Posted By:Jane Ries
Subject:Re: Book on Madison Co.,AL re: Southern Union Man
Post Date:October 04, 2004 at 20:02:58
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None that I know of came by boat. James Wiley was discharged from the Confederate Army some time after the Battle of Shiloh. They followed the Union lines whenever possible and stayed with the troops for a while. They eventually got on a train that took them to Nashville. They stayed there until after the Battle of Nashville and finished their journey to Illinois. Angeline Hightower Livingston made the same journey. By the end of the war, several men from the 1st Alabama USA also came north. They were Henry and Aaron Livingston, John and Marion Hightower, and a Blevins, as well as Jame's half brother, Thomas Wiley. Some only stayed for a year or two and then went to Scott County Arkansas. Aaron was Angeline's husband, Marion and John were her brothers, and Thomas Wiley married Martha Hightower. There are still Wiley, Livingstn, and Hightower descendents in Effingham Co., Illinois today. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.