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Gilley Shiver was born 10 Feb 1819, probably in Wilkinson County, Georgia. She was the daughter of John Jackson Shiver and Sara Ann SWILLEY.

Gilley married William Terry PRESTWOOD on 14 May 1837 in Greene County, Alabama. She was his second wife. The known children of this couple, all born in Alabama, are:

  1. Amanda Caroline, b. 23 Oct 1838, d. 25 Jan 1906. (Married John Calvin CASSADY). For more information on this line, please contact Ed Mason or Bill Cassady.
  2. Mary Thomas, b. 25 Sep 1841, d. 5 Mar 1893. (Married (1) John ETHINGTON and (2) John W. CHANCEY).
  3. Catherine Frances, b. 1 Nov 1843, d. 8 Apr 1934. (Married James Joshua SHEPARD). For more information on this line, please contact Kathryn Weatherford.
  4. Francis Marion or General, b. 22 Oct 1845, d. 13 Jul 1923. (Married Georgia Alabama BLACK).
  5. Harmon, b. 12 May 1847, d. 11 Oct 1867.
  6. Lucinda, b. 22 May 1849, d. 11 Nov 1864.
  7. John, b. May 1851, d. aft. 1910. (Married (1) Missouri HAYES and (2) Dora KYSER).
  8. Harriett M., b. 1854, d. 1946. (Married Timothy McDonald GREENE).
  9. James Austin, b. 2 Sep 1858, d. 1943. (Married Saphronia Abigail FRANKLIN).
  10. Elizabeth Nellie, b. 22 Sep 1859, d. 21 Mar 1912. (Married John Lafayette CHESSER).
  11. Victoria Missouri, b. abt 1861, d. 1888. (Married Jared Lindsey or Lynn SHIVER).

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1860 Federal Census of Haw Ridge P.O., Coffee County, Alabama
Enumeration Date: 3 Sep 1860
Page #933-4, Dwelling #1229, Family #1229

Terry PRESSWOOD 60 M Farmer $2000 $4166 Georgia
Gilley PRESSWOOD 44 F Georgia
General PRESSWOOD 15 M Florida
Harmon PRESSWOOD 14 M Alabama
Lucinda PRESSWOOD 11 F Alabama
John PRESSWOOD 9 M Alabama
Harriett PRESSWOOD 6 F Alabama
James PRESSWOOD 3 M Alabama
Elizabeth PRESSWOOD 1 F Alabama

Terry and Gilley both died of smallpox within a day of each other. Terry died on 12 Aug 1863 in Coffee County, Alabama. Gilley followed him in death on 13 Aug 1863. They are both buried in the Prestwood Cemetery near Roeton, Coffee County, Alabama.

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