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Wigley Genealogy and Information

Wigley Bios

Wigley Bios

Almarine Vandiver Wigley * * * California Desdemona Wigley * * * Courtney Lee Wigley * * * Johnny Vaden Wigley * * * Milton Toombs Wigley * * * Solomon Walker Wigley * * * Terrissa Alice Wigley

Almarine Vandiver Wigley

Date Place
Birth 30 Oct 1855 Pikesville, Marion County, Alabama
First Marriage 7 Jul 1878 Freestone County, Texas
Second Marriage 11 Jan 1895 Limestone, Texas
Death 22 Jul 1946 Austin, Travis County, Texas

Locations

Marion County, Alabama (1855-1867)
Freestone County, Texas (1867-1888)
Borden County, Texas (1889)
Limestone, Texas (1895)
Jack County, Texas (1908)
Travis County, Texas (1946)

Notes

Almarine Vandiver Wigley married twice. First, he married Kate Aubry Carroll. Here's a transcription of their marriage license. Second, he married Lorma Bellzora Shelton, daughter of Wayne Parker Shelton and Annie Eidson.

He died in Austin and his obituary ran in the San Marcos Record.


Almarine and Kate had five children:

All five children were born in Freestone County, Texas.

Almarine and Lorma had three children:

Winnie Leone and Vira Ethel were born in McLennan, Texas. Ruby Inez was born in Post Oak, Jack County, Texas.


California Desdemona Wigley

Date Place
Birth 12 Feb 1854 Pikesville, Marion County, Alabama
Marriage 31 Oct 1872 Freestone County, Texas
Death 8 Nov 1898 Freestone County, Texas

Locations

Marion County, Alabama (1854-1867)
Freestone County, Texas (1867-1898)

Notes

California Desdemona Wigley married C.C. "Cap" Cobb (1850-1920). The Elder N.E. Hooper officiated. Cap Cobb owned the land next to Solomon Walker Wigley (his father-in-law) in Freestone County, Texas. California is buried in Union Cemetery in Freestone County along with the Cobb family. Her tombstone reads, "We trust her loss will be our gain And that with Christ she's gone to reign."


California and Cap had seven children:

All seven children were probably born in Freestone County, Texas.

Courtney Lee Wigley

Date Place
Birth 28 Jun 1867 Pikesville, Marion County, Alabama
Marriage 20 Nov 1883 Freestone County, Texas
Death ? ?

Locations

Marion County, Alabama (1867)

Notes

Courtney Lee Wigley married John Edmond Thomas. I don't know anything else about her.

Johnny Vaden Wigley

Date Place
Birth 3 Jun 1860 Pikesville, Marion County, Alabama
Marriage 21 Jul 1878 Freestone County, Texas
Death before 15 April 1934 ?

Locations

Marion County, Alabama (1860-1867)
Freestone County, Texas (1867-?)

Notes

Johnny Vaden Wigley married Richmond Taylor Carroll, who is the brother of Kate Aubry Carroll, who married Johnny's brother, Almarine Vandiver Wigley two weeks earlier in Freestone County.

Johnny Vaden is listed on some censuses and documents as Jane Vaden.


Johnny and Richmond had eight children listed in his obituary:

The daughters are listed in Richmond's obituary by their married names only.

Milton Toombs Wigley

Date Place
Birth 23 Feb 1872 Freestone County, Texas
Marriage 6 Dec 1893 Freestone County, Texas
Death 31 Mar 1949 ?

Locations

Freestone County, Texas (1872-1893)

Notes

Milton Toombs Wigley married Magnolia Devine (1874-1954). They are buried side by side in Union Cemetery in Freestone County, Texas.


Milton and Magnolia had six children:

Solomon Walker Wigley

Date Place
Birth 11 Dec 1811 Hall County, Georgia
First Marriage 30 Jun 1836 Murray County, Georgia
Second Marriage 1853 Marion County, Alabama
Death 26 Jun 1893 Freestone County, Texas

Locations

Hall County, Georgia (1811)
Murray County, Georgia (1836, 1848-1850)
Carroll County, Georgia (1838-1845)
Marion County, Alabama (1853-1867)
Freestone County, Texas (1867-1893)

Notes

Solomon Walker Wigley married twice. His first wife was Judeth Cantrell (1819-1849), daughter of Elijah Cantrell and Rebecca Ann ?. His second wife was Malinda Eveline Harrell.

Solomon Walker escorted the Cherokees along the Trail of Tears with Capt. Tuggles' Company of Georgia Volunteers. He received land in Gwinnett County, Georgia for his service.

In 1870, he shows up on the census of Freestone County with his children listed in two separate households (#97 & #98).

In 1883, he owned 150 acres of land in Freestone County, Texas, which he purchased from T.L.Newman. His land was adjoined by Cap Cobb's, his son-in-law.

He is buried in Union Cemetery in Freestone County, Texas. His tombstone has a hand holding an open Bible at the top. Underneath are the words,

"In memory of S. W. Wigley
Born Dec 11, 1811
Died June 26, 1893
I am the resurrection and the life
He that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live."

He may have served in the Confederate Army while he lived in Alabama, but I have not located his service record yet. Betty Moss Morrow's book, Veterans of Freestone County, Texas includes him as a Civil War veteran and names the Beene and Norton families as the source of that information.


Solomon and Judeth had five children:

The first four children were born in Carroll County, Georgia. Sarah J. was born in Murray County, Georgia. She accompanied her father and his second wife to Freestone County, Texas.

Solomon and Malinda had six children:

All Solomon and Malinda's children were born in Pikesville, Marion County, Alabama, except for Milton Toombs. Milton was born in Freestone County, Texas.

Terrissa Alice Wigley

Date Place
Birth Nov 1858 Pikesville, Marion County, Alabama
Marriage 30 Dec 1880 Freestone County, Texas
Death ? ?

Locations

Marion County, Alabama (1858)

Notes

Terrissa Alice Wigley married Sam R. Fondren. His name is listed as S.R. Fondross on the marriage license. I don't know anything else about Terrissa Alice.

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