EDWIN WOOLLEY, a son of David Woolley, a sketch of whose early settlement appears elsewhere, was born in Hamilton county, Ill., May 22, 1822, and was brought to Greene county in his mother's arms, in the following Dec. In 1826, he with his father's family, settled on a farm in Bluffdale, in said county, where he, with others, had excellent facilities for more than an ordinary education. Being of a studious turn, he acquired a knowledge of the sciences, superior to his class-mates. Upon arriving at his majority, he engaged as a teacher of common schools, and continued in that business for four successive years. He then, as is common, concluded to seek a companion to share his joys and sorrows, and in Nov. 1847, was married to Jane E. Barber, who still continues to make a happy home for her husband and children, of whom four are living, three of whom are married, and occupy homes of their own. Mr. Woolley was always a strictly temperate and moral man, always engaging in all temperance movements that came within his reach. In 1845, he settled in Milton, Pike county, Ill., where he remained for 12 years, when he removed to Greenfield, where he now resides. He has occupied many offices of trust, which his friends put upon him. He was always an active worker for all enterprises, which he thought would be beneficial to the town in which he resided. He at no time became a member of any church, but believing that all sects of Christianity were beneficial, was always liberal in his views, letting every one enjoy his own inclinations. Early in life, he became a member of the masonic fraternity, and was what is know therein as an active worker, holding the head office for a number of years, and a great part of the time, some subordinate position. He is now the president of the Old settlers Association, of Greene county, and in that capacity, has rendered the searchers after Greene county history, valuable assistance.