Feb. 9, 1912

Vol. XX1 No. 40


Wiley Whitley, who married Mary Smith of Laurens county, accompanied the Paulks to Irwin.

They settled near Willacoochee creek and not long after, they bought the lot of land now owned by Tom Whitley for $30. The elder Whitley was an orphan boy and had few opportunities in life but was industrious and thrived, raising a large family who have become prosperous, honorable citizens.

They were the parents of Wiley, Thoday, Micajah, Tom, George, John, Richard, Mary and Jane.

Judge Wiley, son of Wiley I, was Ordinary of Irwin county and the first County School Comissioner of Irwin. He served in the war; married Susan Fussell: she died. He then married Mrs. Kate Hobby, formerly Kate Henderson, daughter of Faraby. She had one daughter, Sally, who married Dr. Wiley Fussell; they parted; she then married Dan Hall. The children of Wiley were: Sullis, Alice, Ludie, Ida, Ada, Pearl, Salanda, Wiley, Reason and Anna.

Sullis, the oldest daughter never married.

Alice married George Young: their children: Cora married Albert Paulk, Gilbert, Katie, Martha, Hubert, Sykes and Autrey, single.

Ludie, son of Wiley II, married Ella Dix; children all small.

Ida, daughter of Wiley II, married J.Y. Paulk; children small.

Ada, daughter of Wiley II, married Clinton Harper.

Pearl died of Typhoid fever. She was a member of Willachoochee church and requested Rev. Albert Sutton to refrain from politics and made him promise on her death bed never to enter the political field again. She claimed that he had a more important duty to perform in preaching and teaching the word of God.

Wiley married Bertha Whiddon.

Slanda, Reason and Annie, not married.

Thoday, daughter of Wiley I, married Boney Fussell; he died. Their children were Dr. Wiley and Jacob.

Dr. Wiley married Sally Hobby; they parted; he then married Martha Hunter; she died. He next married Sally Young. He was killed by Wm. Brantley, leaving John, Beulah, and other small children.

Jacob, son of Rhody, daughter of Wiley I, married Catherine McInnis, daughter of Archie McInnis, father of Sheriff Dan McInnis. They were divorced. He next married Sussie Redick.

Micajah, son of Wiley I, died in the war.

Tom Whitley, son of Wiley I, married Nannie Harden, daughter of Elder Harden. She died leaving Willie, who married Betty Paulk.

William, son of Tom, died of Typhoid fever in 1908, after being married about a week.

Tom Whitley, son of Wiley I, next married Matilda Fletcher, daughter of Sandy Jim. Their children were: Jim, George and John. They died with fever. Jim, George and Willia, died in a few weeks and were buried at the Paulk cemetery. The whole family were stricken with the disease at the same time. John died a year later.

Nannie, who also was afflicted with the fever, recovered and married Pearlie Harper, son of Buck.

The other children are: Theron, Beauford, Frank and Royce, all small. Mary died in infancy. Matilda died Nov. 26, 1911.

George, son of Wiley I, married Margaret Henderson. He died, leaving Mary, Judy, Wiley and Fereby.

Mary married Benning Hobby.

Wiley married Mary Paulk, daughter of Dan Paulk. He is Clerk of Superior Court of Ben Hill County.

Fareby married John Roberts, he died. She then married Thomas Boykin.

Julia is single.

Richard Whitley, son of Wiley I, married Jane McMillan. He died, leaving Becky, Sally, Sarah and Sophronia, all single.

John married Maude Wilcox, daughter of J.K. Wilcox.

Archie married Lula Mixon, daughter of George Mixon.

Thomas married Dora Vickers, daughter of Youngie Vickers.

Wiley is single.

John, son of Wiley Whitley I, married Martha Henderson. He died, leaving Jim, Ella, Della, Tommie, Lula and Lillian.

Jim is Ordinary of Irwin County. He married Mattie Royal, daughter of Prof. W.J. Royal; she died at Ocilla.

Ella married Jim Royal, son of Prof. Royal; he was elected tax receiver of Irwin in 1910.

Della married Frank Ewen, son of Dave Ewen.

Tommie married Essie Paulk, daughter of J.Y. Paulk. Lula and Lillian are single.

Mary Jane, daughter of Wiley Whitley I, married John McMillan, son of old Archibald McMillan. (In the McMillan group).

Jacob Whitley, son of Wiley I, married Caroline Gaskins.

Their children:

Walter married Annie Cannon.

Oliver married Nannie Guest.

Jordan and Wortie, single.

They settled near Tifton, in Berrien county, and then the boys grew up they embarked in the mercantile business at Tifton.

John Whitley, brother of Wiley I, married Polly Purvis. Their children were: Jacob, Dicey, Martha, Nancy, Sarah, Annie, Wiley and Needham.

Jacob married Mary Grantham; he died in 1901, leaving; Piety, who married Jacob Barnes; Martha, who married Bud Broughton; Rhody, who married John Walker; Jack, who married Sarah Roberts; and Jim, not married.

Dicey married Sidney Morris; they moved to Florida.

Martha married Jack Harper. Their children were: Needham, Mack, Rance and Pearly; Annie who married Micajah Harper, and Tom, who married Miss Metz.

Nancy, daughter of John, married Dick Roberts.

Sarah Ann, daughter of John married Peter Harper. Their children were: Seward, who married Miss Vickers, and John.

Wiley, son of John, married Mary Burns. Their children were: Jennie, who married George Dykes; Maggie, Ida, Ed, Needham, John, Jim, and Albert, not married.

Needham, son of John, married Nancy Roberts. Their children were: Sol, who married Nancy McMillan; Jacob, who married Roxey Roberts; she died; he next married Miss Hickman; George married Hettie Sutton; Dan married Kate Grantham; Warren married Gertie McMillan; Judy married Wiley Stone. Jim, Ava, and Charlie, single.

Rhody Whitley, sister of Wiley I, and John, married John Henderson, brother of Dan, father of Nas, etc. (In the Henderson group).

Becky, daughter of Dicey, married Dan Tucker. (In the Tucker group).

Tom, son of Dicey, married Margaret Paulk.

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