Keeper Bio: Wilson, Noah


Date of Service: 1869 – 1873

1803:  Noah Wilson is born in Maryland.

1869-1873:  Noah Wilson is appointed Principal Keeper of Piney Point Lighthouse, MD. His annual salary is $520.

1869:  Noah Wilson, age 58, Principal Keeper of Piney Point married Elizabeth Dodge, widow/farmer, age 42, on 30 October 1869 at Piney Point by Rev. Smith.

1870:  In the U.S. Census, Noah Wilson and his family reside in the 2nd Election District of St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Noah is listed as a 67-year-old lighthouse keeper. Residing with him is his wife Elizabeth age 43, son Bear (Assistant Keeper) age 19, and daughter Hellen aged 16. He had a real estate value of $10,000 and a personal value of $300.00.

1873:  Noah Wilson dies on duty on July 7, 1873. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington D.C. His wife Elizabeth assumes his duties as Keeper at Piney Point Lighthouse.

Sources –April Havens, Piney Point Museum, Official Register of the U.S, Source: Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970 database, Family Search






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