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David M. Worley


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 23 January 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Turtlecreek Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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DAVID M, WORLEY, farmer; P. O. Lebanon. This gentleman was born in the village of Deerfield, Warren Co., Ohio, Nov. 16, 1821. He was reared on the farm on which he now resides by his grandfather, Solomon Miller, an honest, hard-working German, of the Dunkard persuasion, consequently his opportunities for getting an education were very limited. By considerable effort, he became sufficiently advanced to take charge of a country school. At the age of 20, he commenced teaching and continued in that employment over eight years. He was married, March 18, 1849, to Miss Eliza Jane Perrine, a native of Mason Co., Ky., and daughter of Joseph Perrine and Susannah Downing, who settled in Warren Co., Ohio, in March, 1826. They had six children, viz., Artemas M., Victor Hugo, Fergus F., Linnie L., Brice B. and Emmet D., of which number but three are living, viz., Victor, who married Josephine, daughter of Fred Hutchinson; Linnie, wife of Everett, a son of Samuel lorns, and Brice, yet unmarried. When Mr. Worley married, he bid farewell to the school-room and commenced farming, in which occupation he still continues. His father, Brice Worley, was born in Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co., Va., Oct. 25, 1794, and emigrated from Harper's Ferry to Warren Co., Ohio, with his father's family, in 1815, and, in February, 1821, he married Elizabeth Miller, by whom he had four children, the subject of this sketch being the eldest. For his second wife, he married Margaret Ann Vinson, a native of Maryland, by whom he had ten children. Elizabeth Miller was born in Frederick Co., Md., Nov. 27, 1802, and, in 1817, came to Warren Co., Ohio, with her father, Solomon Miller, who also was born in Frederick Co., Md., Aug. 14, 1776. His father, Henry Miller, was born at Lancaster, Penn. Henry Miller married a Bigler, of which family one was Governor of Pennsylvania and another Governor of California at the same time. Henry Miller moved to Fred-

erick Co., Md., prior to the Revolutionary war. William Worley, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was born in Virginia Nov. 16, 1760, of Quaker parents, and raised a Quaker; was a sicklesmith by trade; he married Nancy Ann Walling, in Virginia, moved to Warren Co., Ohio, in 1815, and died June 17,1838. Nancy Ann Walling was born in Virginia July 17, 1754; died in Warren Co., Ohio, Feb. 19, 1837. She was the daughter of James Walling, a Revolutionary Colonel, who took part in the siege of Yorktown, which battle resulted in the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and the British Army. William Worley was a descendent of one of three brothers-—James, William and Brice Worley—who came with William Penn to this country and settled where Philadelphia now stands, and afterward, one of these settled in York Co., Penn., another in Western Pennsylvania and another in North Carolina. The subject is presumed to have descended from one of these three brothers and most likely from one of the two who settled in Pennsylvania.

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