Wiseman Family Association (See two invitations below in Red or Green)
Wiseman Family Association, a national organization of people whose ancestors were Wiseman's. WFA was first organized in 1908 by Dr. B. W. S. Wiseman, Isaac Wiseman and others. Dr. B. W. S. Wiseman compiled and authored a Wiseman genealogy.
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to our 2017 WISEMAN
FAMILY ASSOCIATION REUNION July 28,29 and 30, 2017:
Greetings to all the Wiseman
cousins, kinfolk, and friends,
The 104th Wiseman
Family Association Reunion (109th Anniversary) will be held on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 28, 29,
and 30, at the Red Roof Inn in
Jackson, Ohio. The Red Roof Inn is
located about 2 miles east of downtown
evening, July 28, the early birds will gather at the Red Roof Inn and find a
good place to eat together. Stop by
the meeting room or front desk around 4:30 pm if you would like to go along! After
dinner we will gather for a “Family Story Telling Time,” exchange tall tales
and sing a song or two.
Plan to attend the genealogy
workshop and friendship meeting from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, July 29.
Our historians and genealogists are eager to share their information and
help you with your family tree. The
Wiseman Family Association was first organized in 1908 by Dr. B. W. S. Wiseman,
Isaac Wiseman, and others. Dr. B. W.
S. Wiseman compiled and authored a Wiseman genealogy.
The extensive lifetime collections of Ernest Newton Wiseman and other
family historians will be available for your research.
Several members have had their DNA done by AncestryDNA, and we are
interested to see if others have done so in order to compare results.
On Sunday, July
30, we will gather informally at the Red Roof Inn beginning at 9 am.
A potluck luncheon will be
served at 12:30 pm. Please bring a
covered dish and/or dessert to share. WFA
will provide baked ham and chicken at no charge. Please inform John R. Wiseman
of your intention to attend the luncheon as we need a fairly accurate count of
meeting will follow the luncheon, and then we will hold an auction to raise
funds for support of the WFA. Please bring items you wish to donate for sale at
the auction. Items with historical
connections are especially appreciated. Wiseman
Family Association T-Shirts with the Wiseman crest will be on sale.
If you wish to receive a copy of the minutes of the 2016 Business Meeting
contact John Wiseman by email or US mail.
free to invite members of your families and add their names to our mailing list.
If you would like to receive communications by email, please send John
Wiseman your email address. This
reunion belongs to all of us, and we especially encourage our younger people to
become involved. Copies of the WFA
mailing list will be available at the meeting.
We are losing contact with some of our members due to moves, address
changes and deaths, and we need your help to update our mail list.
We need to add the names of descendents of former active members.
If you have moved and this letter is forwarded please inform me of your
new address. Dues are $5 per person
or $10 per family and can be mailed if you are unable to attend.
We look forward
to seeing you in
John R. Wiseman, Secretary
May 8, 2017
2017 WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION OFFICERS
James R. Davisson, President
Barbara Mahaffey, Vice-President Richard
John R. Wiseman, Secretary
Rev. James Kilburn, Chaplain
WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION HISTORIANS
Robert N. Wiseman, Senior
Sandy Wiseman, Historian
Dawn Tonneman, Historian
John Schweickart, Historian
Cell: 304-634-3097 Phone:
William C. Zaebst, Historian
James Kilburn, Historian
Webmaster: Walter E. McLendon
visit the Wiseman Family Association
Website. Check out your Wiseman
connections and add genealogical data from your own family tree.
Walter McLendon is our webmaster.
WFA incorporated in Ohio as a non-profit organization so your donations or legacies are tax deductible. Efforts are on the way towards increasing WFA membership. Dues are used for mailing reunion notices to members and pay for some costs of the reunion.
Webmaster: Walter McLendon
in Texas of the Tennessee
Invitation to the 2017 Tennessee Wiseman Family Reunion on August 26, 2017 at noon at McKendree
Methodist Church, 208 Wheeler Street, Portland, TN.
