Rev John William Whaley

Brief Life History of John William

Rev John William Whaley was born in 1800, in Kentucky, United States as the son of Hercules Whaley and Mary Jane McAdoo. He married Mary Polly Earhard on 17 July 1823, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Rhea, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1867, in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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Rev John William Whaley
Mary Polly Earhard
Marriage: 17 July 1823
Rev Rufus Morgan Whaley
John S Whaley
Hercules Whaley
Col Henry A Whaley
Thomas F Whaley
Mariah H Whaley
John Summerfield Whaley
Adeline Clark
Missouri Henager Whaley
Tennessee Catherine Whaley
Theodore Ewin Whaley
Sarah A. Whaley
Alexander Clark
Anderson Clark
Mercer Jane Whaley
James Oscar Andrew Whaley
Wilbur Fisk Whaley

Sources (9)

  • John Whaly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Whaley, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • John Whaley, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

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.

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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