Coley family of Granville and Wake County NC

I'm very grateful to Frances Wheeler who sent me information on this family in 1999.

David Coley was born in 1754 in Mecklenburg Co. VA, and married Elizabeth Matthews there in 1778. I believe that they were the parents of David Coley (1780-1857), with whom this page begins:

First Generation

David Coley b. 1780 married 1) Becky Garner in 1800 in Granville Co. NC, and 2) Frances Brogdon, probably in 1803. I'm not aware of any children by Becky Garner.

Child of David Coley and Frances Brogdon
Isham Coley (1818-aft. 1870) m. Edna D. Pollard (1820-aft. 1880), d/o Willie Pollard and Ann Davis

There were other children.

Second Generation

Children of Isham Coley and Edna Pollard
Jane Coley (ca. 1841-?)
John Ridley Coley (ca. 1843-?)
Cyrus F. Coley (ca. 1846-?)
Frances Parisade Coley (ca. 1847-?)
Ann Hazeltine Coley (1852-1910) m. Willis Thomas Coe (1851-1913)
Jesse Hicks Coley (ca. 1854-1929)
Millard Fillmore Coley (ca. 1856-1941) (listed as Mildred, female, in 1860, and Millie in 1870; identity as Millard F. from on-line sources)

Note: this Isham Coley lived in Granville and Wake counties, NC. There is also an Isham Coley in Stanly Co. NC, born about 1825 and not married yet in 1850.

This page was created on May 15, 2008.


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