([identity profile] wrote in [personal profile] dee_burris 2011-02-05 05:17 pm (UTC)

Don't have a clue...

My gut reaction was that since he was close in age to Josephus Poe (according to census records, Joe was born about 1822, and if the stone is correct, Wiley would have been born about 1829), maybe they grew up together. Maybe Wiley's mother was a house slave, and Josephus "inherited" Wiley from his own family.

But the possibility of kinship would not be out of the question either. The Poes are not my family, so I don't have the benefit of family lore on this one.

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