Margaret A. Willey

14 April 1814–10 November 1889 (Age 75)
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret A.

When Margaret A. Willey was born on 14 April 1814, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann Peter Willey, was 41 and her mother, Eve Diehl, was 38. She married Samuel Downing on 11 October 1832, in Troy Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 November 1889, in Troy Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Radnor, Radnor Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States.

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Samuel Downing
Margaret A. Willey
Marriage: 11 October 1832
Maria Downing
Henry E. Downing
David Downing
James Downing
Elizabeth A. Downing
Harriett E. DOWNING
Margaret Jane Downing
Esther Amelia Downing

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1832Troy Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Troy Township was organized from Marlborough and Delaware Townships on 24 Dec 1816 with 16 landowners. The population grew to 60 families by 1850.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a pet form of the personal name Will , a short form of William . In some instances a variant of Wiley .Americanized form of Swiss German Willi .History: Isaac Willey is recorded in Boston, MA, in 1640, and went on to be one of the founders of New London, CT. His descendent Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821–1914) was one of the founders of the College of California at Berkeley in 1860.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Margarett Downing in household of Samuel Downing, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Margaret Downing in household of Saml Downing, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Margaret A Willey Downing, "Find A Grave Index"

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