Wiley J Amburgey, Diannah Adams and Surrilda Madden

Wiley J Amburgey
and Dianah Adams

Wiley J Amburgey and Dianah Adams
Wiley J Amburgey and Dianah Adams
Wiley J Amburgey b 27 Apr 1823 Russell Co VA d 17 Nov 1916, Litt Carr, Carr Creek, Knott Co KY; buried Amburgey Family Cemetery, near Wiley J Amburgey Cabin, Wolf Pen, Knott Co KY; s/o Ambrose Amburgey and Rebecca Francis. Wiley J Amburgey m. 7 Dec 1846 Perry Co KY to Dianah Adams b 17 Dec 1826 Perry Co KY d 17 Jun 1883 Carr Creek, Knott Co KY; buried Wolf Pen Cemetery, Knott Co KY; d/o Jesse "Boss" Adams and Margaret Maggard. (Source). (1850 Letcher Co KY Census and 1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of Wiley J Amburgey and Dianah Adams;

1. Diana Amburgey

2. Rebecca Amburgey b 27 Apr 1846 d 2 Dec 1902 Wolf Pen KY; m. 5 Apr 1865/66 to Noah Hale b 21 Jun 1845 d 12 Apr 1917; buried Hale Cemetery, Wolfpen, Knott Co KY; s/o James Dickenson Hale and Mary Jane Grizzle.

3. Margaret Peggy Amburgey b 25 Dec 1848 Littcarr, Letcher (now Knott) Co KY d 1 Mar 1917 Taney Co MO; m. 25 Mar 1864 Letcher Co KY to Granville Combs b 2 Dec 1843 Breathitt Co KY d 5 Mar 1940 Taney Co MO; s/o Mason Combs and Matilda Watts.

4. Jane Jenny Amburgey b 18 Aug 1851 Letcher Co KY d 1899 (or 1889) Knott Co KY; m. 27 Jan 1870/72 Knott Co KY to John S Amburgey b 25 Dec 1851 Letcher Co KY d 15 Jul 1927 Knott Co KY buried Greasy Burgey Cemetery, Knott Co KY; s/o William W Amburgey and Levina Sparkman (aka Melvina Watts)

5. Elizabeth "Betts" Amburgey b 14 Nov 1855 d 20 Apr 1938 Pinetop, KY; m. 21 Mar 1875 to Alfred Amburgey b 21 Nov 1855 d 15 Jan 1921 KY; buried Greasy Burgey Cemetery, Knott Co KY. (Obituary) s/o William W Amburgey and Levina Sparkman.

6. Mary Polly Amburgey b 2 Mar 1856 d 25 Apr 1900; m. 10 Feb 1874 to Elijah Sparkman b 19 Feb 1856 KY; s/o John Jesse Sparkman and Phoebe Amburgey. Elijah Sparkman m. 4 Jul 1887 Knott Co KY to Matilda Hale b

7. Ambrose W Amburgey (Chicken Legs) b 15/20 May 1858 KY d 23 May 1933 KY; buried Amburgey Cemetery, in Memory of Shearl Combs, Hindman, Knott Co KY; m. 28 Aug 1878 Letcher Co KY to Hannah Martin Mullins b 13 Oct 1858 NC d 23 Jul 1936 KY; buried Amburgey Cemetery, in Memory of Shearl Combs, Hindman, Knott Co KY; d/o Wyatt Martin and Elizabeth "Betsy" Stumbo.

8. Susan Amburgey b 31 Aug 1860 d 30 Mar 1906; m. 3 Feb 1880 to Silas Francis.

9. William Riley Champion Amburgey b 27 Oct 1861/69 d 28 Apr 1933 Littcarr, KY; buried Amburgey Cemetery, Knott Co KY; m. 23 Feb 1893 Knott Co KY to Harriett "Ritter" Whitaker b 4 Aug 1871 Letcher Co KY d 17 Mar 1948 Scioto Co OH; buried Tolliver Cemetery, Lloyd, Greenup Co KY; d/o Esquire Whitaker Jr and Clarinda Combs.

10. John Jessee Amburgey b 8 Mar 1863 d 24 Sept 1904 at Smokey, KY (aka Smakey); m. 8 Jun 1889 to Lucy Jane Hagins (aka Higgins); d/o Linville Higgins and Almedia Wheatley.

