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Wildman-White Family Papers

Identifier: FMS-128

Scope and Contents

This collection of legal documents, photographs, and genealogical material deals with several generations of Orthodox Quaker families in the Green Plain community of Clark County, Ohio, and in Raysville, Henry County, Indiana.


  • 1827-1973
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/04/2001

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

In 1814, John and Elizabeth (Bond) Wildman moved from Grayson County, Virginia, to Clark County, Ohio, buying land near the site of the present village of Selma. This farm would remain in the Wildman family for over 150 years. Among their sons was Edward Wildman (1806-1871) who married Hannah Thorn (1811-1889). They took over the family farm, and the earliest documents in the collection are deeds recording their land purchases and sales. Their son was Marion Wildman (1838-1901) who married Elizabeth Walton (1846-1884) in 1866 and also lived on the Wildman homestead near Selma. The third son of Marion and Elizabeth Wildman was Arthur E. Wildman (1869-1937). He graduated from Earlham College in 1891 and spent the rest of his life farming near Selma. In 1904 he married Clara Anna White (1875-1962), daughter of James D. and Jemima (Henley) White of Hnery County, Indiana. The collection includes photographs of members of the White family and considerable genealogical material on the White and Henley families.

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2.00 Boxes

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Method of Acquisition

Gift, Edward Wildman of Fishers, Indiana, a grandson of Arthur and Clara Wildman, in 2001.

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository