gower (Greenville, M.E.)
  • 1853, December 1: Daniel Davis (Berlin, N.H.) to William A Wilson (Greenville, M.E., ‘lumberman’)
  • 1853, December 21: Daniel Green (Berlin, N.H.) to Daniel Davis (Berlin, N.H.)
  • 1854, January 28: Thomas B. Little (Danville, M.E.) to William A Wilson and A.S. Vaughn (both Berlin, N.H.)
  • 1858, May: Daniel Green (Berlin, N.H.) to Charles W. Gower (Greenville, M.E.) and William A. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.): Court summons over land dispute, a reaction to Feb. 1 1853 deeds. Delivered by E.L. Colby, Coos County sheriff.
  • 1865, March 29: John R. Horn and Calvin P. Stevens (both Milan, N.H.) to Benjamin Thompson and William A Wilson (both Berlin, N.H.)
  • 1866, June 25: Horance G (or C) Sawyer (Berlin, N.H.) to James B. Wilson (Berlin, N.H., “now in California”)
  • 1868, October 6: J. Woodman Wheeler (Berlin, N.H.) to William M. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.)
  • 1868, April 4: Dexter Wheeler (Berlin, N.H.) to James B. Wilson and William M. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.)
  • 1869, August 4: James B. Wilson and William M. Wilson (brothers, Berlin, N.H.) to Mary E. Wilson (their mother, Berlin, N.H.)
  • 1872, July 13: Mary E. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.) to James B. and William M. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.)
Folder 3Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., 1870

1870, November 3: John Bellows (Exeter, N.H.) to William M. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.) for a tract of land located in Berlin.

Folder 4Northumberland, Coos County, N.H., 1870

1870, June 16: Charles Bellows (Northumberland, N.H.) to Mary E. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.) for a tract of land located in Berlin.

Folder 5Stark, Coos County, N.H., 1867

1867, January 8: Benjamin Thompson (Stark, N.H.) to James B. Wilson and William M. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.) for a tract of land located in Berlin.

Folder 6Bethel, Oxford County, M.E., 1865

1865, May 11: Moses I. Cross (Bethel, M.E.) to James Wilson (Berlin, N.H.) for a tract of land in Berlin.

Folder 7Waterville, Kennebec County, M.E.

1853, November 17: Thomas G. Gower (Greenville, South Carolina) to Dexter Wheeler (Berlin, N.H.) and W.A. Wilson (Berlin, N.H.)

Folder 8Westbrook, Cumberland County, M.E.: Patent transfer, 1836

1835: William I. Horn of Westbrook transferring patent for a threshing machine patented Nov. 5 1834 to Joshua Bean of Cape Elizabeth, M.E.

Folder 9Miscellaneous Papers, Undated

Non-land related papers, include a handwritten story and bank investments.