Henry Maurice Wise and Susan Roberts were married in Carroll County, September 11, 1851, by the Reverend C. B. Tharp of the Christian Church. Their marriage bond was procured the day before. Benjamin Roberts, father of the bride, gave his consent and was also bondsman. Henry was the son of Henry Wise and Sarah Bargo.
In the 1860 census of Carroll County, Henry, a merchant, and Susan had three children – Emma, 7; Charles A., 3; and Frances H., 7/12. Frances is not in the 1870 census leading us to believe she died before that date. Bertie, 10; Willie, 7; Ella, 6, and twins Carrie and Susan, 8/12 are the newest members of the family. In 1880, Carrie has died, and Joseph is 6. Henry became a farmer in 1870 and continued through 1880, although in that census he is listed as a cripple – was this because of an accident or illness?
Henry Maurice Wise passes away September 5, 1884, at the age of 59.
Susan lives another 25 years.
Friday, July 16, 1909.
Emma Wise, the oldest child, never married. She is buried beside her parents.
Sue Wise, daughter of Henry and Susan, also remained single. The papers give snippets of times she entertained, when she visited relatives, or took trips with friends. In 1905 from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, ‘Miss Susan Wise entertained a hundred ladies Wednesday evening complimentary to Mrs. John Davis, of St. Louis.’ This was in the Carrollton section.
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