I'm trying to find out more about my great-grandfather's genealogy.His name was Thomas Allen Wiley and I believe he is the Thomas A. Wiley listed in the 1880 US Census for the 16th Ward, Precinct 3, Baltimore, MD.He is listed in the household of Henrietta Slaughter as her grandson.The listing is as follows:
Henrietta Slaughter, widowed, white, Age 65 (makes her birth year 1815),birthplace PA,Nurse, Father & Mother born in PA.
Peter Slaughter, son, married, age 43 (birth year 1837), birthplace PA, Engineer, Father & Mother born in PA
Kate Slaughter, daughter, single, age 32 (birth year 1842),born in MD, Dressmaker, parents born in PA.
Clara Slaughter, Grandaughter, single, age 18 (birth year 1862), born in MD, Seamstress, Father born in PA, Mother in VA.
Anna V. Wiley, Daughter, married, age 38 (birth year 1842), born in MD, Dressmaker, parents born in PA.I BELIEVE THIS IS MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDMOTHER.
Thomas A. Wiley, Grandson, single, age 14 (birth year 1866), born in MD, Clerk at B&O (Railroad?), both parents born in MD. I BELIEVE THIS IS MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER.
Anna A. Wiley, Grandaughter, single, age 12 (birth year 1868), born in MD, at school, both parents born in MD.
From what I can gather, Anna V. Wiley is the daughter of Henrietta Slaughter.She was married to someone named Wiley sometime before 1866, probably in MD, which is when Thomas was born. The Census states that she's still married but there's no adult Wiley listed in the household.
I'm looking for any more information on either the Wiley or the Slaughter side.It's taken me 5-7 years just to find this Thomas who I honestly think is my Great-grandfather.I'm related to him through Harry Duff Wiley who was born in Moores, PA (a train stop in Delaware County, PA)on Jan. 6, 1888.Harry's parents were Thomas Allen Wiley and Amanda Rogers Wiley.Family lore has it that they died together at the turn of the century in some sort of vehicle accident.Harry had five siblings:Richard, Thomas Allen Jr., Florence D., Anna V. and Marion who was the eldest.My father, Harry's son, is Robert Dixon Wiley, b. 1/7/22.Both "Duff" and "Dixon" are thought to be family names.Also, Amanda's family, the Rogers, were reportedly in the funeral business.
Hope someone can help.