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Dorchester County MD Willeys

Dorchester County MD Willeys

Posted: 16 Sep 2013 11:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Willey
I've been trying to trace my Willey lineage and have hit a brick wall with the Willeys of the eastern shore of Maryland specifically around Dorchester County/. I have traced back to Henry F Willey but there seems to be another Henry Willey in the western Willey clan. Any help is appreciated. My grandparents have passed within the last year and a half. My grandfather Edward Willey of Cambridge never talked about his side of the family. The rest of the family is allot easier and I have been able to go back. My grandmother's side is Parker. My mother's side is the Gray's from Grays and Elliot's Islands.



Henry F Willey (my 3rd great grandfather)
Birth 1831 in Maryland
Death 24 May 1895 in Dorchester, Maryland, United States

Wife - Sarah E. Wroten (1835-1917)

Children: Davis M Wroten (1862-)


George H Willey (1864-1918)

William Willey (1866-)


 Mary Willey (1871-1956)


 Charles E Willey (1876-1957)

George H Willey (my 2nd great grandfather)
Birth 1864 in Maryland, USA
Death 05 May 1918 in Dorchester, Maryland, USA

Wife - Dorothy A Shorter (1867-1943)

Children: 
Charles Edward Willey (1883-1966)



George H. Willey Jr. (1885-)



Lilly M Willey (1886-)



Allafair (Allie) Willey (1889-)



Fred L Willey (1892-1924)



Bertha M Willey (1895-1977)



Gertrude E Willey (1897-1932)

Charles Edward Willey (my great grandfather)
Birth 4 Mar 1883 in Lakes, Dorchester, Maryland, United States
Death Dec 1966 in Cambridge, Dorchester, Maryland, United States

Wife - 

Ethel May Elzey (1886-1961)

Children: 

Susan Anna Willey (1906-2004)



Roy E Willey (1907-1969)



Rommie Thomas Willey (1909-1985)



Owen R Willey (1912-1979)



Ralph O. Willey (1914-1984)



Mary Katherine Willey (1918-2004)



Katherine Willey (1919-)


Edward Willey (1921-2013)



Evelyn Willey (1921-)



Dorothy Lee Willey (1923-2006)

Edward Willey (my grandfather)
Birth 27 Aug 1921 in Cambridge, Dorchester, Maryland, USA
Death 11 Jan 2013 in Cambridge, Dorchester, Maryland, USA
Wife - 
Audrey Olivia Parker (1921-2012)

Children: 

Vera Willey (-)


Edward Gerald Willey (1941-)

Edward Gerald Willey (my father)
Birth 11 Sep 1941 in Cambridge, Dorchester, Maryland, USA
Death Living

Wife – Juanita Faye Gray
Children: Yvonne Michelle Willey
Edward Gerald Willey Jr (ME)

Re: Dorchester County MD Willeys

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 5:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Mr. Willey,

It would seem that your grandfather is related to my family of Dorchester Willey's, albeit in a roundabout way. It is through his brother Ralph, his siblings, and back through various marriages (and cousin intermarriages), that incorperates my line of Willeys going back to the 1700s. I cannot tell you if your Henry F is 'directly' related. He is also one of my 'brick-walls'. Through in my years of tracing this family, I can conclude that the links between the MD/DE Willey families are strong, and that he most likely does more directly tie in somehow. Which is the other Henry Willey that you've seen crop up?

Re: Dorchester County MD Willeys

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 8:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the reply! I actually remember Ralph from when I was little. I have seen a

My ggg grandfather Henry Willey was married to Sarah E Wroten. I have found a James Henry Willey that was married to Mary E Wroten. married on July 1 1848 in DE. I don't know if they were brothers and sisters since I have next to nothing on Henry. I may research him and see if they tie together some way.

There was also a Henry Willey around the same time in Ohio.
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