Thanks so much for the information you passed on, and especially the web site. There is another group of Darleys I have been trying to tie together in Illinois, and your data may be of help. If so, they can be traced back to England. They settled in the Jacksonville area of Morgan County, Illinois.
My father spent ten years researching the Darley family, and traced it to the origin in 1034. He published a book in 1979 with lots of interesting things various members of the family accomplished. I retired in 1996 and decided to take up where Dad left off. I have been collecting all the information I can find about any Darley, and their descendants. When first starting this task, I thought it would be short, and that only a few more Darleys would be discovered. Was I ever wrong! I now have more holes in the information than complete family lines. Dad would have loved the Internet and personal computers. Both are a huge help in this type research. I am not sure at this time what I will do with all this data, but continue building my database.
My wife Muriel and I live near Knoxville, Tennessee, but grew up in the Memphis area. There are several lines of Darleys in this country. Mine began with Thomas in the Revolutionary war. He was on the British side, but stayed in this country settling in South Carolina. Later he became a Methodist Minister.
There is a large group in the Utah area that mostly are Mormons. Many came directly from England and were early settlers in Utah.
Another group came to the New York, Connecticut area and migrated to Illinois and Ohio. Some of these may have come from Canada.
The Family, and name originated in England. The first was Edmond of Earls France referred to ad Edmond De Earls. He came into England with William the Conqueror, and was granted two estates by him, one in Derbyshire and the other in Yorkshire. The family was in the ship building business and Built the Mayflower and her sister ship.
I will let you know should I find any information that may be of help to you.
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