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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Henry Kerley, Jr.
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 17:48:28 EST
Subject: Kerley Family
Source: History of the Town of Berlin, Worcester Co., Mass 1784 to 1895
by William Addison Houghton.
The name of this family has been variously spelled and pronounced as Kerley,
Caly. Job Kerley, a descendant of William Kerley, and early settler and
of Lancaster, settled in the valley of the Assabet on the place recently
Aaron Morse. His father was Henry Kerley, son of Henry who was son of the
The Kerley family was prominent in settlement and proprietorship in both
Marlboro, Mass. The records afford scant material, but we gather that Henry
the father of Job Kerley, had a grant of land near the Assabet
in 1728. This may have been the land on which the Kerleys settled.
Job Kerley m. Sarah ____, by whom he had
Silas Kerley b. 1734; died young;
Sarah Kerley b. 1739.
Silas Kerley b. 1744, m. Hannah Walker who died and he m. (2) Mary Wheeler.
Joseph Kerley b. 1752 m. Ruhamah Davis of Stow, Mass. in 1781. He died 1833
at aged 80.
Job Kerley b. Nov 28, 1760 m. Christian Khun & retained the homestead.
Tradition holds that Job Kerley, Sr. and wife died of small pox and were
buried on the
farm. The two brothers of Job Kerley, Jr. settled nearby. Silas Kerley on
the Nathaniel Wheeler farm and Joseph east of the river, north of the road,
Marlboro line - no other record of these brothers. Job Kerley died here in
76; widow died in 1840, aged 87. They had no childred as appears by record.
Job Kerley was the last of the name in town. Joseph Kerley is spoken of as a
God fearing man; would be glad to add the like of Job. Thus ends the brief
record of our
Kerley families, which were quite prominent in the early Settlement of
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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