Biography of Jacob G. Worley
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JACOB G. WORLEY is a native of Somerset County, N. J., born November 2, 1833. His parents were C. V. D. and Mary A. (Gulick) Worley, natives of New Jersey, his forefathers coming from Holland. His paternal great grandfather was also a native of that country, and his maternal greatgrandfather, Cornelius Van Dyke, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, one of Washington's body guards. He died aged ninety one years. His grandmother's brother, Cornelius: Van Dyke, Jr., was a soldier in the war of 1812. His parents came to Ohio in 1840, settling in Holmes County, removing to Wyandot in 1846, locating in Little Sandusky. where his father engaged in blacksmithing till 1865. Their children were Jane, Jacob G., Henry C., Martin N., Kate D., Sarah G., Peter (killed in the late war), Samuel A. and John S. The father died July 13, 1877, aged sixty eight years, having been a soldier in the late war, with four of his sons. The mother is still living, a resident of Fulton County, in her seventy second year. Jacob G. Worley began teaching at the age of twenty one, which he continued at intervals ten years, later turning his entire attention to farming. He was married, May 10, 1863, to Cemantha V. Mount, daughter of Thomas B. and Margaret (Thompson) Mount, natives of New Jersey, and of Ger man parentage. Her parents came to this county about 1820, the father a mason by trade. He died in his ninety first year, and his wife in the fiftyseventh year of her age. Their four living children are Mary F., Thompson, Lydia D. and Mrs. Worley, the latter born September 10, 1840. The deceased are Joseph O., George W. and Elizabeth W. Their parents both died in their ninety first year. Mr. and Mrs. Worley are parents of three children, Mary G., born August 11, 1866; Lula A., April 18, 1868; and Margaret V. D., January 2, 1870. Mr. Worley came with his grandfather to this township in 1854, with whom he resided until the death of the latter, April 26, 1876, and from whom he inherited eighty four acres of land. He purchased eighty acres in Henry County in 1873, and the same amount in this county in 1881. Himself, wife and daughter Mary are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he has been four years a Class Leader.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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