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William Gulledge (1730 - 1815)

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William Gulledge
Born in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in either Tyron County, NC or Bedford County, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Anson, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Birth: 1730, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA[1] [2]

Death: 1815; Anson County, NC

William Gulledge, the son of Edward and Alles Gulledge, was born in about 1730. This date was arrived at from the fact that William was mentioned as owning land in the Granville District of North Carolina on October 31, 1751. This is the earliest record found for William Gulledge.

In the lists of warrants for lands granted in May Court of Claims for the year 1769 by Governor Wm. Tryon, William Gulledge was granted 100 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina on the south side of Drowning Creek on May 3, 1769. Later this part of Bladen County became located in Anson County. On January 22, 1773, William was granted land in the South West portion of Drowning Creek in Anson County, North Carolina.

Marriage and Children

Barsheba Watts, (Birth: About 1755 in Bedford County, Virginia; Death date and location unknown but likely Anson County, North Carolina). Their children:

  1. Reverend Joel Gulledge, born 1770 in Drowning Creek, Anson County, North Carolina; died 1861 in Anson County, North Carolina; married (1) Zilphia Huntley Unknown in Anson County, North Carolina; born 1767 in Anson County, North Carolina; died 1856 in Anson County, North Carolina; married (2) Jerusha Ann Smith Sellers aft 1800
  2. Thomas Gulledge, b. 1776, Anson, North Carolina, d. 1840, Holmes County, Mississippi; married Hannah Vaughn
  3. Stephen Malachi Gulledge, b. 17 Aug 1777, Anson, North Carolina. #Stephen Malachi Gulledge, born August 17, 1786 in Gulledge TWP. Anson County, North Carolina; died May 08, 1848 in Anson County, North Carolina. He married Rebecca Huntley Abt. 1803 in Anson County, North Carolina.
  4. Alice Gulledge, b. 1779, USA , d. date unknown. Married Jacob Rushing
  5. William Gulledge, Jr: b. 1781, Drowning Creek, Anson County, North Carolina , d. 1849, Decatur County Tennessee
  6. Mary Francis Gulledge: b. 1 Jun 1787, Anson, North Carolina d. 1 Jun 1870, Randolph Co., Alabama. married Job Faulkner
  7. Martha Gulledge: b. 1788, Anson, North Carolina, d. Bef 1854, Anson, NC; married Joseph Seago born 1774 Anson Cty, NC died Feb. 10 1847
  8. Elijah (Eli) Gulledge: b. 1790, Anson, North Carolina d. 1870

Census Records
Census records for 1790, 1800, and 1810 show residence in Anson, North Carolina. [3] [4] [5]

Binkley-335 17:40, 26 July 2016 (EDT) Ancestry DNA Match to William Gulledge at 7th cousin level through the following path: William> Mary Frances Gulledge> William Gulledge Faulkner> Nancy Laura Faulkner> Samuel Hilliard Collins> Minerva Collins> Stella Mae Cochran> Ella McClain> (Private Match)

Binkley-335 22:05, 15 June 2016 (EDT) DNA match on Family Finder DNA, 38.83cM shared DNA Chuck Gulledge and Summer Orman


  1. Carney Family Genealogy Site
  2. Find a Grave Memorial# 82445818
  3. Year: 1800; Census Place: Fayetteville, Anson, North Carolina; Roll: 29; Page: 240; Image: 55; Family History Library Film: 337905
  4. Year: 1790; Census Place: Anson, North Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 185; Image: 448; Family History Library Film
  5. 1810; Census Place: Anson, North Carolina; Roll: 38; Page: 27; Image: 0337911; Family History Library Film: 00054

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