GENERATION No. 1


1. RICHARD1 CORLEY was born Bef 1655, and died Abt 1708 in Hanover County, Virginia.

Notes

Richard Corley is the earliest Corley of record in North America. Hanover County is near Richmond, up the James River from Jamestown and Williamsburg. The first ship reached Jamestown from England in 1607, not too long before Richard was born. I don't know where Richard was born, but if he wasn't born in England, his parents probably were.

As Virginia got too crowded, and more land opened up to the south, descendants of Richard Corley migrated to the Edgefield County area of South Carolina and from there to Georgia, Alabama and other states.

(From email note of Vivian Price Saffold dated October 16, 1996)

Children of Richard Corley are:

2. i. RICHARD2 CORLEY, b. Abt 1673.

ii. JOHN CORLEY, b. Abt 1675, Hanover County, Virginia; d. Abt 1723, Hanover County, Virginia.



GENERATION No. 2


2. RICHARD2 CORLEY (RICHARD1) was born Abt 16731. He married AUSTIN ?.

Children of Richard Corley and Austin ? are:

i. RICHARD3 CORLEY.

ii. REBECCA CORLEY.

3. iii. JOHN CORLEY, b. Abt 1700, Hanover County, Virginia; d. January 1742/43, Orange County, Virginia.

iv. JAMES CORLEY, b. Abt 1700.



GENERATION No. 3


3. JOHN3 CORLEY (RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 1700 in Hanover County, Virginia, and died January 1742/43 in Orange County, Virginia.

Children of John Corley are:

4. i. ROBERT4 CORLEY, b. Virginia.

ii. JOHN CORLEY, b. Orange County, Virginia; d. Edgefield County, S.C..

5. iii. VALENTINE CORLEY, b. Abt 1720, Virginia; d. January 16, 1803, Cumberland County, Virginia.



GENERATION No. 4


4. ROBERT4 CORLEY (JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born in Virginia. He married SARAH PETTY.

Children of Robert Corley and Sarah Petty are:

6. i. DAVID5 CORLEY, b. Abt 1762, N.C.; d. Bef 1860.

ii. ZACCHAEUS CORLEY, b. 1762, Chatam County, N. C.; d. January 1843, Bibb County, Alabama.

iii. CATLETT CORLEY, b. Bef 1768.

7. iv. AUSTIN VALENTINE CORLEY, b. 1770, Chatham County, N.C.; d. January 09, 1860, Meriwether County, Georgia.

v. ROBERT CORLEY, b. Bef 1775.

vi. TUBAL COSTLY CORLEY, b. Abt 1791.

5. VALENTINE4 CORLEY (JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 1720 in Virginia, and died January 16, 1803 in Cumberland County, Virginia2. He married SARAH WALKER.

Children of Valentine Corley and Sarah Walker are:

i. SARAH5 CORLEY.

ii. AGGATHYAGATHA CORLEY.

iii. ANN CORLEY.

iv. MILLY CORLEY.

v. MARY CORLEY.

vi. CORLEY.

vii. JAMES CORLEY.

viii. ASA CORLEY.

ix. WILLIAM CORLEY.

8. x. CANIEL CORLEY, b. Abt 1747; d. June 15, 1807, Bedford County, Virginia.



GENERATION No. 5


6. DAVID5 CORLEY (ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 1762 in N.C.3, and died Bef 18604. He married NANCY.

Children of David Corley and Nancy are:

9. i. ISHAM6 CORLEY, b. Unknown; d. May 07, 1849, Talbot County, Georgia.

ii. DAVID CORLEY, b. Abt 1800, Georgia; m. ELIZABETH, Bef 1826.

iii. MARY CORLEY, b. Abt 1824, S.C..

iv. CYNTHIA CORLEY, b. Abt 1826, Ga..

7. AUSTIN VALENTINE5 CORLEY (ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born 1770 in Chatham County, N.C., and died January 09, 1860 in Meriwether County, Georgia. He married SARAH? ALLEN? Bef 1793 in Edgefield County, S.C..

