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Wilson - Yarberry - Wheeler Reunion and History

The Wilson - Yarberry - Wheeler Reunion will be August 31, 2003 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, at The Church Of Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown St, in Columbia, KY.

Family History
By: Col. Carlis B. Wilson
In research of these three families, one finds a good number of researchers interested in each family. The first of the Wilson family in Adair County is Nathaniel Wilson Sr.

He was born about 1773 in Henry Co., VA. Nathaniel died before 4 Dec, 1848 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married SUSANNAH STEPHENS 3 May 19, 1799 in Henry County, VA. Susannah was born about 1773 and died by 1851 in Adair County, Kentucky. Susannah's lineage has been traced back to 1497 in Lugwardine, England by Hazel Henderson. Nathaniel Wilson Sr., made a will in Adair County, Kentucky, 6 Apr 1848. Adair County Kentucky Court Records. Will Book E-277, Will of Nathaniel Wilson.

Our lineage is through their son Nathaniel Wilson Jr. and Jane Compton, their two sons William R. Wilson was born May 1828 and Bryant Yates Wilson was born 3 Aug 1830. They are buried in Wilson Cemetery in Metcalfe Co. near Adair Co. Line.

These three families have many connections through William Aron Yarberry. He was born December 1838, and died March 1886. He married Sally Sherrll, daughter of Abraham Sherrll. In Adair County, KY. More exact through their daughters Mary Yarberry and Francis (Fanny) Yarberry; Mary Yarberry, she married American "Ammon" Coomer May 7, 1883. He was born 1860. and Fanny Yarberry born July 15, 1857 in Adair County KY, died November 09, 1905 in Adair County KY. She married Nathaniel Sikes N. S. Wheeler, 1871 in Adair County KY. He was born 1852 in Adair County KY, and died 924 in Adair County KY. Mary Yarberry and American "Ammon" Coomer are the parents of Alma Coomer Wilson, wife of Joshua Josh Wilson. Son of G.T. Wilson son of William R. Wilson, and Lucy York, G.T. Wilson married Martha Jane Wilson daughter of Bryant Yates Wilson and Charlotta A. Leftwich. We have our Wilson Lineage back to William Wilson Sr. He was born About 1575 in Glascow, Scotland. He married Elizabeth Yates, before 1600 in Glascow, Scotland. She was born in Scotland?. The URL is:

Our Wheeler Lineage is traced back to Aachelaus Wheeler I; He was born about. 1750 in Buckingham Co., VA, and died 1831 in Adair County, KY. He married Mildred Lyle, She was born Aft. 1750 in VA.

The Yarberry Family is traced back to SC.; to 1838. Coomers back to John and William Coomer, Stokes County SC. 1700.

There are books on the Wilson and Wheeler families.
The"Wilson Book", author William Surber Wilson, he gives credit to Prof. Walter Wayne Smith, University of Idaho. Research of Hopper and Stephens Families. I understand this book is out of print. However I was able to find a copy in the Adair County Public Library. LIBRARY BOOK ID: (GENEALOGY R929 Z WILS).

The Wheeler Book, Trails West, author Roy W. Wheeler Jr.
A copy can be found in the Adair County Public Library, Genealogy Room. Family reports are available at the Wilson and Allied Families of Adair Co., KY.; Web Site.


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