If we are related to the Erath County Wylies, , our family Tree back to
Ireland does not show it. Possibly they were connected during Oliver
Cromwell's reign in England or before , or in Clan Gunn (Highlanders) or
Clan McKethan (Lowlanders) of Scotland, before the Quaker Wylys left for
Ireland and the Ulster Plantation homes. Other Dimmunitives of William as
a sirname are Wylly, Wyllys, Willis, Willey, Wiley, Wily- Wyllie- Willie.
Sometimes records in Family Bibles and others were mispelled by a
careless or undereducated recorder.Land Records in Georgia list many
early Wylly land holdings.
Great Grandad Robert Augustine Wyly had 22 siblings and his mom's niece
or cousin was his dad's third wife. Over half of these siblings had
moved to Erath County area from 1865 to 1890, and the third wife, Martha
Catherine Mitchell Wyly lived in Selden for long visits, and on the
Plains around Friona. She is buried off the Gulf Freeway near Alvin,
Robert's Great Great Grandad James Wyly came to the British Colonies
with a brother Robert.He was a British Colonial Militia Captain and was
born 1724 in Ireland.He married a Martha Haris in 1724 in Pennsylvania
or Ireland. Robert-The first Robert and James were Quakers who toted guns
and were herdsmen for Prince Albert of England. They found more money, as
Great Aunt Agness Hatchett Wyly of Selden said, in mining lead in
Mecklenburg County to make Cowbells for the Colonists. The first James
died in 1772.
A Third Wyly family, also Irish Quakers, came to Charleston, South
Carolina - Charleston - records in Episcopal church library there for
Quaker Irish who were welcome as good business men and family men. They
came with Rev. Edmondson, the Quaker missionary who visited The Colonies
and Ireland and England and Continental Europe holding Revivals.
The Wylys above all had many similarities of naming patterns for parent,
or kin- But I assume you have seen this 4 step naming pattern for boys
Check your Who's Who books and find the Sir James Wylie of a poor
Scottish Lowland family who earned a Degree in the Osteopathic-
Homeophathic Medicine of that day and cared for the Russian Czar and his
hemophilic Children and was a Russian Army Doctor. he did surgery
successfully when native Doctors would not try. There was once a Medical
College in St. Petersburg named after him. Another
Quaker Scotch- Wyly was awarded a Crest-for service in British Army-
it was renewed in Glasgow by a Wyly in Sumatran Oil Fields.
Also, some Wylies live in Hill County- Mount Calm and in Grosebeck- One
was a Houston Security Guard and a Waco Teacher. He was also of Cherokee
lineage- and says some of his family had dropped the Wyly- but I have no
record of that.
John Wylie of Northwest Erath County became a partner of John Chishum-
Chisholm - former Paris, Texas County Clerk, who drove his cattle from
Denton County though Erath County to the Concho- Colorado River grazing
area from East Texas and Northeast Texas , and, when the cattle gained
weight in the Grass, they would contract with Goodnight and Loving to
drive the cattle with their herds down to the Pecos , then up it to
Wyoming pastures and Army Supply depots. These trails did not go north
through Waco. This was not the Jesse Chissum or Chisholm who was Sam
Houston's Peace maker with Texas Indian Tribes. This one met with Indians
in Torey's Trading House Creek, near Waco, and Comanche Peak, Hood
County, and blazed a trail from a Red River Port to Yukon , Okla, and on
to Kansas, where his Freight wagons and store supplied Army needs and
cattle trains going East. towards Chicago area. Technically the Trail
through Waco or McGregor was planned by a Railroad planner McCoy, and
joined Chisholm's Freight Trail across the Red River. Some maps showed it
as the McCoy Trail- the Tracks reached Abilene, Kansas at the same time
as the Cattle from Central South Texas got there. Chechk this out on
Google Search Windows- and, remember, The John Chissum of Broken Bow was
a farmer who drove up the eastern trails towards Illinois markets.
Spellings vary from one book to another in present High School reference
FULFER- The Fulchers ran a diary for Dr. Vance Terrell of Stephenville.
It was his Brown Swiss who , in some floods, floated down the Bosque a
few miles and some lived.
AINSWORTH- Dr Bryan Ainsworth of Waco gave me my first heart
Carherization 30 years ago . He died in a plane crash near the Mexican
Shore of the Lake (Amistead?) with some friends on a fishing trip.
Today the Ainsworth heart Clinic in the old Safeway Building on Hwy 6
in Woodway, South of Lake Waco. some Ainsworth families have Waco phone
Drs. Schoulz, Peper, Schoulz, Jr., Falcone, and others now work in
Providence and Hillcrest Hospitals and their own clinic, with 2 visiting
Drs. from Austin who specialize in heart Rythm treatments and shock and
surgery. Dr Ainsworth's picture plus Croswqaithe and others are
prominent in the clinic and hospitals , where some surgery is done.
But that is more than you asked,
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 13:15:29 EST Freorden(a)aol.com writes:
I have a Mary L. FULFER who married A.K. WYLIe on Jan 8-1890 in Erath
I am researching my extended FULFER and AINSWORTH families [Tx. &
Charles..............this person must be related to you?
Freddie B. Stewart
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