Franklin County | Gilliams of Virginia

GILLIAMs of Franklin County
Updated March 12, 2016

Background
Franklin County was named for Benjamin Franklin and was formed from Bedford and Henry Counties in 1785.  Its area is 711.5 square miles, and the county seat is Rocky Mount. 


Parishes
Patrick Parish, 1785
Russell Parish, 1785

Guilliams were later members of Trinity Episcopal in Rocky Mount.



Overview
The lines of Edgecomb GUILLIAMS of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, settled in Franklin. Edgecomb leaves a will dated 1798, but it is not recorded until 1806. It has been assumed that Edgecomb did not die until 1805 or 1806; however, Adelpha GUILLIAMS, the wife of Edgecomb is listed alone in the 1800 Tax Lists. It must be assumed that Edgecomb died soon after the writing of his Will. Some of Edgecomb's children headed West and settled in Putnam County, IN, others remained in Franklin.

Also settling in Franklin County, is Peter GILLIAM who married Ann Heard. Peter lived along the Blackwater River. In 1786 he writes a Power of Attorney, naming good friend and attorney, Ashford Napier, as his representative. Peter does this in preparation for him move to Wilkes County, GA. There he leaves a Will, dated 1794. [Ashford Napier is found in the 1782 Tax Rolls of Buckingham near William GILLIAM and the Dosses and Colemans.]

One another GILLIAM settling in Franklin is Archelaus GILLIAM and his wife Nancy. (Archelaus is the son of Charles GILLIAM of Campbell County, and the grandson of William GILLIAM and Mary Jarratt.)

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Cemetery
Antioch Church of The Brethren Cemetery, 2996 Callaway Road, Rocky Mount
Guilliams, Eula Y.
b. Dec. 31, 1911
d. Apr. 6, 1987

Guilliams, John Ralph
b. Mar. 6, 1907
d. Feb. 17, 1998

Guilliams, Michael Dean
b. Dec. 13, 1970
d. Jul. 3, 1999
A life so young released to heaven. . .
Left on earth, we wonder "Why?"
But some are sent among us briefly. . .
some have spirits meant to fly

Hall, Margaret Guilliams
b. Aug. 29, 1932
d. Jan. 20, 2009

Fairmont Cemetery
Guilliams, Billy Carter
b. Sep. 13, 1939
d. Dec. 18, 2006

Franklin-Clearview Cemetery
Mullins, Liva Elma Guilliams
b. unknown
d. Dec. 24, 2004


Franklin Memorial Park, Rocky Mount
Guilliams, Alice R.
b. 1910
d. unknown

Guilliams, Erbie W.
b. 1906
d. 1968

Guilliams, Jack R.
b. 1937
d. 1964

Guilliams, Macie F.
b. May 31, 1899
d. May 11, 1968

Guilliams, Phillis H.
b. 1939
d. 1964

Guilliams, Thelmo "John" Lawrence
b. Apr. 25, 1911
d. Jun. 8, 2007

Furnace Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 975 Scuffling Hill Rd., Rocky Mount
Willis, Katie Estelle Guilliams
b. Feb. 7, 1914
d. Oct. 7, 2006


Guilliams Family Cemetery, Callaway
Guilliams, "Nettie" Webb
b. Oct. 13, 1874
d. Nov. 11, 1968

[Daughter of Fleming and Catherine Wimmer Webb. Married James Henry Guilliams 25 Jan 1894.]

Guilliams, Henry A.
b. Feb. 11, 1859
d. Jun. 2, 1948

Guilliams, James Henry
b. May 8, 1875
d. Nov. 23, 1943

[Son of James and Charity Sowder Guilliams. Married Nettie Webb 25 Jan 1894.]

