Re: Adam and Francis Nausley /Jackson Co., ILL.
My greatgrandfather was Adams son Henry.His son was Joseph Robinson Nausley was my grandfather.I was wondering which son your husband is from.Most people think our name is Dutch.But i am working on Thomas Nosley a boy sent over as a thief in 1730 from England.He landed in Md. He had to be sent out to work and live with a family so that could be where the Dutch comes in.I think Nosley could be the right spelling.I know it was used in Civil War Era. When it was changed i am not sure.But i was b. in 1927 and my daddy spelled it Nausley.So maybe a teacher at school did it.Glad to hear from some one else on the England research. Betty