Friday, May 7, 2010

Funeral Card Friday: Quaker Roots

Jane Woollen Whiteley 1820 - 1896

Jane Woollen was born in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1820. Her parents were Jacob and Nancy Cochran Woollen. She married Robert H. Whiteley in Maryland in 1837.  She joined the Methodist Church at the age of 13.  In 1848 she and her husband joined the Friends [Quaker] church.  She and her husband lived in Milton of Wayne County, Indiana but lived the greatest part of their life on the farm northest of Spiceland in Henry County, Indiana. The farm was located at what is today Interstate 70 and Highway 3.  She and her husband are buried in Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland.

Jane and Robert were my third great grandparents. Their daughter Frances Ann Whiteley married Michael B. Runyan; their son Robert Noah Runyan married Mary Elizabeth Darling; their son Lawrence Everett Runyan married Mary Fern Newby. Lawrence and Fern were my maternal grandparents. 

This funeral card was a very lucky eBay find for me just two weeks ago!
Spiceland Friends Church

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