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Genealogies of Franklin County Families

Wiley Family

John T. Wiley, born about 1840 obtained a marriage bond in Franklin County on
November 11, 1864 to marry Geraldine Carr. John and Geraldine are listed on the
1870 census, Bald Knob District with their children; Sarah, born about 1866, Samuel,
born 1867 and Lewis, born 1870.

Samuel Ennis Wiley, born April 23, 1867 and died August 4, 1951.  He married,
Martha Ann "Mattie" McQuillen, daughter of Frank McQuillen and Martha Duvall on
October 3, 1889 in Franklin County.  Mattie was born June 16, 1865 in Franklin County
and died from carcinoma of the stomach on February 9, 1922. Both are buried at
Harvieland Methodist Church Cemetery located on Harvieland Road near Union Store.
Their children; Herman Wiley, born July 20, 1890, Constance Wiley, born December 8, 1891,
Minnie Wiley, born October 20, 1893, John Nelson Wiley, born September 30, 1895,
died July 10, 1991, Naomi Wiley, born January 31, 1898, Ruth Golden Wiley, born
October 14, 1899,  Mary Agnes Wiley, born November 26, 1901, Martha Geraldine Wiley,
born May 28, 1904, Laura Rebecca Wiley, born June 16, 1906 and Sarah Elizabeth Wiley,
born August 8, 1909.

On November 15, 1922 in Franklin County, Samuel married second the widow Callie
McCoy.  She was the daughter of Will Shaw and Charity Harrod. Callie died on January 9, 1953
and is buried at Harvieland Methodist Church Cemetery,

Cardif, South Wales

John Nelson Wiley, born September 30,1895 in Franklin County died on July 10, 1991 in
Fayette County.  On January 11, 1918, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. During World War I,
he served on the U.S.S. Lake and was discharged on August 29, 1919.

On December 25, 1923, John married Mary Elizabeth Harrod, daughter of Forest and Emma
Hoover Harrod. She died February 10, 1975 and is buried in the Frankfort Cemetery. John
was buried by Mary Elizabeth at his death.

John married second, Elizabeth Brawner O'Nan in Franklin County on August 25, 1977.

John & Elizabeth


Wiley Family burials at Harvieland Methodist Church Cemetery

Callie McCoy Wiley, born March 9, 1870, died January 9, 1953
Lewis Wiley, born April 16, 1870, died April 19, 1930
Forest Harrod, born September 3l , 1869 died February 26, 1940
Emmer Hoover Harrod, born January 21, 1879, died August 19, 1955
S. E. Wiley, born 1867, died 1951
Mattie Wiley, born 1865, died 1922

Photos submitted by: Beulah Wiley Franks
1870 Franklin County census
Franklin County Marriage bonds and license
Church and Family Graveyards of Franklin County, by KHS


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