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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Family Time Line

Mathew Worley
1755–
Rachael Wheat Worley
1762–
Marriage: 18 April 1785
Henry Worley
1786–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 April 1785
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Frances Worley

    Female1745–1819Female

    Male1755–Male

    Female1760–Female

    Female1760–Female

    Zachariah Worley

    Male1762–1837Male

+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.
1776

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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