Hello all those researching the Hartley families in Allamakee co. I was raised in Allamakee co. and happen to have a copy of the 1989 History of Allamakee co. and in it on page 178 is a section entitled "Hartley Pioneers" which may be of interest to you. Also another section is titled "Allen and Ella Hartley" with picture of this family taken in the 1950's. Currently my scanner is not working so can't send you a copy. The first paragraph of the pioneers reads as follows, "It was the year 1848. Francis, William, George and James Hartley and sister, Alice, left Purl's Bridge, Cambridgeshire, England, for America. Purl's Bridge is near Manea, northeast from London." I'm sure you will want to see the rest of this article. If you send me your email addy I will try to get a copy scanned and can send it to you. Or maybe someone else on this message board has the book also and can do it. Let me know.
Grace, born in Allamakee co. and currently in Mankato MN