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Wiley, James

Born: 1810-06-10 County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Died: 1860-06-05 McLean County, Illinois

Flourished: 1835-1860 McLean County, Illinois

In 1828, Wiley immigrated from Ireland to Jamaica, where he was a clerk and overseer of a large plantation. Wiley left the West Indies in 1835 and moved to Illinois, living first in Vermilion County and finally settling in LeRoy, where he was a merchant and a farmer. Wiley also served as justice of the peace in McLean County for sixteen years. In 1836, he married Permelia Walters, with whom he had four children.

The History of McLean County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 895; Portrait and Biographical Album of McLean County, Ill. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 1027; Gravestone, Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vermilion County, 21 April 1836, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.