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Re: Jacob B. Wisecarver / Tennessee
Posted by: Carole Thomason (ID *****3712) Date: July 21, 2004 at 15:33:40
In Reply to: Re: Jacob B. Wisecarver / Tennessee by Mike Snider of 219

Hi, Mike,

I would like to good-naturedly challenge some of your info about Jake and Finley. I hope you don't mind.

I don't think John Finley was the son of William Z. I believe he was the son of James, who was the son of Harmon (Samuel's brother), based on census records:
1880 census Greene Co., TN, p. 65C:
James Wisecarver, age 34
Martha, age 26
Finley, age 9 M
Martin H., age 7 M
Thomas G., age 5 M
Robert, age 1 M
1880 census Green Co., TN, p. 57D:
Wm. Wisecarver, age 31
Mary, age 30
Elanor, age 4 F
Earnest, age 2 M
Etta, age 1 F
1900 census Greene Co., TN, p. 51:
William Wisecarver, Dec 1848, age 51, m 26 yrs
Mary A., Apr 1850, age 50, 9 children born, 9 still living
Earnest, July 1877, age 22 M
Elizabeth A., Jan 1881, age 19 F
Samuel G., Mar 1883, age 17 M
William A., July 1885, age 14 M
Danah M., May 1889, age 12 M
Hugh S., Nov. 1890, age 9 M
Joseph A., July 1894, age 5 M
(the 2 children unaccounted for in 1900 would be Elanor & Etta mentioned in 1800 but probably married by 1900)

Also, the 1910 census entry for Finley does not show a son named Jake or Jacob:
1910 census Greene Co., TN p. 231a:
Finley J. Wisecarver, age 39, married 20 yrs
Susan, age 38, 7 children born, 6 still living
Anna M., age 19 F
Gussie E., age 15 F
Arnis L., age 11 F
Sallie K., age 9 F
Lewis L., age 7 M
Mary C., age 2 F

BTW, cemetery records indicate Finley's birthdate as 30 Dec 1870 - he is buried in Scoot Community, aka Old Mill, Cemetery in Greene County.

What's your take on this? Please let me know if you've found any additional information. My e-mail address is and also I have a webpage at (scroll down and click on "Wisecarver").

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