Descendants of John N. Wisecarver

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN N.1 WISECARVER was born June 4, 1766 in Culpepper Co., VA, and died March 4, 1844 in Greene Co., TN30. He married ELIZABETH TOWNSEND in June 10, 1791 in Stovers Town, Shenandoah Co., Virginia30.  She was born ABT 1772 in Northampton Co., PA, and died after 1842 in Greene Co., TN30.

Notes:

See the Will of John Wisecarver.

John N. Wisecarver moved his young family to Greene County, Tennessee long before 1850, probably between 1800 and 1810.  In 1850, there were 4 households of Wisecarvers in Greene County, TN:  Nathan, Harmon, Samuel and Ruben.  In 1860, there were 3 families of Wisecarvers in Tennessee, all living in the Warrensburg Community of Greene County: Harmon, Sam and Ruben.  According to John Wisecarver's will, his children were Samuel, Harmon, Polly, Bethena, William and Sally.  

UPDATE:  
Thanks to Jack E. Wisecarver's webpage on Rootsweb (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=j-wisecarver&id=I0956), it is now known that Nathan and Reubin were two of the children of William Wisecarver, son of John Wisecarver.  And a special "thank you" to Shirley Courtney of Texas for directing me to his webpage!

There is a John Wisecarver (1823 - 1868) and wife Anne (1827 - 1892) who are buried in the nearby Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

In the early 1800's, there were Wisecarvers living in Frederick, VA, as evidenced by their marriage records:

Abraham Wisecarver married Catherine Armstrong, May 23, 1803
Henry Wisecarver married Leah Snapp, April 19, 1807
Joseph Wisecarver married Margaret Morrison, October 19, 1837
Henry Wisecarver married Rachel Ann Richards, March 2, 1841  

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Children of JOHN N. WISECARVER and ELIZABETH TOWNSEND are:

2.                i.      WILLIAM WISECARVER, b. ABT 1791 in VA; d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH DAVIS, September 11, 1816, in Greene Co., TN; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  ii.       SALLY WISECARVER, b. ABT 1798 in VA; d. Unknown.

                 iii.       MARY "POLLY" WISECARVER, b. ABT 1805; d. Unknown; She married DAVID REED on February 13, 1826, in Greene Co., TN.

                iv.        BETHENA WISECARVER, b. ABT 18061; d. after 18601.

3.               v.       HARMON2 WISECARVER, b. ABT  1810; d. 1866.

4.              vi.       SAMUEL WISECARVER, b. 1812, TN; d. November, 29, 1864.

 

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM WISECARVER (JOHN N.1) was born June 27, 1793 in Shenandoah Co., VA, and died in 1844 in Greene Co., TN.  He married ELIZABETH DAVIS September 11, 1816, in Greene Co., TN.  

Children of WILLIAM WISECARVER and ELIZABETH DAVIS are:  

     i.     PARMELIA WISECARVER , b. 1814, d. 1889 in Butler Co., MO; m. 1834 to John A. Walton

     ii.    NATHAN  WISECARVER, b. 1818, d. 1881 in Butler Co., MO; m. IBBY LAUCHNER April 13, 1836, Greene Co., TN.

1850 census Greene County, p. 327b:
Nathan, age 31 M
Isabella, age 32 F
Catharine, age 13 F
Bethany, age 11 F
Elizabeth, age 6 F
Ruth, age 3 F

     iii.   JOHN W.  WISECARVER,b. 1819, d. 1888 in Butler Co., MO; m. 1) Elizabeth Lowery 1838 in Greene Co., TN; m 2) Margaret J. Mills abt 1865.

     iv.  WILLIAM WISECARVER JR., b. 1822, d. 1863 in Butler Co., MO; m. Sarah Morrison 1844.  She was born 1823 in MO.

     v.  RUBEN WISECARVER was born ABT  1824, and died October 24, 1868.  He married (1) ELIZA WILKINSON April 4, 1844 in Greene County, TN.  She was born Unknown, and died Bef. 1850.  He married (2) JANE HAUN January 31, 1850 in Greene County, TN.  She was born ABT  1830, and died Aft. 1870.

Notes for RUBEN WISECARVER:

1850 census Greene Co., TN, p. 330a:
     Ruben Wisecarver, age 26 M
     Jane, age 23

1860 census Greene Co., TN, p. 234a:
     Rubin Wisecarver, age 36
     Jane, age 30
     John, age 8 M
     Thomas, age 4 M
     Adelade, age 3 F
     Jenetta, age 8/12

1870 census Greene Co., TN, p. 211b:
     Jane Wisecarver, age 42
     John, age 18 M
     Thomas, age 15 M
     Adalade, age 13 F
     Jenetta F., age 10 F
     Nathan, age 8 M
     Hanley L., age 6 M
     Lavinia, age 3 F  

1880 census Greene Co., TN, p. 58a:
     Jackson McKeney, age 65, farmer
     Jane McKeney, age 52
     Jeannette Wisecarver, age 20, dau
     Nathan Wisecarver, age 18, stepson
     Hundley Wisecarver, age 16, stepson
     Louvina Wisecarver, age 12, stepdau

Will of Reubin Wisecarver:
I Reubin Wisecarver do this day make my last will and testamony, knowing the uncertaincy of life and the certaincy of death. I do resign my boddy to the dust from which it caim, and my soul to all mighty God.
1st I will and bequeath to my wife Jane all my lands and personal property now on hand.
2nd And after her death (my wife Jane) all the property remaining bothe land and personal to be equal divided among my several heirs (to wit) John Wisecarver, Thomas Wisecarver, Adalelade Wisecarver, Genetty Florence Wisecarver, Nathan Wisecarver, Hunley L. Wisecarver, and Louvina Wisecarver - these being my several heirs. I will and bequeath unto each one of them a equal portion of my property at the death of my wife Jane Wisecarver with the exception of my second son Thomas Wisecarver I will and bequeath to him a sertain calf which he now claims.
I appoint my wife Jane and Seymour Heim my executors to this my last will and to settle up my business and to execute this my last will & o.
Given from under my hand and seal
This the 24th day of October 1868.
            his
Reubin X Wisecarver
          mark

Signed and seald in our present
James McTroubough
John C. X Emmery [?]

