There's a fake ancestry of the Lilly family in America that has existed for years and unfortunately has been copied and repeated for so long that it almost seems true.  It seems that nobody can identify where the Lilly family name came from before Robert Lilly.  At the end of this page, there are lots of Lilly facts that pre-date Robert Lilly although nobody can prove they are related to our Lilly heritage.  I'll gladly accept any pictures of people on this page for inclusion.  Please report any error so I can correct it.

History of the Lilly Name
In Reference to Dennis Scott Lilly (b.1971)

John Lilly and wife, of Gloucester County, were the parents of eight children:  (Has this been confirmed or does the family tree start at Robert Lilly born 1696???)

1. Elizabeth Lilly married Dr. Robert Phillipson of York County.
2. John Lilly
3. Edmund Lilly
4. Arminger (Armiger) Lilly 
5. Robert Lilly (born 1696)
6. Thomas Lilly
7. William Lilly 
8. Dorothy Lilly

There must be another Robert Lilly here but the documents have yet to be found to prove this.

Children of Robert Lilly and Frances Moody are:

1. Robert Lilly, Jr.
2. Polly Lilly
3. Frances Katherine (Kate) Lilly 
4. Judith (Juda) Lilly 
5. Thomas J. Lilly 
6. Edmond Lilly 
7. Mary Jane (Polly) Lilly 
8. William S. Lilly (born 1784)

Edmond Lilly married Edith (Edie) Meador in 1795.  They had eleven Children:

1. John (Snakebite) Lilly
2. Robert C. (Randall Bob) Lilly, Sr. 
3. Josiah Richard (Dickey) Lilly 
4. Joseph L. (Precher Joe) Lilly 
5. Edmond Lilly, II 
6. James W. Lilly 
7. Jonathan Lilly 
8. Elijah Naamon Lilly 
9. Tamsey Lilly 
10. Washington Kinney Lilly 
11. William D. (Dr. Bill) Lilly 

"Snakebite" Lilly married Margaret (Peggy) Meadows in 1814.  They also had eleven children:

1. Rhoda Lilly 
2. Andrew Lewis Lilly (born 1817)
3. Wilson Lilly 
4. Floyd Lilly 
5. John P. (Gentleman John) Lilly 
6. Joseph G. (Crazy Joe) Lilly 
7. Willaim Henderson (One Arm Bill) Lilly 
8. Isaac C. P. (Crazy Ike) Lilly 
9. Daniel H. Lilly 
10. Samual H. Lilly 
11. Eli Semple Lilly 

Wilson Lilly married Tabitha A. Shanklin in 1838.  They had eight children: 

1. Andrew Lewis Lilly (born 1840)

2. Willaim Perry Lilly 
3. Mary Ann Lilly 
4. Louisa Jane Lilly 
5. John H. Lilly 
6. Wilson A. Lilly 
7. Daniel Erastus Lilly 
8. Richard D. Lilly 

Ok.  Pay attention here.  This is where some funny stuff happens!  Wilson and Andrew are brothers.  Wilson has a daughter by his 2nd marriage and Andrew has a grandson who get married.  That's first cousins once removed and is a legal marriage.  We're going to split the screen here to follow both paths.

Wilson A. Lilly married Eliza Ellen Farley in 1869. She died in 1892 and Wilson married Chilnesse (Victoria) Cox four months later.  Wilson had seven children by his first marriage and four children by his second marriage.

1. Robert Lilly 
2. Mary Jane Lilly 
3. Lucinda U. Lilly 
4. Alfred Green Lilly 
5. Richard R. Lilly 
6. Minerva Ann Lilly 
7. Leona Josie Lilly 

1. Margaret Lilly 
2. Henry Lilly 
3. Ida Lilly 
4. Clowney S. Lilly 

 

Andrew Lewis Lilly (born 1840) married Elizabeth Electra Holstein in 1862.  They had twelve children.

(A special thanks to Jeff Lilly who provided the above picture of Andrew & Elizabeth Lilly & Family.  I'm not sure anyone in my family has seen a picture of Andrew before.  I'll do a better job displaying a better quality picture later.)

1. Wilton Wert Lilly
2. Laura C. Lilly 
3. Ezra Couch Lilly (b.3-12-1870 d.10-23-1959)

4. Jeanette Lurenie Lilly 
5. David H. Lilly 
6. Estal/Estel Lilly 
7. Gaston Carper Lilly 
8. Celia D. Lilly 
9. Terry D. Lilly 
10. Cora Electra Lilly 
11. Ocea/Ocia Lilly 
12. Daniel Everett Lilly 

Ezra Lilly married Lizzie J. Vest (b.8-18-1886) in 1894.  They had four children.  He was then married to Minnie True Mann (b.8-18-1886 d.9-26-1961):

They had five children together.

1. Basil Clarence Lilly
2. Est Mabel Lilly
3. Cecil Oris Lilly

1. Nora Clarice Lilly
2. Cline B. Lilly
3. Pauline Blanche Lilly
4. Emmette Wilson Lilly
5. Nelva Grace Lilly

Cecil and Margaret were married November 18, 1894 in West Virginia.  

They had three children.

1. Edward Oris Lilly (Pictured with Son, Dennis Lilly and Grandfather, Ezra Lilly, and horse, Nelle)

2. Helen L. Lilly (Pictured with husband, Jack Armstrong)

3. Evelyn Lilly (Pictured with husband, Lou Sanchez)

Edward Lilly married Nola Hall.
  
They had two children: 

1. Patricia Darlene Lilly (Pictured with Husband, Allen Belus)

2. Dennis Edward Lilly

Dennis Edward Lilly married Margaret Sraver in 1969.  And later married to Denise Ziemann. Dennis had two children by his first marriage.
 

