Church. Presbyterian Church in the United States. Joseph Ruggles Wilson Sr. (February 28, 1822 – January 21, 1903)  was a prominent Presbyterian theologian and father of President Woodrow Wilson, Nashville Banner editor Joseph Ruggles Wilson Jr., and Anne E. Wilson Howe. 
When Joseph Ruggles Wilson was born on 28 February 1822, in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, his father, James Wilson Jr., was 35 and his mother, Ann A. Adams, was 30. He married Janet E. Woodrow on 7 June 1849, in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.
- Janet E. Woodrow
27/05/2015 · Life of Joseph Ruggles Wilson. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, the father of the 28th President was born in Steubenville, Ohio and it was here that he met his future wife, Janet Jesse Woodrow, in 1846. Janet was a student at the Steubenville Female Seminary and was participating in a parade that passed the Wilson home on North Sixth Street.
13/10/2018 · Joseph Ruggles was born the youngest son of James and Anne (Adams) Wilson, on February 28, 1822, in Steubenville, just across the Ohio River from Pennsylvania. His father’s career included the newspaper business, service in the Ohio legislature, and the judicial bench.
07/11/2022 · Joseph Ruggles was born the youngest son of James and Anne (Adams) Wilson, February 28, 1822, in Steubenville just west across the Ohio River from Pennsylvania. His father worked in the newspaper business, the Ohio legislature, and the judicial system as a judge.
With his wife, Joseph Ruggles Wilson began his long ministry in the church. Initially it was an uncertain and itinerant life. He served the Chartiers church for only two years, 1849-1851, and supplemented his small salary as Professor Extraordinary of Rhetoric at Jefferson College, which involved tutoring students at their own expense.
Rev Joseph Ruggles Wilson Sr. Birth. 28 Feb 1822. Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. Death. 21 Jan 1903 (aged 80) Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA. Burial. First Presbyterian Churchyard.