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Clopton Family Genealogical Society

 

 

 

 

Ann Gunn (Clopton) Wiley

 

 

 

 

Mary Clopton (Wiley) Harris

 

 

 

Charles Jenkins Harris, Sr.

 

 

 

Eight sons of Mary Clopton (Wiley) and her husband, Charles Jenkins Harris, Sr.

Made January 1, 1897 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, on their mother’s 60th birthday.

[back row from left] Howell Clopton Harris; Stephen Elliott Harris; Marion Wiley Harris;

Henry Lumpkin Harris; and, Charles Jenkins, Harris, Jr.

[front row from left]  Francis Bartow Harris; Iverson Lewis Harris, II.; and,

Eugene Blount Harris

 

 

William Clopton, Gentleman + Ann Booth

William Clopton + Joyce Wilkinson

Waldegrave Clopton + Unity Alford

David Clopton, Sr., + Mary Ann Vanderwall

Alford Clopton, M.D., C.S.A. + Sarah “Sallie” Kendrick

Ann Gunn Clopton + Jack Barnett Wiley, Sr., M.D.

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Jack Barnett3 Wiley, Sr., MD, of Sparta, Georgia  (Moses2, Moses1)1 was born November 21, 1803 in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia2, and died June 22, 1861 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon3.  He married Ann Gunn Clopton February 25, 1836 in Vineville, Bibb County, Georgia4, daughter of Alford Clopton and Sarah Kendrick.  She was born November 12, 1816 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia5, and died in Georgia and buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.

        Dr. Jack Wiley and his twin brother, Laird Harris Wiley, are both buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.  Each man's tombstone shows the same date of birth, November, 21, 1803; yet Dr. Jack's says the place of birth was Hancock County, while Laird's says his was Baldwin County.  After they were born a section of one of these counties was shifted to the other which would explain the inconsistency.

        Dr. Wiley's will is found in the Bibb County, Georgia, Will Book B (1851-1871) which has been indexed.  His will, written June 15, 1861 and probated July 2, 1861, names his wife, Ann G., children, Charles M. Wiley, David L. Wiley, John B. Wiley, Mary C. Harris, Eugenia Blount, and Anna L. Wiley.  Witnesses were John J. Gresham, James Mercer Green, and J. S. Baxter.  Property mentioned includes a plantation in Alabama.

       

Children of Jack Wiley and Ann Clopton are:

+      2                 i.    Mary Clopton4 Wiley, of Macon, born January 1, 1837 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died July 20, 1914 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.

+      3                ii.    Charles Moses Wiley, C.S.A, born July 30, 1841 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

+      4               iii.    Eugenia Clopton Wiley, born January 19, 1843.

        5               iv.    David Leroy Wiley, born February 12, 1839.

        6                v.    Anna Lamar Wiley, born March 19, 1849.

+      7               vi.    John Barnett Wiley, Jr., born July 3, 1854.

        8              vii.    Kate Wiley.

        9             viii.    Blue Eyes Wiley.

        10              ix.    Infant Wiley.

        11               x.    Infant Wiley.

        12              xi.    Infant Wiley.

        13             xii.    Infant Wiley.

        14            xiii.    Infant Wiley.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Mary Clopton4 Wiley, of Macon (Jack Barnett3, Moses2, Moses1) was born January 1, 1837 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, and died July 20, 1914 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.  She married Charles Jenkins Harris, Sr., of Milledgeville6 January 13, 1857 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, son of Iverson Harris and Mary Davies.  He was born November 26, 1833 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, and died January 22, 1893 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.

       

Children of Mary Wiley and Charles Harris are:

        15               i.    Mary Euphemia5 Harris, of Macon, born April 26, 1858 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died January 4, 1907 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.  She married Robert Whitfield December 19, 1877.

        16              ii.    Jack Wiley Harris, Sr., of Macon, born June 17, 1859 in Thomasville, Georgia; died February 1, 1932 in Seattle, Washington.  He married Flora Bell McCormick July 8, 1896 in Tacoma, Washington.

