John C. Farley
Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted by: Vera Burnham
John C. Farley, of Irish ancestry, was born in 1841, in Walworth County, Wis., and is a son of Michael Farley and Mary (Dolen) Farley, both of whom were born in Ireland. Mr. John C. Farley was reared on a farm in Wisconsin, to the age of ninteen, from which time until 1866 he was engaged as a sailor on the Great Lakes and in traveling . In 1866 he came to Kentucky, and in 1867 to the City of Paducah. In 1868 he opened a merchantile business, associated with his brother Edwin Farley, who is now and has been for several years past, the revenue collector for the Second District of Kentucky. Their partnership terminated in 1872, and John C. Farley is now located at the East end of Island Creek Bridge, Paducah, where he does an extensive business, dealing in drugs and groceries. He is a member of the Masonic order, and A.O.U.W.. He was married in Paducah, in 1869 to Miss Ella L. Scott, and has two children; Della and John C. Farley Jr. Mr. Farley has served the county in the capacity of justice of the peace since 1869, and is secretary and treasurer of the Paducah Shipyard Company.