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Woosley Family

William Woosley (1757-1838) was the first Woosley to settle in North Carolina. His wife was Susannah Tribble. He served during the Revolutionary War in Virginia, applying for his application in North Carolina in 1819.

The first land record was a grant Nov. 20, 1805 in Rowan Co. entered on 9 Feb. 1804, on Reedy Creek. This land was sold to Adam Ader in 1811. His property was in the part of Rowan that later became Davidson County. William Woosley applied for a pension in 1819, and again in 1824; in the second petition, he names his son William, with whom he is living, and his daughter Elizabeth White, age about 33. A third petition was filed in Davidson in Dec. 1825, and was granted. The first two petitions are signed William Ousley, the third Woosley.

Davidson Co. court records indicate that he died 28 Jul 1839 but Moravian diary entry was "21 Jul 1838" (burial date). However, the diary entry is actually for July 31 (vol. 9 p. 4443): I buried the old W. Wosely, almost 81 years old, today in the old graveyard near Daniel James' home. There was a large attendance at the funeral. Afterward I preached in the woods in English. The listeners had to sit on the sand or on the leaves in the wood. In spite of the great heat they all were unusually orderly and attentive. This would seem to imply that he isn't actually buried at Friedberg, which is consistent with the fact that he isn't listed in the cemetery records there.

First Generation:
William Woosley (1786-1866) m. Catherine Amburn
Elizabeth Woosley (abt. 1786-aft. 1823) m. Frederick White

Second Generation:

Children of William Woosley and Catherine Amburn
Susannah Woosley (1812-1868) m. Jacob Fishel (1804-1891)
William Woosley, Jr. (1816-1902) m. Louisa/Luiza Rominger (1816-1854); 2) Susannah Leinbach (1823-1902),
d/o Martin Leinbach and Elisabeth Conrad
Joseph Woosley (abt. 1819-1877) m. Lavina Krause (abt. 1823-aft. 1880) (moved to Missouri)
David Woosley (1821-1891) m. Juliana Dulcina Spach (1823-1882)
John Woosley (abt. 1824-aft. 1860) m. Barsheba Lockabill
Thomas H. Woosley (1831-1903) m. Martha Shelhorn (abt. 1822-aft. 1880)

Children of William Woosley and 2) Mary (Nancy) Shelhorn
Mary Woosley (abt. 1852-aft. (1870)
George Washington Woosley (abt. 1853-1930) m. Minnie Selena Essic

Third Generation

Children of William Woosley, Jr. and Louisa Rominger
John Wesley Woosley (abt. 1843-aft. 1850) m. Martha E. Reich, d/o Daniel Reich and Julia Madison Vawter
Franklin U. Woosley (1844-1918) m. Temperance Jones (1814-1916), d/o Asa Jones and Elizabeth Payne
Minerva P. (Polly) Woosley (abt. 1851-aft. 1877) m. William C. Brandon


Children of Joseph Woosley and Lavina Krause
William A. Woosley (abt. 1845-aft. 1900) m. Mahala Snipes (abt. 1847-aft. 1900)
David A. Woosley (abt. 1848)
Sarah E. Woosley (abt. 1850)
Mary Ettie Woosley (1847-aft. 1900) m. W. H. Harris
Andrew Hamilton/Henry Woosley (1859-aft. 1900) m. Anna Dora (Annie) Conrad (abt. 1875-aft. 1900)
Emory Woosley (abt. 1864-aft. 1880) m. Katherine Melton
Asa Monroe Woosley (1866-aft. 1900) m. Caroline (Carlie) Logan Heyden (abt. 1869-aft. 1900)
Some members of this family moved to Johnson County, MO and others to Nesoho County, KS


Children of David Woosley and Julia Ann Dulcina Spach
Catherine Caroline (Katy) Woosley (1844-1922) m. John Columbus Crouch (1842-1932), s/o Charles Crouch and Catherine Glasscock
Samuel Augustus Woosley (1846-1898) m. Jane Miller (1848-1905), d/o Joseph H. Miller and Sarah Sauer


