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Lilley Notes ─ Generation 1 ─ David and Mary Lilley


Summary

David Lilley was born before 1790. Mary Lilley was born about 1787 in Virginia. They probably married by 1810. They lived in Ohio and Michigan, and had at least 7 children. He died in Cass County, Michigan, in 1848. She died there after 1850.


Records

These are the principal records for David and Mary:

  1. David Lilly appeared as head of household in the 1820 Census of Ross County, Ohio [record]:

    [1820 Census of United States, Ross County, Ohio, Union Township, Microfilm series M33, Roll 92, page 242]

    Age
    Range
    Free
    White
    Males
    Free
    White
    Females
    Under 10 3 1
    10 – 15 0 0
    16 – 18 0
    16 – 25 0 0
    26 – 44 1 1
    45 & over 0 0

  2. David Lilly appeared as head of household in the 1830 Census of Champaign County, Ohio [record]:

    [1830 Census of United States, Champaign County, Ohio, Salem Township, Microfilm series M19, Roll 128, page 47]

    1830 Census Under 5 5- 9 10- 14 15- 19 20- 29 30- 39 40- 49 50- 59 60- 69
    Males 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
    Females 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

    Note: this appears to be the David Lilley family, but if it is, the ages of David and Mary should be 40-49 not 30-39.

  3. David Lilly was among the original settlers in Section 5 of Cass County, Michigan, in 1837, with 120 acres [History of Cass County, Michigan Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1882, page 234]

    Patents were issued to David Lilly for 40 and 80 acres in Section 5 in 1839 [records]

  4. David Lilly Sr. appeared as head of household in the 1840 Census of Cass County, Michigan [record]:

    [1840 Census of United States, Cass County, Michigan, LaGrange Township, Microfilm series M704, Roll 204, page 216]

    1840 Census Under 5 5- 9 10- 14 15- 19 20- 29 30- 39 40- 49 50- 59 60- 69
    Males 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
    Females 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

  5. The following Lilley/Lilly marriages were recorded in Cass County, Michigan, before 1850 [Cass County, Michigan, Marriages 1830-1850 (at DAR)]:

    Hiram Hoyt (age 20 in Mar 1839, Kalamazoo County) and Margaret Lilly (age 18 in Apr 1839, LaGrange Township) married 11 Jan 1840 at David Lilly

    Wm P. Bucklin (age 22, Kalamzoo county) and Mary Ann Lilly (age 21, LaGrange Township) married 20 Jan 1840; witness David Lilly

    David Lilley Jr. and Sarah Simpson married 18 Jan 1844 at Thomas Simpson; witnesses David True and wife

    Aaron Lilley (age 21, LaGrange) and Hannah Clifton (age 18) married 19 Jul 1846

    Charles Fox and Jane Lilley (LaGrange) married 14 Dec 1848; witnesses Aaron and David Lilley

  6. David Lilly Jr., Administrator of the estate of David Lilly Sr. deceased, placed announcements in the Cass County Advocate for an Administrator's Sale offering Cass County land at public auction on 2 Dec next, including the SW quarter of the SW quarter of Section 5 "subject to the estate of Mary Lilly widow of David Lilly Sr. deceased", one announcement dated 12 Oct 1848 [Copy provided by Mrs. Vera Kinney, descendant of David and Mary Lilly through Hiram and Margaret Lilly Hoyt and their daughter Sylvina]
     
  7. Mary Liley appeared as head of household in the 1850 Census of Cass County, Michigan [record]:

    [1850 Census of United States, Cass County, Michigan, LaGrange Township, enumeration date 28 Aug 1850, Microfilm series M432, Roll 349, page 318A]

    Names Age Sex Occupation Value -
    Real Estate
    Birthplace
    Mary Liley 63 F 1000 VA
    Jas ditto 40 M Farmer VA
    Mary ditto 10 F MI
    Martha ditto 8 F MI
    Jno H. ditto 6 M MI
    Chas Fox 30 M Farmer MI
    Jane ditto 22 F OH
    Saml B. ditto 11/12 M MI

    Aaron Lilley and family are listed next.

  8. David Lilly Jr. obituary: "David Lilly, born in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1814, came to LaGrange when but 21 years old and bought the land on which he died, March 18, 1894." [Memorial Report - Cass County, Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections, volume 26, 1894-1895, page 81]

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Discussion of Records

What can one learn from these records?

Birth

David Lilley was born by 1790 (1840 Census); his place of birth is unknown.

Family

His parents are unknown.

Marriage

David and Mary Lilley married by 1810, based on the birth of their first child James (record 7).

Wife's Family

Mary Lilley was born about 1787 in Virginia (1850 Census). Her parents are unknown.

Children

David and Mary Lilley had at least 7 children (record 5 and Censuses):

James Lilley, born about 1810 in Virginia
David Lilley Jr., born in 1814 in Ohio
unknown male Lilley
Mary Ann Lilley, born about 1818 in Ohio
Margaret Lilley, born Apr 1821
Aaron Lilley, born about 1825 in Ohio
Jane Lilley, born about 1828 in Ohio

The 1850 Census shows when and where some of the children were born.

Residences

David lived in Ross and Champaign counties, Ohio, and in Cass County, Michigan. Mary Lilley also lived in Virginia (1850 Census).

Death

David Lilley died in 1848 in LaGrange Township, Cass County, Michigan (record 6).

Wife's death

Mary Lilley died after the 1850 Census in Cass County, Michigan (record 7).

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Land

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Contemporary Events

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References

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