        17             iii.    Iverson Lewis Harris, II, of Macon, born November 25, 1860 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died September 13, 1921 in Port Loma, California.  He married Jimmie Sneider October 31, 1883 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

        18             iv.    Charles Wiley Harris, of Macon, born November 24, 1861 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died September 13, 1862 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.

        19              v.    Eugene Blount Harris, of Macon, born February 19, 1863 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died October 6, 1935 in Lake City, Florida and buried Macon, Georgia.  He married Mary Ayres Simpson January 12, 1887 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

        20             vi.    Clara Ophelia Harris, of Macon, born October 25, 1864 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia; died July 14, 1941 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.  She married Marshall Hall Bland September 14, 1889 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

        21            vii.    Stephen Elliot Harris, of Macon, born October 15, 1866 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died September 1, 1907 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.  He married Lula Lewis September 12, 1886 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

        22           viii.    Howell Clopton Harris, of Macon, born December 19, 1868 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died October 13, 1935 in Cordele, Georgia.

        23              ix.    Marion Wiley Harris, of Macon, born June 22, 1870 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died July 23, 1912 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia.  He married Sarah Harriet Hazelhurst July 12, 1900 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

        24               x.    Henry Lumpkin Harris, of Macon7, born December 21, 1871 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died September 4, 1935 in Haverhill, Massachusetts and buried Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.  He married Linnie May Heath, of Massachusetts December 24, 1891 in Haverhill, Massachusetts; born January 20, 1872 in Haverhill, Massachusetts; died April 6, 1962 in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

        25              xi.    Anne Clopton Harris, of Macon, born August 15, 1873 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died April 14, 1891 in Salem, Salem College, North Carolina and buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.

        26             xii.    Francis Bartow Harris, Sr., of Macon, born July 15, 1875 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died April 21, 1935 in Thomasville, Georgia and buried Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville.  He married Julia Holmes, of South Carolina April 20, 1909 in Statesburg, South Carolina; born in Statesburg, South Carolina.

        27            xiii.    Charles Jenkins Harris, Jr., of Macon, born October 21, 1877 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died March 14, 1962 in Gainesville, Florida and buried Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Florida.  He married Lois Hale June 15, 1910 in Gainesville, Florida.

 

 

        3.  Charles Moses4 Wiley, C.S.A (Jack Barnett3, Moses2, Moses1)8 was born July 30, 1841 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.  He married Sarah Juliette Reid9 December 15, 1863 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia by The Rev. Geo. G. N. MacDonell at the home of Col. A. S. Reid, daughter of Alexander Reid and Maria Jourdan.  She was born Abt. 1843 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, probably10.

        Colonel Wiley received his rudimentary education at the schools of Macon, subsequently attending the seminary at Eatonton.  He graduated from the Military College at Marietta, Georgia.  In April 1861, he enlisted in the Macon Volunteers.  After serving 10 months with Company B, 2nd Georgia Battalion, he was promoted to the adjutancy of the 44th Georgia, with which regiment he served two and one half years.  He took part in numerous engagements in the Valley of Virginia, was at Seven Pines, in both battles of Fredericksburg, all the fight around Richmond, and many other hard fought engagements.  Although severely wounded in the right thigh at Ellison's Mill, Virginia, June 26, 1862, he continued in service until the close of the war.  He never fully recovered from the effects of this injury.

See "A Fine Officer and A Gentleman"

       

Children of Charles Wiley and Sarah Reid are:

        28               i.    Sidney Reid5 Wiley, Spanish-Am War.  He married Judith Gamble.

