Son of Jenny and Thomas Wiley
Adam Brevard Wiley son of Thomas and Jean (Sellards) Wiley, and grandson of Hezekiah Sellards, born near Walkers Station, VA, ca 1795, married in Floyd County, KY, July 26, 1821, Sarah (Sallie)Stapelton, Adams is probably known best as a preacher and the child who told the story of his mother's captivity. He tried to get several individuals to write and publish the story of the captivity, including William Ely, before he got William E. Connelly to take sufficient interest. Mr. Connelly published Adam's story in 1910 and it has been reprinted.
Adam is also known as Adam Prevard and Adam P. However, he used the initial B in the marriage record of his daughter Polly, and in his own marriage record. Brevard, rather than Prevard, is considered to be correct, and supposledly it is an ancestral surname of his grandmother Sellards.
Adam Brevard Wiley and Sarah Stapleton
1. Mary "Polly" Wiley, born in 1830 in Kentucky, married in Johnson Co, KY Feb 11, 1847 Edward Castle, b ca 1822 in Virginia. Eight children were born to this couple. Four sons: Jasper N., Adam B., Andrew J. and William S. Four daughters: Catherine, Margaret, Sarah Jane, and Arminta.
2. John Wiley born in 1832 in Kentucky, married in Johnson Co., KY July 17, 1848 Sarah House born 1825, in Kentucky. This family had four sons: Adam P., Boyd, Winchester, and Alfred. Five daughters: Nancy, Lydia, Cynthia, Mary "Polly", and Alice.
3. Andrew J. Wiley born 1834 in Kentucky married in Johnson Co, KY Feb 4, 1866 Sarah Daniel. 1880 Johnson Co., Ky Census shows two adopted children, Martha J. Lyons, and Albert Daniel.
4. Margaret Wiley, married George W. Daniel d Jan 1, 1929, age 85. George served in the Union Army during the Civil War. This couple had four sons: Ed, Jim, Clayt, and William Henry. A daughter: Mary.
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