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Re: Gilley/Gilly
Posted by: Kina (ID *****2628) Date: June 03, 2003 at 16:44:16
In Reply to: Re: Gilley/Gilly by Jeff Gilly of 16

Jeff,

Thank you for your reply. I am aware of the other James Madisons that you mention, however, they are to my knowledge, not mine. I have never heard of the family originating in NC and then going to VA, but just the opposite - maybe that's why I can't find anything??? I am pasting the first couple of generations that I have in this line below -maybe some of the descendants will ring a bell. Let me know if so, and how you connect.

Thanks!
Kina

Descendants of James Madison Gilley


Generation No. 1

1. JAMES MADISON1 GILLEY was born June 10, 1813 in Virginia, and died February 22, 1913 in North Carolina.
He married VIRGINIA JANE WILSON December 12, 1849 in Henry Co., Virginia. She was born Bet. April 1817 -
1834 in Virginia, and died October 19, 1902 in North Carolina.

Notes for JAMES MADISON GILLEY:
James M. Gilley and Virginia appear in 1880 census for Bryan Township, Surry County, NC. He is listed as 68
year old farmer and she is listed as a 46 year old housekeeper. Children listed are: Rose Ann, 23; William E, 19;
Henry M, 17; Alfred N, 14; John R, 13; Haywood L, 9; and Cora B, 6.

The following is from the 1870 Grayson County Virginia Federal Census:
283.Gilly, James M. 55 Farm Laborer
Virginia 34
James 17
America 14
Rosana 12
William E. 10
Mary J. 8
Henry 6
Alfred N. 4
John R. 2
[Probably a transient family from Henry Co., VA.]

I have been told by others that James Madison was a slave reprimander prior to the Civil War. He supposedly left
Virginia after the war to come to North Carolina because he had been in that profession. I have no proof for this
story.


Subj: Your Genfo#997
Date: 11/30/2002 11:01:05 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: jimgii2@aol.com
To: RobbienKina
I believe: Frank Gilley,age 57 per 1850 Henry census,
is the son of Francis,Jr.,born 1759, grand son of Francis
born c1725-1730.
I believe: James Gilley, age25 per 1850 Henry census,
is the son of Frank, born 1793, and that his wife Jane
was Jane Wilson. They were married 12 Dec 1849.

More About VIRGINIA JANE WILSON:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church, Surry Co., NC
       
Children of JAMES GILLEY and VIRGINIA WILSON are:
2. i.       JAMES FRANKLIN2 GILLEY, b. Abt. 1852, Henry County, VA.
3. ii.       AMERICA ANGELINE GILLEY, b. August 1854, Henry County, VA; d. 1913, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co.,
NC.
4. iii.       SARAH? ROSE ANN GILLEY, b. April 06, 1856, Surry Co., NC/Henry County, VA; d. December 27, 1930,
Bryan Township, Surry County, NC.
iv.       WILLIAM E. GILLEY, b. February 04, 1857, Henry County, VA; d. July 04, 1936, Bryan Township, Surry
County, NC; m. MARTHA ELIZABETH HARRIS, October 03, 1880, Bryan Township, Surry Co., NC; b.
February 1855, Surry County, NC; d. Aft. 1926.

More About WILLIAM E. GILLEY:
Burial: Unmarked Grave, Rocky Ford Cemetary
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Baptist

More About MARTHA ELIZABETH HARRIS:
Burial: Unmarked Grave, Rocky Ford Cemetary
Religion: Baptist

       v.       MARY JANE GILLEY, b. October 01, 1862, Henry County, VA; d. October 1879, Bryan Township, Surry
County, NC.

More About MARY JANE GILLEY:
Burial: Unmarked Grave, Rocky Ford Cemetary

5.       vi.       HENRY MATTHEW/MADISON/MATTISON GILLEY, b. October 01, 1864, Henry County, VA; d. March 16,
1925, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC.
       vii.       ALFRED N. GILLEY, b. Abt. 1866, Grayson County, VA; d. Bef. 1900, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC.
       viii.       JOHN R. GILLEY, b. Abt. 1867, Grayson County, VA; d. Bef. 1900, Bryan Township, Surry County,
NC.
6.       ix.       HAYWOOD LEE GILLEY, b. August 06, 1870, Virginia; d. January 15, 1962, North Carolina.
       x.       CORA/CARRIE B. GILLEY, b. Abt. 1874, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. Bef. 1900, Bryan
Township, Surry County, NC.


Generation No. 2

2. JAMES FRANKLIN2 GILLEY (JAMES MADISON1) was born Abt. 1852 in Henry County, VA. He married ELIZABETH
ANN MATHIS. She was born December 1852 in Surry County, NC, and died July 16, 1912 in Mt. Airy Township,
Surry Co., NC.

