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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 in Somerset County, Province of Maryland of Nathaniel Whaley and Mary Dale Nathaniel's Will notes wife Mary. 5 children: William, Charles, Nathaniel, Elias and Rachel; Codicil states ages of children. [1]

Elias married Martha Dale abt 1750 in Worcester, Maryland. (Worcester County formed from Somerset in 1742). The last, Thomas, was born a few months after his father's death. Martha remarried after death of Elias to a Bishop.

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

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


  1. Will of Nathaniel Wale, Somerset Co., 1728, Maryland Calendar of Wills, v6, p73 [19.459]
  2. Worcester County, Maryland, Orphans Court, 4 Feb 1799.

Research Notes

Adams-16917 13:12, 23 November 2016 (EST)

  • William Wale/Whaley, Jr., Worcester Co. Maryland, Will 2 April 1744 w.: 2 March 1747/8 p.

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. < >

Previous Note

  • The following information should be verified and citations added.

Will made for Elias Whaley on October 4, 1775. Estate 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).

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