When Harriet Wisely was born about 5 January 1829, in Ohio, United States, her father, Edward Wiseley, was 46 and her mother, Leah Tomlinson, was 39. She married Isaac Brandt on 1 November 1849, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 25 years and Polk, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died in March 1896, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.
Scottish (Aberdeenshire): unexplained. Most probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, or perhaps a variant of Whislay, a habitational name from Wisley in Surrey or Whistley Farm in Wiltshire (both of which are named from Old English wisce ‘marshy meadow’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’), though the concentration in Scotland cannot be explained.
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