Biography of George W. Wiseley
Hancock County, OH Biographies

GEORGE W. WISELEY, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Marion Township, this county, in May, 1843, son of Allen and Amelia (Bright) Wiseley, natives of Ohio. Allen Wiseley, whose ancestors were natives of Holland and Scotland, was born February 20, 1809, in Fairfield County, Ohio. He there became acquainted with his first wife, Amelia Bright. Her father, Maj. Bright, moved to Hancock County, and in a few years Allen Wiseley came to this county, entered a tract of land, and shortly afterward, in October, 1830, married his intended, settled down and has remained here since. He still resides on the first forty acres entered by himself in Marion Township. He entered other lands by proxy, as at that time no person was allowed to enter more than a forty acre tract. He and his wife were exactly of the same age. Before their marriage they went on horseback, riding single file along the Indian trail (there being no roads cut then) to the court house at Findlay, where they heard Mr. Bowman preach a sermon, and while there they put their horses up at an inn kept by a Mr. Taylor. To Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wiseley were born seven children, five of whom are living: George W.; Daniel; America, wife of M. E. Glick; Sarah, wife of Henry Davis. and Lanny, wife of Henry Wiseley (a member of another family of Wiseleys). The mother of these children died December 9, 1878, and Allen Wiseley was again married, this time, July 18. 1882, to Mrs. Mary A. Cleatchy, nee Cahill, and by her he has one child, Jessie. Allen Wiseley has been a successful farmer and is a pleasant, social old gentleman. He has given each of his children a good farm and has now retired from active labors, he and wife enjoying the fruits of years of industry. His house and farm are well supplied with relics of antiquity, such as fossils, Indian tools, curious formed rocks, etc., which he takes great pleasure in discussing. His son, George W. Wiseley, who resides near him has twice married; his first wife, Amanda Johnson, died a short time after their marriage. leaving him one child, Orion, now an educated young man and residing with him. Our subject's second marriage was with Miss R. L. Miller, and has resulted in four children: Olive, Laura, William B. and Jennie M., the last two named being twins. George W. Wiseley has a well cultivated farm with good improvements. He is an intelligent and pleasing gentleman and a good business man.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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