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Mount Desert Island Families — Gilley

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(updated 17 May 2014)

Welcome to the Gilley genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

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Benjamin Gilley
   (son of William Gilley and Eunice Bunker)
   b. age 78 y., 2 m., 29 d. at death   Maine
   m. Abigail C. Manchester
            b. age 82 y., 2 m., 27 d. at death   Maine
            d. 7 August 1881
                  bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 9 September 1875
         bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Gilbert Gilley   b. age 22 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Stephen M. Gilley   b. 29 April 1829   Maine   -   m. Cordelia S. Cousins   -   d. 28 January 1910   -   bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Joseph Gilley   b. age 19 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Comfort Gilley   b. age 18 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   William Gilley   b. age 16 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Edward P. Gilley   b. age 12 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Julia F. [...]
   Charles B. Gilley   b. 2 December 1841   Maine   -   m. (1) Delphina I. [...];   (2) Carrie C. [...]   -   d. 25 November 1901   -   bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Mehitable Gilley   b. age 10 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Benjamin Gilley Jr.
   (son of [...])
   b. 1824   Maine
   m. intentions filed 21 November 1848
         certificate issued 5 December 1848
         1848
         Almenia T. Murphy
               b. age 38 y., 11 m., 6 d. at death   Maine
               d. 23 December 1863
                     bur. Murphy-Gilley Burial Ground   Tremont, Maine
   d. 1905
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Adelbert O. Gilley   b. 1851   Maine   -   m. Julia I. Moore   -   d. 1906   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Herbert Gilley   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   [Anna or Almenia R.?] Gilley   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Willie E. Gilley   b. age 4 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Carleton Baron Gilley
   (son of Harvey F. Gilley and Mabel E. Staples)
   b. 8 February 1921   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   m. 15 January 1956
         Elsie M. Campbell
   d. 13 May 2001   Southwest Harbor, Maine
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Mike Gilley   m. Sharon [...]
   Harvey Gilley
   David Gilley   m. Carol [...]
   Bryan Gilley

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Charles B. Gilley
   (son of Benjamin Gilley and Abigail C. Manchester)
   b. 2 December 1841   Maine
   m. (1) Delphina I. [...]
                  b. age 19 y., 2 m. at death
                  d. 22 February 1861
                        bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
         (2) Carrie C. [...]
                  b. age 28 y., 3 m. at death
                  d. 3 December 1879
                        bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
         (3) 10 y. as of 1900 census
               Alice E. [...]
                  b. August 1855   Maine
   d. 25 November 1901
         bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine

child by Delphina I. [...]:
   Orin Leslie Gilley   b. age 8 m., 12 d. at death   -   d. 16 August 1861   -   bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
children by Carrie C. [...]:
   Lina E. Gilley   b. age 9 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Harry W. Gilley   b. age 7 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Edward P. Gilley
   (son of Benjamin Gilley and Abigail C. Manchester)
   b. age 12 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Julia F. [...]
            b. age 23 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   Gilbert F. Gilley   b. age 8 m. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Geneva Gilley   b. age 6 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Francis Gilley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 49 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Bathsheba [...]
            b. age 48 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   d. before 1880 census

