George Wiley

M, b. circa 1756, d. January 1806
     George was born circa 1756 at Virginia, United States.1 He was the son of William Wiley and Eleanor (--?--). He married Frances Stanfield, daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). George died in January 1806 at Greene, Georgia, United States. His body was buried in January 1806 at Greene, Georgia, United States.
     George's occupation: Farmer/Soldier.
Biography of George Wiley:
George Wiley was born about 1756 in Virginia, the exact place is not known. The earliest record of George found is where he was a purchaser from the estate of John Crider on 16 Oct 1772 in Halifax County. On 18 May 1775 his father, William, gave him 309 acres on Lawson Creek in Halifax County, Virginia. [Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 9, p. 431]. On 18 Jul 1776, he sold 100 acres of this land on Lawson's Creek to Andrew Boyd. [Halifax Co. Virginia Deed Book 10, p. 75.] It is apparent that he sold this land just before his enlistment in the army.

      He served in the 1st Virginia Regiment on Continental Establishment in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted as a private on 1 Aug 1776 and was a member of a company of men designated at various times as Captain John Flemings', Captain John Moss' and Captain Callohill Mennis' Company of the 1st Virginia Regiment. The 1st Virginia Regiment was commanded successively by Colonel Isaac Read, Lieutenant Colonel Green, Colonel James Hendricks and Colonel Richard Parker. The 1st Virginia Regiment served in Pennsylvania and New Jersey campaigns. He was appointed corporal about July 1777, promoted to sergeant about September 1777, and to sergeant major about March or April 1778. His name appears on 42 occasions in the records of the 1st Virginia Regiment. It last appearing on a field and staff muster roll for the month of April 1779, dated Middlebrook, New York, May 1779, which shows remarks: "On Comd to Georgia". His name appears on a record under the following heading "A list of Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment who have received Certificates for the balance of their full pay agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed November Session 1781" which shows he received the sum of L68, S18, D8 on 23 June 1783. [Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, NARA Microfilm M881, Roll 907] He was at Valley Forge in the spring of 1778 and may well have spent the winter there with General George Washington. The last federal record of May 1779 indicating "On Comd to Georgia" may indicate that he was transferred to Georgia to assist in the war to the South which was being actively pursued with success by the British in 1779-80. Three detachments of recruits were created for service in the Carolinas during rearrangements of the 1st Virginia Reg. which occurred at Middlebrook in May, 1779. It is very likely that George Wiley fought in those southern campaigns in 1779 and 1780.

      By June of 1780 he must have been back in Halifax County, Virginia as on 15 Jun 1780 George sold 200 acres on Lawson's creek to John Martin [Halifax Co. Virginia Deed Book 12 p 29]. On 21 Jan 1781, George bought 460 acres of land on Butterrum Creek from Roger Atkinson. [Halifax Co. Virginia Deed Book 12, p. 117] This land is likely to have included the 240 acres of land that George's father, William Wiley deeded to Roger Atkinson on 21 Mar 1771.

     It is also interesting to note that these purchases occurred before General Nathaniel Green retreated across the Dan River near South Boston being pursued by Lord Cornwallis. This would indicate that George was in Halifax County during the time Greene's and Cornwallis forces were passing through in February 1781. Thus by June 1780, George was likely out of the army having served his time. We often wondered how he felt when Cornwallis was using his father's Tavern as a headquarters and staying there during the period February 15 to 17 in 1781.

      George Wiley is listed in the 1782 Census of Halifax Co. Virginia as being a household of 4 whites and 2 blacks. On 21 Aug 1783 and 18 Aug 1785, George attested to proving the wills of Stephen Towns and Peter Rogers, respectively in Halifax County, Virginia. On 28 July 1788 he appraised the estate of John Martin in Halifax County.

      George began to sell off his property Beginning in 1791 as on 25 Jul 1791 he sold 410 acres of land on Lawson's creek to Henry Hopson [Halifax Co. Virginia Deed Book 15, p 127.] and on 22 apr 1793 with another sale of 140 acres on Evans Creek to John Stanfield [Halifax County Virginia Deed Book 15, p 561]. His name last appears on the Tax rolls of Halifax County Virginia in 1793. That is likely the year that he moved his family to Georgia.

      In 1800, George and his family are listed in the census of Oglethorpe County, Georgia. (This the only surviving Georgia county census of 1800). Records of his purchase of land in Georgia have not been found. The only record found is his will. He died in Green County, Georgia in January 1806 based on his will being recorded and proved there on 1 Feb 1806. His will reads as follows:

      In the name of God, Amen,
      I, George Wiley of the State of Georgia, County of Greene being weak in body yet of perfect understanding and memory do constitute this my last will and testament and as to my worldly Estate do dispose of in following manner (Viz.) First - That all my just debts be paid and I lend to my beloved wifre Frances Wiley the whole of my estate in during her natural life and then to be equally divided between my five children (to wit) William Wiley, Elizabeth Wiley, Jane Wiley, Frances Wiley and George Washington Wiley - and do constitute my wife Frances Wiley and James Holt exors. of this my last will and testament - In witness whereof I have here set my hand and seal this tenth day of November 1805.

