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John Thomas Giles Family in Sumter Co., GA
Posted by: Roy Giles (ID *****3209) Date: December 14, 2008 at 15:47:36
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If you have any additional information, please email me.

My quest starts with Cornelia Caroline Giles who past on Apr 14, 1919 in Emory, Rains Co., TX at the home of Silas Dewey & Mittie Mays. She was 71 years old. She was listed:

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Census: 1910-Emory,Rains Co.,TX-Vol.116-ED.138-SH.145
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138 - 145 - Giles, C.C. - Head - F - W - 62 - Wd - - 11-4 - GA - GA – SC
Mittie - Daughter - F - W - 18 - S - - - TX - GA - GA
George - GrandSon - M - W - 15 - S - TX - GA - TX
Rowell,Abigail - Mother - F - W - 84 - Wd- - 6 - 2 - SC - SC – SC
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Not sure who the parents of the grandson George was.

Cornelia is my 3rd Great Grandmother. Abigail is my 4th.

Cornelia was born Feb 11, 1848 I think it was in Americus, GA or Wilcox Co., GA.
She was married to John Thomas Giles on Dec 15, 1865 in Sumter Co., GA
She and John had 8 children:

Christopher Columbus “Lum” Giles b. Mar 1868 d. Abt 1901 m. Rosetta Bullard – Oct 1872
Abagail “Abbie” Giles b. Abt 1875 m. J. Enus Fuller
Ladnus “Laddie” Giles b. Abt 1880 d. Abt 1892
Alfred “Mig” Giles b. Jul 24, 1881 d. Dec 29, 1932 m. Alma Pound
Eliabeth “Lizzie” Giles b. Mar 29, 1884 m. John Franklin Littlejohn
Carrie Bell Giles b. Sept 27, 1884 d. Jun 14, 1972 m. Rance Garfield Gowin m. Will Northcutt
Mittie Giles b. Feb 2, 1892 d. Mar 7, 1971 m. Silas Dewey Mays m. Hardy Coffee
Mary “Mollie” Giles b. May 10, 1871 d. Jan 2, 1907 m. A.J. Myers m. Bill McLure

1905 Cornelia’s Physical Condition: Cripple, Bone Eryaipela
Cornelia filed a Pension Application on Sept 25, 1906 in Rains Co.
May 1907 – Tornado in Rains Co. at the home of Whit Chapman, Cornelia and Abigail Rowell were there.

Cornelia was listed in the Census: June 6, 1900-Kaufman Co., TX-Vol.67-ED.79-SH.4-L.19 – I have the details somewhere.
Cornelia and John was listed in the Census: Americus, Sumter Co, GA; M593, R174, P207, L3

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Census: June 10, 1880-Baker Co., GA-Vol.1-ED.2-SH.20-L.7-Dist.971

Giles, John T 40
Cornelia 37
Columbus 11
Mary S. 9
George 3
Ladnus 5 mo

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Cornelia also went by Parmelia. Her father and Abegail's first husband was Wilson Wesley Doster

Census: June 21, 1860-Houston Co., GA-14th Dist-M653-Roll 127-Page 985 - Age 12 - Born GA
CENSUS YR: 1860 STATE or TERRITORY: GA COUNTY: Houston DIVISION: 14th District REEL NO: M653-127 PAGE NO: 985
REFERENCE: Geraldus King, June 21, 1860, Page 36
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LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX OCCUP. BIRTHPLACE
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33 260 1 Rowell James A. 38 M Carpenter Geo.
34 260 1 Rowell Abegail 34 F . Geo.
35 260 1 Doster George 13 M . S. C.
36 260 1 Doster Susan 12 F . Geo.
37 260 1 Doster Parmelia 12 F . Geo.
38 260 1 Rowell John R. 7 M . Geo.
39 260 1 Calhoun Thomas 20 M day laborer Geo.
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Cornelia & family moved to TX Sept 1884.
Cornelia and her husband John was buried in Smyrna Cemetery in Rains Co.
John Thomas Giles was a Farmer.

SUMTER ARTILLERY ROSTER
GILES, John Thomas - Pvt. - enlisted 15May62 Americus. Company D, then Company B. Captured Petersburg, VA. 2Apr65. Released 28June65. Born December 11, 1837 Died January 16, 1892.

John was a White Irish.

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Abigail's 2nd Husband was listed in 1850 married to Abigail's sister.

1850 Dooly Co., GA Census
On Oct. 23, 1850 Dooly Co., GA census HH 820 Page 284
Alexander Rowell, age 28, mechanic, b. GA (married within the year)
Sarah M. C. Doster, age 16, b. GA
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On Aug. 10, 1870 Dooly Co., GA (Drayton PO) census HH 1100/1200
Alex Rowell, age 47, farmer, $1240 $175 b. GA
Abegail Rowell, age 44, housekeeper, b. GA
John R. Rowell age 18, works on farm, b GA
Susan D Rowell, age 23, seamstress b. GA (cannot read nor write) (should have read Susan Doster)
James G. Rowell, age 8 b. GA
Sarah M. Rowell, age 4 b. GA
Oliver C. Rowell, age 2 b. GA
Robt. Rowell, age 1 b. GA
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On June 14, 1880 Rains Co., TX census pct. 1, Dist. 97 HH 196/227
J.A. Rowell age 56, farmer b. GA GA GA
A.G. Rowell, age 54, wife, keeping house, b. SC SC SC
J.S. Rowell, age 19 dau., at home, b. GA GA SC
S.M. Rowell, age 14 dau. at home, b. GA GA SC
O.L. Rowell, age 12, son, at home, b. GA GA SC
Robt E. Rowell, age 11, son, at home, b. TX IN IN
O.H. Anderson, age 17, boarder, farmer
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I am looking for the parents & grandparents of John Thomas Giles. If you have any additional information please email.


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