|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1808|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1858|
Seth Wheatley married Mary Ringold Cook in Davidson County Tennessee on April 16, 1839. Mary Wheatley died on Dec 13 1849 in Shelby, Tennessee.
Elmwood Cemetery 1874 Biographical Sketches
Seth Wheatley, whose home, at the eastern extremity of Adams street, was once the abode of intelligence and taste, and the scene, in the olden time, of many a brilliant entertainment, was a native of Virginia. Forty years ago he came to Memphis, and was one of the first lawyers that made this city the scene of his triumphs. He was President of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and Attorney for the institution. he built his own monument, a magnificent vault of Nashville stone, and his body rests in a sarcophagus of the same material. He was not brilliant, but of sound, practical, good sense, and by steady, patient toil, and rigid economy, gathered wealth. he died June 1858, in the fiftieth year of his age.
Seth Wheatley was the Mayor of Memphis, Tenn., 1831-32 and a member of the Memphis Bar. At his death the members of the bar convened and unanimously adopted the following resolutions:
"Resolved, The we deeply lament the recent death of our professional brother Seth Wheatley, Esq., long one of the most distinguished, efficient and popular members of the Bar of the city.
Resolved, That as a testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased, we will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That these proceedings be published in the city papers, and that a copy of the same be communicated by the Secretary to the family of the deceased.
Upon motion the meeting then adjourned."
In addition, the Chancery Court of Memphis convened on June 7 1858. The usual business being disposed of it was announced that Seth Wheatley, a member of the Memphis Bar had passed away. Out of respect for the memory of the deceased the Court adjourned for the day.
Source of information: Memphis Daily Appeal, June 8, 1858.
Mary Ringold Cook Wheatley (1819 - 1849)
William Arthur Wheatley (1843 - 1901)*
Mary Elizabeth Wheatley Saunders (1847 - 1892)*
Plot: lot 28 Section Turley
Maintained by: Mary & Kent
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jun 19, 2004
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