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Submitted By: M. Bradley
From 1881 "History of Lafayette Co." : George Wortley , merchant tailor ,Shullsburg; born May 30, 1805 near Grantham Lincolnshire England; at about age 12 he commenced leaning the tailoring trade . HE came to Shullsburg in 1850 and commenced his present business, which he followed since, except for two years farming, he owns his shop and residence in Town; has been Town Treasurer and Village Assessor. He married Catharine Wilkinson of England in 1826 and had ten children , four living :Ann, George, Ellinor, and Eliza. After his first wife died in 1838 he married Mary Linager of England in 1843. They had three children : David M. who was a correspondent of the Galena Industrial, Rebecca H. and Mary J.