Slave Births | Gilliams of Virginia

Slave Births
Updated March 6, 2016

Background
Transcribed and extracted from the "Birth Index of Slaves, 1853-1865," a project undertaken by the Works Project Administration (WPA) and published as Virginia Slave Births Index, 1853-1865, Volume 2, D-G by Heritage Press. In 2003, staff and volunteers with Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria Library began to transcribe the WPA microfilm, enter data into spreadsheets, and sort the information by slave owner's surname and given name. The Index includes: name of slave owner, infant's name, mother's name, birth date, place of birth. Entries include single births, multiple births, and stillbirths. Occasionally, both parents of an enslaved infant are identified. In rare instances, the name of a freeborn infant appears. Independent city and county names are spelled out. This index includes more than 130,000 entries.


Overview
Slave births have been sorted by county. Gilliam Informants whose given names begin with R through W were inadvertently not copied. Editorial Notes were added to help one distinguish the various Gilliams.

Sorted by County

Informant’s Given Name
Informant’s
Surname
Slave’s Name
Mother’s Name
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Editorial Notes
J M
Gilliam
Male
Gilly
Feb 1860
Appomattox
James Mathews
James M.
Gilliam
Andrew
Gillie
12 Nov 1858
Appomattox
James Mathews
Jno
Gilliam
Elijah
Nancy
Nov 1856
Appomattox
John
Jno
Gilliam
John Henry
Harriett
Mar 1855
Appomattox
John
John M
Gilliam
Andrew
Oriel
10 Nov 1859
Appomattox
John Madison
John R
Gilliam
Sarah

May 1853
Appomattox
John Richardson
John W
Gilliam
Ellenora
Emily
4 Jan 1859
Appomattox
John William
John W
Gilliam
Emeline
Emily
Jan 1862
Appomattox
John William
Martha J.
Gilliam
Alice
Sophia
Mar 1856
Appomattox
Martha Jane
Martha J.
Gilliam
George
Sophia
15 Oct 1859
Appomattox
Martha Jane
Martha J.
Gilliam
Marshall
Sophia
Oct 1856
Appomattox
Martha Jane
Mary J
Gilliam
Henrietta
Ann
Nov 1861
Appomattox
Mary J
R H
Gilliam
Frances
Kitty
Oct 1860
Appomattox
Richard H.
William A.
Gilliam
Edward
Hannah
14 Jul 1856
Botetourt
William Addison
William A.
Gilliam
Isaac
Maria
11 Jul 1859
Botetourt
William Addison
William A.
Gilliam
Martin
Mariah
20 Dec 1858
Botetourt
William Addison
William A.
Gilliam
Philip
Caroline
10 Sep 1856
Botetourt
William Addison
William W
Gilliam
Martha
Mary
14 Mar 1854
Botetourt
William Whiting
M E C
Gilliam
Booker
Susan
Oct 1860
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Stonewall Jackson (Stillborn)
Betty
8 Sep 1862
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
(Stillborn)
Sally
Jun 1858
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Male
Peggy
May 1859
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Male
Betsy
Oct 1861
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Allen
Eliza
Jun 1859
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Anthony
Lucy
1 Feb 1857
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Charles
Anne
May 1861
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Harriett
Betty
12 Jun 1861
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Jack
Tempy
May 1861
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Joe
Eliza
22 Jun 1861
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
John
Frances
Jul 1858
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Susan
Susanna
Apr 1858
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Female
Piggy
Sep 25 1860
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Male
Annie
Sep 1862
Brunswick
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
B C Jr.
Gilliam

