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Looking for William Gully of Alabama

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Birth Bristol England:Here is a quotation from a book called 'A Planter In Alabama'by Paul John.John Gulley Geneology.A planter inAlabama and Arkansas and his decendents.William Gully was the father of John Gulley.He was the earliest ancestor for which information was found.No records have been found of his childhood,Or his parents or early manhood.He was married at the age of27.He had his first child 1765.Enlisted In the Militia and was N.C. Soldier (revolutionary war)Cencus After war living in Duplin County and died their..Their decendents spelled their name(Gulley)His cousins changed the spelling to Gully.Although the first 4documents were signed Gulley.In a small town of Calypso their on the n.w.corner of Duplin County N.C.State hey.403.(runs on the northern edge of property.836 acres owned by William Gully Sr.Gosham swamp is described in4land deeds.(part of N.E.Cape Fear River in Duplin County)In March of1773 William Gully Sr.sold 70Acres to Michael Kinnard.January of that year he gave 175acres to oldest son Jessie.(Thought to be a wedding gift)In March he gave 2nd sonWilliam Jr.296acres)The year he did this was 1801-William had been married 2years.In 1807he gave young son John363acres.John was 19and not married.The land was sold in 1815.Probably living in N.C .with living Daughter.(Wife had died)Bethany was his wife)by1819 He had distributed all his property )He signed deed when wife died as witness..

Richard Gully born on29th of october1756..Received pension application signed march 27-1821Pendelton district court. States he wS64years old 29 Oct.National archives records .Parents were Mary and Thomas of Orange county Virginia.Two of his brothers were Thomas11 and Enoch.Thomas lived in Vir.but now it's West Virginia..This infoIs signed by both as brothers.
Greenbrier is where Thomas lived.(2nd?)Father divided farm equally.1783a doctrine shows this.1791A deed states that John-James-AndWilliam were all brothers.Orange co.Thomas had land patent for 400acres I orange co.Branches of Stoney river.26march1739Virginia.24oct.-1783-Land was sold to a John Gulley of culpeppsr co.Vir.recorded in orange county.deed book 20 page 36-:38.Journal continued!

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on 2012-08-31 02:19:36

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by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-31 02:31:51

I think with owning all this land a lot of sweat and tears were gained by the deciding factors of mother nature.Im curious as to if they hired workers or I know the first John did fore he called it a plantation.Slaves were a possession .So we gather that's where all the workers came from.Share cropping probably was practiced.thats where they work the land to receive in exchange for a place to live.Sometimes they would earn some land by this share cropping!Here in SC we had tobacco farms and cotton.I will check to see what their crop of choice was.

by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-31 02:42:42

It's hard to believe when you read and learn the facts about the 1700-1800 that slavery wAs practiced.Sometimes I think about their life and how they felt .Seems strange and horrible that anyone would use these extreme measures for their own personal gain!How sad but that's history and I think by learning our past it strengthens our ability to understand the hardships they faced of discrimination.Maybe we can take what they taught us by their journey and share it with all generations!

by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-31 02:52:18

Take the hand of yesteryears and see the scars of tomorrow.Trampling down those rows of hoeing and throwing the seeds of tomorrow.Bodies tired of yearning for a land of freedom!A dream so big only the brave dared to think about.A land of plenty of his own to walk those rows of promise of one day!

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