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Benjamin WileyAge: 59 years17741833

Benjamin Wiley
Given names
Birth about 1774 44 39
Kentucky County, Virginia Formed December 31, 1776 (Age 2 years)

Note: Kentucky County (then alternately spelled Kentucke County) was formed by the Commonwealth of Virginia by dividing Fincastle County, VA. into three new counties: Kentucky, Washington, and Montgomery, effective December 31, 1776. During the three and one-half years of Kentucky County's existence, its seat of government was Harrodstown (then also known as Oldtown, later renamed Harrodsburg).
Articles of Confederation November 17, 1777 (Age 3 years)

Note: The Continental Congress submitted the Articles of Confederation to the states for ratification.
Kentucky County, Virginia Abolished June 30, 1780 (Age 6 years)

Note: Kentucky County was abolished on June 30, 1780, when it was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties of Virginia.[1] These later petitioned together to separate from Virginia, which was approved by the Virginia House of Delegates.
Birth of a son
John Wiley
about 1787 (Age 13 years)

Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Wiley
about 1791 (Age 17 years)

Birth of a daughter
Martha A. Wiley
about 1791 (Age 17 years)

Kentucky Becomes 15th State June 25, 1792 (Age 18 years)

Lincoln County, Kentucky Formed June 25, 1792 (Age 18 years)

Note: Lincoln was one of the original three counties formed out of Virginia's Kentucky County. (The other two were Fayette and Jefferson counties.) These three were separated from Virginia to create the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792.
George Washington Relected December 5, 1792 (Age 18 years)

Note: Geo. Washington relected to his second term as president.
MarriageElizabeth ColletteView this family
between 1793 and 1794 (Age 19 years)
Address: Probably Henry County ... but no proof
Birth of a son
Benjamin L. Wiley Jr.
about 1793 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a daughter
Rachel Wiley
about 1794 (Age 20 years)
DeFoe (Sweethome), Henry County, Kentucky, USA
Latitude: N38.2027 Longitude: W85.3150

Address: Sweethome is actualy DeFoe, Kentucky. According to the Henry County Historical Society, it was called Sweethome only for about 25 years in the late 1700's.
Knox County, Kentucky Formed December 19, 1799 (Age 25 years)

Note: Knox County was officially formed on December 19, 1799. Losing counties were Lincoln County.
Census August 6, 1800 (Age 26 years)
Rockcastle County, Kentucky Formed January 8, 1810 (Age 36 years)

Note: Rockcastle County was officially formed on January 8, 1810. Losing counties were Lincoln, Pulaski, Madison and Knox counties.
Marriage of a childWilliam Davis HerrellRachel WileyView this family
February 8, 1811 (Age 37 years)
New Madrid Earthquake December 16, 1811 (Age 37 years)

Note: New Madrid Earthquake reverses course of Mississippi River.(
Death of a wifeElizabeth Collette
February 17, 1816 (Age 42 years)
Harlan County, Kentucky Formed January 28, 1819 (Age 45 years)

Note: Harlan County was officially formed on January 28, 1819. Losing counties were Knox County.
MarriageProvey DorseyView this family
December 20, 1824 (Age 50 years)
Death of a daughterRachel Wiley
about 1828 (Age 54 years)
Death of a wifeProvey Dorsey
about 1831 (Age 57 years)

Death about 1833 (Age 59 years)
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Last change February 1, 201423:38:46

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Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 1, 1753Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
22 years
Family with Elizabeth Collette - View this family
Marriage: between 1793 and 1794Kentucky, USA
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Family with Provey Dorsey - View this family
Marriage: December 20, 1824Henry County, Kentucky, USA

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