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Re: Wyley family Ireland, Canada, IA, KS, CO
Posted by: Kay Hawks Date: August 12, 2000 at 06:43:50
In Reply to: Re: Wyley family Ireland, Canada, IA, KS, CO by Carol Ann Farris Thompson of 19

Hi. Would be glad to exchange information with you. I don't know if we have the same Alex - I hope so! I don't have anything about him except his birth date. Here is some documentation about the family:

Dear Wyley friends,

I transcribed some of the forms my mother has on the Wyleys. These were the
papers Mary Wyley filed to obtain her husband's pension. There are some
places that are difficult to read and I will continue to try to figure them
out. I was planning to scan the documents and send them but am having too
much difficulty with the scanner right now. I'll do that when I get the
problem fixed.

Janice Tilman

Mary Wyley's application for her husband William Wyley's pension. Items in
brackets [ ] were crossed out.

Document 1:
William Wyley was born June 17th, 1815
Mary Wiley was born February 11th, 1813
and was married 1842
Samuel Wiley was born October 12th, 1843
Margaret Ann Wiley was born June 29th, 1845
George Wiley was born November 12th, 1847
Alexander Wiley was born February 23rd, 1849
Elizabeth Wiley was born June 2d, 1852
John Wiley was born August 25th, 1854
Albert Wiley was born December 19th 1856
State of Iowa
Howard County We H. B. Mitchell and
G. A. Reider being first duly
Sworn depose and say that they have
this day compared above copy with the
original ________ of the family Record of William
and Mary Wiley and that the ___________ is a
correct & true copy thereof
Subscribed & Sworn to before me C.A. Reider
this 27th day of August 1863 H.B. Mitchell
B. Chapin
Justice of the Peace

Document 2:
State of Iowa
Winneshiek County On this 23 day of September
A.D 1863 personally appeared
before me S. W. Matteson, clerk of the District Court, the same
being a Court of Record [Court] which I certify to be
a Court of Record in and for said Winneshiek County
and State of Iowa Mrs. Mary Wiley, widow of Wm. Wiley
deceased Private in Capt Fornesby Co. Company G 12th
Regiment Iowa Inft Vols. who died at or near St. Louis
Missouri in hospital
Who being duly sworn deposeth & saith that she does
not know the whereabouts of the minister who married Mary
to Wm. Wiley nor of any persons who were present and
saw the marriage and cannot therefore obtain their
testimony and the Bible Record [is the best evidence]
is the best evidence of said marriage which she is
able to provide.
That the following is the name, age and
residence of each and all the children of the said
Mrs. Mary Wiley under sixteen year of age at
the time of their fathers death

Names of Children Age in years Residence
Alexander Thirteen New Oregon
Elizabeth Ten New Oregon
John Eight New Oregon
Albert Six New Oregon

Sworn and subscribed to by the her
_______ Mary Wiley ???????? Mary X Wiley

Document 3:
I certify, on honor, that William Wyley, a Private of
Captain __. D. Fornsby's Company (G) of the 12th Regiment of Infantry
VOLUNTEERS, of the State of Iowa, born in Armagh Co, State
of Ireland, aged 44 years; 5 feet 7 inches high; Dark complexion,
Blue eyes, Black hair, and by occupation a Farmer, who joined for service
and was enrolled (see Note 9) on the 16th day of Sept, 1862, at Decorah, Ia
by Capt JE Smith, for the period of War [years]; and mustered into
the service of the United States on the 16th day of Sept, 1862, at
Decorah Ia, by Capt Smith; and having served
HONESTLY and FAITHFULLY with his Company to the present date, is now
[entitled to] Dead
[DISCHARGE] by reason of Death: Died at New House of Refuge Hosp.
St Louis Mo. of Chronic Dysentery, July 15/63
The said William Wyley was last paid by Paymaster
Maj Clarn, to include the 30th day of April, 1863, and
has pay due him from that time to the present date; he is entitled to pay
and subsistence for
TRAVELING to place of enrollment, and whatever other allowances are
authorized to volunteer
soldiers, drafted men, or militia, so discharged. He has received from the
United States CLOTHING
amounting to Eight 16/100 dollars, since the 16th day of Sept
1862, when his clothing account was last settled. He has received from the
United States
------- /100 dollars advanced BOUNTY.
There is to be stopped from him, on account of the State of -------------,
or other
authorities, for CLOTHING, &c., received on entering service, -------------
/100; and
for other stoppages, viz:
He has been furnished with TRANSPORTATION in kind from the place of his
discharge to
------------------------------------------; and he has been SUBSISTED for
place of enrollment, up to the
-------------------------------------------------------------, 186 .
He is indebted to ----------------------------------------------, SUTLER,
He is indebted to ----------------------------------------------, LAUNDRESS,
Given in Duplicate, at Nashville Tenn., this 12th day
of December 1864.
Lt. Col 12th Iowa Vol Inft

Document 4:
State of Iowa
Winneshiek County On this 6th day of November
1867, Personally came before
Me a Notary Public in and for said County, Mary
Wiley widow of William Wiley who was a member
of Co. "G" 12th Regt Iowa Vols-
The said Mary Wiley is personally known to me
believe her to be a person of truth & veracity-who being
by Me duly sworn saith that the she still remains the widow
of the said William Wiley-
That she has made application for Pension
that the declaration made by her No. I5.055 is a correct
declaration taken from the Bible Record-
That Elizabeth Wiley was born June 2, 1852
John A. Wiley was born August 25, 1854
Albert Franklin Wiley was born Dec 19, 1856
That a declaration was made by her since, before the
Clerk of Court of Howard Co. Iowa for _________ Pension
that she is satisfied that said Clerk made a mistake
in the dates of the birth-that the above is a correct
copy of the dates of the Bible Record, and that record is a
correct Record of the births of said children

H Trip her
S. Meiser Mary X Wiley
B. Hutchinson mark
Sworn & Subscribed to before me &
certify that the contents of the foregoing statement are ___
& fully made known to the said Mary Wiley before signing
as ______ my hand & seal-and that I have no interest
in the prosecution of this claim- N. B_________
Notary Public

I have been corresponding with descendents of Samuel (my ggrandfather) Margaret, Elizabeth and Albert Franklin - would love to add Alexander to the list. They settled in Northeast Iowa - I would think it very likely he could have married someone born in Illinois. Thanks for your response. Feel free to e-mail me direct.

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