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Posted by: Rebecca Smith (ID *****2932) Date: February 10, 2008 at 12:25:58
In Reply to: NC/GA/AL by Frank Powell of 52

My husband descend's from Curtis Wheatley. Elizabeth Dooley is his wife. These are his known children:

1.unkown male Wheatley b. abt 1798 ( 1800 Guilford Co, NC census)

2. unknown female Wheatley b. 1799 ( 1800 Guilford Co, NC census). This could possiby be Neaty Wheatley who married Elijah Harris 23 Oct 1833 Jefferson Co, AL.

3. Jesse B. Wheatley b. 1805 NC, married 3 Sep 1831 Jefferson Co, AL to Sarah Reed

4. Nathan W or F Wheatley b. abt 1813 GA, married 3 Jul 1833 Jefferson Co, AL to Elizabeth Gowen

5. Newton B Wheatley b. abt 1819 GA, married Nancy A Staggs 14 Aug 1839 Jefferson Co, AL.

Curtis and Elizabeth were on the 1840 Jefferson CO, AL. I don't know about the 1850. Newton B. Wheatley moved to Pontotoc Co, Mississippi and died there.

Curtis Wheatley was born, I think, abt 1776 in either Maryland or Virginia. His parents were James and Elizabeth Wheatley. Here is James Wheatley's will:

Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 2, Pages 223 -224
Executed 04 Sep 1810
In the name of God, Amen I James Wheatley of the county of Russell & State of Virginia being weak in body but of sound memory blesed be god do this eighth day of march in the year of our lord 1801 Make and bublish this my last will & testiment in manner following that is to say first the claim of land & the movable property I now live to be to my wife Elisabeth Wheatley during her widowhood for the seporte of her childring after the death of my wife Elisabeth of after the said elisabeth should marry again I also give all the above mentioned land and property to be equally divided between my wife Elizabeth nine least children except that my son Joseph Wheatley to leave one dollar allso my son Custis one dollar allso my son Abel to have one dollar allso my son Richard one dollar allso my son Jessey one dollar allso my son James one dollar allso my daughter Leah owing one dollar allso my daughter Priscilla one dollar and I make my loving wife Elisabeth overseer of this my will to thake care and see the same preformed accodering to my true intent meaning & for ther pane I gave to them & in witness hereof the said James Wheatly have to this my last will & testament set mt hand & seal the day and date above written signed sealed and delivered by the said James Wheateley and as for the last will & testament in the presents of us who were present at the signings & sealings thereto.
James X Wheatley (Seal)
William Bond
John Burton
Ralph o Kilgore
At a Court held for Russell County the 4th day of September 1810
This Instrument of writing was exhibited in court as & for the last will & testament of James Wheatley dec'd & proven by the oath of Ralph Kilgore one of the witnesses thareto &
At a Court held for the sd county the 2d day of Oct 1810
This instrument of writing was huther proved by the oath of Wm Bond another of the witnesses thareto and ordered to be recorded.
James P. Carrell D.C.

I think it is most likely the family of James Wheatley came from Maryland or Virginia. Jams Wheatley's eldest son, Joseph Wheatley, was born abt 1769 Delaware. Another son of James Wheatley's, Jesse Wheatley, was born abt 1782/1784 in either North CArolina or Maryland.

Here is the earliest known record I have of James Wheatley.

Abstracts of Land Entries, Guilford County, North Carolina 1779-1796 and Rockingham County, North Carolina 1790-1795 by Dr. A. B. Pruitt

Entry: Guilford County, # 2574??? ( name illegilbe.) 30 apr 1787, James Wheatley enters 200 acres in Guilford County on waters of Horse Penn or Pinn Creek, border on North West of William Brittain's deeded land and THomas Thornbury's deeded land; includes improvement he lives on and improvement he formerly lived on.

James Wheatley has a daughter, Leah, who married Edward Owens. He performed a few marriages of the Wheatley family.

Rebecca Smith

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