I do not know where in England my family was from. The only information I have on this line was given to me by my grandmother back in the 1950s. This is what she wrote:
"My mother's father was born in England. Place or time of birth I do not know. His name was William Outley. He died a young man one year after my grandmother's death, leaving five children.
My grandmother, Nancy Ann Rheigness was born in Switzerland. I have heard my mother tell that her mother remembered crossing the Alps in an ox cart on the way to the coast when they sailed for the United States.
My Grandfather Outley's people settled in Virginia. They had a large plantation and slaves. When he found he was on his death bed he called his lawyer and his slaves. He gave the slaves their freedom and the pieces of land their cabins were on and had them promise to stay by my great-grandmother and help her raise their family. Not one failed his trust."
Known children of Wm. and Nancy Outley as given by Flora Kitchell Sapp (my grandmother):
CHARLES who married Sarah Sullivan
ALICE who married first (---)Wilson and had one son, Norman. She married second (---)Rucker.
AMANDA CATHERINE (my line)was born 8 Jun 1846 in Alton, IL. She died in Volusia County, Ormond, FL on 15 Nov 1920. She married 10 Jan 1872 Cincinatti, OH Wm. W. Kitchell. They moved to Ormond Beach, FL about 1879.
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