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Marcus Leander Gilreath

Marcus Leander Gilreath[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1864 - 1936

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  • Born  11 Apr 1864  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Y  [4
    • His obituary states that he was born in Alexander County rather than Wilkes County. The Gilreaths lived very close to the border between Wilkes County and Alexander County and the borders have changed slightly over the years. His death certificate, completed by his widow, shows Wilkes County as the place of birth.
    Census: Federal  8 Sep 1870  , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) A. Gilreath, white male age 57, farmer, $300 real estate, $200 personal estate, born in NC, parents born in NC
      2) Sarah Gilreath, white female age 50, keeping house, born in NC
      3) John Gilreath, white male age 23, farm hand, born in NC
      4) William Gilreath, white male age 19, farm hand, born in NC
      5) James Gilreath, white male age 17, farm hand, born in NC
      6) David Gilreath, white male age 15, farm hand, born in NC
      7) Martha Gilreath, white female age 11, born in NC
      8) Marcus Gilreath, white male age 5, at home, born in NC
    Census: Federal  2 Jun 1880  , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 1) Alexander Gilreath, head, married white male age 66, farmer, born in NC, parents born in NC
      2) Sarah C. Gilreath, wife, married white female age 63, keeping house, born in NC, parents born in NC
      3) Marcus L. Gilreath, son, single white male age 16, works on farm, born in NC
      4) Q V Anderson, servant, single white female age 15, born in NC, parents born in NC
    News Article  6 Feb 1893  , Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The Landmark 
    • "Weather, Tobacco and Personal Notes from Alexander. To the Editor of The Landmark: The noted ground hog must have seen his shadow on last Thursday, for it seems that winter has set in again for another blast. The forest is blowing very politely this morning under its heavy load of ice.

      The warm, damp mornings, last week brought tobacco in order so that it could be hauled and several wagons have started to market, some to Winston and others to Statesville. It seems that tobacco is bringing very good prices and most all of our tobacco raisers are trying to get their tobacco off. Some few have burned plant beds preparatory to another crop, but the weather has been very unfavorable for out door work.

      Our esteemed citizens, Mr. J. E. Gilreath and his brother, Mr. Bud. Gilreath, with their families, are preparing to move to Texas. We hope they will meet with success in the Lone Star State. The health of this community has been very good all through the winte, and we hope it will remain so.

      C.L.M.
      Grade, N. C., Feb. 6, 1893."
    Religion  4 Sep 1884-23 Nov 1895  4240 Vashti Road, Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Bethel Baptist Church 
    • He joined by experience:
      "August 30th 1884 [at top of page - a Saturday]; Thursday, received J. F. Baker, M. L. Gilreath, W. H. Smith, J. P. Stephenson, W. E. Hendren, [?]. N. Smith, E. J. Stephenson, P. M. McCurdy, M. T. Hendren, L. P. Baker, M. L. Snow, Y. C. Chiders, S. R. Bowles, R. C. Williams and E. T. Campbell"

