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grace and experience. His widow is still
living, though well advanced in years and
feeble in health. She has been a member of
the Methodist Church for more than a half
century and is a most devout Christian
Ten children were born to Hays B. and
Hancy Gilley, as follows: John J., Henry
H., William H., Sarah, Nathan, Mary, Martha,
James A. and Anna. Of these John J.
died in the hospital at Quitman, Mississippi,
during the late war, being a member of the
Second Texas Infantry, and William II.,
who was a member of the same command,
was captured while in a hospital at Oxford,
Mississippi, and it is supposed died in a northern
prison, as he was never heard of afterward.
The eldest daughter of the family,
Sarah, was married to A. D. Gallion and
died in 1874. Nathan died in infancy. Maly
was married to J. J. Noel and died in 1884.
Martha was married to D. H. Noel and died
in 1873. Henry H. and James A. are farmers,
residing in Burleson county, and Anna
was married to T. E. Elsie and lives in north
Thomas F. Gilley, sixth son and youngest
child of Hays B. and Hancy Gilley, was born
in Washington county, Texas, June 27,
1858. His parents moving to Caldwell when
he was an infant, his boyhood and youth
were passed in this place and on a farm in
this county, where he received such educa
tional advantages as were afforded by the
schools when he was growing'up. Having
been reared mainly on the farm lie took up
farming when he began doing for himself
and until 1882 was actively engaged in agricultural
pursuits. Having always shown a
fondness for mathematics and an aptitude for
books he took up the study of book-keeping,
which he mastered and in the year last
named quit the farm and began book-keeping
for the firm of Jenkins & Jenkins, lumber
merchants of Caldwell, and has been
with them continuously since. lie retains
his farming interests, however, owning a
well-improved place of about 370 acres in
the vicinity of Hookerville, over half of
which is in cultivation, which he leases. For
ten years past Mr. Gilley has stuck closely
to business pursuits and in fact has never
held any public office, but occasionally takes
an active interest in State and local politics,
being a Democrat i" in whom there is no
variableness or shadow of turning." IIe has
also been connected with some local enterprises
and always stands ready to do his part
in fostering those interests that tend to the
general welfare of the community in which
February 24, 1892, Mr. Gilley married
Miss Samantha King, of Caldwell, a daughter
of J. M. and Mary King, and the eldest
of a family of five children. Mrs. Gilley
was born in Burleson county, December 19,
1809. Mr. and Mrs. Gilley have one child,
a boy, Thomas Sion.
@ ESSE HARRIS, deceased.-The subject
of this notice was a native of Greene
county, Georgia, where he was born in
1809. He was reared in that county and
there, December 20, 1838, married Miss
Louisa C. Rainwater, with whom he settled
on a farm and engaged in agricultural pursuits
until 1853. He then came to Texas
and located in Washington county and, putting
out at interest what money he had, engaged
in overseeing one year, when he rented
land and engaged in farming there till 1870.
He moved that year to Burleson county,
where he purchased 650 acres of land on
which he settled and began farming for him
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