Charles City Taxes | Gilliams of Virginia

Charles City County Personal Property and Land Taxes
Updated March 16, 2016


Background:

Jeffery Gilliam III, lived along Collins Run. Prior to his death Jeffery purchased 100 acres from John Minge which he immediately sold to Talbott Parrish for one dollar. Talbott Parrish, in turn, assumes the debt to Minge.

Thomas Gilliam of the Land Tax Records is Jeffery’s son. Per Wilcox vs. Pearman we know that Thomas left Charles City for Tennessee prior to 1818 and returned around 1820. He disappears from the Personal Property Tax records in 1813.

It is not known who James Gilliam is, who owned seven acres on Collins Run. It is likely James is a near relative of Jeffery as Jeffery’s son, Thomas, names a son James. It does not appear that James is Jeffrey’s brother as Jeffrey’s father’s Will does not mention a son James. It is likely he is a son of Richard, the son of Jeffrey, “the first.” James disappears from the Personal Property Tax records around 1808. His estate is listed in the Land Records in 1816.

It has a been suggested that James, above, who owned seven acres on Collins Run is Dr. James Skelton Gilliam of Prince George,
whose Will was probated 7 Nov 1814. While this is possible, James Skelton Gilliam’s Will does not mention a tract on Collins Run in Charles City County and the Gilliams and Drakes of Charles City County, VA has a long history of living along Collins Run.

On additional Gilliam of the Personal Property Tax records is John Gilliam. His first appearance is in 1794 and disappears in 1813. The identity of this John is not known, but it is believed he is the John Gilliam of the estate of Robert Drake who builds a coffin for Robert (1803). It does not appear that he is John, the grandson of Jeffrey Gilliam III, as the timeline would not be possible. Since John’s first appearance in the Tax records is in 1794, that would put his birth around 1773, a mere twenty years or so after Jeffrey Gilliam, Jr.’s birth. It has been
posited that this John is the brother of James above, both being sons of Richard. It should be noted that Thomas also named a son John.


Land Tax Records

Year
Name

Acres

Description

Explanation
Source
1805
No Gilliams





1806
No Gilliams





1807
James Gillum

7



Image 6
1808
Non extant





1809
James Gillum

7



Image 4
1810
James Gillum

7



Image 4
1811
James Gillum

7



Image 4
1812
James Gillum

7



Image 4
1813
James Gilliam

7



Image 4
1814
James Gilliam

7



Image 7
1814
Thomas Gilliam


East Run [?]


Image 7
1815
James Gilliam

7



Image 7
1815
Jeffry Gilliam

100


Conveyance from Minge
Image 7
1816
James Gilliam Est

7



Image 7
1816
Jeffry Gilliam Est

100



Image 7
1817
James Gilliam Est

7



Image 7
1818
James Gilliam Est

7



Image 5
1819
James Gilliam Est

7



Image 7
1820
James Gilliam Est

7

Collins Run


Image 7
1821
James Gilliam Est

7

Collins Run


Image 7
1822
James Gilliam Est

7

Collins Run


Image 8
1823
James Gilliam Est

7

Collins Run


Image 8
1824
James Gilliam Est

7

Collins Run


Image 8




Personal Property Taxes

Date
Name

W Males >21

W Males 16-21
W Males <21
B >16
B <16
Horses
Cattle
Source

1782

No Gilliams









1783

Non Extant









1784

No Gilliams









1785

Jeffery Gilliam

1





1
3
Image 4

1786

No Gilliams









16 Apr 1787

Jeffery Gilliam






1
6
Image 6

17 Dec 1788

Jeffery Gilliam

1





1

Image 6

15 Oct 1789

Jeffery Gilliam

2





1

Image 6

15 Feb 1790

Jeffery Gilliam

2





1

Image 6

21 May 1791

Jeffery Gilliam

2





1

Image 5

14 Jul 1792

Jeffery Gilliam

2




1
1

Image 6

14 Jun 1793

Jeffery Gilliam

3



1

1

Image 6

19 Jun 1794

Jeffery Gilliam

3



1

1

Image 6

19 Jun 1794

John Gilliam

1







Image 6

19 Mar 1795

Jeffery Gilliam

2



1

1

Image 5

19 Mar 1795

John Gilliam

1





1

Image 5

17 Mar 1796

Jeffery Gilliam

3



2

1

Image 6

17 Mar 1796

John Gilliam

1





1

Image 6

16 Mar 1797

John Gillam

1





1

Image 6

15 Jun 1797

Jeffery Gillam

2



2

1

Image 6

15 Jun 1797

Jas Gillam

1







Image 6

19 Apr 1798

Jams Gilliam

1







Image 6

17 May 1798

Jeffery Gilliam

3



2

1

Image 6

21 Jun 1798

John Gilliam

1



1

1

Image 6

23 Mar 1799

John Gilliam

1



1

2

Image 7

23 Mar 1799

James Gilliam

1







Image 7

15 May 1799

Jeffery Gilliam

3



2

1

Image 7

5 Apr 1800

John Gilliam

1



1

2

Image 6

5 Apr 1800

James Gilliam

1







Image 6

5 Apr 1800

Jeffery Gilliam

3



2

1

Image 6

11 Apr 1801

Jas Gilliam

1







Image 7

2 May 1801

Jeffry Gilliam

2



2

1

Image 7

7 May 1801

John Gilliam

1



1

3

Image 7

18 Mar 1802

John Gilliam

1



1

3

Image 6

15 Apr 1802

Jeffry Gilliam

2



2

3

Image 6

Date

Name

W Males >16

W Males 16-21
W Males <21
B >16
B >12
Horses
Cattle
Source

19 Mar 1803

John Gilliam

1





1

Image 6

19 Mar 1803

James Gilliam

1







Image 6

19 May 1803

Jeffery Gilliam

2



2
2
2

Image 6

15 May 1804

Jeffery Gilliam

2



2
2
2

Image 6

15 Mar 1804

James Gilliam

1







Image 6

21 Mar 1805

James Gilliam

1







Image 6

18 Apr 1805

Jeffery Gilliam

3



1
2
2

Image 6

17 Jul 1806

Jeffery Gilliam

2



3

3

Image 6

21 Aug 1806

James Gilliam

1







Image 7

2 May 1807

James Gillum

I







Image 6

23 May 1807

Jeffery Gillum

3



3

3

Image 6

1808

Non Extant








Image 6

16 Mar 1809

Jeffery Gilliam

2



3

3

Image 6

16 Mar 1809

Thomas Gilliam

1







Image 6

2 Apr 1810

Jeffery Gilliam

2



3

2

Image 6

2 Apr 1810

Thomas Gilliam

1







Image 6

15 Mar 1811

Jeffery Gilliam

2



2

2

Image 5

19 Mar 1812

Jeffery Gilliam

2



2

3

Image 7

10 Apr 1812

Thomas Gilliam

1







Image 7

19 Apr 1813

Jeffery Giliam

2



2

3

Image 8

19 Apr 1813

Thomas Giliam

1







Image 8

20 Mar 1814

Jeffery Gilliam

2



2

3

Image 7

Date

Name

W Males >16



B >12

Horses
Cattle
Source

13 May 1815

Jeffery Gilliam

3



2

3
10
Image 9

5 Mar 1816

Jeffery Gilliam Est

3



2

2

Image 6

1817

No Gilliams









1818

No Gilliams









1819

No Gilliams









1820

No Gilliams









22 Mar 1821

Carter N. Gilliam




10

9

Image 7

17 Apr 1822

Carter N. Gilliam




14

7

Image 7





Sources
  • BinnsGenealogy.com Tax Records.