Jennifer's Family History

John -Colley CAULEY

Male 1809 - 1892  (82 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John -Colley CAULEY was born on 29 Dec 1809 in Wilkinson County, Georgia (son of William COLLEY and MARY); died on 28 Jan 1892 in Leary, Calhoun, Georgia, USA.

    John married Mary Ann GRIFFIN on 24 Jan 1850 in Baker, Baker, Georgia, USA. Mary was born about 1830 in Georgia, USA; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William COLLEY was born in 1773 in Old Dobbs, Georgia, USA (son of Roderick "Roger" CAULEY and Alcey Herring-Mary DOVE); died on 22 Feb 1857 in Leary, Calhoun, Georgia, USA.

    Notes:

    This message from George Colley (gwcolley@earthlink.net)
    Jennifer,
    Wish I knew for sure the name of Catherine Colley's mother. The following is where I am now on William Colley's marriages:

    "2.0 Marriage(s)
    Was William Colley married more then once? I have no evidence that he was married more then once. He was certainly married to Mary for many - many years. However, since earlier researches have suggested that Jane Davis and Nancy Thompson as possible wives they are included in this discussion. (Similar names in the same area may have confused early researchers or maybe he did have more then one wife.)

    2.1 Mary
    Mary (Surname unknown) was married to William Colley. When they were married is unknown. Mary was born in South Carolina in 1778 and died 11 April 1854. She is buried next to William Colley in a Cemetery near Leary in Calhoun Co., Georgia. Their tombstone lists them as husband and wife and gives their dates of birth and dates of death. Mary was married to William Colley before 1820 and was with him until her death. The 1820, 1830 and 1840 censuses list a female that I believe is Mary. Mary is specified by name in the 1850 census. William and Mary lived in Wilkinson County Georgia for a number of years. The family then moved to a part of Baker Co. (was Early County) that became part of Calhoun Co., Georgia. This is where William obtained large tracks of land from which he created his Plantations.

    2.2 Nancy (Thompson) Cauley and Jane (Davis) Cauley
    I do not believe Nancy Thompson was a wife of the William Colley of this story. However, more information is needed to say for sure that this is true.

    Records show that Nancy Thompson was the wife of a William Cawley. The Freeman family has said that Nancy (Thompson) and William Cauley were the parents of Elizabeth Jane Cauley who married John Freeman.

    William Colley of this story did have a daughter named Elizabeth Colley who married Sparkman Bowen. Elizabeth Jane (Cauley) Freeman and Elizabeth (Colley) Bowen were both having children about the same time.

    Elizabeth (Colley) Bowen and her children are listed in William Colley?s Will. Elizabeth Jane (Cauley) Freeman and her children were not in William Colley?s Will. The Will was very carefully drawn and withstood strong legal challenges.

    Old researchers seem to have mixed two families. Elizabeth Jane (Cauley) Freeman was the daughter of Nancy (Thompson) and William Cauley/Cawley. Elizabeth (Colley) Bowen is the daughter of William Colley. The surnames Cauley, Cawley and Colley have been used in various documents for the same families and individuals. Some descendants of William Colley today use the surname spelled Cauley.

    Jane Davis was the wife of a William B. Cauley/Cawley who I believe was the son of Nancy (Thompson) and William Cauley/Cawley. She was not a wife of the William Colley in this story. [William B. Cauley and Jane Davis were married on 1/10/1845, in Wilkinson County GA, by William Garrott, J.P.]"

    Birth:
    Event Description: Lenoir

    William married MARY before 1820. was born in 1778 in South Carolina, USA; died on 11 Apr 1854 in Calhoun County, Georgia, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  MARY was born in 1778 in South Carolina, USA; died on 11 Apr 1854 in Calhoun County, Georgia, USA.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth -Colley CAULEY was born about 1804; died before 1830.
    2. Nancy -Colley CAULEY was born about 1805 in Wilkinson County, Georgia; and died.
    3. Ailcy "Elsey" -Colley CAULEY was born between 1806 and 1808; and died.
    4. 1. John -Colley CAULEY was born on 29 Dec 1809 in Wilkinson County, Georgia; died on 28 Jan 1892 in Leary, Calhoun, Georgia, USA.
    5. Lisha -Colley CAULEY was born between 1811 and 1820; and died.
    6. Peggy Ann -Colley CAULEY was born between 1811 and 1820; and died.
    7. Unknown -Colley CAULEY was born between 1811 and 1820; and died.
    8. Catherine -Colley CAULEY was born about 1816 in Wilkinson County, Georgia; and died.
    9. George W. -Colley CAULEY was born on 22 Aug 1822 in Wilkinson County, Georgia; and died.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Roderick "Roger" CAULEY was born in 1740 in Ireland; died in 1810.

    Roderick married Alcey Herring-Mary DOVE before 1771. Alcey was born before 1755; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Alcey Herring-Mary DOVE was born before 1755; and died.
    Children:
    1. 2. William COLLEY was born in 1773 in Old Dobbs, Georgia, USA; died on 22 Feb 1857 in Leary, Calhoun, Georgia, USA.
    2. John CAULEY was born in 1771 in Old Dobbs, Georgia, USA; died on 13 May 1828 in Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
    3. George COLLEY was born in 1775 in Old Dobbs, Georgia, USA; died on 6 Jul 1813 in Montgomery, Georgia, USA.
    4. Roderick "Roger" CAULEY was born in in Old Dobbs, Georgia, USA; died in 1830.
    5. Bartholomew CAULEY was born in 1780 in Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, USA; died on 11 Dec 1859 in Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, USA.
    6. Thomas CAULEY was born in 1786 in Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, USA; and died.
    7. Adeline CAULEY was born between 1774 and 1784 in Old Dobbs, Georgia, USA; and died.
    8. Unknown CAULEY