My name is Tim Trochelman. I am descended from Arthur John Hartley.
Arthur was born in what was Hampshire County, Virginia. It became Morgan Co., Virginia and finally became Morgan Co., West Virginia. He was born in 1833 and came to Miami County, Ohio in October 1849 with Louisa Hartley Athy and her husband, living with them on a farm.
There were a lot of Hartleys who suddenly appear in Ohio in the 1850 census. Besides Louisa, they were; Thomas, John F., Phillip, James T., and Thornton. We are in possession of a hand-written paper which also tells of a Nelson Hartley in Miami County, OH but I can't locate any official documents on him.
I wonder if your Nelson is related to the rest of the Hartleys in Miami County. Do you have any information on Jacob or Nelson coming from any of the Virginia/West Virginia counties that I mentioned above?
By the way, I am using my mother's Ancestry account. Please contact me at my personal e-mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for any information that you might have.