Wednesday, October 19, 2016


ELIAS GESS HUNLEY, Ohio County, was born April 29, 1826, in Muhlenburgh (sic)
County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and 1857 removed to Ohio County, where he has since resided. His father, Wyatt P., was born in 1800; removed to Kentucky in 1824, and died in 1833. He was the son of Nehemiah Hunley, of Virginia, who settled on the land where Cincinnati now stands. His sons were Wyatt P., Robert, James, Thomas, Benjamin, and Edmund. Wyatt P. married Martha V., daughter of Elias G. and Hannah (Vaught) Smith, of Muhlenburgh County; she was born in 1805, died in 1865, and their children are Elias G., Hannah E. (Glenn), Susan H. (Stum), and Sisera (Fulkerson). Mr. Hunley was married September 11, 1851, to Sarah E., daughter of David and Margaret (Reid) Shull, of Ohio County; she was born in 1831, and to them have been born Lizzie C. (deceased), Elias S. (deceased), Martha A. (Muir), David C., Wyatt P., Ophelia M. (Muir), James H., Susan F., Albina C., and Thomas E.  Mr. Hunley is a farmer, having 130 acres of good land in a high state of cultivation. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics a Democrat.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Mr. Hunley died 13 April 1900 at age 73 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Ohio County.

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