Brinkley Family History

Oliver Davenport “Porty” Wiseman

Name
Oliver Davenport “Porty” Wiseman
Given names
Oliver Davenport
Nickname
Porty
Surname
Wiseman
Birth
Birth of a daughter
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Mary America Wiseman
February 6, 1823
Publication: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ramfire Press, 1963.
Text:

King states Mary America was born in Knox County, Tennessee on February 6, 1823.

Publication: 1995
Citation details: page 330
Text:

"...Mary America Wiseman, the daughter of Oliver Davenport Wiseman. She was born December 1, 1823, in McMinn County, Tennessee, and died in Maries County, Missouri August 25, 1895."

Note: The sources disagree on Mary's birthdate and location. The 1870 US Census lists Mary as being 47 in August when the census was taken. If that was accurate then I believe King may have had the correct birthdate of February 6, 1823.
Marriage of a childJohn Richard CopelandMary America WisemanView this family
December 30, 1838
Publication: 1995
Citation details: page 330
Text:

"They were married in Gasconade County, Missouri, on December 30, 1838, by William Shockley."

Occupation
Gunsmith

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Albert Wiseman
brother
James Wiseman
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Shared note

Porty was a gun maker, who lived and ran his shop on the edge of the Maries Bottom, near the Argyle Road.