|Henry M. WILLEY
Henry M. WILLEY 1
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, Cir 1810, , Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. 2
Henry married Elizabeth WEISER, daughter of John Frederick WEISER and Mary WORLINE, on 18 Sep 1826. (Elizabeth WEISER was born on 10 Oct 1808, died on 29 Dec 1864 and was buried in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, United States.)
Delaware, Ohio, Probate Records, 2: 30-46, Peter Willey; Delaware County Probate Court, Delaware;
"The Last Will and Testament of Peter Willey, dec, produced in open court May Term 1837 and proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto as reduced to writing, approved, ordered to be recorded.
T. Reynolds, Clerk
Recorded May 24th, 1837 in Books of Wills No. 2, Page 30-46
T. Reynolds, Clerk
I Peter Willey of the County of Delaware in the State of Ohio do make and publish this My Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following that is to day.
First it is my will that my funeral Expences and all my first debts by fully paid.
Secondly, I give devise and bequeath to My Beloved Wife Ave Willey Over and above her dower one Mare, one Cow and heifer, Two beds and Bedding one Clock Table and Sugar kettle Togagher with one Dresser and all the Dresser or Kitchen Furniture during her Natural Life and that at the death of My Said wife all the property hereby devises or bequeathed to her as aforesaid or so much thereof as may then remain unexpenced to My Son George and his heirs and assigns forever.
Thirdly, I give and devise to my youngest Son George Willey the farm on which I now reside Containing twenty six acres and one Hundred and Six Rods be the Same more or Less Situated in Troy township Delaware County Ohio Agreeable to the Bounds and Butts Specified in a Deed Given by henry Willey and Elisabeth his wife to me dated April 30th, 1831 and Recorded in the Recorders office in the County aforesaid on the 9th of September of the year aforesaid. Also two Colts one Waggon and Horse goes Together with Sheep and hogs and all Other articles and Items not particularly named and Otherwise Disposed of in this Will to him and to his heirs and assigns forever he however first Disposing of a Sufficiency thereof to pay all my just Debts as aforesaid.
Fourthly, I give and devise to my Son Henry One Dollar.
Fifthly, I give and devise to my Son Thomas One Dollar.
Sixthly, I give and devise to my Son Samuel One Dollar.
Seventhly, I give and devise to my Daughter Elisabeth One Dollar.
Eighthly, I give and devise to my Daughter Catherine One Dollar.
Ninethly, I give and devise to my Daughter Barbara One Dollar.
Tenthly, I give and devise to my Daughter Christianna One Dollar.
Eleventhly, I give and devise to my Daughter Susan One Dollar.
Twelfthly, I give and devise to my Daughter Margaret One Dollar.
Thirteenthly, I give and devise to my Daughter Sarah One Dollar.
And Lastly I herby Constitute and appoint my Son Henry Willey to be the Executer for this My Last Will and Testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to by my Last Will and Testament.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 2nd Day of February in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and thirty Six.
Signed published and Declared by the above named Peter Willey as and for his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who at his Request have Signed as Witnesses to the Same.
William S. Eagon
Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. May Term 1837
The outstanding James Devenport & William P. Eagon being duly sworn in open court who their oaths say that they are witnesses to the last will & testament of Peter Willey now produced in court bearing date the 2nd day of February 1836. That the said will was signed by the said Peter Willey now dead at the date thereof in our presence at his residence in Troy Township in the last County that the said Peter Willey then & there in our presence published the same as his last will & testament and we in his presence and in the presence of each other signed our names thereto _______ at his request. That the said Peter Willey at that time was of the age of about sixty years and of sound mind & memory and not under any restraint.
And we further say that the said Peter Willey after the making the said will to wit about the 29th day of June last died and further say not.
Sworn & subscribed to in open court this 19th day of May AD 1837
T. Reynolds, Clerk
William S. Eagon"
O. L. Baskin, History of Delaware and Ohio (CHICAGO
O. L.. BASKIN S CO., HISTORICAL PUBLISHERS,
66 DEARBORN STREET.
1880), Page 781 and 782.
