Louisa May Conley was a daughter of William M. Conley and Mary Ann Deel (whose mother was a Gibson).
The Gibson family name appears on various lists of surnames associated with the Melungeons . Most families in the Southern part of North America in some way have family roots to the Melungeons. Some call the Melungeons the " Lost People " or the "Mysterious " people of Appalachia
James Conley, father of Wm. Conley, served in the Virginia Cavalry.