Genealogy of President Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was the son of an immigrant mother from England, and the grandson of immigrant grandparents from Ireland and Scotland. Only three of his great-grandparents are known to have immigrated to America. Most of his extended family members in the United States were scattered through the northern states. Only his immediate family, and those of his mother’s sister and brother lived in the South before, during, and after the Civil War.

Below find a link to an online database that has been compiled to-date on the Genealogy of President Woodrow Wilson, as well as both of his wives, Ellen Louise Axson, and Edith Bolling Galt. There is also a link to a copy of the scholarly article that appeared in a 2014 edition of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly that explored Wilson’s earliest family ties in America.

Woodrow Wilson’s Family Portraits

Rev.Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822-1903), Woodrow Wilson's father Janet Woodrow Wilson (1826-1888), Woodrow Wilson's Mother Marion Morton (Wilson) Kennedy (1850-1890) and Annie Josephine (Wilson) Howe (1852-1916), Woodrow Wilson's sisters
Rev.Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822-1903), Woodrow Wilson’s father Janet Woodrow Wilson (1826-1888), Woodrow Wilson’s Mother Annie Josephine (Wilson) Howe (1852-1916) and Marion Morton (Wilson) Kennedy (1850-1890), Woodrow Wilson’s sisters




President Thomas Woodrow Wilson as a baby (1856-1924) Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr. (1867-1927), Woodrow Wilson's brother
President Thomas Woodrow Wilson(1856-1924) as a baby Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr. (1867-1927), Woodrow Wilson’s brother
Judge James Wilson (1787-1850), Woodrow Wilson's paternal grandfather Ann Adams Wilson Reverend Thomas Woodrow
Judge James Wilson (1787-1850), Woodrow Wilson’s paternal grandfather Ann (Adams) Wilson (1791-1863), Woodrow Wilson’s paternal grandmother Reverend Thomas Woodrow (1793-1877), Woodrow Wilson’s maternal grandfather
Marion Williamson Woodrow Mary Adams
Marion (Williamson) Woodrow (1791-1836), Woodrow Wilson’s maternal grandmother Mrs. Mary Adams, wife of John Adams (c. 1764-1833), Woodrow Wilson’s great-grandmother