"SAMUEL WILLEY, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Delaware; is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Weiser) Willey; his father was born in Berks Co., Penn., Nov. 10, 1798, and his mother Oct. 10, 1808 ; they were married Sept. 18, 1826 ; the father came on foot to Ohio by himself when 12 years of age, and settled in Fairfield Co., and worked by the month at very low wages to pay for a nag which his father had bought there, and which died ; this took one year of the young man's time. He lived to raise a family of ten children-Ephraim (married first time to Catharine, a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lantz) Siegfried, from Pennsylvania; she was born May 31, 1831, and died Feb. 5, 1874, and had four children-Emma, who married Milton Warren, whose sketch appears elsewhere, Chauncy, Elenora, and Catherine V.; lie was again married. Aug. 16, 1874, to Catharine Hollanbaugh, a daughter of Forrest and Mary A. (Siegfried) Meeker ; her mother was born in Pennsylvania in 1827 ; her parents had three children-Rebecca, Catharine and Sarah A.; her father was born in 1834 ; her mother was married previously to John Troutman, by whom she had three children ; Mrs. Willey was born Nov. 3, 1848, and was married prior to her union with Mr. Willey to Henry Hollanbaugh, the fruit of which was one child-Abba J. and by her union with Mr. Willey she has two-Ida and Walter; she and her husband are members of the Lutheran Church) ; Harriet, the second in the list, and sister of the subject o our sketch, married Benjamin Siegfried ; Henry, married to Caroline Miller; David, married to Maria Ziegler; Mary, married to Prof. Loy, o the Capitol University at Columbus, also minister of the Lutheran Church, and editor of The Lutheran Standard; Elizabeth, married to Dr. Morrison, of Delaware; Eliza, married to Peter Maier, living in Evansville, Ind; Samuel, our subject ; Clara, married to Mr. Staser, attorney at Evans ville, Ind; and Frank, married to Minnie Mitchell now in Clearfield, Penn. Mr. Willey was born Feb. 19, 1844, in this county. He was married, March 25, 1869, to Flla, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Silverwood ; her father was born in Northumberland Co., Penn., Nov. 20, 1810, and emigrated to Wayne Co., Mich., in 1843, and from there to Delaware Co. in 1859 ; he was married, Nov. 8, 1832, to Elizabeth (her mother), a daughter of John and Martha (Grist) McPher son, who were of Scotch-Irish and German descent; she was one of nine children-William Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah K., Harriet ;1., Mary C. Martha, John and Archibald; Mrs. Willey' mother was born July 22, 1811 ; Mr. Silver wood's parents had nine children-William, Sarah, Martha, Elizabeth, Matilda, Harriet, Hiram Charlotte and Susannah ; his father was born in Pennsylvania about 1787, and his mother, whose maiden name was Snyder, was from the same county ; the grandfather of Mr. Silverwood was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1759, and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1769, and died in Sunbury, same State, in 1831 ; the grandfather of Mrs. Silverwood was a Revolutionary soldier, and was wounded on a man-of-war; he also held the office of Associate Judge for years in Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs, Silverwood had the following children- John T., William F., Mary J.; Isaac N., who enlisted in Co. E, 66th O. V. I.; William, who was also in the war, as Lieutenant of Co. I, 4th M. V. I.; Horace, who was also in the war ; H. Clinton, deceased; Ella E. and Addison. This old couple have been members of the Methodist Church for over fifty-one years, he being class-leader and ethorter ; he is now a local minister in the same. Mrs. Willey was born March 28, 1848 ; her marriage with Mr. Willey has been blessed with two children-Arthur. born Nov. 1, 1870 ; and Eugene, Aug. 28, 1873. They now own 210 acres of well-improved land, valued at about $70 an acre, attained partly by inheritance, an by their own labors. He has always been, connected with the Democratic party ; in 1868, he was elected to the office of Township Trustee, which position he filled with honor, and, in 1878, the people again asked for his service, electing him Township Clerk, and re-electing him in 1879; he is a member of the Lutheran Church of Delaware." Pages 781 and 782.