William Jesse Worley

                              ┌── Jesse Worleyc1788-1838 
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William Jesse Worley ─────────┤
B: 1827                       │
D: 1903                       │
                              └── Magdalena Hering
                                  c1794-1874 
M: Elenora N. "Ellie" Bertram
   ├── William John Worley (1857-1920) 1,2,3
   └── Candace Caroline Worley (1867-1917) 3

William Jesse Worley     [ID 03231] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 11 1827, Berks County, Pennsylvania.2,3,4,5,6  (c1830).1  

William was shown in the 1850 census (Sep 23 1850), living in the household of a Cornelius & Elizabeth Reichwein/Reichweine in Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania:7

William Worley, age 23, born in Pennsylvania; occupation: none.

He married Elenora N. "Ellie" Bertram3,4,5 [Ellen M. Bertram1,2,8], about 18503,4,5, Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania3,4,5.  Elenora, daughter of Johnathan Bertram & Nellanora "Nellie" Roether, was born Sep - 1831, Pennsylvania.2,3,9  (c1834).1  (Sep 8 1841, Berks County, Pennsylvania).5  

Children (all born in Pennsylvania, probably Mifflin County):1,2,3,4,5

Maria/Mary Ann Worley, born c1853; married John Dipple.
Johnathan H. Worley, born c1854.
William John Worley, born May 1857.
Jane "Jennie" K. Worley, born c1859; married James Kline.
Sallie B. Worley, born Apr 10 1861, Pennsylvania; died Jul 24 1930, Burnham, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; buried Jul 26 1930, Vira Presbyterian Cemetery; married Henry Alfred Baker. 10
James S. Worley, born 1863; died 1887, buried Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. 8
Ellen Elizabeth Worley, born Jul 9 1865, Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; died Jan 19 1932, Burnham, Pennsylvania; buried Jan 23 1932, Reedsville, Pennsylvania; married Elliott Wilson Manbeck. 11
Candace Caroline Worley, born c1868; died 1917; married Apr 7 1897, Robert John Ramsey. 12
Emma/Anna Clementine/Clemmantine Worley, born Sep 1 1868 [Sep 1869]; died Sep 1 1919; buried Sep 4 1919, Reedsville, Pennsylvania; unmarried. 4,13,14
Kate I. Worley, born Aug 1871; married c1892, John C. Werts/Wertz. 13,15
Nora B. Worley, born c1873; married William Smith.
Rosa/Rose M. Worley, born c1875; died c1891, age 16.

After their marriage, William and family moved to Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, about 1848, and located in Brown Township.  William became a builder and a contractor, following that occupation for many years, and erected many homes of the day in that county.  He voted for the Democratic party in national as well as local affairs and was entrusted with various offices of the township, which trust he never betrayed.  He was a devout member of the German Lutheran Reformed Church, and his wife was an equally devout Presbyterian.  He enlisted in a Pennsylvania company during the Civil War and served from April until July 1865, but was in no battle.6  

William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 25 1860), Mifflin County, Pennsylvania:1

William Worly, age 30, born in Pennsylvania; master carpenter; $250 personal property.
Ellen Worly, age 26, born in Pennsylvania.
Maria Ann Worly, age 7, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Johnathan H. Worly, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
William J. Worly, age 4, born in Pennsylvania.
Jane K. Worly, age 1, born in Pennsylvania.

During the Civil War William served as a Private in Company D, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, from Mar 16 1865 to Jun 30 1865.16  

William and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 14 1870), Mifflin County, Pennsylvania:3

Worley, William, age 43, born in Pennsylvania; house carpenter; $500 real estate; $200 personal property.
Worley, Elanora, age 40, born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Worley, Mary A., age 18, born in Pennsylvania.
Worley, Jonathan H., age 17, born in Pennsylvania; carpenter; attended school.
Worley, William J., age 13, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, Jennie K., age 11, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, Sallie B., age 9, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, James L. [initial unclear], age 7, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, Ellie E., age 5, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, Candace, age 2, born in Pennsylvania.
Worley, Clamentine, age 10 months, born Sept [1869] in Pennsylvania.
Living nearby in 1870 was the family of a Mary Worley, age 45, (apparently a widow) with her seven children.17  

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 8 1880), Mifflin County, Pennsylvania:2

Worley, William J., age 53, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; carpenter.
Worley, Ellen, wife, age 49, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Worley, William, son, age 23, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; laborer; unemployed 3 months.
Worley, Ellen E., daughter, age 15, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, Anna C., daughter, age 11, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, Kate I., daughter, age 9, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, Nora B., daughter, age 7, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Worley, Rosa M., daughter, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

William and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 5 1900), Mifflin County, Pennsylvania:4

Worley, William, head-of-household, age 73, born May 1827 in Pennsylvania; father born in England; mother born in Pennsylvania; married 50 years; occupation: carpenter; owned home (free).
Worley, Elanora, wife, age 68, born Sep 1831 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 50 years; 13 children, 8 living.
Worley, Emma, daughter, age 30, born Sep 1869 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single.
Living next door in 1900 was the family of daughter Kate.15  

William Jesse Worley died Feb 27 1903, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; buried Lot 2 Section D, Church Hill Cemetery [East Kish Cemetery], Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.5,6,16  

Elenora died 1904, buried Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.9

(photo)Photo: William Jesse Worley & Elenora "Ellie" Bertram gravestone Church Hill Cemetery 6,9


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Milroy P.O., Armagh Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; roll M653-1141, page 47, line #10, dwelling #317, family #316.
  2. 1880 census, Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1156, ED 169, page 31B, line #7, dwelling #157, family #175.
  3. 1870 census, Reedsville P.O., Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; roll M593-1375, page 271, line #24, dwelling #95, family #99.
  4. 1900 census, Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1441, ED 130, page 4B, line #72, dwelling #84, family #90.
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Amy Baker Daugustine ().
  6. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43716261.
  7. 1850 census, Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; roll M432-754, page 351, line #12, dwelling #248, family #264.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com.
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43716262.
  10. Sallie (Worley) Baker death certificate;
    Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Ellen Elizabeth (Worley) Manbeck death certificate;
    Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. Biography of William Hamilton Ramsey; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/mifflin/bios/runk-1897/ramsey-wm-h.txt.
  13. 1910 census, Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1376, ED 109, page 52B, line #55, dwelling #342, family #365.
  14. Emma Clemmantine Worley death certificate;
    Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. 1900 census, Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1441, ED 130, page 4B, line #68, dwelling #83, family #89.
  16. Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. 1870 census, Reedsville P.O., Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; roll M593-1375, page 271, line #2, dwelling #92, family #96.


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