When Wesley Scribner was born about 1813, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, Lewis Smith Scribner, was 49 and his mother, Susan Redden, was 34. He married Martha Patsy Jones in 1835, in Shelby, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Illinois, United States for about 5 years and Flat Branch Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States for about 5 years. In 1850, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as i was a farmer in Flat Branch Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States. He died on 19 June 1894, in Pleak, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Long Grove, Lake, Illinois, United States.
English: variant of Scrivener . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.
History: The Scribner family that founded the American publishing house was established in America by one Benjamin Scrivener, who settled in Norwalk, CT, in 1680. The present form of the name was adopted after 1742. The firm was established in 1846 by Charles Scribner (1821–71), who was born in NY, where his father was established as a prosperous merchant.