Pension of John Gilliam | Gilliams of Virginia

Pension Application for John GILLIAM
Pension Number W5282
Updated March 18, 2016

Overview
With the application is a copy of a bond signed by John GILLIAM and William Tooley on 22 Nov 1781 for the marriage of GILLIAM to Mary Tooley, both of Albemarle County. A typed summary states that Mary Tooley was the daughter of William Tooley. A letter from the pension office dated 1 Dec 1860 refers to “four children of John GILLIAM.”



State of Virginia}
Amherst County} S. S.

On this the seventeenth day of January eighteen hundred and forty six, personally appeared before me Elliott Worsham a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Amherst and State of Virginia, Mary GILLIAM, a resident of the State of Virginia and County of Amherst, aged eighty-eight years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July the 7th 1838 entitled “An act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows.” That she is the widow of John GILLIAM, who was a soldier in the War of the Revolution, and that he enlisted from the State of Virginia and County of Buckingham under Captain Charles Patterson, and the he served under Captain Samuel Cabell, in [Gen. Daniel] Morgan’s Corps of Riflemen, and that Captain Samuel Cabell commanded in the same, and that he belonged or served in the fifth Regiment, and that she has frequently heard him speak of being engaged in battles of Trenton [26 Dec 1776] Brandywine [11 Sep 1777] & Germantown [4 Oct 1777], and that he was in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and was principally engaged in the Northern States. She further declares that she was married to the said John GILLIAM by Parson Peasly in the County of Albemarle.



Sources
  • Southern Campaign. American Revolution Pension Statements. Pension Application of John GILLIAM: W5282. Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris. www.southerncampaign.org