Daniel Staley

A letter from Maybelle (Wilson) Church Klemm to the Blair Co., PA County Clerk to ask for records about Daniel Staley.


Dear Sir:

I am tracing the ancestry of DANIEL STALEY, or STAYLEY, and have from a Washington County paper, October 1867, the following:

“Oct. 24, 1867, at the residence of Abraham Lamb, in Washington county, Oregon, DANIEL STALEY, aged 73 years.

Lee county, Iowa and Blair county, Pennsylvania papers please copy.”

Family records show DANIEL’S parents to be:

JOHN STAYLEY, native of Maryland-Baptist-

ELIZABETH PICKLE – STAYLEY

I am attempting to trace to Revolutionary ancestry and I wonder if, in 1867, when your papers copied, there might be more facts concerning DANIEL’S parentage.  Daniel was also a high degree Mason.

Any further information, or advice as to where information can be obtained, will be greatly appreciated.

Very respectfully,

Mrs. Richard Klemm

(Great-granddaughter, DANIEL STALEY)

Daniel Staley County Clerk


Further information from Olive Wilson of 1832A NE, Salem, OR 97301 (paper from the 70’s?)

Daniel Staley (Stayley) b. in Virginia 1791, served War of 1812.  Moved to Allegheny Co., PA m. Isabelle Anderson 1816 in Montrose, Lee Co., IA.  Died Oregon 1883.

(Note on date of death, Martha recently visited the Tulare Cemetery in Tulare, CA where Isabelle is buried and the marker states the year of her death as being 1888.  In late February I contacted the Tulare County Recorder’s office and ordered a death certificate.  Unfortunately, while death records were required to be kept, it was not until 1905 that California enforced this requirement and no death record of Isabelle could be found.)

John Staley – native of Maryland – moved to PA then Iowa – b. d. unknown w. was Elizabeth Pickle. Know of 2 sons – Charles and Daniel (b. 1794 d. 1816).

Staley Information

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