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Robert Lilly

Posted: 25 Apr 1999 5:29PM GMT
Edited: 10 Apr 2003 5:52PM GMT
Robert Lilly born abt 1776 married Obedience Bridget Conley on 20 Apr 1801 in Monroe Co., VA (now W VA). Had a son James Lilly born abt 1826 in Logan Co., VA who married Virginia Ferrel (5 Nov 1854). Would like to know who the parents are of Robert Lilly. Since their are so many Roberts it gets confusing!

Robert Lilly

Phyllis (Whitlock) Jones (View posts)
Posted: 23 Aug 2000 4:30AM GMT
I had a great-great-great grandfather named Robert Lilly. He also was from Monroe Co. Va. now West Virginia. He Married Mahala Farley and had three children about the same time. I will find out dates and post for you. Email me if you want and I will send them that way. This is strange they were both from the same place and born same time. You can look at the family under Lottie Pearl Pack Ancestry World Tree Viewer.

Re: Robert Lilly

Posted: 16 Oct 2004 2:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
hello this is Robert Lilly you talked to a while back I live in Arkansas. I got a new computer and lost your email address. I would love to talk to you again. I have found a lot of info lately I think you might be interested in about the Lilly family.

Re: Robert Lilly

Posted: 6 Feb 2012 3:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, this is Joyce Menusan and I am not the person you have been communicating with but I think you can help me. My mother was Martha Jane Lilly (1870-1959) who married Benjamin Bell. Martha's parents were James Lilly (1825-1900)and Virginia Ferrell. James parents were Robert Lilly (1776-1868)and Obedience Conley. Robert's parents were Robert Lilly (1740-1817) and Mary Frances Moody (1745-1818).

When I look on other ancestery charts on the net, I see that Robert parents were Robert Lilly (1720-1828) and Dorothy Billups (1672-1730). I do not think this can be because Dorothy would have been 48 years old when her husband was born. I think this is where things get messed up. I am not sure of the lineage after Robert (1740-1817) and Frances Moody (1745-1818) who is of the WV family. It appears if there was another Robert Lilly, Dorothy cannot be his wife. I was born in Logan County and lived in Lincoln County for the first 16 years of my life but now I am retired and living in The Villages, FL. I am trying to get our family history down as there are quite a few of my nieces and nephews who are interested but cannot find anyone to help them. I have told them a lot but it needs to be in print and I hope you can help me. Thank you a lot.

Re: Robert Lilly

Posted: 8 Jul 2012 1:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
your family is very closely related to mine. I am realated to Robert Lilly 1776,James Lilly 1825 who married virginia ferrell, James lilly 1862 who married lula florence crum than my great grandpa was Wallace John Lilly 1889

I am stilltrying to find the parents Robert Lilly and Mary frances moody lived from 1696-1810 and 1696-1807 anyways I have a little info on Robert Lilly 1776

"Robert Lilly, of Fluvanna County, came to Montgomery while a boy, and married Miss Bridget Conley, a sister of Garland Conley, heretofore mentioned as a son-in-law of Henry Farley. In 1800 he purchased of William Ward ne [one?] of his surveys in the lower end of this county, and settled on it at or near the place where Andy Fowler now lives, near Chapmanville, in 1801. It is said that an Indian chief accompanied him from his old home in Montgomery to his new home in Logan and remained with him for some time. Lilly was the father of twelve children, six sons and six daughters. Of his sons, Thomas went wouth when a boy; Robert married married a daughter of Garland Conley; William was never married; John married a daughter of John Adkins of Kanawha and move to that county; James married a daughter of James Ferrell, and settled near the mouth of Big Creek; and Edward Bailey, who is still living, married Susan Butcher, a daughter of Joshua Butcher. Of his daughters, Elizabeth married William Thompson; Sarah married Garland B. Conley; Polly married Patton Thompson; Fannie married Simeon Payne of Cabell County; Dolly married Joseph Myer, and moved to Missouri; and Nancy died unmarried."

This is from
History of Logan County, W.Va.
by Henry Clay Ragland 1896

I can't find Robert Lilly's parents. Robert Lilly died after 1860. He was living in Logan county, West Virginia in 1860 according to the census. People say he is the son of Robert Lilly born in 1696-1810 but that is not true. According to History of Summers County, pub. 1906 by James H. Miller. Robert Lilly 1696 had 4 sons Thomas, Edmond, Robert and William. The Robert was born in 1720-1828. "Robert Lilly, one of these sons, died on Guyan River about the year 1828, at the age of 108 years" The book list all of The Original Robert sons children except Robert. So Robert Lilly 1776 might be one of his sons but according to a document I seen he refered to himself as Robert Sr. he had a son Robert jr. I can't find that document. If he refered to himself has a Sr. I don't think his Father was Robert Lilly but I am not sure.


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