Robert H Amburgey b 6 Jun 1866 (other date 5 Jun 1866) d Hindman KY; m. 13 Mar 1891 to Lucinda Adams b 1872 Letcher Co KY; d/o Randolph Dixon Adams and Matilda Tildie Francis


Wiley J Amburgey
and Surrilda Madden

Wiley J Amburgey and Surrilda Madden
Wiley J Amburgey and Surrilda Madden
Wiley J Amburgey b 27 Apr 1823 Russell Co VA d 17 Nov 1916, Litt Carr, Carr Creek, Knott Co KY; buried Wolf Pen, Knott Co KY; s/o Ambrose Amburgey and Rebecca Francis. Wiley J Amburgey m. 8 Jan 1885 in the home of Wain Combs Knott Co KY to Surilda Madden b Dec 1861 buried at the mouth of Wolf Pen, Little Carr, KY; Surety in W W Baker, Witnessed by Henry Ritchie; d/o Arch Madden and Mary Polly Slone. (Source). Children of Wiley J Amburgey and Surilda Madden;

1. Marion Amburgey b 21 Jun 1885 Littcarr, Knott Co KY d 6 Mar 1963 Whitesburg, KY; m. 1910 to Mattie Ison b 6 Jul 1889 Littcarr, Knott Co KY d 7 Jun 1976 Dallas, Texas. Child of Marion Amburgey and Mattie Ison;

I. Pauline Blair Amburgey b 29 Jul 1923 Litt Carr, Knott Co KY; m. 19 Dec 1954 to Robert E Forester.

2. Christina "Tena" Amburgey b 24 Aug 1886 d 1900 Wolf Pen, Knott Co KY age 14 years.

3. Melvin Amburgey b 27 Jul 1889 Littcarr, Carr Creek, Knott Co KY d 23 Oct 1961 at the mouth of Wolf Pen, Knott Co KY; buried Tolliver Cemetery, Left Fork, Smith Branch, Lloyd, Greenup Co KY; m. 24 Feb 1916 to Isabell Combs b 23 Oct 1897 Littcarr, Carr Creek, Knott Co KY d 30 Dec 1987 KY; buried Tolliver Cemetery.

4. Simeon "Sim" Amburgey b 13 Nov 1890 d 10 Aug 1964 at the mouth of Wolf Pen, Knott Co KY; m. 13 May 1916 to Mary Cornett.

5. Wilburn Amburgey b 14 July 1893 d 5 Apr 1920 age 27 years.

6. Woodrow Amburgey b 11 Mar 1895 Littcarr, Knott Co KY d 8 Sept 1950 Hindman, KY; buried Tolliver Cemetery, Left Fork Smith Branch, Lloyd, Greenup Co KY; m. 5 Jan 1917 to Arminta Combs b 1899 Letcher Co KY; d/o Sam Combs and Matilda Unknown.

7. Jethro Amburgey b 11 Mar 1895 Carr Creek, Knott Co KY d 25 Nov 1971 Little Carr, KY; buried Rest Haven Cemetery, Knott Co KY, military service; US Army, WWI; m. 4 Jul 1921 to (1) Luraina "Rainey" Smith b 25 Nov 1897 d 3 Feb 1969; buried Rest Haven Cemetery, Knott Co KY; d/o William M Smith and Matilda Amburgey. Child of Jethro Amburgey and Luraina "Rainey" Smith;

i. Jethro Morris Amburgey b 3 Jul 1926 Littcarr, Knott Co KY d Thursday, 16 Feb 2006 age 79 years; military service, US Air Force; occupation, civil engineer; m. Gertrude Messer b about 1922 (deceased). Children of Jethro Morris Amburgey and Gertrude Messer; I. Ken Amburgey II. Mike Amburgey

Morris Jethro Amburgey, age 79, of Dead Mare Branch, Mallie, Kentucky, died Thursday, February 16, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 3, 1926, the son of Jethro Amburgey and Rania Smith Amburgey. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and a retired Civil engineer. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Gertrude Messer Amburgey. He is survived by two sons: Ken Amburgey of Sugar Grove, Ohio and Mike Amburgey of Columbus, Ohio; one granddaughter: Tracy Wilkes; three great -grandchildren: Ashley Dawn Wilkes, Brittany Nicole Wilkes and Bailey Michael Amburgey. Memorial services were conducted Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, Hindman, Kentucky, with John Shroll officiating. Under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services. Posted in the Troublesome Creek Times, Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Jethro Amburgey m. 20 Feb 1971 to (2) Florence Swanson b 1907 Hindman, Knott Co KY.

8. Hiram Amburgey b 24 Apr 1897 d before 1900 at the Mouth of Wolf Pen, KY.

9. Lemuel Amburgey b 3 Jul 1899 Littcarr, Knott Co KY d 1 Feb 1967 at Hindman, Knott Co KY; buried Cemetery on hill near Wiley J Amburgey Cabin, Littcarr, Knott Co KY; m. 12 Oct 1920 to (1) Ocea Combs b 25 Feb 1902 d 25 Feb 1937 Knott Co KY; buried Cemetery on hill near Wiley J Amburgey Cabin, Littcarr, Knott Co KY. (2 children). Lemuel Amburgey m. 22 Feb 1938 to (2) Nancy Dixon b 8 Jan 1896 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 13 Nov 1971 Hindman, Knott Co KY; buried Dixon Cemetery, Hindman, Knott Co KY. Nancy Dixon m. Male Day.

Source: Dan Mohn.


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