Served in
Revolutionary War



1800 US Census

John Quigley
is listed in Waterford, Wash. Co., OH / Territory Northwest of the River Ohio



John Quigley Sr.

b. Dec. 21, 1760 (Worcester Co., MA) - d. 1804 (Washington Co., OH)



Massachusetts Births & Christenings, 1639 - 1915:

John Quigley was born Dec. 21, 1760 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts to James Quigley and Isabella.



Hulbert, Archer Butler, ed., The Records of the Original Proceedings of the Ohio Company (Ohio Company Series, Volume 2) / (Marietta, Ohio: Marietta Historical Commission, 1917) pp. 235-242.

John Quigley is listed as "Ohio Company Stockholder" in 1796.



History of Worcester and it's people by Charles Nutt (page 213): John was the son of James and Isabel Quigley - he served in the Revolution and moved to Marietta Ohio in 1788



1800 Census of the Inhabitants of Waterford Twp., Wash. Co., OH:

John Quigley Wash Co. OH Allotment: Little Wolf Creek (South Branch)






  • John Quigley Jr.
    War of 1812
    b. 1781 (MA) - d. Aug. 7, 1824 (Morgan Co., OH)
    Pleasant Valley Cemetery (Malta, OH)
    Married Ellen Corner (b. 1792 - d. 1872) in 1810 / Children: Ann Quigley-Dickerson (b. 1810), George Quigley (b. 1812), John Columbus Quigley (b. 1817), Isabell Quigley-Battin (b. 1820), William M. Quigley (b. 1822), Lucretia Quigley (b. 1824 - d. 1857 OH) /Eleen is buried in Wolf Creek Cemetery (Union Twp - Morgan Co., OH) / Story from History of Morgan County, Ohio 1886: One day while Mr. Quigley was at work on the opposite side of the creek, where the house north of Wolf Creek Church now stands, Mrs. Quigley (Ellen Corner-Quigley) came with her knitting to where her husband was at work. While they were sitting on a log they were somewhat startled at seeing a bear approaching. John Quigley called the dog from the house and put him on the trail, when both disappeared in a small ravine. It was a peculiarity of the dog that he never barked; but soon a noise was heard as if there was a contest for the right of way. The sound was followed until they came to Hemlock Run, where the bear was discovered making efforts to climb a tree, but the dog would pull him back, but was careful to avoid his embrace; but finally he succeeded in making his way up a large walnut. Qugley then started for William Oliver's, a distance of five miles, for a gun, whild Ellen Quigley and the dog remained to watch and keep the bear up the tree. On his return with Uncle Oliver and the trusty rifle, bruin came unceremoniously to the ground, and as a prize of value was born home on a pole suspended between them. / History of Washington Co., OH 1881 / page 139: Muster roll of a company of dragoons (of the State of Ohio) commanded by Captain James Devol, called into the service of the United Sates on the twentieth day of October, 1812, by the authority of his Excellency, Return J. Meigs, ogovernor of the State of Ohio...John Quigley is listed as a private.

    NOTE: Ellen Corner Quigley married Eli C Smith in 1834, after John's death. Ellen and Eli had one son, Arthur T. Smith.
  • Mary (Quigley) Reeve(s)
    b. abt. 1790 (MA) - d. 1808
    Married Jeremiah Reeve(s)
  • William Quigley
    b. abt. 1791 - d. 1808 (Hampton Co., MA)
    Married Mary Potts
  • Sophia Quigley
    b. May 1793 (MA) - d. June 1793 (MA)
  • Horace Qyigley
    b. abt. 1795 - d. Feb. 1844 (Calhoun Co., IL)
    Married Nancy Turner (b. 1810) in 1822 / Children: John Quigley (b. 1823 - d. 1902), Thomas Quigley (b. 1825 - d. 1894), Betsy Quigley (b. 1825 - d. ?), Salley Quigley (b. 1835), Minerva Quigley-Mitchell (b. 1835), William M. Quigley (b. 1836), Silas Quigley (b. 1838)
  • Lucretia Quigley
    b. abt. 1797 (Washington Co., OH) - d. Oct. 28, 1822
  • Isabella Quigley
    b. ? - d. ?
  • James Quigley
    b. 1801 - d. 1845








Anna Oliver Quigley

Married in 1781 (Franklin Co., MA)


From the bio of James Quigley: One of his sons, John Quigley (wife Anna Oliver) was a member of the company which under the auspices of Gen. Rufus Putnam, General Arthur St. Clair and other prominent leaders made the dirt permanent settlement in the region now covered the by flourishing state of Ohio, at Marietta, situated at the mouth of the Muskingum River on the 7 day of April 1788.  His father-in-law, Col. Oliver, accompanied him.  Here he amassed a handsome property.


RHiranagaoriginally submitted this to Hiranaga/Boen/Falk on 16 Sep 2011

From Hisgtory of Connecticut Valley, Mass., Vol. 2, 1879 (LA DAR) Cemetery--Chester Deaths: From American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. "Index to Obituaries in Mass." Vol 4 Mero-Sloc-G.K. Hall & Co (SD) 





James Quigley




Isabella Walker Quigley