James Charles Wilson
James Charles Wilson (24 August 1816–7 February 1861) was an early settler of Texas and later a state legislator.
He lived in Brazoria, Texas where he became district clerk before representing Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, and Wharton counties in the House of Representatives of the Third and Fourth Legislatures from 1848 to 1853. In 1856 he became commissioner of the Court of Claims.
In addition to his legal career, Wilson also served as a Methodist minister.
He died in Gonzales on 7 February 1861. Wilson was originally buried in Askey Cemetery near Gonzales but later was moved to the Texas State Cemetery in Austin (http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp).
Wilson County, Texas is named in his honor.
- James Charles Wilson from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Read James C. Wilson's entry in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
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