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Re: Charles Gilley, Sr.
Posted by: Al (ID *****0088) Date: April 05, 2011 at 17:57:13
In Reply to: Charles Gilley, Sr. by Shirley Boyce of 1883

It appears that the best evidence is the 1830 census. In case you don't have it, Charles Gilley, Sr. is enumerated as the head of household in the 1830 census of Carroll County taken on 25 November 1830, age 80 and under 90. Living in the household is one white male age 5 and under 10, and two white females, both ages given as 30 and under 40.

Judging from his neighbors in the census it appears that he was living about 6 to 8 miles northeast of Carrollton in 1830. A Charles, Jr. is enumerated nearby but further north, but the Junior did not necessarily mean a son. Junior and Senior were often used to make a distinction between two people with identical names.

His name does not appear in the Carroll County Inferior Court minutes, later called the Ordinary Court nor are there deed records or estate records 1830 - 1850. The name Charles Gilley does appear on the 1832 Carroll County Tax Digest as paying a poll tax but Charles Sr. would have been exempt from paying this tax due to age.

Away from Carroll County there are two Charles Gilley's who had fortunate draws in the 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia. One lived in Franklin County, the other in Habersham County.

A Charles Gilly of Carroll County drew land in the 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia in what is now Gilmer County. There is no clue as to whether it was Jr. or Sr. That could be worth pursuing but it would require effort at the Georgia Archives to look at the lottery records to determine if the grant fee was paid and if so, searching the deed records of Gilmer County for clues.


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