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Willis Worley

Male 1806 - 1860  (54 years)


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  • Name Willis Worley 
    Born 17 Jan 1806  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Sep 1860  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Ballou-Worley Cemetery, Parkers Lake, McCreary, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10633  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 

    Father Isaac Worley 
    Family ID F14382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Prewitt,   b. 4 Feb 1808, Knox, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1886, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1824  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Elijah Worley,   b. 13 Jul 1825, Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1897, Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Anna Worley,   b. 13 Sep 1830, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1913, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Sarah "Salley" Worley,   b. 10 Oct 1832, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1889, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F6515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=1715836&id=I00667, about Willis Worley and the cemetery he's buried in:

      "The cemetery is located within the sound of the roaring falls of the Cumberland River. Pioneer, Willis Worley, rests here under a rock canopy covered grave. His wife was Jane Prewitt. Jane had planned to buried here next to her husband, however, when she she died 6 years after him, the river was in flood stage and could not be crossed so she was buried at the Prewitt-Bryant Cemetery in Whitley County. This section was located in Whitley County in Willis Worley's time. He was a Whitley County Justice of the Peace for the district west of the river. He operated the boarding house at Cumberland Falls, before the Renfros came to the area, and performed marriage ceremonies for the people who came to the boarding hours."

  • Sources 
    1. [S274] Find a Grave page for Willis Worley, Sr.

    2. [S275] The Descendants of Willis Worley and Jane Prewitt.

    3. [S276] "Burial Traditions in the Region of the Upper Cumberland Plateau," by Tom DesJean., year only.