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Wiley James Parish 

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Wyatt Parish
1785 - 1840

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1790 - 1840
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Wiley James Parish
1810 - 1860
Wiley James Parish was born about 1810 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1860 somewhere in Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 50 years old.

Wiley, his wife and his oldest child were born somewhere in Georgia. Around 1839 they moved to Northern Florida. Tax records indicate they lived in Gadsden County Florida between 1840 and 1856. They passed away sometime between 1856 and 1860. In the 1860 census the children are living with their sister, Sarah Parish Floyd.

A Wyatt Wesley Parish married Sarah Wester in 1826 in Telfair Co, GA. It is a possibility that Wyatt is Wiley's brother and Sarah is Mahala's sister.

Wiley and Mahala had the following children:
  1. Sarah Parish (born abt 1838) in GA -married Theophilus Floyd in 1851;
  2. Stephen Parish (born abt 1840) in Gadsden County, FL. Married Sarah Dennis in 1866 in Gadsden County, FL;
  3. Alferd Parish (born 1842);
  4. William Parish (1843);
  5. Martha Jane Parish born (4/12/1846 -1/20/1923). She married Reuben A. Strickland in 1867 in Liberty County, FL;
  6. Wiley Marshall Parish (March 1846). He married Georgiana Willis(1853) in 1869 in Liberty County, FL. Later he married Rachael Spears (born about 1883) in Calhoun Co. FL.
  7. Mary Parish (born 1852). She married J.M. Forehand;
  8. Caroline Parish (born 1856)She married Edward N. Holley(1821) on (10-17-1873)in Liberty Co., FL.
Census1/1/1820 GA (Telfair County) 10 yrs old 
Wyatt Parish : 4 males (under 10 years), one male (between 10-16), one male (between 26-49), one female (under 10) one female (over 49).  
Additional information about Telfair County, GA around 1820: The initial Telfair area of GA belonged to Creek Indians, many of which remained in the area until it became more densely populated by white settlers. A large number of the earliest white settlers were Scots Highlanders from the Carolinas. Telfair County GA was created from Wilkinson County in 1807. It originally included the Oconee and Little Ocmulgee rivers which were split into Montgomery County in 1812. By 1819 it included a substantial area of land south of the Ocmulgee River. Boundary lines for the county continued to change until 1877. 
Census1/1/1830 GA (Decatur County) 20 yrs old 
On Page #13, line 10: The household of Wyett Parlee/Parice is listed as two males (0-4), one male (10-14), two males (15-19), one male (20-29), one male (40-49), one female (5-9), one female (10-14) and one female (30-39).

Could be Wyett's brother:
on page 17, line 16: Matthew Parlee/Parice - one male (10-14), two males (20-29), one male (40-49), one female (5-9), one female (15-19), one female (40-49) 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1830: Decatur County is officially created in 1823 from new lands and portions of Early County. Of interest, Hernando Desoto traveled through this area in 1540 following the Capachequi River (now called the Flint River). Later, this county is divided to form Grady, Seminole and Thomas counties. This map of Decatur County, GA was created around 1830. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage1/17/1832 GA (Decatur County) 22 yrs old 
Wiley Parish and Mahala Wester. Race: W , book: AA, page:86   Source:
Marriage12/8/1832 GA (Decatur County) 22 yrs old 
Wiley Pearce - Justice of the Peace for marriage of Tracey Young and Mark Porter  
Land Deed7/12/1833 GA (Decatur County) 23 yrs old 
Wiley Parrish sells 250 acres of land to William Dees for $50. This is lot #397, which was originally in Early County and is now in Decatur County, GA. witness by William Pirgim and Thomas Parish  
Other6/1/1835 GA (Decatur County) 25 yrs old 
The estate of Conrod Augly: Ordered that Kedar Powell, Eason Lison, Duncan Curry, Blackman Dollar and Wiley Parice be appointed appraisers to appraise the estate of Conrod Augly decd.  
Marriage3/1/1836 GA (Decatur County) 26 yrs old 
Decatur County Marriage Book, 1824 - 1841, page 112 - Marriage of Elphinazer Dollar and Jessee Mansfield, signed by Wiley Parice PP

Marriage of Fredrick Farr and Evaline Lott, signed by Wiley Parice on 3/15/1836 
Census1/1/1840 FL (Gadsden County) 30 yrs old 
page 21, line 3 - Wylie Parish - two males under 5, one male 20 -30,one female 5-10, & one female Person Employed in Agriculture, one person employed in manufacture and trade, two persons over 20 who cannot read and write.  
Additional information about Gadsden County, FL around 1840: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Military1/1/1840 FL (Gadsden County) 30 yrs old 
He served in the 1st Florida Mounted Militia (Bailey's) -1840 to 1841. 
Census11/28/1850 7th District FL (Gadsden County) 40 yrs old 
Listed as family #454 (below Benjamin Holly's family) : Wiley Parrish (age 40, farmer), Mahala (age 30), Sarah (age 12, female), Stephen (age 10, male), Alfred (age 8, male), William (age 6 ?, male), Jane (4, female), Wiley (2, male). Wiley Sr., Mahala and Sarah were born in GA and the rest of the children were born in FL. Stephen indicates that he is attending school. Wiley Sr. lists the value of his home to be $200. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Wiley Parish's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Wiley, his family, and friends. For example, Wiley is 1 years old when By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
3 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
8 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
11 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
12 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
13 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
14 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
25 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
27 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
32 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
32 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
35 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
40 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
45 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
1 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
1 1811 Madison County created.
2 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
2 1812 Emanual County formed.
3 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
7 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
9 1819 Rabun County formed.
10 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
11 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
12 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
13 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
14 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
15 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
16 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
17 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
20 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
21 1831 Sumter County is formed.
22 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
23 1833 Walker County is formed.
26 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
27 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
28 1838 Chattooga County formed
37 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
40 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
41 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
42 1852 Taylor County formed.
43 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
44 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
46 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
47 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
48 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
4 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
20 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
29 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
34 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
43 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
46 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
49 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
1 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
2 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
18 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
24 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
1 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
10 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
20 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
25 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
27 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
30 1840 Oregon Trail is established
32 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
45 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
50 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
23 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Mahala Wester
Born about 1819 and died about 1860.
They were married 1/17/1832.

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The Children of Wiley James Parish

Sarah E. Parish
Born somewhere in Georgia on July 1, 1838 and died in Liberty Co. FL, Florida on December 29, 1916. She was 78 years old.

In 1851 she married Theophilus Floyd (3/6/ 1826 -9/6/1878).

After the death of her parents, she and her husband to care of her younger siblings, William, Jane, Wiley and Mary.

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William F. Parish
Born in Gadsden County, Florida about 1843 and died in Blountstown, Florida about 1878. He was about 35 years old.

He fought in the Civil War and was wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. He was appointed Regimental Musician and served time in Libby Military Prison in Richmond for desertion till the end of the war. In 1870 ...
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Wiley Marshall Parish
Born in Gadsden County, Florida on March 18, 1848 and died in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida on an unknown day in August 1920. He was 72 years old.

He married Georgiana Willis(1853 -1882) in on May 27,1870 in Liberty County, FL.
James Wiley (4/24/1871-5/8/1928)
William Oliver(1874-1942)
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