Excerpt from "The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families - A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index) " by Howard L. Leckey, Historian - Second Printing September 1997 - pages 430-432
"The most complete records of the Lemley Family have been sent us by Mr. Fred Lemley, an attorney at Fairmont, W. Va.There are some questions still unanswered as to the origin of the pioneer, George Lemley.
One tradition states he served as a soldier at Fort Pitt, leaving the Army prior to the close of the Revolution, to settle in the vicinity of Fort Jackson.There he is said to have traded a great coat for a tract of land.
Family tradition also says he was born in Germany about 1741, though it is possible he belonged to the family of that name that were early settlers in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and may have been at Fort Pitt with the troops from that section.He or his family may have settled for a time in Salsford Township, Philadelphia County.
It is definite that he served a tour of duty with Captain James Archer’s Company of Washington County, Pennsylvania Militia in 1782 and a few years later got warrants for two tracts of land in what is now Whiteley Township, Greene County, and settled on a branch of Whiteley Creek, near the Franklin Township line.
It appears that he was twice married, the second wife being Catherine Yoho.He died in Greene County on June 1, 1813, and his estate was probated June 29, 1813."