1812 – He was born on the 16th day of February this year in Farmington, New Hampshire.
1833 – He had his name legally changed by the legislature to Henry Wilson. He moved to Natick, Massachusetts and became a shoemaker.
1841 – He was a member of the state legislature from this year until 1852.
1848 – He was the owner and editor of the Boston Republican from this year until 1851.
1852 – He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in the Congress.
1853 – He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts.
1855 – He was elected to the United States Senate by a coalition of Free-Soilers, Americans, and Democrats to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Everett.
1859 – He was re-elected as a Republican this year, in 1865 and 1871.
1861 – He raised and commanded the Twenty-second Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.]
1873 – He was elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with President Ulysses S. Grant. He served from this year until his death.
1875 – He died this year in the United States Capitol Building at Washington, DC.