Biography of John Wormley
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Wormley, John, of German descent, was a native of Lancaster, Pa., where he died at the age of sixty four. He was twice married, his first wife being Maria Wise, of Berks County, Pa., and his second being Mary Bower, who was born at Lancaster, Pa., November 20, 1776, and died in York County, Pa., in 1848, aged about seventy years. The children of his second marriage were Jacob; Frederick, born May 12, 1810; Maria, born January 17, 1808; Englehart, born September 16, 1812; Elizabeth, born January 3, 1815; George, born April 20, 1817; and William, born June 2, 1819. Jacob Wormley was born in Cumberland County, Pa, in 1805, and died at Corning N. Y., in 1886, aged seventy three, He married Phebe Riker, of Big Flats, a daughter of John Riker, and their children were John (born in 1831), Mary, Jacob, George, William, Charlotte Isabella, Jane, and Simeon L. The latter, born October 9, 1832, married Lucy A. Hubbard, of Caton, Steuben County, N. Y., daughter of William and Martha Hubbard, who died August 12, 1889, aged fifty eight. Mr. Wormley is a farmer in this town. William F. Wormley was born in Northumberland County, Pa., June 27, 1819. and in 1828 he came with his brother Jacob and his mother to Big Flats. He married Barbara, daughter of Michael Minsh, and they have had eight children: Maria, Emma, Charlotte, Theopholus. Pheobe, Lucretin, Witzel Mary, and Ellen (deceased). Elizabeth Worrnley, born in Cumberland County, Pa., January 3, 1815, married, in 1832, Barney Van Deren, who died October 20, 1860, aged fifty eight years. Their children were George W., born April 3, 1832; Benjamin F., born February 8, 1837; and Grant, born March 3, 1847. Mrs. Van Deren survives at the age of seventy seven and resides in Big Flats.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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