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Biography of Hon. Pleasant N. Gulley

HON. PLEASANT N. GULLEY. This worthy representative of a successful, thoroughgoing and industrious Missouri farmer and stockraiser came originally from Hawkins County, Tennessee, where he was born in 1824. His parents, Lewis and Jane (Rolin) Gulley, were born in the Old Carolina State about 1784 and 1786, respectively, where they were reared and married, after which they moved to Tennessee and entered land in Hawkins County, and on that land spent the rest of their lives, dying in 1849 and 1833, respectively. They were Methodists, and the father was a soldier in the War of 1812 under Gen. Jackson. He was one of six sons, all of whom were men of considerable prominence; Elder Nathan was one of the first Baptist ministers of North Carolina; Robert, Reddick and George being the only ones remembered. Their father came to this country from Wales in a very early day and settled and eventually died in the Old North State, where, by industry, good management and honesty, he had accumulated a comfortable fortune. The maternal grandparents also lived and died in North Carolina. To Lewis and Jane Gulley the following children were born: George W., who died in Illinois at the age of seventy-eight years, a blacksmith; John, who died in Hawkins County, Tennessee; Alfred is a farmer of Van Buren County, Tennessee; Pleasant N. and Wiley R. died in Texas, about 1889; Martha died in infancy and another daughter died in infancy unnamed. Pleasant N. Gulley spent his early life on his father’s farm, but was deprived of nearly all educational advantages owing to the fact that the country was new,...

Newton S. Gulley

Sergt., 55th Brigade, Batry. B, 30th Div., 113th Regt.; of Nash County; son of M. M. and Mrs. S. A. Gulley. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Washington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. Transferred to Hoboken, N. J. Sailed for France May 8, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel Drive. Was in all engagements with his Regiment. Returned to USA March 28, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7,...

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