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Whaley, James

Posted by ceddleman 
Whaley, James
March 04, 2007 05:13PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 521.
[Bourbon County] [Millersburg Precinct]

JAMES WHALEY, farmer, P. O. Millersburg; son of Leland and Polly (Talbott)
Whaley; she a daughter of Henry and Barbara (Whaley) Talbott who came from
Loudoun County, Va., to Fayette County, Ky., in 1792, where they resided
two years, then came to Ruddel's Mills Precinct, settling on Hinkston,
where they died at advanced ages. Leland was a son of John Whaley, of
Loudoun County, Va., where he died about 1787; his wife was Barbara Reamy,
who came to Ruddel's Mills in 1795. The father of our subject being
the youngest of a large family, was born in 1782, and died in 1873. He
remained with his mother until arriving at the age of maturity, when he
took charge of the farm, she remaining with him until her death, which
occurred in 1827, having passed her ninetieth year. He was twice married;
first to Polly Talbott in 1805, having by her five children; Harriett,
born in 1806, married to Benedict Whaley, and died in Missouri in 1862;
Wm. B., a resident of Paris Precinct. The mother died in 1818. His
second marriage was to Catharine, sister of his first wife; by her he
had six children: Charles H., born in 1820, residing in Ruddel's Mills
Precinct; Mary, born in 1823, and Sarah, in 1825, both of whom died
maidens; B. F., born in 1828, residing in Cynthiana; L. W., in 1830, also
in Cynthiana; Elizabeth, born in 1833, married to Winfield Hayden, now
residing in Marion County, Mo. James, the subject of this sketch,
received a limited common school education, and has devoted his life to
agriculture and stock raising, with the exception of about five years,
dating from 1835, when he was one of the prominent merchants of
Millersburg. He was four times married: first to Tabitha Jameson, in
1837, she dying in 1840; second in 1842 to Mary Ann Hedges, daughter of
John Hedges; by her he had three children: Tabitha, deceased, wife of John
Jameson; Martha (deceased); Fannie, wife of John H. Shropshire, farmer,
near Georgetown, Scott County, Ky.; his second wife died in 1849; third
marriage to Betsey Bowles, in 1850; died in 1875; fourth marriage to Mrs.
Elizabeth Redmon, in 1878. He is a member of the Christian church and a
respected citizen.
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