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Norval Cornelius Wilson

Norval C. Wilson was born in Lewisburg, Greenbriar County, Va., October 2, 1637; moved to Texas with his parents, Hugh and Adeline P. Wilson, in 1846, and settled in Colorado County: entered the Virginia Military Institute, at Lexington, Va., in 1854, and graduated from that institution in 1856; served in the Confederate army as Lieutenant in Brown's Regiment of Texas Cavalry during the war between the States, and returned to Texas after the surrender; engaged in farming at the old farm-place in Colorado County and now owns a fine farm consisting of three hundred and fifty acres of bottom land and one hundred acres of upland. Mr. Wilson's father died in June, 1857, and his mother in June, 1885. September 25, 1865, Mr. Wilson was united in marriage to Miss Mollie E. Sanford, daughter of Maj. John A. Sanford, of Tyler, Texas. Three children have been born to them: Della, wife of B. F. Moore, of Glidden, Texas; Bessie, wife of W. J. Wright, of Colorado County, Texas, and Hugh, who lives at home with his parents. Mr. Wilson is an enterprising and public-spirited citizen of Colorado County and few men in that section have so large a number of warm friends and admirers.

From the files of James and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins

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