The Resource Fee book (item 20) of John W. Gillet is located in Oversize Box 3

Fee book (item 20) of John W. Gillet is located in Oversize Box 3

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Papers, 1834-1872, of John W. Gillet (1823-1896) and the Wise family of Accomack County, Virginia, consisting of the accounts of John Cropper Wise (1808-1866), administrator of the estate of John James Wise (1794-1834) and guardian of John James (1830-1896), George Douglas (1831-1864), and William Gillet Wise (1833-1840). Also includes the papers of John W. Gillet (1823-1896), clerk of the Accomack County Court, and consists of a county court fee book, miscellaneous notes on court terms, a Virginia militia commission, oath of allegiance to the United States, receipts, memorandums of Union military units and of monies borrowed, release from a parole of honor for Gillet, petitions from inhabitants of Accomack and Northampton Counties to the Union commander of their military district, acts passed by the Virginia legislature to help loyal citizens, licenses granted by the United States to Gillet to again practice law, promissory notes, vote synopsis, militia roster, Fisher family genealogical chart, miscellaneous quotes and notes, and correspondence concerning runaways, John Brown and county matters
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  • John W. Gillet was born 26 October 1823 in Accomack County, Virginia, to William Gillet (1777-1837) and Henrietta Selby Gillet (1796-1868). He became a lawyer and eventually was appointed clerk clerk of the County Court of Accomack County, serving from 1850 until 1862 when he was removed by the Federal military authorities. He was again elected clerk in May 1865 and seved through part of 1869. During this term, he also served as circuit court clerk. Gillet died 14 August 1896.
  • John James Wise (8 September 1794-6 April 1834) of Accomack County, Virginia, was the son of John Wise (1765-1812) and Mary Henry Wise (ca. 1769-1796). He married Harriet A. Wilkins (1807-1883) of Accomack County 14 May 1828. They had three sons: John James Henry Wise (11 Jan 1830-16 March 1895), who served as a surgeon for the Confederate army; George Douglas Wise (17 September 1831-5 July 1864), who was killed at Petersburg; and William Gillet Wise (16 November 1833-21 June 1840). Henry A. Wise (1806-1876) and John Cropper Wise (26 December 1808-25 October 1866) were the sons of John Wise and his second wife Sarah Corbin Cropper Wise (1777-1813). John Cropper Wise became a planter in Accomack and Princess Anne Counties, Virginia. He married Anne Finney 17 September 1833 and they had 8 children. Henry A. Wise (3 December 1806-13 September 1876) served as a representative to the United States Congress (1833-1844), U.S. minister to Brazil (1844-1847), Governor of Virginia (1856-1860), and Confederate general. He married three times and had 14 children, only 7 of whom survived to adulthood.
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Fee book (item 20) of John W. Gillet is located in Oversize Box 3
Fee book (item 20) of John W. Gillet is located in Oversize Box 3
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Ayres, B. Drummond
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  • leaves and 93
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