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Whitley/WheatleyFamily


George Wheatley was married first to Sarah Williams in about 1753 in Fauquier Co., VA. They had three children. George married his second wife, Diana Darnell about 1760. George and Diana had four children. In 1779 he was granted 305 acres on Roaring River and in 1785 he is named on an Administrative Claim for the estate of Prichard Alexander. In March of 1785, "Sister Whitley" joined the Roaring River Baptist Church. By 1787 George Wheatley's name appears on the 1787 Wilkes County Tax List for 973 acres and 2 polls. In 1788 he and Diana are witnesses to Jefferey Johnson's Will. George was the son of George and Mary Wheatly of Fauquier County.

George Wheatly's family made their home on a tract of land between the South Fork of Roaring River and the ridge on top Blue Ridge Mountain at Reddies Creek. In 1788 George Wheatley Sr. gave Power of Attorney to George Wheatley to recover money from Thomas Withers and Augustine Jennings. This document was delivered to James Wheatley in October, 1788. George Wheatly died about 1805.


First Generation

Children of George Wheatly and 1) Sara Williams, d/o Jonas and Honour Williams
Elizabeth Wheatley (abt. 1758)
Honor Wheatley (abt. 1756) m. Peter Hord (born and lived in VA)
George Wheatly III (1750-1828) m. Mary Poor (1752-1843)

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Children of George Wheatley and 2) Diana Darnell
James Wheatley (bef. 1767-aft. 1794)
Mason Wheatley (bef. 1771-1806/7) m. Molly or Mary
John Wheatley (1771-aft 1850) m. unknown
Joseph Wheatley (abt. 1775-?) m. Mary Brown, d/o Walter and Mary Brown (moved to Gallatin Co., KY)


Second Generation

Children of George Wheatly III Esq. and Mary Poor
Moses Wheatly (1777-)
Sally Wheatley (1775-?)
George Wheatley IV Esq. (1779-1854) m. Mary Turner (1780-1854)
Nancy Wheatley (1784-1857) m. Joshua Smith (?-aft. 1815/bef. 1830) (m. 1807 Wilkes Co., NC)
William Wheatley (abt. 1792-1860) m. Elizabeth (Betsy) Kilby (1797-aft. 1870) (m. 1821)

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Children of Mason Wheatley and Molly or Mary
Daniel Wheatley (abt. 1795-?) according to 1800 census record
Elizabeth Wheatley (1798-1826) m. William Barker, s/o Hezekiah Barker and Susanna Sebastian

The 1800 census records shows Mason with 4 children in the household - 2 males and 2 females.

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Children of John Wheatley and his wife
female born between 1791/1799
Willis Whitley (1795-aft. 1860) m. Nancy Matilda Robins (abt 1798-aft. 1860) (m. 1818 Wilkes Co., NC)

*Is she Sarah Wheatley that married Gowan/Going Absher in 1818 or was Sarah a dauaghter of Mason Wheatley?


Third Generation

Children of George Wheatley IV Esq. and Mary Turner
Mary Polly Wheatley (abt. 1806-aft. 1860) m. Elisha/Elius McDaniel (abt. 1797-aft. 1870)
Millie Wheatley (1799-?) m. Elisha McDaniel (abt. 1797-aft. 1870) (m. 1820 Wilkes Co., NC) (divorced)
Martin H. Wheatley (1801-1860) m. 1) Mary Ann (Polly) Johnson (1799-aft 1858) (m. 1821);
2) Mary Frances Johnson Shoate/Coates, (abt. 1829-aft. 1880) widow of Joseph Coates
Sarah (Sally) Wheatley (1804-1878) m. Eli Johnson (1799-1870), s/o Moses and Elizabeth Johnson (m. 1821)
William W. Wheatley (1808-1863) m. Mary Cleveland (1813-aft. 1870)
d/o John Harrison Cleveland and Amelia Eliza Martin
John Thomas Wheatley (1813-aft. 1860) m. Elizabeth Sprinkle (abt. 1817-aft. 1850/bef. 1860) (living in MO in 1860)
Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheatley (1816-1881) m. John Stull (John living in MO in 1860)
Nancy Wheatley (1817-aft. 1850) m. Reuben Hayes, Jr. (1799-aft. 1860),
s/o Jesse Hayes and Ann Dickerson
George W. Wheatley (1820-1860) (died during Civil War)

In October of 1842 George Whitley enrolled Harriett McDaniel into the Wilkes County School System in School District No 7. The committeemen for District 7 provided a certified list to the County School Board for "each free white children over five years of age and under twenty-one residing in their district. The committeemen for District No. 7 were: Eli Johnson, John Glass and George Wheatley, Jr..

