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Re: George, son of William Sr. & Mary Arrington Gilreath, South Carolina
Posted by: Melvin Gilreath (ID *****6053) Date: April 01, 2005 at 09:09:53
In Reply to: George, son of William Sr. & Mary Arrington Gilreath, South Carolina by Juli Morgan of 1321


We are talking about two entirely different families, GILREATH vs Gilbreath.

While William Gilreath, father of George, was living in Newberry County, SC As luck would have it, there were a number of Gilbreaths living there as well (one even named William). After the death of William Gilreath, his sons George and Jesse moved to Greenville County, SC. Again, there was a Gilbreath family (headed by John Gilbreath)already firmly established in Greenville, verified by deeds and the 1790 census.

There was also a George Gilbreath listed on the 1790 census for York County, SC. This George, however, may well have been a Galbraith or Galbreath (see later census records). Have never bothered to check for estae or other records on George or Sarah (presumed to have been his widow).

George Gilreath was born in Bute (now called Warren) County, NC about 1765. After moving to Greenville County, SC George is listed on every census record (no doubt about the spelling on deeds either)from 1800 to 1840. On the 1840 census, George Gilreath is listed as between age 70 and 80, just a tad bit old for a trip to Alabama. Do not know when George Gilreath died but 1844 is as good a guess as any.

We have verified EVERY male child that ever lived in the house of George Gilreath of Greenville.

1. James H. (b oct 1793) moved to Chattooga County, GA
2. Alexander (b@1800)moved to GA then Cherokee County, AL
3. Nathan (b@1805)remained in Greenville,
4. Jesse (b@ 1808)moved to Murray County, GA family then to White County, AR,
5. Cummins (b@1825) moved to Fayette County, AL.

All of the above always list that they were born in South Carolina. Go back and compare the number of males in the house of George Gilreath from 1800 to 1840 with the above list.

I am sure you are aware that Baxter GILBREATH first shows up in Blount County, AL on the 1830 census.

Melvin Gilreath

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