The only surviving son, he enlisted in the Macon volunteers at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, his company later becoming Company F of the First Georgia volunteer infantry.  He served a short time as private and was then commissioned first lieutenant and later captain of Company A, Third United States volunteers, commanded by Col. Patrick H. Ray of the United States Army, with which he served eight months in Cuba.  When he returned he was broken down in health, having contracted tuberculosis.  He was mustered out in May 1899, at Macon, and his death occurred on September 13, 1902, as the direct result of the exposures and other hardships endured by him while serving as a soldier in Cuba.  "Cyclopedia of Georgia," see Bibliography

        29              ii.    Mamie A. Wiley.  She married Lawson Brown, Sr., of Macon.

 

 

        4.  Eugenia Clopton4 Wiley (Jack Barnett3, Moses2, Moses1) was born January 19, 184311.  She married James Henderson Blount, Sr., C.S.A. 1861. 

                For more about the life of Eugenia Clopton Wiley and James Henderson Blount, see "When All Is Said and Done”

       

Children of Eugenia Wiley and James Blount are:

        30               i.    Sallie5 Blount.  She married Braxton Bragg Comer.

        31              ii.    Dolly Blount.  She married Walter Lamar.

A Georgia Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is named for Dolly.  Dolly wrote a book about her life, "When All Is Said and Done."  (Published by the University of Georgia in 1952)

        32             iii.    James Henderson Blount, Jr, Esq, Spanish- Am War.

"Jim" was an intellectual.  It is reported he read Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," when he was nine years old. He attended Macon public schools, and like his father, he was an honors graduate of the University of Georgia.  He graduated from Columbia University in 1891 and practiced law in Macon.  He served in the Spanish American War.  His fellow soldiers nicknamed him, "Plato," because while on KP duty, he was once seen stirring the pot with one hand and holding a copy of Plato's works, in Greek, in the other."  For more about his life, see "When All Is Said and Done"

 

 

        7.  John Barnett4 Wiley, Jr. (Jack Barnett3, Moses2, Moses1) was born July 3, 1854.  He married Julia Ida Wilder March 6, 1877 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. 

       

Children of John Wiley and Julia Wilder are:

        33               i.    Ethel Lucile5 Wiley12, died Bef. 1937.  She married Joseph Gordon McGough, Sr.; born 1886 in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia; died December 1970 in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia.

        34              ii.    May Wiley.

        35             iii.    David Wiley.

        36             iv.    John Wiley.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Special thanks to Carole Elizabeth Scott, Ph.D. and Lee Graham, Jr., M.Div who provided the information for this family.

2.  Bibb County, Macon, Georgia, 1860 Census,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives).

3.  Death Notice, A Macon Newspaper, Dated June 26, 1861.

4.  Automated Archives, Inc., Marriage Records, Georgia, 1700-1850,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton), "CD-ROM."

5.  Bibb County, Macon, Georgia, 1860 Census,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives).

6.  Lee Graham, Jr., M.Div. provided the information for this family unless otherwise noted.  In 1992, Rev. Graham had in his possession the Harris Family Bible from which most of this information was obtained.  A copy of this Bible registry is located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy of Rev. Graham

7.  Lee Graham, Jr., M.Div. provided this information unless otherwise noted.

8.  Wood, Faith of Our Fathers,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton), p. 117, 130, He is recorded as a Probationer May 15, 1859 and taken into membership November 13, 1859.  He is described as single and a resident of Eatonton.  He is listed as a resident of Macon, Georgia by his marriage date, December 15, 1864.

9.  Wood, Faith of Our Fathers,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton), p. 101, 121, 131, 179, Date of Baptism May 29, 1859 by The Rev. C. W. Key (Caleb W. Key).  She is a probationer November 15, 1859 and taken into membership November 20, 1859.  She is described as single.  Their marriage takes place at the home of her father.  It is noted she is removed from membership December 1863 and that she married Wylly(sp.).

10.  Otto, 1850 Census of Putnam County, Georgia,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society, Inc.), p. 24, She is 7.

11.  Bibb County, Macon, Georgia, 1860 Census,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives).

12.  Carole Elizabeth Scott, Ph.D. provided this information unless otherwise noted.

 

 

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