WilliamD. Aley

AncientFaces Member since Apr 27, 2015

About: born 1957- currently the elder male of my lineage. My Grand Parents told me that our family came to the US when New York was only a territory. Our Quaker ancestors were Tory in the revolution and Union in the War between the States. Our Quaker family is said to go back to Wales with the sir name originally spelled Aleigh, but this is only family oral history so far. I have over 100 years of family history in photos.

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This is the only photo identified as Electus Aley. He is in the 1800 New York Census. Grand Father to Allen Lester Aley and Jacob H. Aley Family legend has it heat Electus was an S.O.B- mean and as strong as two men. "He was a connoisseur of drug store booze" Yates City Banner, Yates City Illinois . In Yates City: He is alleged to have killed a man at the Yates City RailRoad Station by smashing a lit lantern over the victim's head and burning him. The fight was due to an altercation between one of Electus' Grandsons who was selling News papers and the victim had bothered his Grandson sufficiently to take revenge. All of Electus' sons left home because Electus was so mean. According to oral story told by William Dennis Aley 1982.
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Built in 1889, the Aley House of Queen Anne architecture. Built on a native limestone foundation, the house features stained glass windows, a southeast corner turret, fishscale shingles, balcony and distinct attic dormer. The three-story home was originally built for J. H. Aley, a Civil War veteran, merchant and civic leader.
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