children:
   Hannah Gilley   b age 20 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Howard M. Gilley   b. age 16 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Mary E. Gilley   b. age 14 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   George H. Gilley   b. 1849   Maine   -   m. 25 y. as of 1900 census   Leona Abbie [...]   -   d. 1925   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Abby J. Gilley   b. age 14 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Frank L. Gilley
   (son of George H. Gilley and Leona Abbie [...])
   b. February 1880   Maine
   m. 28 October 1903
         Maud[e?] F. Holmes
               b. 1883   Maine
               d. 1954
                     bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 1920
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Wendell H. Gilley   b. 1904   Maine   -   m. 18 September 1926   Addie Bragdon   -   d. 24 April 1983   Southwest Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Lorna R. Gilley   b. age 8 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   [...?] R. Gilley   b. age 1 y., 6 m. as of 1920 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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George H. Gilley
   (son of Francis Gilley and Bathsheba [...])
   b. 1849   Maine
   m. 25 y. as of 1900
         Leona Abbie [...]
               b. 1858   Maine
               d. 1919
                     bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 1925
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Nellie F. Gilley   b. age 4 y. as of 1880 census   Maine   -   m. 2 November 1895   Daniel McEachern
   Clayton E. Gilley   b. 1877   Maine   -   m. 25 October 1897   Augusta M. Grindle   -   d. 1934   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Naine
   Frank L. Gilley   b. February 1880   Maine   -   m. 28 October 1903   Maud[e?] F. Holmes   -   d. 1920   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Flora A. Gilley   b. March 1885   Maine
   Philip F. M. Gilley   b. September 1887   Maine   -   m. 11 June 1921   Eunice C. Palmer   -   d. 1961   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Rebecca B. Gilley   b. January 1890   Maine   -   m. 29 May 1912   George E. Dunton
   Marguerite N. Gilley   b. November 1891   Maine   -   m. 9 April 1917   Frank W. Perkins

documentation and notes

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Harvey F. Gilley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 24 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
   m. 17 July 1919
         Mabel E. Staples
               b. age 21 y. as of 1920 census   Maine
               d. 21 September 1982   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Carleton Baron Gilley   b. 8 February 1921   Southwest Harbor, Maine   -   m. 15 January 1956   Elsie M. Campbell   -   d. 13 May 2001   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Wallace Gilley
   Edith Gilley   m. [...] Alley
   Charles Gilley
   Enola Gilley   m. [...] Farmer

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Hugh M. Gilley
   (son of [...])
   m. 11 July 1928
         Ruth McKay

children:
   Alice Marie Gilley   b. 23 December 1930   Otter Creek, Mount Desert, Maine   -   m. 4 July 1947   Virgil James Walton   -   d. 12 October 2012   Pelham, New Hampshire
   Lorraine Gilley
   Mary Gilley
   Helen Gilley
   Marjorie Gilley

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John A. Gilley
   (son of Leverett Andrew Gilley and Rhoda E. Mouldin)
   b. 1907   Maine
   m. 27 October 1927
         Ruby B. Lurvey
               (dau. of Henry V. Lurvey and Grace M. Dolliver)
               b. age 9 m. as of 1910 census   Maine
               d. 17 April 1979   Southwest Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 10 May 1967   Southwest Harbor, Maine
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Edward L. Gilley   b. age 12 y. as of 1940 census   Maine   -   m. 29 December 1957   Janet E. Staples
   Norman C. Gilley   b. age 10 y. as of 1940 census   Maine
   Eleanor Gilley   b. age 6 y. as of 1940 census   Maine
   John A. Gilley Jr.   b. age 1 y. as of 1940 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John H. Gilley
   (son of [...])

child:
   Leverett Andrew Gilley   b. age 34 y. as of 1910 census   Maine   -   m. 11 y. as of 1910 census   Rhoda E. Mouldin

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John M. Gilley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 45 y. at death
   m. Mary D. [...]
            b. age 26 y., 10 m. at death
            d. 27 December 1844
                  bur. Wasgatt Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 5 May 1864 ("fell at the battle of the wilderness")
         bur. Wasgatt Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

child:
   infant Gilley   b. age 3 d. at death   -   d. 26 November 1844   -   bur. Wasgatt Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

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Joseph Gilley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 81 y., 1 m., 21 d. at death   Baker Island, Cranberry Isles, Maine
   m. Adeline Dolliver
            b. age 54 y., 8 m. at death
            d. 27 March 1876
                  bur. Baker Island Cemetery   Cranberry Isles, Maine
   d. 10 July 1894
         bur. Baker Island Cemetery   Cranberry Isles, Maine

children:
   Harriet Gilley   b. age 92 y. at death   -   m. (1) [...] Coulter;   (2) [...] Taylor   -   d. 24 January 1930
   Matilda Gilley
   Phoebe Gilley
   Charles Gilley
   Nancy Gilley
   Alice Gilley
   Joseph Gilley
   
