Notes for John Wise: William H. Wise was born July 20, 1805, in Oglethorpe County, GA, and married Mary Ann Cox of Greenville County, SC, in 1844. She was born March 6, 1824, and was the daughter of Isaiah Cox and Nancy Kelly Machen. This was the same Machen family that Zelda Fitzgerald was from. Her grandmother was the sister of Nancy. William H. Wise was the son of John Wise who was born in 1778 and was married to Judith Lacy, daughter of the Rev. Noah and Elizabeth Mary Wilson. John moved to Hinds County, MS, in 1836 and died in 1840. William was living with his parents then and was a deacon in the Utica Baptist Church in MS. His grandparents lived in NC where he met Mary Ann. John Wise, father of William, was married on June 16, 1800, in Oglethorpe County, GA, to Judith Lacy, his first cousin, niece of his father. Judith Lacy and her sister, Mary, came from VA to visit their Uncle Joseph Wise in Oglethorpe County, GA. While there Judith married John Wise, and Mary wed John Patterson Wise, son of Sherwood and Sarah Patton Wise. William bought land in Canton about 1842 and was Justice of the Peace. He was in the Civil War from 1860 - 1865 in Company B, Canton Infantry. William and Mary Ann were the parents of ten children.
Sarah Wise was born February 24, 1845, and married David Drum. Sarah died young. Henry Galt Wise was born May 6, 1846. He was named Galt for his Uncle Jabez Galt of Canton, GA. Henry married Ella Vesta Wilson of Fauquier County, VA, and moved with her to Etowah County. He was also in the Civil War, in Company C, Phillips Legion. Both father and son are buried in Liberty Methodist Cemetery near Gadsden. Henry died in 1927 and William in 1880. Ella V. Wilson's father, Randolph Wilson, and mother, Susan Brown Wilson, moved to Cartersville, GA. They had several children in the Cassville District. Nancy Wise, born 1848, married George Roberts in Gadsden in 1905. John Lacey Wise, 1850 - 1872, never married. Isaac Irwin, born 1852, married Mary Frances Handy in Sylacauga, and died in 1925. Mary Elizabeth Wise was born in 1855. William R. Wise was born in 1857. He married Molly Locklair of Rome, GA. Lucy J. Wise, born 1859, married Benjamine Leach who was killed in a mine in Bartow County. Later she married Wesley and taught school until her death. She died in 1900 and was buried in Millers Chapel in Cartersville, GA. Hannah, born 1862, was buried in Alabama. Joel Edward Wise was born on April 20, 1864. He married Olivia Mitchell in Rome, GA, on February 16, 1890, and died in 1926 in Fairfield, AL.
More About John Wise and Judith Ann Lacey: Marriage: July 16, 1800