     Signed George Wiley S.S.

     Test. Rich'd Carter

     James Holt

     Green Court of Ordy. January Term 1806.

      The within will of George Wiley's proven in open court by the oaths of Rich'd Carter and James Holt who declare upon oath that they saw the said George Wiley sign the same as his last will and testament and that they conceived him to be in his proper senses at the time of signing the same and ordered to be entered of record

     Signed H. Carleton, Jr. for T. Carleton, Clerk

     Registered the First of Feby 1806.

     H. Carleton, Jr for T. Carleton, Clerk.

      George Wiley is very likely buried in Green County although there has been no grave marker found.

Children of George Wiley and Frances Stanfield

Citations

  1. [S145] Leda Estelle Rigell Manley, "DAR Application of Leda Estelle Rigell Manley."

Frances Stanfield1

F, b. circa 1759, d. after 1805
     Frances was born circa 1759 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Stanfield and Elizabeth (--?--). She married George Wiley, son of William Wiley and Eleanor (--?--). Frances died after 1805 at Georgia, United States.3

Children of Frances Stanfield and George Wiley

Citations

  1. [S146] "Halifax County Virginia Wills", Will of Thomas Stanfield, Book 3, p. 301-303.
  2. [S145] Leda Estelle Rigell Manley, "DAR Application of Leda Estelle Rigell Manley."
  3. [S132] Will of George Wiley, p. 98-99.

William Wiley1

M, b. circa 1782, d. before 1860
     William was born circa 1782 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2 He was the son of George Wiley and Frances Stanfield. He married Mary (--?--), circa 1802 at Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States. William died before 1860 at Franklin, Georgia, United States.
     William's occupation: Farmer.
Biography of William Wiley:
The earliest record we have found on William Wiley is his listing in the household of his father, Geo. Wiley in the 1800 Census of Oglethorpe Co. Georgia as a male, age 16-25. (Warren- 1800 Census of Oglethorpe Co. GA)

     We next find him listed in the 3 Feb 1804 Oglethorpe Co Georgia Land Lottery - William Wily received 2 draws and George Wily, listed with William also received 2 draws. (Houston -Land Lottery List or Oglethorpe 1804 and Hancock Co. GA 1806) The two draws means he was a male with a wife and/or child, who had lived in Georgia for at least a year and was a US citizen. This and the 1800 Oglethorpe Census record suggests he was married between 1800 and 1804 in Oglethorpe Co. Georgia.

     William is named as the first of George Wiley's children in George's Will of 10 Nov 1805 in Greene Co. Georgia. Will proved 1 Feb 1806 (Greene Co Ga WB A&B p. 372-3)

     A William Wiley is named on the 1810 Jackson Co. Georgia Tax List. This could be William Wiley (1782) as William Wiley appears in Hall Co. in the 1820 Census. (Taylor - Index to GA Tax Digests 1809-1811)

     On 2 Sep 1816 Jackson Co. GA. William Wiley is granted Letters of Administration on estate of George Payner in Jackson Co. Georgia. ( Jackson Co. GA early Court Records - Minutes of Court of Ordinary, 1800-1822) This could also be William (1782) and this might suggest that George Payner maybe a relative (father-in-law?) of William.

     A William Wiley is named on the 1817 Jackson Co. Georgia Tax List. (Taylor - Index to GA Tax Digests 1814-1817) This could be William (1782)

     The 1820 Hall Co. Georgia Census shows Wm. Wylie, age 25-45 as as head of household in Tanner's Dist. A female age 16-25 , 2 males and one female all under 10 are also listed. A Washington Wilie, his brother, is also listed in in Buffington's district of Hall County. (Families of Hall Count 1817-1849 by Robert S. Davis, Jr. 1991)
     
We next find William Wiley age 40-50 listed as head of household in the 1830 Census of Hall County, Georgia. There ar 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1male 10-15, and 2 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30, and 1 female age 40-50. [1830 Census of Hall Co. Ga. p.119.]

     We next find a William Wiley age 50-60 living in Franklin Co. Georgia in 1840. We believe this is William (1782). He has a female age 50-60, one male age 20-30 and 2 females age 10-15. There is also a George W. Wiley (age 30-40) family next to him which very likely is his son.