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Leverett Andrew Gilley
   (son of John H. Gilley and [...])
   b. age 34 y. as of 1910 census   Maine
   m. 11 y. as of 1910 census
         Rhoda E. Mouldin
               b. age 32 y. as of 1910 census   Maine

children:
   Emma K. Gilley   b. age 7 y. as of 1910 census   Maine
   Richard W. Gilley   b. 1906   Maine   -   m. 20 December 1930   Eleanor Hadlock   -   d. 21 September 1960   Bangor, Maine   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   John A. Gilley   b. 1907   Maine   -   m. 27 October 1927   Ruby Lurvey   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Myra M. Gilley   b. 27 February 1909   Southwest Harbor, Maine   -   m. 5 October 1935   Burnham M. Stanley   -   d. 7 May 2001   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   George C. Gilley   b. 22 February 1913   Southwest Harbor, Maine   -   m. 11 March 1939   Eunice (Brown) Hall   -   d. 29 April 2000   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Harvard N. Gilley   b. age 4 y. as of 1920 census   Maine   -   m. 3 June 1940   Willa Kinkade

documentation and notes

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Richard W. Gilley
   (son of Leverett Andrew Gilley and Rhoda E. Mouldin)
   b. 1906   Maine
   m. 20 December 1930
         Eleanor Hadlock
               (dau. of Ralph D. Hadlock and Florence M. Brown)
               b. 6 November 1908   Southwest Harbor, Maine
               d. 11 December 1999   Bar Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 21 December 1960   Bangor, Maine
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   L. Wayne Gilley   m. Mary E. [...]
   Jack H. Giley   m. 1 February 1959   Marguerite Ames

documentation and notes

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Stephen M. Gilley
   (son of Benjamin Gilley and Abigail C. Manchester)
   b. 29 April 1829   Maine
   m. Cordelia S. Cousins
            b. 2 December 1833
            d. 24 December 1907
                  bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 28 January 1910
         bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Jennie F. Gilley   b. age 12 y., 4 m., 14 d. at death   -   d. 17 June 1872   -   bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Carrie M. Gilley   b. age 6 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Pedrick D. Gilley   b. age 4 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Wendell H. Gilley
   (son of Frank L. Gilley and Maud[e] F. Holmes)
   b. 1904   Maine
   m. 18 September 1926
         Addie Bragdon
               b. 1905
               d. 28 December 1983   Farmington, Maine
                     bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 24 April 1983   Southwest Harbor, Maine
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

child:
   Leonard B. Gilley   b. Ellsworth, Maine

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William Gilley
   (son of [...])
   m. Eunice Bunker
            d. [...]
                  bur. Gilley Burying Ground
   d. [...]
         bur. Gilley Burying Ground

children:
   William Gilley Jr.   b. age 90 y. at death   -   m. Hannah Boynton Lurvey   -   d. 17 September 1872   -   bur. Stanley Cemetery   Great Cranberry Island, Cranberry Isles, Maine
   Benjamin Gilley   b. age 78 y., 2 mn., 29 d. at death   Maine   -   m. Abigail C. Manchester   -   d. 9 September 1875   -   bur. Gilley Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine

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William Gilley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 45 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Phebe [...]
            b. age 45 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Melinda Gilley   b. age 17 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Charlotte Gilley   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Andrew J. Gilley   b. age 8 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Clarissa Gilley   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Sarah Elizabeth Gilley   b. age 4 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John H. Gilley   b. age 2 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Mary M. Gilley   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William Gilley Jr.
   (son of William Gilley and Eunice Bunker)
   b. age 90 y. at death
   m. 1802
         Hannah Boynton Lurvey
               (dau. of Jacob Lurvey and Hannah Boynton)
               b. 8 December 1782   Newbury, Massachusetts
               d. 24 March 1852
                  bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 17 September 1872
         bur. Stanley Cemetery   Great Cranberry Island, Cranberry Isles, Maine
 
children:
   six sons
   six daughters

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