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Preston Gilley
and Priscilla Holcomb

Preston H Gilley b 1 Jan 1820 VA d 12 Jan 1901 Letcher Co KY; s/o Francis Gilley and Orra Taylor Wells. Preston H Gilley m. 11 Nov 1841 Perry Co KY to Priscilla Holcomb b 15 Jan 1827 Perry Co KY; d/o Henderson Holcomb and Sarah Sally Cornett. Children of Preston H Gilley and Priscilla Holcomb;

1. Nancy Gilley b 15 Nov 1846 Letcher Co KY d 16 Apr 1926 Blackey, Letcher Co KY; m. 1876 to William T Haney b 3 Jan 1838 d 24 Jul 1904 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Horse Mill Point Cemetery, Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Haney and Martha Fugate. William T Haney m. (1) Margaret Frazier. William T Haney served with the 5th Mounted KY Infantry and the 13th Kentucky Calvary CSA. He made the rank of corporal during his tenure in the Confederate army.

2. Martha Ann Gilley b abt 1848 KY; m. 9 Nov 1871 Letcher Co KY to Henry B Caudill b 22 May 1855 Letcher Co KY; s/o John M Caudill and Nancy Jane Jennie Boggs.

3. Silas Gilley b abt 1850 KY; m. 9 Nov 1871 Letcher Co KY to Catherine Cornett

4. John Gilley b abt 1852 KY; m. to (1) Matilda Frazier b 1855; d/o Daniel H Frazier and Evaline White. Children of John Gilley and Matilda Frazier;

i. Margaret Gilley b 1877 KY

ii. Harrison Gilley b 1880 KY

John Gilley m. 4 Aug 1875 Letcher Co KY to (2) Abigail Abbie Caudill b 8 Sept 1856 Letcher Co KY; d/o Matthew Caudill and Terry Caudill. Child of John Gilley and Abigail Abbie Caudill;

i. Stephen P Gilley b 16 May 1876 d 9 Dec 1960 Letcher Co KY; m. 23 Nov 1899 Letcher Co KY to Martha Mattie Adams b 27 Mar 1880 d 3 Dec 1945 Letcher Co KY; d/o Randolph Randall Adams and Martha Patsy Hale.

5. James Gilley b abt 28 Oct 1856 KY d 13 Oct 1925; m. Josephine Fields b 2 Apr 1864 d 12 Mar 1937; d/o Hiram Fields and Catherine Ingram.

6. Henderson Gilley (Anderson) b 15 Sept 1859 KY; m. (1) to Eliza Eldridge. Child of Henderson Gilley and Eliza Eldridge;

i. Ellender Gilley b abt 1887.

Henderson Gilley m. 29 May 1882 Letcher Co KY to (2) Roxie Ann Cornett b 1861 Letcher Co KY d 23 Mar 1959 Corbin KY; d/o Clark L Strong Cornett and Mary Polenmy Hall.

Roxie Ann Cornett m. 19 Mar 1886 to William Grant Griffith.

7. Oliver G Gilley b 1865 KY d 22 Mar 1874.


1850 Letcher Co KY Census
7 7 Gilly Preston 31 M W Farmer 75 KY
7 7 Gilly Priscilla 23 F W KY
7 7 Gilly Nancy 4 F W KY
7 7 Gilly Marthaan 2 F W KY


1860 Letcher Co KY Census
493 493 Gilley Preston H 40 M W Farm Laborer 150 127 VA
493 493 Gilley Drucilah 34 F W KY
493 493 Gilley Nancy 14 F W KY
493 493 Gilley Marthaan 12 F W KY
493 493 Gilley Silas 10 M W KY
493 493 Gilley John 8 M W KY
493 493 Gilley James 6 M W KY
493 493 Gilley Anderson 1 M W KY


1870 Letcher Co KY Census Precinct 5
20 20 Gilley Preston 50 M W Farmer 250 200 VA
20 20 Gilley Perciller 46 F W Keeping House KY Can't read/write
20 20 Gilley Nancy 23 F W KY
20 20 Gilley Martha 20 F W KY At School Can't Write
20 20 Gilley Silas 17 M W KY At School
20 20 Gilley John 16 M W KY At School Can't read/write
20 20 Gilley James 14 M W KY At School Can't read/write
20 20 Gilley Henderson 11 M W KY At School Can't read/write
20 20 Gilley Oliver 5 M W KY


1880 Letcher Co KY Census Indian Bottom ED 64
149 149 Gilley Preston W M 60 Head M Farmer VA VA VA
149 149 Gilley Priscilla W F 54 Wife M Keeping house Can't read/write KY KY KY
149 149 Gilley Henderson W M 20 Son S Farmer Can't read/write KY VA KY

150 150 Gilley John W M 26 Head M Farmer Can't read/wrigte KY VA KY
150 150 Gilley Matilda W F 25 Wife M Keeping house Can't read/write VA KY VA
150 150 Gilley Margaret W F 3 Daughter S KY KY VA
150 150 Gilley Harrison W M 8/12 Sept Son S KY KY VA


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