Amy
Apr 1853
Buckingham

Col.
Gilliam
Efford
Dinah
1 Apr 1859
Buckingham
Col. Richard Holland
Col.
Gilliam
Nat
Mahala
12 Nov 1859
Buckingham
Col. Richard Holland
E J
Gilliam
Martha
Martha
17 Jun 1861
Buckingham
Edward J.
E J
Gilliam
Nelson
Maria
8 Sep 1862
Buckingham
Edward J.
E J
Gilliam
Sarah
Lucy
3 May 1861
Buckingham
Edward J.
Ed J
Gilliam
Female
Maria
15 Jun 1857
Buckingham
Edward J.
Ed J
Gilliam
Male
Rachel
15 May 1857
Buckingham
Edward J.
Edw
Gilliam
Charles
Patience
Mar 1853
Buckingham
Edward J.
Edw J
Gilliam
John
Rachel
Jul 1853
Buckingham
Edward J.
Edward
Gilliam
Male
Patience
1 May 1856
Buckingham
Edward J.
Edward J
Gilliam
Male
Maria
1 Sep 1856
Buckingham
Edward J.
E J
Gilliam
Female
Jane
11 Aug 1861
Buckingham
Edward J.
E J
Gilliam
Female
Manda
5 Sep 1860
Buckingham
Edward J.
E J
Gilliam
Male
Mary
10 Jul 1860
Buckingham
Edward J.
E J
Gilliam
Male
Eliza
15 May 1860
Buckingham
Edward J.
E J
Gilliam
Jack
Eliza
9 Jul 1861
Buckingham
Edward J.
E J
Gilliam
Lucy
Becca
8 Aug 1861
Buckingham
Edward J.
Isham
Gilliam
Ann
Judy
Mar 1853
Buckingham
Isham Richardson
Isham
Gilliam
Matthew
Judith
15 Mar 1857
Buckingham
Isham Richardson
Isham
Gilliam
Scott
Judith
1855
Buckingham
Isham Richardson
Isham R.
Gilliam
Female
Harriet
10 Aug 1861
Buckingham
Isham Richardson
Isham R.
Gilliam
Female
Judy
6 Apr 1859
Buckingham
Isham Richardson
J B
Gilliam
Nat
Lucy
Oct 1853
Buckingham
John Branch
J B
Gilliam
Sarah
Sally
Jul 1853
Buckingham
John Branch
John J
Gilliam
Eliza
Ann
15 Aug 1861
Buckingham
John Johns
John J
Gilliam
Sam
Ann
1 Aug 1861
Buckingham
John Johns
John R
Gilliam
Female
Mary
10 Jan 1862
Buckingham
John Robertson
John R
Gilliam
Female
Lucy
6 Jul 1859
Buckingham
John Robertson
John R
Gilliam
Male
Mary
15 Oct 1858
Buckingham
John Robertson
John R
Gilliam
Billy
Lucy
8 Dec 1861
Buckingham
John Robertson
John R
Gilliam
Harriet
Sally
16 Oct 1858
Buckingham
John Robertson
John R
Gilliam
Martin
Lucy
16 Aug 1857
Buckingham
John Robertson
J R
Gilliam
Susan
Betsy
15 May 1860
Buckingham
John Robertson
Martha
Gilliam
John
Patsy
6 Aug 1861
Buckingham
Martha
Martha
Gilliam
Sarah
Nancy
28 Apr 1861
Buckingham
Martha
E J, Mrs.
Gilliam
Female
Maria
9 Aug 1860
Buckingham
Mrs. Edward J (Nancy)
Curd
Gilliam
Female
Harriet
10 Aug 1861
Buckingham
Richard Curd
R H
Gilliam
Jonathan
Sally
8 May 1862
Buckingham
Richard Hollan
R H
Gilliam
Ellen
Dinah
11 Jun 1862
Buckingham
Richard Holland
Wm R
Gilliam
Bob
Mary
15 Dec 1861
Buckingham
William Richardson
Wm R
Gilliam
Henry
Mary
1 Sep 1860
Buckingham
William Richardson
Willson
Gilliam
Charles
Pat
10 Apr 1859
Buckingham
Wilson
G W
Gilliam
Rice

Dec 1861
Campbell
George Washington
G D
Gilliam
Howell

4 Mar 1856
Campbell
Glover Davenport
G D
Gilliam
John

Feb 1855
Campbell
Glover Davenport
G D
Gilliam
Lewis

Aug 1854
Campbell
Glover Davenport
G D
Gilliam
Lewis

Aug 1855
Campbell
Glover Davenport
W T
Gilliam
Mary
Margaret
12 Sep 1860
Charlotte
William T.
W T
Gilliam
Moses
Catharine
Sep 1859
Charlotte
William T.
W T (Capt)
Gilliam
Betty
Catharine
Jun 1858
Charlotte
William T.
Wm
Gilliam
Allen
Mary
Apr 1853
Charlotte
William T.
Wm
Gilliam
Paul Jones
Jane
1853
Charlotte
William T.
E S
Gilliam
Male

9 Aug 1855
Chesterfield

Jos P
Gilliam
Female

Jul 29 1858
Chesterfield
Joseph Peterson
Jos P
Gilliam
Male

7 Oct 1858
Chesterfield
Joseph Peterson
Chas W
Gilliam
Betty
Dina
12 Sep 1859
Cumberland
Charles Woodson
Chas W
Gilliam
Martha
Rebecca
10 Feb 1859
Cumberland
Charles Woodson
Ed
Gilliam
Female

4 Jun 1862
Cumberland
Edward Joseph
Ed
Gilliam
Male

24 Jul 1861
Cumberland
Edward Joseph
Ed
Gilliam
Male

9 Jun 1861
Cumberland
Edward Joseph
Ed
Gilliam
Susan
Catherine
15 Jun 1859
Cumberland
Edward Joseph
Wm M
Gilliam
Allen
Betsy
6 Nov 1853
Dinwiddie

Albinia J.
Gilliam
Carrie
Martha
Sep 1857
Dinwiddie
Albina Jacketta
John W
Gilliam
John Gilliam
Annie
16 May 1859
Dinwiddie
John William
John W
Gilliam
John Henry
Sylva
Aug 1857
Dinwiddie
John William
John W
Gilliam
Maria
Ann
17 Sep 1857
Dinwiddie
John William
J W
Gilliam
Female
Susan
8 Jun 1853
Dinwiddie
John William
J W
Gilliam
Caroline

