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James Wesley Gilreath[1]

Male 1853 - 1942


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  • Born  12 May 1853  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  4 Jul 1860  , Upper Division (PO Wilkesboro), Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1) Alex Gilreath, male age 47, Bapt. Clergyman, $200 real estate, $400 personal estate, born in NC
      2) Sarah Gilreath, female age 45, born in NC
      3) George R. Gilreath, male age 22, farm labor, born in NC
      4) Rebecca Gilreath, female age 20, farm labor, born in NC
      5) Sarah Gilreath, female age 17, farm labor, born in NC
      6) Jonathan Gilreath, male age 15, farm labor, born in NC
      7) John Gilreath, male age 12, born in NC
      8) William Gilreath, male age 9, born in NC
      9) James Gilreath, male age 7, born in NC
      10) Daniel Gilreath, male age 4, born in NC
      11) Martha Gilreath, female age 1, born in NC
    Census: Federal  8 Sep 1870  , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1) A. Gilreath, white male age 57, farmer, $300 real estate, $200 personal estate, born in NC, parents born in NC
      2) Sarah Gilreath, white female age 50, keeping house, born in NC
      3) John Gilreath, white male age 23, farm hand, born in NC
      4) William Gilreath, white male age 19, farm hand, born in NC
      5) James Gilreath, white male age 17, farm hand, born in NC
      6) David Gilreath, white male age 15, farm hand, born in NC
      7) Martha Gilreath, white female age 11, born in NC
      8) Marcus Gilreath, white male age 5, at home, born in NC
    Census: Federal  6 May 1910  Wilkesboro & Statesville Road, Gwaltneys, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1) James W. Gilreath, head, white male age 51, married 31 years, born in NC, parents born in NC, general farmer, owns a farm
      2) Emma Gilreath, wife, white female age 51, mother of 11, 10 living, born in NC, parents born in NC
      3) Gelas Gilreath, son, single white male age 24, born in NC, lumbermill laborer
      4) James C. Gilreath, son, single white male age 22, born in NC, lumbermill laborer
      5) Orley V. Gilreath, son, single white male age 19, born in NC, lumbermill fireman
      6) Chattie G. Gilreath, daughter, white female age 16, born in NC, twin, attended school, farm laborer
      7) Mattie M. Gilreath, daughter, white female age 16, born in NC, twin, attended school, farm laborer
      8) William B. Gilreath, son, white male age 13, born in NC, attended school, farm laborer
      9) Charlie G. Gilreath, son, white male age 12, born in NC, attended school, farm laborer
      10) Retha J. Gilreath, daughter, white female age 7, born in NC, attended school
      11) Scetis Redman, hired hand, single black male age 20, born in NC, parents born in NC, lumbermill laborer
    Name  Jim 
    Died  21 Feb 1942  , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Shady Grove Cemetery, Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I194  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  8 Feb 2011 

    Father  Rev. Alexander Gilreath, Jr.,   b. Abt 1814, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 16 Oct 1891 and 1900, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Sarah C. Parlier,   b. Abt 1817, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1883, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  27 Dec 1836  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F141  Group Sheet

    Family  Emaline Rose Blankenship,   b. 27 Jun 1858, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1941, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1878  , , Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Rufus Alexander Gilreath,   b. 2 May 1879, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1923, , Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Romulus Lee Gilreath,   b. 10 Apr 1881, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1961, , , Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Arr Gelas Gilreath,   b. 5 Feb 1886, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1961, , Chase City, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Cleveland Gilreath,   b. 30 May 1888, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1977, , Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Orley Victor Gilreath,   b. 3 May 1892, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1938, , Arthur, Douglas County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Luoker Gilreath,   b. 1892, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mattie Mae Gilreath,   b. 6 Dec 1894, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1985, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Chattie Gray Gilreath,   b. 6 Dec 1894, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1960, , Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William Bryant Gilreath,   b. 2 Dec 1895, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1955, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Charlie "Grade" Gilreath,   b. 23 Jul 1898, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1972, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Reathie Lane Gilreath,   b. 31 Oct 1902, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1999, , Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2005 
    Family ID  F838  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1853 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 4 Jul 1860 - , Upper Division (PO Wilkesboro), Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Apr 1878 - , , Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 6 May 1910 - Wilkesboro & Statesville Road, Gwaltneys, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1942 - , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shady Grove Cemetery, Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S268] The Heritage of Alexander County North Carolina, Vol. I, Sara C. Allen, editor, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Alexander County Genealogical Society in cooperation with The History Division, Hunter Publishing Company, 1986), page 251 by Helen Windsor Booth.

    2. [S734] 1860 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Alex Gilreath household, Upper Division - Wilkesboro, dwelling 399, family 398, page 54; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M653, roll 918.

    3. [S637] 1870 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), A. Gilreath household, Brushy Mountain Township, dwelling & family 52, page 264; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M593, roll 1165.

    4. [S619] 1910 U.S. census, Alexander County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), James W. Gilreath household, Gwaltneys, district 2, dwelling & family 251, page 30A, rol1 T624, roll 1095.

    5. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Kevin Gilreath of Gastonia, North Carolina [Gilreath_Kevin@cityofgastonia.com] to Gail Rich Nestor on 29 Sep 2005.