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EARLEY, Robert M

EARLEY, Robert M[1, 2]

Male 1800 - 1852  (52 years)

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  • Name EARLEY, Robert M 
    Born 1800  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Columbia, Bradford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1850  Tavern Keeper Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1850  Rock Island Middle Ward, Rock Island, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 8 Feb 1852  Rock Island, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Will 15 Mar 1852  Rock Island, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • Possibly born in Connecticut (stated on Henrietta Earley Byrne’s death certificate in 1910).

      Probate files are extensive. There are multiple claims from Bedford County, PA regarding debts owed by Robert M Earley. Additionally, further evidence he kept a tavern (a coffin maker claimed Earley owed him $14 for making coffins for two patrons who died in his tavern). Also, there appears one document of debt tied to both Robert M and Henry Earley. In 1857, a robbery-murder took place in Rock Island where a Henry Earley was the victim. Haven’t confirmed yet that this is one in the same, but there is a Henry (born ~1808) living with Robert, Lydia and family in Rock Island in the 1850 census.

      Robert appears to have skipped out on ~$2,500 in unpaid debt when he left Bedford, PA. His creditors at some point learned of his debt (possibly late 1852, or early 1853), and tracked down his widow to try and collect. The court *appears* to have ruled in their favor, though it’s not clear if and how the debt was collected from the estate. Items documented in the estate are basic things, including beds, linens, etc., and don’t add up to more than a few hundred dollars.
    • From the Rock Island Weekly Argus, April 7th 1852:

      Estate of Robert M Earley dec’d

      Public notice is herby given that I shall attend before County court of Rock Island county at the May Term thereof, commencing on the first Monday of said month A.D. 1852, for the purpose of settling and adjusting all claims against the estate of R. M. Earley late of said County, deceased, when and where all claimants are required to present their demands for adjustment.

      All persons indebted to said estate, are also notified to make payment to the undersigned without delay. Dated this 16th of March, 1852. — Lydia Earley, Administrator. [5]
    Person ID I1284  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2018 

    Father EARLEY, Unknown 
    Family ID F3299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family YOST, Lydia,   b. 1805, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EARLY, Ann E,   b. 1830, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. EARLY, Polly,   b. 1835, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. EARLEY, Henrietta,   b. 14 Apr 1838, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1910, Jackson, Jackson, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. EARLY, Sarah,   b. 1840, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. EARLEY, Robert M,   b. 1847, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1800 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Columbia, Bradford, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1850 - Tavern Keeper Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Rock Island Middle Ward, Rock Island, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Feb 1852 - Rock Island, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 15 Mar 1852 - Rock Island, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830.M19, 201 rolls. Columbia, Bradford, Pennsylvania, roll 145, page 14, image 30.

    2. [S8] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850.M432, 1,009 rolls. Rock Island Middle Ward, Rock Island, Illinois, roll M432_126, page 219, image 72.

    3. [S10] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003.Original data -
    4. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.
    5. Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. South Newton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, post office Carl.

    6. [S8] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    7. [S739] .

    8. [S740] Info-Robert M Earley -Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 -DetailRelatedSource-Site Menu Save-Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 for Robert M Earley.

    9. [S740] Info-Robert M Earley -Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 -DetailRelatedSource-Site Menu Save-Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 for Robert M Earley, before me this 15th day of March 1852.




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