Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Mr. Wiley Whitfield
Mr. Whitfield was the builder of Joyce Chapel and the Goosepond Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It is reported he was a large property owner in Scottsboro. Mr. Whitfield was Black and is buried along side his wife in the old Black portion of the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Scottsboro, Al. It appears Mr. Whitfield died after his wife in 1929. No one has placed the date of death of Mr. Whitfield on the grave marker.
The following census info is listed concerning the Whitfield Family, ALABAMA SOURCE BOOK -- SNODGRASS FAMILY http://www.lindapages.com/snodgrass/al.txt : 1) 19 Jan 1873 - Talitha Snodgrass to Wiley Whitfield; Jackson Co Marriages Bk-B p. 181[1880 Jackson Co AL as "mulatto" & "black"]
2) 1880 Jackson Co AL Census/Soundex, Scottsboro - Page 223C Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Wile WHITFIELD Self M M B 28 TN Occ: Plasterer Fa: TN Mo: TN; Talitha WHITFIELD Wife F M MU 25 AL Occ: Keeping House Fa: AL Mo: AL; Sallie SNODGRASS Mother L F W B 56 AL Fa: AL Mo: AL; Ernest WILLIAMS Nephew M S B 2 TN Fa: AL Mo: TN
3) #53/54: Wile Whitfield 28-M-TN/TN/TN (black) plasterer; Talitha Whitfield 25-F-AL/AL/AL (mulatto) wife; Sallie Snodgrass 56-F-AL/AL/AL (black) mother-in-law; Ernest Williams 2-M-TN/AL/TN (black) nephew