Descendants of Arthur Durley

Through 4 Generations


Generation No. 1

1. ARTHUR1 DURLEY. He married LUCRETIA DUKE.

Children of ARTHUR DURLEY and LUCRETIA DUKE are:

2. i. ARTHUR JOHN2 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1791, South Carolina.

ii. JAMES DURLEY.

3. iii. SON DURLEY.


Generation No. 2

2. ARTHUR JOHN2 DURLEY (ARTHUR1) was born Abt. 1791 in South Carolina. He married JENNET JANE RANKIN February 15, 1809 in Livingston Court, Kentucky, daughter of ROBERT RANKIN and LEAH.

Notes for ARTHUR JOHN DURLEY:

Taken From the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Indians Outwitted, Page 189

One of the first merchants of Hennepin was John Durley, and the following incident in which he was an actor, though occurring elsewhere, is told by his descendants. Previous to his removal to Putnam County, he resided in Madison County in this State, where in 1824 they were greatly annoyed by a band of thievish, impudent Indians, encamped in the vicinity............ Accompanied by his son James, now of Hennepin, he rode over to the Indian village, with the chief of which he was on friendly terms, and told him the purposes of the Great Father, who had sent a thousand warriors......... He advised the chief to leave, or, doubting his word, to hide among the trees and count the soldiers. Soon after the troops appeared marching slowly in front of the hill, and running at full speed on the opposite side, so as to keep the show in front continuos. In this way the duped chief was deluded into counting thirty or forty men over and over until they numbered a thousand or more.

More About ARTHUR JOHN DURLEY:
Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL

More About JENNET JANE RANKIN:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL

Children of JOHN DURLEY and JENNET RANKIN are:

4. i. WILLIAMSON3 DURLEY, b. January 07, 1810, Caldwell county, KY; d. January 14, 1901, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

5. ii. JEFFERSON DURLEY, b. December 07, 1822, Sangamon Co. IL.

6. iii. MADISON DURLEY, b. August 05, 1817, Caldwell, Kentucky.

7. iv. JAMES DURLEY, b. Abt. 1815, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1850, Illinois.

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3. SON2 DURLEY (ARTHUR1).

Child of SON DURLEY is:

i. LEWIS3 DURLEY, b. 1805; d. June 19, 1881, Sheffield, Bureau Co. IL.

Notes for LEWIS DURLEY:

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLIC, HENRY, IL
June 23, 1881, Hennepin
Louis Durley, 76, an old resident of Hennepin, died on Tuesday, 19 at Sheffield, Bureau county and was brought on Tuesday to Hennepin for burial. He was a cousin to Jeff and Williamson Durley.


Generation No. 3

4. WILLIAMSON3 DURLEY (JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born January 07, 1810 in Caldwell county, KY, and died January 14, 1901 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL. He married ELIZABETH WINTERS December 02, 1834 in Mt. Palatine, Putnam Co IL, daughter of WINTERS and UNKNOWN.

Notes for WILLIAMSON DURLEY:

Taken From the Marshall County Republican
February 6, 1868
Williamson Durley of Hennepin said: "My father moved to Sagamon county in 1819. I came to Putnam in 1831 and in company with James Durley rented a cabin of George Willis on the Illinois river about one mile above Hennepin and started a small store. William M. Stewart and J. G. Durley built the first house in Hennepin. James Durley and myself, the second. I helped tear down Thomas Hartzell's old trading house and I built a block house in Hennepin during the Black Hawk war. Thomas Hartzell, J. S. Simpson, H. K. Zenor, and myself selected the first graveyard at Hennepin and helped to bury Phillips, who was killed by the Indians."

HISTORY of PUTNAM COUNTY from its EARLIEST SETTLEMENT to the YEAR 1876
FIRST STORE
In 1831, James and Williamson Durley rented a cabin of George Willis on the Illinois River, one mile above Hennepin, and opened a store, the first business house to succeed the system of barter carried on by the American Fur Company, and other adventurers, whose transactions were wholly with the Indian tribes.

SURVEY of HENNEPIN
It appears from the records that Hennepin was surveyed in the fall of 1831, twelve blocks being laid off, while portions were reserved for the public buildings and a center square. Lots were offered for sale in September of the same year, the first of Front Street being bid off by James and Williamson Durley at $60, the highest lot sold, where they built and opened their store in November of that year.

