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John W. Gilleylen & Margaret Conatser

                                                                           
             Research of John W. Gilleylen & Margaret Conatser             
                family of Billstown, Pike County, Arkansas                 
                                                                           
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Husband's Name   John W. Gilleylen                                         
 Born:    17 Jul 1849    Place: Monroe County, Mississippi                 
 Died:    01 Sep 1904    Place: Pike County, Arkansas                      
 Married:        1879    Place: Pike County, Arkansas                      
 Father:  James M. Gilleylen                                               
 Mother:  Eliza Feddis                                                     
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Wife's Name      Margaret Conatser                                         
 Born:    03 Mar 1859    Place: Arkansas                                   
 Died:    22 Mar 1922    Place: Pike County, Arkansas                      
 Father:  Andrew Conatser                                                  
 Mother:  Mary Ann                                                         
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Children                                                                   
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 1. Sex Name                                                               
     F  Bessie E. Gilleylen                                                
        Born:       Sep 1881    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
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 2. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Hueston Gilleylen                                                  
        Born:                   Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:                   Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
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 3. Sex Name                                                               
     F  Annie Gilleylen                                                    
        Born:                   Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
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 4. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Jesse Oakley Gilleylen                                             
        Born:    02 Mar 1886    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:    01 May 1962    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Married:                Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Spouse:  Bertha                                                    
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 5. Sex Name                                                               
     F  Mary Hittie Gilleylen                                              
        Born:       Mar 1888    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:                   Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Married: 08 Jan 1911    Place: Pike County, Arkansas (D-079)       
        Spouse:  Claude Long                                               
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 6. Sex Name                                                               
     M  William Fonzo "Fonzy" Gilleylen                                    
        Born:    27 Nov 1891    Place: Bills, Pike County, Arkansas        
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married: 08 Jan 1911    Place: Pike County, Arkansas (D-084)       
        Spouse:  Cassie Loomis                                             
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 7. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Alma Gilleylen                                                     
        Born:       Oct 1893    Place: Bills, Pike County, Arkansas        
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
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 8. Sex Name                                                               
     -  Gilleylen                                                          
        Born:                   Place: Bills, Pike County, Arkansas        
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
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 9. Sex Name                                                               
     F  Nora E. Gilleylen                                                  
        Born:       Jan 1897    Place: Bills, Pike County, Arkansas        
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married: 06 Sep 1914    Place: Pike County, Arkansas (D-547)       
        Spouse:  Ed Wilson                                                 
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10. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Joe Garrett Gilleylen                                              
        Born:    22 Dec 1898    Place: Bills, Pike County, Arkansas        
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
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11. Sex Name                                                               
     M  John Alvis Gilleylen                                               
        Born:           1901    Place: Bills, Pike County, Arkansas        
        Died:           1923    Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
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                               Biographical                                
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                            John W. Gilleylen                              
                                                                           
John W. Gilleylen, postmaster, and one of the leading merchants of Bills   
post office was born in Monroe County, Miss., July 17, 1849. His parents,  
James M. and Eliza (Feddis) Gilleylen, natives of Mississippi (the former  
born in 1818), had a family of four children, viz., Bedora C., John W.,    
Thomas B. and Nancy E. The father was engaged in agricultural pursuits     
until the breaking out of the late (Civil) war, when, in 1863, he enlisted 
in the Confederate service, under Gen. Samuel Gaston, and served until the 
close of the war, when he returned home and resumed farming, and died May  
9, 1866. Politically he was a staunch Democrat. His wife died May 9, 1857, 
a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The immediate    
subject of this sketch was education in the common country schools of his  
native State. In 18-- he emigrated from Mississippi to Arkansas, settling  
in Pike County, where he took up land and began farming. In 1879 he married
Miss Margaret Conatser, a native of Arkansas, and the fruits of this union 
have been these children, viz., Bessie E., Hueston P. (deceased), Annie,   
Hittie and Jesse O. Some time since Mr. Gilleylen entered the mercantile   
business, beginning with a capital of $500, and his capital has since      
increased to $1,000. In connection with this business he owns a fine farm  
of 250 acres, with forty acres under cultivation. He is a Master Mason,    
belonging to Pisgah Lodge No. 250, and both he and wife are members of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.                                         
                                                                           
Excerpt from biography of John W. Gilleylen, Biographical and Historical   
Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, page 327.                 
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                             Cemetery Records                              
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                            Billstown Cemetery                             
                            Billstown, Pike County, Arkansas               
                                                                           
