John Wesley Marley

29 August 1829–26 February 1909 (Age 79)
Randolph, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Marley was born on 29 August 1829, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Marley, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth McDaniel, was 21. He married Nancy E DeMoss on 29 March 1860, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Liberty Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Monroe Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 February 1909, in Monrovia, Monroe Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in West Union Cemetery, Monrovia, Monroe Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

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John Wesley Marley
Cynthia Luzzina Siler
Marriage: 5 July 1866
Dora Anna Marley
Albert John Marley
Arminta Sarah Marley

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    Cynthia Luzzina Siler


5 July 1866
Morgan, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 22

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called, for example in Devon, Kent, and West Yorkshire. According to Ekwall, the first element of these place names is respectively Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’, myrig ‘pleasant’, and mearð ‘(pine) marten’. The second element in each case is Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. This surname was taken to Ireland by a Northumbrian family who settled there in the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Marley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J Wesley Marley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wesley Marley, "United States Census, 1880"

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