1. Dennis Scott Lilly

2. Christopher (Skip) Ryan Lilly

Dennis Scott Lilly married Laura Brinkley in 2003.  And the next Lilly generation is due in June, 2005.

WHEW!  That was the long way to show where my family name came from!  Morgan Lilly is inheriting this history.  I thought I had better get it all down so I don't forget.  There's an equally impressive family history carrying the Brinkley name and it's all documented in a book passed down to Laura.  Plans to include the Hall, Sraver, Brinkley, and Huffmann tree someday.


Kinship of Dennis Scott Lilly

Name, Birth Date, and Relationship with Dennis Scott Lilly

Adams, Sarah Abt. 1760 Wife of the 5th great-granduncle
Adkins, Ada Feb 1888 Great-grandaunt
Adkins, Cora M. Feb 1890 Great-grandaunt
Adkins, French Jun 1893 Great-granduncle
Adkins, Lula Mae Jun 28, 1894 Great-grandmother
Adkins, Nancy 1811 4th great-grandmother
Adkins, Rosen Crantz Jun 05, 1863 2nd great-grandfather
Adkins, Serena 1831 3rd great-grandmother
Adkins, Willie R Oct 1895 Great-granduncle
Alley, Cody N. Jun 14, 1990 2nd cousin
Alley, Donnie Ray Jr. Dec 31, 1964 1st cousin once removed
Alley, Donnie Ray Sr. Aug 27, 1941 Husband of the grandaunt
Alley, Jacob E. Jun 10, 1986 2nd cousin
Alley, Jeffrey E. Feb 26, 1968 1st cousin once removed
Alley, Kristina Jan 23, 1976 1st cousin once removed
Alley, Kyle M. Dec 14, 1993 2nd cousin
Alley, Phillip M. Apr 10, 1992 2nd cousin
Alley, Seth Thomas Jun 24, 1996 2nd cousin
Alley, Susan Jan 27, 1978 1st cousin once removed
Armstrong, Christina Lynn Jun 16, 1977 2nd cousin
Armstrong, Steven Joseph Dec 01, 1974 2nd cousin
Armstrong, Steven Lawerence Apr 29, 1952 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Ball, Benjamin Abt. 1805 4th great-grandfather
Ball, Peter H. 1828 3rd great-grandfather
Ball, Shrilda Catherine Feb 14, 1862 2nd great-grandmother
Barker, Jeffry Clay Mar 06, 1973 Friend of the 2nd cousin
Belus, Alexi Ranee Jul 24, 2002 1st cousin once removed
Belus, Allen Michael Oct 18, 1943 Husband of the aunt
Belus, Deborah Michele Feb 06, 1968 1st cousin
Belus, Michael Allen Dec 13, 1969 1st cousin
Bennett, Evelyn Feb 17, 1927 Wife of the granduncle
Brinkley, Laura Apr 21, 1970 Wife
Bryant, John Albert Husband of the 2nd cousin once removed
Cadden, Jennifer Aine Nov 20, 1973 Wife of the 2nd cousin
Cantler, Kara Apr 18, 1993 2nd cousin once removed
Cantler, Paul Anthony Sep 03, 1961 Husband of the 2nd cousin
Cantler, Steven Nov 14, 1990 2nd cousin once removed
Cantrell, Agnes Sep 21, 1923 1st cousin twice removed
Cantrell, Jerome Jack 1921 1st cousin twice removed
Cantrell, Kathleen Mar 17, 1922 1st cousin twice removed
Cantrell, Roma C. Mar 26, 1893 Husband of the great-grandaunt
Cecil, Joshua 1733 6th great-grandfather
Cecil, Joshua 3rd 1808 4th great-grandfather
Cecil, Josuah Jr. 1762 5th great-grandfather
Cecil, Mary 6th great-grandmother
Cecil, Mary Elizabeth Unknown 7th great-grandmother
Cecil, Mary Melinda 1833 3rd great-grandmother
Cecil, Phillip 1692 7th great-grandfather
Childress, Jolene Mar 06, 1965 Wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Cole, Mary Ann 1821 3rd great-grandmother
Cox, Phoebe Unknown Wife of the 1st cousin twice removed
Cox, Rachel Ann 1877 Wife of the great-granduncle
Crandall, Matey Wife of the 1st cousin 6 times removed
Cummings, Jane Unknown 5th great-grandmother
Dixon, John Lee May 29, 1964 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Dr., Darien Scott Kameh Jul 11, 1969 Husband of the 1st cousin
Dufries, Denise Marie Zieman Nov 19, 1952 Wife of the father
Fukui, Chelsea Savannah Sep 23, 1993 2nd cousin once removed
Garcia, Belinda Ann Jan 09, 1963 Wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Godlewski, Heather Mae Jul 28, 2001 2nd cousin
Godlewski, Tod Apr 10, 1976 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Graham, Macie Aug 24, 1924 Wife of the granduncle
Griffith, Tonya Dec 03, 1969 Wife of the 2nd cousin
Gwinn, Jennifer Dawn Jun 18, 1973 Wife of the 2nd cousin
Hall, Aiden Jacob Sep 08, 1995 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Amy May 30, 1776 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Andrew Oct 04, 1816 3rd great-granduncle
Hall, Angela Jan 16, 1977 2nd cousin
Hall, Arlen Ray Sr. 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Arlene 1910 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Asa Jun 1758 5th great-granduncle
Hall, Asa 1792 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Banajah 1732 6th great-grandfather
Hall, Betty Lou 1935 Grandaunt
Hall, Boyd 1945 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Burl B.Jr. 1954 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Burl Benson 1921 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Carl 1916 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Catherine Apr 16, 1833 3rd great-grandaunt
Hall, Charles 1788 4th great-granduncle
Hall, Charles E. Jul 07, 1930 Granduncle
Hall, Charles E. 2nd Sep 06, 1955 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Charles E.3rd Nov 25, 1974 2nd cousin
Hall, Christina 1803 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Cindy Jan 02, 1956 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Connie Sue Oct 07, 1954 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Dallas Morgan Aug 02, 1897 Great-granduncle
Hall, Daniel Stanton Apr 08, 1978 2nd cousin
Hall, Darrell Dean Jun 08, 1947 1st cousin once removed
Hall, David May 30, 1777 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, David 1784 4th great-granduncle
Hall, Deana Marie Jan 23, 1974 2nd cousin
Hall, Diana 1947 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Donna Jean Aug 06, 1951 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Doris Ann Feb 13, 1953 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Dorsey Curtis 1913 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Edell 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Elizabeth 1787 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Elizabeth Apr 1808 3rd great-grandaunt
