Joseph  F. Woolley
Columbus, Bartholomew Co., Ind.
          JOSEPH  F. WOOLLEY was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, June 12, 1838, son of  George  and  Mary (Lawrence) Woolley  and is of English descent.  His father was born in England in 1798, came to the United States in 1807, and his death occurred in Shelby County in 1884.  The mother of Mr. Woolley was born in Ohio in 1813, and is now a resident of this city.  The family came to Indiana in 1850, and settled in Shelby County, and there the subject of this biography was raised on the farm, and was a student at the country school.
          At twenty years of age he began the trials of life for himself.  In 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Thirty-third Indiana Infantry, and served until the close of the war, when he was honorable discharged, and on coming home he again engaged in farming, which he continued until 1871, when he removed to Hope, in this county, and engaged in the livery business, and in 1876, he removed to this city, where he continued the same business.  Mr. Woolley was married, in 1868, to  Miss Jennie Pherigo, who was born in Jefferson County, February 2, 1850.  They have three children, viz.:  Ollie L., Amy B. and  Albert J.  He is a Republican, and a member of the G.A.R. and Mrs. Woolley is a member of the Methodist Church.
From: “History of Bartholomew County - 1888”- Columbus City, Page 272 - By the Bartholomew County Historical Society, 1976
Notes:  Joseph F. Woolley died 16 June, 1898;  Jennie C. Woolley died 26 July, 1932.  Both are buried at Garland Brook in Columbus, Ind.
Contributed by Kathy Ridlen

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