Nathan Willey Jr.

Brief Life History of Nathan

When Nathan Willey Jr. was born on 3 April 1795, in Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nathan Willey, was 29 and his mother, Eunice Cary, was 28. He married Rebecca Folsom about 1820, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States in 1830. He died on 25 December 1849, in North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 54, and was buried in East Lempster, Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Nathan Willey Jr.
Rebecca Folsom
Marriage: about 1820
Mary Jane Willey
Susan Augusta Willey
Laura Willey
Emily F Willey

Sources (9)

  • Nathan Willey, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Nathan Willey, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Nathan Willey, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)


The United East India Company is liquidated.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Will , a short form of William . In some instances a variant of Wiley .

Americanized form of Swiss German Willi .

History: Isaac Willey is recorded in Boston, MA, in 1640, and went on to be one of the founders of New London, CT. His descendent Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821–1914) was one of the founders of the College of California at Berkeley in 1860.

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

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