Wadley, William M., 1813-1882

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William Morrill Wadley (1813-1882), railroad executive and plantation owner, was associated with the Central of Georgia Railway (ca. 1844-ca. 1851, 1853), Western and Atlantic Railroad (1852), New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad (ca. 1858-1859), Southern Railroad (ca. 1859-1860), Vicksburg and Shreveport Railroad (ca. 1860-1865), and Central Railroad (1866-1882). Wadley received an appointment as Colonel in the Adjutant General's department of the Confederate Army, but the senate failed to confirm this appointment and his commission was terminated. Desirous of a permanent home, Wadley bought a plantation of thirteen hundred acres in Monroe County, Georgia.

From the description of William M. Wadley papers, 1869-1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863157

Railroad executive, of Savannah, Ga.

From the description of Papers, 1853-1922. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273389

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referencedIn Mobile & Girard Railroad Company. Annual reports, 1873-1879. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Wadley, Sarah Lois, 1844-1920. Sarah Lois Wadley papers, 1849-1886. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Wadley, Sarah Lois, 1844-1920. Sarah Lois Wadley papers, 1856-1920. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Wadley, William Morrill, 1813-1882. Papers, 1853-1922. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Wadley, William M., 1813-1882. William M. Wadley papers, 1869-1882. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Confederate States of America. Railroad Bureau. Records concerning railroad transportation, 1862-1865. Valentine Richmond Historical Center
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associatedWith Catherwood, T. B. person
associatedWith Central of Georgia Railway. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Railroad Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia Central Railroad corporateBody
associatedWith Mobile & Girard Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wadley family family
associatedWith Wadley, Rebecca Barnard Everingham, 1819-1905. person
associatedWith Wadley, Sarah Lois, 1844-1920. person
associatedWith Western & Atlantic Railroad corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Georgia
Mexico
Georgia
Subject
Women--Diaries
Plantation life
Railroads--Employees
Plantation owners
Railroads
Occupation
Plantation owners
Executives
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Birth 1813

Death 1882

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