Henry Piley

Maleabout 1832–

Brief Life History of Henry

Henry Piley was born about 1832, in New York, United States. He married Rosa Emeline Morris on 30 September 1874, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1880.

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Henry Piley
about 1832–
Rosa Emeline Morris
Marriage: 30 September 1874
Henry E. Piley
Frank H. Piley
about 1877–
Nellie Piley

Sources (8)

  • Harry Piley in entry for Rose Emily Piley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Harry Piley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Piley - Government record: Census record: aka-name: Harry Piley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 September 1874San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
  • Children (3)

    World Events (8)

    about 1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age NaN

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 16

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


    Age 31

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, James Patrick.

    Irish (Munster): variant of Kiely .

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

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