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Lilly family

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I have quite a bit of census information (index) on Lilly/Lilley families in NC. Particularly interested in Lilly family in Wayne county, NC. Didn't originate there. But a Susan Harris married ? a Lilly, and reared a family of 3 children in Wayne County, NC (between 1830 and 1860). Know nothing about the Lilly connection, but would love any information and will be glad to share census index information I have.


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EDMU 41VA-004 (No sources)

(John 1, John 2, John 3, and Edmund Lilly 4)

EDMUND LILLY (4) was born about 1692, in (Gloucester Co.),
Virginia, and was the son of John and Dorothy (Billups) Lilly.
He married ________ FLEMMING, about 1707 to 1717.


1. Capt. Thomas Lilly (5), (in Rev. War Navy),
b. 1718-1738,
d. ____, (liv. Gloucester Co., Va.),
m. about 1739-1749,
Luck Burrel.

2. William Lilly (5),
b. 1718-1738,
d. ____, (1750's owned land in Anson Co., N.C.).

3. Mary Ann Lilly (5),
b. 1718-1738,
d. ____, (accounted for in another listing),
m. about 1739-1749,
John Sheperd.

4. John Lilly (5),
b. 1718-1738,
d. ____, Albemarle Co., Va.
(1750's owned land in Anson Co., N.C.).

5. Edmund Flemming Lilly (5),
b. 1728,
d. 1815, (Anson Co., N.C.?),
m. 1st., 1750, (at about 22 years old),
Sarah Dumas - 3 children; Frances Lilly, b. 1750, d. 1790, m.
1768, Joel McLendon; John Lilly, b. 1753 or 1755, d. 1825, m.
October 18, 1777, Eleanor Dumas; James Pleasant Lilly, b. 17__,
d. ____, m. 17__, Nancy Hendrix; and Robert Lilly, b. 17__, d.
____, m. 17__, Martha Henderson.
m. 2nd., 1760, (at about 32 years old),
________ Lightfoot - 4 children;Edmund Lilly, Jr., b. 1761,
d. 1819, m. 1792, Mary Marshall; Arminger Lilly, b. 1763, d.
____, m. 17__, Mary McCutcheon; Henry Lilly, b. 17__, d. ____;
and Betsy Lilly, b. 1787, d. 1866, m. 18__, Thomas Scarboro.
m. 3rd., 1807, (at about 79 years old?),
Elizabeth Billingsly, b. 1807, d. 1830 - 3 children;
Elizabeth Bedford Lilly, b. 1808, d. 1883, m. 18__, David
Carpenter; Sarah White Lilly, b. 18__, d. 1895, m. Walter Farr
Burns; and Mary Lilly, b. 18__, d. ____, m. 18__, William May.

Edmund Flemming Lilly (5) probably moved to Anson County, North
Carolina, in 1752.

Known children:
Frances Dumas Lilly (6) m. Joel McLendon and had a family.
James Pleasant Lilly (6) m. Nancy Hendrix.
John Benjamin Lilly m. Eleanor Dumas ans had a family.
Robert Matthew Lilly (6) m. Martha Richardson.

Edmund Lilly (4) - Sources of Information:
Husband, his marriage, and order of children 1-5 were listed
with no reference sources from Mrs. Evelyn Lilly Stewart, 400
Sunset Drive, No. I-42, Johnson City, TN 37604, (1994), "All of
this was sent to me by a lady in California.". May 13, 1994.
This family has been confused with the West Virginia branch.
John Lilly (1) was their uncle in northern France, descendants of
a Swedish Lillie family.
Compiled by C.R. Lilly (1994). (My family was from New
England.) I have been collecting references to the name for more
than 25 years. I prefer to go genealogy by land mail:
Charles Lilly, 810 Ulumalu Road, Haiku, HI 96708-5248.
(Asterisk * continued) [Estimates in parenthesis () may have
been or lived in].

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Wow! Thank you so much for the information you posted on the NC Lilly family. I do not know into which of these families, if any, my ancestress Susan Harris married. But I do very much appreciate the information.

NC Lilly

Ken Lilly (View posts)
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Glad to see someone post so much at one time. Most people put on a name, usually without dates. It is refreshing to see someone sharing.

searching for greatgrandmothers maiden name

Mitchell Lilly (View posts)
Posted: 975949918000
Hi, I'am looking for records containing information on my greatgrandmother Lillie. She married my great grandfather Adam Lewis Lilly. He was born in 1872. She was born in 1884,died1944.


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My own family was from New England.
The number one collectors and publishers
of WV LILLYS are
Ken Edna Moody
1607 Mound Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-3713
They write good letters.

LILLY's of Montgomery Co. NC

J. Steven Lilly (View posts)
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O.K., let's make a connection! MY g-g-gf was Thomas W. Lilly b. 19 JAN 1815 (dod, spouse, and place of birth/death unk.) Children: Elizabeth D. Lilly b.09 may 1848; John T. Lilly (my g-gf)b.08 OCT 1850 d.08 MAR 1920; David W. Lilly b. 13 JUL 1856; Sarah Ann Lilly b.17 Mar 1863 - d. 06 May 1894.

If anyone can make any connection to any of the above, please contact me via e-mail;

William H. Lilly (1878-1943)

Melvin C. Johnson (View posts)
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I am the historian of the Church of God Founded by Jesus Christ, inc. Headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina. I am doing research on our organizing bishop, William Henry Lilly.

He was born in Wadesboro (Anson County) North Carolina and moved to Salisbury in 1913 where he organized a church which now bears his names (Lilly's Chapel). His son Samuel moved to Harlem where he organized a church also called Lilly's Chapel.

I believe that the Lilly's that I am researching are relatives to the ones you are researching. Please contact me to share information


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My own Lilly family was from New England.
For more than 25 years, I gathered all families of the surname. In the 1980's, I helped straighten out the WV Lillys. It was thru a will in northern France. All the Anson Co., NC, Lillys are descendants of one Edmund Fleming Lilly (1728-1815). His son Edmund was born in 1761, in Anson Co. This line has been misconstrued to the brother of Robert Lilly of WV. He was a cousin. The NC Lillys go back to France thru one John Lilly (1) of York Co., VA, in the 1600's.
He was bornabout 1603/04 in (Bavay, Flanders), France. This is all documented by wills in France. Just one researcher carried it on down to NC. No one else knew the line.
Edmund Fleming Lilly is the 5th. Gen. in America.
Land Mail:
Charles Lilly
810 Ulumalu Road
Haiku, HI 96708-5248
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