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Jerome N. Wilson was a professional photographer in Savannah during the late 19th century. He was a native of New York, born in 1827, and arrived in Savannah around 1865. He marries Bridget Vaughan, a native of North Ireland, that same year and fathered eight children with her. Three of his children died during an outbreak of diphtheria in late 1879. The other five lived on until adulthood. Jerome was entangles in several legal matters ranging from law suits to cases of failure to pay debts and taxes. Jerome did have much luck in court room when it came to such cases. He continued to do photography work in Savannah until 1896. In February of the following year, Wilson passed away at his residence of 309 York St from complications of facial cancer.

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Biography of Jerome N. Wilson: Photographer 1827-1897