My records say his name was James Willis Irey and his nickname was Wilse.Born in Washington County, Penn., 3 Aug 1845 or 46, d. 8 Sep 1928, Kansas City, Mo..He is included in an excellent Newcomb genealogy book because of his wife, Mary Ann Newcomb, b. Athens, Ohio, 31 Jan 1851, d. 8 Aug 1918, Melvern, Coffey Co., Kan.The book is called "Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" by Bethuel Merritt Newcomb.You might find it in your library.If you do, the info about Mary Ann and their family is found on page 514-515.They had 15 children, including Claudius Newcomb Irey, my grandfather.
The father of James Willis was James Irey, b. 18 Dec 1812, Washington County, Penn., d. 10 Sep 1874, Clarksburg, Mo.He married Elizabeth Hull Vanderhoof, b. 16 Jun 1820, Washington County, Penn., d. 20 Jun 1840, in Clarksburg, Mo.They married 20 Jun 1840, Washington, Penn.They had 10 children.
I received a great collection of Irey names in Pennsylvania last week.I would be happy to send you an electronic copy.Please send me your e-mail address.My address is firstname.lastname@example.org.