Children of Austin Corley and Sarah? Allen? are:

i. ALLEN BAKER6 CORLEY, b. 1793, Edgefield County, S.C.; d. Choctaw County, Alabama; m. WINNEY BLADON, 1815, Edgefield County, S.C..

ii. ROBERT CORLEY, b. September 1796.

iii. ESTHER CORLEY, b. January 04, 1798.

iv. VINCENT CORLEY, b. July 24, 1800.

v. VASHTI CORLEY, b. Abt 1803.

vi. AUSTIN W. CORLEY, b. Abt 1809.

10. vii. MARTIN E. B. CORLEY, b. Abt 1810, S. C..

8. CANIEL5 CORLEY (VALENTINE4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 17475, and died June 15, 1807 in Bedford County, Virginia6.

Notes

From Bedford County list at Bedford County Genealogy VAGenWeb Page at

http://people.delphi.com/fspradlin/bedford.htm

October 1, 1996 from lewis@texas.net Steve Kennedy

CAWLEY, CORLEY, FINLEY, MARTIN - Looking for information on Caniel CORLEY d 1807 Bedford County, Sally FINLEY named in his will, son John CAWLEY, and John's wife Lucy MARTIN.

Child of Caniel Corley is:

11. i. SALLY6 CAULEY, b. Abt 1766, Virginia.



GENERATION No. 6


9. ISHAM6 CORLEY (DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Unknown, and died May 07, 1849 in Talbot County, Georgia7. He married ELIZABETH Bef 18238.

Children of Isham Corley and Elizabeth are:

i. ELIJAH K.7 CORLEY, b. Abt 1823, S.C.; m. ALLETHA E. ?, Bef 1846.

12. ii. WILLIAM H. CORLEY, b. Abt 1824, S.C.; d. Bef 1880.

iii. ISAIAH CORLEY, b. Abt 1829, Georgia; m. NANCY ?, Bef 1855.

iv. HIRAM P. CORLEY, b. Abt 1832, Georgia; m. MARTHA C. ?, Bef 1867, Georgia.

v. MARTHA ANN VIRGINIA CORLEY, b. Abt 1842, Georgia.

vi. LAURIAN AMANDY CORLEY, b. Abt 1849.

10. MARTIN E. B.6 CORLEY (AUSTIN VALENTINE5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 1810 in S. C.. He married ELIZABETH.

Children of Martin Corley and Elizabeth are:

i. FRANCES7 CORLEY, b. Abt 1834, Georgia.

ii. SARAH CORLEY, b. Abt 1836, Georgia.

iii. WILLIAM CORLEY, b. Abt 1838, Georgia.

iv. ROBERT CORLEY, b. Abt 1840, Georgia.

v. VAN BUREN CORLEY, b. Abt 1842, Georgia.

vi. MARY CORLEY, b. Abt 1844, Georgia.

11. SALLY6 CAULEY (CANIEL5 CORLEY, VALENTINE4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 1766 in Virginia. She married FINLEY.

Child of Sally Cauley and Finley is:

13. i. JOHN7 CAWLEY, b. Abt 1799; d. October 26, 1876, Virginia.



GENERATION No. 7


12. WILLIAM H.7 CORLEY (ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 1824 in S.C.9, and died Bef 188010. He married JANE A. Bef 185311.

Children of William Corley and Jane A. are:

i. ANDERSON W.8 CORLEY, b. Abt 1853, Georgia; d. December 1890, Talbot County, Georgia.

14. ii. C. CORLEY, b. Abt 1857, Georgia.

15. iii. WILLIAM J. S. CORLEY, b. August 1858, Georgia; d. November 23, 1922, Talbot County, Georgia.

iv. MARY F. CORLEY, b. Abt 1863, Georgia.

13. JOHN7 CAWLEY (SALLY6 CAULEY, CANIEL5 CORLEY, VALENTINE4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 1799, and died October 26, 1876 in Virginia. He married LUCY MARTEN Abt 1822.

