Biography of John I. Worley
Greene County, PA Biographies





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 Church.


From:
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
By: Samuel P. Bates
Nelson Rushforth & Company.
Chicago, 1888.


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