     We find in the 1850 Franklin Co. Georgia Census a William Wiley, age 68, born Virginia, listed with Mary Wiley, age 68 born Virginia and Harriett Wiley, age 22 born Georgia. (NARA Microfilm M-432 Reel 70, p246.) The age and place of birth closely matchs what we know of William Wiley (1782). A search of the the 1860 Franklin County, Georgia Census did not reveal a William Wiley. Based on this he likely died before the 1860 Census.

     Based on the above 1830-1850 Census entries as well as marriage and later census records an attempt was made to identify the children of William Wiley The suggested composition of this family as suggested by those Census records is shown below.

Children of William Wiley and Mary (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S132] Will of George Wiley, p. 98-99.
  2. [S154] 1850 Census Franklin GA, p. 246, Dw. 110, Fam. 110, 20 Aug 1850.

Jane Wiley1

F, b. circa 1786
     Jane was born circa 1786 at Halifax, Virginia, United States. She was the daughter of George Wiley and Frances Stanfield.

Citations

  1. [S132] Will of George Wiley, p. 98-99.

Frances Wiley1

F, b. circa 1790
     Frances was born circa 1790 at Halifax, Virginia, United States. She was the daughter of George Wiley and Frances Stanfield.

Citations

  1. [S132] Will of George Wiley, p. 98-99.

George Washington Wiley1

M, b. circa 1790, d. before 1870
     George was born circa 1790 at Halifax, Virginia, United States.2 He was the son of George Wiley and Frances Stanfield. He married C. (--?--), circa 1813 at Georgia, United States. George died before 1870 at Hall, Georgia, United States.
     George's occupation: Farmer.
Biography of George Washington Wiley:
The earliest record we have found on George Washington Wiley is his listing in the household of his father, Geo. Wiley in the 1800 Census of Oglethorpe Co. Georgia as a male, age 1-10. (Warren- 1800 Census of Oglethorpe Co. GA) This and 1820 Census of Hall Co. Georgia suggest that he was born between 1790 and 1795. We have thus chosen his birth date as circa 1790. This was later confirmed by the 1850 Census discussed below. We also believe he was born in Halifax Co., Virginia as his father did not move to Georgia until about 1794. It is very important to know his birthdate and its basis as it is useful in separating this George W. Wiley for some of the other George Wiley's living in Georgia during that period.

     The next record of George Washington Wiley is the Will of his father which was dated 10 Nov 1805 in Greene Co. Georgia, wherein George is named as the last of George Wiley (1756)'s children. (see notes on George Wiley (1756-1806). This further tends to confirm his date of birth.

     The next record of George Washington Wiley is in an index to land grants in 1807 in Baldwin Co. Georgia where in "Washington Wylie, orphan" is listed. [53/16 microfilm, Georgia Surveyor General Land Grants in Baldwin County, Dist. 8, Index] Note the use of his middle name Washington, which no doubt he was called so as to distinguish him from his father. A grant of 202 1/2 acres, Lot 42, in the 8th Dist. of Baldwin Co. was made to Fanny, Washington and Elizabeth Wylie, orphans of Armer's Dist. Greene Co was awarded 1 October 1812. [Grant is in Ga. Dept. of Archives and History Book LL, page 166, 1807, Dr 53, Box 16. A copy is in possession of author]

     George and his family, next appear in the 1820 Census of Hall Co. wherein Washington Wilie, age 25-45 is listed as head of household in Buffington's District. Note the use of his middle name. Also listed are two males under 10, one female (his wife) age 16-26, and 1 female under 10. (The Families of Hall County, 1817-1849 by Robert S. Davis, Jr. 1991)

     George won land in the 1821 Lottery in Dooly Co. Georgia. Winner George W. Wiley, Buffington's Dist. Hall Co 202 1/2 acres Dooly Co. Dist. 15, lot #133 taken up 7 Feb 1826 [54/17 Microfilm, Georgia Surveyor General Grants 1821 land Lottery, Dooly Co. Dist 15, Index, and Dr 54, Box 17 1821 Book LL, page 45 of Dooly Co. Dist 15 in Ga. Dept of Archive and History. Author has photocopy of this grant.] Note he has changed to using his first name and middle initial. It appear that this land was taken up. However, we have not done any research to determine if George and his family moved onto this land.

     George is next found as head of household in the 1830 Habersham Co. Georgia Census. He is listed as Washington Wiley (note the use of his middle name) as age 30-40, with 5 children, (3 male, 2 females) and wife age 30-40. [1830 Federal Census of Habersham Co. Georgia p. 43.] This listing suggests that George and family likely never moved out to the Hall County, Georgia area to take up residence in Dooly Co as suggested by wining of the 1821 land lottery. Likely, George and family remained in the Hall County area most of their lives and in 1830 were living in nearby Habersham Co. Georgia.

     We next find George and his family, now with 8 children, listed in the 1840 Census of Hall Co. in the 403 Military Dist. He is listed as age 40-50, and there is a female also age 40-50 listed with him.

