Ezekiel Whaley

9 August 1792–5 March 1888 (Age 95)
South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Ezekiel

When Ezekiel Whaley was born on 9 August 1792, in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Whaley, was 34 and his mother, Waite H. Holly, was 31. He married Susan Holland in 1816. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1870. He died on 5 March 1888, in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Whaley
Susan Holland
Marriage: 1816
Joseph Whaley
Jeremiah Whaley
John M. Whaley
John Whaley
Abby Whaley
William Attmore Whaley
Daniel Whaley
Mary Hull Whaley
George Carder Whaley
Henry Handy Whaley
Dorcas Peckham Whaley
Laura Hazard Whaley
Susan Card Whaley

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+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 19

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 27

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whaley in Derbyshire, Whalley in Lancashire, or Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire (formerly in Cheshire). The first is probably named with Old English wælla ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’. The second has as the first element Old English hwæl ‘round hill’, and the last has Old English weg ‘path’, ‘road’ as the first element, the second element in both cases also being lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esekiel Whaley in household of John B Eldred, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ezekiel Whaley, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Ezekiel Whaley, "United States Census, 1830"

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