Biography of Jesse Wiseley
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JESSE WISELEY, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born January 31, 1808, in Fairfield County, Ohio, son of Edward and Leah (Tomlinson) Wiseley, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Ohio in 1818 and settled in Bloom Township, Fairfield County, where they passed the remainder of their lives. They were the parents of fifteen children, six of whom are yet living: Jesse, Amos, Phebe (wife of John Goodland), Leah (wife of S. Smith), Naomi and Harriet (twins, the former the wife of John Rowe, and the latter the wife of Isaac Grant). Jesse Wiseley acquired his early education in Fairfield County, Ohio, and came to this county in 1835, bringing with him his wife, Keziah (Gilmore) Wiseley, and their then only child, John. Mr. Wiseley entered land in Section 7, Big Lick Township, where he now resides. He cut the first timber on the place and erected a cabin, and a few years later built a pioneer frame house, the first frame dwelling put up in the township. He has since built another residence, but has allowed the old house to remain standing. It is the oldest house in the township, and a constant reminder of the pioneer days, its quaint, old fashioned chimney of stone. built on the outside of the house, attracting many a curious glance from the passers by. The names of the children born to Jesse Wiseley and wife are John (deceased), William, Henry, Sarah (wife of Ross Moore), Nathan (deceased) and Mary (wife of Henry Gillispie). Mr. Wiseley is one of the leading and successful farmers of Big Lick Township, and is a fine old gentleman. greatly respected by all who know him. He and his wife now reside with their son William.

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

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