      He was dismissed by letter - per membership roll:
      "M. L. Gilreath Dismissed by Letter Nov 23 1895"
    Census: Federal  15 Jun 1900  , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • 1) Marcus Gilreath, head, white male age 36, married 9 years, born Apr 1864 in NC, parents born in NC, farmer, rented farm #86
      2) Thena L. Gilreath, wife, white female age 27, mother of 4 kids, all living, born Aug 1872 in NC, father born in NC, mother born in IN
      3) Lundia T. Gilreath, daughter, single white female age 8, born Jul 1891 in NC, attended school 2 months
      4) Wade H. Gilreath, son, single white male age 5, born Jun 1894 in NC
      5) Bryant J. Gilreath, son, single white male age 3, born Oct 1896 in NC
      6) Chloe V. Gilreath, daughter, single white female age 2, born Feb 1898 in NC
    Move  Between 1902 and 1906  10th Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Voter Registration List  18 Oct 1902  , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • "Marcus L. Gilreath, 38, Alexander Gilreath, NC, 10-18-[19]02"
    Census: Federal  Apr 1910  10th Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • 1) Marcus L. Gilreath, head, white male age 46, married 19 years, born in NC, parents born in NC, shoe maker, own shop, rents a house
      2) Thena L. Gilreath, wife, white female age 37, mother of 5 kids, 4 living, born in NC, father born in NC, mother born in IN
      3) Lundy T. Gilreath, daughter, single white female age 18, born in NC, sales lady, attended school
      4) Wade H. Gilreath, son, single white male age 15, born in NC, attended school
      5) Jennings B. Gilreath, son, single white male age 13, born in NC, attended school
      6) Clora V. Gilreath, daughter, single white female age 11, born in NC, attended school
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    Religion  From 13 Aug 1918 to 12 Apr 1936  510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    First Baptist Church 
    Census: Federal  25 Jan 1920  Main Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • 1) Markas L. Gilreath, head, married white male age 55, born in NC, parents born in NC, maker of shoes, owns a home
      2) Lindey T. Gilreath, daughter, married white female age 28, married, born in NC
      3) Bryan J. Gilreath, son, single white male age 23, born in NC, billing clerk for Southern Railroad
      4) Chloe V. Gilreath, daughter, married white female age 20, married, born in NC
      5) John F. Rhodes, son-in-law, married white male age 38, married, born in NC, parents born in NC, salesman for dry goods store
      6) Bessie Chloe Rhodes, daughter, single white female age 1 month, born in NC
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    Census: Federal  9 Apr 1930  B Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • 1) Marcus L. Gilreath, head, white male age 65, owns a $10,000 home and has a radio, married at age 26, born in NC, parents born in NC, proprietor of shoe repair shop, not a veteran
      2) Thena L. Gilreath, wife, white female age 57, married at age 18, born in NC, father born in NC, mother born in IN
      3) Jennings B. Gilreath, son, white male age 33, born in NC, express agent for Southern Railway, not a veteran
      4) Linda? Honda?, boarder, single white female age 22, born in NC, parents born in NC, stenographer for upholstry factory
      5) Grace Poe, boarder, single white female age 20, born in NC, parents born in NC, sales lady for 5&10 store
      6) J.A. Stenkel?, boarder, single white male age 47, born in NC, parents born in NC, shoe repairer at shoe shop, not a veteran
      7) John F. Rhodes, boarder, white male age 49, married at 37, born in NC, parents born in NC, salesman for wholesale grocery store, not a veteran
      8) Lunda T. Rhodes, boarder, white female age 38, married at 26, born in NC, parents born in NC, stenographer for wholesale grocery store
      9) Bessie C. Rhodes, boarder, single white female age 10, born in NC, parents born in NC
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    Died  12 Apr 1936  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Cause: gastric hemorrage 7 Apr 1936 (probably peptic ulcer) 
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    Obituary  13 Apr 1936  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Journal-Patriot 
    • "M. L. Gilreath Is Claimed by Death; Died Sunday Morning; Funeral Service Held Here This Afternoon
      Marcus Leander Gilreath, age 72, died at the hospital here Sunday morning following an illness of several days.
      Mr. Gilreath was born in Alexander county, a son of the late Rev. Alexander and Sarah Gilreath. When a young man he was engaged in carpenter work and in business as a contractor, later establishing a shoe repair shop which he operated for many years here. He was a member of the First Baptist church here and was highly esteemed by the people of the city.
      He was married to Miss Louvenna Hendren, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Rhodes, of this city, and Mrs. T. K. Thomas, of Woodhaven, Long Island, N. Y., and one son, Bryan Gilreath, of this city. Two children, Wade Hampton and Della Matilda Gilreath preceded him in death.
      Funeral service was held this afternoon at the First Baptist church and interment was in the Baptist cemetery in this city."
    Name  Bud 
    Occupation  carpenter and was in business as a contractor  [4
    Occupation  farmer, until a hunting accident left his crippled in one leg. After that, he moved to town (North Wilkesboro) and opened a cobblers shop. 
    Occupation  operator of a shoe repair shop on Main Street  [3, 4
    Buried  13 Apr 1936  Mountlawn Memorial Park, Fairplains, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • Mountlawn Cemetery
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    Notes 
    • (Medical):See attached sources. [3]
    Person ID  I273  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Rev. Alexander Gilreath, Jr.,   b. Abt 1814, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 16 Oct 1891 and 1900, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Sarah C. Parlier,   b. Abt 1817, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1883, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  27 Dec 1836  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F141  Group Sheet

    Family  Thenia Lavenia Hendren,   b. 27 Aug 1872, , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1945, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Oct 1890  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 20, 21
    Children 
     1. Lundy Tryphena Gilreath,   b. 31 Jul 1891, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1976, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Wade Hampton Gilreath,   b. 2 Jun 1894, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1918, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jennings "Bryan" Gilreath,   b. 10 Oct 1896, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1964, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Chloe Vandora Gilreath,   b. 17 Feb 1899, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1987, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Della Matilda Gilreath,   b. 28 Feb 1901, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1901, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F130  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1864 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1890 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Landmark - 6 Feb 1893 - , Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Bethel Baptist Church - 4 Sep 1884-23 Nov 1895 - 4240 Vashti Road, Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Between 1902 and 1906 - 10th Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - Apr 1910 - 10th Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - First Baptist Church - From 13 Aug 1918 to 12 Apr 1936 - 510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 25 Jan 1920 - Main Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 9 Apr 1930 - B Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: gastric hemorrage 7 Apr 1936 (probably peptic ulcer) - 12 Apr 1936 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Journal-Patriot - 13 Apr 1936 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Apr 1936 - Mountlawn Memorial Park, Fairplains, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S71] "Marcus Leander Gilreath Family Bible", Marcus Leander Gilreath, (location unknown, photocopy of the original hand-written inscription is in the possession of Gail Rich Nestor.), Marcus Leander Gilreath was born April the 11, 1864.

