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 Vaden Giles

Vaden Giles

Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 25 Jul 1872 (aged 52)
Hawk Point, Lincoln County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lincoln County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 95544791 · View Source
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VADEN GILES (Our Maternal Great Great Grandfather)

VADEN GILES is the son of EPHRAIM GILES. Ephraim Giles is the son of JOHN CRISTIE GILES. John Christie Giles is likely the son of GEORGE GILES.

George Giles of Madison Heights, Virginia posted a John Christie Giles document online. The document says Minnie Giles completed extensive research on the John Christie Giles lineage.

About Vaden Giles
Vaden Giles, b June 15, 1820 in Pittsylvania Co., Va., d July 25, 1872 in Lincoln Co., Mo.

Vaden married Nancy Harper, our Maternal Great Great Grandmother, on December 30, 1841 in Lincoln County, Missouri.

Great Great Grandmother Nancy (Harper) Giles is the daughter of Jacob Harper and Elizabeth (Worsham) Harper. Jacob and Elizabeth (Worsham) Harper married on 10-17-1816 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Nancy Harper Giles died June 25, 1858 in Lincoln Co., Mo. Nancy had eight siblings. Her oldest brother, William Harper, married Martha S. Morgan, daughter of Mordecai Morgan and Katherine Turner Morgan. William was a tobacco farmer who later became a merchant in Audrain County, Missouri. Nancy also had a younger brother named John H. Harper (born 1829) who married Virginia Archer in 1855. Note about Nancy Harper's Burial: According to cousin George Giles who lives in the Lincoln County region, Nancy Harper Giles was buried on Vaden and Nancy's original farm located within a mile of Shelton Cemetery. Vaden sold that farm. There is no visible grave marker, so the location of Nancy's exact grave site on that farm is uncertain.

Note: Charles Allen Harper wrote a history of the Jacob Harper family in 1928. It includes biographical information on each of Jacob's children. This history was published in the Winter, 2011 issue of the Lincoln County, Missouri Genealogical Society Messenger Newsletter (George W. Giles, Editor and Recording Secretary)(Volume 29, Issue 1, Winter, 2011, Page 3). The document says Vaden and Nancy's original farm was located on Coon Creek, three miles east of Hawk Point.

Note about Vaden's parents Ephraim and Nancy Chattin Giles burials: According to cousin George Giles who lives in the Lincoln County region, Ephraim and Nancy Chattin Giles are buried south of Hawk Point on farmland they formerly owned where some Harpers were said to also be buried. They owned land in Lincoln County closer to the Warren County line, so they were buried on the farm. The property ownership has changed over time. There are no visible grave markers now, so the exact locations of the graves are unknown.

The census shows Vaden living in Camp Branch, Warren Co., MO in 1860, and in Clark, Warren Co., MO in 1870. The census listed his occupation as a farmer. (This info was located on the web site and was submitted to the web site by: Nancy GILES, 713 Brook Meadow Ct, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462)

About Vaden's second marriage:
Vaden later married Susan Jane Caruthers, and the 1870 census records listed Vaden's two youngest children, Mildred and William, living at home with Vaden and Susan. Vaden's occupation in the 1870 census was listed as farmer

Footnote: The Giles family lived near the former village of Linns Mill (between Hawk Point and Troy) in Lincoln County, Missouri.

Six Children of Vaden Giles and Nancy Harper Giles

MARTHA (GILES) BURGESS, (b. 2-21-1845, Lincoln Co., Mo.; d. 8-11-1916, Hawk Point, Lincoln Co., Mo.) Married Matthew H. Burgess (b 1-5-1838, d 1-16-1926). They married on October 29, 1862 in Lincoln Co., Mo. The archived obituary record for Martha noted that after she was married, she and Matthew owned a farm that was part of the Judge Knipmeyer farm south of Hawk Point. They had fourteen children, two deceased (Lydia and Thomas) and twelve living in 1916 when she passed. Other children were Mrs. Pete Yeater, Mrs. Warren Nichols of Troy, George, Erett, Moley and Mrs. George Giles of Hawk Point, Tipton and Johnnie of Jonesburg, Joe and Walter near Warrenton, Willie of Supply, OK, Mrs. Gifford Yocum of St. Louis and 32 grandchildren. The obituary also noted that at the time she passed, she had a living sister Mrs. W. Conley and two brothers Richard and Willie Giles, all of Hawk Point. (Source: Obituary for Martha E. Giles Burgess (1845-1916) Uncited clippings from the "Mattie Davis Martin Collection" of Doris Martin Jablonski, 1998. This record is archived online at

SARA (Sarah) WINIFRED GILES (b. 7-31-1847, Lincoln Co., Mo., d. 9-25-1911, Deer Park, Boone Co., Mo.) Married Bailey Anderton Homsley, October 03, 1867, Warren Co., Mo. Sarah and Bailey are the parents of Grandfather Eugene Via Homsley and siblings. Grandfather Eugene Via Homsley married Nancy Mae (Henry) Homsley. Grandfather Eugene and Grandmother Nancy Homsley are the parents of Mabel Evelyn (Homsley) Allen and siblings born in Boone County, Missouri.

