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George Tilley

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  • Name George Tilley 
    Born aft. 1780 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1812  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 7 Aug 1820  Wilkes County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1830  Taliaferro County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1840  Taliaferro County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Subj: Dickinson/Simms
      Date: 9/17/2002 11:23:05 PM Central Standard Time

      > I have a list of the children of Robert and Sarah Simms, although I don't know
      > how accurate my information is. I have not gone through any Coweta County
      > census materials. I welcome more information on the Simms.

      John,

      I saw the above post on one of the internet sites tonight. I am doing
      some research on my husband's Tilley family. I believe that the Sarah
      "Sallie" Simms who married George Tilley in Hancock Co. GA is one of the
      children in this family. I wonder if you would share the names you have
      with me. I am just now beginning this generation of ancestors and have
      found a good bit of info on different sites, but have no idea how correct
      any of it is.

      My husband's branch of the Tilley family came to Cherokee Co. TX about 1850
      and remained there. Thanks. . . Sue Clark

      ====================================================================================

      Subj: Re: Dickinson/Simms
      Date: 9/19/2002 10:24:40 PM Central Standard Time

      John,

      Thank you so much for sending your info to me. Normally, I have a hard
      time reading attachments because I use a Macintosh, but yours came out
      perfectly. I pretty much have the same children, but my list was given to
      me some years ago, and I am just now trying to do the research to prove some
      of the info that I have. My list shows:
      John, Susan, Elizabeth, Mary (Polly), Sarah (Sallie), Penelope, Ann,
      Brittain and Patience. "Polly" is usually a nickname for Mary and "Sally"
      for Sarah. I didn't have many birthdates on the list that I had. My
      husband's Tilley line came through George and Sallie Simms Tilley's son,
      Josiah, and his wife, Margaret Ann Foster.

      I've been going through sites on the internet looking for Simms and
      Dickinson information the past few days. That has really been interesting.
      I've not done any research in North Carolina before, and the changing names
      of counties were almost as confusing as the relationships you spoke of in
      one of your posts. I'm not sure if there were three generations of Robert
      Simms or two. . . I found quite a few mentions of Robert (Jr. if there is a
      Sr. and Robert III) in Dobbs and Wayne Co. records. Also found John and
      Rebecca Dickinson's wills. That was really a find!

      Thanks again for your help!

      Sue Clark
      jsclarktx@earthlink.net

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      Subj: Simms/Dickinson
      Date: 9/21/2002 11:19:37 AM Central Standard Time

      John,

      I can't believe what treasure you have sent me . . . and I thought
      running across a Will on one of the internet sites was a real find! I've
      been working on family history for 20 years and never have I been so
      lucky!!! Thank you so much . . .

      As I said before, the little bit of research I had on Sallie Simms and
      George Tilley was done probably 40 years ago by someone who died long ago,
      and I have just now begun trying to prove some of it because no sources were
      given. The only thing I can add is:

      > Name: Sarah "Sallie" SIMMS
      >
      > Birth: ca 1790
      > Death: 2 Jun 1846 Taliaferro Co. GA Age: 56
      > Father: Robert SIMMS III (1760-1815)
      > Mother: Sarah DICKINSON (1762-1850)
      >
      > Misc. Notes
      > Lisa Wilson is a descendant of Susan Ann and Benjamin Edwards.

      > 1: George TILLEY
      > Birth: bef 1790
      > Death: 4 Jul 1858 Taliaferro Co. GA Age: 68
      > Father: Michael TILLEY (~1750-) (Prospect only! Not proven)
      > Mother: Unknown
      >
      > Misc. Notes
      > A marriage record for George Tilley and Sallie Sims for 16 Dec 1819 in Hancock
      > Co. GA. George owned a mill of some kind with a family named Veazey. (A
      > George Tilley imported slaves in Wilkes Co. in Mar. 1818. Also George Tilley
      > on 1820 Wilkes Co. GA census. Wilkes Co. was one of the original GA counties
      > and organized in 1777. Hancock was organized in 1793 and Taliaferro in 1825.
      > Taliaferro was taken from Green, HANCOCK, Oglethorpe, Warren, and WILKES
      > counties.)
      >
      > Marriage: 16 Dec 1819 Hancock Co. GA
      > Children: Susan Ann (1820-1858) (Died in Pike/Bullock Co. AL)
      > James (Died as Infant) (1822-)
      > Josiah (1824-1896) (Died in Cherokee Co. TX)
      > John Mitchell (1826-)
      > Britton Simms (1829-1896) (Died in Cherokee Co. TX)
      > Robert (1832-1888)
      > Virginia (1833-)
      > Sarah Frances (1835-)

      I am hesitant to "look a gift-horse in the mouth," but I seem to have lost
      page 4 of what you sent either in the transmit or the expansion. . . that
      would be persons #36-43. Person #35 is Mary Emily Simms, and person #44 is
      Robert Jones, born 1820 in Hancock Co. GA. There is a page of notes between
      these two persons.