Hall, Elyse Katherine Sep 08, 1995 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Ernest Norman Aug 04, 1926 Granduncle
Hall, Ernest Ray Nov 04, 1963 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Ernestine 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Esta Merle Aug 20, 1920 Grandaunt
Hall, Frebourn 1781 4th great-grandfather
Hall, Frebourn Abt. 1823 3rd great-granduncle
Hall, Frebourn Asa Jul 23, 1848 2nd great-grandfather
Hall, Freda M. Jan 13, 1933 Grandaunt
Hall, Gary Sep 01, 1943 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Gary Lee Jr. Sep 01, 1975 2nd cousin
Hall, George Nigh Sep 09, 1870 Half great-granduncle
Hall, George W. 1827 3rd great-granduncle
Hall, Glenn 1948 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Glenna D. May 08, 1942 Grandaunt
Hall, Gloria Jean 1943 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Griffin Dean Mar 01, 1999 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Gwendolyn 1914 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Harry 1952 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, Henry Stanton Apr 07, 1889 Great-grandfather
Hall, Henry Stanton Jr. Nov 24, 1924 Granduncle
Hall, Ira 1845 2nd great-granduncle
Hall, Isaiah Preston Oct 09, 1879 Great-granduncle
Hall, Jackson L Abt. 1853 2nd great-granduncle
Hall, Jane Apr 04, 1818 3rd great-grandaunt
Hall, Janson Ray Jan 26, 1989 2nd cousin
Hall, Jennifer Marie Jan 09, 1973 2nd cousin
Hall, Jeremy Trey Jan 26, 1989 2nd cousin
Hall, Jermiah Dec 21, 1812 3rd great-granduncle
Hall, Jesse Mar 22, 1760 5th great-grandfather
Hall, Jesse Oct 21, 1809 3rd great-granduncle
Hall, Jesse C 1797 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Jim Abt. 1824 3rd great-granduncle
Hall, John 1794 4th great-granduncle
Hall, John 1950 2nd cousin once removed
Hall, John M 1814 3rd great-grandfather
Hall, John Norman May 10, 1982 2nd cousin
Hall, John Robert May 19, 1902 Great-granduncle
Hall, Jonathan 1789 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Jonathan Dean Oct 18, 1972 2nd cousin
Hall, Joseph Unknown 7th great-grandfather
Hall, Joshua James Nov 02, 1990 2nd cousin
Hall, Keziah Abt. 1858 2nd great-granduncle
Hall, Linda Marie Jan 16, 1949 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Lora 1919 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Louisa Abt. 1847 2nd great-grandaunt
Hall, Lucinda 1799 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Lydia 1790 4th great-grandaunt
Hall, Martha 1808 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Mary 1805 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Mary Abt. 1855 2nd great-grandaunt
Hall, Mary An Apr 01, 1820 3rd great-grandaunt
Hall, Mary Ann Unknown Wife of the 2nd great-grandfather
Hall, Mary Polly 1798 4th great-grandaunt
Hall, Mattie Grey Jan 21, 1896 Great-grandaunt
Hall, Michael May 1980 2nd cousin
Hall, Michael Thomas Apr 12, 1980 2nd cousin
Hall, Mildred 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Nancy Abt. 1821 3rd great-grandaunt
Hall, Nannie Bell Aug 20, 1892 Great-grandaunt
Hall, Nola H. Apr 12, 1922 Grandmother
Hall, Norford 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Octavia Rhoda Feb 08, 1872 Half great-grandaunt
Hall, Ona Jean 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Orvelle 1908 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Oscar Ray Mar 18, 1905 Great-granduncle
Hall, Pheba Apr 11, 1811 3rd great-grandaunt
Hall, Phoebe 1796 4th great-grandaunt
Hall, Roscoe C. Feb 22, 1895 Great-granduncle
Hall, Rosene Abt. 1825 3rd great-grandaunt
Hall, Roxie Lee Sep 05, 1885 Great-grandaunt
Hall, Roy Lee Aug 08, 1961 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Sara 1784 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Sarah Abt. 1851 2nd great-grandaunt
Hall, Susannah 1792 4th great-grandaunt
Hall, Susannah 1796 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Thomas F. Jun 24, 1928 Granduncle (A BIG "thanks" for getting me all this information!)
Hall, Thomas F.Jr. Jan 22, 1950 1st cousin once removed
Hall, Vernal Maud 1917 1st cousin twice removed
Hall, Vinson Dec 14, 1886 Great-granduncle
Hall, Walter Marcus Nov 16, 1890 Great-granduncle
Hall, William 1782 1st cousin 6 times removed
Hall, Zelphia Jane Jun 11, 1899 Great-grandaunt
Hall, Ziporah Virgie Aug 25, 1884 Great-grandaunt
Heidy, Donna Louise Mar 23, 1942 Wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Holstein, Elizabeth Unknown 3rd great-grandmother
Horn, Tonalea NIcole Apr 05, 1976 Wife of the 2nd cousin
Hosey, James Ray Joseph Jun 23, 1974 Husband of the 2nd cousin
Huff, Catherine Abt. 1760 Wife of the 5th great-grandfather
Jewell, William Jan 25, 1800 Husband of the 1st cousin 6 times removed
Johansen, Rachel Dec 07, 1975 Wife of the 2nd cousin
Jones, Shlrley Sep 12, 1938 Ex-wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Jr., John Albert Bryant 1957 3rd cousin
Kameh, Douglas Michael May 21, 1996 1st cousin once removed
Kameh, Tyler Scott Sep 14, 1994 1st cousin once removed
Kelty, Amy Elizabeth Unknown Friend of the 2nd cousin
Kincaid, Cletis Jan 23, 1931 Husband of the grandaunt
Kincaid, Shelia Jan 07, 1952 1st cousin once removed
Kincaid, Teresa Lou Dec 26, 1960 1st cousin once removed
Lilly, Andrew Unknown 3rd great-grandfather
Lilly, Cecil Oris Aug 30, 1902 Great-grandfather
Lilly, Chester Unknown Husband of the 1st cousin twice removed
Lilly, Chester Dean 1946 2nd cousin once removed
Lilly, Chilnessia Cox Unknown 2nd great-grandmother
Lilly, Christopher Ryan Sep 11, 1973 Brother
Lilly, Dennis Edward Dec 27, 1947 Father
Lilly, Dennis Scott Oct 30, 1971 Self
Lilly, Edward O Mar 14, 1924 Grandfather