Notes for JAMES FRANKLIN GILLEY:
Sometime around 1890 he left his family and apparently was never heard from again. The 1880 censuses of Surry
Co., NC, and Carroll and Grayson Co., VA, have been checked but this family cannot be located on either one
unless there are enumerated in that part of Grayson Co., that is too faint to read. Their marriage record cannot be
located in either Surry, Yadkin, or Forsyth Co., NC, nor Grayson or Carroll Co., VA.

More About JAMES FRANKLIN GILLEY:
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for ELIZABETH ANN MATHIS:
On the 1900 census of Surry Co., NC, she is shown as HOH and married for 30 years in Mt. Airy Township (#80).
She stated that she had had seven children with only six then living; only five of these children have been
identified. When she was buried by Moody Funeral Home, she was still shown as married, so obviously no divorce
was ever requested or granted. Her obituary in the Mt. Airy News, Thursday, July 18, 1912 reads as follows: C.C.
Haymore conducted the funeral of Mrs. Bettie [sic] Gilley of Bannertown yesterday afternoon and her remains were
interred in Hollow [sic] Springs Cemetary. Mrs. Gilley spent a long useful life, being 60 years of age and the
mother of a large family. She was a good woman and her influence for good will bless her children who are all
grown.

More About ELIZABETH ANN MATHIS:
Burial: Holly Springs Baptist Church
       
Children of JAMES GILLEY and ELIZABETH MATHIS are:
7. i.       JOHN EMMETT3 GILLEY, b. April 27, 1872, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co., NC; d. February 11, 1959,
Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.
8. ii.       ROSA EMMA GILLEY, b. September 24, 1875, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co., NC; d. December 20, 1955,
Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.
9. iii.       WILLIAM HOUSTON GILLEY, b. May 10, 1878, Grayson County, VA; d. March 06, 1956, Morganton, Burke
Co., NC.
iv.       CORA M. L. GILLEY, b. March 1880, Grayson County, VA; d. August 14, 1904, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co.,
NC; m. JAMES B. POORE, March 27, 1901, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co., NC; b. November 1881, Mt. Airy
Township, Surry Co., NC.

More About CORA M. L. GILLEY:
Cause of Death: Consumption

10.       v.       WILLIS REECE GILLEY, b. August 29, 1888, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co., NC; d. October 09, 1956,
Stanleyville, Forsyth Co., NC.

3. AMERICA ANGELINE2 GILLEY (JAMES MADISON1) was born August 1854 in Henry County, VA, and died 1913 in
Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co., NC. She married HAYWOOD OR JOHN EDWIN JAMES BARKER November 02, 1873 in
Bryan Township, Surry Co., NC. He was born Abt. 1852 in Surry County, NC, and died Bef. 1900 in Mt. Airy
Township, Surry Co., NC.

More About AMERICA ANGELINE GILLEY:
Burial: Mount Herman Baptist Church
       
Children of AMERICA GILLEY and HAYWOOD BARKER are:
11. i.       JAMES R.3 BARKER, b. March 23, 1878, Surry County, NC; d. October 25, 1931, Marsh Township, Surry Co.,
NC.
ii.       ? BARKER, b. Abt. 1881.
12. iii.       FLORA BELLE BARKER, b. February 1884, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co., NC; d. April 12, 1916, Mt. Airy
Township, Surry Co., NC.
iv.       JOHN DARIUS BARKER, b. June 29, 1890, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co., NC; d. November 27, 1974; m.
VICTORIA GRIFFITH.

More About JOHN DARIUS BARKER:
Burial: Mount Herman Baptist Church
Social Security Number: 238-07-9797

       v.       HAYWOOD P. BARKER, b. August 03, 1894, Mt. Airy Township, Surry Co., NC; d. December 13, 1947; m.
VILENER WALL, May 23, 1920, Surry County, NC; b. February 13, 1896, Surry County, NC; d. August 26,
1965.

More About HAYWOOD P. BARKER:
Burial: Mount Herman Baptist Church

More About VILENER WALL:
Burial: Mount Herman Baptist Church

4. SARAH? ROSE ANN2 GILLEY (JAMES MADISON1) was born April 06, 1856 in Surry Co., NC/Henry County, VA,
and died December 27, 1930 in Bryan Township, Surry County, NC. She married ALEXANDER L. MABE January
09, 1881 in Bryan Township, Surry Co., NC or Stokes Co., NC, son of EPHRIAM MABE and PAULINA/PERLINA
MABE. He was born March 04, 1845 in Surry County, NC, and died Bet. January 30, 1920 - 1923 in Bryan
Township, Surry County, NC.

