Giles Woolsey (1810-1845) was born 28 April 1810 in Greene County, Tennessee, United States to Gilbert Woolsey (1785-1864) and Abigail Mackey Woolsey (1788-1852) and died 3 October 1845 in Green Township, Livingston County, Missouri, United States of unspecified causes. He married Rachel Hubbs (?-1846) 22 August 1830 in Greene County, Tennessee, United States. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Portugal, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Hungary, Belarus, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.

Probably named after his father's stepfather : Giles Parman (1758-1832).


Offspring of Giles Woolsey and Rachel Hubbs (?-1846)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Angelina Woolsey (c1836-ef1870)
Engida Woolsey (c1837-?)
Richard Marion Woolsey (c1840-bef1900)
Susan Woolsey (c1840-c1866)
Granville Woolsey (1843-1889)
John Woolsey (1845-1889)
Permelia Frances Woolsey (1845-bef1865)

Public Records

His son John

  • The History of Holt and Atchison Counties, Missouri, containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns, etc.; St Joseph, Mo.: National Historical Company, 1882. Ostertag, John A. The History of Holt and Atchison Counties, Missouri. containing . . . biographical sketches . . . statistics . . . history of Missouri. St. Joseph, Missouri: National Historical Company, 1882 - Tarkio Township
    • John Woolsey - farmer and stock raiser, section 8, an enterprising citizen of this county, was born August 22, 1845, in Livingston County, Missouri and was the son of Giles and Rachel (Hobbs) Woolsey, who were natives of Tennessee. There were eight children in his father's family, the last two being twins. John was one of the twins. He spent his boyhood days on the farm and received a common school education. His parents died while he was young, and he was raised an orphan. In 1859, he came to Atchison County, and settled five miles south of Hamburg, Iowa. In the spring of 1863, he enlisted in Company K, First Nebraska, and served some three years, or until the close of the war. Mr. W. was located at Rock Port where he remained until 1869. He then came upon his current farm. He owns 240 acres, has a fine residence, etc. He is a hard working industrious citizen, and one that attends to his own business. Mr. Woolsey was married July 28, 1870 to Miss Rachel E McKee, daughter of George and Nancy McKee. She was born April 19, 1855, in Atchison County, Missouri. They have three children: Alvin, born December 5, 1872; Minnie J., born February 16, 1877, and Bertha M. born April 14, 1880. Lost three. Mrs. Woolsey is a member of the Winevanarian Church.

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