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Re: Mary (Polly) Wiley from Chester, SC
Posted by: Adam Wylie Kin (ID *****2390) Date: September 15, 2006 at 10:44:56
In Reply to: Mary (Polly) Wiley from Chester, SC by Lyn Epstein of 1209

In Chester, virtually all Wylies spelled the named as such.

Many of the females who went west lost the spelling and these lines ended up with the Wiley spelling irrespective of the other usage having been well-established.

The lady you described is not known to our data base, but appears perhaps to have been in Chester for only a part of a generation. We have many Wylie lines in Chester and most are yet to be attached to anyone beyond an early American ancestor.

You will need to find out maybe a little more to place her particularly due to the limited info included in the 1820, 1810, 1800 and 1790 censuses. Do not be surprised if it is the grandparents who came from Scotland, or the parents when children, for the high percentage of South Carolina Wylie/Wiley of this time period were Ulster Scots under one terminology or the more standard Scots-Irish, coming from the north of Ireland, mainly in the counties of what is now North Ireland of the United Kingdom.

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