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Woosley, Thomas J.

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Woosley, Thomas J.
March 15, 2007 12:12PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

THOMAS J. WOOSLEY was born Decembr 16, 1840, in the western part of
Edmonson County. He is the sixth in a family of four boys and three girls
born to Samuel and Rebecca (Blakey) Woosley, natives of Halifax County,
Va., and Whitley County, Ky., respectively. Samuel Woosley was a farmer,
of English descent, and came with his parents to Whitley County about 1812
or 1815. Soon after his marriage he came to Edmonson County, where he was
engaged in farming and stock trading. His first office was that of a
constable; he then repesented Edmonson and Butler Counties three terms in
the Lower House of the State Legislture. In 1860 he took the census of
Edmonson County. He died in 1865. His father, Samuel Woosley, came from
Virginia; first settled in Whitley County and later in Edmonson Co. Mrs.
Rebecca Woosley was a daughter of Curtis Blakely, of Whitley County.
Thomas J. Woosley was reared on a farm, and remained with his parents
until twenty-one years of age, when he engaged in farming. In August,
1875, he was made deputy sheriff of Edmonson County, and filled that
office for five years. In August, 1880, he was elected circuit clerk, and
in August, 1882, was elected county clerk, both of which offices he now
holds. He owns a farm of about 250 or 300 acres, partially improved. Mr.
Woosley is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He cast his first
rpesidential vote for Gen. MacClellan.

Woosley Blakey
Halifax-VA Whitley-KY Butler-KY

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