Lilly, Ezra Couch Mar 12, 1870 2nd great-grandfather
Lilly, Loretta 1943 2nd cousin once removed
Lilly, Margaret Levis Oct 18, 1902 Great-grandmother
Lilly, Patricia Darlene Nov 28, 1944 Aunt
Lilly, S. O. 1887 Husband of the great-grandmother
Lilly, Wanda 1944 2nd cousin once removed
Lilly, Wilson Unknown 2nd great-grandfather
Link, Andrew Steven Apr 04, 1983 2nd cousin
Link, Brandon Christopher Sep 27, 1979 2nd cousin
Link, Steven Ray Apr 16, 1951 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Lucas, Brett May 27, 1996 2nd cousin once removed
Lucas, Cathy Lynn Jul 24, 1980 2nd cousin
Lucas, Gina Sue Sep 15, 1977 2nd cousin
Lucas, Lori Beth Mar 12, 1986 2nd cousin
Lucas, Marion Leon Mar 05, 1950 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Lyons, Robin Jun 20, 1963 Wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Mann, Minnie True Aug 18, 1886 Wife of the 2nd great-grandfather
Mapes, Douglas Unknown Ex-husband of the 2nd cousin
Mapes, Jerry John May 04, 1995 2nd cousin once removed
Mckelvy, Son 1978 2nd cousin
Mckelvy, Son 2 1980 2nd cousin
Mckelvy, Vickie Unknown 1st cousin once removed
Meadows, Mabel Unknown Wife of the great-granduncle
Meredith, Cooper Mathew Jul 29, 2004 1st cousin once removed
Meredith, Darius Edgar Brandon Feb 15, 1978 Husband of the 1st cousin
Miller, Sarah 1812 4th great-grandmother
Miller, Susanna Unknown Ex-wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Mitchell, Lucy Jane 2nd great-grandmother
Moore, Chris Nov 21, 1969 Husband of the 2nd cousin
Moore, Garrett Adkins Feb 13, 1995 2nd cousin once removed
Mummau, Cody Lee Sep 09, 1974 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Mundy, Janie Whitley Feb 05, 1951 Wife of the 1st cousin once removed
None Wife of the granduncle
O'Brien, Mary 1916 Wife of the 1st cousin twice removed
Otto, Carol Deanne May 20, 1947 Ex-wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Pack, Barbara Jean 1942 2nd cousin once removed
Pack, Drema Lynn 1953 2nd cousin once removed
Pack, Helen P 1957 2nd cousin once removed
Pack, Jack Leon 1945 2nd cousin once removed
Pack, Judy Carol 1947 2nd cousin once removed
Pack, Kenneth 1919 Husband of the 1st cousin twice removed
Pack, Kenneth Lee 1941 2nd cousin once removed
Pack, Oren P. 1940 2nd cousin once removed
Pack, Sandra 1955 2nd cousin once removed
Pack, Shelba Darlene 1948 2nd cousin once removed
Pate, Catherine 1789 4th great-grandmother
Pate, Elizabeth Wife of the 1st cousin 6 times removed
Pomeroy, Christopher Gale Jul 28, 1970 2nd cousin
Pomeroy, Kermit Gale Jun 21, 1947 Ex-husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Pomeroy, Kimberley Dawn Feb 11, 1973 2nd cousin
Reedon, Mary Unknown Wife of the 5th great-grandfather
Robertson, Deanne Carol Jul 25, 1967 2nd cousin
Robertson, Janet Lynn Apr 06, 1955 1st cousin once removed
Robertson, Joan Michele Feb 21, 1969 2nd cousin
Robertson, Joe C Jan 31, 1920 Husband of the grandaunt
Robertson, Joe C Jr. Aug 31, 1946 1st cousin once removed
Schildt, Emily Faith Dec 23, 2002 2nd cousin once removed
Schildt, James Apr 21, 1966 Husband of the 2nd cousin
Shannon, Kathleen M. May 20, 1929 Wife of the granduncle
Shelly, Sara 7th great-grandmother
Shelly, Susannah Unknown 7th great-grandmother
Smith, Bradley May 25, 1977 2nd cousin
Smith, Chloe Michelle Nov 28, 1985 2nd cousin
Smith, Christopher Dec 09, 1980 2nd cousin
Smith, Louis Nov 07, 1949 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Smith, Mary Ann Feb 13, 1950 Ex-wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Smith, Michael Ray Dec 15, 1948 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Sraver, John L. Aug 09, 1912 Grandfather
Sraver, Margaret Nov 29, 1946 Mother
Sue, Dana Feb 24, 1947 1st cousin once removed
Sweat, Ann Unknown Ex-wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Toney, Patricia Aug 12, 1932 Wife of the granduncle
Trail, Shelton C. Unknown Husband of the 1st cousin twice removed
Trail, Shelton Jr. 1950 2nd cousin once removed
Triplett, Roger Alan Nov 24, 1955 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Tucker, Ann Unknown Wife of the 1st cousin twice removed
Vanover, Mary Wife of the 1st cousin 6 times removed
Vanover, Mary 1775 Wife of the 5th great-granduncle
Vest, Lizzie J. Unknown 2nd great-grandmother
Wadrick, Eva Marie Aug 10, 1944 Wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Walter, Minnie C. Grandmother
Watts, Haley Brooke Sep 10, 1993 Daughter
Weaverling, Tammy Sue Sep 09, 1972 Wife of the 1st cousin
Wells, Thelma Unknown Wife of the great-granduncle
Wilber, Phoebe 1760 5th great-grandmother
Wilkinson, Andrew James Sep 16, 1987 2nd cousin
Wilkinson, James Clair Feb 04, 1951 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Wilkinson, William James Feb 07, 1984 2nd cousin
Williams, Bernice Wife of the 1st cousin twice removed
Williams, Edward Harold 1915 1st cousin twice removed
Williams, Gloria P. 1919 1st cousin twice removed
Williams, Helen 1916 1st cousin twice removed
Williams, Mary 1917 1st cousin twice removed
Williams, Oren May 12, 1897 Husband of the great-grandaunt
Wilson, Ferrell Husband of the 1st cousin twice removed
Wilson, Frank Harold 1933 2nd cousin once removed
Wilson, Tammy L. Jan 25, 1967 Ex-wife of the 1st cousin once removed
Worden, William Unknown 7th great-grandfather
Wyrick, Basil Mar 14, 1910 1st cousin twice removed
Wyrick, Shirley Roe 1936 2nd cousin once removed
Wyrick, Thelma 1913 1st cousin twice removed
Wyrick, William Arnold 1948 2nd cousin once removed
Wyrick, William J. 1884 Husband of the great-grandaunt
Yoder, Braden Todd Oct 15, 1997 2nd cousin once removed
Yoder, Bryce Aaron Oct 28, 1999 2nd cousin once removed
Yoder, Scott Jul 11, 1969 2nd cousin
Yoder, Todd Addison Dec 10, 1967 2nd cousin
Yoder, William E. Dec 29, 1943 Husband of the 1st cousin once removed
Zieman, Michael Sean Jun 15, 1973 Step-Brother