JOHN N. WISECARVER (son of Ruben) was born April 29, 1852 in Greene Co., TN, and died October 14, 1920 in Louisville, Blount Co., TN.  He married SARAH JANE CLIFFORD January 31, 1871, daughter of THOMAS CLIFFORD and POLLY C..  She was born October 31, 1854 in Greene Co., TN, and died October 9, 1930.

Notes for JOHN N. WISECARVER:

    Information about this John N. and family comes from Henry Joshua Foss of Naples, Fl, submitter to FamilySearch.org website.

Children of JOHN WISECARVER (son of Ruben) and SARAH CLIFFORD are:

                   i.       JAMES R.4 WISECARVER, b. April 29, 1875, Greene Co., TN; d. January 18, 1905.

                  ii.       REBECCA JANE WISECARVER, b. August 13, 1877, Greene Co., TN; d. April 18, 1878.

                 iii.       MATLIE EVALLE WISECARVER, b. May 11, 1879; d. June 15, 1880.

                 iv.       CORA L. WISECARVER, b. April 8, 1881, Greene Co., TN; d. November 12, 1902; m. LESLIE ADCOCK, June 18, 1899; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  v.       NETTIE MAY WISECARVER, b. August 1, 1883; d. May 31, 1969; m. CARL R. GIDEON, May 22, 1910; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 vi.       LELAH PEARL WISECARVER, b. September 15, 1885, Caney Branch, TN; d. October 10, 1909.

                vii.       ADA BELLE WISECARVER, b. August 9, 1886, Caney Branch, TN; d. November 28, 1968, Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA; m. DENNIS THOMAS NOONAN, July 25, 1907; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

               viii.       EDNA J. WISECARVER, b. August 28, 1891, Caney Branch, TN; d. July 8, 1975; m. CLIFFORD SHERROD, August 25, 1922; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  ix.       JOHN LESLIE WISECARVER, b. February 9, 1893, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN; d. February 28, 1974.

                   x.       ANNIE E. WISECARVER, b. October 4, 1896, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN; d. Unknown; m. WILFORD E. JEFFERIES, August 3, 1921; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

     vi.  SUSAN B. WISECARVER, b. August 13, 1825, d. April 11, 1905; m. August 30, 1843 in Monroe Co., TN to John Bowman Simpson.  He was born 1821.

     vii.  NANCY WISECARVER, b. 1830, d. 1884; m. 1848 Blount Co., TN to Bartley Bright.

 

3.  HARMON2 WISECARVER (JOHN N.1) was born ABT 1810, and died in 1866.  He married MARIAH HURLEY April 12, 1835 in Greene County, TN, daughter of ZACHARIAH HURLEY and SARAH COURTNEY.  She was born October 25, 1816 in Greene Co., TN, and died March 29, 1881 in Greene Co., TN.

Notes for HARMON WISECARVER:

1850 census Greene Co., TN, p. 329a:
Harmon Wisecarver, age 40 M
Maria, age 29 F
Sarah, age 12 F
John, age 9 M
James, age 6 M
Levina, age 3 F

1860 census Greene Co., TN, p. 234a:
Harmon Wisecarver, age 50
Mariah, age 44
John, age 18 M
James, age 16 M
Sunna, age 13 F

1870 census Greene Co., TN, p. 205b:
Mariah Wisecarver, age 53

Harmon is buried in the Wisecarver Family Cem., in Greene Co., TN.
 

Children of HARMON WISECARVER and MARIAH HURLEY are:

                    i.       SARAH WISECARVER, b. ABT  1838.  

5.               ii.       JOHN E.3 WISECARVER, b. October 23, 1841; d. August 4, 1923.

6.               iii.       JAMES WISECARVER, b. March 17, 1844; d. December 11, 1915.

                  iv.       LEVINA "SUNNA" WISECARVER, b. ABT  1847.  

                   v.       MARTIN WISECARVER, died as infant, buried in Wisecarver Family Cem.

 

4.  SAMUEL2 WISECARVER (JOHN N.1) was born in 1812 in TN1, and died November 29, 1864.  He married ELIZA JANE HURLEY March 19, 1840 in Greene County, TN, daughter of ZACHARIAH HURLEY and SARAH COURTNEY.  She was born in 1818, and died January 13, 1871.

Notes for SAMUEL WISECARVER:

1850 census Greene Co., TN, p. 330b:
Samuel Wisecarver, age 34 M
Eliza, age 31 F
Martha, age 9 F
Louisa, age 5 F
John, age 3 M
Maria, age 3 F
William, age 1 M
Bethany Wisecarver, age 40 F, born in VA

1860 census Greene Co., TN, Warrensburg, p. 231a:
Sam Wisecarver, age 46
Eliza J., age 40 F
Darthale, age 18 F
Louisa, age 16 F
John, age 12 M
Mariah, age 12 F
William, age 11 M
Mary, age 8 F
Joseph A., age 6 M
Pracorn(?), age 4 F
Bethena, age 54, F

1870 census Greene Co., TN, p. 208b:
Eliza Wisecarver, age 51
William G., age 21 M
Mary A., age 19 F
Joseph, age 17 F
Harriet P., age 14 F  

 Samuel and Eliza Jane are buried in the Wisecarver Family Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

Will of Samuel Wisecarver:

I Samuel Wisecarver being of Sound and perfect mind do this day make & declare this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.

