My maiden name is Sally Wyly, and I am the daughter of Russell Wyly, whose father was Walter Alexander Wyly (born in Humphreys County, TN, in 1872), son of John Harris Wyly (born in Humphreys County, TN, in 1834), son of Thomas Kinley Wyly,(born 1798 in Virginia, died 1871 in Humpreys County, TN, the city of Reynoldsburg, married Hester McSwine in 1819).Other children of Thomas Kinley Wyly were James John Wyly, Thomas K. Wyly, Jr., Artemis Wyly, and Babe Blake Wyly.Other family names associated with Thomas Kinley Wyly's children: McCowan, Napier, Sington, Shelton, Lucas, and Harpole.
Jonathon K.T. Smith, of Memphis, TN, wrote a book called THE WYLY SAGA, several years ago, which gives a concise history of the family, beginning with Captain James Wyly, born in 1724, who lived in Wythe County, Virginia.He died in 1772, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, but his last will and testment was written in Mecklenburg, North Carolina.It is believed that his roots were either in Northern Ireland, or possibly Scotland.The surname Wyly is found in the area of Dundee and Aberdeen, Scotland.
My father is buried, along with his father, in Elmwood Cemetary, in Memphis, TN.I live in Mt. Juliet, TN, right outside of Nashville.