H.T. Wimberly (1844 – )

“WIMBERLY, H.T.. planter, was born January 29, 1844, in Lee County; son of L.T. Nd Hannah (Pitts) Wimberly, the former a native of Jones County, Ga., who located, after his marriage, in Macon, now Lee County four miles west of Auburn, the latter a native of Muscogee County, Ga., …

Mr. Wimberly was educated at the military school of Auburn, and in 1863 enlisted in the Forty-sixth Alabama infantry regiment.  After serving a short time he was honorably discharged for disability caused by severe attacks of rheumatism.  He engaged in planter near Loachapoka, Lee County and operates several plantations, and a cotton gin and mill.

Married: December 7, 1882, at Opelika, to Cornelia P. Ware, daughter of James H. and Octavia (Willis) Ware, of Montgomery, niece of the wife of Senator John T. Morgan.  Mrs. Wimberly’s grandfather Ware moved from Georgia to Montgomery County and bought land on the Tallapoosa and Cossa Rivers from the Tuckabatchee Indians.  Children: 1. Libbie H.; 2. Louise L.; 3. Persia.

Residence: Loachapoka, Lee County.”

Source:  History of  Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biographies, Vol. 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen and Marie Bankhead Owen, The S.J. Clark  Publishing Co., Chicago, 1921, page 1787

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