More About SARAH? ROSE ANN GILLEY:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

Notes for ALEXANDER L. MABE:
The 1900 Surry County, North Carolina census:
Mabe, Alexander L. (Mar 1854), Rose A. (Apr 1855), Alice (Sep 1881), Cora E. (Feb 1889), Mitye (Feb 1891),
and James H. (Sep 1893)

More About ALEXANDER L. MABE:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church
Occupation: Farmer
       
Children of SARAH? GILLEY and ALEXANDER MABE are:
13. i.       ALICE KAPP3 MABE, b. Bet. September 1881 - 1883, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. June 13, 1933.
ii.       CORA E. MABE, b. Bet. February 19, 1886 - 1889, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. January 07, 1912,
Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; m. CLYDE HODGES.

More About CORA E. MABE:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

14.       iii.       MITTA E. MABE, b. February 1891, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC.
       iv.       JAMES H. MABE, b. September 27, 1891, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. April 02, 1909, Bryan
Township, Surry County, NC.

More About JAMES H. MABE:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

5. HENRY MATTHEW/MADISON/MATTISON2 GILLEY (JAMES MADISON1) was born October 01, 1864 in Henry
County, VA, and died March 16, 1925 in Bryan Township, Surry County, NC. He married MARGARET JANE
THOMPSON January 01, 1888 in Bryan Township, Surry Co., NC, daughter of JESSEE THOMPSON and THURSA
NATIONS. She was born June 05, 1862 in Franklin Township, Surry Co., NC, and died January 24, 1943 in Bryan
Township, Surry County, NC.

More About HENRY MATTHEW/MADISON/MATTISON GILLEY:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

More About MARGARET JANE THOMPSON:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church
       
Children of HENRY GILLEY and MARGARET THOMPSON are:
i.       ARETTA3 GILLEY, b. February 26, 1891, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. July 18, 1891, Bryan
Township, Surry County, NC.

More About ARETTA GILLEY:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

       ii.       MINNIE IDA GILLEY, b. February 26, 1891, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. February 19, 1985,
Elkin, Surry County, NC; m. TROY CONCE [SIC] BUTCHER, December 01, 1912, Surry County, NC; b. Bet.
June 26, 1890 - 1891, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. November 22, 1970, Elkin, Surry County, NC.

More About MINNIE IDA GILLEY:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

More About TROY CONCE [SIC] BUTCHER:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church
Social Security Number: 244-14-7292

6. HAYWOOD LEE2 GILLEY (JAMES MADISON1) was born August 06, 1870 in Virginia, and died January 15, 1962 in
North Carolina. He married JULIA ANN LOWE December 20, 1894 in Home of Albert Lowe, North Carolina,
daughter of ALBERT LOWE and REBECCA NATIONS. She was born October 16, 1871 in Dobson, Surry County, NC,
and died August 30, 1957 in Yadkin Co., North Carolina.

More About HAYWOOD LEE GILLEY:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Baptist (Deacon, Rocky Ford Baptist Church)

More About JULIA ANN LOWE:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

Marriage Notes for HAYWOOD GILLEY and JULIA LOWE:
Married by C. Thompson, JP at the home of Albert Lowe.
Info provided by Opal St. John.
       
Children of HAYWOOD GILLEY and JULIA LOWE are:
15. i.       JAMES ALBERT3 GILLEY, b. July 10, 1896, Knapps Mill, Stokes County, NC; d. January 23, 1984, Surry
County, NC.
16. ii.       ANDREW ALFORD GILLEY, b. April 27, 1898, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. September 24, 1992,
Mt. Airy, NC.
iii.       WILLIAM EDWARD GILLEY, b. January 18, 1900, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. March 12, 1900,
Bryan Township, Surry County, NC.

More About WILLIAM EDWARD GILLEY:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

       iv.       NORAH ETHEL GILLEY, b. July 02, 1902, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. July 27, 1902, Bryan
Township, Surry County, NC.

More About NORAH ETHEL GILLEY:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

       v.       LUTHER JUDSON GILLEY, b. June 12, 1904, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. May 09, 1906,
Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.

More About LUTHER JUDSON GILLEY:
Burial: Rocky Ford Baptist Church

17.       vi.       NANCY ELLEN GILLEY, b. October 21, 1906, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. December 04, 1999.
18.       vii.       CURRY LEE GILLEY, b. November 29, 1909, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC; d. December 11, 2001.
19.       viii.       ISSIE MAE GILLEY, b. August 02, 1914, Bryan Township, Surry County, NC.



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