Clara Wilson, 125 year old former slave, dies near Alton, Illinois
The American Almanac for 1861 reported the death near Alton, Illinois of "Clara Wilson, said to he 125 years old. She was born a slave in South Carolina, and was carried to the western country about seventy years ago. She was ordinarily called 'Granny Wilson," or "Granny Buck'." (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1861), 392.