Prudence Worley

Brief Life History of Prudence

When Prudence Worley was born in 1833, in Ohio, United States, her father, John Worley, was 43 and her mother, Susan Worley, was 35. She married James Mott on 11 January 1861, in Shelby, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pine Township, Benton, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Liberty Township, Decatur, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 January 1916, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Mott
Prudence Worley
Marriage: 11 January 1861
Joanna Mott
about 1862–1933
James Mott
about 1864–
Ake Mott
Levi Mott
about 1867–
Carey Mott
about 1874–
Margarette Mott
about 1876–
Amos Mott
Jane Mott

Sources (24)

  • Prudence Worley in household of John Worley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Prudence Worley - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Prudence
  • Prudence Worley, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

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.

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning


habitational name with different origins. In the West Midlands this surname is most probably derived from Great or Little Wyrley in Norton Canes (Staffordshire). The placenames derive from Old English wīr ‘bog myrtle’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. In the East Midlands, the name is possibly from Worlick in Ramsey (Huntingdonshire), the etymology of the which is uncertain. In northern England, possibly from Whirley in Over Alderley (Cheshire), which has the same etymology as the Staffordshire names. There may also be a further unlocated source of this habitational name in southern England.

possibly an irregular variant of Wortley or Warley .

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

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