Taken From the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Early Settlers of Hennepin Township, Page 160
Williamson Durley came to Hennepin August 8, 1831, and opened a store along with his uncle John (James) Durley. They bought their goods at St. Louis, brought them up on a boat to Pekin, and hauled them "by land" to their new store in the village, which had been laid out in September, the goods reaching here in October, 1831.

Mr. Durley first visited this locality in 1828, stopping on the way at Bailey's Point, La Salle County, where himself and friends found shelter, with permission to "board themselves" in the cornfield. The corn was by partially ripe and had to be planed off the ears and then boiled. They found this fare and the hospitality of the people so agreeable that they remained two days on these terms. During their stay they explored the country thereabouts, returning to their hose each night, who on their departure refused to take pay for their keeping saying "as he had freely given them the best he had, and didn't want to be insulted."

Biographical Department, Page. 639
Williamson Durley

The subject of this sketch is a farmer living on section 14, who was born in Colwell county, Kentucky, in 1810, and came to Sangamon Co., in 1819, where he lived until 1831, when he emigrated to Putnam county, then recently organized. An uncle - John (James) Durley, was associated with him, and together they embarked in the mercantile business, opening out a mile above the town. Their customers were principally Indians, though settlers were rapidly coming in. When the village was laid out they secured a lot and began the erection of a storehouse, to which they removed. in 1837 he purchased his present farm, and in 1844 retired from business and devoted himself to improving his real estate. His wife, whom he married in 1834, was Miss Elizabeth Winters, born in Monroe county, Ohio, in 1810. They have eight children, one of whom is a prominent lawyer at Lemars, Iowa.

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
January 17, 1902
Williamson Durley was born in Caldwell county, KY, Jan. 7, 1810; died in Hennepin, Ill., Jan 14, 1901, aged 91 years, and 7 days. He moved with his parents from Kentucky to Sangamon county near Springfield, Ill., in 1819, where he was educated in a log school house with split logs for seats, hewed benches and other furniture to match. In that primitive college he laid the foundation of his knowledge on which he afterward built by the economical use of spare hours in private study.

In August, 1831, he came to Putnam county, Ill., taking part that season in the first year of the Black Hawk war. He and his uncle James Durley opened up a stock of goods under the firm name of J.& W. Durley, and continued for four years. In 1837 he moved on his farm two miles east of Hennepin and in 1811 he entered into the mercantile trade with Andrew Wardlaw, under the firm name of Durley & Wardlaw. He remained on his farm until the autumn of 1880, when he retires and moved to Hennepin.

He served as internal revenue assessor from 1862 to 1865, assisted in filling out the township quota, and was active in organizing the Union League long prior to the Rebellion. He was in full sympathy with the Liberty party and acted with the Free Soil party in 1848 and 1852, and has trained in the Republican ranks since that great party sprang into power.

He was married to Elizabeth Winters of Miami County, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1834, who preceded him to the spirit world six years ago. He was one of the foremost men of Putnam county and was only feeble a few hours before his death. He passed quietly away at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. Funeral was held from the First Congregational church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. His daughters, Mrs. Hartenbower and Mrs. H.A. Stewart arrived Tuesday morning, accompanied by Hon J.J. Hartenbower of Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Durley leaves one brother, four sons, and three daughters, 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted by Rev. P.M. France, pastor of the First Congregation church, of which Mr. Durley was a devoted member.

More About WILLIAMSON DURLEY:
Occupation: 1850-1880, Farmer
Occupation: 1900, Retired Farmer
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Residence: 1860-1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL
Residence: 1900, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

Notes for ELIZABETH WINTERS:
Hennepin, February 28, 1895
At 12:20, in the early morning of February 21, the spirit of our beloved friend, Mrs. Williamson Durley, took its heavenly flight. She went to bed in her usual good health and ten minutes before her death, held quite a conversation with her husband. She had been up and looked around through the rooms for a window that had been rattling. After she had laid down, not to exceed 10 minutes, he heard her making a little noise. He got up and asked her what the trouble was and she answered "I am gone". He lit the lamp and discovered her with her face lying in the wash bowl which she had on a chair beside her bed. He lifted her head back on the pillow and it was then he discovered the bowl half full of blood and the spirit of his beloved companion of 60 years had fled. Dr McCormick was called and pronounced death caused by the bursting of a blood vessel.

Elizabeth Winters was born in Miami County, Ohio, March 30, 1810, being the 6th of a family of 10 children. Two sisters survive her, Mrs. Nancy Gun of LaSalle older and Mrs. Cynthia Beck of Oakland, California, younger. She came to Illinois on horseback in the fall of 1833. Was married to Williamson Durley in a log cabin at Mt. Palatine, December 2, 1834. To them, nine children were born, five sons and four daughters. Five sons and three daughters, with their aged father survive her. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. Wm. Excell delivered a very fine address and was assisted by Rev. Fox of Granville. Mrs. Durley was a member of the Congregational church of this city and was very much devoted to her church, her family, and all who were in anyway connected with her. She was 84 years, 10 months and 22 days old.

Marriage Notes for WILLIAMSON DURLEY and ELIZABETH WINTERS:
Williamson Durley and Elizabeth Winters, December 2, 1834 by Hooper Warren

Children of WILLIAMSON DURLEY and ELIZABETH WINTERS are:

i. DAUGHTER4 DURLEY, b. 1836, Putnam Co IL; m. H.A. STEWART.

Notes for DAUGHTER DURLEY:
Living near Florid in 1890. Occupation farmer.

ii. AMANDA DURLEY, b. Abt. 1837.

iii. CYNTHIA J. DURLEY, b. Abt. 1838, Illinois; m. JEREMIAH J. HARTENBOWER, April 20, 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

More About JEREMIAH J. HARTENBOWER:
Occupation: 1870, Grain Dealer
Residence: 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL
Marriage Notes for CYNTHIA DURLEY and JEREMIAH HARTENBOWER:
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN
May 12, 1870
At Hennepin, April 20, J. J. Hartenbower and Miss Cynthia Durley

8. iv. PRESTON BRADLEY DURLEY, b. June 19, 1839, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

9. v. ALBERT WINTERS DURLEY, b. October 15, 1841, Putnam Co IL; d. 1931, Iowa.

10. vi. LYLE HOWARD DURLEY, b. April 1846, Illinois; d. July 20, 1930, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

vii. MARGARET DURLEY, b. Abt. 1846.

11. viii. EDWIN M. DURLEY, b. Abt. 1848, Putnam Co IL.

ix. CHESTER MERRIT DURLEY, b. July 1850, Putnam Co IL; m. ELLA S..

More About CHESTER MERRIT DURLEY:
Occupation: 1880, Dry Goods Merchant
Residence: 1880, Princeton, Bureau Co. IL
Other Info: 1850, age 4 months in census

x. CARRIE M. DURLEY, b. Abt. 1853, Illinois.

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5. JEFFERSON3 DURLEY (ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born December 07, 1822 in Sangamon Co. IL. He married ELEANOR SEATON Bef. 1848, daughter of SEATON and SARAH.

Notes for JEFFERSON DURLEY:

47th As Re-Organized - Date of Enlistment 1864
Company I  - Officers
Durley, Jefferson, Hennepin, captain, mustered out Jan. 21, 1866

139th (100 Day) Regiment. - Officers
Durley, Jefferson, Hennepin, Captain

Taken from the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Biographical record, Hennepin Twp., page 650
Capt. Jeff Durley

Captain Durley was born in Sangamon county, Illinois, December 7, 1822, and came to Putnam county in 1844, where two years later he married Eleanor Seaton, a native of Kentucky. Her parents died while she was young, and she fell to the care of an uncle, who moved to Indiana and subsequently to Illinois. They have five children, Leslie, Rosalie, Francis A., Helena and Annie. When the war broke out he was in the far west, but finding his services were demanded he came home, shouldered his musket, and enlisted as a private in the 139th Illinois volunteers. He was chosen captain, and his command designated as company B. The 139th was a "short time" regiment, and the term of enlistment having expired it was mustered out. Captain Durley next organized company I of the 47th regiment and was elected its captain. With this command he served until the close of the war, doing good service. They were mustered out at Demopolis, Alabama. In 1876 he was chosen circuit clerk, which he still retains. Mr. Durley is one of the solid men of the township and is withal genial, obliging and popular.

More About JEFFERSON DURLEY:

Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Occupation: 1860, Magistrate
Occupation:  1870, Clerking Retail Grocer
Occupation: 1880-1900, Circuit Clerk

Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Residence: 1860-1900, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

Children of JEFFERSON DURLEY and ELEANOR SEATON are:

12. i. LESLIE4 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1848, Illinois.

ii. CLAYTON DURLEY, b. Abt. 1849.

iii. ROSALEA DURLEY, b. April 1850.

More About ROSALEA DURLEY:
Occupation: 1870, Teaching School
Residence: 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

13. iv. FRANCIS A. DURLEY, b. Abt. 1852, Illinois.

v. HELENA DURLEY, b. Abt. 1856; m. GEORGE F. STANTON, July 24, 1881, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

Marriage Notes for HELENA DURLEY and GEORGE STANTON:
Taken From the Henry Republican September 1, 1881
Married at Hennepin, July 24, by Rev. E. H. Sparling, George F. Stanton and Miss Helena, daughter of Mr. Jeff Durley, circuit clerk and recorder of Putnam County.

Hennepin - We learn from the Putnam Record and other ways that Geo. F. Stanton and Miss Lena Durley were married on Wednesday evening of last week. Among the foreigners present at the wedding were Leslie Durley of Granville, Mrs. Frank Lamb of Iowa, Miss Ella Deihl of Buda and Mrs. Bell and Mattie Evans of Henry.

vi. ANNIE DURLEY, b. Abt. 1861.

More About ANNIE DURLEY:
Occupation: 1880, Teaching School
Residence: 1880, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

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6. MADISON3 DURLEY (ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born August 05, 1817 in Caldwell, Kentucky. He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH HARRISON Bef. 1843. He married (2) ROSANNAH HALE February 10, 1847 in Putnam Co IL.

More About MADISON DURLEY:
Occupation: 1850, Clerk
Occupation: 1860, Fur Dealer

Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Residence: 1860, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

More About MARY ELIZABETH HARRISON:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL

Children of MADISON DURLEY and MARY HARRISON are:

i. ANGELINE4 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1843.

ii. CLARRISSA E. DURLEY, b. December 1843, Putnam Co IL; d. November 16, 1847, Putnam Co IL.

More About CLARRISSA E. DURLEY:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL

14. iii. EMILY DURLEY, b. August 25, 1845, Hennepin, Putnam Co IL; d. April 03, 1901, Henry, Marshall Co. IL.

Child of MADISON DURLEY and ROSANNAH HALE is:

iv. MARY C. E.4 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1848, Putnam Co IL; d. November 19, 1849, Putnam Co IL.

More About MARY C. E. DURLEY:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL

v. MARY MAN DURLEY, b. Abt. 1855.

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7. JAMES3 DURLEY (ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born Abt. 1815 in South Carolina, and died Bef. 1850 in Illinois. He married EMELINE SKEEL August 20, 1835 in Putnam Co IL, daughter of NATHAN SKEEL and OLIVE BACON.

Notes for JAMES DURLEY:

47th As Re-Organized - Date of Enlistment 1864
Company I
Durley, James, Hennepin, discharged Jan. 21, 1866

More About EMELINE SKEEL:
Residence: 1850, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

Marriage Notes for JAMES DURLEY and EMELINE SKEEL:
James Durley and Emeline Skeel, August 20, 1835 by Nahum Gould

Children of JAMES DURLEY and EMELINE SKEEL are:

i. WILLIAM A.4 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1836.

More About WILLIAM A. DURLEY:
Occupation: 1870, Harness Maker
Residence: 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

15. ii. JAMES M. DURLEY, b. December 05, 1837, Illinois.

iii. MARY OLIVE DURLEY, b. January 06, 1840, Illinois; m. CHARLES S. CARRIER, Aft. 1880.

More About MARY OLIVE DURLEY:
Occupation: 1870, Apprentice Milliner
Residence: 1870, Living with mother

iv. AUSTIN S. DURLEY, b. Abt. 1844.


Generation No. 4

8. PRESTON BRADLEY4 DURLEY (WILLIAMSON3, JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born June 19, 1839 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL. He married ADA UNTHANK 1866 in Putnam Co IL, daughter of ELAM UNTHANK and CATHERINE CURTIS.

Notes for PRESTON BRADLEY DURLEY:
Taken from the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Biographical record, Hennepin Twp., page 648
P. B. Durley
A native of this county, born in the village of Hennepin in 1839. He received his education at Wheaton college and during the last twelve years has been engaged in the mercantile business. In 1855 he married Miss Ada Unthank. She died in 1876, leaving one child, Ada Kate. July 29th, 1862 Mr. Durley enlisted in company E, 124th Ill. Volunteer Infantry and served as quarter master's sergeant during his term of service - three years, being mustered out at Chicago at the close of the war. In December, 1875, he received the appointment of postmaster at Hennepin, which position he still holds.

More About PRESTON BRADLEY DURLEY:
Occupation: 1860, Student - Living with Parents
Residence: 1870, Hennepin Twp., Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1870, Retail Grocer
Occupation: 1880, Grocer
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL
Other Info: 1880, Living with Bartlett Unthank - Widower

Notes for ADA UNTHANK:

November 16, 1876
Died in Hennepin, Nov. 10th, Addie, aged 35 years, wife of P. B. Durley, and daughter of E. Untank.

Hennepin - Mrs. Addie Durley, wife of our postmaster, P. B. Durley, died last Friday, at 2 p.m. She was sick but little over a week. A consistent member of the M.E. church, and for 16 years teacher of the infant class in the M.E. Sabbath school, her death will sadden many hearts that knew her, and knowing loved her. Her father, brothers, husband and infant daughter have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Funeral services took place at the M.E. church, Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Cumming and Rev. Bailey officiating.

Child of PRESTON DURLEY and ADA UNTHANK is:

i. ADA KATE5 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1876, Illinois.

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9. ALBERT WINTERS4 DURLEY (WILLIAMSON3, JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born October 15, 1841 in Putnam Co IL, and died 1931 in Iowa. He married LOLA MARTLAND September 18, 1876 in Steuben Twp., Yankee Lane, Marshall Co. IL.

Notes for ALBERT WINTERS DURLEY:
LeMars City Cemetery Records - Lemars, Iowa
Durley, Albert W., age 72, died 1931, City Cem., Lemars
Durley, Lola, age 52, died 1924, City Cem., Lemars Lot 2

More About ALBERT WINTERS DURLEY:
Buried: LeMars City Cemetery, Lemars, Iowa

Occupation: 1860, Student
Residence: 1860, Hennepin Twp., Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1860, Living with parents

Occupation: 1880, Lawyer
Residence: 1880, Lemars, Plymouth Co. Iowa

More About LOLA MARTLAND:
Buried: LeMars City Cemetery, Lemars, Iowa

Marriage Notes for ALBERT DURLEY and LOLA MARTLAND:
September 21, 1876
In Steuben township, Yankee street, Sept. 18, by Rev. Agenbroad, Albert W. Durley of Lemars, Iowa and Miss Lola Martland. -- (Lacon Correspondence) A. W. Durley, a young lawyer of Hennepin, was married to Miss Lola Marland of Steuben (lately of Lacon) on last Monday morning, at the residence of the bride's father. A large party of the bride's Lacon friends went over to the wedding.

Child of ALBERT DURLEY and LOLA MARTLAND is:

i. NELLIE5 DURLEY, b. 1879; d. September 26, 1880, Lemars, Iowa.

Notes for NELLIE DURLEY:
October 7, 1880
At Lemars, Iowa, Sept. 26, Nellie, 1 year, 4 months, 6 days, only child of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Durley, late of Hennepin.

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10. EDWIN M.4 DURLEY (WILLIAMSON3, JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born Abt. 1848 in Putnam Co IL. He married LOTTA AYERS December 17, 1873 in Princeton, Bureau Co. IL.

More About EDWIN M. DURLEY:
Occupation: 1880, Farmer
Residence: 1880, Benton, Bently Co., Kansas

Marriage Notes for EDWIN DURLEY and LOTTA AYERS:
December 25, 1873
Married At Princeton, Dec. 17, by Rev. M. L. Boltwood, Edwin M. Durley to Miss Lotta Ayers.

Children of EDWIN DURLEY and LOTTA AYERS are:

i. CALLA5 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1874.

ii. LYLE DURLEY, b. Abt. 1876.