Child of John Cawley and Lucy Marten is:

i. JOHN8 CAWLEY, b. February 10, 1828, Bedford County, Virginia; d. October 29, 1917, Sidney Cheyenne, NE.



GENERATION No. 8


14. C.8 CORLEY (WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born Abt 1857 in Georgia. She married ANDERSON Bef 1880.

Child of C. Corley and Anderson is:

i. MARY S.9 ANDERSON, b. Abt 1880, Georgia.

15. WILLIAM J. S.8 CORLEY (WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born August 1858 in Georgia12, and died November 23, 1922 in Talbot County, Georgia13. He married (1) UNKNOWN Bef May 188114. He married (2) LIZZIE M. ? 1897.

Children of William Corley and Unknown are:

i. EVIE L.9 CORLEY, b. May 1881.

ii. ALMON J. CORLEY, b. November 1882.

16. iii. WILLIAM SAMUEL CORLEY, b. July 25, 1887, Georgia; d. Unknown.

Child of William Corley and Lizzie ? is:

iv. LOIS9 CORLEY, b. September 19, 1898; d. June 24, 1900.



GENERATION No. 9


16. WILLIAM SAMUEL9 CORLEY (WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born July 25, 1887 in Georgia15, and died on 23 November 1922. He married LOUELLIOTT VIRGINIA ROYAL Bef 1914, daughter of Royal and Virgia Virginia.

Notes

Louelliot Virginia Royal told Ray Franklin Corley that William Samuel Corley was about 5 foot and 5 inches tall and that he always wore a Toboggan cap and carried a Black Jack with him at all times.

Children of William Corley and Louelliott Royal are:

17. i. VIRGINIA C.10 CORLEY, b. January 03, 1914; d. March 20, 1994.

18. ii. EMORY W. CORLEY, b. September 20, 1916; d. July 11, 1978.

19. iii. BISHOP FRANKLIN CORLEY, b. November 17, 1918, Talbot County, Georgia; d. December 23, 1988, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.

20. iv. SAMUEL BROWNIE CORLEY, b. May 22, 1921, Talbot County, Georgia; d. January 05, 1972, Manchester, Meriwether County, Georgia.



GENERATION No. 10


17. VIRGINIA C.10 CORLEY (WILLIAM SAMUEL9, WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born January 03, 1914, and died March 20, 1994. She married JAMES GRADY SMITH, son of Will Smith and Beatrice Coulter.

18. EMORY W.10 CORLEY (WILLIAM SAMUEL9, WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born September 20, 1916, and died July 11, 1978. He married EMMA COLE, daughter of Hood Cole and Vera Cooper.

19. BISHOP FRANKLIN10 CORLEY (WILLIAM SAMUEL9, WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born November 17, 1918 in Talbot County, Georgia16, and died December 23, 1988 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia17. He married LOIS GENERA MAYFIELD January 05, 1940 in Meriwether County, Georgia, daughter of John Mayfield and Lois Chappell.

Children of Bishop Corley and Lois Mayfield are:

22. i. RAY FRANKLIN11 CORLEY, b. September 05, 1941, Meriwether County, Georgia.

23. ii. JAMES RALPH CORLEY, b. January 25, 1952, Manchester, Meriwether County, Georgia.

20. SAMUEL BROWNIE10 CORLEY (WILLIAM SAMUEL9, WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born May 22, 1921 in Talbot County, Georgia18, and died January 05, 1972 in Manchester, Meriwether County, Georgia19. He married MARGARET AMIE RAPE.



GENERATION No. 11


22. RAY FRANKLIN11 CORLEY (BISHOP FRANKLIN10, WILLIAM SAMUEL9, WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born September 05, 1941 in Meriwether County, Georgia. He married BLANCH MARIE WINKLES February 23, 1964 in First Congregational Holiness Church, East Point, Georgia, daughter of Arthur Winkles and Francis.

Children of Ray Corley and Blanch Winkles are:

25. i. RAY FRANKLIN12 CORLEY, b. January 10, 1964.

ii. JONATHAN EDWARD CORLEY, b. March 26, 1973; m. LORI BURBA.

