History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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George W. HARTLEY, Jr., of Pineville, Buckingham township, Bucks county, was born in New Hope borough, Bucks county, December 28, 1867, and is a son of William H. and Sarah Ellen (GIRTON) HARTLEY, and a grandson of Levi and Rachel (HEATON ) HARTLEY.

The pioneer ancestor of the HARTLEY family was Edward HARTLEY of English Quaker stock who settled in Buckingham about 1700, and has left numerous descendants in various parts of the union, although few of the name [sic] now reside in Bucks county.

William H. HARTLEY, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Buckingham, July 4, 1836.  At the age of sixteen he left the paternal roof and learned the trade of a blacksmith, which he followed in connection with farming until 1886, when he retired from active life.  He resided in Pineville from 1877 until his decease on April 10, 1904.  He married Sarah Ellen GIRTON, daughter of James and Diadama GIRTON, who was born at Dolington, Bucks county, November 18, 1841, and died at Pineville, January 6, 1900.   Their children were as follows:  J. Howard; Mary, widow of Pierson EDDOWES of Hartsville; George W., the subject of this sketch; Eli of Doylestown; and Dr. William K. HARTLEY of Doylestown.

George W. HARTLEY, Jr., acquired his education at the public schools and remained on the farm with his father assisting in the operations during the summer months, and during the winter months followed various other occupations.  After the death of his father he moved to his present residence where he has since lived a retired life.  He married November 1, 1894, Margaret Ann KELLEY, of Solebury, and they are the parents of one child, Walter Sickle, born March 28, 1899.  In politics Mr. HARTLEY is a Republican, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  He is a member of Wycombe castle, No. 125, Knights of the Golden Eagle.

Text taken from page  279

David, William W. H.,  A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905]  Volume III

Transcribed January, 2001 by Donna J. Kling of Pennsylvania as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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