items related to the Gilley Family in Surry County (N.C.)
Surry County (N.C.)
John and Rosella (Brinkley) Gilley, seen in this c1937 picture with the six eldest of their eight children, Melverine, infant Rex, Earlie, Oliver Ray, John Cecil, and Wade, lived just off Cook School Road in Westfield.
Pvt. John Gilley was wounded on Oct. 26, 1918 as the Allies crushed the Hindenburg Line. He was eventually sent to a military hospital in Florida. After he was discharged he returned to Westfield, operated a grocery and feed store before going into tobacco farming full time.
family of John William Gilley standing at theWWI War Memorial in Dobson at the Surry County Courthousefamily of John William Gilley standing at theWWI War Memorial in Dobson at the Surry County Courthouse. Left to right: Dr. John Gravitte, Robert Gravitte, Glenda Gilley Gravitte, Amanda Gravitte, Mark Gravitte, Greg Gravitte
John William Gilley photograph
soldier John William Gilley photograph taken prior to being wounded
John William Gilley article about receiving the Purple Heart medal from WWI
Gilley family file from the Carlos P. Surratt Genealogy Room at Surry Community College
Joseph Curtis "Joe" Gilley obituary