Thomas William Herringshaw, ed., Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography (Chicago: American Publishers’’ Association, 1914), 5: 698.
Wilkeson, Samuel G., journalist, was born May 9, 1817, in Buffalo, N.Y. He was for twelve years a staff writer on the New York Tribune; and its war correspondent in the army of the Potomac. He was the editor and owner of the Buffalo Democracy and of the Albany Evening Journal, having bought out Thurlow Weed in 1865. He was secretary of the Northern Pacific railroad company since 1869. He died Dec. 2 1889, in New York City.