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Marcus Leander Gilreath

Male 1864 - 1936  (72 years)


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  • Name Marcus Leander Gilreath  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    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 
    Died 12 Apr 1936  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    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
    Person ID I273  Main
    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  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    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  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Dec 1836  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1890  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 12, 13
    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  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     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  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
     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  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     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  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     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  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Medical):See attached sources. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S71] Bible: North Carolina, Wilkes - Marcus Leander Gilreath Family, 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 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S142] Newspaper: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro - The Journal-Patriot [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 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S806] Vital: North Carolina Vital Records, Births: 1913-Present, Deaths: 1930-Present, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for M. L. Gilreath, registration district no. 97-60, certificate no. 23, vol. 1870, page 431 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S142] Newspaper: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro - The Journal-Patriot [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 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S171] Cemetery: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro Township - Mountlawn Memorial Park, grave marker for Marcus Leander Gilreath, section H, lot 18, space 1, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 13 Jan 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      MARCUS L. GILREATH
      APR. 11, 1864
      APR. 12, 1936
      [Marcus Leander and Thenia Lavenia Hendren Gilreath were originally buried at a cemetery known as "the Baptist Cemetery," which was located at the corner of 6th and J Streets in North Wilkesboro. At some point after 1945, the cemetery became unkempt and the city decided to take it over. They renamed it the North Wilkesboro City Cemetery.

      After 1945, the bodies of Marcus Leander and Thenia Lavenia Hendren Gilreath were presumably moved north of town to the Mountlawn Memorial Park Cemetery (which opened in 1945). There is no record of the transfer, but their grave markers are in place only at Mountlawn, where their children are also buried.]

    6. [S815] North Carolina, Wilkes - 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 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S806] Vital: North Carolina Vital Records, Births: 1913-Present, Deaths: 1930-Present, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for Jennings Bryan Gilreath, registration district no. 97-60, registrar's certificate no. 9, 1964 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S268] Book: North Carolina-Alexander - Heritage of Alexander County North Carolina, Volume I - 1986, 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 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S142] Newspaper: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro - The Journal-Patriot [microfilm], (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Lunda Gilreath Rhodes, 22 Mar 1976, page 12 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S18] Marriage: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [Ancestry.com database], Ancestry.com, compiler, (www.ancestry.com), image number: 6225 (Reliability: 3).
      State of North=Carolina,}
      Wilkes County}
      Know all Men by these Presents, That we, Alexander Gilreath jr & John N Davis,- in the State aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto the State of North-Carolina, in the just and full sum of Five Hundred Pounds, current money of the State, to be paid to said State of North-Carolina; for the payment of which, well and truly be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally and firmly by these presents.
      Sealed with our Seals, and dated this 27th day of December A.D. 1836

      THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, that the above bounden hath made application for a Licence for Marriage, to be celebrated between him and Sarah Perleir of the County aforesaid: now in case it shall not hereafter appear that there is any lawful cause or impediment to obstruct said Marriage, then the above Obligation to be void-otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

      Wm Mashretter[?] Alexander Gilreath Jr {SEAL}
      Test
      Prj[?] David Dp John (his x mark) Davis [SEAL}

    11. [S223] Military: DAR Lineage Application of Helen Gathel Windsor Booth, Daughters of the American Revolution, (National Society, Washington, D. C., national no. 712071, computer code 3-076-NC, Rachel Caldwell Chapter) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S71] Bible: North Carolina, Wilkes - Marcus Leander Gilreath Family, 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" (Reliability: 3).
      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

    13. [S142] Newspaper: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro - The Journal-Patriot [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 (Reliability: 3).