|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1840|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1915|
George De Atley was born 19-Feb-1840 in West Melon, Virginia to George De Atley and Nancy A McKinney. His ancestors came to the US in the 1600's. His father moved west in 1848 when George was only 8 and he built a hotel in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin. They moved across the river to Taylors Falls, Minnesota in 1850 and resided in Section 25 of Shafer Township.
George's siblings were Salina, 1843-1909, who married William F Colby; another sister who married Jacob markley and lived in Montana; Lucinda (Lucy), 1833-1921, who married Jmes Matthews about 1850 and had 12 children, all George De Atley was born in Taylors Falls. They later moved to Shell Lake, Wisconsin where James built a hotel.
Sister Katherine married Alvah Brown. Brother Charles went to Montana in 1863. Salina and William Colby had seven children; William F, George, Mary, Ida, Pauline, Clara, and Cora.
George Sr. built the water power mill for the trading company in St Croix Falls and many of the residences of that city. He also built the largest hotel there, which was later destroyed by fire.
George Jr. spent 26 years in the lumber and logging businesses. He owned 120 acres of land in Shafer Township, land which he had purchased in 1881 and on which he settled in 1891.
George married Mary Kelly, 1844-1918, of Davenport, Iowa in 1869 and they became parents of Floyd D and Grace M De Atley. Wife Mary was the daughter of James Kelly of Indiana. According to the census of 1885, Floyd was born about 1877 and Grace about 1879. Floyd died in 1950 and is buried in Kahbakong Cemetery, Taylors Falls, Minnesota.
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SOURCE: Kahbakong Cemetery records, Taylors Falls Reporter of 16-Oct-1869, 1885 MN state census, Fifty Years in the Northwest by W H C Folsom, 1888 Plat Map and Patrons Directory. Summary from The People of Chisago County - 19th Century by Earl W Leaf, Book One, Page 382, printed 2008.
Nancy Ann McKinney De Atley (1806 - 1869)
Mary J Kelly De Atley (1844 - 1918)*
Floyd D De Atley (1877 - 1950)*
Selina A De Atley Colby (1832 - 1909)*
Lucinda "Lucy" DeAtley Mathews (1834 - 1921)*
George E De Atley (1840 - 1915)
Richard Andrew DeAtley (1845 - 1927)*
Created by: jessicado
Record added: Apr 28, 2009
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