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Elias Whaley (1723 - 1776)

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Elias Whaley aka Wale
Born in Somerset County, Province of Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Somerset, Marylandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Worcester County, Province of Marylandmap [uncertain]
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Elias Whaley was born on 22 Nov 1723 of Nathaniel and Mary Wale in Somerset County, Province of Maryland (Worcester Co was not formed until 1742). [1]

Previous Note

The following information should be verified and citations added. Elias Whaley was born on March 22, 1723 in Worchester (sic) County, Maryland to parents, Nathaniel and Mary Whaley. His father died when he was only five. Elias married Martha Dale about 1750. They had three known children with son Thomas being born a few months after his father's death. Will made for Elias Whaley on October 4, 1775. It was inventoried on March 26, 1776. However, it was not administrated until June 29, 1789, thirteen years after his death. His wife had already remarried by this time, a Mr. Bishop. At the time of inventory, Nathaniel Whaley and Charles Whaley, brothers of Elias. were listed as heirs. However, thirteen years later at the time of execution, we find heirs as Martha Bisop (sic) and next of kin, Seth and Esther Whaley, (son and daughterin-law).


Thomas Whaley made a bond with Seth Whaley to carrry out the terms of the apprenticeship.[2]

Her father was Samuel Bratten who died in 1791.

Thomas G. Whaley

In 1850 US Census and 1830 US Census.
Tombstones: Thomas Whaley, Jr., Oct. 26, 1794 - Aug. 21, 1870.
His wife Henrietta's reads: Feb 21, 1808 - Nov 20 1885 (2nd wife).
Clerk of Chancery, 1850 & 1860 Dekalb County, Tenn District 9 Smithville census.
Dist 9 (Smithville) 1850 Census
1001 Thomas Whaley 55 WM Clerk of Chancery (son of Thomas) $300 MD
Henrietta (Duncan) 44 wf TN
Sterling 22 WM Merchant TN
1830 Census, Smith Co. TN
Thomas Whaley
  • 1 male under 5 years
  • 1 male 30-40 years
  • 1 female under 5 years
  • 2 females 5-10 years
  • 1 female 10-15 years
  • 1 female 20-30 years
  • 1 male under 5 years
  • 1 female under 10 years
Free colored Persons:
  • 1 female under 10 years
  • 1 female over 100 year
Marriage: ABT 1750 Worcester, MD

Research Notes

Adams-16917 13:12, 23 November 2016 (EST) will 2 April 1744w. 2 March 1747/8p. Wife Mary, 1/3 of estate. Daughter Vashty, land and plantation I now dwell in Sinepuxent Neck, some part called Broad Neck, and where my house is being, part of a patent called Genezar, if Vashty should die then to my youngest daughter Leah Wale/Whaley. Daughter Molly. Son Zedekiah Wale/Whaley. Wife Mary, EX. Wit; Charles Rackliffe, Daniel Conner, Charles Whale/Whaley. < >

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