Thomas Feeley first appears in 1783 as the owner of "The Grub" a 51 acre spread in Somerset Twonship, in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He sold this property to Alexander Kerr, etal, and moved to South Stabane Township where he did not own land. Around 1800-1802 Thomas moved his family to eastern Ohio into Belmont County. His family consisted of his wife Mary (Sillick) Feeley and sons William and John, ands daughters Sarah and Elizabeth. Intuitive research indicated that Thomas was a sheep herder and farmer as were his two sons. The land that Thomas farmed is now the central portion of Interstate 470 from Saint Clairsville Ohio to Bridgeport Ohio. Thomas died around 1812- 1814 as evidenced by his court papers such as land sales, property deeds, will witnessing etc. His name appears on the 1810,1811, and 1812 Belmont County. Pultney Township tax list.
Son William Feeley married Mary Lefever and daughter Sarah Feeley married William Lefever, Mary's brother. This is easily understood because their two properties abutted each other.
Son John Feeley married Elisabeth Hooper and daughter Elizabeth married Conrad Neff.