My great-grandfather was George Washington Ooley, who married Sarah Jane Brookshire (settled Owen/Greene Co, IN). One of their sons was John Stevenson (Stephenson) Ooley, who married Grace Olive Sears (from Kansas, to Lawrence Co., IN) and had eight children, one of whom is my mother Marietta Ooley (in Monroe Co., IN).
I have family who have a lot of dates, names, etc for all children, etc., but wanted to get this note on here.
We've always been told Sarah Jane was Indian, but no info on which tribe. There was a story about her or her mother being survivors of a raid on an Indian village, and they children were subsequently raised/;adpted by whites, but no facts on this.
Two of George W. Ooley's brothers were Thomas Jefferson Ooley, and Benjamin Franklin Ooley. We lost track of Benjamin, but believe it is the group in north Texas.
We always understood the Ooleys came west into Kentucky, then Geo. W. went north to Indiana, and others to Kansas.