26. iii. CATHERINE ANNETTE CORLEY, b. December 26, 1975.

23. JAMES RALPH11 CORLEY (BISHOP FRANKLIN10, WILLIAM SAMUEL9, WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born January 25, 1952 in Manchester, Meriwether County, Georgia20. He married CLARISSA RAMIREZ TIO March 30, 1979 in Manchester, Meriwether County, Georgia21, daughter of Gregorio Tio and Soledad Ramirez.

Child of James Corley and Clarissa Tio is:

i. CHRISTINA MARIE12 CORLEY, b. July 25, 1986, LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia22.



GENERATION No. 12


25. RAY FRANKLIN12 CORLEY (RAY FRANKLIN11, BISHOP FRANKLIN10, WILLIAM SAMUEL9, WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born January 10, 1964. He married VICKI RENNER.

Children of Ray Corley and Vicki Renner are:

i. ALEXANDER BISHOP13 CORLEY, b. July 03, 1993.

ii. MITCHELL ALAN CORLEY, b. August 08, 1996.

26. CATHERINE ANNETTE12 CORLEY (RAY FRANKLIN11, BISHOP FRANKLIN10, WILLIAM SAMUEL9, WILLIAM J. S.8, WILLIAM H.7, ISHAM6, DAVID5, ROBERT4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born December 26, 1975. She married CHRISTOPHER SCOTT VAN HORN.

Child of Catherine Corley and Christopher Van Horn is:

i. TYLER NATHANIEL13 VAN HORN, b. September 05, 1996.



Endnotes


1. From the GEDCOM of Steve Kennedy at lewis@texas.net on the page at http://people.delphi.com/fspradlin/bedford.htm12319 AlexandriaSan Antonio, TX 78233

2. From the GEDCOM of Steve Kennedy at lewis@texas.net on the page at http://people.delphi.com/fspradlin/bedford.htm12319 AlexandriaSan Antonio, TX 78233

3. 1850 Talbot County, Ga. census, Page 313.

4. 1850 Talbot County, Ga. census, Page 3131860 Talbot County, Ga. census, Page 545.

5. From the GEDCOM of Steve Kenedy at lewis@texas.net on the page at http://people.delphi.com/fspradlin/bedford.htm12319 AlexandriaSan Antonio, TX 78233

6. From the GEDCOM of Steve Kennedy at lewis@texas.net on the page at http://people.delphi.com/fspradlin/bedford.htm12319 AlexandriaSan Antonio, TX 78233

7. 22 Nov. 1850 Talbot County, Ga. census, Page 313, Dwelling/Family No. 1295.

8. 22 Nov. 1850 Talbot County, Ga. census, Page 313, Dwelling/Family No. 1295.

9. 22 Nov. 1850 Talbot County, Ga. census, Page 313, Dwelling/Family No. 1295.

10. 1880 Taylor County, Ga. census, Page 34, Family No. 215.

11. 1860 Talbot County, Ga. census, Page 548.

12. 1900 Upson County, Ga. census, Vol. 69, ED103, Sheet 27, Line 62.

13. Death Index (mirofiche Cobb Library). Death certificate.

14. 1900 Upson County, Ga. census, Vol. 69, ED103, Sheet 27, Line 62.

15. 1900 Upson County, Ga. census, Vol. 69, ED103, Sheet 27, Line 62.

16. Death Announcement, Manchester Star Mercury Newspaper, December 26, 1988. Grave marker, Memorial Gardens, Meriwether County, Georgia

17. Death Announcement, Manchester Star Mercury Newspaper, December 26, 1988. Grave marker, Memorial Gardens, Meriwether County, Georgia.

18. Manchester Star Mercury newspaper, Manchester, Georgia dated January 6, 1972.

19. Manchester Star Mercury newspaper, Manchester, Georgia dated January 6, 1972.

20. Birth certificate.

21. Marriage certificate.

22. Birth certificate.



Copyright © 2007 Jim Corley.