Lucinda "Lucy" Worley

Female11 August 1847–26 January 1915

Brief Life History of Lucinda "Lucy"

When Lucinda "Lucy" Worley was born on 11 August 1847, in Washington, Virginia, United States, her father, Leander Worley, was 25 and her mother, Jemima Moore, was 23. She married John Countiss Shelley on 10 August 1865, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 26 January 1915, in Kinderhook District, Washington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sproles Cemetery, Washington, Virginia, United States.

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John Countiss Shelley
Lucinda "Lucy" Worley
Marriage: 10 August 1865
Margaret Jane Shelley
Mary Elizabeth Shelley
George W. Shelly
Cordelia Shelley
Luella Shelley
Henry Clay Shelley
Minnie Olley Shelley

Sources (27)

  • Lucy Shelly in household of Conart Shelly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucy Shelley, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Lucy Worley, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1865Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 14

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 18

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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