JOHN I. WORLEY, farmer and stock dealer, Blacksville, West Virginia, is a descendant of one of the first settlers
of Wayne Township, Greene County, Penn. He was born December 1, 1823, on the farm where he and family reside in
Wayne Township. His father, David Worley, was born in Wayne Township, May 8, 1775, on the farm now owned by John
I. His mother, Margaret Cather, was a native of Franklin Township, born May 20, 1780. They were married December
30, 1799. Three of their ten childern are living, viz.: William C., of West Virginia; Dr. Asberry, of Fayette County,
Ohio, and John I. Their father died September 10, 1851, and the mother December 5, 1853. Mr. John I. Worley was
twice married, his first wife being Miss Maria Gordon, with whom he shared his fortunes, December 21, 1843. Mrs.
Worley was born in Franklin Township, January 6, 1824, a daughter of Bazil and Sarah (Shriver) Gordon (deceased).
By this marriage Mr. Worley is the father of seven children; Sarah, wife of R. W. Dougan; William G., David R.,
Jesse L., Aipheus B. and Lizzie, wife of Rev. James E. Mercer; and Maggie, (deceased). Their mother departed this
life February 7, 1877, a consistent member of the Methodist Protestant Church. On June 17, 1879, Mr. Worley chose
for his second wife Mrs. Delilah Higgins, born in Whiteley Township September 15, 1830, a daughter of Mark and
Susan Gordon (deceased). Mr. Worley was brought up on a farm and has always followed his present occupation. He
owns 600 acres of land in Greene County. He has served as justice of the peace in Wayne Township, an office which
his father held for forty years. He has held almost all the important offices of his township, having ever been
one of its most highly respected citizens. He and Mrs. Worley are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
By: Samuel P. Bates
Nelson Rushforth & Company.
Greene County Pennsylvania Biographies
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