1st I will & bequeath unto by beloved wife Elizabeth Jane all of my Estate consisting of Lands & moveable property, after all my just debts & funeral Expenses are paid. My said Wife to have the benefit of the property above Willed only during her natural life or while She remains my widow, and at her Death all the property to be Equally Divided between my Several Children but if She Shall Marry after my Death, Then and in that case She Shall only be entitled by this will to one thousand dollars worth of land during her natural life & at her death in that case to be equally divided between my Children.

I hereby appoint Soloman Matthews Executor of this my last will in Witness whereof I hereunto set my name & affix my seal this Appril 15th 1859.

[signed] Samuel Wisecarver
Attest Enoch P. Murray
Attest George W. Murray

Children of SAMUEL WISECARVER and ELIZA HURLEY are:

                   i.       DARTHALE3 MARTHA A. WISECARVER, b. January 30, 1841, d. July 5, 1891.  She married John Lynch July 13, 1867.  He was born March 15 1837 and died April 25, 1899.  They are buried in the Wisecarver Family Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

                  ii.       LOUISA WISECARVER, b. ABT  1845. She married John McDonald (McDannald) January 15, 1867 in Greene Co., TN

Notes:

                            J. W. McDannald, of the firm of McDannald & Weems, at Mohawk Postoffice, was born in 1842, in Greene County, where he has since resided. He was captured in 1861, while crossing the mountains to Kentucky to join the Federal Army, put in prison on James Island, South Carolina, and kept two years, after which he went to New York, and from there to Kentucky, and from there to Indiana, where he worked as a hired hand on a farm. He hired shortly afterward to the Government as a teamster, at which he continued until the war closed. He then engaged in farming for himself, and in 1882 he built and equipped a flouring mill in partnership with Joseph Lane, style of firm name being McDannald & Lane. Mr. Lane retired from the firm in 1886. Mr. G. J. Weems was taken into the firm in 1884, the style of firm being McDannald, Lane & Weems, and upon Mr. Lane's retiring in 1886, the style of firm name became McDannald & Weems. The capacity of the mill is fifty barrels per day, and the mill is generally run day and night, so great is the demand for their flour. 

Mr. McDannald was married in 1867 to Miss Louisa Wisecarver, a daughter of Samuel Wisecarver, a native of Greene County, Tenn. Five children blessed their union: Corrie, James A., Samuel, Ernest and Emma. Mrs. McDannald is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and Mr. McDannald is a Republican in politics, and he is an I.0.0.F. 

He is the third of six children of James and Leah (Cobble) McDannald, natives of Jefferson and Greene Counties, respectively. Mr. McDannald died in 1855, aged forty-three years. Mrs. McDannald is still living, and she is seventy-two years old. Mr. McDannald was Scotch, and Mrs. McDannald was of Dutch descent. 

James McDannald was a son of Alexander and Hannah McDannald, natives of Jefferson County, Tenn. J. M. McDannald began life for himself a poor man, and most of what he is now worth is the result of his own good management. Besides his splendid mill property he owns 200 acres of fine bottom land. 

(source: Goodspeed's History of Greene County)

7.              iii.       JOHN WISECARVER, b. September 12, 1846; d. November 13, 1903.

8.              iv.       MARIAH J. WISECARVER, b. September 12, 1846, TN; d. May 16, 1897, Hamblen County, TN.

9.               v.       WILLIAM Z. WISECARVER, b. December 11, 1848; d. August 3, 1901.

                 vi.       MARY WISECARVER, b. ABT  1852.

10.           vii.       JOSEPH ALEX WISECARVER, b. ABT  1854.

11.          viii.       HARRIET P. WISECARVER, b. April 22, 1856; d. March 20, 1891.

Generation No. 3

5.  JOHN E.3 WISECARVER (HARMON2, JOHN N.1) was born October 23, 1841, and died August 4, 1923.  He married MARTHA BIBLE October 21, 18652, daughter of ABRAHAM BIBLE and SENA.  She was born March 12, 1844, and died March 9, 1919.  They are buried near her parents in the Gum Springs Cemetery on Warrensburg Road in Greene Co., TN. -- tombstone photos available upon request.

Notes for JOHN E. WISECARVER:

1870 census Greene Co., TN, p. 214b:
John E. Wisecarver, age 26
Martha B., age 26 F
Honley J., age 3 M  (maybe Harvey or Henrey?)
Alice, age 1 F
Bible, Sena, age 66 F

1880 census Greene Co., TN, p. 67C:
John E. Wisecarver, age 39
Martha, age 36
Hundley, age 13
Alice, age 11
Julia, age 7
David, age 1

1900 census Greene Co., TN, p. 60a:
John Wisecarver, Oct 1841, age 58, married 34 years
Martha B., Mar 1844, age 56, 5 children born, 5 still living
David O., June 1873, age 21
Josie E., Mar 1886, age 14 

1910 census Greene Co., TN, p. 225a:
John E. Wisecarver, age 68, married 44 years
Martha B., age 65, 5 children born, 5 still living
David O., age 31
Josie E., age 24

Children of JOHN WISECARVER and MARTHA BIBLE are:

                   i.       HARVEY J.4 WISECARVER, b. ABT  1867.  He married 1) MATTIE N. RUSH abt 1893.  She was born February 18, 1871; and died October 5, 1901.  She is buried in the White Cemetery in Mosheim, Greene Co., TN.  He married 2) IDA M. abt 1903.  She was born abt 1881.  

