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Wiley POE

Appleton Cemetery
Pope County,
Arkansas

abt 1830 - 26 Feb 1857

Record of deaths in Sulpher Springs (Appleton) Cumberland Presby. Church pg. 26 shows a black slave boy owned by Josephus Poe, named Wiley Blackboy who died about age 28 on 2/26/1857. Family story is that Wiley and his family were freed after the Civil War but that they did not wish to leave Josephus. When Wileys parents died, he became a member of Josephus' family. Wiley is buried in the church yard of the Appleton Church of which he was also a member.

William Everett Lewis and his wife Kate Poe had a new stone made for Wiley Black Boy Poe at the Appleton Cemetery. After Josephus Poe died, Wiley lived with Jeff and Kate until he died.

Contributed on 11/27/07

Record #: 1562

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Submitted: 11/27/07 • Approved: 8/29/11 • Last Updated: 3/2/13 • R1562-G0-S3

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