William Harley

1786–1872 (Age 86)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Harley was born about 1786, in England, United Kingdom. He married Christiana Snetsinger on 26 April 1817, in Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died before 1872, at the age of 85.

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William Harley
1786–1872
Christiana Snetsinger
1786–
Marriage: 26 April 1817
Mary Ann Harley
1818–1903
William Harley
1821–1874
Robert George Harley
1832–1876

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 April 1817
Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada
children

(3)

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 15

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 22

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English (now mainly in Scotland; also West Midlands and Welsh border): habitational name from places in Shropshire and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’ or hara ‘hare’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. In some cases the name may be topographic.2 Irish: when not of English origin, this is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarghaile ‘descendant of Earghal’, a variant of the personal name Fearghal without the initial F- ( see Farrell ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William Harley - Government record: birth: about 1786; England, United Kingdom

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