Joseph Ruggles Wilson
|Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Sr.|
|Born||February 28, 1822
|Died||January 21, 1903
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton Theological Seminary
Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr.
Anne E. Wilson Howe
Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Sr. (February 28, 1822 – January 21, 1903) was a prominent Presbyterian theologian and father of President Woodrow Wilson, Nashville Banner editor Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr., and Anne E. Wilson Howe.
Wilson graduated from Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now Washington & Jefferson College) in 1844. He taught belles-lettres at Washington & Jefferson. Wilson was later employed as a Professor at Hampden-Sydney College and left the school just before the birth of his son, Thomas Woodrow Wilson in Staunton, Virginia. There he became the pastor of Staunton’s Presbyterian Church, which he held from 1855-1857. In late 1857 after performing the wedding of his brother-in-law, James Woodrow, he moved his family to Augusta, Georgia, where he continued to practice as a Presbyterian pastor.
When the American Civil War began in 1861, Wilson became a chaplain in the Confederate Army for a short time. After resigning, Wilson cared for wounded Confederate soldiers in battle by transforming his church into a hospital. Due to this, he and his son received the privilege of meeting General Robert E. Lee, a moment that his son would never forget.
He died in 1903.
- Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924), US President
- Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr. (1867 - 1927), an editor of the Nashville Banner
- Anne E. Wilson Howe 
- Dodd, William Edward (1920). Woodrow Wilson and his Work. Doubleday, Page & Company. p. 3.
- "Jefferson College 1802-1865". U. Grant Miller Library Digital Archives. Washington & Jefferson College. Archived from the original on 2009-05-01.
- Montgomery, Erick D. "Woodrow Wilson in Georgia". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- "President Wilson At His Sister .At Close Of Service He Places Flowers...". The Star and Sentinel. September 19, 1916. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
The plot in which the remains were interred is also the resting place of her husband and Joseph Ruggles Wilson and wife, father and mother of the family. ...
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