Saturday, November 28, 2009

Surname Saturday: Pefley

The PEFLEY surname is Eileen's maternal line.  The surname has Swiss origins and is spelled a number of ways, a common variant is PEFFLEY.

Stories and History:

Ahnentafel # 384: Nicholas PEFFLEY (c1700-c1748), the immigrant.  Nicholas was born circa 1700 in Palatine and emigrated to Pennsylvania.  Nicholas was married to Barbara BARN.  They had 5 children together.  Nicholas died circa 1748 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Ahnentafel # 192: Jacob PEFLEY (c1724-c1778).  Jacob was born circa 1724 in Germany and emigrated to Pennsylvania.  Jacob was married to Esther ________.  They had 5 children together.  Jacob died circa 1778 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Ahnentafel # 96: Henry PEFLEY (c1770-1842).  Henry was born circa 1770 in Bethel Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Henry married Susannah BORNDRAGAR.  Susannah was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Andrew and Susannah (________) BORNDRAGAR.  They had 10 children and lived in Botetourt and Roanoke County, Virginia.  Henry died in 1842 in Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia.

Ahnentafel # 48: Solomon PEFLEY  (1798-1879).  Solomon was born January 10, 1798 in Botetourt County, Virginia.  Solomon married Frances ROOF before 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia.  They had 7 children.  Frances was born in Botetourt County, Virginia and died 1840 in Preble County, Ohio.  Solomon remarried after 1840 to Hannah HOOVER.  They moved to Wabash County, Indiana, where Solomon died June 9, 1879.

Ahnentafel # 24: Thomas Jefferson PEFLEY (1840-1935).  Thomas was born May 24, 1840 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.  Thomas married September 17, 1863 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana to Ruth Anne DUFFEY, daughter of Daniel and Susanna (FREESE) DUFFEY.  Ruth was born November 17, 1847 in Hocking County, Ohio.  They had 3 children.  Thomas was a veteran of the Civil War.  Thomas died February 9, 1935 in Dana, Jackson County, Indiana.  Ruth died January 9, 1942 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 12: Albert Duffey PEFLEY (1867-1964).  Albert was born January 12, 1867 in Wabash County, Indiana.  Albert married October 9, 1898 in Culver, Marshall County, Indiana to Sarah May PEEPLES, daughter of George and Katherine (McMILLEN) PEEPLES.  Sarah was born May 3, 1870 in Maxinkuckee, Marshall County, Indiana.  They had 4 children.  Albert died April 20, 1964 in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.  Sarah died April 3, 1932 in Argos, Marshall County, Indiana.

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