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View Tree for Henry DilleyHenry Dilley (b. Abt. 1780, d. 1846)

Henry Dilley (son of Johannes (John) Dilley and Catherine Himpin) was born Abt. 1780 in Frost, Pocahontas, VA, and died 1846 in Pocahontas Co., WV. He married Margaret Sharp on Oct 22, 1810 in Pocahontas Co, WV, daughter of John Sharp and Elizabeth Margaret Curry.

 Includes NotesNotes for Henry Dilley:
--from "Appalachian Home"

Henry Dilley was born about 1771 in Maryland and died 1817 in Lawrence Co, OH.

From William T. Price's Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV (reprinted by McClain Publishing, Parsons, WV, 1963; originally published by Price Brothers, Marlinton, WV, 1901):

"Henry Dilley went over to John Sharp's, the early settler of Frost, often enough to persuade his daughter Margaret to have him for better or worse, and they were happily married and settled on Thorny Creek, and as long as Dilley's Mill will be known his name will not be forgotten. Mr. Dilley never doubted the truth of the Bible - especially that place in Genesis where it speaks of the ground bringing forth 'thorns and thistles.' He had enough of these things to contend with on his Thorny Creek land, where he settled, opened up a home, and built a mill - one of the best of its kind at that day..."

He married Margaret Sharp. She was born about 1771 in Rawley Springs, VA and died 28 April 1858. She was the daughter of John Sharp and Margaret Blaine.

Their children were:

John Dilley (born 1812); married Ellen Friel 1 February 1839 in Pocahontas Co, VA1

Isabel Dilley (born about 1812; died 14 June 1841); married John Dilley 30 October 18322

Letitia Dilley (born 1815 in Pocahontas Co, VA; died 1 March 1885 in Ritchie Co, WV); married John M. Bird 22 February 18383

Mary A. Dilley (born about 1817); married Alexander Barlow 23 October 1839 in Pocahontas Co, VA4

Nancy Dilley (born 16 October 1818; died 4 January 1895 in Cresco, Howard Co, IA); married Leven Wanless 11 February 1836 in Pocahontas Co, VA5

View a photo of Nancy Dilley Wanless here.

William Dilley (born about 1821 in Huntersville, Pocahontas Co, VA); married Mary Friel 29 February 1844; married 2nd Elizabeth Ann Baker; married 3rd Anne E. Dreppard6

Ralph Dilley (born about 1822); married Mary Jane Moore 30 April 18517

Thomas Dilley (born about 1825); married Peachy VanReenen8

Joseph Dilley (born 27 December 1826 in Pocahontas Co, VA; died 10 October 1903); married Mary Ann Friel 30 March 18479

Daniel Dilley (born about 1831); married Lucinda Jane Moore 20 July 185210


More About Henry Dilley:
Date born 2: Abt. 1771, MD.576
Census: 1810, Bath Co., VA.577
Will: 1851, Pocahontas Co., VA.577

More About Henry Dilley and Margaret Sharp:
Marriage: Oct 22, 1810, Pocahontas Co, WV.

Children of Henry Dilley and Margaret Sharp are:
  1. +William Dilley, b. Abt. 1821, Huntersville, Pocahontas Co, VA, d. Bet. 1880 - 1900, Huntersville, Pocahontas Co, VA.
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