He married Lucretia W. (?)
. CENSUS: Listed with mother in the 1860 census. David
was born at South Carolina
circa 1836. He was the son of Maxwell Wilson
and Martha Moffatt
. David was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Paxton, Ford Co., Illinois
. 1880 Illinois, Ford Co., City of Paxton, taken 22 June 1880, lists the following family at dwelling # 421, family # 438: David M. Wilson, white, male, age 45, married, farmer, born in South Carolina; Lucretia Wilson, white, female, age 46, wife, married, keeping house, born in Indiana; Elizabeth S. Maxwell, white, female, age 42, single, school teacher, born in New York, parents born in New York.. David died on 8 April 1884. His body was interred in April 1884 at Paxton, Ford Co., Illinois
, at Glen Cemetery.