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Re: Isaac Willey

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Re: Isaac Willey

Posted: 1328578438000
Classification: Query
I have some information for you. I am from Morris Willey who was the next to youngest child of Eleazer and Wealthy (Marsh)Willey. My grandmother, Lilly (Willey) Bingham recieved many family documents since she was the custodial child taking care of her father Morris and her mother Mary (Bovee) Willey at the time of their passing. Gratefully her mother was a wonderful family history note maker.

Eleazer Willey ...father
b abt 1784 in NY,could be 1781 or 1787, handwriting unclear
d 1832 in or near Watertown, Jefferson County, NY
(I may have found a family match in Orleans which is north of Watertown in a census, but it's not at my fingertips)

Wealthy Marsh
b abt 1793 in NY
d 1837 or 38 in or near Watertown, Jefferson County, NY
(There was a Marsh that was single and captured as a soldier in the 1837 failed invasion of Canada from Jefferson County and he was sent to Tasmania by the British to a penal colony, I don't know if he made it back but he was released after a period of some years.)

Children that I know of:

Orville Florid Willey
b 25 Jan 1808...believe in the Watertown area
m 14 May 1839 to Saloma White (Martin)[ b 28 Nov 1811 and d
5 Oct 1888 Nunda, McHenry County, IL]
d 10 May 1887, Nunda, McHenry County, IL
six children

This is what I have on Sardis...
Sardis Denslow Willey
b 5 Apr 1811, Watertown, Jefferson County, NY
m 11 Feb 1847 to Abi R Brown [d 29 May 1865, in Sardis obit
her death year was given as 1867]
d 13 Feb 1896, Sugar Grove Twp, Kane County, IL
bur 15 Feb 1896, West Aurora Cemetery, Kane County, IL
(I have the obituary and death certificate for Sardis)
Charlott M, b 18 Feb 1848, m 4 Nov 1866 to Alford Barnes
Frank, b 28 Aug 1851
Mary Amy, 9 Jun 1855
George, b 28 Nov 1858
(Thank you for Julia Davis last name, the family notes only had "Julia A")

Irena (also spelled as Irene) Willey
b 1812, Watertown area
m , John Hatch
d 28 Feb 1899
(I'm actively working on this family group)

Lewis Willey
b 26 Sep 1815?, Watertown area (can't verify date yet)
m , Catherine
(Still working here too)

Henry Warren Willey
b 29 Jan 1820, Rutland, Jefferson County, NY
m 1 Mar 1847, Sarah Tanner, Sugar Grove, Kane County, IL
d 2 Jan 1902, Lasalle County, IL
(There's a complete family group sheet in the LDS Family History Library, Earl Pingree Tanner submitter)
nine children

Morris Charles Willey (also Govenuer Morris W, Morris W)
b 5 Jul 1827, Watertown?, Jefferson County, NY
m 14 Jul 1855, Mary Bovee, DeKalb Town (rural DeKalb or DeKalb Twp, I have the exact location with sec #, etc.)
d 9 Feb 1909, DeKalb, DeKalb County, IL (+ exact location)
eleven children, two infant deaths

Wealthy Willey
b abt 1830, near Watertown?, Jefferson County, NY
m 24 Jul 1850, William Sheffer Jr.
d 21 May 1869
(still working on this family too)

Some interesting info. This family had strong ties to the Methodist Episcopal Church from a biographical record for Morris Willey. A Barzillai Willey was noted as one of the early visiting preachers helping to build membership in that congregation as I found in the ME Church of Watertown website. Also I found a Barzillai Willey mentioned in the History of Jefferson County, New York, published by L.H. Everts & Co, 1878, on page 74 in regard to a case in the Circuit Court held on 20 Jun 1808. There was a Barzillai Willey that was a preacher. I believe him to be Eleazer's grandfather and Eleazer's father was Barzillai's oldest child Nathaniel Talman. For years I have tried to fit him in as a child to the seventh child, Eleazer, without success in that or in finding another Willey candidate as my Eleazer's father. One last piece of info, I found in the 1830 census a Nathaniel Wiley (Watertown), Obadiah Wiley(Orleans), Ebenezer Wiley(Orleans), and a Ezra Willey(Rodman)all in Jefferson County NY. There is quite a contingent of Wiley families in the county then and now. I do wish I would have written down the census year but I also had found a Eleazer Wiley in Rutland, Jefferson County, NY and I have just the indexed summary. There could have been some name confusion with the census taking. I need to relocate these census records. Research is a wonderful and I'm happy that my notes have improved as the years have accumulated so I can now share these pieces of information I have gathered with you.

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