George Wilson Pilcher

1851 - before 1900


George Wilson Pilcher was born in Sumter County, Georgia in 1851. His father was Wilson Pilcher and his mother was Mary, possibly, Miller. When George was a small boy, the family moved to Henry County, Alabama, and later Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Wilson Pilcher died in 1856, and George's mother had also died by the time the 1860 census was taken. George Wilson, his brother John R. and his sister Rebecca were living in the household of their uncle, John Bernard Pilcher in Pine Woods, Catahoula Parish at that time.

The John B. Pilcher family moved to Texas. John R. later moved to Sabine Parish on the banks of the Sabine River and became known as John "Red River" Pilcher. Rebecca (Becky) married a Mr. Sills of Grant Parish and stayed in Louisiana.

George Wilson apparently went to Texas, as he is counted in Shelby County in the 1870 census. He returned to central Louisiana and married Mary Eliza Roberts in Winn Parish in 1875. Four daughters were born to the couple: Rebecca, Mary Ann, Susannah, and Dottie Jane.

George is counted in 1880 in Winn Parish with his wife and family. On March 6, 1885, a notice appeared in the Winn field newspaper of a land auction. The parish was sellling the land of people who who were arrears on their taxes. Among the many others listed was this entry:

It appears that both brothers together lost 90 acres of land for less than $4.00 unpaid taxes.

At some point after this, George and Mary Pilcher separated. George went to Sabine Parish and lived there with his brother, John R. He died there sometime before 1900 and is buried in an unmarked grave near the bank of Toledo Bend Reservoir in the John Pilcher cemetery.

George Wilson Pilcher and Mary Eliza Roberts Family Group Sheet

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