I need some help with a family mystery.I am looking for the Wiley family that adopted William Jackson Wiley (c1864 unknown - 1937 Randolph, WV).William'sbirth name and family are not known.According to family lore, William was found on a river boat in Parkersburg, WV abt 1867.He was a toddler who did not speak English.We do not know what language he was speaking.Some have said he was speaking French, but that seems unlikely. I would think that someone in Parkersburg at that time would speak French.
Another story has him rescued from an Indian encampment by an Army officer and brought back to West Virginia.
My grandmother thought that the Wiley family that adopted him was from Gilmer County. I cannot find any Wiley's in Gilmer county.
His death certificate is of not help.He was seperated from his wife, Mary Ellen Wyatt, at the time of his death and whoever he lived with did not know any of his personal information.
Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated.