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Elias Whaley (1723 - 1776)

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Elias Whaley
Born in Somerset, MDmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] in <, Worcester, MD>map
Died in Worcester, MDmap
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Categories: Whaley Name Study | Maryland Founders and Settlers | Province of Maryland | Maryland Slave Owners.


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Elias Whaley was born on March 22, 1723 in Worchester County, Maryland to his parents, Nathaniel and Mary Whaley. As far as we know, he lived and died in the county of his birth. His father died when he was only five.

He met and married Martha Dale about 1750. They had three children that we know of. It is doubtful that they had more, since their last son, Thomas was born a few months after his father's death.

There was a 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. The reason for this thirteen year lapse is not known.

At the time of inventory, Nathaniel Whaley and Charles Whaley were listed as heirs. These two were the brothers of Elias Whaley. However, thirteen years later at the time of execution, we find Martha Bisop and next of kin, Seth and Esther Whaley, (son and daughterin-law) are the heirs.


Thomas Whaley made a bond with Seth Whaley to carrry out the terms of the apprenticeship.[1]

Her father was Samuel Bratten who died in 1791.

Thomas G. Whaley

In 1850 US Census and 1830 US Census.
Tombstone reads: 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

Date: ABT 1750
Place: Worcester, MD

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