Wylie, Isabelle


Isabelle Wylie Was the daughter of John Wylie and Sarah Leiper. John Wylie was born in 1771/73 in South Carolina.
Sarah Lieper or Leeper was born in 1775 in Virginia. Isabelle was born on April 26, 1810 in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky. The family moved to Beech Woods, Indiana. She lost her mother at the age of 11 or 12. She took on many of the household duties when her mother became ill. After her mother died, Isabelle took on more responsibility. Her mother died, when the family lived in Indiana. Then the family moved to the Grandcote Prairie area, near Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois, to be close to family and friends. The family included her father, brother, William and sister, Susan. Isabelle’s two youngest brother’s had died as infants. At the age of 15 Isabelle became a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church at Eden in Randolph County, Illinois, under the leadership of Rev. Samuel Wylie.

Isabelle Wylie married Robert Stuart Coulter II on May 14, 1829 in Washington County, Illinois. They were farmers by trade. Robert and Isabelle were the parents of eleven children. The first child born to Robert and Isabelle was John Wylie Coulter. He was born on September 4, 1830 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. John married Margaret Sophia McDill. She was born in 1835 and died on March 7, 1898 in Concord, Major County, Oklahoma. Concord is now Meno in Major County, Oklahoma. When Oklahoma became a state, Concord was changed back to the old Native American name of Meno. At the time of statehood in 1907; there was a also a township named Concord in northeastern Oklahoma. John volunteered for service in the Union Army, during the Civil War. He mustered in as a private, in Company H, the 6th Illinois Infantry Regiment. John was named for his grandfather, John Wylie. He died on November 30, 1896 in Concord, (now Meno) Major County, Oklahoma. John Wylie Coulter was buried at the cemetery in Concord, Major County, Oklahoma.

James Riley Coulter was the second son born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie. He was born on February 23, 1832 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. James joined the Union Army, when the Civil War broke out. He was a member of Company I, 22nd. Illinois Infantry Regiment. James married Mary Ames Campbell on January 4, 1866, at the home of Archibald Coulter in St. Clair County, Illinois. Mary was born on December 17, 1842 in Indiana, and died in 1914. We don’t know where she died or where she was buried. James died on November 30, 1903 in Marissa, Washington County, Illinois. He was buried at the Old Salem pioneer Cemetery, of the Mud Creek Presbyterian Church, established in 1838, at the Lively Grove Township, of Washington County, Illinois.

Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie’s third child was Robert Stuart Coulter III. He was born on September 9, 1834 in Randolph County, Illinois. Robert enlisted in the Union Army as the Civil War started. He was assigned to Company I, the 22nd. Illinois Infantry Regiment, Section 14, Private Number 1583. He fought in many battles. Among those was the Battle of Stone Creek, also called the Battle of Murfreesboro. He was captured and spent time as a prisoner of war in Libby Prison in Richmond Virginia, along with other prisons. Robert married Elizabeth Mearns on October 25, 1864 in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. Robert and Elizabeth were the parents of six children. Robert died in April 15, 1888 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. He was buried at the National Cemetery, in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

The fourth child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie was Arthur Parks Coulter. He was born on February 26, 1836 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. Arthur was a physician. When he joined the Union Army, the town and area raised one thousand dollars,to permit Arthur to stay in the state of Illinois, and practice medicine. He married Phebe Catherine Jackson on March 20, 1861. Phebe was born on May 7, 1844. She died on December 12, 1914. Phebe was buried at Marissa Cemetery, in Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois. Arthur and Phebe were the parents of ten children. He died on November 11, 1907 in Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois. Arthur was buried at Marissa Cemetery, in Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois.

Martha Coulter was the fifth child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie. She was born on September 1, 1838 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. Martha first married William McMillan. William died during the Civil War, at the age of 27. Martha married her second husband, James Dougherty on January 13, 1868 in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. James was born on October 31, 1845 in New York City, New York State. He died December 12, 1928 in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. James was buried in Randolph County, Illinois. He was 83 years old, when he died. Martha died on August 8, 1924 in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. She was buried in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. Martha was 86 years old, when she died.

Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie’s sixth child was Samuel Leiper Coulter. He was named for his great grandfather, Samuel Leiper. Leiper is sometimes spelled Leeper or Leaper. Samuel was born on August 14, 1840, in Washington County, Illinois. Samuel married Marie Little on September 23, 1865. Marie was born on February 10, 1844. We have no record of where she was born. Marie died on September 4, 1922 in in Washington County, Illinois, at the age of 78 years old. She was buried in Washington County, Illinois. Samuel died on November 6, 1918 in Washington County, Illinois, also,at the age of 78 years old. He was buried in Washington County, Illinois. Marie outlived her husband by 4 years.

The seventh child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie was Sarah Susan Coulter. She was born on November 20, 1842 in Washington County, Illinois. Sarah was always called by her middle name, Susan. She visited her older brother, John Wylie Coulter in Concord, Major County, Oklahoma. Concord returned to the former name Meno upon statehood in 1907. While there, she met William Taylor Morrow. She married William on September 27, 1860 in Ames, Major County, Oklahoma. We have no information about the life or death of William Taylor Morrow. Susan moved back to Washington County, Illinois. Sometime around 1900, she, her sister and their four living brothers had their picture made. Susan died on December 10, 1923 in Washington County, Illinois. She was buried in Washington County, Illinois. Susan was 81 years old, when she died.

Philip Melancthon Coulter was the eight child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie. He was born on April 4, 1845 in Washington County, Illinois. Philip, first married to Mary Jane Dickey on November 9, 1870. We don’t know where they were married. Mary Jane was born on October 30, 1851. She died September 27, 1876. She was only 24 years old, when she died. Philip and Mary Jane were the parents of two children, Henry and Jenny. His second wife, was Miriam Frances Bollinger. They were married on February 10, 1887 in Mound City, Linn County, Kansas. Miriam’s nickname was Mim. She was born on January 20, 1855. We have no record of where she was born. Miriam died on February 23, 1940. She was the daughter of Peter and Jane Bollinger. Philip died on October 2, 1913 near Mound City, Linn County, Kansas. He is buried in Linn County, Kansas. Philip was 68 years old, when he died.

Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie’s ninth child was Margaret Elizabeth Coulter. She was born on August 6, 1847 or May 16, 1847 in Washington County, Illinois. Margaret’s nickname as a child was Lizzie. She married Henry Clay Wylie on December 3, 1868 in Washington County, Illinois. He was born on October 10, 1843. The couple moved to Hopper, Saguache County, Colorado. Henry died on March 19, 1916 in Hopper, Saguache County, Colorado. He was buried in Hopper Saguache County, Colorado. Margaret or Lizzie died on October 24, 1915 in Hopper, Saguache County. She was buried in Hopper Saguache County, Colorado. Margaret was 68 years old, when she died.

The tenth child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie was Mary Jane Coulter. She was born on May 11, 1850 in Washington County, Illinois. Mary Jane died on October 20, 1850 in Washington County, Illinois. She was buried at the Old Salem Cemetery in Washington County, Illinois, in Section 20, T35, Row 5 West. Mary Jane was a little over five months old when she died.

William Stuart Coulter was the eleventh child born to Robert Stuart Coulter II and Isabelle Wylie. He was born on September 5, 1852 in Washington County, Illinois. William died on September 22, 1852 in Washington County, Illinois. He was buried at the Old Salem Cemetery, in Lively Grove, in Washington County, Illinois. William was only 17 days old, when he died.

Isabelle lost two children in infancy. She lost her husband, while she still had seven children under the age of eighteen. Isabelle died at noon, on January 12, 1890, near Pyatt or Piatt, Illinois, at the home of her son-in-law, Henry Clay Wyllie. She was 79 years old, when she died. Isabelle was buried at the Old Salem Cemetery, in Lively Grove,in Washington County, Illinois. She outlived her husband, by over 37 years.

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