 

I have never seen any documentation about where the Lilly name comes from before Robert Lilly.  Here are some pieces of the Lilly puzzle from before Robert's time.  Perhaps someday we can get them connected.

 

Luke (born 1618-1628):
In 1643 and 1647, Luke Lillye was recorded in Marshfield, Massachusetts. He went to Long Island, New York, and settled near Southampton. In 1643, Luke Lillye was recorded in Marshfield Town, on a list of those able to bear arms in the Colony of New Plymouth, compiled in August, 1643, for men between the ages of 16 and 60 years old. The reference appeared in the New England Genealogical and Historical Register for the Year 1850, by Samuel G. Drake, Publisher, Boston, Massachusetts, in Volume 4, on page 259.

 

John (born 1622-1627):
John Lillie of Wethersfield, Connecticut, about whom little was known; because, early records were not kept. In 1640, he was in Wethersfield, Connecticut, with wife, Ruth, and daughters, Ruth, born in 1647, and Hannah, born in 1650. He is recorded on pages 30 as John Lilly and page 284 as Lilley in The History of Ancient Wethersfield, by Henry Stiles, pub. by The Grafton Press, New York, N.Y., 1904, Vol. 1. Page 30 is a list of "names of additional settlers, nearly all from places other than Watertown; some directly from England; most of them came between 1636 and 1640, none later than 1645."

 

George (born 1635-1638):
Typescripts have listed George Lillie of Reading, Massachusetts, England, as a son of Edward and Margaret (Warton) Lilly of London, with George born May 18, 1638, in London, and as a son of John and Mary Lilly, with John a son of John Lyly, the writer. No direct reference was provided for the connection to George Lillie in New England. History of the Hall Family listed George Lillie of Reading, Massachusetts, as a son of Edward and Margaret (Warton) Lilly, with Edward as a son of Wilhelm Ericson Lillje, and stated he was the William Lilly who died in Odiham, Hants., England, in 1532. However, they were two different persons. It listed the Anjou manuscript as the source. There were too many parents listed with no proof. Edward and Margaret (Warton) Lilly were also attributed as the English parents of Edward Lillie of Boston, and no direct reference was provided for the connection to New England. Another genealogy listed "(964) & (1996) GEORGE LILLEY, immigrant ancestor was born in 1638. The family was located in Ireland, County Antrim and in England. The name is identical to Lilley-Lilly." There were many Lilleys in Ireland and England, but no proof has been found to relate them. Another list, without sources, stated George Lillie, who married Hannah Smith, was the son of a William Lillie, who was born November 18, 1582, in England. With no name for his wife, William Lillie had children: Jane Lillie, born November 1, 1629, in England; George Lillie, no birth date; and Robert Lillie, born in 1646, in England. William Lillie was the son of a John Lillie, who was born in 1540, in England. John Lillie had children: Alexander Lillie, born January 19, 1580, in England; and William Lillie.

