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Lester Sebastian Willson, American soldier. Member Territorial Legislature, 1868-1869.

Background

Willson, Lester Sebastian was born on June 16, 1839 in Canton, New York, United States. Son of Ambrose and Julia A. (Hill) Willson.

Education

Academic education.

Career

Sergt. 60th New York Infantry, September 9, 1861. Second lieutenant, August 6, 1862. First lieutenant adjunct, October 8, 1862.

Captain, September 28, 1864. Lieutenant colonel, April 4, 1865. Colonel, May 17, 1865.

Bvtd. colonel and brigadier general vols., March 13, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services in campaign resulting in the fall of Atlanta, Georgia.”. Honorary mustered out, July 17, 1865. Assistant quartermaster general State of New York, 1865-1867.

Located in Montana, 1867, engaged in overland freighting, banking, mercantile pursuits.

Membership

Member Territorial Legislature, 1868-1869.

Connections

Married Emma D. Weeks, March 2, 1869.

father:
Ambrose Willson

mother:
Julia A. (Hill) Willson

spouse:
Emma D. Weeks