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Samuel Gourley[1]

Male Abt 1755 - 1818


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  • Name  Samuel Gourley 
    Born  Abt 1755  Mull Of Glass, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Oct 1818  Sarahsville, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I349  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  3 Nov 2015 

    Family  Lady Margaret Dunn,   b. Abt 1760, Bainbridge, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1821, Sarahsville, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Sep 1780  Bainbridge, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Gourley
     2. William Gourley,   d. Abt 1801, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Gourley
     4. Samuel Gourley,   b. Abt 1792, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1801, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Gourley,   b. Jan 1795, Band Bridge, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1863, Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret Gourley
     7. Anne Gourley
     8. Thomas Gourley,   b. Abt 1800,   d. 23 Oct 1858, Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James Dunn Gourley,   b. 6 Jun 1804, Saint Clairesville, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1888, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Nov 2015 
    Family ID  F143  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1755 - Mull Of Glass, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1780 - Bainbridge, County Down, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1818 - Sarahsville, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • It is from the Washington Co., PA History. Stating this:

      "John Gourley, a retired argriculturist, having his residence in the
      borough of Clasville, comes of salwart Scotch-Irish (Ulster) ancestry. Noted for their indomitable perservrance, sound judgment and characteristic probity.
      His grandfather Robert Gourley, a native of the Emerald Isle, at an early
      day came to the United States.............." Then lists the children and they match the rest of my genealogy.
    • (Research):MRS. MARTHA GOURLEY GEHLMAN
      Springfield, Ill.
      My Dear Friend. I was greatly pleased to get your kind letter of Oct. 31st, and I thank you most cordially for same great grandfather was Samuel Gourley. It is handed down that lie was born at "Mull of Glass, Scotland." but afterwards moved to Banbridge. County Down, Ireland, and there married my great grandmother whose maiden name was Margaret Dunn. They had seven children. to-wit. Thomas. Ann, Mary. Elizabeth. John. Samuel and William, started for America. which cost in those days fifty guineas each, that is $250 each. but a plague of scurvy and smallpox broke out on the closely crowded ship and five out of the nine hundred on the ship board died and were buried at ocean and among them great grandfather's two sons. Samuel and William. They were eleven weeks crossing the ocean. Those left settled dear Zanesville, Ohio. My grandfather James Gourley was born after they came to this country. They came in 1801. Thomas Gourley married three tines and had a large family of children but most of them are now dead. Most of those living are now in Ohio. Ann married a Mr. Walker. Elizabeth married a Mr. Nixon. Mary married a James Gibson, and there are a number of their children at Mt. Vernon, our state. Among them John Gibson. John had but one son and we have not heard from him for many rears. Grandfather had the followings children. Sarah Agues (mother'). Anna Rebecka. James Artemus, Thomas Woodruff. Edwin Rufus. and Samuel Birch Gourley. Aunt Anna and "Wood" live in Denver. Colo. Uncle Jim is now living at Shenandoah. Iowa. and the others at Denver. I shall write to your cousin Thomas G. to see if lie can go farther back.

      SAMUEL B. GOURLEY.
      The following account of Samuel Gourley's family has been furnished by Samuel B. Gourley of Chicago, Illinois, a descendant of said Samuel Gourley
      After making a careful investigation as to this Samuel Gourley's family and the Samuel Gourley's family which is fully set forth in this book. I am satisfied that the two Samuel Gourleys were very nearly related in Scot land; the dates of birth of both occurred about the same time: they are prob ably related no further distant than first cousins. 'Neither one of these Samuel Gourley's ancestor's name can be given.
      This is my conclusion after careful investigation.«tab» C. T. H.

      Samuel Gourley was born at Mull of Glass, Scotland, about 1755.
      Lady Margaret Dunn was horn at Bainbridge, County Down. Ireland, about 1760.
      Samuel Gourley and Lady Margaret Dunn were married at Bainbridge, Ireland. about 1780, emigrated to America in 1801. settled at Sarahsville, Bel mont Co.. Ohio, where Samuel died Oct. 23. 1818, and Lady Margaret, his wife, March 29, 1821.
      James Gourley, son of Samuel and Lady Margaret, was born at St. Clairsville. Belmont Co., Ohio, June 16. 1804.
      Emiline Mayhew was born at St. Clairsville. Ohio. Aug. 13, 1817.
      James Gourley and Emeline Mayhew were married in their native place. Aug. 10. 1847.
      There were born to them at Morristown, Belmont County, Ohio, six children, to-wit
      John William. July 31, 1848: Sarah Agnes. Dec. 5, 1850; Anna Rebecca. Feb. 4. 1852: James Artemus. March 22, 1853; Thomas Woodruff, Nov. 8, 1854; Edwin Rufus. Sept. 19, 1856.
      In the year 1857, they removed to Marshalltown. Marshall County, Iowa, where another son named Samuel Birch, was born Feb. 24, 1859, and where both James and Emeline died, James. Jan. 17. 1888: Emiline. Dec. 21. 1867.
      Their eldest son, John William, also died at Marshalltown, May 5. 1868, and their son, Edwin Rufus, at Gifford, Harden County, Sept. 29, 1883.
      Harvey Wellington Lounsberry was born at Lexington. Richland County. Ohio. March 14, 1844. He and Sarah Agnes Gourley, daughter of James and Emeline Gourley, were married at Marshalltown, Iowa, 'Nov. 22. 1871.
      Children were born to them as follows, at Union, Hardin County. Iowa: Cecil Claude, Aug. 30, 1872: Harold Claire, June 14, 1874. At Albion. 'Mar shall County, Iowa: James Clyde, Sept. 2. 1876, died Dec. 17. 1881. And at Marshalltown, Iowa : Mable Maude, Sept. 17, 1878, died June 27, 1883; Carl William, May 18, 1883: Iva Anna. June 29, 1885; Chancel Ray. April 2. 1888: Vance Earl, Aug. 24. 1890: Forrest 'Norman, Jan. 18. 1894, died April 22, 1903.
      Harriet Ellen Isham. was born____«tab»
      Cecil Claude Lounsberry. son of Harvey W. and Sarah Agnes. and Harriet Ellen Isham were married at Cedar Rapids. Towa. Sept. 20, 1899.
      Cecil Isham Lounsberry, son of Cecil and Harriet, was horn Sept. 9. 1900. Leon Claude born Jan. 18. 1903, and died Jan. 8, 1904. Charles Benson Slocumb was born at Phillipstown. I11.. Oct. 31, 1843. Hon. Charles B. Slocumb and Anna Rebecca Gourley were married at Eldora. Hardin County. Iowa. Jan. 22, 1874.
      Florence Ethel, daughter of Hon. C B. and Anna R. Slocumb, was born
      at Fairbury. Jefferson County, Nebraska. Sept. 11. 1876.
      Minnie Yocum was born at Bushnell, Ill., Jan. 9, 1869.
      James Artemus Gourley and Minnie Yocum were married at Atwood,
      Kansas, July 8. 1890.

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Genealogy of Samuel Gourley and his descendants, 1784-1909, C.T Heydecker, Waukegan, Illinois, Part II, Page 28 (Reliability: 3).