Child of Harvey J. Wisecarver and Mattie N. Rush:  Robert R. Wisecarver, b. Oct 1896, d. July 26, 1989.

Obituary of Robert R. Wisecarver:
Greeneville Sun, Friday, July 28, 1989:
     Robert R. Wisecarver, 92 of 708 Franklin St., died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
     He was the president of Greene County and Mosheim Banks for many years, a member of First Baptist Church and a member of Mosheim Lodge No. 463F&AM for 63 years.
     Surviving are one daughter: Mary Frances Birkel of Kings Park, Long Island, N.Y.; one son: Willis Wisecarver of Merritt Island, Fla.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Shanks Wisecarver; and his parents, H.J. and Mattie Rush Wisecarver.
     The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kiser Funeral Chapel with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. James Best will officiate.
     Active pallbearers will be John Wisecarver, Luther, LeRoy and Charles Cobble, Ray Harry Crosby and Buena Lowe.
     Honorary pallbearers will be directors and officers of Greene County Bank and members of the Men's Bible Class of First Baptist Church.
     Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 this afternoon and from 7 to 9 this evening at Kiser Funeral Home.

                  ii.       ALICE WISECARVER, b. ABT  1869.

                 iii.       JULIA ANN WISECARVER, b. November 20, 1873; d. March 21, 1897.  She is buried in the Wisecarver Family Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

                 iv.       DAVID O. WISECARVER, b. June 1873.

                  v.       JOSIE E. WISECARVER, b. March 1886.

 

6.  JAMES3 WISECARVER (HARMON2, JOHN N.1) was born March 17, 1844, and died December 11, 1915.  He married MARTHA "MOLLIE" C. LANE February 18, 18673.  She was born November 16, 1847, and died November 19, 1912.

Notes for JAMES WISECARVER:

1870 census Greene Co., TN, p. 205b (next door to mother Mariah):
James Wisecarver, age 23
Martha, age 20
Mitchel, age 1 

1880 census Greene Co., TN, p. 65C:
James Wisecarver, age 34
Martha, age 26
Finley, age 9
Martin H., age 7
Thomas G., age 5
Robert, age 1

1900 census Greene Co., TN, p. 52a:
James Wisecarver, Mar 1845, age 55
Mollie C., age 48, 12 children born, 8 still living
Dona L., Dec 1881, age 18
Daisy E., Feb 1883, age 17
Charley V., Mar 1886, age 14
Nathan, June 1888, age 11
Mattie, May 1891, age 9

1910 census Greene Co., TN, p. 231a-b:
James Wisecarver, 66, married 43 yrs
Martha C., age 58, 12 children born, 8 still living
Lou D., age 28 F
Daisy, age 27 F
Charlie, age 24 M, married 2 yrs
Nathan, age 21
Mattie B., age 18
Eulee, daughter-in-law, age 19, married 2 yrs, 1 child born, 1 still living
Irene, granddaughter, age 6/12
[note:  there was a hand-drawn arrow from Charlie to Eulee]

James and Mollie are buried in the Scoot Community Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

Children of JAMES WISECARVER and MARTHA C. are:

                   i.       MITCHEL4 WISECARVER, b. ABT  1869; d. 1875; bur. Scoot Community Cem., in Greene Co., TN.

13.             ii.       FINLEY J. WISECARVER, b. ABT  1871; d. Aft. 1910.

14.            iii.       MARTIN H. WISECARVER, b. January 1873; d. Unknown.

15.            iv.       THOMAS G. WISECARVER, b. February 12, 1875; d. October 29, 1927.

                  v.       ROBERT WISECARVER, b. 1879; d. 1880.  He is buried in the Scoot Community Cemetery in Green Co., TN.

                 vi.       DONA LOU WISECARVER, b. December 1881.

                vii.       DAISY E. WISECARVER, b. February 1883.

16.          viii.       CHARLEY V. WISECARVER, b. March 1886.

                  ix.       NATHAN WISECARVER, b. June 8, 1888; m. 1) LUCY KESTERSON daughter of JAMES KESTERSON and SUSAN COGBURN; m. 2) LIDDY ELLISON.

            NEW!  Children of NATHAN WISECARVER are: (courtesy of Thelma Waddell Wisecarver)

i. MINNIS GLENN10 WISECARVER, b. February 13, 1913, Mohawk, Greene County, Tennessee; d. August 1968.

ii. ROBERT LLOYD WISECARVER, b. January 05, 1915, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee; d. August 09, 1999, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

iii. MAXIE LOUISE WISECARVER, b. October 05, 1918, Mohawk, Greene County, Tennessee; d. September 01, 1999, Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee.

        iv. FLOYD WISECARVER.

                   x.       MATTIE B. WISECARVER, b. May 1891.

 

7.  JOHN3 WISECARVER (SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born September 12, 18464, and died November 13, 1903.  He married MARY J. WILLIAMS ABT  18704, daughter of CHARLES H. WILLIAMS and PHEBE MASKALL  She was born August 24, 1850, and died June 4, 1922.  

For more information about the Williams family, see the Ezekiel Williams Genealogy Report.

