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Category: Looking for William Gully?Continued part2
Sitting here with my cup of coffee I had to smile.I felt like a kid at Christmas who just got a new present.This past week I got a real gift.I met a new family member.If you read my journals you'll see my mother aunt Elsie I listed.Her daughter gave me 4pieces of paper with the information out of her mothers Bible.I had tears in my eyes as I remembered Elsie .When I was small she would be at the store my grandfather ran.I was so blessed that she took her time to write this down for me.My biggest accomplishment was meeting her daughter.We talked awhile and she told me Elsie s birthday was August 7The same as my grandfathers.I shared with her how I had seen her mother Elsie right before she died.Elsie said I know you!I knew she did but I couldn't place who she was.Then one day after she died I remembered who she was .The biggest hurdle has been learning to talk to other family.My older sisters remember some but 1800 is a whole new ball game.Right now we are tring to identify some old pictures listed on Facebook on my profile page.Some are so old but you still can see them.Sure would be a shame not to know who that tall dark headed lady whose picture is beautiful.She has such Burrell features.Then again she may O r. may not be.Even if she doesn't theirs a sweet story waiting to unravel!
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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