1.WILLIAM Y.1 EARLEY was born Abt 1745 in County Tyrone, Ireland, and died Abt 1835 in Sandy Springs, Ohio (Adams County).He married EVA THOMAS Abt 1782
From History of Clinton County, Ohio, Beers & Co. 1882, page 1047:
William and Eva were married about 1782, and in 1799 migrated to Adams County, Ohio, where they lived and died at advanced ages.During the first few years in Ohio, he experienced many difficulties with the red men, who have long since passed into the far West, and with the wild animals that then roamed the forest of Ohio.He and his wife assisted in elevating the cause of Christianity, and both died in the faith of the Presbyterian Church.They were the parents of fourteen children; seven boys and seven girls.(Note:the number of children vary from 10 to 14, depending on which history you read)
From the 1890 Portrait and Biographical Album of Green and Clark Counties, page 910 ~ 912 under John C. Earley:
William Earley (grandfather to John C.) was of pure Irish stock, and was orphaned by the death of both parents when quite young.The friendless and homeless boy was taken in charge by a man who proved a tyrannical master, and from whom he ran away at the age of fourteen years, and succeeded in boarding a vessel bound for America.He hid himself until it was well under way, and he landed in New York City without means, among strangers and in debt for his passage, the latter amounting to $30.For this he was to work three years, but after working two years he considered that he had fully liquidated the debt, and he once more ran away, going this time into Kentucky, and locating near Vanceburg, on the Ohio River, over which he ran a ferry a number of years.While living in the Blue Grass State, William Earley met and married Mis Eva Thomas, and they removed to Adams County, Ohio, settling upon a tract of wild land.There was nothing, however to sustain life, and so William Earley hunted bears for a living, the meat of which he sold throughout the county, and in one winter realized from this $400.Later he opened up his farm and became well-to-do.He had located in different parts of the State more than sixteen hundred acres of land.He made his home, however, continuously in Adams County, on the Ohio River, in what is now known as the Irish Bottoms, and died there at the advanced age of eighty years.His wife had passed away ten years prior to the decease of her husband, age threescore years and ten.William Earley was a Presbyterian in religion, and made it the rule of his life to deal honestly by his fellow-men.There was born to him and his estimable wife a family of ten children, seven sons and three daughters, of whom Solomon (father of John C., subject of this biography) was the youngest.Solomon and two of his brothers served valiantly in the War of 1812.
Note:Solomon and several siblings removed to Clinton County.
Children of William Earley and Eva Thomas are:
2. i. DANIEL BENJAMIN2 EARLEY, b. January 10, 1798, Kentucky; d. October 20, 1876, Liberty Township, Clinton County.
3. ii. SOLOMON EARLEY, b. October 29, 1801, Adams County, Ohio; d. October 14, 1884, Clinton County, Ohioburied in Port William, Ohio.
4. iii. RACHEL EARLEY, b. Abt 1787; d. Aft 1882.
iv. MARY EARLEY, d. Aft 1882; m. (1) NATHAN WALLACE, December 21, 1817; m. (2) JOHN STRODE, June 01, 1831, Adams County, Ohio; m. (3) SAMUEL SHINN, March 24, 1842, Clinton County, Ohio; m. (4) VINCENT WEST, December 19, 1847, Clinton County, Ohio.
5. v. ANTHONY EARLEY, b. Abt 1795, Kentucky; d. September 29, 1852, Clinton County, Ohio.
vi. GEORGE EARLEY, b. Abt 1789, Adams County, Ohio; d. 1812, War of 1812.
6. vii. SUSAN EARLEY, b. 1788-1809, Ohio; d. September 01, 1877, Deleware City, Indiana.
7. viii. MICHAEL EARLEY, b. Abt 1791, Adams County, Ohio; d. Abt 1835.
8. ix. ISRAEL EARLEY, b. December 25, 1799.
x. CATHERINE (KATY) EARLEY, b. Abt 1803; m. SAMUEL NASH, June 12, 1823, Adams County, Ohio; married by Joshua Truitt.
xi. ELIZABETH EARLEY, b. Abt 1805; d. September 19, 1825, Adams County, Ohio.
xii. TWELVE EARLEY.
xiii. THIRTEEN EARLEY.
xiv. FOURTEEN EARLEY.