Alexander Gilreath

Male 1755 - 1853


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  • Born  15 Nov 1755  Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Misc  1836  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Type: Unknown-Begin
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    • Alexander Gilreath migrated from Bute County, NC to Wilkes County, NCwith his brother William Gilreath, Jr. and, perhaps, three Jones brothers, William, Thomas and James. After arriving in Wilkes County he became active in land transactions, making several land entries for landin what became the town of Wilkesboro, NC. He served in the Revolutionary War as a Private and a Sergeant in both North Carolina and South Carolina. He received a pension for his war service.

      He was also a tax collector, constable, justice of the peace and member of a school board for Wilkes County, North Carolina and the town ofWilkesboro. Most of his life in the county was spent in the area of Brushy Mountain near the crossroads still marked on current maps as 'Old Gilreath.'
    Reference Number  2580 
    _UID  B70504EE1B714C92B6F43F7DCFEAC5CBC7D8 
    Died  11 Nov 1853  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5823  Bennett, Harrison, and Herron Families
    Last Modified  30 Oct 2014 

    Father  William Gilreath, Sr.,   b. Abt 1730, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1795, Newberry County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Arrington,   b. Abt 1731,   d. Aft 1795, Greenville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1751  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1751  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1841  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Souther,   b. 11 Mar 1762, Culpepper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1848 
    Married  7 Jun 1781  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
     1. Mary Gilreath,   b. Abt 1782,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jeremiah Gilreath,   b. Abt 1784, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1849, Union County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Gilreath,   b. Abt 1786, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Morgan County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rhoda L. Gilreath,   b. 1788, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucy Gilreath,   b. 13 Nov 1793, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1877
     6. Larkin W. Gilreath,   b. 1796, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1855, Carroll County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James Harvey Gilreath,   b. Abt 1798, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1860, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Noah Gilreath,   b. Abt 1801, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1854
     9. Elizabeth Gilreath,   b. Abt 1806,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F1846  Group Sheet