Wiley Family

This information concerns four generations of the Wiley family.
1700-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show the line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks: * Generation # *.
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed entirely by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

                   * Generation I *
   William born: ( ) in NC ?
married: Frances _?_ ( ) in
children: Allen, Sarah, Rachel, Rebekah, Elizabeth,
Taylor, William Jr
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1810 census, he was age > 45 in Guilford County NC; there is 1 ♂ age < 10, 2 ♂ age 10-15, 1 ♂ age 16-26, 1 ♀ age 18-26, and 1 ♀ age 26-45
note:

* Generation II *
   Taylor born: (about 1788) in Columbia County, GA
married: Verlinda Fennell (September 4, 1810) in Columbia County, GA
children: Columbus M., George, Larry R., Missouri A. [Willis Jackson Richards], Colin F., Angelina [John K. Reese] [James H. Notgrass], Thomas R. [ ],
Leroy W.
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, he was (age 26-45) in Columbia County, GA; on the 1830 census he was in Upson County, GA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 50-60) with his son Columbus M. in Lauderdale County, MS; on the 1850 census, he was (age 57) in two different entries (one with his son Columbus M. and one with his son Lary R.) in Rusk County, TX; on the 1860 census, with his son Colin F. in Wood County, TX
note: His wife was the daughter of Nancy and Charles Fennell. The will of Charles Fennell, probated (July 6, 1814) in Columbia County, GA, mentions his wife Nancy, his daughters Frances [Reuben Sanders], Valenda [Taylor Wiley], and Ketura H. [Vasser], and sons Leroy, Shelton, Collins, and Eugene.
   William Jr. born: (about 1783) in GA
married: (a) Elizabeth Binion (February 14, 1804) in Columbia County, GA
                 (b) Nancy O. Youngblood (September 18, 1811) in
children: (a)
                 (b) Benjamin F. [Marie Cassandra Pearre] [Anna A. Wiley], John Harden, Andrew P.
died:
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, he was (age 26-45) in Columbia County, GA; it shows 4 males < 5 years old and a female 16-26, who is likely his second wife.
note: His first wife was born in 1785 in Columbia County, GA; she was the daughter of John Binion and Nancy Ann Burton.

* Generation III *
   Columbus M.
(children of Taylor Wiley and Verlinda Fennell)
born: (1811) in GA
married: (a) Nancy Williams (January 19, 1837) in Greene County, AL
                 (b) Sarah Ann Herrin Sharp (about 1852) in TX?
children: (a) Charles Thomas [Adeline F. Matthews], Thomas J. [Charlotte T. Curl] [Alice E. Draughon], Verlinda E., Dudley W., Missouri F. [George Dennis]
                 (b) Mary, Nancy, William C., and James O.
died:
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Lauderdale County, MS; on the 1850 census, he was (age 38) in Rusk County, TX; on the 1860 census and 1870 census, he was in Smith County TX; on the 1880 census, his second wife was widowed and listed twice: with her son James O. M. Wiley in Smith County, TX, and with her daughter Frances and John Wesley Branch in Bosque County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was with her son Jefferson M. Sharp in Smith County, TX
note: On the 1860 census, Sarah's children and stepchildren from her first marriage to Dr. William Smith Sharp were listed as Frances, Smith Herrin [Sophronia _?_], and John Jefferson Sharp.
   George born: (1820) in
married: Martha _?_ ( ) in
children:
died:
buried:
census:
note: He is listed on a muster roll as a first lieutenant (August 3, 1861) in Company 3 in Wood County, TX.
   Larry R. born: (1821) in AL
married:
children:
died:
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 29) with his father in Rusk County, TX;
note:
   Missouri A. born: (1823) in GA
married: Willis Jackson Richards (about 1840) in AL
children: James Wylie [Margaret E. _?_], Frances W. [Henry Clay London], Verlinda L. [T. H. Thurman], Willis Taylor [Mary McSpadden], John G. [Elizabeth Renshaw], Columbus Farnell [Birdie Lee White], Emma Jane [William Lindsey Toombs], William I., Robert L., Missouri Davis [Allen Gary Flournoy]
died: (1905) in TX
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 28) with her husband in Rusk County, TX; on 1860 census, she was in Hopkins County, TX; on the 1870 and 1880 census, she was in Wood County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was with her daughter Missouri D. and A. G. Flournoy in Montague County, TX
note:
   Colin F. born: (1826) in AL
married: Sarah Maud Mercer (about 1850) in TX
children: William, Frances Maud [John Wesley Branch], Mary Molly [Elija Thompson], Lois Anne [Norton Moore], Charity L. [John Wesley Branch]
died:
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 24) with his wife in Rusk County, TX; on the 1860 census, he was in Wood County, TX;
note: His middle name might be Fennell, after his mother's maiden name. He is listed on a muster roll as a private (July 12, 1861) in Company 7 (Reserve) "Sons of Liberty" in Wood County, TX.
   Angelina born: (1828) in AL
married: (a) John K. Reese (about 1849) in
                 (b) James H. Notgrass ( ) in TX
children: (a) Alsey
                 (b) Virginia H., James G., Martha Ellen [William A. Poe], Jane A.
died: (before 1870) in TX
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 22) with her first husband in Rusk County TX; on the 1860 census, she was with her second husband in Henderson County, TX; on the 1870 census, her second husband was remarried in Henderson County, TX
note: She divorced her first husband about 1851 in Smith County, TX. Her second husband later married Mary Ann Metcalf.
   Thomas R. born: (1829) in NC?
married: Emaline -?_ ( ) in
children:
died:
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 10-15) with his brother Columbus M. in Lauderdale County, MS; on the 1850 census, he was with his wife in Rusk County, TX;
note: His wife may be the daughter of Patsey Morman, who is enumerated with them on the 1850 census. Thomas R. Wiley is listed on a muster roll as a private (July 15, 1861) in Company 1 (light infantry) in Smith County, TX.
   Leroy W.
(Lee)      