Wiseman Cemetery Revived in 2003
The Wiseman family cemetery in Castalian Springs, Sumner County, Tennessee has been hidden away for over a century with the last known burial in 1910. Jim Wiseman of Hendersonville, TN learned of the cemetery in the Sumner County Archives where two ladies had compiled the cemetery records in 1981. It took Jim a few years to find the cemetery and then in August 2003, several of Wiseman cousins gathered to clear the brush and fence it just in time for our annual Wiseman family reunion. Cattle had been free to roam through the cemetery under the cover of trees, obviously an ideal spot for cattle to lay protected from the heat and the sun. The largest head stones had been toppled and broken, only the ones buried survived destruction. Eight legible stones were found among an estimated 47 graves of which all the others were marked with simple field stones.
The significant thing about our Wiseman cemetery is that Elder John Wiseman is buried there. John was born in Rowan County, NC in 1780 and actually walked to Tennessee alongside his two-wheel horse drawn tar cart carrying his wife and infant son. There, an incredible story about an impoverished Baptist minister began, impacting the history of Tennessee and the Baptist faith in the region. John’s son married Mildred Weatherred, another significant name in Tennessee, connecting to the Bate family who gave Tennessee a governor and U.S. senator. Mildred’s great-grandmother, Patience Sumter was a sister to General Thomas Sumter for whom Fort Sumter was named. Mildred’s uncle Francis Marcus Weatherred, Jr. was called by his friend Sam Houston to help fight Santa Anna in the new Republic of Texas, where Francis later helped write their first constitution as he served as a representative of the people. Five generations of Wiseman’s are buried in our cemetery including Weatherred’s and Troutt’s.
The Wiseman Cemetery is hopefully, prepared for another century. Despite its rural isolated location, many Wiseman descendants contributed to a modest maintenance fund to try to prevent the re-growth of destructive brush so that the legible headstones can survive. The following is our recent transcription of the existing headstones:
Faith Minister of the Gospel for more than half a century Jan 24, 1780
(son of Jacob
Wiseman & Elizabeth Henderson)
Anna "Anny" Hunt 1780 to Jul 25, 1842 (wife of John Wiseman, only a field stone marks her location beside John)
Jonathan Wiseman Sep 29,
1804 to Oct 18, 1869 (son of John & Anna Wiseman)
Mildred B. Weatherred May 16, 1810 to Nov 10, 1884 (wife of Jonathan Wiseman-dau of John Weatherred & Elizabeth Gilmore)
Agnes E. Weatherred Jones Feb 4, 1803 to Dec 1, 1878 (wife of James Thomas Jones & sister of Mildred B., Jonathan’s wife)
May 13, 1831 to Apr 4, 1849 (son of Jonathan &
Frank W. Troutt Jun 29, 1879 to Feb 13, 1882 (son of John Albert Troutt & Nancy Cooper Wiseman-dau of James R. Wiseman & Lucinda Wilks) [this stone was buried about 6 inches and is in excellent condition]
footstone with the letters F. W. T.
was found some distance from
Frank W. headstone and now we have confirmation from a Troutt cousin
should be Frank’s footstone.
W. Jones Sep 28, 1879 to
Apr 22, 1880 (son of John W. Jones & Minerva B. Wiseman-dau of
Wiseman & Lucinda Wilks)
to Jun 21, 1885 (first wife of John Wilson Wiseman & dau of
& Elizabeth Haynes)
There is a record of Barks Jones being buried in this cemetery on Oct 1, 1910. Barks was a 27 year old nephew to Wilson Wiseman. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~providence/obit_sep-oct_1910.htm
Cemetery is about .8 miles inside private property of son of Dr.
about 5 miles north of Castalians
Springs on Homer Scott Road. We hope to find Wiseman descendants who
proof of others
buried in our cemetery.
1 John Albert TROUTT
+ Nancy Cooper WISEMAN
2 Frank Wilson TROUTT b: 6-29-1879 d: 2-13, 1882 buried Wiseman Cem
2 James “Jimmy” Robert TROUTT + ?
3 James Robert TROUTT doctor in Gallatin, TN
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