Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameDeborah Elizabeth (Liby) Jones , GGG Aunt
Birth23 Jun 1806
Death2 Jan 1891392 Age: 84
FatherEbenezer Jones (1763-1862)
MotherMary Wroten (1762-1829)
Birth5 May 1800
Death3 Apr 1842 Age: 41
FatherAbraham Wise (1767-1849)
MotherDolly Day (1776-1862)
Marriage25 Mar 1823, Daviess Co IN
ChildrenJohn (ca1824-)
 William (1826-)
 Abram (ca1828-)
 Smith (ca1830-)
 Ann (1832-)
 Kenneth (1834-)
 Martha (1837-)
 Enoch (ca1838-)
 Thomas (ca1839-)
 Mary (Twin) (1840-)
 James (Twin) (1840-)
Notes for Deborah Elizabeth (Liby) Jones
1850 Census of Montgomery, Gibson Co TN:

Deborah Wise, 43, f, NC
Wm Wise, 24, m, IN
Ann Wise, 18, f, IN
Kenneth Wise, 16, m, IN
Martha Wise, 13, f, IN
Mary Wise, 10, f, IN
Notes for Lewis (Spouse 1)
The list of children is taken from the Callie Wise History (1926), written by Callie Wise and dated Sunday, August 29, 1926. Transcribed by Jean Netherton, May 21, 2001:410

“Lewis Wise the next son of Abraham and Dolly Day Wise was born in 1802, was married in 1823 in Daviess County to Deborah Jones daughter of a Methodist preacher Ebenezer Jones and they were the parents of eleven children, John, William, Abram, Smith, Ann, Kenneth, Martha, Enoch, Thomas, Mary and James, twins. Kenneth was a doctor, went to Los Angeles, Calif., and became a millionaire.”

Only five of these children were listed in the 1850 census. Lewis Wise and Deborah Jones were married in 1823 and he died in 1842, so the ten children would have been born at approximate two-year intervals. On this basis, assuming the order given by Callie Wise is in order of chronological age, and using the five ages given in the 1850 census, birth years for the other five have been estimated.

Notable in his absence from the 1850 census were James, the 10-year old twin brother of Mary, suggesting that he died as a child. Also missing are Enoch and Thomas, who would have been about 12 and 11, respectively.

Lewis Wise appears in F. A. Virkus, The Compendium of American Genealogy, Volume IV, The Virkus Company, 440-442 Dearborn Street, Chicago, 1930, p 439-40 in the lineage of Mrs. Alvis Beatrice Wise Ramsey. The exact entry is as follows: “4-Lewis (1802-1842), of Washington, Ind.: m 1823, Debora Jones (1806-1900; Ebenezer, Am. Rev., m Mary Roten).”411
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