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Sevierville in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

William M. Whaley

1789-1880

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
1. William M. Whaley Marker
Inscription. One of the many volunteers of the War of 1812 which earned Tennessee its nickname, William Whaley came to Sevier County in 1810. A farmer and later Baptist minister, Whaley married in 1811 Mary Ann Ogle (1793-1880). A resident of the White Oak Flats area, now known as Gatlinburg. Miss Ogle was the daughter of William Ogle (1756-1803) and Martha Huskey Ogle (1760-1826), who chartered the White Oak Flats Baptist Church with the Whaley's and others in 1817 to become an arm of the "Church in the Forks." The Whaley's in 1830 settled in Greenbriar along the banks of the middle prong of the Little Pigeon River near the current boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Their ten sons and five daughters produced many descendants of Sevier County.
 
Erected 1986 by Sevier Museum of History and Art.
 
Location. 35° 52.123′ N, 83° 33.917′ W. Marker is in Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Court Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker located in Mitchell Corner across the street from Pioneer Credit Company and next to Mayors of Sevierville. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 W Main St, Sevierville TN 37862, United States of America.
 
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William M. Whaley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
2. William M. Whaley Marker
William M Whaley 1789-1880 This historical marker and the renovation of the public square are made possible by the following memorial: John Mitchell Whaley 1871-1946 Merchant, Church Leader by Judge and Mrs Buford A (Bessie Whaley) Townsend Descendants of William M Whaley by Stephen Whaley Family Descendants of Martha Huskey Ogle by Luther Ogle Family and others
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sevierville (a few steps from this marker); The Mayors of the City of Sevierville (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Atchley (within shouting distance of this marker); Timothy Reagan (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); James McMahan (within shouting distance of this marker); James Crawford Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Dockery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sevierville.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
William M. Whaley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
3. William M. Whaley Marker
William M. Whaley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
4. William M. Whaley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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