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Wiley Marshall Parish 

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Wiley James Parish
1810 - 1860

Mahala Wester
1819 - 1860
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Wiley Marshall Parish
3/18/1848 - 8/1920
Wiley Marshall Parish was born on March 18, 1848 in Gadsden County, Florida and died on an unknown day in August 1920 in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 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)
Mary Reba
Charles A. ( Aug. 1880 -1946)
Andrew Jackson( Nov. 1881 -1936)

After the death of Georginna, Wiley married Rachael Spears (2/1853) on Nov. 1, 1883 in Calhoun Co. FL.
Della Jane(May 1885 -1949)
Jesse Henry ( June 1888 -1970)
Ruben Edgar (Dec. 1890 -1966)
Silas ( 2/18/1893 -7/26/1939) -married Mamie Welsh
Daniel E. ( May 1897 -1986)
Census11/28/1850 7th District FL (Gadsden County) 2 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. 
Census6/9/1860 FL (Liberty County) 12 yrs old 
#33 -Theoplus Floyd (age 33)GA, Sarah Floyd (24)GA, William (16)GA, Jane (14)GA, Wiley (9)FL, Mary (8)FL, Caroline Floyd (4)FL. Theoplus is a farmer. 
Additional information about Liberty County, FL around 1860: Liberty County was formed 1855 from Jefferson County. 
Military4/26/1865 Greensboro NC  17 yrs old 
Wiley PARRISH - enlisted May 10, 1862, and surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 26, 1865.

COMPANY NICKNAME: "ALEXANDER GRAYS" PRIOR SERVICE: Some members of this company were originally in Company B, 5th Regiment Georgia State Troops or Company E, 2d Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops.
The "Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861 - 1865, by Lillian Henderson, is the primary source for the military records on this page. Company K records are in Volume III, pages 755-763. [MIL REC HENDERSON III P. 761]  
Census6/28/1880 Ready Branch FL (Liberty County) 32 yrs old 
#194/196 - Willey M. Parish (age 30), Georgian Parish (25), James W. Parish (9), William O. Parish (6), Mary R. Parish (4), Charles A. Parish (10m). Willey works on a farm, Georgian keeps house. All born in FL. Both Willey and Georgian's parents were born in GA. 
Additional information about Liberty County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 52 yrs old 
#266 - Wiley M. Parish (age 54 March 1846), Rachel Parish (47, Feb. 1853), Charles Parish (19, Aug. 1880), Andrew Parish (18, Nov. 1881), Della Parish (15, May 1885), Jesse Parish (12, June 1888), Ruben Parish (9, Dec. 1890), Silas Parish (7, March 1893), Daniel Parish (3, May 1897). All were born in FL. Wiley and Rachel have been married 30 years. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.

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2 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.
7 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.
13 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
16 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
17 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
17 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
22 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
34 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
35 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
36 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
58 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
69 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
5 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
8 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
11 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
17 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
21 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
29 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
31 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
41 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
47 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
49 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
52 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
52 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
53 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
54 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
55 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
56 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
58 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
58 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
58 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
64 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
65 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
66 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
13 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
14 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
37 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
60 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
64 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
65 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
69 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
71 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
7 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
12 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
14 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
15 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
17 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
20 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
27 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
28 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
61 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
62 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
61 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
66 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
69 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
71 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
72 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

The Children of Wiley Marshall Parish

Mary Reba Parish
Born somewhere in Florida on an unknown day in August 1875 and died in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida about 1906. She was about 30 years old.

She married Jesse Wesley Bailey on 1/2/1890 in Calhoun Co,FL.
Their children were:
Ben (1890)
William ( 1892)
George (Mar. 1895)
Daisy (1901) ...
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