George Leroy and Mary Elizabeth Varner Hartley Family
George Leroy Hartley's father, George H. Hartley, grew up in Copiah County, MS. He was the son of William C. Hartley and Frances (Fancy) Taylor. George H. was born February of 1828 in Bayou Pierre, MS. He died December 11, 1908, in Hinds County, MS. It is not known where he was buried. He married Mary Lucinda Caroline Dunigan (other spelling Dungan) on March 22, 1854 in Copiah County. George H.’s siblings were Joseph (Joel) T., Henry, John Taylor, Nancy, Frances, Malinda Ann, Julia and William Calvin.
Until very recently there was only one known picture of George H. Hartley and none of his wife. That picture is shown above and was found in his granddaughter, Leila Mae Hartley Conrad’s picture box by her daughter, Mary Agnes Conrad Gregory. She generously sent the picture to me and I was able to identify those in it as the G. L. Hartley family and George H. (CSA Pension application records confirm that George was living with his son.) Frances Cronin recently made available pictures of Mary Lucinda Caroline Dunigan’s brother, William Percy Dunigan and his wife Margaret Jane Dunigan. They are below also.
Recently Lyndy Doskocil posted an unknown picture (first picture above) from her father’s collection (Carl Hartley, Hooker and Ida’s son), After viewing the picture for sometime I have concluded that this is a picture of George H. and Mary Lucinda Dunigan Hartley and three of their children. The picture would be from about 1868. The conclusion is based on the relative ages of the children shown, the long fingers on G. H. in both the photos above, Mary Lucinda possibly being pregnant, pointed out by Frances Cronin, which is consistent with ages of Francis and George L. If this is correct we now have a picture of Mary, daughter Dora Elizabeth and son Francis who died as a teenager.
boys died young, 2 buried in Carey or Karey,MS Rudolph Hartley buried in City Cemetary Vicksburg, MS 1930. George died chronic Brights disease and his death certificate says he died in Clinton. Death cert says 24th March is birth date
The 1880 Census has George listed as George Jr. George WH.’s mother is listed as born in Georgia. Lucinda’s parents are listed as born in Alabama.
George L. and Mary are in 1920 Census.
They are in the 1900 Census on page 27. Last name not clear.
He was called Bud.
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