 

John (born 1635-1640):
There was a John Lilly lived in Charles City County, Virginia, in 1639. In 1660, John and Dorothy Lillie had a son, Israel Lillie, in Concord, Massachusetts.

 

Edward (1638-1643):
Edward Lillie, born about 1615-1616, who at the age of 19 years old was listed on board the "George, Jo: Severne Mr.", bound for Virginia at Gravesend, England, on August 21, 1635. The entry was listed in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, of The New England Historical and Genealogical, published by Samuel Drake, Publisher, Boston, Massachusetts, 1861, Volume 15, on page 144. No record of any Edward Lilly was found in Virginia for that time. The earliest Edward Lillie on record was in Boston, Massachusetts, in the middle 1600's.  Even though the May Flower sailed for Virginia, and landed in Massachusetts, in late 1620, the ships that followed had more improved navigational information and techniques and made their ports of destination with more reliability. It's possible that Edward Lillie on the George and the Edward Lillie in Boston are the same, he was not listed as Edward Lillie, until the birth of his son Samuel Lillie, in 1663. Edward Lillie of Boston, died between 1688 and 1689.
In 1663, Edward and Elizabeth Lillie had a son, Samuel Lillie, in Boston, Massachusetts; he was the first of six children. He was recorded in the Seals from the Jeffries Manuscript, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1877, Vol. 31, page 62, "Samuel Lillie, merchant of Boston. Obligation to David Jeffries and Charles Shepreeve, Boston, 25 Aug. 1709. Arms, or a fesse cotised, in chief three lilies (?). Crest, a lily (?)"  Also, Samuel Lillie was listed in American Armory by Bolton, on page 102: "Arms, a fess bet. six roundlets. Crest, a roundell." In 1685, Edward Lillie was listed as a cooper. He died in the winter of 1688-1689. Edward Lillie was the one who most closely corresponded to the description of the brother of George Lillie, in the tradition of 'two sons' that went to America. The family of Edward Lillie was listed in the book, Major John Lillie, 1755-1801, The Lillie Family of Boston, 1663-1896, by Edward Lillie Pierce, published by John Wilson and Son, University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1896. The ancestry of John Lillie (1755-1801) went back to Edward Lillie. One descendant of Edward Lillie married a descendant of George Lillie (1) of Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, George (1), George (2), Elisha (3), Elisha (4), Ezra (5), and Betsey Lillie (6). John Lillie, who married Betsey Lillie (6), was a great-great-great grandson of Edward Lillie of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. No other relation has been found. The Lillie family had an estate, Lillie's Plantation, in Saint John's, Newfoundland. Lillie's Plantation was located below Saint John's Church, on the shore of Saint John's harbour. In 1699 and 1775, Acts of Parliament prohibited aliens from using the coast of Newfoundland, to dry and cure fish. In the early day, fishermen would go ashore and dry their fish. That was how fishing plantations originated. Either Edward Lillie or his son, Samuel Lillie, was the owner of the estate in Newfoundland. The Lillie family owned the plantation for nearly a century before 1787. The ownership passed from father to son. The Lillies who went to Boston could not use their plantation for fish curing, but they could have sold or rented their estate to others. According to the book about Major John Lillie, the Lillies went from Newfoundland to Boston, Massachusetts. Their origin, before Newfoundland, was not recorded. There were many fishermen on the shores of Newfoundland, and many of them were from England. As early as 1645, there was active trading between Newfoundland and New England. In 1663, Edward Lillie lived in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1685, he was listed as a cooper in Boston. A cooper made and repaired wooden casks, barrels, and tubs. Edward Lillie married Elizabeth ________, before 1663. They had six children born in Boston, Samuel Lillie, born March 20, 1663; Elizabeth Lillie, born July 6, 1666; Thomas Lillie, born January 10, 1667/68; Richard Lillie, born September 20, 1671; Edward Lillie, born after 1671; and Nathaniel Lillie, born after 1672.

 

Henry (born 1643-1648):
No information

 

Additional Lilly's:

There is a William Lilly that went to Maryland, in 1658.

 

A Humphrey Lille went to America, and lived in Maryland, in 1662.

 

A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Including Three Generations of Those who Came Before May, 1692, of the Basis of Farmer's Register, by James Savage, Boston, Mass., 1861, Vol. 3, pages 90-91: "LILLY, EDWARD, Boston, 1670, a cooper. GEORGE, Reading, m. 15 Nov. 1658, Hannah, but the rec. did not ins. surnames, had Hannah, b. 25 Oct. 1660; John, 5 Dec. 1662; beside others prob. and d. 1661. JOHN, Concord, by w. Dorothy had Israel, b. 30 July 1660. JOHN, Woburn, by w. Hannah had John, b. 3 Jun 1691; Hannah, 13 Sept. 1694; Sarah, 11 Nov. 1696; Rebecca, 9 Mar. 1699; Susanna, 13 Oct. 1702, Phebe, 21 Feb. 1705. LUKE, Marshfield 1643. SAMUEL, Boston 1686, merch. at whose grave, I suppose, in 1689, occurr. the indecent dispute about the burial serv. of wh. Increase Mather had fine acco. from his gossipp. corresp. Joshua Moody in let. of the preced. had Theophilus, bapt. 24 Aug. 1690; Samuel, 5 June 1692; Mehitable, 4 Feb. 1694; Eliz. 1 Mar. 1696; Edward, 27 Feb. 1698; and Abigail, 19 Nov. 1699. SAMUEL, Reading, freem. 1691. Oft. the name is spelled Lilley."

