Isaac Wilson photo #1
The first Isaac Wilson photo was made of him when he was probably about 20 years old. Most likely the original photo is in the possession of Frances Rector of Kensington, Maryland. Her grandfather, the Reverend Will Wilson, was an avid genealogist and had copies made of this photo for his nieces and nephews. Isaac Wilson was married to Caroline Nancy Greer (1828-1911) the daughter of Jesse Greer, Jr. and Frances (Franky) Brown. He was born in 1822 and was killed in 1864 while home on furlough.
Isaac Wilson photo #2
This photo of Isaac Wilson was probably made not too long before his death. It was originally believed that this was Albert Wilson, but various sources prove it is not. A member of the Donnelly family has an enlargement of this photo along with one of Caroline Greer Wilson. Clinton Getzinger has an original of this photo in his possession.
Isaac Wilson's son, Rev. William A. Wilson, wrote of his early childhood memories of the murder of Isaac and the ensuing events. Very interesting reading. Part of it can be read on the photo page of Frances/Franky Brown Greer.
Lt. Isaac Wilson was in Company E, 37th Regiment NC Troopers. It is believed that when he was bushwhacked in 1864 he served in another company. His death was a case of mistaken identity as his cousin/brother-in-law was "Big Ike" Wilson.
Caroline and Isaac Wilson were married 25 March 1849 in Ashe Co., North Carolina and they had the following children: