Valentine Corley

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My fifth great-grandfather, Valentine Corley, passed away this day in 1803 at the age of 82. Before writing this post, I didn’t have any direct sources of information about him. His death date came from the Family Data Collection on Ancestry, which also lists his wife as Sarah Walker. Valentine lived and died in Virginia.

In preparation for this post however, I did another search for records for Valentine and found another Ancestry member posted scans and a transcription of Valentine’s will. The will verifies that his wife’s name was Sarah and also reveals that they owned several slaves by the names of Betty, Ruth, David, Sarah, Lucy, Fanny, Pleasant, Wiat, Daniel and Rob. The names of Valentine’s children also appear: Aggathy, Ann, Mary,  Milly, Asa, Caniel (my 4th great-grandfather) and William.


3 thoughts on “Valentine Corley

  1. T w Corley jr says:

    Your 5th great-grandfather Valentine Corley is my 5th great uncle. Valentine’s brother John was my 5th great-grandfather. They do a fair job of listing everybody, but they don’t show my great-grandfather Rufus’ second marriage which is the lineage to me. I wish I knew how to get them to add this.

    • baysideresearch says:

      Nice to meet you, cousin! Good luck with your search. if I find information on Rufus, I’ll be in touch.

      • T W CORLEY JR says:

        You too, cousin!
        Yes, I would appreciate anything about Rufus or, his father, Wright.
        Thank you cousin!!

        T W CORLEY JR
        cell/text: 903-738-0815

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