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Children of William Wheatley and Elizabeth (Betsy) Kilby James Martin Whitley (abt. 1825-aft. 1850) m. Elizabeth Shumate (moved to Johnson County, MO)

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Children of Willis Wheatley and Nancy Matilda Robins
John Daniel Whitley (abt 1820-aft 1880) m. Mary Alexander (1828-bet. 1870-1880)
George W. Whitley (1823-aft. 1860) m. Elizabeth Absher
Willis H. Whitley (1826-1873) m. Matilda Alexander (1825-1901), d/o Lindsey and Mary (Polly) Alexander of SC
Matilda (Winnie) Whitley (1828-aft. 1860) (did she marry William Herrald in 1863?)
Sarah (Sally) L. Whitley (1831-aft. 1880)
Thomas Bennett (Ben) Whitley (1832-1889) m. Elizabeth Jane Alexander (1831-1891), d/o Lindsey and Mary (Polly) Alexander
Daniel Martin Whitley (1835-aft. 1860) m. Elizabeth (abt.1840 -aft.1860/bef. 1865); 2) Mary Billings (m. 1865)
Nancy A. Whitley (1835-aft. 1860)
Angus A. Whitley (1838-1880) m. Martha Jane Alexander (1843-1900)
Solomon A. (Dock) Whitley (1841-1886) m. Sary Jane Gambill (1850-1915)

Wilkes County School Census 1840-1850, District No. 27, October, 1842. The following Wheatley children enrolled: Willis Wheatley, Mary E. Wheatley, Matildah Wheatley, Sabriny Wheatley , George William B. Wheatley, Thomas B. Wheatley, Martin Wheatley and Nancy Wheatley.

Wilkes County School Census 1840-1850, District No. 37, December, 1844. School teacher, Lewis Sebastian. The following Wheatley children enrolled: Willis Wheatley, John Wheatley, George Wheatley, Bennett Wheatley, Martin Wheatley, Angus Wheatley, Matilda Whitley, Milly Wheatley and Briny Wheatley.

Wilkes County School Census 1840-1850, District No. 36, no date. School teacher, James Wheatley. Committeemen for school district: M. H. Wheatley, N. H. Gambill and James Pardew. The following Wheatley children enrolled: James Wheatley, George Wheatley, Smith Wheatley, Calvin Wheatley, Martin Wheatley, Willis Wheatley, George Wheatley, Martin Wheatley, William William, Elisabeth Wheatley, Milly Wheatley, Tilda Wheatley, Sebrina Wheatley, Nancy Wheatley and Sam L Wheatley.


Fourth Generation

Children of Martin H. Wheatley and 1) Mary Ann (Polly) Johnson
Amelia Matilda Wheatley (1822-1871) m. Isaac Whitley Shumate (1816-1894) (m. 1838)
James Martin Wheatley (1824-1858) m. Elizabeth Shumate (1823-1894)
George W. Whitley (1827-1882) m. Elizabeth Absher (abt 1828-bef. 1860); 2) Harriett McDaniel (abt. 1837-aft. 1880) (moved to MO)
Elizabeth Jane Wheatley (1828-bef. 1860) m. Alfred B. Absher (abt. 1825-bef. 1845); 2) Elisha McDaniel (abt. 1797-aft.1870) (moved to MO)
Nancy Wheatley (1830-1906) m. Lewis Johnson (lived in Wilkes County, NC)
Martin Henry Whitley, Jr. (abt. 1832-abt. 1864) m. 1) Sarah Ann Shumate (1828-1852); 2) Martha Bryson (?-bef. 1860); 3) Margaret Zarilda Adams (moved to MO)
John Thomas Wheatley (1835-1836)
Samuel Smith Whitley (abt. 1836-aft. 1860) m. Elizabeth Brown
Moses Calvin Whitley (1839-1862) (died during Civil War)

Children of Martin H. Wheatley and Frances Coates
Martin Whitley (abt. 1853-aft. 1860)

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John Daniel Whitley and Mary Alexander
Willis L. Wheatley (abt 1850-1930) ) m. Mirah (abt. 1853-aft. 1880; 2) Rachel C. (abt. 1859-aft. 1910)
Jesse F. Whitley (abt. 1855-aft. 1870)
Elizabeth Whitley (abt. 1859-aft. 1880)
George W. Whitley (abt. 1862-aft 1880)
Mary Jane Whitley (abt 1863-1946) m. John W. Harrold
John Whitley (abt 1864-aft. 1870)

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Children of John (Thomas) Wheatley and Elizabeth Sprinkle
John Martin Wheatley (abt. 1837-aft. 1860)
James Wheatley (abt. 1839-aft.1860)
George Wheatley (abt. 1842-)
Nancy Wheatley (abt. 1844-aft. 1860)

Thomas and his children lived in Jefferson Township, Johnson Co., Missouri in 1860. All of the children were born in Wilkes County, NC.

