John Worley

1786–after 1850 (Age 64)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Worley was born in 1786, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Worley, was 26 and his mother, Catherine Bacey Dameron, was 15. He married Sally Sharp on 8 August 1809, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1840 and Richland Township, Crawford, Arkansas, United States in 1850. He died after 1850, in Crawford, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Crawford, Arkansas, United States.

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John Worley
Sally Sharp
Marriage: 8 August 1809
Michael A Worley
John H. "Jack" Worley
Virnithia Worley
Charles R Worley
Lydia Mary Worley

Spouse and Children


    Sally Sharp


8 August 1809
Wayne, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

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.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 3

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Age 18

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • John Worley, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Wosley in household of Michael A Wosley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Worley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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