Thomas J. Wilson

Terms Served

  • 1865 to 1866
  • 1886 to 1887

Personal Life

Judge Thomas Wilson owned the only house when the limits of the new town of Winston were laid out. He had bought the land from the Moravians in 1847 because he wanted to live in the country. Prior to the Civil War, he was County Solicitor of Stokes and Davidson Counties. Wilson was Forsyth County’s first attorney.

Other Affiliations

Between his terms as Mayor he, was elected judge and was a State Senator 1876 to 1877. He also served as financial agent for the county and was the founder of First Presbyterian Church which was organized at his home.

Thomas J. Wilson