      Thanks again a 1000 times over. . . Sue Clark

      ====================================================================================

      Subj: Various
      Date: 9/21/2002 12:59:53 PM Central Standard Time

      John, a couple of other things I had meant to mention this morning. . . my
      husband's last name is Clark, but he was reared by his aunt and uncle, the
      Tilley family, after his parents divorced when he was 4 years old.

      His Tilley family line is:

      George and Sallie Tilley
      Josiah and Margaret Ann Foster Tilley
      George and Virginia Nelson Tilley
      Harry Park "Pat" Tilley
      Frank Gordon Tilley (my husband's uncle)

      Pat Tilley had one of the first Coca-Cola bottling franchises in TX, buying
      his in 1904 in Jacksonville, Cherokee Co. TX. It remained in the Tilley
      family until just a few years ago when Coca-Cola bought it back and closed
      it after about a year. So, the Tilley family did continue a GA connection
      through the years. . . Sue C
    Person ID I0426  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2015 

    Family Sarah Simms,   b. aft. 1790, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Dec 1819  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Susan Ann Tilley,   b. 07 Nov 1820, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1858, Pike County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. James Tilley,   b. 13 Sep 1822, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Josiah Tilley,   b. 10 Aug 1824, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1896, Cherokee County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +4. John Mitchell Tilley,   b. 11 Apr 1826, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1862, Garnett's Farm, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [Birth]
     5. Britton Simms Tilley,   b. 30 Nov 1827, Taliaferro County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1888, Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
     6. Robert Tilley,   b. 27 Apr 1830, Taliaferro County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1842, Taliaferro County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     7. Virginia Tilley,   b. 29 Mar 1832, Taliaferro County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Frances Tilley,   b. 06 Feb 1835, Taliaferro County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1914, Tyler, Smith, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F0163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1812 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Dec 1819 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Aug 1820 - Wilkes County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Taliaferro County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Taliaferro County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S036369] Georgia Tax Digest, 1789-1799, (Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives).

    2. [S336402] 1820 United States Federal Census, (Original data: Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.), ensus Place: Wilkes, Georgia; Page: 163; NARA Roll: M33_9; Image: 270.
      Name: George Tilley
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Wilkes, Georgia
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820

      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 [1776-94]: 1

      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1

      Slaves - Males - Under 14: 1
      Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25: 1
      Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 14: 2
      Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 1

      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 2
      Total Slaves: 6
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

    3. [S014596] 1830 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), Census Place: Taliaferro, Georgia; Series: M19; Roll: 20; Page: 354; Family History Library Film: 0007040.
      Name: George Tilly
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Taliaferro, Georgia

      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 [1826-30]: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9 [1821-1825]: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49 [1781-1790]: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69 [1761-1770]: 1

      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39 1791-1800]: 1

      Slaves - Males - Under 10: 1
      Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 4
      Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 3
      Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 2
      Slaves - Females - Under 10: 5
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 4
      Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 2

      Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total Slaves: 21
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 29


    4. [S022760] 1840 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administratio, 1840n), Census Place: District 601, Taliaferro, Georgia; Roll: 51; Page: 244; Image: 501; Family History Library Film: 0007047.
      Name: George Tilly
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): District 601, Taliaferro, Georgia

      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14 [1826-1830]: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19 [1821-1825]: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59 [1781-90]: 1

      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1

      Slaves - Males - Under 10: 3
      Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
      Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 3
      Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 1
      Slaves - Males - 55 thru 99: 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 10: 6
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 5
      Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1
      Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 2

      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 12
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total Slaves: 23
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 31

    5. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).

    6. [S012032] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    7. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    8. [S100034] Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years, Mary Gibson Jones and Lilly Reynolds, (Atlanta, Georgia: Stein Printing Co., 1928), 715.
      16 Dec 1819.