Notes for JOHN WISECARVER:

1870 census Greene Co., TN, p. 208a:
John Wisecarver
Mary E., age 18
Charles L. P., 1/12
 

1880 census Hamblen Co., TN, p. 379C:
John Wisecarver, age 32
Mary I., age 29
Charles L.P., age 10
Eldorado, age 5
James A., age 2

1900 census Hamblen Co., TN, Enum. Distr. 60, p. 12A:
John Wisecarver, Sept. 1846, age 55, m 30 yrs
Mary A., Aug 1850, age 49, 7 children born, 4 still living
Ella, Dec 1874, age 25
Dillie J., Sept 1882, age 17
Laura, Feb 1887, age 13

1910 census Hamblen Co., p. 55b (Bent Creek Rd.):
John D. Wisecarver, age 27, Divorced
Mary I., mother, age 59, Widowed, 7 children born, 4 still living
Charlsie M., neice, age 15

More About JOHN WISECARVER:

    Burial: Ezekiel Williams Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

More About MARY J. WILLIAMS:

    Burial: Ezekiel Williams Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Children of JOHN WISECARVER and MARY WILLIAMS are:

17.              i.       CHARLES S. P.4 WISECARVER, b. April 8, 1870; d. May 21, 1924.

18.             ii.       ELLA D. WISECARVER, b. December 28, 1874, TN; d. September 6, 1957, Russellville, Tn.

                 iii.       JAMES A. WISECARVER, b. ABT  1878.

                 iv.       DILLIE J. WISECARVER, b. April 18824.

                  v.       JOHN D. WISECARVER, b. ABT  1883.

                 vi.       LAURA WISECARVER, b. February 18874.

                vii.       BONNIE L. WISECARVER, b. January 18, 1892; d. January 2, 1897.

 

8.  MARIAH J.3 WISECARVER (SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born September 12, 1846 in TN, and died May 16, 1897 in Hamblen County, TN.  She married her second cousin CHARLES PORTER WILLIAMS September 11, 1866 in Greene County, TN, son of DEONY WILLIAMS and MOURNING COURTNEY.  He was born August 8, 1846 in TN, and died January 2, 1894 in Hamblen County, TN.

For more information about the Williams family, see the Ezekiel Williams Genealogy Report.

Notes for MARIAH J. WISECARVER:

Mariah Wisecarver's mother was Eliza Jane Hurley, whose mother was Sarah Courtney, a sister to George Washington Courtney.  George Washington Courtney's daughter Mourning was the mother of Charles Porter Williams.  Therefore, Mariah and Charles Porter were second cousins before they married. 

Were they aware of this fact before hand?  Would Mariah have known that her mother's mother was a Courtney, and her mother-in-law - to - be was also a Courtney?  But then, wouldn't Mariah's mother Eliza know that she and Mourning were first cousins?

More About MARIAH J. WISECARVER:

    Burial: Rocky Point Cemetery, Hamblen Co., TN

Notes for CHARLES PORTER WILLIAMS:

Hamblen County will book p. 169:

The last Will and Testament of C. P. Williams:

I, C. P. Williams, in the county of Hamblen and State of Tennessee, of the age of 47 years of sound mind and memory, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following.  First, I devise all my real estate to my wife Maria her lifetime or as long as she remains my widow and at her death equally divided between my children.  I will and bequeath one buggy & cuting box to her.  I will and bequeath to my son John one bay mare valued at $100.00 the above amt to be deducted out of his part of my Estate and after all my honest debts are paid the rest of my personal property sole and divided equally between my heirs.

J. A. Wisecarver, Executor

I also impower the Executor to go forward and execute the within well without any power from the court what ever and advertise and sell and pay over as the will describes.

This the first day of January 1894  Signed in presence of  C. P. Williams

Witnesses
R.S. Lane
T. N. Arwood

More About CHARLES PORTER WILLIAMS:

    Burial: Rocky Point Cemetery, Hamblen Co., TN

Children of MARIAH WISECARVER and CHARLES WILLIAMS are:

                   i.       MOURNING E.4 WILLIAMS, b. ABT  1868.

19.             ii.       VINA MARY WILLIAMS, b. August 21, 1869, Tennessee; d. February 10, 1933, Russellville, TN.

                 iii.       MARTHA ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" WILLIAMS, b. July 29, 1871, Hamblen County, TN5; d. June 3, 1891, Hamblen County, TN.

More About MARTHA ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" WILLIAMS:

    Burial: Rocky Point Cemetery, Hamblen Co., TN

20.            iv.       JOHN RIGGS WILLIAMS, b. July 1873, Hamblen County, TN; d. 1941.

21.             v.       CHARLES DOAK WILLIAMS, b. March 1881; d. 1939.

                 vi.       JOSEPH WILLIAMS, b. October 18836; d. Unknown.

 

9.  WILLIAM Z.3 WISECARVER (SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born December 11, 1848, and died August 3, 1901.  He married MARY A. HAUN September 25, 1874 in Hamblen County, TN7.  She was born April 17, 1850, and died May 26, 1928.

Notes for WILLIAM Z. WISECARVER:

1880 census Green Co., TN, p. 57D:
Wm. Wisecarver, age 31
Mary, age 30
Elanor, age 4
Earnest, age 2
Etta, age 1

1900 census Greene Co., TN, p. 51:
William Wisecarver, Dec 1848, age 51, m 26 yrs
Mary A., Apr 1850, age 50, 9 children born, 9 still living
Earnest, July 1877, age 22
Elizabeth A., Jan 1881, age 19
Samuel G., Mar 1883, age 17
William A., July 1885, age 14
Danah M., May 1889, age 12
Hugh S., Nov. 1890, age 9
Joseph A., July 1894, age 5

1910 census Greene Co., TN, p. 218a:
Mary A. Wisecarver, age 59, Widowed, 9 children born, 7 still living
Joseph A., age 15  

William and Mary Ann are buried in the Wisecarver Family Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

Children of WILLIAM WISECARVER and MARY HAUN are:

                   i.       ELANOR4 WISECARVER, b. ABT  1876.

