When Phoebe Whaley was born about 1791, in Connecticut, United States, her father, David Whaley, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Golder, was 29. She married Amos Smith in 1812, in Connecticut, United States. She died from 1821 to 1889, at the age of 99.
English (northern): habitational name from Whalley (Lancashire) or Whaley in Bolsover (Derbyshire). The Lancashire placename may derive from Old English hwæl ‘hill’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. The Derbyshire placename may derive from Old English wall ‘wall’, walh ‘Welshman, foreigner’ (genitive plural wala), or wælla ‘well, spring, stream’ + lēah.
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