 

A Ruth Lilly was recorded in the Journal of John Winthrop. "1667, Ruth Lilly, 19 yrs., Hartford, sister of J. Andrews' wife." (TAG, Vol. 4, No. 1, pages 54-55) She was probably a sister of Mary Lilly who married John Andrews.

John Andrews, born about 1616, in County Essex, England, married Mary Lilly, born about 1622, and had six children, born in Farmington, (later Hartford County), Connecticut: Abraham Andrews, b. 1640; Daniel Andrews, b. 1649-1650; Joseph Andrews, b. 1651-1652; Rachel Andrews, b. about 1653-1654; Stephen Andrews. b. about 1655-1656; and Benjamin Andrews, b. 1659. John Andrews died in 1681, and Mary (Lilly) Andrews died in 1694.

In 1668, Henry Lillie was recorded as a freeman in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1676, he served as Marshall, and in 1677, he was Keeper of the Prison. In 1677, he was one of 47 persons who were granted land to be called East Greenwich, in Providence County (later Kent County).

In 1680, Henry and Ann Lillye of Old Street in London, sailed from London to Boston, Massachusetts, on the ship Unity. He was a glover. They were listed in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 33, on pages 308 and 309.

John Lillie married Anneke ________, December 9, 1685, at Trinity Church in New York City, New York. He was from old England and lived, at the time, in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. It was her third marriage and was listed in New York Marriages before 1794, published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Trinity Church Records. The will of John Lilley, a tanner of New York, with wife Anne, was proved April 8, 1691, and recorded in New York Wills, Liber 14-A, page 166, under corrected names, in Collections of the New York Historical Society, for the Year 1893, published in New York, New York, in 1894, Volume 2, page 403, and correction in Volume 16, page 401. In Tax Lists, 1695-1699, for New York City, the widow of John Lilly was taxed for two houses and etc., in the Dock Ward, on a list compiled February 1, 1697/98 and July 15, 1699, in Collections of the New York Historical Society, for the Year 1911, published in 1912, Volume 2 pages 227 and 311.

 

Many Lillie, Lilley, and Lilly families with different spellings were found in parish registers in the British Isles. The International Genealogical Index (Parish Register), listed one George Lillie in Scotland, before 1650: Scottish Church Records, listed one George Lillie in Scotland, before 1650: George Lillie, baptised 3 May 1635, in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, a son of Robert Lillie. George Lillie, baptised July 20, 1635, in Markinch, Fife, Scotland, a son of Walter Lillie. Fife was north of Edinburgh, Scotland, across the Firth of Forth.

 

One family tradition stated the grandfather of George Lillie died in France, and the father of George Lillie lived in old Scotland. 'One Lilly tradition is that our remote Ancestor died in France, during the Huguenot persecution leaving three sons who inherited a handsome property. One son removed to Ireland, another to England, and the other to Scotland; that two sons of the latter, came to America, one of which was our Ancestor, George Lillie. Narrated to the compiler (J.W. Lilly) by Mr. Jno. Booth Lillie, of Lodi, Calif., 1899, son of Turner Lillie who resided in Vermont previous to 1800.' His lineage was George (1), George (2), Elisha (3), Jonathan (4), Turner (5), Turner (6), and John Booth Lillie (7). The tradition was quoted in Lilly Genealogy, 1658-1901, by J.W. Lilly, 1901, a 5 page typescript. Julius W. Lilly (7) was the
first Lilly family genealogist and included invaluable family traditions from personal knowledge in several typescripts for Lilly families. To Members of the Lilly Family, by Julius W. Lilly, Binghamton, N.Y., 1881, 4 pages, was privately printed and distributed unbound to descendants.
Quote from the book, Landmarks of Oswego County, (New York), Family Sketches, pages 73 and 74: "Lilley, Dexter M., was born in the town of Richland, September 28, 1865. The great-grandfather of Abner Lilley was one of three brothers that came from Scotland to this country." His lineage was George (1), George (2), Elisha (3), George (4), Abner (5), Phineas (6), Alfred (7), and Dexter M. Lilley (8).

Another account stated, "George Lillie came from Scotland about 1650, and settled in Connecticut, and his descendants are traced through the eastern and middle states."


Another account stated, "George Lillie came from England, and settled in Reading, Massachusetts, in 1654, and their descendants are traced westward." Scotland could have referred to England, in general like Great Britain Island, even though it was not the United Kingdom until 1707. England was generally referred to as Great Britain from 1604, when James the Sixth of Scotland became James the First of England. There was a Lillie family which lived near Peebles, Scotland, for many centuries.

Another family tradition stated George Lillie was born in 1638, and was in the civil war in England, and went to America, when Cromwell won. However, in 1649, England became a Commonwealth governed by a Council of State, and in 1653, a Protectorate. Cromwell served the Commonwealth, as Lord Protector, from 1653 to 1658, and his son from 1658 to 1659. The monarchy was restored in 1660. The last battle fought, when Cromwell won, was the battle of Dunbar, Scotland, September 3, 1650, and ten thousand Scottish prisoners were taken. If he was one of the last Scottish prisoners, he would have been about twelve to fifteen years old, in 1650. The reference to the tradition was from New England Families, by William Cutter, 1914, in the tradition and ancestry of Dean Kellogg Lillie: "LILLIE The surname Lillie is also spelled Lilly and Lilley, and is found in England from early times, and in Ulster province Ireland, where the Scotch and English colonists settled in the reign of James I. The family in England has a coat-of-arms." "(I) George Lillie, the immigrant ancestor, was born in 1638. According to family tradition he served in the civil war in England, and came to this country after Cromwell defeated the royal forces. He may have been one of the prisoners of war that Cromwell sent to New England. He settled in the west parish of Reading, Massachusetts, near the old Sweetzer place, and was schoolmaster at Woodend, a village of Reading, in 1683." New England Families, by William Cutter, was published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, New York, 1914, in Volume 4, the Lillie family appeared on pages 1955 to 1957.  Dean Kellogg Lillie, his ancestry was George (1), Samuel (2), Samuel (3), Obadiah (4), Joseph (5), Obadiah (6), Robert (7), and Dean K. Lillie (8). Dean Kellogg Lillie, born in 1876, was the owner and manager of The Lillie Granite Company that produced monuments and tombstones for many years in Barre, Washington County, Vermont. Those were the only known references to specific Lillie family ancestry tradition.

