Looking for information on H.B. Gilley and his wife Hancy Hall:
In History of Texas Together With A Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Lee, Travis, and Burleson Counties, Part 2, by the Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893: "Hays B. Gilley was a native of Georgia, born in the historic year of 1812; Hancy (spelled with an "H") Hall, his wife, was born in North Carolina in 1815. Both were reared in Alabama and in the town of Montgomery, that State, were married in 1834."
In the book Alabama Records Volume 238 Montgomery County, Compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud Page 53 - 54 is found:
Orphan Court Book B, page 177: Michael Auld deceased. Inventory taken 12 March 1836 at Wetumpka, Ala. (must have been a merchant) Notes belonging to estate at time of his death on 22 February 1836 included: (Page 54) Name - H. B. Gilley Residence - Dead, Bad Estate
It is possible that H.B. moved and overlooked an account and was thought to be dead.
Hays B Gilley applied for on 6 Jun 1835 and received a headright land grant in Brazoria County TX on 15 Feb 1838 as part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony in the Republic of Texas; on the application, he was listed as age 28 (?)with his wife and 2 femaale children (?); he was a carpenter and later a Methodist minister; they lived in Washington County, where all his children were born, and moved to Burleson County in the late 1860s.