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GILES Family


The late Hugh Giles was the son or grandson (the latter, I think) of Colonel Hugh Giles, who played a conspicuous part as Colonel of a regiment in the war of the Revolution. He married Polly Baker, sister of "Long Billy Baker." They had ten children, and raised seven of them - their names are Catharine and Rebecca (the latter died when about three years old); Sarah and Edward died when quite young. William H. the oldest son was killed in the fight around Atlanta, GA, 28 July 1864; he belonged to the 10th South Carolina Regiment, and was a Lieutenant of him company. Abram J. Giles was also a member of the 10th South Carolina Regiment, and was captured at the fight of Missionary Ridge, and imprisoned at Rock Island for eighteen months and seven days. John B. Giles was a member of same regiment, and died in hospital at Rome, GA, in May 1863. The other two daughters were named Jeanette and Eliza Franconia.


--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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