Mathew Worley

about 1755–
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mathew

When Mathew Worley was born about 1755, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, William Worley, was 20 and his mother, Mary Flournoy, was 25. He married Rachael Wheat Worley on 18 April 1785. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1779.

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Mathew Worley
Rachael Wheat Worley
Marriage: 18 April 1785
Henry Worley

Spouse and Children

18 April 1785


Parents and Siblings



    Frances Worley





    Zachariah Worley


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 3

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: most probably a habitational name, either from a variant spelling of Wortley , or alternatively from places in Essex and Somerset called Warley, named in Old English with wær, wer ‘weir’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Warley in the West Midlands, which is named with Old English weorf ‘draft oxen’ + lēah.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mathew Whorley, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Matthew Woosley, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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