Lafayette Wilson, farmer, P.O. La Fayette. The subject of this sketch was born December 19, 1839, in Madison County, Ohio. His parents were William D. and Nancy Wilson, early settlers of Madison County. He was reared on a farm, and received the rudiments of an English education in a district school. On May 24, 1871, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah A. Temple, daughter of Thomas and Mary J. Temple, of Madison County, formerly of Guernsey County, Ohio. This union has been blessed with two children — Howard, born February 19, 1873, and Maud L., born June 12, 1878. Shortly after the date of his marriage, Mr. Wilson located in the southern portion of Monroe Township, where he remained until the fall of 1876, when he settled about one and one-half miles north of where he first located. He also, for six months, served in the Eighty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the late war of the rebellion, but did not participate in any active service. He received an honorable discharge at the expiration of his term of enlistment, and returned home. He is the owner of 400 acres of land in a good state of cultivation.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]