22.             ii.       BOYD ERNEST WISECARVER, b. July 17, 1877; d. November 23, 1961.

                 iii.       ETTA WISECARVER, b. ABT  1879.

                 iv.       ELIZABETH A. WISECARVER, b. January 23, 1881; d. August 21, 1901.  She is buried in the Wisecarver Family Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

                  v.       SAMUEL G. WISECARVER, b. March 27, 1883; d. September 11, 1901.  He is buried in the Wisecarver Family Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

                 vi.       WILLIAM ASBURY "AZZ" WISECARVER, b. July 29, 1885, and died August 17, 1936.  He married LORETTA "RET" DOUTHAT.  She was born June 1, 1891, and died November 19, 1973.  They are buried in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.  -- tombstone photos available upon request.

Child of W. Azz:  Ernest Wisecarver, born/died 1927; buried in Fairview Baptist Church Cem. next to his parents.

                vii.       DANAH M. WISECARVER, b. May 1889.

               viii.       HUGH S. WISECARVER, b. November 1890.

                  ix.       JOSEPH A. WISECARVER, b. July 1894; d. Aft. 1910.

 

10.  JOSEPH ALEXANDER3 WISECARVER (SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born May 29, 1853 and died March 27, 1934.  He married MATILDA V. ABT  18808.  She was born February 22, 1857 and died February 23, 1938.

Notes for JOSEPH ALEX WISECARVER:

1880 census Greene co., N, p. 90C:
Joseph E. Wisecarver, age 27
Matilda V., age 23
May Bell, age 1

1910 census Greene Co., TN, p. 211b:
Joseph A. Wisecarver, age 56, marriage 1 for 30 years
Matilda V., age 52, 3 children born, 1 still living
John S., age 29  

Joseph Alexander and Matilda are buried in the Mohawk Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

Children of JOSEPH WISECARVER and MATILDA V. are:

                   i.       MAY BELLE4 WISECARVER, b. ABT  1879; d. Bef. 1910.

                   ii.       JOHN SAMUEL WISECARVER, b. 1881; d. 1941; buried in Mohawk Cem., Greene Co., TN.

                  iii.       CARRIE FRANCES WISECARVER, b. February 14, 1887; d. October 30, 1907; buried in Mohawk Cem., Greene Co., TN.

 

11.  HARRIET P.3 WISECARVER (SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born April 22, 18569, and died March 20, 1891.  She married WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS January 14, 1877 in Hamblen County, TN10, son of DEONY WILLIAMS and MOURNING COURTNEY.  He was born March 21, 185811, and died December 15, 1907.  

For more information about the Williams family, see the Ezekiel Williams Genealogy Report.

More About HARRIET P. WISECARVER:

    Burial: Ezekiel Williams Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

More About WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS:

    Burial: Ezekiel Williams Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Marriage Notes for HARRIET WISECARVER and WILLIAM WILLIAMS:

    In TN Marriage Records, W. J. Williams m. H. P. Wisecarver Jan. 14, 1877.

Children of HARRIET WISECARVER and WILLIAM WILLIAMS are:

                   i.       LOUIS D.4 WILLIAMS, b. March 4, 1878; d. December 29, 1899; m. JENNIE.

More About LOUIS D. WILLIAMS:

    Burial: Ezekiel Williams Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                  ii.       HANNAH L. WILLIAMS, b. 1879.

                 iii.       VIRGINIA MAY WILLIAMS, b. September 22, 1880; d. July 16, 1891.

More About VIRGINIA MAY WILLIAMS:

    Burial: Ezekiel Williams Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

                 iv.       WILLIE C. WILLIAMS, b. May 20, 1882; d. December 29, 1899.

More About WILLIE C. WILLIAMS:

    Burial: Ezekiel Williams Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

 

Generation No. 4

13.  FINLEY J.4 WISECARVER (JAMES3, HARMON2, JOHN N.1) was born December 30, 1870, and died December 14, 1943.  He married SUSAN ABT  189012.  She was born June 17, 1872, and died Aft. 1910.

Notes for FINLEY J. WISECARVER:

1910 census Greene Co., TN p. 231a:
Finley J. Wisecarver, age 39, married 20 yrs
Susan, age 38, 7 children born, 6 still living
Anna M., age 19 F
Gussie E., age 15 F
Arnis L., age 11 F
Sallie K., age 9 F
Lewis L., age 7 M
Mary C., age 2 F

Finley and Susan are buried in the Scoot Community Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

Children of FINLEY WISECARVER and SUSAN are:

                   i.       ANNA M.5 WISECARVER, b. ABT  189112.

                  ii.       GUSSIE E. WISECARVER, b. ABT  1895.

                 iii.       ARNIS L. WISECARVER, b. ABT  1899.

                 iv.       SALLIE K. WISECARVER, b. ABT  1901.

                  v.       LEWIS L. WISECARVER, b. ABT  1903.

                 vi.       MARY CECIL WISECARVER, b. ABT  1908.

 

14.  MARTIN H.4 WISECARVER (JAMES3, HARMON2, JOHN N.1) was born January 1, 1873, and died January 29, 1947.  He married DELLA S. ABT  189713.  She was born January 1879, and died Unknown.

Notes for MARTIN H. WISECARVER:

1900 census Greene Co., TN p. 53:
Martin Wisecarver, Jan 1873, age 27, married 3 yrs
Della S., Jan 1879, age 21, 3 children born, 2 still living
Madgalia, Mar 1898, age 2
Flosse M., Mar 1900, age 2/12

1910 census Green Co., TN p. 231b:
Martin H. Wisecarver, age 37, married 14 yrs
Dillon, wife, age 31
Modye, age 12 F
Mabel, age 10 F
Davis, age 8 M
Willie, age 5 M
James, age 2 M  

Martin is buried in the Scoot Community Cemetery in Greene Co., TN.

