John Marion Gilley

24 December 1831–15 February 1914 (Age 82)
Carroll, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Marion

When John Marion Gilley was born on 24 December 1831, in Carroll, Georgia, United States, his father, William Bales Gilley, was 22 and his mother, Matilda Caroline Roper, was 22. He married Josephine Ann Lassetter on 23 December 1858, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 3 Rockdale, Randolph, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 4 Lamar, Randolph, Alabama, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1907. He died on 15 February 1914, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Woodland, Randolph, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Marion Gilley
Josephine Ann Lassetter
Marriage: 23 December 1858
Amanda T. Mandy Gilley
Joseph Gilley
John Gilley
James Gilley
William B Gilley
Mary Melba Gilley
Thomas Lafette Gilley
Georgiann Lula Veniard Izora Victoria Gilley
Cheed Oscar Gilley
Charles A. Gilley
Leonides Quillon Gilley
Willie L Gilley

Spouse and Children

23 December 1858
Georgia, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Lemuil Gilley


    Eugene Gilley


    Lemuel Van Gilley



    Martha Ann Gilley


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 13

Historical Boundaries - 1844: Randolph, Alabama, United States

Age 30

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Scottish Gillie , or an Americanized spelling of French Gillet.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Gilly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John M Gilley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jno M Gilley, "United States Census, 1850"

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