John W. Gilleylen                                                          
Born July 17, 1849                                                         
Died Sep. 1, 1904                                                          
                                                                           
Margaret Gilleylen                                                         
Born Mar. 3, 1859                                                          
Died Mar. 22, 1922                                                         
                                                                           
Bessie Gilleylen                                                           
Born unknown                                                               
Died unknown                                                               
                                                                           
Annie Gilleylen                                                            
Born unknown                                                               
Died unknown                                                               
                                                                           
Feddis Gilleylen                                                           
Born unknown                                                               
Died unknown                                                               
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                            Delight Cemetery                               
                            Delight, Pike County, Arkansas                 
                                                                           
Oakley Gilleylen                                                           
Born Mar. 2, 1886                                                          
Died May 1, 1962                                                           
                                                                           
Bertha Gilleylen                                                           
Born Nov. 5, 1886                                                          
Died Feb. 24, 1960                                                         
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                            DeRoche Cemetery                               
                            DeRoche, Hot Spring County, Arkansas           
                                                                           
John Alvis Gilleylen                                                       
Born 1901                                                                  
Died 1923                                                                  
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                              Census Records                               
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1850 United States Federal Census                                          
Monroe County, Mississippi                                                 
                                                                           
Page No. 122                                                               
                                                                           
Schedule I - Free inhabitants in Eastern Division in the County of Monroe, 
State of Mississippi enumerated by me on the 30 day of November, 1850. J.H.
Anderson, Ass't Marshal.                                                   
                                                                           
Line 24-28 | Dwelling 833 | Family 868          R.E.          Birthplace   
                                                                           
James M. Gilleylen    31  M    Farmer           300           Tennessee    
Eliza S. Gilleylen    22  F                                   Alabama      
Bedorah E. Gilleylen   3  F                                   Mississippi  
John W. Gilleylen      1  M                                   Mississippi  
Thomas Fiddes         20  M    Laborer                        Alabama      
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
1850 United States Federal Census, M-432, Roll 378. National Archives and  
Records Administration, Washington D.C.                                    
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FamilySearch                                                               
Household Record                                                           
1880 United States Census                                                  
                                                                           
Household: John W. Gilleylen                                               
                                                                           
Name | Relation | Marital Status | Gender | Race | Age | Birthplace        
Occupation | Father's Birthplace | Mother's Birthplace                     
                                                                           
John W. GELLEYHEN    Self   M   Male    W  33  MS   Farmer         NC  NC  
Margaret GELLEYHEN   Wife   M   Female  W  22  AR   Keeping House  AL  AL  
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
Census Place: Missouri, Pike, Arkansas                                     
Family History Library Film: 1254053                                       
NA Film Number: T9-0053                                                    
Page Number: 442A                                                          
                                                                           
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Pike County, Arkansas                                                      
1900 Census | Saline Townwship                                             
Page 87A | HSD/FAM: 278/278                                                
                                                                           
Gilleylen, John        Head    W M JUL 1850 50  M 21       MS  MS  AR      
Gilleylen, Margret     Wife    W F MAY 1859 41  M 21 10-7  AR  TN  TN      
Gilleylen, Bessey      Daug    W F SEP 1881 18  S          AR  MS  AR      
Gilleylen, Jesse       Son     W M MAR 1886 14  S          AR  MS  AR      
Gilleylen, Mary        Daug    W F MAR 1888 12  S          AR  MS  AR      
Gilleylen, Fonsy       Son     W M NOV 1891  8  S          AR  MS  AR      
Gilleylen, Alma        Son     W M OCT 1893  6  S          AR  MS  AR      
Gilleylen, Nora        Daug    W F JAN 1897  3  S          AR  MS  AR      
Gilleylen, Garit       Son     W M DEC 1898  1  S          AR  MS  AR      
Kensey, Erastus        Border  W M JAN 1870 30  S          AR  MS  AR      
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Pike County, Arkansas                                                      
1910 Census | Saline Township                                              
 
William F. Gilleylen   Head     M W 18 Sgl            Ark  Miss  Ark       
Margaret M. Gilleylen  Mother   F W 51 Wid 11-8       Ark  Tenn  Tenn      
Mary H. Gilleylen      Sister   F W 22 Sgl            Ark  Miss  Ark       
Nora E. Gilleylen      Sister   F W 13 Sgl            Ark  Miss  Ark       
Joe G. Gilleylen       Brother  M W 11 Sgl            Ark  Miss  Ark       
John A. Gilleylen      Brother  M W  8 Sgl            Ark  Miss  Ark       
                                                                           