MARY E. GILES SMITH (b. 10-26-1849, Lincoln Co., Mo., d. August, 1879) Married Charles H. Smith (b unknown, d 5-6-1897), son of Mary Smith. Mary and Charles were married March 10, 1870, Lincoln Co., Mo. Mary and Charles lived in Prairie Township, Lincoln, Missouri with children Lucy, Ally and Mary. The 1870 census shows them living in Clark Township, Lincoln Co., Mo. The 1870 census also showed Charles H. Smith's sister Lucy (Smith) Bowen and her husband Hopson Bowen with son Charles Bowen living in Clark Township.

RICHARD "DICK" HENRY GILES (b. 10-01-1851, Lincoln Co., Mo.; d. 9-15-1917, Hawk Point, Lincoln Co., Mo.) (Hawk Point Cemetery, Lincoln Co.); Married Mildred Frances Barley (b 4-29-1855 Troy, Mo, d. 2-9-1940) (Elmwood Cemetery, Mexico, MO). Frances is the daughter of John Barley and Frances (Bryant) Barley. Richard and Mildred were married in 1873. Nine Children of Richard and Mildred Giles:
-Emma Frances Giles (b 4-23-1875, d 4-8-1959) (Hawk Point Cemetery, Lincoln, Mo) Married George M. Gordon 10-9-1891, two later marriages to Wm. Randolph Russell and Marion Sonner.
-William "Willie E. Giles (b 5-9-1879, d 10-10-1958 (East Lawn Cemetery, Mexico, Mo) Married Rosa Sheets on 12-18-1901 in Lincoln, Mo. Second marriage to Willa Frances Owen.
-George "Pearley" Giles (b 1-31-1879, d 9-21-1967) (Hawk Point Cemetery, Hawk Point, Mo.) Married Pearl Elizabeth (Crouch) Giles on 10-28-1903.
-Abigail Dora "Abbie" Giles (b 2-23-1881 Hawk Point, Mo., d 4-15-1971 St. Louis) (Hawk Point Cemetery, Hawk Point, Mo.) Married Jim Abel 7-24-1901, Later marriage to Will Holcomb.
-Mary e. Giles (b 8-7-1883, d 10-22-1885) (Shelton Family Cemetery, Lincoln Co., Mo.)
-Captola Giles (b 7-4-1889, d 4-6-1983) (Zion Methodist Cemetery, Truxton, Mo.) Married Sam Jackson Evans 4-25-1907.
-Grace Vivian Giles (b 3-20-1893, d 8-7-1920) (Jonesburg City Cemetery, Jonesburg, Mo.) Married Wm. J. "Willie" Bryant in 1910.
-Naomi Giles (b 9-7-1898, d 3-21-1990, Mexico, Mo.)(East Lawn Cemetery, Mexico, Mo.) Married Celsus Wright Giles on 8-18-1920, Lincoln, Mo.)
-Raymond Gilbert Giles (b 12-20-1902, d 7-20-1926, Mexico, Mo.) (Elmwood Cementery, Mexico, Mo.) Married Charity E. Morgan on 9-18-1919 in Mexico, Mo.
(Source: Families of Audrain County Group Sheet, Richard Henry "Dick" Giles Family: URL:

MILDRED ANNA GILES (b. 1-7- 1854, d. 8-1-1933) (married William Henry Conley at Lincoln, MO on December 22, 1870). William Henry Conley (b 12-16-1845 Ashville, NC, d 5-30-1930, Hawk Point, Lincoln Co, MO) (son of John Spencer Conly(Connaly/Conley)and Sarah B Roper). Children of Mildred Anna(Giles)Conley and William Henry Conley:
-Mary Emma (Conley) Richardson b 7-28-1872, d 12-23-1921 (married S J Richardson)
-David Allen Conley b 2-18-1875, d 3-6-1877
-Anna Burton Conley b 1-6-1878, d 4-11-1878
-Joseph Pleasant Conley b 3-7-1879, d 10-15-1958 Troy, MO (married Nettie Erma Jones)
-Charles Otho Conley b 3-29-1883 Linns Mill, MO, d 1-15-1971 Lincoln, MO (married Luda E. Slavens)
-Daisy Gertrude Conley b 11-28-1887, d 12-1-1887
-Willie May (Conley) Schaper b 4-15-1892, d unknown (married Albert H. Schaper)
-Robert Hamilton Conley b 11-1-1895, d unknown.

WILLIAM PLEASANT GILES (b 1-7-1857; d. 8-27-1955) married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Harvey (b 1862, d 1940) Married on 1-31-1884 in Lincoln County, MO (MO Marriages 1750-1920).

About the Burial Place of Vaden's Grandfather John Christie Giles:
According to the history of the Giles Rock House written by Francis Hurt, beginning on Page 49 of the book titled 1767-1967 Eighteenth Century Landmarks of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, John Christie Giles and wife Jane are buried near the Giles Rock House on the property on which they lived for many years in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The property was later owned by the Moores and is now owned by the Parsons. The rock house still stands in its original location on the property. Genealogist Sue Stice said she and her grandmother visited the property and saw some stones that were not regular tombstones and may have been etched at one time, but none of them are decipherable. The Francis Hurt book can be purchased from Mitchell Publications at the following URL:

About Shelton cemetery
A GenWeb record of Vaden's burial at Shelton Cemetery) is online at this link:
Shelton Cemetery is nearest the former village of Linn's Mill, Missouri. It is between Hawk Point and Troy. It is near the home of Bruce and Glenda (Barley) Fitzgerald who own the surrounding property.

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