Captain James Wyly was born abt 1724 and died January 1772 in Mechlenburg/Cabarrus County, N. C.He married Martha about 1749.James came from Ireland or PA.1754 he moved his family into the Blue Ridge in western VA.He bought 2050 acres from Colonel James Pattton who brought immigrants from Ireland to VA.Because of the American Indian uprisings in that area James moved his family to Mechlenburg, N. C.
He and Marth had Thomas, Jane, Martha Born December 1758, married February 1774 Rutherford Co. NC and dieed December 22, 1848.She married Henry Henry Miller was the sone of Patrick Miller in Washington Co. N. X. Miller.The other children Robert Wyly, John Wyly, James Wyly, Harris McKinley Wyly and my relative Margaret Wyly born abt. 1768.Margaret Married Jame Hall.
Captain James left a very detailed will.
Martha married David Miller.Several of her Wyly children died Thomas, John and an infant all died in 1772 and 1773.
The family removed back to some of the land bought in VA which was then Montgomery Co.
Martha Wyly Miller #1 died 1811 Monroe Co. TN and in 1825 Blount Co. , TN the Wyly family sued the Miller family for money left from the estate of Captain James Wyly.
This was taken from Captain James' will and pages on Family Tree Maker - called " Descendants of James Wylie"