24 Jul 1853
Dinwiddie
John William
Jos P
Gilliam
Stillborn
Martha
Jul 1856
Dinwiddie
Joseph Peterson
M E C
Gilliam
(Stillborn)

Mar 1861
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Mariah
Martha
Feb 1856
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Nancy Bell
Taylor
May 1856
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Page Mcfall
Eliza
Aug 1856
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Polk
Mary Malone
May 1856
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Susy
Eliza
Jun 1856
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Andretta
Patsy Grammer
Aug 1858
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Bettie W
Susanah
Apr 1858
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Bob Ellick
Jane
Sep 1858
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
James Alexander
Sally
Jul 1858
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Parlena Martha
Settie Sally
Oct 1858
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mary E C
Gilliam
Susie B.
Eliza
Oct 185_
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
William

Dec 1858
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Two Females

Jun 1861
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Female

Jan 1861
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Female

Aug 1861
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Female

Oct 1861
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
M E C
Gilliam
Female

Nov 1861
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Mrs.
Gilliam
Mary
Juda
7 Aug 1855
Dinwiddie
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Moses E.
Gilliam
Phill
Winny
1860
Halifax
Moses Everard
Moses E.
Gilliam
Tom
Winny
1 Oct 1858
Halifax
Moses Everard
Moses E
Gilliam
Adie

Sep 1853
Halifax
Moses Everard
Moses E
Gilliam
Martha
Violet
10 Nov 1858
Halifax
Moses Everard
Ira S
Gilliam
Ellen
Maria
Apr 1859
Louisa
Ira S.
Ira S
Gilliam
Laura Ann
Sarah
Dec 1862
Louisa
Ira S.
Jacqueline D.
Gilliam
Walker
Julia
Nov 1855
Louisa
Jacqueline D.
B C
Gilliam
Lucy
Harriet
Oct 1853
Powhatan

Catherine
Gilliam
Jimmy

May 1858
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine
Gilliam
John

Mar 1858
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Stillborn

Sep 1858
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Armistead
Isbell
Nov 1859
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Bill
Julianna
Oct 1862
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Caroline
Julianna
May 1860
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Jenny
Rachel
Aug 1860
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Jenny
Ann
May 1859
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Milly

Jul 1858
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Peter
Matilda
Dec 1859
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Randolph
Mary
Mar 1862
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Richard
Mary
Apr 1860
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Sally
Rachel
May 1862
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Washington

Mar 1858
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Washington
Mary
Dec 1859
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine E
Gilliam
Welton
Mary Patterson
Feb 1862
Powhatan
Catherine Elizabeth
Jno
Gilliam
Female
Milly
Aug 1853
Powhatan
John
Jno
Gilliam
Twin Males
Nancy
Aug 1853
Powhatan
John
R J
Gilliam
Female
Julia Ann
Summer 1855
Powhatan
Richard James
R J
Gilliam
Female
Julia Ann
Jul 1856
Powhatan
Richard James
German
Gilliam
Alice
Jenny
22 Apr 1859
Prince Edward
German
German
Gilliam
Ava
Susan
Mar 1862
Prince Edward
German
German
Gilliam
Sally

Mar 1853
Prince Edward
German
German
Gilliam
Susan
America
Jun 1862
Prince Edward
German
Isham
Gilliam
Charles
Ann
5 May 1854
Prince Edward
Isham Richardson
Isham
Gilliam
James
Betsy
9 Nov 1855
Prince Edward
Isham Richardson
Isham
Gilliam
Richard Willis
Ann
May 1856
Prince Edward
Isham Richardson
M
Gilliam
Adolphus

17 Jun 1859
Prince George
Marius
Eliza
Gilliam
Henry

Oct 1855
Prince George
Elizabeth
Eliza
Gilliam
Janet

Dec 1855
Prince George
Elizabeth
Jno
Gilliam
Columbus

Jan 1857
Prince George
John
Jno
Gilliam
Elizabeth

Dec 1857
Prince George
John
Jno
Gilliam
Ephraim

Feb 1857
Prince George
John
Louisa
Gilliam
Harriet

Aug 1859
Prince George
John
E F, Mrs.
Gilliam
Jefferson

23 Dec 1860
Richmond City
Elizabeth Fulton
Estate
Gilliam
Male
Cherry
Jan 1855
Southampton

Joseph
Gilliam
Male
Mary
Nov 1856
Southampton
Joseph
Joseph
Gilliam
Rose
Milly
Jun 1859
Southampton
Joseph
Estate
Gilliam
Ephraim
Lizza
12 Apr 1856
Sussex

Elizth
Gilliam
Fanny

1 Dec 1861
Sussex
Elizabeth
Joseph
Gilliam
Billy
Caroline
31 Mar 1858
Sussex
Joseph




Sources:
  • Virginia Slave Births Index, 1853-1865, Volume 2, D-G, by Alexandria Library, Leslie Anderson Morales, Ada Valaitis, Beverly Pierce, United States, United States. Work Projects Administration, Heritage Books, 2006.