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Re: Farleys of West Virginia

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I don't know if we are related or not but here is some info I got from my aunt Virginia Farley Gadd who still ives in W. V. summer scounty....12 Generations of Farleys
Added by RosaDealba on 5 Jun 2008
The Farley name is anglo-saxon, meaning 'far meadow'.
Gen.1 ) Thomas Farley B. 1600 England married Jane Sefton in England. The New World beckoned. They arrived on ship Ann Archers Hope ,Virginia 1623.they had 15 children , the third child was killed by Indians.
Gen. 2) John Farley Sr. B. 1647 Married Mary, 8 Children.
Gen. 3 ) John Farley Jr. B . 1670. married Elizabeth, 12 children.
Gen. 4) Francis Farley Sr. B 1703 married Elizabeth Crostic B. 1718. At least 4 children.
Gen. 5) Francis Farley II B. 1726 married Nancy Blankenship , 8 children.
Gen 6) Drewry Farley 1760-1851 Married Mary Adkins 11 children. First permanent white Settlers in Pipestem W. Virginia, naming the area after blue floweringalfa plants growing there. Indian Fighter and revolutionary soldier.
Gen. 7) Andrew Farley B. 1797 Married Anna Cook 1797-1895 of German ancestry 11 children.
Gen. 8) Joel Farley confederate soldier married Miss Ellison .
Gen. 9) Chapman Farley married Juda Woodrum 10 children
Gen. 10) William Wetzel Farley Sr. 1882-1948 married Ada Laura Vest. 1879-1954 Daughter of Jehu Vest& Virginia Dare Vest. Jennie was ful- blooded Cherokee from a reservation. 10 Children.
Gen. 11) Claude Birum Farley (my Grandfather) B. 1905-1968 Married Katheryn Shrewsbury(my grandmother) B. 1909- D. 1994 (?) resided in CA. from 1963 with her eldest son James and his family until her Death.
Her children in order were/are 1-James Farley(my uncle) married Doris Legere B.1930 D. (?) 7 children- Virginia B. 1948 married Ronnie Sr. 2 children Veronica and Ronnie Jr,-James Jr. B. 1951 married Vicky, 2 children Jamie liegh and April,-Linda married Ed Lanner 2 children Crystal B. 1982 and Cheryl, Glen B 1954 married Sandy 2 children Jason, Kimberly, -Albert B 1957 now deceased- David B 1961, Germaine Beatrice B 1962 Uncle Jim was a staff Sargent U S Airforce 16 yrs. served in Berlin Air Lift Lived in CA from 1960 until his death in 1990. Along with my Grandmother Katheryn Farley. 2-Arlis Kathryn B 1929 married Thomas Marks 1926-1972 Wood County Children: Mary Kathryn(Harry Hickman)thier children Sherri B. 1974 Cristi B. 1978, Kimberly B. 1982, Barbara B. 1954 married Ralph Richards child; Ralph Jr B. 1970.
3-EDWARD SHELTON FARLEY (my Dad) B. Pipestem 1930 Died CAlif. 1970 married Evangeline Mercado (my Mom),children- Jesus Treviño B. 1946 married Bobbi Murray,-OLinda B. 1951 single , Myself- Rosalva Farley (now Chavez) B. 1957 married Roberto Chavez in 1975, 4 children,Vanessa Marie B. 1978, Eduardo (My dads look-alike) married to Janelle Lynn Oliver since 2004 residing in Peoria AZ., Anthony Rey ,B. 1990, now 18 yrs old out of high school. Jazmine Rose Chavez B. 11-4-1998- D.11-4-1998. 4- Virginia Paris Farley born Pipestem 1932 married Russell Bee Gadd B. 1927 at Bertha. married at Russle Kentucky 1948. Began housekeeping at Talbot. Child;Carolyn Jeanette B. 1949 at Hinton W. V. Moved from West V. due t oemployment in 1952. With memories of life in Ohio, Illinois,Oklahoma, & Missouri, family was happy to return to W.V. Hills in 1959. Settled and remained in Wood County. Russell a Machinist retired early due to disability in 1979. His Hobbies are hunting ,fishing. 4.Virginia is a homemaker volunteer and member of World wide church ofGod. Carolyn married in the early 60's but lost her husband in car accident. she remarried & is now a lawyer & has a son.Russels parents; Noah Levi Gadd Sr. circa 1900 died 1967. Beatrice Gore Gadd B. 1903 had17 children. 5. Ira Delano Farley B. True W.V. 1934 4 yrs air force, 27 yrs at Diamond Glass. married Doris MacAurthur B. Sault Ste. Michigan 1934. children Kathlyn Jo married Greg Shepler a machanical engineer. thier children; Eric B. 1974, and Travis B. 1980The Sheplers are North Carolina residents. Brigham D. B. 1958 served U.S. army Pisa Italy with wifew Vivian Pugh B. 1961children, Samantha B. 1967(?), Delano B. 1970, Micheal B. 1971 , twins Alvin& Kelvin died at birth 1973-6. Oliver Sterling Farley B. 1936- D. 1949 the baby in the family. He was only 13 when he died.
I live in Glendale AZ with my husband and children. As far as I know most of my uncle Jim's children still live in CA. I have recently gotten in touch with my Dads only living sister Aunt Virginia Paris Farley Gadd(living in West Virginia) who provided most of the info written here I just updated it a bit. I hope to possibly get in touch with some of my relatives from my Dads family.If after reading this you believe we are related feel free to email me at

Hope this is of some help. =)
Rosie Farley Chavez

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