In July 1842 Thomas Whitley enrolled Martin Wheatley into the Wilkes County School System in School District No 6. The committeemen for District 6 provided a certified list to the County School Board for "each free white children over five years of age and under twenty-one residing in their district. The committee for District No. 6 were: Elisha McDaniel, Martin Redding, J. J. Bryan.

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Children of William W. Wheatley and Mary Cleveland
Leander Marcus Wheatley (abt. 1832-abt. 1863) m. Amelia Johnson
Adolphous A. Wheatley (1833-aft 1920) m. *Thedosia Ernest Cooper, d/o John A. Cooper and Amelia Florinda Adams
William L. Wheatley (1835-1862)
Amelia Wheatley (1836-aft. 1909) (never married, her sweetheart died during Civil War
Ben Franklin Wheatley (1839-1892) m. Sarah Frances Dilley (buried in Pratt, KS)
Mary Elizabeth (Milly) Wheatley (1841-1924) m. Oscar Allison
George Oliver Wheatley (1842-1860) (buried in Johnson Co., MO
Adalade (Addie) Wheatley (1845-aft. 1860)
Jane Wheatley (1848-1858)
(All of the children were born in Wilkes Co., NC)

Previously we incorrectly listed Thedocia Winnson (Winny) Wisdom as the wife of Adolphous A. Wheatley. In an e-mail dated Nov. 28, 2005, Sarah Beasley Wheatley identifies her as Theodosia Ernest Cooper.

In July of 1842 William W. Whitley enrolled four children into the Wilkes County School System in School District No 6. They were: Leander, Adolphus, William and Amelia. The committeemen for District 6 provided a certified list to the County School Board for "each free white children over five years of age and under twenty-one residing in their district. The committeemen for District No. 6 were: Elisha McDaniel, Martin Redding, J. J. Bryan.

In Oct of 1842 Will Whitley enrolled four children into the Wilkes County School System in School District No. 7. They were: Leander, Dolphus, William and Amelia. The committeemen for District No. 7 were: Eli Johnson, John Glass and George Wheatley, Jr.

William W. Wheatley was killed at the Battle of Pea Ridge, AK in 1863. William L. Wheatley was wounded at the Battle of Wilson Creek - "left sick and dropped from the rolls by order of Major Van Dorn." A third son Leander Marcus Wheatley was recovering from wounds at home when the home guard (vigilantes) raided the house and killed him. After his mother died in MO, Adolophus took his family and left MO to go to Texas and join other family already there. On the way, they stopped in Ralston, OK to visit friends and liked the area so well; they stayed and settled in what is now Pawnee County, OK.

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Children of Sarah (Sally) Wheatley and Eli Johnson
Martha (Patsy) Johnson (1821-1885) m. Alfred J. Absher (1824-1885) (m. 1847)
Benjamin Perry Johnson (abt. 1823-1892) m. Lucy Curry or Staley
Amelia (Milly) Johnson (1827-?) m. Leander M. Wheatley, s/o William Wheatley and Mary Cleveland
George Washington Johnson (1829-1880) m. Elizabeth Curry
Polly Johnson (1832) m. R. W. Wooten
Eli Franklin Johnson (1837-1906) m. Amelia (Milly) Johnson (1838-1878), d/o John Johnson and Edna Gray
William Johnson (1843-died during Civil War

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Children of John Daniel Whitley and Mary Alexander
Willis L. Whitley (1850-1930) m. Catherine (abt 1853-aft. 1900)
Jesse F. Whitley (1855-aft.1860)
Elizabeth M. Whitley (1856-aft. 1880)
George W. Whitley (1862-aft. 1880)
Mary Jane Whitley (1864-1946) m. John W. Harrold (abt. 1854-aft. 1900)
John Whitley (abt. 1864)

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Children of Matilda (Winnie) Whitley
John A. Wheatley (1854-1927) m. Elizabeth Johnson
*Matilda Wheatley (1852-1934) m. John Harrold

Death record names her father as Jerry Alexander.

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Children of Willis H. Whitley and Matilda Alexander
Sarah A. Whitley (abt. 1853-aft. 1860)
Caroline (Carrie) Whitley (1855-1910) m. J. Elijah Rhodes Jr. (1841-1925), s/o Elijah L. Rhodes Sr. and Susannah Hall
George Whitley (abt. 1856-1910) did not marry
Clementine Whitley (abt. 1858-1920) m. James Madison Hall (1861-1926), s/o John Hall and Martha Shumate
Angeline Whitley (1859-1929) m. Robert M. Wiles (1857-1932), s/o Wilborn Wiles and Mary Ann Walker

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Children of Thomas Bennett (Ben) Whitley and Elizabeth Jane Alexander
William C. Whitley (abt. 1862-1937) m. Delie Porter
Mary C. Whitley (1865-1943) m. James Martin Brown
Thomas B. Whitley, Jr. (1867-1941) m. Mattie Saphornia
James C. (Doctor) Wheatley (1871-1920) m. Eliza Jane Blackburn (1874-1955), d/o Jesse Blackburn and Nancy Wood
Elizabeth Wheatley (1863-1943) m. Mahaffey
Edith Wheatley (ab. 1876-aft. 1880)

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Children of Daniel M. Whitley and Elizabeth
James Verlin Whitley (1860-1941) m. 1) Carrie Jennings (1857-1897); 2) Saphornia Blanch Walker

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Children of Solomon A. (Doc) Whitley and Sary Jane Gambill
Julia A. Whitley (abt. 1865-aft. 1880)
Alice E. Whitley (abt. 1869-aft. 1880) m. Joseph Harrold
John Q. Whitley (abt 1876-aft. 1880) m. Mariah Byrd
Carrie Doshia Whitley (1879-1971) m. Howard or J. D. Spicer Sherman Whitley (1881-1933) m. Ida Ann Johnson
Nathan Granville Wheatley (1885-1944) m. Florence Geneva Watkins (1891-1976)


Fifth Generation

James Martin Wheatley and Elizabeth Shumate
Sarah Jane Wheatley (1847-1920) m. 1) Judson Adams (?-1881); 2) Alfred Hayes (abt. 1839-1919) (moved to MO)
William James Greenleaf Wheatley (1848-1938) m. Maggie Majorie McLemone (died in MO)
Mary Ann Wheatley (1850-1910) m. Adam V. Dearmond (died in MO)
James Winfield Wheatley (1852-1925) m. Clarta Estella Cain (died in MO)
Martha Wheatley (1854-1925) m. William Starkey Sebastian
Julia A. Wheatley (1857-1946) m. Greenberry Greer (lived in TX)

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Children of George W. Whitley and Elizabeth Absher
George Oliver Wheatley (abt. 1854-aft. 1880)
Price Wheatley (abt. 1867)
This family living in Texas, 1870, 1880

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Children of Adolphous A. Wheatley and Thedocia Ernest Cooper
Grover Cleveland Wheatley (1885-1957) m. Margaret Agnes McWilliams
Alta A. Wheatley (1887-1912)
Anna E. Wheatley (1888-1912)
William Walter Wheatley (1890-1984) m. Alta Edna Barnes (1896-1995)
Robert Lee Wheatley (1891-1971) m. 1) Drusilla Jane Henry (1896-1925); 2) Brucella Waller (1911-1973)
Nellie P. Wheatley (1897-1983) m. William Burton Bell (1896-1930); 2) unknown; 3) Arthur Ledsworth

Sarah Beasley Wheatley is a direct descendant of Adolphous and Theodocia Wheatley. Sarah's email address is:swosu95@hotmail.com

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Children of Clemetine Whitley and James Madison Hall
Jesse Daniel Hall (1879-1969) m. Addie Louisa Wall, d/o A. T. Wall and Sarah Kiger



Who is Elizabeth Wheatley, aged 60, living with William Woody and his wife, Phebe Abshire Woody, 1860 Wilkes County Census?
Who is Elizabeth Wheatley that married William Barker in Wilkes County, 1816 (John Sebastian, witness)
Who is Betsy Wheatly that married John Hollaway in Wilkes County 1818 (Daniel Hollaway, witness)
Who is the Susan/Sabrina Wheatley that married Elisha Billings about 1839 in Wilkes County? She was his third wife.

Sources:

Wilkes County Cemetery Database, provided by George F. McNeil

A Transcript of Wilkes County School Census 1840 - 1850, by George F. McNeil

George F. McNeil's Wilkes County, North Carolina Cemetery Database, June 12, 2008

North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1975

1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 US Federal Census Records

Personal communications with Paul W. Gregory

1787 Wilkes County Tax List

The Heritage of Wilkes County, published in 1982 by Wilkes County Genealogical Society, Inc.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, Book One, (1778-1799)

Personal commuications from Pennie Fletcher

This page updated December 1, 2005; June 28, 2006; July 8, 2008 and July 18, 2008

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Faye Jarvis Moran
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