born: (about 1833) in AL
married: (a) Lucinda Nolen Walters (November 23, 1852) in Tyler, Smith County, TX
                 (b) Arminda S. Lowrey (June 30, 1859) in Tyler, Smith County, TX
                 (c) Lou J. _?_ Burdine (December 16, 1892) in Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, TX
children: (a) Ellen
                 (b)
Sarah Missouri [James McCullough Cave], Oscar L., Florence Leona [J. F. Baker]
                 (c) Frankie [William C. Hickman] and ? (children of Lou and James Burdine)
died: (May 6, 1896) in Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 10-15) with his brother Columbus M. in Lauderdale County, MS; on the 1850 census, he was (age 19) with his brother Columbus M. in Rusk County, TX; on the 1860 census, he was with his second wife in Smith County TX; on the 1870 census, he was with his second wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was with his second wife in Smith County, TX; on the 1900 and 1910 census, his third wife was a widow listed with her son-in-law in Titus County, TX
note: He enlisted in the C.S.A. (May 8, 1862) in Smith County, TX, and served as a private in Company D, 28th Regiment Texas Cavalry (Dismounted). His first wife was the daughter of Mary Medford and Charles Mote Walters. On the 1850 census, she was (age 17) with her mother in Smith County, TX.

* Generation IV *
   Ellen
(child of Leroy W. Wiley and Lucinda N. Walters)
born: (about 1855) in Smith County, TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died:
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, she was (age 5) with her father in Smith County, TX
note: Ellen's uncle, Columbus M. Wiley, petioned to be her guardian (June 18, 1858) in Smith County, TX.
   Sarah Missouri
(Zula)
(children of Leroy W. Wiley and Arminda S. Lowrey)
born: (May 16, 1860) in Tyler, Smith County, TX
married: James McCullough Cave (July 25, 1877) in Tyler, Smith County, TX
children: Frances Minnie Lee, Maggie Mae Dee, James Gaston, James Lankston, Gladys, Jewell, Birdie, Artie Mishie
died: (September 1, 1941) in Wynnewood, Garvin County, OK
buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tarrant County, TX
census: On the 1860 census, she was with her parents in Smith County, TX; on the 1870 census, with her parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was with her husband in Smith County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was with her husband in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; on the 1910 and 1920 census, she was with her husband in Pushmataha County, OK; on the 1930 census, she was ; on the 1940 census, she was widowed in Garvin County, OK
note:
   Oscar L. born: (about 1866) in Smith County, TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1870 census, he was with his parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was with his parents in Smith County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was a prisoner at the Burleson and Johns Convict Farm in Hill County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 43) a boarder in the household of William Randle in Dallas County, TX;
note:
   Florence Leona born: (about 1869) in Smith County, TX
married: J. F. Baker ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1870 census, she was with her parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was with her parents in Smith County, TX;
note:

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