Person:Alexander Wiley (4)

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Alexander Wiley
m. 3 OCT 1738
  1. John Wiley1739 -
  2. Peter Wiley1740 - 1805
  3. Alexander Wiley1742 - 1822
  4. Mary Wiley1744 -
  5. Thomas Wiley1745-1760 -
  6. William Wiley1745-1760 -
  7. Elizabeth Wiley1745-1760 -
  8. Sarah Wiley1745-1760 -
m. 4 April 1786
  1. Ann Wileyabt 1787 -
  2. Mary Wileyabt 1794 - 1853
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Name Alexander Wiley
Gender Male
Birth? 29 August 1742 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marriage Bond 21 March 1786 Augusta County, Virginiato Margaret Callahan
Marriage 4 April 1786 Augusta County, Virginiato Margaret Callahan
Death? 1822 Montgomery County, Virginia

Alexander Wiley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 44.--19th August, 1765. John Willey (Wiley) to Peter and Alex. Wiley, sons of John, £200, 400 acres on New River, Francis Riley's line. Delivered: Pat. Lockhart, September, 1772.


Disposition of Land in Augusta County:


  • Alexander Wiley sold (some or all of the land acquired on New River in 1765) land to Andrew McCartney, prior to 21 June 1791, (as listed in the record below of Margaret Wylie relinquishing dower in deed to Andrew McCartney).


Will of Alexander Wiley

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ALEXANDER WILEY

In the name of God, Amen this twenty first day of November, one thousand eight hundred twenty two, I, Alexander Wiley being advanced in years and weak in body but of sound mind, memory and understanding calling to mind the mortality of my body, and that it is appointed for all men once to die, do see cause to make this my last Will and Testament, that is to say I commend my soul to Almighty God, and my body to the grave to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my wife and Executors; and what worldly good the Lord helped me with in this life.
I dispose of the same in the following manner and form that is to say: It is my will and I do ordain that all my lawful debts funeral expenses and Doctor's charges if any there be shall be paid and lawfully discharged; I will and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife, all my cleared land. All my Plantation tools, with exceptions my wagon and gears the loom, all the grain that is on the place growed and growing the Croper's share excepted with all the hay to for use and benefit, her choice two of my two horses, her choice two of my cows, and what part one pleasure to keep, of my sheep and hogs, all my household furniture during her life, and all house pleasures and no part of her legacy shall be praised.
I will and bequeath unto my grandson Alexander Shockey all the land that I have on the East side of little river, and my large bible and rifle guns, and if he should die before he is lawful age the land shall belong to his brother Preston, and if both should die under age the land is be my daughter's Polly Shockey, during her life.
I will and bequeath unto my son James Wiley one hundred and fifty acres, of the land I have on the West side of little river joining the land Mr. Garaunt to begin at Reed's line and of that end next to said Garaunt land to have his hundred and fifty acres, and he may improve it as he pleases but shall no dispose of it during my wife's lifetime.
I will and bequeath unto my grandson Andrew Wiley and my son Robert Wiley the balance of my land on the West side of river after my wife's decrease, and if the Andrew Wiley should die before he is of lawful age and the land to revert to my son Robert Wiley; I will unto my daughter Polly Shockey thirty dollars.
I will unto my other five children that is John Wiley, Alexander Wiley, Ann Huff, Jane Wiley and Sally Wiley twenty shillings each.
It is my will that the balance of my stock still and still tubs, Kegs and apple mill shall be sold to the highest bidder and the price to pay the above legacies and the balance if any there be to be paid to my wife to dispose of as she sees proper I do nominate and appoint my trusty and good friends John Geraunt and Henry Shockey to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament in Witness Whereof I set my hand and seal the day and year above written, signed and acknowledged in the presence of:
Signed Alexander Wiley
John Long
Peter Guerrant
Henry Poff
Wm. Durman

Records of Alexander Wiley

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:


  • Page 185.-(abt. Sept./Nov. 1785)-Tests Thomas Brown, Alex. Wiley, John Willey.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 21, 1791. - (471) Margaret, wife of Alexander Wiley, relinquishes dower in deed to Andrew McCartney.


Information on Alexander Wiley

ID: I06817 Name: Alexander Wiley 1 Sex: M Name: Alex. Wills 2 Note: Source: History of Highland County p 174 List of Surveys and patents Wiley, Alexander:(1) 200 - 1780 - Dry Br[anch] - P. 1782 (2) 91 - 1782 - JR [Jackson River], above King's Bottom - P. 1782

Source: History of Highland County p 348 Alexander - bro of Robert

Source: Lyman Chakley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Vol 2, pg 285, Marriage Bonds: 1786--March 21, Alexander Wiley and Margaret Callaghan; surety, Charles Callaghan.

Source: Lyman Chakley Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 Vol 2, pg 347 1786 - 1786, January 2d--By Rev. Saml. Shannon: John Clayton and Margaret Rice; February 21st, Wm. Rider and Mary Brisco; April 4th, Edward Stuart and Mary Callaghan; April 4th, Alex. Wills (s/b Wiley)and Margaret Callaghan

Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vahighla/1776land.htm#top Land Holdings in Highland County around the time of the Revolution The list of surveys and patents given below, and dating from before 1790, has been compiled from the records of the Surveyor's office of Augusta and in the Land Office of Virginia. The name of the person for whom the tract was surveyed or patented is followed first by the number of acres, next by the year of the survey or grant, and then by a description of its location. Unless this is followed by a capital P (for patent, the tract is a survey. Otherwise, it is a patent granted in the same year. In the following list, "adj. himself" refers to a tract surveyed or patented by the person at an earlier date. Wiley, Alexander: (1) 200-1780-Dry Branch-P. 1782 (2) 91-1782-Jackson's River, above King's Bottom-P. 1782


Marriage 1 Margaret Callihan b: BEF 1765 Married: 4 APR 1786 in Augusta County, Virginia 1 3 Note: Lyman Chakley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Vol 2, pg 285, Marriage Bonds: 1786--March 21, Alexander Wiley and Margaret Callaghan; surety, Charles Callaghan.

Lyman Chakley Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 Vol 2, pg 347 1786 - 1786, January 2d--By Rev. Saml. Shannon: John Clayton and Margaret Rice; February 21st, Wm. Rider and Mary Brisco; April 4th, Edward Stuart and Mary Callaghan; April 4th, Alex. Wills and Margaret Callaghan;


Sources: Title: Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 Author: Lyman Chakley Repository: Note: 3 Volumes Media: Book Page: Vol 2, pg 285 Text: Marriage Bonds: 1786--March 21, Alexander Wiley and Margaret Callaghan; surety, Charles Callaghan. Title: Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 Author: Lyman Chakley Repository: Note: 3 Volumes Media: Book Page: Vol 2, pg 347 Text: Marriage Returns of Rev. Saml. Shannon 1786 April 4th, Alex. Wills and Margaret Callaghan;. Title: Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 Author: Lyman Chakley Repository: Note: 3 Volumes Media: Book Page: Vol 2, pg 347 Text: Marriage Returns of Rev. Saml. Shannon 1786 April 4th, Alex. Wills and Margaret Callaghan;