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According to Glenda Chamberlin, "The Wooley Creek School derives its name from the nearby Wooley Creek that was named for the Wooley family. It is believed that the family settled in this area in the early to mid 1800ís."

Pictured above are sisters: Ailcey (Wooley) Carr and Sarah (Wooley) Carter daughters of William C. and Catherine Wooley.

Pictured below are sisters: Ailcey, Sarah and Christenny Wooley.

Pictured below are Christenny (Wooley) Yocum and her husband Jake Yocum.

Wooley Creek derived its name from the Wooley family that settled in and around this area in the early to mid 1800ís. Recorded facts on the Wooley family are not complete but the following information has been obtained and search for more continues.

Felix and Elizabeth (Baker) Wooley were parents to two daughters, Martha and Mary. There is some recorded information that indicates Martha Wooley married an Elijah Stone and Mary Wooley married Robert Massey.

Other information obtained shows that a James Wooley married Abashaba Harriet Baker and they had two children, a son Levi and a daughter E.J. Wooley. There is information to indicate that James Wooley died in Stone County on February 2, 1852. No records have been found on E. J. Levi married Marguerite Turnbaugh. Levi and Marguerite (Turnbaugh) Wooley were parents to William C. Wooley (b. Dec., 1820) who married Catherine Williams (b. May, 1824). William C. and Catherine (Williams) Wooley were parents to Sarah (Wooley) Carter (b. Dec. 12,1840, her fatherís birthday)

Ailcey (Wooley) Carr (b. May 16, 1842, her motherís birthday)

Christenny (Wooley) Yocum, aka ďTennieĒ (b. Jan.25, 1847)

Elizabeth Wooley (b. Jan. 25, her sisterís b.d., year unknown)

Margaret (Wooley) Patton (b.Jan. 13, 1851; d. Apr. 27, 1887)

Emaline (Wooley) ( unknown; died a few months old)

Joseph Laney Wooley (b. Feb. 29, 1849; d. Dec. 20, 1892)

Sarah Wooley married T. J. Carter. Ailcey Jane Wooley married DeWitt Clinton Carr, Christenny Wooley married Jack Yocum and Margaret Wooley married Dr. William Patton. Sarah Frances (Wooley) Carr lived to be 91 years old and died March 5, 1932.


The following members of the Wooley family are buried in the Cape Fair Cemetery: Ailcey Jane (Wooley) Carr, Catherine (Williams) Wooley, Joseph Wooley, Margaret (Wooley) Patton, Martha (Wooley) Stone and William C. Wooley.

The family history below was submitted by Bonnie Barton Whittemore, descendant of Felix Wooley and Elizabeth Baker Wooley.
The earliest Wooleys in Stone County were Levi Wooley and his second wife, Sophia Campbell.  Levi Wooley was born about 1879 and was from Ohio County, Kentucky.  He married (1) Margaret Turnbaugh on 3 Feb 1807 In Ohio County, KY.  She was the daughter of John Turnbaugh and Barbara Ann Robinson.  They were the parents of three children:  Jacob, Richard and Dicey.  I believe Margaret Turnbaugh Wooley died about 1813 in Kentucky.  In 1816 by court order of Ohio County these three children were apprenticed to a man named Higginson Belt who agreed to provide for them until they reached maturity.  I donít know that any of the three came to Missouri.

On 1 Aug. 1814 in Ohio County Levi Wooley married (2) Sophia Campbell, daughter of Willliam Campbell.  I believe they were the parents of twelve children.  Iím not sure where all of the children were born, perhaps some in Kentucky, some in Illinois.  I believe the last four were born near Cape Fair, (then Taney County) Missouri which means they settled there prior to 1832.  The children of Levi and Sophia as I know them were as follows:

Levi Wooley, Jr.b. abt. 1819, d. in infancy.

William C. Wooley, b. 12 Dec 1820, KY, d. 4 Mar 1854, Stone Co. MO, md. 1840 Katherine Williams, daughter of John B. Williams and Alice Lewis.  Their children (all born in Stone Co.) were Sarah Frances, Alcy Jane and Elizabeth, as listed in the article.  Elizabeth Wooley was born 25 Jan 1845.

Elijah Myers Wooley, b. 20 Oct 1822, d. 14 Mar 1883 in Texas, md. 8 July 1843, Taney Co., MO., Sarah Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Ben F. Howard and Elizabeth Huffine.  They moved to Parker Co. Texas about 1850 and were the parents of ten children.

Andrew C. Wooley, b. abt. 1824, d. 3 Apr 1875, Carroll Co. Ark., buried in Williams Cemetery there; md (1) Margaret House who died in Aug. 1864.  They were the parents of five children.  He md (2) 3 June 1865 Emaline Margaret Richardson Kirkham.  They had three children.

James Wooley, b. abt. 1824, d. 1852, Stone Co., md. 1848, Abashaba Harriett ďArtieĒ Baker.  As mentioned in the article they had two children:  Levi who married Virginia (Jennie) Rock 16 Sept 1877 in Stone Co. and Eliza Jane who married Louis Robinette.

Felix Wooley, b. abt. 1826, d. 1859 in Stone Co., md. Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Bowling Baker and Mary Smith Baker. She married (2) Young Bynum Rickman.  Felix and Elizabeth (Baker) Wooley had five children:  Martha Jane who married Elijah B. Stone; Elijah; Mary who married (1) William Barton and (2) Robert C. Massey; Sarah who married Blake Allen; and Angeline who married William Pace.

Carroll C. Wooley, b. abt. 1829, d. 26 Jan 1864, md. 22 Dec 1847, Taney Co., Nancy Jane House.  She married (2) 18 Aug 1874, Lawrence Co., MO, Joseph Poland.

Carroll and Nancy Jane Wooley had four children:  Sophia Elizabeth, Thomas A., William and Nancy Catherine

Charles C. Wooley, b. abt. 1829, md. Margaret

Robert Patterson Wooley, b. 2 Mar 1832, Cape Fair, MO, d. 8 Mar 1932, Junction, Utah, md. 15 Dec 1859 Nebraska City, Nebr. Martha Jane Reagen, ten children

David Miller Wooley, b. 4 Nov 1835, Cape Fair, MO. d. 1865 Dunbar, Nebr., md. 30 Aug 1857 Nebraska City, Nebr. Jane Harris.  They were the parents of two children:  William Robert and Isaac C.

Christiance Wooley md. John H. Moore.

Peter Wooley, b. 1838, Cape Fair, MO., md. 26 Nov 1863, Stone Co., June (Jane) Littrell.


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