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10. LYLE HOWARD4 DURLEY (WILLIAMSON3, ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born April 1846 in Illinois, and died July 20, 1930 in Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL. He married LENA M. PATTERSON November 16, 1880 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

More About LYLE HOWARD DURLEY:
Occupation: 1880, Farming
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

Notes for LENA M. PATTERSON:
1900 census shows 5 children born and 4 children living

Marriage Notes for LYLE DURLEY and LENA PATTERSON:

Taken From the Henry Republican
November 25, 1880
In Hennepin, Nov. 16, at the Congregational church, by Rev. A. J. Bailey, Lyle H. Durley and Miss Lena M. Patterson, both of H.

Child of LYLE DURLEY and LENA PATTERSON is:

i. LYLE H.5 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1891.

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11. EDWIN M.4 DURLEY (WILLIAMSON3, ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born Abt. 1848 in Putnam Co IL. He married LOTTA AYERS December 17, 1873 in Princeton, Bureau Co. IL.

More About EDWIN M. DURLEY:
Occupation: 1880, Farmer
Residence: 1880, Benton, Bently Co., Kansas

Marriage Notes for EDWIN DURLEY and LOTTA AYERS:
December 25, 1873
Married At Princeton, Dec. 17, by Rev. M. L. Boltwood, Edwin M. Durley to Miss Lotta Ayers.

Children of EDWIN DURLEY and LOTTA AYERS are:

i. CALLA5 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1874.

ii. LYLE DURLEY, b. Abt. 1876.

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12. LESLIE4 DURLEY (JEFFERSON3, ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born Abt. 1848 in Illinois. He married MARY.

More About LESLIE DURLEY:
Occupation: 1880, Lawyer
Residence: 1880, Grayville, White Co. IL

Children of LESLIE DURLEY and MARY are:

i. LESLEY5 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1868.

ii. LENA DURLEY, b. Abt. 1877.

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13. FRANCIS A.4 DURLEY (JEFFERSON3, ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born Abt. 1852 in Illinois. She married LANK.

Notes for FRANCIS A. DURLEY:
1910 census shows 3 children born and 3 children living

Child of FRANCIS DURLEY and LANK is:

i. HAROLD J.5 LANK, b. Abt. 1886, Iowa.

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14. EMILY4 DURLEY (MADISON3, ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born August 25, 1845 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL, and died April 03, 1901 in Henry, Marshall Co. IL. She married WILLIAM ALFRED ALLEN March 25, 1869 in Putnam Co IL, son of JAMES ALLEN and ROSEANNAH CASSELL.

Notes for EMILY DURLEY:

Wednesday, April 10, 1901
Last week, the record stated the Mrs. Emily Allen of Henry, had suffered a stroke of apoplexy, while walking on the street and there was little hope for her recovery. She was taken sick, Friday afternoon, March 29, and lingered in an unconscious state until Wednesday morning April 3, when death ended her suffering. We copy the following from the Henry Republican from April 4.

Mrs. Emily Durley Allen, 2nd daughter of Madison Durley and Mary Elizabeth Harrison, was born in Hennepin, August 25, 1845. Suffering the loss of her mother at the age of less than 2 months, she was cared for by her paternal grandmother until the marriage of her father to Mrs. Rose Anna Hale of Louisville, Kentucky, February 10, 1847. Her girlhood was spent in that old home town, where she was an active member of the M.E. Church and Sunday school. Here on March 25, 1869, she was married to William Alfred Allen and the new household was started on the old ground. With the exception of a short time spent in Anita, Iowa, her husband being in the business there for a year or two, her life has been spent in Illinois and on the banks of the picturess Illinois River. Though it was not her lot to inherit fortune, yet the riches of a warm heart and a tender loving spirit were her portion, friends always finding welcome at her door from which no needy one was ever turned away. To this family were born two daughters, Mary Margaret and Mildred Floyd. Moving to Henry in the year 1886, or there abouts, this family circle was unbroken until the loss of her husband and father who was called to his home on October 8, 1896. Four years later, April 3, 1901, this devoted wife and faithful mother, was permitted to enter into rest, her life ebbing away in the early morning of the beautiful day, ambulated of the beautiful morning of the life beyond.

The remains were brought to Hennepin Friday morning and at 11:00 Reverend A.K. Tellis, of Henry delivered a very able sermon in the congregational church, after which internment took place in the Riverside cemetery beside the grave of her husband W.A. Allen, who died in 1896.