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Saline, Pike, Arkansas; Roll:   
T624_60; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 95.                               
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WorldConnect Project                                                       
Ancestors of Ira and Jeri Robinson                                         
Updated: Thu Nov 21 12:19:04 2002                                          
Contact: Jeri Robinson (jrobi01@valornet.com)                              
                                                                           
ID: I3041                                                                  
Name: John W. GILLEYLEN                                                    
Sex: M                                                                     
Reference Number: 3041                                                     
                                                                           
Marriage 1 Margaret M. CONATSER b: ABT. 1858                               
Married: 1879                                                              
                                                                           
ID: I2451                                                                  
Name: Margaret M. CONATSER                                                 
Sex: F                                                                     
Birth: ABT. 1858                                                           
                                                                           
Father: Andrew CONATSER b: 1831 in Tennessee                               
Mother: Mary Ann ? b: 1831 in Tennessee                                    
                                                                           
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 1. Margaret M. CONATSER was born ABT. 1858. She was the daughter of 2.    
    Andrew CONATSER and 3. Mary Ann ?. She married John W. GILLEYLEN 1879. 
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                       Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2                        
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 2. Andrew CONATSER was born 1831 in Tennessee, and died BEF. 1880 in      
    Arkansas. He was the son of 4. Joseph Henry CONATSER and 5. NANCY.     
                                                                           
 3. Mary Ann ? was born 1831 in Tennessee, and died BEF. 1880 in Arkansas. 
                                                                           
    Children of Mary Ann ? and Andrew CONATSER:                            
                                                                           
    Emiline CONATSER was born ABT. 1852.                                   
                                                                           
    William Andrew CONATSER was born 27 FEB 1862 in Arkansas, and died 15  
    FEB 1937. He married Leanna Elizabeth WALL ABT. 1874, daughter of ?    
    and ?. She was born 4 MAR 1854 in Arkansas, and died 24 OCT 1908 in    
    Delight, Pike Co., Arkansas.                                           
                                                                           
    Andrew J. CONATSER was born ABT. 1856.                                 
                                                                           
    Margaret M. CONATSER was born ABT. 1858. She married John W. GILLEYLEN 
    1879.                                                                  
                                                                           
    Sarah Ann CONATSER was born ABT. 1862.                                 
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                       Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3                        
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 4. Joseph Henry CONATSER was born ABT. 1791 in Tennessee, and died BEF.   
    1880 in Arkansas. He was the son of 8. Johannes Nicolaus KNORTZER and  
    9. Catherine COOPER.                                                   
                                                                           
 5. NANCY was born ABT. 1797 in Virginia, and died BEF. 1880 in Arkansas.  
                                                                           
    Children of NANCY and Joseph Henry CONATSER:                           
                                                                           
    Elizabeth CONATSER was born ABT. 1830 in Tennessee.                    
                                                                           
    Andrew CONATSER was born 1831 in Tennessee, and died BEF. 1880 in      
    Arkansas. He married Mary Ann ?. She was born 1831 in Tennessee,       
    and died BEF. 1880 in Arkansas.                                        
                                                                           
    David A. CONATSER was born ABT. 1833 in Tennessee.                     
                                                                           
    Nancy N.R. CONATSER was born ABT. 1835 in Tennessee. She married David 
    BURKETT 1854.                                                          
                                                                           
    Benjamin J. CONATSER was born ABT. 1838 in Tennessee.                  
                                                                           
    James N. CONATSER was born ABT. 1838 in Tennessee.                     
                                                                           
    Sarah Catherine CONATSER was born ABT. 1841 in Tennessee.              
                                                                           
    Henry A. CONATSER was born ABT. 1844 in Tennessee. He married Nancy    
    Ann BROCK ABT. 1855 in Pike Co., Arkansas, daughter of Moses BROCK.    
    She was born 1836 in Grainger Co., Tennessee.                          
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                       Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4                        
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 8. Johannes Nicolaus KNORTZER was born 28 JAN 1746/47 in York Co.,        
    Pennsylvania, and died BEF. 1830 in Fentress Co., Tennessee.           
                                                                           
