Looking to share/swap family information on the ONLY/ONLEY family. My earliest known ONLEY ancestor was:
(1) JOHN ONLEY, b. abt 1806 in NC, married BEEDY (or BEADY) THOMAS SMITH, b. June 1811, d. Nov. 1877. They lived in McMinn County, TN.
Their children were:
(1A) ELIZABETH ANN ONLEY, b. abt 1835.
(1B) NANCY ONLEY, b. abt 1836.
(1C) LEVI ONLEY, b. abt 1838, married MARINDA BOLEN on Jan. 12, 1866.
(1D) EDWARD W. ONLEY, b. Mar. 22, 1840, d. Feb. 9, 1892, married MALISSA D. RANDOLPH, b. 1846, d. 1918, marriage date April 10, 1861.
Edward and Malissa's children were:
(1D.1) FELIX C. ONLEY, b. 1880.
(1D.2) NANNIE E. ONLEY, b. 1882, married Mr. Womack
(1D.3) CARRIE ONLEY, b. Oct. 30, 1869, d. Feb. 4, 1871.
(Continuing with John and Beedy's children):
(1E) RUTMAN J. ONLEY, b. abt 1842.
(1F) RETURN JONATHAN MEIGS ONLEY, b. April 20, 1842, married ANNA ELIZABETH SWISHER, b. Mar. 1, 1841, on July 14, 1868.
(1G) MARY ANN ONLEY, b. abt 1844.
(1H) WILLIAM T. ONLEY, b. abt 1846.
(1I) JAMES ONLEY, b. abt 1849.
(1J) L. COLUMBUS ONLEY, b. May 24, 1853, d. Mar. 27, 1906, married ELLEN SUSAN SLAUGHTER, b. Dec. 29, 1859, d. Dec. 2, 1918.
Columbus and Ellen's children were:
(1J.1) CHARLES FRANKLIN ONLY, b. Jan 19, 1886, d. Mar. 13, 1927, married on Sept. 23, 1914, LILLIE BELL BROWN, b. Apr. 29, 1894, d. Feb. 22, 1967.
(1J.2) OLIVER A. ONLY.
(1J.3) R. J. ONLY, b. abt 1884.
(1J.4) ODOS LAKE ONLY.
(1J.5) LASSIE ONLY, b. 1897, married ROBERT L. BROOME.
All of these Only/Onley people lived, married, died in and around McMinn, Bradley, Hamilton, Knox Counties, TN, except Oliver Only, who lived and died in Ohio.
Looking forward to contacting some Only/Onley cousins!