    2. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., marriage announcement for Bryan and Gail Gilreath, vol. XXVI, no. 103, Monday, 20 Nov 1933, page 5.

    3. [S806] North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for M. L. Gilreath, registration district no. 97-60, certificate no. 23, vol. 1870, page 431.

    4. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Marcus Leander Gilreath, vol. XXX, no. 54, Monday, 13 Apr 1936, page 1.

    5. [S171] Mountlawn Memorial Park, Fairplains (North Wilkesboro Township), Wilkes County, North Carolina, grave marker for Marcus Leander Gilreath, section H, lot 18, space 1, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 13 Jan 2004.

    6. [S815] Wilkes County, North Carolina, Delayed Birth Certificates, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Courthouse), delayed certificate of birth for Jennings Bryan Gilreath (1896), certificate no. 474, issued 20 Jul 1944.

    7. [S806] North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for Jennings Bryan Gilreath, registration district no. 97-60, registrar's certificate no. 9, 1964.

    8. [S268] The Heritage of Alexander County North Carolina, Vol. I, Sara C. Allen, editor, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Alexander County Genealogical Society in cooperation with The History Division, Hunter Publishing Company, 1986), page 251 by Helen Windsor Booth.

    9. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Lunda Gilreath Rhodes, 22 Mar 1976, page 12.

    10. [S637] 1870 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), A. Gilreath household, Brushy Mountain Township, dwelling & family 52, page 264; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M593, roll 1165.

    11. [S1737] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 987, Brushy Mountain Township, enumeration district (ED) 216, p. 147B, dwelling 12, family 12, Alexander Gilreath household, accessed 15 Jan 2011, 15 Jan 2011.

    12. [S419] "The Landmark," (Statesville, North Carolina), digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), M 071.756 Jou., article on Marcus Leander Gilreath, Thursday, 16 Feb 1893, vol. XIX, no. 29, page 1.

    13. [S749] "Bethel Baptist Church Minutes, 1838-1982," Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, on microfilm, roll MF 83-001, (Taylorsville, North Carolina: Alexander County Public Library), reception to membership of M. L. Gilreath, minutes Thursday, 4 September 1884; listed on 3rd unnumbered page of "List of male members July 25th 1862", 5 Oct 2006.

    14. [S1736] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 1224, Brushy Mountain Township, enumeration district (ED) 144, sheet 5B, dwelling 85, family 86, Marcus Gilreath household, accessed 14 Jan 2011, 14 Jan 2011.

    15. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Todd S. Priest (tspriest@charter.net) to Gail Rich Nestor on 2 Feb 2004.

    16. [S998] Wilkes County, North Carolina, "Grandfather Book", (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Courthouse), entry for Marcus L. Gilreath; citing his father, Alexander Gilreath.

    17. [S1387] 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 1135, North Wilkesboro Township, enumeration district (ED) 173, sheet 17B, dwelling 362, family 539, Marcus Leander Gilreath household, accessed 18 Jul 2008, 18 Jul 2008.

    18. [S1365] 1920 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625, roll 1329, North Wilkesboro Township, enumeration district (ED) 180, sheet 4B, dwelling 84, family 87, Markas L. Gilreath household, accessed 7/18/2008, 18 Jul 2008.

    19. [S1343] 1930 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 1728, North Wilkesboro Township, enumeration district (ED) 18, p. 10A, dwelling 172, family 191, Marcus L. Gilreath household, accessed 18 Jul 2008, 18 Jul 2008.

    20. [S71] "Marcus Leander Gilreath Family Bible", Marcus Leander Gilreath, (location unknown, photocopy of the original hand-written inscription is in the possession of Gail Rich Nestor.), "M. L. Gilreath and T. L. Hendren was married Oct. the 30th 1890".
      FAMILY RECORD
      M. L. Gilreath and
      T. L. Hendren was
      married Oct the 30th
      1896
      Marcus Leander
      Gilreath was born
      April the 17 1864
      Louvenie Gilreath
      was born August
      the 27th 1870
      Lundy Tryphena
      Gilreath was born
      July the 31st 1891
      Wade Hampton Gilreath was
      born June the 2nd 1894
      William Jennings Bryan
      Gilreath was born October
      the 10th 1896

    21. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Mrs. Venie Hendren Gilreath, vol. 40, no. 45, Thursday, 11 Oct 1945, page 1.