William Riley Gilley, b. 1818, married Delilah Ann Swafford and died in Cass County, Texas, 31 July 1886,is my GGG Grandfather.
In checking Ancestry and Rootsweb, it seems to be commonly held that he is the son of John, who is the son of Charles Sr. who is the son of Francis, Sr.But his birth place is listed as Habersham County, Georgia.William Riley Gilley always put Georgia as his birthplace on each census.
My question is this:John, his father, who married Mary Kate Barger, was in Lee County, Virginia from at least 1804 to at least 1820 where a daughter was born.(Also, he has a male child on the 1820 census which could be WRG.)So, if that John is his father, he would have been born in Virginia.
Does anyone have any proof of William Riley Gilley's birthplace????