Chapter 11 - Historians
The papers and memorabilia of William and Mildred were preserved by their grown children, who also did some genealogical research (particularly into their Virginia forebears) and added items from their own lives. John Wright Wheatley III seems to have had most of the materials until his death; his sister Mary Wheatley McBride then took them in.
- Mary Wheatley McBride’s corresponded extensively, especially with her sister Harriet. Her letters contain many details of family history as she remembered it (not always accurately).
- Mary also wrote up accounts of the various Southern branches of her family: the Humes, Gilmores, and Rowlands, and corresponded with some distant relatives.
- Paul VanDevander Wheatley, in uniform: picture
Last Updated: 14 July 1999