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Doc Gailey and His Sisters

Gailey Children James Dolphus Gailey Grace Amanda Gailey Nellie Mae Gailey
Children of James Newton Gailey and Eleanor Elizabeth Brock Brock Community, Parker County, Texas

My grandfather, James Dolphus "Doc" Gailey, had two younger sisters whom he adored. Grace and Nell were doted on by him and his parents and they grew up so attached to one another, their sibling love and devotion was a thing to be admired. I feel it gave all of their children and grandchildren an example to learn from and a standard to strive for. It was always such fun when the aunts came to visit. Some of you may remember that Doc and Grandma raised me so I, more often than not, call my mother's aunts my aunts, when in reality they were my great-aunts. And my sisters and I would usually go with Doc and Grandma to the aunts' houses to visit, so I find myself remembering things about them that my 1st cousins do not.
All three of Jim and Elizabeth's children were born in the Brock community of Parker …

Gaileys Go West

James Dolphus "Doc" Gailey Edna Alice Puckett Gailey Circa 1919 Parker County, Texas 
My Gailey family line is one that is dear to my heart, because my mother's father was a sweet, caring, unassuming gentleman that I loved dearly. James Dolphus Gailey, otherwise known as Doc, helped raise me and my two younger sisters from the time I was ten years old and they were six and two. I have posted articles about my immediate Gailey family here, but have not dealt with Doc's ancestry. I have a thick file on the Gaileys from Habersham, Hall County, Georgia, and guess it is time I shared some of it with you.

A few weeks ago another Gailey descendant contacted me by email after seeing my post about the Brocks, more specifically my great-grandparents, James Newton Gailey and Eleanor Elizabeth Brock. James Newton, or "Jim" as the family called him, was a "distant cousin" to her "strain of the Gailey family that settled in Eastland and Erath County, Texas.&q…