Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Washington PAULEY


            Washington Pauley was born in Logan county, West Virginia, April 7, 1832, and his parents, Ephraim and Anna (Muhlon) Pauley lived in Kanawha county before the organization of Lincoln county. Washington Pauley has been twice wedded. He was first married to Eliza Ann Pauley, July 4, 1854. She died in March, 1872, leaving seven children: Luvila, born August 12, 1855; Alice, February 18, 1857; David E., January 1, 1859; Reese, February 26, 1861; Marion and Mary Ann (twins), March 5, 1866; George W., May 19, 1870. The three oldest are married and reside in Lincoln county. Mr. Pauley's second wife was Eliza (Smith) (Dunlap) Hill. Their marriage was consummated in Lincoln county, February 15, 1877, Rev. A. J. Griffith officiating clergyman. Mrs. Eliza Smith Pauley was born in Kanawha county, (now) West Virginia, January 6, 1825. and her parents, Jordan and Permelia Ann (McComic) Smith are residents of Kanawha county. Mrs. Pauley was first married to A. J. Dunlap, and six children were born of this union: Wilham T., born February 8, 1842; John, September 4, 1844, died June 9, 1869; Addison, April 24, 1847; Venila, November 23, 1850; Samuel Earley, April 25, 1855; Sarah Jane, February 2, 1859; Minerva H., July 17, 1863. Ephraim Pauley, father of Washington, came from Franklin county, Virginia, to Charleston, Kanawha county, before the war of 1812, in which he volunteered to serve, but the news of peace came before he went to the field. He was married in 1817, and in 1828 built the first mill on Fuquas creek, it having been a tub-wheel mill. Here he raised a large family and died at a good old age. Washington Pauley is a farmer in Washington district, and receives his mail at Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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