|[letter from Mrs Harold Patterson, 1812 Schreiber, Cedar Falls, Ia - 1970]|
A Samuel Lemley 1800 - 1880 shortly after the Civil War, about 1868, sold all his real estate in Green County, Penn and emigrated to the west taking with him all his children and grandchildren, and settled in Iowa where he bought several thousand acres of land in the county of Taylor near the town of Bedford.
Samuel Lemley's wife was Margaret Lemley, daughter of David Lemely born 1807: married Nov 27, 1832
Some years later his son David S. and wife Lucy Headley and most of their family along with brothers Morris and Jeremiah returned to Penn.
John Lemley oldest son of David must have remained, because his wife Pheobe Piersis Lott died Jun 19, 1912 but was buried at Kirksville, Ohio.
Their children were:
|1. Moss Lemley|
|2. Lucy Lemley Higgins|
|3. Farney Lemley|
|4. Charles Lemley|
Don't know if they stayed in Iowa, Bedford, Taylor County, or went to Ohio.
Know there are Lemley's buried at Conway. and a george O. Lemley, who lived in Villisca, ia Montgomery co, Iowa. Estate #2107 Bk 6 page 106.
|Lemley, George, died Dec 20, 1883 ae 72y 16d|
|Lemley, Louisa wife of George, died May 6, 1883 ae 70y 10m 2d|
|Taylor County death record:|
|Lemley, Louisa, female, white, 71y 10m, housewife, died May 6, 1883, married, born Penn; buried Conway cemetery.|