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1743 Samuel Schooley, son of Samuel Schooley and Avis Holloway, was born on April 16 in Quakertown, Bethlehem Twp, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. [1] [2]

1766 Samuel Schooley married Margaret Brown Gibbon, widow of Nathan Gibbon, in Lower Makefield Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [3]

1766 Son William Schooley was born on November 8, 1766, in Newton Twp, Sussex County, New Jersey, to Samuel Schooley and Margaret [Brown].

1769 Daughter Avis Abia Schooley was born April 14, 1769.

1767 Samuel Schooley was executor for the estate of James Schooley, likely his brother. [4]

1770 Samuel Schooley married Elizabeth Wilson, of Warren County, New Jersey, daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth Lundy Willson, at Kingwood meeting, New Jersey. [5] They declared intentions on 13 day, 9th month [6] [7].

1776-77 "Samuel Schooley, second lieutenant, Heard's Brlgade, June 24, 1776; Second lieutenant First Regiment; first lieutenant, ditto, May 24,1777; also second lieutenant in Continental army." [8] [9]. Samuel Schooley was second lieutenant in Colonel Martin's Fourth Battalion [10] [11] [12] [13]

1785 Sam and Elizabeth Schooley were admitted to Hunterdon meeting on October 13, with their children: Leah, Margaret, James, John, & Sam'l. [14]

1786 Lieutenant Schooley commanded 8 men of the 1st Regiment, Sussex County, New Jersey, as Guard under Col. Hankinson. Dated September 1. [15]

1830 Son Samuel Schooley (age 40-50) and female (age 30-40) lived in Grayson County, Virginia in a household with male (age 80-90), perhaps Samuel Schooley Senior, and 4 younger males and 3 younger females. [16]

1832 Samuel Schooley of Grayson County, Virginia dated his will 20th day, 3rd month (March) 1825 (Will 1-397). An inventory of his estate was dated 19 July, 1832 in Independence, Virginia. [17]

1832 Captain Samuel Schooley died in April 1832 at age 89y 1m. [18]

Research Notes:

A substantial biosketch is given in [19]

A biosketch of a descendant reports [20]:

The Schooleys were of Welsh stock [this is likely an error]. Samuel Schooley, the great-grandfather of Mrs. Rogers, was a farmer in Grayson county, Va., and was a member of the Society of Friends. His family was among the earliest in Virginia. Mrs. Rogers has a letter written by Samuel to his son Benjamin in Indiana. This letter shows him to have been a man of education, and is penned in a plain clear hand. His wife was Elizabeth, and their children were : Benjamin, Nathan and Margaret (who married a Mr. Horrell).

For more military records and family descent, see [21] [22] [23] [24]

Some researchers have named Margaret Abia Brown as a daughter of Preserve Brown [25] and Mary French. Preserve and Mary Brown had a child named Abiah, born 1743. We seek further evidence to clarify the parents of Margaret Brown.

DNA [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35]


Footnotes:

[1] May Schooley Ivey, A Pioneer Schooley Family (1941), 27.

[2] Marie M. Schooley, Scholey - Schooley and Allied Families (1990), 40.

[3] May Schooley Ivey, A Pioneer Schooley Family (1941), 21, 24, 27.

[4] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 33. (Wills and Administrations 4, 1761-1770) (1928), 374, [InternetArchive].

[5] May Schooley Ivey, A Pioneer Schooley Family (1941), 21, and 28.

[6] James W. Moore, "The Kingwood Records" The Jerseyman 4 (1898), 16, [InternetArchive].

[7] James W. Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey (Flemington, NJ: H. E. Deats, 1900), 10, 34, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[8] James P. Snell, History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey (1881), 69, [InternetArchive].

[9] William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (1872), 439, [InternetArchive].

[10] William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (1872), 38, [InternetArchive].

[11] William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (1872), 40, [InternetArchive].

[12] William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (1872), 102, [InternetArchive].

[13] [FamilySearchImage].

[14] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Union, New Jersey, Register of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1687-1871, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[15] James P. Snell, History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey (1881), 75, [InternetArchive].

[16] United States Federal Census, 1830, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[17] May Schooley Ivey, A Pioneer Schooley Family (1941), 32.

[18] Marie M. Schooley, Scholey - Schooley and Allied Families (1990), 40.

[19] May Schooley Ivey, A Pioneer Schooley Family (1941), 27-32.

[20] J.H. Beers & co., Commemorative biographical record of prominent and representative men of Indianapolis and vicinity (Chicago: 1908), 733, [HathiTrust].

[21] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[22] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[23] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[24] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[25] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Preserve Brown, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

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