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The Tilley name is amongst those early planter and early Dorchester settlers who likely came before 1633. source: Winthrop Society




Henry Tilley was born circa 1745 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He was a veteran of the American Revolution.

He and wife Elizabeth made their home in what is now Stokes County, North Carolina. They are my ancestors.

Their daughter, Sarah "Sally" Tilley married C. Anderson Allen of NC. Sally and Anderson lived in NC and then in Patrick County, Virginia. Their daughter, Elisabeth D. "Liz" Allen married Thomas Shelton in 1835, Patrick County, Virginia.

Click here to view documents, transcriptions and notes pertaining to Revolutionary War Veteran, Henry Tilley, his wife, Elizabeth and their children.

Revolutionary War Veteran NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE $23.33 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE $56.95 AMOUNT RECEIVED MAY 22, 1833 PENSION STARTED AGE 80 DIED AUGUST 14, 1833 Revolutionary War Pension file# S 7731 His wife, Elizabeth, is named in these files.
I believe that HENRY TILLEY married  Margaret Elizabeth Martin.
I believe Isaac Martin may have been her father.
Their daughter, Sarah "Sally" TILLEY married Anderson ALLEN and they moved from NC to Patrick County, Virginia.  By 1835 Anderson's children began marrying in Patrick Co VA. 
C. Anderson Allen inherited land from his father-in-law, Henry Tilley in NC.  I have  a copy Anderson Allen's estate papers from 1848 Patrick Co VA.
Martin [Martain], Isaac .(Publication 1774 Gen. note Part of index to Halifax County Wills and Administrations (1753 - 1800) Note p. 58-59. Will pro. 17 Feb. 1774. p. 67-69. Inv. & Appr. rec. 17 Mar. 1774. Will Book No. 1, 1773-1783 (Reel 36) Martin Mabe b. 1816 Stokes Co., NC - Married Lucretia Martin Patrick Co, VA on 29 Nov 1838 in Patrick Co., VA. Sur. Isaac Martin. Minister Joshua Adams. This would be either her father or brother who gave surety for Lucretia's marriage. They are mentioned in the Will of Anderson Allen, Margaret Elizabeth Martin Tilley's son-in-law who moved from NC to VA circa 1835.

Daughter of Jane Tilley Reeves: "The Story of Pocahontas Reeves Norton Witten"


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