George Lillie (1), both his marriages, and six children, with descendants, were listed in The History of Woodstock, Connecticut, Genealogies of Woodstock Families, by Clarence Bowen, published by Tuttle, Morehouse, and Taylor Company, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1943, in Volume 7, on pages 222-227. The surname was spelled Lilly in the book.

Original records proved the first three generations spelled and signed the name Lillie. The four sons of Samuel Lillie (2), Samuel Lillie, John Lillie, Jonathan Lillie, and David Lillie signed the heirs agreement of the estate of their father, with the name spelled Lillie, January 24, 1753, in Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620- 1700, compiled by Frank R. Holmes, published by The American Historical Society, Inc., 1923, page cxlix: "LILLIE, LILLY, Llille in Welsh, the place by a river or stream; from lli a stream; lle a place; llu an army, a troop; llellu, the place of the army. In The Cornish-British, lhy is a troop, a company of horsemen, and le or li a place." "Edward, a cooper at Boston, Mass., 1670. George, b. Eng., 1638, settled at Reading, Mass., before 1659. John, at Concord, Mass., about 1660. John, a resident of Woburn, Mass., 1690. Luke, at Marshfield, Mass., 1643. Samuel, merchant, at Boston, Mass., 1686."

 

The lily flower, Old English (A.D. 600-1100), lilie from Latin, lilium, and Middle English (A.D. 1100-1500), lilie, were pronounced the same as the Modern English (A.D. 1500 to present), lily. Early records have revealed many families with different spellings in diverse locations. The records of parish registers were the best examples of early and wide distribution of many variations in the spellings of surnames. Pronunciation varied less than spelling. The spellings reflected the pronunciations. The pronunciations changed with the localities. The transition of localities by one surname was common. The distinct differences between traditional pronunciations must be taken into consideration with the spellings and misspellings in the records. Lillie, Lilley, Lilly, and other double ll surnames were pronounced like the flower, lily, LIL-lee. In France, Lilli was pronounced like the word lea, twice, LEE-lee. Other surnames, that appeared to be pronounced one way, were actually pronounced a completely different way. Liley was pronounced like the words, lie and lea, LIE-lee. Lisle was pronounced like the word leal, LEE-ul, in France, and in England, like the word lie ending in ul, LIE-ul. If a change was made from one spelling to another, one pronunciation to another, or one surname to another, it would have to be proved by documentation. Spellings and pronunciations of those spellings were not reliable in the early records. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register index, on page 194, listed the following spellings for the same list of names: LILLY - Lely, Lilie, Lilley, Lillie, Lillye, Lily, Lyllye. A letter from Miss Irma A. Gould of Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1980, described the situation many researchers encountered: "The variety of spellings of the Lilly name is interesting - I lean to the belief that some of the variations are recorders' errors. In the Vital Statistics of Reading, Massachusetts, the earliest record is the marriage of George Lilly and Hannah where the name is 'Lilly' - then follow the births of his children variously listed as Lilly and Lillie, the probable grandchildren listed as Lilly, Liley, and Lille. I counted as recorded among births, marriages and deaths - 10 Lilly, 8 Lillie, 5 Liley, 2 Lille, 2 Lelly, 1 Lelley; these were within the period 1659 to 1730 so it seems probable that all were descendants of George 1."

Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, published by Alfred Mudge and Son, Boston, Mass., 1874, was composed of the transcriptions of the Town Clerk of Reading, Lilley Eaton. He spelled many of the Lillie names Lilley in the book. Lilley Eaton came from a long line of Lilley Eatons. His lineage was George Lillie 1, John Lillie 2, Phebe Lillie 3, Lilley Eaton 4, Lilley Eaton 5, Eaton Lilley 6, and Lilley Eaton 7.

 

No research has proved any relation to the Lisles, and no line of descent has been proved to the Lillie, Lilley, or Lilly surname. Certain statements were published which were apparent speculation. Genealogy of The Southern Lilly Family, from the year 1566, County of Staffordshire, England, Lilly Genealogy, 1566-1919, was a typescript written in 1919, by Julius Whiting Lilly. In it, he stated, "The name is one of great antiquity. Sirs John and Robert DeLisle or Lille, from the Castle of Lille in Normandy, France, accompanied William the Conqueror to England, and were among the survivors of his battles. These Knights were the ancestors of the Lisles and Lillys' of This country, as well as those of Great Britain, Sweden, and other countries." Foundation of a Genealogy of The Northern Lilly Family, 1640-1923, by Julius Whting Lilly, was an 8 page typescript, written in 1923. In it, he stated, "It is an established fact the Lillies and Lillys of England, Scotland, and Ireland are descended from Sirs Robert and John deLisle of Castle Lille, Normandy, France, who entered England with William the Conqueror, and were survivors of his battles." The source was probably one of the earliest and most unreliable books on family names. He quoted from it, in the 102 page typescript of Lilly-Lilley-Lillie Family History, on page i, "'Dictionary of Names of the United Kingdom' by Mark A. Lower, 1860, the following; Lill, see Lille, (1) the French town of Lille, (2) same as Lisle; Lilly, Lilley or Lillie, same as Lille, Lisle, or Lilley."

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