George L. Caley/Cailey Sr. was born in 1745 in Ireland.He married an lady named Irene (born 1748) -no last name - in Smryna, Delaware in 1768 He died in Shenandoah County, Virginia. They had 5 children - 4 sons, 1 daughter.
Their son George L. Cailey was born 1779 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.He married Suzanne Shaffer Dec. 7, 1807 in Highland County, Ohio.George died August 8, 1862.
According to Sheanandoah Valley History, George Cailey was a cabinet maker, a trade he passed on to his sons.The only son of whom I have knowledge is Frederick Cailey.The Highland County genealogist said that she has a lot of information on the Cailey's.
1801 - Moved from Shenandoah Valley, VA to New Market township, Highland County as a single man. 1802Helped cut a wagon road from New Market to a mill on Mad? River 1804 - Bought land in Highland County.Lived for more than 50 yrs on this farm. 1805 - Married Suzanne Shaffer in New Market Township, Highland County 1807 - Listed in first census taken in Highland County, Ohio as being 40 years old with: 1 sonbetween 15 & 20 - George, Jr? 1808 - Paid personal property tax in New Market Township, Highland County, Ohio 1809 - Paid personal property tax in New Market Township, HighlandCounty, Ohio 1810 - Paid personal property tax in New Market Township, Highland County. Ohio.
Served in the War of 1812 as a Sergeant from 7/28/1812 tp 9/8/1813.Enlisted in Highland County.
1817 - Church history of Ross County, Ohio relates to Cailey's being prominent in Homer Township building of church on some of his land .
1826 -1827 - Elected Appraiser of Wills 1826- 1860 - Paid personal property tax in New Market and Homer Townships, Highland County, Ohio 1835 -1839 - Elected Appraiser of Wills 1850 - Highland County Census showed his as being 71 years old, wife Suzanna was 60. 1850 -Paid $4000 for real estate
A codicil to his will was entered on 5/28/1861 mentioning the following: Sarah Cailey Macy and her heirs Mary Cailey Rausch George W. Cailey, Jr. and his heirs Mahaley Cailey Huhns Ann Cathering Cailey Brouse Chrisina Cailey Sanderson (26 years old) Abraham Cailey Samuel B. Cailey