 9. Catherine COOPER.                                                      
                                                                           
    Child of Catherine COOPER and Johannes Nicolaus KNORTZER:              
                                                                           
    Joseph Henry CONATSER was born ABT. 1791 in Tennessee, and died BEF.   
    1880 in Arkansas. He married NANCY. She was born ABT. 1797 in Virginia,
    and died BEF. 1880 in Arkansas.                                        
                                                                           
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                             Marriage Records                              
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Pike County, Arkansas                                                      
Reconstructed Marriages                                                    
1834-1895                                                                  
                                                                           
Gilleylen, John W.           Margaret Conatser                         1879
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Pike County, Arkansas                                                      
Marriages 1895-1947                                                        
                                                                           
GILLEYLEN, FONZY   21  Pike County                                         
LOOMIS, CASSIE     18  Pike County                                         
08 Jan 1911 | Book D page 084                                              
                                                                           
LONG, CLAUDE       21  Pike County                                         
GILLEYLEN, HITTIE  21  Pike County                                         
08 Jan 1911 | Book D page 079                                              
                                                                           
WILSON, ED         18  PIKE                                                
GILLEYLEN, NORA    18  PIKE                                                
06 Sep 1914 | Book D page 547                                              
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                             Military Records                              
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918                            
                                                                           
Name: Jessie Oakley Gilleylen                                              
City: Delight                                                              
County: Pike                                                               
State: Arkansas                                                            
Birth Date: 2 Mar 1886                                                     
Race: White                                                                
Roll: 1530569                                                              
Age: 32                                                                    
Occupation: Farming, Delight, Pike, Arkansas                               
Nearest Relative: Bertha Gilleylen, Delight, Pike, Arkansas                
Height/Build: Medium, Medium                                               
Color of Eyes/Hair: Gray, Black                                            
Signature: Jessie Oakley Gilleylen                                         
                                                                           
Name: William Fonzo Gilleylen                                              
City: Bills                                                                
County: Pike                                                               
State: Arkansas                                                            
Birthplace: Bills, Pike, Arkansas                                          
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1892                                                    
Race: Caucasian (White)                                                    
Roll: 1530569                                                              
Age: 25                                                                    
Occupation: Farming, Myself, Bills, Pike, Arkansas                         
Nearest Relative: Married, Child                                           
Height/Build: Medium, Medium                                               
Color of Eyes/Hair: Light Brown, Black                                     
Signature: William Fonzy Gilleylen                                         
                                                                           
Name: Joe Garrett Gilleylen                                                
City: Delight                                                              
County: Pike                                                               
State: Arkansas                                                            
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1898                                                    
Race: White                                                                
Roll: 1530569                                                              
Age: 19                                                                    
Occupation: Farming, Delight, Pike, Arkansas                               
Nearest Relative: Marguette Gilleylen, Delight, Pike, Arkansas             
Height/Build: Medium, Medium                                               
Color of Eyes/Hair: Blue, Dark Brown                                       
Signature: Joe Garrett Gilleylen                                           
                                                                           
Source Citation: Registration Location: Pike County, Arkansas; Roll:       
1530569.                                                                   
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Original data: United     
States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System     
Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives   
and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.                            
                                                                           
Description:                                                               
                                                                           
This database contains an index and images of World War I draft            
registration cards completed by approximately 24 million men living in the 
U.S. in 1917 and 1918. Information that may be found for an individual     
includes: name, place of residence, date and place of birth, race, country 
of citizenship, occupation, and employer.                                  
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U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942                           
                                                                           
Name: Jessie Oakley Gilleylen                                              
Birth Date: 2 Mar 1886                                                     
Residence: Pike, Arkansas                                                  
Birth: Pike, Arkansas                                                      
Race: White                                                                
Roll: WW2_2281295                                                          
                                                                           
Name: William Fonzy Gilleylen                                              
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1892                                                    
Residence: Pike, Arkansas                                                  
Birth: Pike, Arkansas                                                      
Race: White                                                                
Roll: WW2_2281295                                                          
                                                                           
Source Citation: Roll: WW2_2281295; Local board: Pike, Arkansas.           
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Original data: United    
States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards,    
World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records           
Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records             
Administration Region Branches.                                            
                                                                           
Description:                                                               
                                                                           
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards    
from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available    
to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy    
laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's        
registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born  
on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 
and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.               
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