     The next record we have of George Washington Wiley (1790) is his 1850 census record of G. W. Wiley in Hall Co. Georgia. It shows G. W. was age 60 born Va. It also shows, C. age 60 born South Carolina. Children were a female named M. A. age 34, a male named J. S. age 24, a male name E. C. age 15 and a female named J. J. age 14. [U. S Census of Hall Co. Georgia p. 413.]

     The last record we have of George Washington Wiley (1790) is the 1860 Census of Hall Co. Georgia where G. W. Wiley age 67 born in Virginia is listed. His wife is not show, so she must have died prior to 1860. Also listed is Sarah Wiley age 40 who we believe is his daughter.

Children of George Washington Wiley and C. (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S132] Will of George Wiley, p. 98-99.
  2. [S155] 1850 Census Forsyth GA, p. 182, Dw. 516, Fam. 576, 31 Aug 1850.

Kathleen Vann

F, b. circa 1898
     Kathleen was born circa 1898 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of Russell F. Vann and Alice Leona Hadden. She married Thomas Sherrard.1

Citations

  1. [S134] Higby Letters to Jordan,.

Thomas Sherrard

M
     He married Kathleen Vann, daughter of Russell F. Vann and Alice Leona Hadden.1

Citations

  1. [S134] Higby Letters to Jordan,.

Cliffford Carlton Higby

M

Child of Cliffford Carlton Higby and Madaline Leona Hadden

Citations

  1. [S327] James Alfred Howard, "Hadden - Cottingham Family Records."

Lynn Carlton Higby1

M, b. 6 August 1938, d. February 1992
     Lynn was born on 6 August 1938 at Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States.2 He was the son of Cliffford Carlton Higby and Madaline Leona Hadden. He married an unknown person . Lynn died in February 1992 at Panama City, Bay, Florida, United States, at age 53.3 His body was buried at Panama City, Bay, Florida, United States.
     Lynn's occupation: U.S. Dist. Judge.

Citations

  1. [S134] Higby Letters to Jordan,.
  2. [S327] James Alfred Howard, "Hadden - Cottingham Family Records."
  3. [S22] The Madison Enterprise - Recorder, Obituary for Lynn Higby, 19 Feb 1992, p. 71.

Samuel Hugh Hadden Jr.1

M, b. 14 April 1908, d. 28 September 1909
     Samuel was born on 14 April 1908 at Madison, Florida, United States. He was the son of Samuel Hugh Hadden and Juanita Annie O. Cottingham. Samuel died on 28 September 1909 at Madison, Florida, United States, at age 1. His body was buried in September 1909 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Madison, Florida, United States.

Citations

  1. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 819.

Alma Shaw

F, b. 28 February 1902, d. 24 July 1972
     Alma was born on 28 February 1902. She married Edwin Eugene Hadden, son of Samuel Hugh Hadden and Juanita Annie O. Cottingham, on 17 September 1923 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 Alma died on 24 July 1972 at age 70. Her body was buried in July 1972 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Madison, Florida, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S327] James Alfred Howard, "Hadden - Cottingham Family Records."
  2. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 746.

James Maxwell Hadden1

M, b. 25 November 1911, d. 16 March 1979
     James was born on 25 November 1911 at Madison, Florida, United States. He was the son of Samuel Hugh Hadden and Juanita Annie O. Cottingham. He married Jeanette Wood, on 6 October 1945 at Madison, Florida, United States.2 James died on 16 March 1979 at Madison, Florida, United States, at age 67. His body was buried in March 1979 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Madison, Florida, United States.3
     Biography of James Maxwell Hadden:
Mr. Hadden was tragically shot to death March 16, 1979 with a shotgun during a robbery while he worked at the Shell Service station at the Lee exit of Interstate 10.

Citations

  1. [S134] Higby Letters to Jordan,.
  2. [S327] James Alfred Howard, "Hadden - Cottingham Family Records."
  3. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 742.

Jeanette Wood

F, b. 12 January 1916, d. 19 February 1988
     Jeanette was born on 12 January 1916. She married James Maxwell Hadden, son of Samuel Hugh Hadden and Juanita Annie O. Cottingham, on 6 October 1945 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 Jeanette died on 19 February 1988 at age 72. Her body was buried in February 1988 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Madison, Florida, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S327] James Alfred Howard, "Hadden - Cottingham Family Records."
  2. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 742.

William Pasco Hadden1

M, b. 21 May 1907, d. 1981
     William was born on 21 May 1907 at Madison, Florida, United States.2 He was the son of James Oscar Hadden and Marjorie Sloan. William died in 1981.

Citations

  1. [S134] Higby Letters to Jordan,.
  2. [S29] 1910 Census Madison FL, E.D. 93, Family 274.