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Jefferson Wiley was born about October 1848 in Lawrence Co., Tennessee.1   Jefferson Wiley's father was Johnson J. Bassham and his mother was Martha Bassham.  His paternal grandparents were James Monroe Bassham and Arta M. Holloway. He had two brothers and five sisters, named Eli H., William J., Mary Elizabeth, Arte Mae, Sarah J., Amanda M. and Virginia Jenny.  He was the third oldest of the eight children.  He died about August 1917 in Moko, Fulton Co., Arkansas.1 

Jefferson Wiley's family with Minerva A. Faust

‌Jefferson Wiley and Minerva A. were married in a religious ceremony on February 7th, 1875 in Lawrence Co., Tennessee.1   They had five sons and three daughters, named Zachery Taylor, William Lonzo (Bill), Grover Cleveland, Charles W., James Hamilton, Nealer U., Matilda Lurilla and Minnie Lee.

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