1801, Aug. 2 William Earley m. Elizabeth Baker
b. bef. 1784, d. after 1831
Source: Bertie Co., NC. Vital Statistics 1700s-1920
(This same source gives a William Earley m. Esther Layton Nov. 26, 1792. It says he was b. bef. 1775 and she was b. bef. 1774. Could this be the same William Earley? He was obviously much older than Elizabeth Baker as he died in 1837 and she wa still alive in the 1880 census. She was 80 at the time. Esther Layton could have died in childbirth.
1802 (about) Son Baker Earley born in North Carolina
(Based on 1850 census which gives his age as 48. Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, Baker Erly)
1805 (about) Daughter Sally Earley born in Kentucky.
(based on 1850 census which gives her age as 45) Jefferson Co., Alabama; William Statum)
1808 (about) Son Allen Earley born in Kentucky
(based on 1850 census which gives his age as 42 (Tippah Co., Mississippi)
1810- census Kentucky, Christian Co., Kentucky
William Early 2 males under 10
1 male 10-16
1 male 26-45
2 females under 10
1 female 26-46
(There were two other William Earleys in Kentucky in 1810. One was in Knox Co., KY (30010-00001-01) and one in Mason Co.,( 00010-00000-00). I believe the one in Christian Co. fits our William's family better, although it looks like several children could have died. The male who is in the 10-16 category could not be the son of Elizabeth Baker which adds credence to Elizabeth Baker being the second wife. he also could be a servant or a relative.)
1811 (about) Daughter Susan Earley born in Kentucky
(Based on 1850 census which gives her age as 39. Jefferson Co., AL with her mother, Elizabeth. Susan never married)
1812-1816 (about) Son John Earley born in Kentucky
(Based on 1850 census which gives his age as 34 (Jefferson Co., Alabama)
1860 census which gives his age as 38 (Jefferson Co., Alabama)
1813 (about) Daughter Catherine Earley born in Kentucky
(Based on 1850 census which gives her age as 37 (Jefferson Co., Alabama. With mother, Elizabeth. Catherine never married)
1816 (about) Son William Earley born in Kentucky
Based on 1850 census which gives his age as 34. Jefferson Co., Alabama
1860 census gives his age as 49 (Jefferson Co., Alabama)
1818 (About) Son Matthias Earley born in Kentucky
(Based on 1850 census which gives his age as 32. Clarke Co., Mississippi)
1822 (about) Son Geroge Anderson Earley born in Alabama
(Based on 1850 census which gives his age as 27. Blount Co., Alabama)
1823 (about) Son Thomas Perry Earley born in Alabama
(Based on 1860 census which gives his age as 37. Jeefferson Co., Alabama)
1824, Oct. 20. A patent for 79.60 acres was granted to William Early in the land office of Tuscaloosa. The patent was signed by James Monroe, President of the United States.
Source: FTM CS 255: Land Records AL, AR, FL, LA, MN, OH, WI)
1824, Oct. 24. William Earley made application for letter of guardianship for Levi Earley, son of Sally Earley and Elijah Isaacs. For the sum of one thousand dollars William Earley took an oath to discharge to the best of his ability the duties of guardian.
Source: Orphans court Records, Jefferson Co., Alabama 1823-1851m p. 26. LDS Film No. 1064921
1826, April 17 Baker Earley married Hannah Ware, Wilcox Co., Alabama
1826, Dec. 28 Sally Earley married William Statum in Jefferson Co., Alabama
1830, Feb. 25 Allen Earley married Jane Carmichael in Jefferson Co., Alabama
1830 census Jefferson Co., Alabama, p. 165:
1 male under 5 (?grandson Levi was b. 1823)
2 males 5 or under 10 Thomas Perry & George Anderson
2 males 10 and under 15 Matthias and William
1 male 15 and under 20 John
1 male 50 and under 60 father, William Early
2 females 15 and under 20 Catherine and Susan
1 female 30 and under 40 Elizabeth Baker, mother
January tern 1834. The terms by which Elijah Isaacs and his father-oin-law, Isaiah Bagley were to pay child support for Levi Earley were overturned, and the sorrel mare and colt belonging to Isaiah Bagley that were seized for payment were returned to him.
Source: Records from the Law Library of Alabama. Vol. 93 from Alabama Records, Jefferson Co., Alabama case #402
Elijah Isaacs was married to Millie Bagley when he had his affair with Sally Earley. He was taken to court and a jury judged that he was the father of Levi and he was ordered to pay 50 dollars per year for child support. if he didn't pay, Isaiah Bagley was to pay. Millie Bagley married a second time in 1840 so it is supposed that Elijah Isaacs had died - or disappeared - about this time, leaving Isaiah Bagley to pay. They conveniently couldn't find the records of the case and the case was overturned.
1834, June 12. William Early, guardian of Levi Earley, made a final settlement of his account as such guardian.
Source: Orphans Court Records 1830-1837, p. 135, LDS Film no. 1064921
1837, January 8. Date will was written. Children listed: Thomas Perry, son; Catherine, daughter; Susan, daughter; William, son; John, son; George Anderson, son; Levi, grandson' Matthias, son; James, son; Baker,son; and Allen, son.
source: book, Alabama Records Vol. 112, by Gundred, p. 86
Nothing is known about son James who was alive to receive his share of the estate in 1841.
1837, March 4. Allen Earley and Matthias Earley brought with them into court a paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of William Earley, decd, and made application for letters of administration on the estate. Citations were issued to Taledaga County to Baker Earley and Susan Earley, the rest of the heirs being in the county of Jefferson.
source: Orphans Court Records 1837-1844, LDS Film No. 1064921
1837, March 17. Allen Earley and Matthias Earley were back in court abnadoning their application for administration and the Sheriff was appointed.
IBID: p. 8
1837, Aprill 1. Ordered that the personal property of William Earley be appraised.
IBID: p. 9
1841, Feburary 1. Final settlement of will of William Earley.
IBID: p. 160
1841, Feb. 20. The court being notified that in the order of distribution made in the case of the will of William Earley, deceased, that a mistake was made by the omission of Susan Earley, daughter, and that the distribution be divided equally including her.
IBID: p. 164
Questions: Who were Willaim Earley's parents? Where did he come from? Where is James Earley in 1840?