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John Gilly/Gilley - Early 1800s GA Where was he from?
Posted by: Linda Croft (ID *****8063) Date: November 26, 2004 at 15:04:13
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Looking for any information on the following:
John Gilley, listed in the 1820 Early Co GA Census, was married to Rebecca Hays (Hayes). John died about 1826/27. He was survived by at least 4 sons, the eldest Hays Bowdery Gilley and John Latier Gilley, the youngest, William Triggs Gilley (born 1820)and Nathan Sargent Gilley. William and Nathan were left orphans upon their parents deaths.

Hays Bowdery Gilley, the eldest (b 1812 GA d 1884 Caldwell, Burleson Co TX), was my grgr grandfather. He and his wife Hancy Hall were in Texas by 1835 with a head right in Brazoria Co TX. I have found no record of John Latier. Hays and John may have already been out on their own by the time William and Nathan were orphaned.

William and Nathan can be found together in Florida Seminole Wars. Nathan died about 1856. William appears in FL in 1852 and lived to 1893, settling in Manatee County, Florida.

I have numerous details on the descendants of Hays B. Gilley. Willing to exchange info.

Linda Croft

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