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The Willeys in Summers County WVA...
Posted by: debbie jones (ID *****8062) Date: May 02, 2009 at 12:31:09
  of 1890

WILLEY There has been but one family of this name among the early settlers of this region Eber Willey was born July 4 1797 and died February 7 1870 He was married twice His first wife was a Miss Maddy whom he married when twenty four years of age His second wife was Juda Symms He was a native of Vermont By his first marriage there was one son Justus born who was a soldier in the war of 1812 Eber Willey removed from Vermont in his youth with his parents to New York and from thence to Greenville in Monroe County then Virginia when twenty two years of age The founder of the Willey family in this country was Eber Willey's father Ahijah Willey who was a native of England and emigrated from that country first settling in Vermont and later settling in New York He was a soldier in the American Revolution of 1776 and also a soldier in the war of 1812 His wife was Susan Grant a relative of General US Grant the great soldier of the Union Army in the Civil War The children of Eber Willey the settler in this country who removed from Greenville to the old Willey farm on the Wolf Creek Mountain between the mouth of Greenbrier River and Wolf Creek in Green brier District before the war were Alma Eber Ahijah Grant John and Sira V There was one daughter who married Samuel Henry Hartwell a practicing physician living on the old Willey homestead There was one other daughter Susan who married William S Wykel and they lived on the Wolf Creek Mountain She died several years ago Alma and Eber Willey were both soldiers in the US Army throughout the Civil War and are now among the good citizens of the county Grant was educated at the Concord Normal School became a merchant in Hinton and died in 1892 having married a daughter of Samuel Huffman Ahijah is a farmer residing in Greenbrier District from the book... History of Summers County from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time By James Henry Miller, Maude Vest Clark

I have the rest of this book saved to my files..I can post or send more if anyone wants it

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