Henry Wiseley

9 July 1816–18 November 1882 (Age 66)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Wiseley was born on 9 July 1816, in Ohio, United States, his father, Edward Wiseley, was 33 and his mother, Leah Tomlinson, was 26. He married Lorraine Bright on 7 June 1831, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 18 November 1882, in Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wiseley
Mary Catherine Woolley
Marriage: 18 June 1848
Naomi Wiseley
William H. Wiseley
Charles C. Wiseley
Edward Hugh Wiseley
Welcome George Wiseley
Mary E. Wiseley
Thomas Jefferson Wiseley
James M. Wiseley
Emily Frances Wiseley

Spouse and Children


    Mary Catherine Woolley


18 June 1848
Cass, Indiana, United States


    Naomi Wiseley


    William H. Wiseley


    Charles C. Wiseley




+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 9

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 20

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling, found mostly in Ireland, of Scottish Wisely .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Wisley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Wisley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Wiseley, "United States Census, 1850"

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