More About EMILY DURLEY:
Buried: Riverside cemetery, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

Notes for WILLIAM ALFRED ALLEN:

October 15, 1896 - Mortuary Record
William Allen

The funeral of the late William Allen took place on Friday. After a reading of the scripture lesson and a prayer at the home by Reverend McLeish the funeral cortege departed for Hennepin at 9:00 o'clock. Two delegations of former years joined them enroute. The funeral proper was held at the Congregational Church at Hennepin at 12:00 o'clock, the services being in charge of Reverend J.C. Zellar, pastor of the M.E. Church, whose remarks were comforting and impressive to the bereaved. The attendance of sympathizing friends was also very large and the procession was over a mile in length.

Mr. Allen was a native of Pennsylvania, born May 12, 1840. He accompanied his parents to Illinois in 1846, who located at or near Hennepin. He was married to Emily Durley March 25, 1868, daughter of Madison Durley. Their children Mary M. and Mildred F. are young woman grown who with the wife and a large circle of relatives survive. The deceased had been an active citizen and through his social and business intercourse of many years in both Marshall and Putnam Counties had a wide acquaintance. He was a man of excellent morals, honest, just and respected by the people and his sudden and unexpected death is a severe trial to the worthy family and his friends. he leaves a brother Owen Allen of Florid and Mrs. James Umbarger and Mrs. G.F. Forney of Melvin, Ford County and Mrs. S.L. Eberly of Lostant. All were present at the funeral with their families, also Mrs. Doctor Murdock and two children, a sister of Mrs. Allen. Those who were also present: Lillian Eberly of Lostant and Mrs. Cassell of Chicago, Isaac P. Bush and wife and Soloman Darby and wife accompanied by the family to Hennepin. The pallbearers here were Wm. Duke, Wm. Spangler, I.P. Bush, R. McDonald, Alex Doelzer and Frank Fyffe.

The death of Mr. Allen was sudden. He had gone to work as usual that morning, first at T.F. Clovers where he finished a job, then to W. Schroeder's. At Mr. Clover's he took a dose of soda from a box he took from his pocket, saying to Mrs. Clover that he was ill. He also remarked that he was unable to see. But the severe attack came on a Mr. Schroeder's where he gave up work and started to go home, falling at the gate and expired. Leonard Hunter happened at the gate as he fell and lifting him up he gasped several times and then all was over. He was taken into Mr. Schroeder's by Mr. Hunter, E. Camry and others and later was taken home. The doctor pronounced his case one of apoplexy.

More About WILLIAM ALFRED ALLEN:
Buried: Riverside cemetery, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

Children of EMILY DURLEY and WILLIAM ALLEN are:

i. MARY MARGARET5 ALLEN.

ii. MILDRED FLOYD ALLEN.

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15. JAMES M.4 DURLEY (JAMES3, ARTHUR JOHN2, ARTHUR1) was born December 05, 1837 in Illinois. He married LUCY J. EDDY October 1876 in Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL, daughter of CHESTER EDDY and LUCY.

Notes for JAMES M. DURLEY:
From the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Biographical department, Hennepin township, Page 653
James N. Durley
Mr. Durley belongs to a family prominent in the history of Putnam county for enterprise and patriotism. He was born in 1837 and in 1864 enlisted in the Forty-seventh Illinois volunteer infantry, was captured at Gay's Landing on the Alabama river, and was mustered out at the close of the war. His present business was established in 1861. In 1874 he married Lucy Eddy of Vermont, and they have one child, Mabel, born in 1875. In business he is both energetic and conservative, pushing his enterprise, but keeping it well under control. Such men rarely fail.

More About JAMES M. DURLEY:
Occupation: 1870, Canal Boatman
Residence: 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1880, Grocer
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

Marriage Notes for JAMES DURLEY and LUCY EDDY:

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
October 16, 1874
James M. Durley and Miss Lucy J. Eddy were married last Thursday at the residence of the bride's mother by Rev. J.P. Hayes.

October 22, 1874
At Hennepin, October 15, by Rev. J. P. Hayes, James M. Durley and Miss Lucy J. Eddy.

Child of JAMES DURLEY and LUCY EDDY is:

i. MABEL5 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1876, Illinois.


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