Biography of Mrs. M. Kelso


Kelso, Mrs. M., Colden. - William Wiley, agriculturalist, was born in Donegal county, Ireland, February 4, 1801, and died in Aurora, N. Y., January 12, 1885. He was educated at a private school in Londonderry, and married Maria McClure, a native of the same place, who was educated at Strabane. They had six children. They came to America in May, 1845. But two of their children survived them. John McClure Wiley, the only surviving son, has been a member of the State Legislature several times, later a member of congress, and was appointed consul to Bordeaux in 1893, where he is at present with his wife (nee Miss Virginia Cooper, daughter of Hon. John G. Cooper of Indiana) and his little son, John Cooper Wiley, who was born on French soil. Mrs. Maria Wiley died July 4, 1890. According to their request their bodies rest in Colden cemetery, where they had formerly resided.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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