We know that the original Pulley
immigrants came to America from England. We're not sure when they
arrived, but it was possibly in the mid to late 18th century.
There were Pulley's in the Revolutionary War but we haven't yet
identified them as part of our line.
As was the custom, the Pulleys traveled
from their home in England to America with a group of their neighbors
and extended family members. Among these were the Mathis family and the
Dicus family. In many of the tax records and census records
Tennessee for the late 18th to the early 19th century you will find
these three families living in close proximity to one another
Our Pulley line begins with William Green
Pulley. He was born in Kentucky about 1815. In about 1836 he married
Mary Johnston. Mary was born about 1819 in Georgia. William and Mary had
12 children, one of whom was William Cassius G. Pulley, my great,