Children of MARTIN WISECARVER and DELLA S. are:

                   i.       MADGALIA5 WISECARVER, b. March 1898.

                  ii.       FLOSSE MABEL WISECARVER, b. March 1900.

                 iii.       DAVIS WISECARVER, b. ABT  1902.

                 iv.       WILLIE WISECARVER, b. ABT  1905.

                  v.       JAMES WISECARVER, b. ABT  1908.

 

15.  THOMAS G.4 WISECARVER (JAMES3, HARMON2, JOHN N.1) was born February 12, 1875, and died October 29, 1927.  He married ANNA MAY DAY ABT  1899.  She was born October 25, 1880, and died December 24, 1918.  They are buried in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Greene County, TN.  -- tombstone photos available upon request.

Notes for THOMAS G. WISECARVER:

1900 census Greene Co., TN p. 51a:
Thomas Wisecarver, Feb 1875, age 25, married 1 yr
May, Oct 1880, age 19

1910 census Greene Co., TN p. 231b:
Thomas G. Wisecarver, age 35, married 11 yrs
May, age 29, 6 children born, 6 still living
Grace, age 9 F
Brabson, age 8 M
Mildred, age 7 F
Ralph, age 5 M
Martha, age 3 F
Jodie, age 1 5/12 F

Children of THOMAS WISECARVER and ANNA MAY DAY are:

                   i.       GRACE5 WISECARVER, b. July 16, 1900; d. March 13, 1974.  She married Claude Emit Bible on February 1, 1919 in Cocke Co., TN.  She is buried in the Fairview Baptist Church Cem. in Greene Co., TN.

                  ii.       BRABSON WISECARVER, b. 1901, d. 1942.  He married Dollie.  She was born in 1905.  He is buried in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Greene County, TN.  -- tombstone photo available upon request.

                 iii.       MILDRED WISECARVER, b. ABT  1903.

                 iv.       RALPH WISECARVER, b. ABT  1905.

                  v.       MARTHA WISECARVER, b. ABT  1907.

                 vi.       JODIE WISECARVER, b. ABT  1909.

 

16.  CHARLEY V.4 WISECARVER (JAMES3, HARMON2, JOHN N.1) was born March 1886.  He married EULEE.  She was born ABT  189114.

Child of CHARLEY WISECARVER and EULEE is:

                   i.       IRENE5 WISECARVER, b. 1909.

 

17.  CHARLES S. P.4 WISECARVER (JOHN3, SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born April 8, 1870, and died May 21, 1924.  He married ROSE M. HAUN.  She was born April 12, 1881, and died January 28, 1937.

Notes for CHARLES S. P. WISECARVER:

NEW! 1900 Hamblen County, TN, Civil District 9, E.D. 60, p. 12B, household 232, 234:
Wisecarver, Porter, Apr 1870, age 30
---, Rosa, Apr 1881, age 18
---, Lewis C., Jun 1893, age 6
---, Charlsey ?, Jan 1895, age 5
---, Mamie L., Sept 1899, age 8/12

NEW!  1910 Census Hamblen County, TN, Civil District 3, E.D. 56, p. 8A, household 105, 106:
Wisecarver, Charlie S., age 39, m2 11 yrs
---, Mary R., age 29, m1 11 yrs
---, Lewis C., age 16
---, Mamie L., age 10
---, John L., age 8
---, Charlie R., age 6
---, Joseph C., age 2

NEW!  1920 Census Hamblen County, TN, Civil District 3, E.D. 56, p. 5B, household 86,88:
Wisecarver, Porter, age. 50
--,  Rosa, age 38
---, Lafayette, age 18
---, Charlie, age 16
---, Claude, age 12

NEW!  1930 Census Hamblen County, TN, 9th Civil District, E.D. 8, p. 5B, household 99,100
Wisecarver, Rosa, age 49, wd
---, Robert, son, age 27, age at marriage 26
---, Edna, daughter-in-law, age 21. age at marriage 20

More About CHARLES S. P. WISECARVER:

    Burial: Rocky Point Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

More About ROSE M. HAUN:

    Burial: Rocky Point Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

NEW! Children of CHARLES WISECARVER and ROSE HAUN are:

                   i.       LEWIS CLYDE5 WISECARVER, b. June 1, 1893; d. February 13, 1922; bur. Rocky Point Baptist Church Cem., Hamblen County, TN.

                   ii.       CHARLCIE MAE WISECARVER, b. January 23, 1895; d. September 21, 1939; bur. Rocky Point Baptist Church Cem., Hamblen County, TN.

Notes for CHARLCIE MAE WISECARVER:

    In 1910, she was living with her uncle John D. and grandmother Mary Wisecarver (per Hamblen
    County census record p. 12A).

                   iii.       MAMIE L. WISECARVER, b. September 1899; d. unknown.

                   iv.       JOHN LAFAYETTE WISECARVER, b. ABT 1902; d. unknown.

                   v.       CHARLIE ROBERT WISECARVER, b. 1903; d. December 16, 1932; bur. Rocky Point Baptist Church Cem., Hamblen County, TN; EDNA ABT 1929. She was born ABT 1909.

                   vi.       JOSEPH CLAUDE WISECARVER, b. abt 1908; d. unknown.

18.  ELLA D.4 WISECARVER (JOHN3, SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born December 28, 1874 in TN, and died September 6, 1957 in Russellville, TN.  She married YOUNG PINKNEY "Y.P." THOMASON October 5, 1900, son of JAMES THOMASON and SARAH CAVENDER.  He was born November 6, 1869 in Tennessee, and died February 23, 1942 in Russellville, TN.

For more information about the Thomason family, see the James Thomason Genealogy Report.

