Last Edited 8 Sep 2002
Birth before 1772Rhoda Worley was born before 1772 at Charlotte County, VA.
She was the daughter of Joseph Worley.1
Marriage 15 May 1789Rhoda Worley married Moses Worley, son of John Worley III and Dorothy ?, on 15 May 1789 at Campbell County, VA.2
Family Moses Worley b. between 1769 and 1774
Child1. Mary Worley+
Citations [S295] Campbell County, Virginia Marriage Records.
[S199] Lucy Harrison Miller Baber and Hazel Letts Williamson, Marriages of Campbell County, Virginia 1782-1810, page 106.
b. between 1735 and 1741
Father John Worley Jr. b. before 1720, d. between 1777 and 1778
Last Edited 5 Nov 2002
Birth between 1735 and 1741Joseph Worley was born between 1735 and 1741 at Goochland County, VA.
He was the son of John Worley Jr..
NoteI suspect that his wife was a Reynaud, from the French settlement at Manakintown. If not, it's a very unusual name for his son.
NoteWhy I think Joseph was probably the son of John Worley Jr: He lived in the same places as John Jr and/or John III more than once (Cumberland in 1757 and Campbell in the 1790s) and was associated with them in more than one document (The draft in 1757 and the marriage of his daughter Rhoda to John's son Moses). Also the men I believe to be his sons lived in the same places as other family members (Renny and Joshua both moved to Bedford, where Uncle William was, and Daniel moved to Franklin, where John III's family was. That makes him pretty obviously related. If he was old enough to be drafted in 1757, then the only family members who were old enough to be his father were William and John Jr. We know he was not the son of William because William named his children in his will, and Joseph was not one of them.
Fact 1 20 June 1757On 20 June 1757, at Cumberland County, VA,, At a court for "draughting" soldiers "in pursuance of an Act of Assembly entitled An Act for Granting Aid to His Majesty, for better protection of this colony," the following persons were "adjudged to be soldiers." List of 15 names, including John Worley the 2nd, John Whorley the 3rd and Joseph Whorley, spelled as I spell them. They were to be "apprehended" and brought into court in one week. At the follow-up court on June 28, 1757, John Whorley the 2nd and 4 others were dismissed and the others were to be "delivered up to Capt. Poindexter Mosby." My guess is that the act required each county to supply a number of soldiers. This requires further research. The date of 1757 would place this happening during the French and Indian War..1
Fact 1 5 September 1765On 5 September 1765, at Charlotte County, VA,, Joseph Worley witnessed a deed between William Ussery and Richard Childres for 150 acres on a branch of Ward's Fork. This is from Deed Book 1, page 92. (His presumed sister Mary married James Smith, whose mother was a Childers AKA Childres. Maybe some connection?).2
Fact 1 1 November 1775On 1 November 1775, at Charlotte County, VA,, Joseph Whorley bought from William Copeland 100 acres on the Middle Fork of Cub Creek, adjoining Townson, John Copeland, Williams. Witnesses were Edmund Sumpter, John Copeland, William Watson Jr..3
Fact 1 1782In 1782, at Charlotte County, VA,, Joseph Whorley listed for Land tax, with 100 acres. I checked all the years from 1783-1791 and he is not listed again..4
Fact 1 1782In 1782, at Charlotte County, VA,, Joseph Worley was listed for personal property taxes. This was the first year for which tax lists have been saved. He was not present in 1783 or thereafter..5
Fact 1 8 April 1783On 8 April 1783, at Charlotte County, VA,, Account current of the estate of Joseph Marshall includes Joseph Whorley among list of debits..6
Fact 1 29 June 1786On 29 June 1786, at Charlotte County, VA,,[ Joseph Worley sold to Joshua Worley] for 25 lbs, 100 acres on the waters of Little Cub Creek, bounded by Cock, William St. John, Emanuel Almond, Matthew Jordan. The land is said to be "clear of all titles dower," which I assume means Joseph's wife is deceased. Witnessed by Andrew Wallace, William Marshall, Matthew Jordan and John Hewitt..7
Fact 1 between 1787 and 1789Between 1787 and 1789, at Campbell County, VA,, Joseph Worley was listed for personal property taxes..8
Fact 1 between 1787 and 1789Between 1787 and 1789, at Campbell County, VA,, The Account Current of the estate of William Jones, deceased, includes debits for Joseph Worley for work done on the mill in 1787 and for building the mill house in 1789..9
(Bondsman) Marriage 9 May 1788Joseph Worley was the bondsman for the marriage of Daniel Worley and Rachel Copeland on 9 May 1788 at Charlotte County, VA.10,11,12
(Consentor) Marriage 15 May 1789Joseph Worley consented to the marriage of Moses Worley and Rhoda Worley on 15 May 1789 at Campbell County, VA.13
Fact 1 1792In 1792, at Campbell County, VA,, Joseph Worley was listed for personal property taxes. I cannot find where he went after this date. Possibly he died, but he was in good enough health in 1789 to be "building the mill house," so there's a good chance he moved west somewhere
YOU CAN FIND ALL THIS ON THE RHONDA SITE. IT APPEARS JOSHUA WORLEY FROM TYRRELL IS DOING BUSINESS WITH THIS JOSEPH WORLEY OR IS IT A 2ND JOSHUA WHICH ALL THE MORE LEADS CREDENCE THEY ALL CAME BY JOSHUA WORLEY OF BARBADOS AS HEADRIGHTS-- APPEARS ALLTHE MORE STRONGER ARCHOR AND COL JOHN ARE BROTHERS FROM THIS LINE, LOST SOMEWHERE IN THE HEADRIGHT FILES.