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Alexander Hamilton & Delieah Ellen Rible Wiley



Alexander Hamilton Wiley

Alexander Hamilton Wiley was born 1832 in Cocke County, Tennessee and died May 29, 1904 in Matagorda County. He was interred in Hawley Cemetery. Alexander was the son of Elijah Wiley and Ann Burdine Waddell Wiley.

Alexander served in the Confederate Army in Capt. A. J. Scarborough's Cavalry Company (Davis Guard) 4th Regiment Texas Cavalry. The 4th Regiment Texas Cavalry was organized about October 1861, with ten companies A to K. It was also known as the 1st Regiment, Sibley's Brigade Texas Mounted Volunteers, and as the 4th Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers. The company subsequently became Company H, 4th Regiment Texas Cavalry.
2nd Sergeant - Muster roll dated July 1961
Private - Mustered into service in San Antonio on August 24, 1861 by H. C. McNiel; Enrolled in DeWitt County, Texas on August 17, by A. J. Scarborough for the war; 100 miles to rendezvous; valuation of horse $150; valuation of equipments $20
Private - Muster Roll - August 27 to December 31, 1861
Private - August 24, 1861 - April 30, 1862 - Present - Horse turned over Feb. 24, A. A. Q. M. by order of Gen. Sibley
Private - Co. B, 4 Reg't Texas Cavalry - Muster Roll June 30, 1862 - Jan. 31, 1863 - Present - Last paid by John Ruby to May 31, 1862 - Remounted July 27, 1862
Private - Co. B - Regimental Return December 1863 - Absent sick since October 16, 1863
Private - Co. B - Regimental Return March 1865 - Absent sick hospital Chamville?, La. June 1864 by order Reg'l Surgeon

Alexander married Delilah Ellen Lucritia Rible (October 8, 1844 - c1896) on December 7, 1867 in Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.

The Wileys had nine children: Mary Ann Wiley, Georgia Dove Wiley, Townsend Elijah Wiley, James Sterling Wiley, Benjamin Price Wiley, Alexander Burdine Wiley, Addie Jane Wiley, Ethel Ellen Wiley and Charles Henry Wiley.

According to the obituary of Benjamin Price Wiley, he was born in Cuero, DeWitt County in 1879. The family moved to Edna in 1894 and then settled in Blessing, Matagorda County in 1897.

Alexander died in 1904 and  was buried at Hawley.

Alexander's children buried at Hawley include:
Alexander Burdine Wiley died in 1902
Addie Jane Wiley died in 1902
Benjamin Price Wiley died November 14, 1958
Charles Henry Wiley, Sr. died November 30, 1976 and wife Amelia Hayes Wiley died September 20, 1967

Children of Charles Henry, Sr. buried at Hawley include:
James Claude Wiley died June 16, 1976
Charles H. Wiley died August 28, 1997 and wife Christine Newman Wiley died March 19, 2006
     Wilda R. Wiley died August 16, 2001, daughter of Charles H. and Christine Wiley

Final Rites Held For Ben J [P]. Wiley, Saturday

Funeral services for Benjamin Price Wiley were held at the Palacios Funeral Home, Saturday, November 15 at 2 p. m. with Mr. Ellis Johnson conducting the service. Interment was in the Hawley Cemetery.

One of nine children, he was born December 28, 1876 in Cuero the son of Alexander and Delilah Wiley. In 1894 the family moved to Edna and in 1897 to Matagorda County settling in Blessing, since then he had lived in or around Palacios.

He died at his home here Friday, November 14 after a week’s illness.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Fields of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. W. J. Harris of Waco and one brother, Charles H. Wiley of Matagorda.

Palacios Beacon, November 20, 1958

Charles Henry Wiley, Sr.

Charles Henry Wiley, Sr., 89, of Palacios died Nov. 30, 1976 in Wagner General Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1887 in Stockdale. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Delilah Morton of Palacios; three sons, Charles H. Wiley, Jr. of Houston, Leslie Wiley of California and John David Wiley of Palacios; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Harris of Waco; 13 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bay City. Services were held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Palacios Funeral Home. The Rev. L. W. Carl Israel officiated. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, December, 1976

Amelia Hayes Wiley

Wiley, (Mrs.) Amelia Hayes, 72, died Wednesday in Palacios. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the First Methodist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Conrad Winborn officiating. Interment will be in Hawley Cemetery. Mrs. Wiley is survived by her husband, Charles Henry Wiley of Palacios; a daughter, Mrs. Delilah Morton of Palacios; four sons, Charles Jr. of Houston, John David of Brazoria and Leslie and J. C. of Palacios; one sister Bess Magby of Carlsbad, N. M., and 21 grandchildren. Mrs. Wiley had been a resident of Matagorda County for 50 years. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1967



James Claude Wiley, 45, of Bay City, died in Brazoria County June 16, 1976. He was born Dec. 18, 1930 in Bay City.


He is survived by his wife Pat Wiley of Bay City, father C. H. Wiley of Palacios, three daughters Mrs. Claudia Touchstone of El Cajon, Calif., a son Jay Wiley of Bay City, a sister Delilah Morton of Palacios, brothers Charles Wiley of Houston, Leslie Wiley of Santee, Calif. and John Wiley of Freeport, and one granddaughter.


He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Matagorda and the Bay City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.


The funeral services will be held from Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Saturday, June 19, 1976 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Oliver Southall officiating.


Interment will be from the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Arrangements were made with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. Pallbearers include Howard Cartwright, George Wiley, John David Wiley, Charles Henry Wiley, Junior Orr and Isaiah Gartica.


The Daily Tribune, June, 1976

Charles H. Wiley

Funeral services for Charles H. Wiley, 77, are scheduled for 10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 30 in the Chapel of the Heights Funeral Home in Houston. Graveside services and internment will follow at 3 p. m. on Saturday at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Friends may call after 3 p. m. today with the family receiving visitors from 7-9 p. m. at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd. in Houston.

Mr. Wiley passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, after an 11 year battle with cancer. A native of Brazoria and Matagorda Counties, he has resided in Houston since 1960. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Christine Newman Wiley; daughters Wilda of Houston and Joan of Fort Worth; and son, Eddie of Houston; three grandchildren and one great grandchild; brothers, Leslie Wiley of Santee, C. A. and John Wiley of Palacios and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Heights Funeral Home in Houston (713) 862-8844.

The Daily Tribune, August 29, 1997



Wilda R. Wiley died Thursday, August 16, 2001 after a brief and  courageous battle with cancer.


She was born to Christine N. Wiley and the late Charles H. Wiley on  October 7, 1942.


In addition to her mother, she is survived by: her sister, Joan Woods;  brother, Eddie Wiley; nieces, Carla Mayfield and Wilda K. Wiley; nephew  T.J. Woods; life-long friend Ann Saha and a host of other friends and relatives.


Wilda led a full and active life. She retired from Tenneco after 23  years. She also worked part time for the Astrodome over a 15 year period  and for Foleys for 25 years as a financial counselor.


A visitation for friends and family will be held at Heights Funeral Home on Friday, August 17, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a funeral service to  be held on Saturday, August 18, 2001 in the Chapel of Heights Funeral Home at 11 a.m.


A graveside service will be held at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas  at 3 p.m. that afternoon.




THE DAILY TRIBUNE, August 17, 2001


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