Posted By:J Christiansen
Subject:Re: wiley family
Post Date:November 12, 2012 at 14:22:40
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An tree calls Lucinda “Lucinda Marrs Coleman (1806-1893).” Born in Illinois. Gives her father as Thomas Marrs (died in Fayette, Kentucky to Barnabas Marrs 1748-1822).
A Barnabas Marrs tree online here (son of William Erskine Marrs):

Lucinda’s first husband said to be Richard Coleman. Her children (on this tree) are all Eli Wiley’s: Edward B., John, William, Margaret, Narcissa, Sampson S., General J, Eli, George W., Francis M., Mary, Thomas J, and Susan C.

This tree has John dying in 1878 on exactly the day Eli died. Presumably an error by either the tree maker or the software. Obviously all info should be checked - this is a quick set of “clues” only.

Eli Wiley mentioned as a school inspector in Goodspeed’s History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, and Gasconade Counties, Missouri (Goodspeed Publishing 1888)

1850 Census
Jefferson County, Missouri
Eli Wiley 50
Lucinda 44
Edward B. 21
John 20
William 19
Eli 17
Margaret J. 15
Narcissa A. 13
(continued…? I'm picking this stuff up from various other researchers and just consolidating it here)

The will of Eli Wiley is referenced on this link (will made in 1875; he died 18 December 1878):

This researcher (on the link above) states Eli is buried in Wiley Cemetery, Rock Road, Jefferson County, Missouri. She cites a research trip she made to Jefferson County, Missouri.

Says Eli Wiley was born 25 July 1799 to John Wiley and Jane Stewart in Guilford County, North Carolina. .

This researcher further states that Eli Wiley and Lucin(d)a (Mars) Wiley had a daughter Narcissus Ann Wiley; she married William Andrew Jackson on 12 June 1861 in Jefferson County, Missouri. G. J. Wiley was a witness. Further states that the 1870 census in Big River Township, Jefferson, Missouri, shows William age 40 and Ann (Narcissus Ann) age 32 (making her born about 1838). Obituary for Narcissus Ann says she was “raised on Dry Creek, Jefferson County, Missouri.”

Lots of info out there…. Yay! If original sources are hard for you to find, Genforum can help or you can contact the other researchers (your cousins) in your family lines.

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