Abraham Wolcott Willey

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Abraham Wolcott Willey

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lyme, New London, CT, United States
Death: 1893 (80-81)
CT, United States
Place of Burial: Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ethan Allen Willey and Mary Willey
Husband of Catharine S. Willey
Father of Charles W. Willey; Edward G. Willey; Mary F. Willey; John M. Willey; James M. Willey and 4 others
Brother of Benjamin Franklin Willey; William Montgomery Willey; Matilda Ann Willey; Mary Panthea Willey; Willey and 2 others

Occupation: farmer, Shoddy manufacturer
Managed by: Harrison Victor Baldwin
Last Updated:

About Abraham Wolcott Willey

Abraham Wolcott Willey, son of Ethan Allen Willey and Mary Brockway, of Hadlyme, Conn. He was b. Dec. 31,1812; married with CATHARINE BROCKWAY, dau. of Ezekiel Brockway and Frances Griffin on Nov. 10,1841 in Hartford, Ct.. She was b. at Lyme. They dwelt in Norwich, Connecticut before removing to Lyme.

  • 1841 marriage record
  • 1850 census: Abraham W., aged 37, in Lyme with family. Catherine is aged 33, ch. are: Charly W. (7), Elias G. (6), Mary F. (3), and John M. (9 mos). 'NOTE: I believe that Elias G. and Edward G. are the same. John M. does not appear again, but a John F. does; I conclude that John M. died young.
  • 1870 census: Abraham W., aged 57 with family in Old Lyme, Ct. Wife Catherine (50), ch: Edward G. (25), Mary (22), James M. (20), Kate (16), John F. (14), Herbert (11) and Jessie (6). All born in Conn. He is a Shoddy Manufacturer. 'Shoddy was a by-product of wool or re-use of wool fragments to make clothing,blankets, etc. They would recycle wool by tearing or cutting apart existing wool, sometimes combined with lower grade wools or cotton and respinning the resultant fibers. The end product, with shorter fibers, would make it less sturdy than the original.
  • 1893 death record
  • The Brockway Family. Pg. 59
  • Residence: Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States - 1850
  • Residence: Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States - 1860
  • Residence: Connecticut, United States - 1870
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Abraham Wolcott Willey's Timeline

1812
December 31, 1812
Lyme, New London, CT, United States
1843
1843
CT, United States
1844
1844
Lyme, New London, CT, United States
1848
1848
Lyme, New London, CT, United States
1849
1849
CT, United States
1850
1850
Lyme, New London, CT, United States
1854
1854
Lyme, New London, CT, United States
1858
1858
Lyme, New London, CT, United States
1861
1861
Lyme, New London, CT, United States