If you are a member of this Wilson family you are related to a signer of the Declaration of Independence, albeit a bit indirectly.
How are we related? It’s a long story:
I’ll begin with Wilson brothers L.A. (1890-1962), Roy (1894-1968) , Frank (1899-1981) and Willie (1902-1948).
Their mother was Leona A. Mitchell Wilson (1868-1930), pictured above.
Leona’s father was Confederate veteran Albert Pierce Mitchell (1844-?) of Attala County, MS.
Pierce’s father was Albert Washington Mitchell (1810-1881), born in Laurens District, SC.
Albert’s father was Nimrod Mitchell Jr. (1779-1837) of the Abbeville District, SC.
Nimrod’s mother was Mary Elizabeth Penn (1746-1818) of Caroline County, VA.
Mary Elizabeth’s father was Joseph Penn (1717-1774). Joseph’s brother Moses Penn (1712-1759) and wife Catherine Taylor Penn were the parents of John Penn (1740-1788), a representative to the Continental Congress for North Carolina.