WHELPLEY, William Porter


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CRARY, Virginia H.

WHELPLEY, William Porter 1 2

  • Born: 1 May 1839, New York
  • Marriage: CRARY, Virginia H. on 6 May 1862 in Lake County, Ohio
  • Died: 6 Sep 1893, Lake County, Ohio at age 54
  • Buried: Sep 1893, Mentor Cemetery, Lake County, Ohio 3


William married Virginia H. CRARY, daughter of Christopher Gore CRARY and Aurelia MORSE, on 6 May 1862 in Lake County, Ohio. (Virginia H. CRARY was born on 23 Aug 1837 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, died on 15 Feb 1925 in Lake County, Ohio and was buried in Feb 1925 in Mentor Cemetery, Lake County, Ohio 4.)



1 1880 US Census (District 82, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Porter [hard to read] Whelpley (age 47, b. NY), wife W.E. [Virginia Crary] (age 44, b. OH) and children Martha B. (age 17, b. OH), May (age 7, b. OH) and Arthur W. (age 4, b. OH), living in Kirtland, Ohio. Also in the household is Mr. Whelpley's father, Daniel Whelpley (age 86, b. NY). Mr. Whelpley is listed as a "merchant," and indicates that both his parents were born in New York. Virginia indicates that her father was born in Vermont [erroneous] and her mother in Massachusetts. Daniel Whelpley indicates that his father was born in Connecticut and his mother in New York.

2 Morse, J. Howard & Leavitt, Emily W., Morse Genealogy: Comprising the Descendants of Samuel Anthony, William, and Joseph Morse, and John Moss: Being a Revision of the Memorial of the Morses Published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850. (The Morse Society: New York, 1903.), p. 221-222. Surety: 4. 1632: Captain John6 Morse, son of John5 (Issac4, Captain Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) Morse, was born in Pittsfield, Mass., January 7, 1771. He removed to Kirtland, Ohio. He married March 4, 1799, Temperance, daughter of Isaac and Damaris (Grummon) Hamlin, who was born October 4, 1771. He was the first captain who refused to allow his company to use intoxicating drinks; he died at Kirtland, June 5, 1852; she died there January 23, 18---.

They had children:

I. Clarissa, born January 1, 1800; she was a mute and became a skilled musician; was trained at a school in Hartford, Conn.

II. John Flavel, born in October, 1801, married October 16, 1824, Mary, daughter of John Granger; resided at Painesville, O.; she was his cousin.

III. (Captain) Harvey H., born October 15, 1805, married October 16, 1834, Ann Holbrock; resided at Kirtland.

IV. Aurelia, born April 10, 1807, married, November 9, 1834, Christopher G. Crary, a farmer of Kirtland, born in Becket, Mass., January 22, 1806; he was county commissioner; they resided for a while at Marshalltown, Iowa; she died in Kirtland, August 5, 1843; he died there March 13, 1895; they had Children:

(1) Marion Amira Crary, born October 22, 1835,
(2) Virginia Crary, born August 23, 1837, married, May 6, 1882, W.P. Whelpel [Whelpley],
(3) Octavia Crary, born July 29, 1841, married October 28, 1868, Edward D. Billings.

3 Mentor Cemetery Transcriptions (Lake County Ohio Genealogical Society website
Sec 6B, Row 11, Stone 2). Surety: 4. Whelpley monument: [W face] William Porter Whelpley/ May 1, 1839 - Sep. 6, 1893.

4 Ibid. Surety: 2. Virginia Crary Whelpley/ Aug. 23, 1837 - Feb. 15, 1925

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