Russell Bird Wiley

1831–26 December 1872 (Age 41)
Giles, Virginia, United States

The Life of Russell Bird

When Russell Bird Wiley was born in 1831, in Giles, Virginia, United States, his father, Absolem Edward "Ned" Wiley, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Phipps, was 23. He married Matilda Elizabeth Ratliff on 29 March 1854, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mercer, Virginia, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 26 December 1872, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in United States.

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Family Time Line

Russell Bird Wiley
1831–1872
Matilda Elizabeth Ratliff
1832–1880
Marriage: 29 March 1854
Mary Jane Wiley
1856–
James G. Wiley
1856–
George W. Wiley
1859–1860
Charles Wiley
1865–
Marion Scott Wiley
1868–1930
Amanda E Wiley
1868–1937
Henderson Wiley
1872–
Laura Wiley
1872–
George Wiley
1877–

Spouse and Children

    Male1831–1872Male

    Matilda Elizabeth Ratliff

    Female1832–1880Female

MARRIAGE
29 March 1854
Monroe, West Virginia, United States
children

(9)

    Mary Jane Wiley

    Female1856–Female

    James G. Wiley

    Male1856–Male

    George W. Wiley

    Male1859–1860Male

    Charles Wiley

    Male1865–Male

    Marion Scott Wiley

    Male1868–1930Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Absolem Edward "Ned" Wiley

    Male1807–1892Male

    Elizabeth "Betsy" Phipps

    Female1808–1877Female

siblings

(10)

    Male1831–1872Male

    Sophia Adeline Wiley

    Female1834–1929Female

    Joseph Wiley

    Male1834–Male

    Lewis C Wiley

    Male1834–Male

    Male1838–1927Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 13

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of Wylie .2 Possibly also English, a habitational name from Wylye in Wiltshire, named for the Wylye river ( see Wilton ).3 English: possibly a variant of Willey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rupel M Wiley in household of Absolem Wiley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Russell B Wiley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Russell B Wiley, "West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971"

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