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I've been a member for a while now but got inspired watching a Genealogy TV video on YouTube about the site. My biggest roadblock, at the moment, is my maternal grandfather William Neal (Prince - could be middle name or nickname) Lilley born in 1904 in Pea Ridge Arkansas. He left my grandmother (Viola Lulu Goodwin) after the birth of my mother (Charlise Carnice Lilley) so we have no family records of him. He's pretty trackable AFTER he left - I know all about his next family and his death. I have no records of his birth, his parents - anything. Census records show that he claimed his father was born in England and his mother in South Carolina. I think he is linked to the Lilly's in West Virginia since there is one who died in Pea Ridge (James "Shady Jim" Lilly) but none of that can be sourced. Any help is appreciated.
WikiTree profile: Kyle Smith
in The Tree House by Kyle Smith G2G Crew (680 points)
edited by Kyle Smith

Perhaps you have this, could this be him?

Event Type: Census
Name: William Lilly
Sex: Male
Age: 6
Event Date: 1910
Event Place: Diamond, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States
Event Place (Original): Diamond, , Arkansas
Birth Year (Estimated): 1904
Birthplace: Arkansas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 25


Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
William Lilly Head M 42 England
Irvie Lilly Wife F 38 Arkansas
James Lilly Son M 14 Arkansas
Herman Lilly Son M 17 Arkansas
Jabez Lilly Son M 8 Arkansas
William Lilly Son M 6 Arkansas
Pansy Lilly Daughter F 3 Arkansas

Household ID: 541
Sheet Number and Letter: 25A
Affiliate Film Number: 65
Affiliate Publication Number: T624
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Digital Folder Number: 004970243
Microfilm Number: 1374078
Image Number: 00286
Indexing Batch: N03326-7

Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 August 2021), William Lilly in household of William Lilly, Diamond, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 138, sheet 25A, family 541, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 65; FHL microfilm 1,374,078.

2 Answers

+3 votes
Thanks, one person I was collaborating with thought the same. It turns out, after looking at further census and other records that is William m Lilley Jr and the father is William m Lilley sr so I don't think so. I  had him as the father for a while but further research made me think not. I'm wondering if he had a brother or something also from England
by Kyle Smith G2G Crew (680 points)
+3 votes
Welcome to Wikitree, Kyle!

There may be some local resources that could help you with your research. If you add location tags to your post you will get the attention of members with experience in those areas.

Hope that helps and good luck with your search!
by Peggy Watkins G2G6 Pilot (247k points)
Thanks! Added!

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