William OUTLEY born abt 1814 in Virginia.His father (name unknown) was said to have been born in England and had a large plantation with slaves in Virginia.When he found he was on his death bed he called for his lawyer and for his slaves.He gave the slaves their freedom and the piece of land their cabin was on and asked them to promise to stay by his wife and help her to raise their family.It is said that not one of them failed his trust.
William married in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH on 5 Jun 1834.The marriage bond has him listed as "Wm OATLEY" marrying "Nancy RAGENNA".He actually married Nancy RHEIGNESS(REGNASS).They were married by Joseph M. Trimble.They had six children: (1) Sarah Ellen OUTLEY, born abt 1836 who married on 11 May 1868 in McDonough Co., IL Lucius SPAULDING; (2)Mary Elizabeth OUTLEY born KY or Alton, Madison Co,, IL; died in a fire in Dec 1843 in Alton, Madison Co., IL; (3) Charles Henry OUTLEY born Sep/Oct 1843 in Alton, Madison Co., IL; died 4 Apr 1893; married ?Sarah SULLIVAN (no proof of this marriage other than the wordof Flora (KITCHELL) SAPP); (4) Amanda Catherine OUTLEY born 8 Jun 1846 in Alton, Madison Co., IL; died 15 Nov 1920 Miami, Dade Co., FL (tombstone was placed in the Pinewood Cemetery on Main Street, Daytona Beach, FL with birthdate of 22 Aug 1846 which does not agree with date on certificate of Death).She married on 10 Jan 1872 in Dayton, KY William Washington KITCHELL.They had 8 children: William Cyrus KITCHELL, George Edward "Ed" KITCHELL, Henry Hadley KITCHELL, Anna Syrelda "Della" KITCHELL, Florida "Flora" Alma Mae KITCHELL, Bertha Adelia KITCHELL, Ralph Ardene "Dean" KITCHELL, Walter Clyde KITCHELL.(5) Mary Alice OUTLEY born about 1851 in IN; died in ?Volusia County, FL or somewhere in AR; married first about 1878 in OH __?__ WILSON and had one son named Norman WILSON; married second __?__RUCKER; (6) John W. OUTLEY born abt 1849 in IL (maybe Cass County).
William and "Ann" (REGNASS) OUTLEY are listed in the 1850 U.S. Census in Beardstown, Cass Couty, IL (but are indexed on Ancestry.com as "Cutleny").That is why we have not been able to find them.William does not show up in any more Census.William's granddaughter, Flora (KITCHELL) SAPP wrote that her grandfather died a young man leaving 5 children.There was a "William Smith OUTLEY" born in NY age 29 living in the household in the 1850 census.Do not know if there was any relation or if there was what the relationship was.
Flora SAPP wrote that her grandfather died a young man one year after her grandmother leaving five children.It is believed that William OUTLEY may have died before 1860.
There is am marriage between a William OUTLEY and a Mrs. Lovina BRISTOW in Cass County, IL on 16 Dec 1855.It is not known if this is our William and Ann had passed or if it could be the William Smith OUTLEY who was living in the household in 1850??
There is another marriage between a William OUTLEY and a Mrs. Mary MULINEAUX on 24 Dec 1857 in Warren County, IL.Again it is not know if this is our William or not???
I am still trying to find out where in Virginia this family started and who William Outley's parents were. Any help on this line would be greatly appreciated.
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