Josiah Worley

Male 1811 - 1887


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  • Born  4 May 1811  Harrison County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Nov 1887  Astoria, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Astoria Cemetery, Astoria, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1574  Virts
    Last Modified  12 Jul 2017 

    Family  Susan Wirtz,   b. 30 Mar 1815, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1900, Astoria, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1854  Astoria, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William G. Worley,   b. 1858, Fulton County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1891, Fulton County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F321  Group Sheet

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    • Obituary:

      Source unknown Josiah Worley for the past 29 years a resident of Fulton County was born in Harrison County, Ohio, May 4, 1811. Daniel Worley his father was born in York County, Pa. The date of settlement in Ohio is not known, but he probably became a contemporary with many of the first settlers of the Buckeye State. There he was married to Miss Charity Scolds, who bore him 11 children. In 1832 Josiah was married to Miss Mary Ann Miner. Five of the 10 children she bore are dead. During the autumn of 1851 with the object of making a home for his parents, he came to Astoria Township and purchased property. Shortly after his coming Mrs. Worley died. During the autumn of 1854 Mr. Worley was married to Mrs. Susan Elgin, relict of Samuel Elgin, and daughter of Jacob Wirtz. She settled in Illinois in 1840, first residing in Bond County George and William were born of this marriage. The former died in childhood and William lives in Nebraska.