More About ELLA D. WISECARVER:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Russellville, TN

Notes for YOUNG PINKNEY "Y.P." THOMASON:

    In 1920, he and his family were shown in the Johnson County, Missouri census, Madison Township ED 117-1.

More About YOUNG PINKNEY "Y.P." THOMASON:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Russellville, TN

Children of ELLA WISECARVER and YOUNG THOMASON are:

                   i.       JESSE BAKER5 THOMASON, b. August 10, 1901; d. December 21, 1973; m. ANNA MAE CARSON, September 29, 1925, Hamblen County, TN15; b. October 3, 1905; d. September 18, 1996.

                 ii.       JOSEPHINE THOMASON, b. December 19, 1902; d. May 27, 1985; m. MYRON CAMPBELL, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                iii.       JOHN ROBERT THOMASON, b. ABT  190516; d. Unknown; m. EVELYN WEEKS, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 iv.       ROY LEE THOMASON, b. July 1, 1911; d. May 14, 1977; m. LENA B. CAMPBELL, Unknown; b. March 9, 1918; d. October 11, 1995.  

19.  VINA MARY4 WILLIAMS (MARIAH J.3 WISECARVER, SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born August 21, 1869 in Tennessee, and died February 10, 1933 in Russellville, TN.  She married JOSEPH DEDMON "JOE D." THOMASON ABT  189817, son of JAMES THOMASON and SARAH CAVENDER.  He was born November 24, 1871 in Tennessee, and died April 24, 1934 in Russellville, TN.

For more information about the Williams family, see the Ezekiel Williams Genealogy Report.

For more information about the Thomason family, see the James Thomason Genealogy Report.

20.  JOHN RIGGS4 WILLIAMS (MARIAH J.3 WISECARVER, SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born July 1873 in Hamblen County, TN20, and died 1941.  He married (1) NELLIE J. ABT  189821.  She was born 1881 in TN21, and died 1917.  He married (2) EMMIE OR ARNIS Y.22 ABT  191423.  She was born ABT  1898, and died Unknown.

For more information about the Williams family, see the Ezekiel Williams Genealogy Report.

21.  CHARLES DOAK4 WILLIAMS (MARIAH J.3 WISECARVER, SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born March 188127, and died 1939.  He married PEARL JANE ABT  190028.  She was born May 1883 in Indiana, and died 1973.

For more information about the Williams family, see the Ezekiel Williams Genealogy Report.

22.  BOYD ERNEST4 WISECARVER (WILLIAM Z.3, SAMUEL2, JOHN N.1) was born July 17, 1877, and died November 23, 1961.  He married SINA ELIZABETH DAY ABT  190329.  She was born October 28, 1887 and died January 25, 1978.  They are buried in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Greene County, TN.  -- tombstone photo available upon request.

Notes for BOYD ERNEST WISECARVER:

1910 census Greene Co., TN, p. 215b:
Ernest Wisecarver, age 33, married 17 yrs
Sina, age 23, 3 children born, 3 still living
Bessie A., age 5
Hazel, age 3
Willie J., age 2

1930 census Greene Co., TN, District 4, E.D. 8, p. 12B, household 257,258:
Wisecarver, Ernest B., age 53, married at age 26
---, Sina, age 43, married at age 16
---, Willie J., age 21
---, Headrick H., age 19
---, Cecil C., age 17
---, Frank R., age 15
---, B.E., male, age 13

Children of BOYD ERNEST WISECARVER and SINA DAY are:

                   i.       BESSIE A.5 WISECARVER, b. ABT  1905.

                  ii.       HAZEL WISECARVER, b. ABT  1907.

                 iii.       WILLIAM "WILLIE" JIM WISECARVER, b. August 14, 1908; d. July 18, 1951.  He married Ora T. Borden.  She was born November 11, 1910.   Willie is buried in the Fairview Baptist Church Cem., Greene Co., TN.

    iv.       FREDRICK H. WISECARVER, b. November 11, 1910; d. August 7, 1942.  He married Mary Lou Derry.  She was born December 6, 1913.  Fredrick is buried in the Fairview Baptist Church Cem., Greene Co., TN.

Children of FREDRICK H. WISECARVER and Mary Lou Derry include:

CHARLEY FRED6 WISECARVER, b. March 27, 1938; m. LOIS ERNESTINE THOMPSON June 15, 1950.

For more information about the Thompson family, see the James Thompson Genealogy Report.

 

Endnotes

1.  1860 Census Greene Co., TN, p. 231a.

2.  1900 census Greene Co., TN, p. 60a.

3.  1900 census Greene Co., TN, p. 52a.

4.  1900 census Hamblen Co TN.

5.  1880 Census for Hamblen County, TN.

6.  1900 census Hamblen Co TN.

7.  TN Marriage Records.

8.  1910 Census Greene Co., TN, p. 211b.

9.  1880 Census Hamblen Co., TN.

10.  TN Marriage Records.

11.  1860 Census for Jefferson Co TN.

12.  1910 Census Greene Co., TN, p. 231a.

13.  1900 census Greene Co., TN, p. 53.

14.  1910 Census Greene Co., TN, p. 231a-b.

15.  Roger Carson.

16.  1910 Census, Hamblen County

17.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN.  She said she married at age 25.  1900 census says they've been married 2 years.

20.  1880 Census for Hamblen County, TN.

21.  1910 Census Hamblen Co, TN.

22.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN & 1900 census.

23.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN.  She said she married at age 16.

27.  1900 census Hamblen Co TN.

28.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN.  She said she got married at age 17.

29.  1910 Census Greene Co., TN, p. 215b.  

30.  Rich Mather of Venice, Florida (http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/a/t/Rich-Mather/)

 

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