Children of Thomas H. Woosley and and Martha Shelhorn
Miriah Woosley (abt. 1852-aft. 1924) m. Thomas Craver
William Victor Woosley (abt. 1853-aft. 1900) m. Elizabeth Jane Sink (abt. 1847-aft. 1900)
Joseph M. Woosley (abt. 1855-aft. 1920) m. Margaret Lanning (abt. 1856-aft. 1880); 2) Sarian
Sarah Woosley (abt. 1856-aft. 1880) m. Henderson N. Wilson (abt. 1848-aft. 1880)
John Evander Woosley (abt. 1858-aft. 1870) m. Paulina Sophia Fishel (abt. 1861)
Daniel J. Woosley (abt. 1859-1937) m. Florence Ellis, d/o Alexander Ellis and Martha Carolyn Mullican; 2) Francis Joyner
David Leander Woosley (abt. 1862-aft. 1880) m. Sarah E. Phelps (abt. 1861-aft. 1910)
Ephraim Woosley (abt. 1864-aft. 1910) m. Florence Weisner (abt. 1867-aft. 1910)
Henry Woosley (abt. 1865-aft. 1870)
Nancy Selina Woosley (1867-1926) m. Simon Fishel
Christina D. (Tenie) Woosley (abt. 1867-1952) m. David J. Hanes (1866-1935), s/o Jonathan Hanes and Susanna Leatherman

Fourth Generation

Franklin Victor Woosley and Temperance Jones
Ida Elizabeth Woosley (1868-1950) m. James Franklin Robertson (1863-1927)
John Thomas Woosley (1874-1960) m. Mary Bodenhamer (abt. 1876-1965), d/o John Christian Bodenhamer and Martha Jane Shields


Children of Samuel A. Woosley and Jane
David J. Woosley (abt. 1872-aft. 1880)
William E. Woosley (abt. 1875-aft. 1880) m. Fannie C. Sheek
Alice A. Woosley (abt. 1877-aft. 1880)
Elizabeth E. Woosley (1880)


Children of William Victor Woosley and Elizabeth Jane Sink
Eliza Woosley (abt. 1878-1961) m. Jerman E. Brewer
John W. Woosley (abt. 1880-aft. 1910) m. Rosa B. Dorse (abt. 1885-aft. 1910), d/o Sandy Dorse and Amanda Franklin
Cora Woosley (abt. 1882-aft. 1900) m. Charlie Dull
Franklin V. Woosley (abt. 1890-aft. 1910) m. Cassie Robbins (abt. 1887-aft. 1910)
Lizzie Woosley (aft. 1887-aft. 1900) m. Charlie Griffin
Samuel D. Woosley (abt. 1890-aft.1910) m. Flora Marshall


Children of Joseph M. Woosley and Margaret Lanning
Henry Victor Woosley (abt. 1884-aft. 1920) m. Nettie Myers

Fifth Generation

Children of John Thomas Woosley and Mary Bodenhamer
Charles F. Woosley (1895-1962) m. Mary Sink
Ada M. Woosley (1897-aft. 1993) m. Frank B. Foster
John W. Woosley (1899-1980)
Samuel Clinton Woosley (abt. 1902-1990) m. Mattie Nifong
Carl T. Woosley (abt. 1904-1959) m. Beatrice Saylor
Walter T. Woosley (1906-1984) m. Elfelda Fulcher (1907-1995), d/o Thomas Hugh Fulcher and Addie E. Conrad
Nelle E. Woosley (1908-aft. 1910) m. John B. Harper (1905-1981), s/o Elisha Harper and Ellen F. Dull
Clyde A. Woosley (1910-1979) m. Ruth D. Tesh, d/o Felix Slyvester Tesh and Jellie Fleete Burke


Eva Woosley Warren manuscript 1982, partial copy from Mike Wolf, August 1997
Billie Woosley, (W. C. Brandon line)
Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 12 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 US Federal Census, Forsyth Co., NC and Davidson Co., NC
Forsyth County and Davidson County marriage records
Forsyth County, NC death records
Forsyth County, NC birth records

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