THOMAS HARTLEY, one of the well known residents and farmers of Buffalo township, Brooke Co., W. Va. Mr. Hartley was the recipient of a fair education and began working on a farm when quite young. He now owns one of the best properties in this section of the county and commands the confidence and esteem of his neighbors. He was born July 12, 1840 in Ohio county, W. Va. Thomas and Alice Jane (Warden) Hartley, his parents were both natives of Ohio county, W. Va. The former died in the year 1874; the mother was the daughter of Samuel Warden, who lived on Short Creek, in Ohio county. They were the parents of nine children, five of them now survive. The children's names are: Samuel, William, Daniel, John, Thomas, James, Margaret, Nancy and ALice Jane. In November 1858 he took Ellen Howard to wife. Mrs. Hartley is the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Snedeker) Howard. She was born February 14, 1841 in Ohio county, W. Va. M. T.M., Samuel McLellan, George W., Harry Warden, Lee Roy, Margaret, Alice, John H., Luela and Minnie C., are the result of this union. Mr. Hartley has ever been a staunch democrat.
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