Saturday, August 27, 2011

William Washington Wickliffe (1837- )

William Washington Wickliffe

William Washington Wickliffe was born on October 31, 1837 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was the first child born to John D. Wickliffe, but the seventh born to Rachel Oates Boggess Wickliffe. 

William Wickliffe married Sarah Jane Porter on April 10, 1867 in Muhlenberg, Kentucky.  He was 29 years old and she was 31 years.  Sallie was born in October 1835 in Kentucky.  William and Sallie settled their family on a farm in the city of Boggess in Muhlenberg County.  Like his father, William was a farmer.  He and Sallie had three children:

            Henry W.                   born May 3, 1868
            Minnie J.                    born in 1870
            Robert Lee                born in 1872 

All three children were born in the city of Boggess, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  Sometime between 1872 and 1880 William moved his family to Montague County, Texas, where they are found in the 1880 and the 1900 U.S. Federal Census. 

It is difficult to find a death date for either William or Sallie, as Texas does not have a comprehensive database for deaths in the early 1900’s. 

Notes for William Washington Wickliffe
Birth:  Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection – Births [database online] Provo, UT:, 2001.
Marriage:  U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.  Source number: 1163.000;  Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JDM.
Occupation and Residence in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 6, Montague,    Texas; Roll: T9_1320; Family History Film: 1255320; Page: 462.3000; Enumeration District: 124
Notes for Sarah Jane Porter
Birth:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Montague, Texas; Roll: T623 1660; Page: 1B;  Enumeration District: 57.

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