Guilliams, Nancy Ann (Sis) (Nannie) Sigmon
b. Aug. 18, 1856
d. Nov. 6, 1944

Hale Family Cemetery, Ferrum
Guilliams, Lillian Hale
b. Feb. 20, 1913
d. Jun. 3, 2007

Hale, Ora Guilliams
b. Jan. 16, 1911
d. Apr. 14, 2007


Mountain View Burial Park, Rocky Mount
Guilliams, Callie R.
b. 1883
d. 1965

Guilliams, Eliza Lee
b. Apr. 7, 1880
d. Jul. 26, 1955

Guilliams, J. Moyer
b. Jun. 24, 1902
d. Jul. 8, 1949

Guilliams, John F. Poon
b. 1910
d. 1983

Guilliams, John L.
b. Oct. 28, 1873
d. Aug. 17, 1946

Guilliams, Richard A.
b. Jan. 1, 1958
d. Jan. 2, 1958

Guilliams, Terry P.
b. 1904
d. 1973

Guilliams, Thelma M.
b. 1913
d. unknown

Guilliams, Thomas C.
b. 1882
d. 1981

Guilliams, W. Thomas
b. Oct. 30, 1897
d. Oct. 16, 1955

Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Boones Mill
Guilliams, Lillilan Hale
b. May 1, 1897
d. Nov. 1, 1976



Census

Year
Household
Name
Age
District
1850
110
Luke Guilliams
40

1850
110
Elizabeth Guilliams
30

1850
110
Elizabeth Guilliams
15

1850
110
Catharine Guilliams
13

1850
110
Harriett Guilliams
12

1850
110
Mary Guilliams
11

1850
110
Robert Guilliams
9

1850
110
Peter Guilliams
7

1850
110
William Guilliams
5

1850
110
George Guilliams
4

1850
110
John Guilliams
3

1850
110
James Guilliams
1

1850
339
Robert Guilliams
64

1850
339
Elizabeth Guilliams
50

1850
339
Adelphia Guilliams
26

1850
339
Elizabeth Guilliams
17

1850
339
Mary Guilliams
17

1850
339
Susan Guilliams
15

1860
359
Robt Guilliams
48
South Western District
1860
346
Sophia Guilliams
44
South Western District
1860
347
John Guilliams
40
South Western District
1860
359
Mirian Guilliams
39
South Western District
1860
346
Wm Guilliams
34
South Western District
1860
347
Lydia Guilliams
22
South Western District
1860
359
James W Guilliams
16
South Western District
1860
359
Robt G Guilliams
14
South Western District
1860
359
Jesse Guilliams
12
South Western District
1860
359
Mary E Guilliams
10
South Western District
1860
359
Sarah A Guilliams
8
South Western District
1860
346
George Guilliams
7
South Western District
1860
359
Eliza F Guilliams
6
South Western District
1860
346
Ferdinand Guilliams
6
South Western District
1860
359
Thomas M Guilliams
4
South Western District
1860
346
Betsey M Guilliams
3
South Western District
1860
346
Henry A Guilliams
1
South Western District
1860
359
Mildred P Guilliams
1/12
South Western District
1870
299
Delphy Guilliams

50

Brown Hill

1870
267
Miriam Guilliams

50

Blackwater

1870
267
Gum Guilliams

20

Blackwater

1870
267
Jesse Guilliams

18

Blackwater

1870
267
Sarah Guilliams

17

Blackwater

1870
267
Madison Guilliams

15

Blackwater

1870
267
Cora Guilliams

14

Blackwater

1870
267
Mary Guilliams

10

Blackwater

1870
267
Lucy Guilliams

8

Blackwater


Ancestry.com



Church

Records of Trinity Episcopal Church, Rocky Mount


Court Orders

Franklin County Court Orders

GILLIAM & Skelton
Against
Robert Williams exor of George Watkins, deceased
On the motion of the Plaintiffs by their attorney for a continuance of this suit. It is ordered that the same be continued at the Plaintiffs costs.
Franklin County, VA, District 1, page 16

GILLIAM & Skelton
Against
Robert William Exor of George Watkins, deceased
The plaintiffs failing further to prosecute their suit. It is ordered that the same be discontinued & the Plaintiffs pay to the defendant his costs.
Franklin County, VA, District 1, Page 55


Deeds
2 Oct 1786
This Indenture made this Second day of October One Thousand seven hundred & Eighty six Between Peter GILLUM of Franklin County and State of Virginia, Ann his Wife on the one part and Jonathan Price of the County and State aforesaid on the other Part Witnesseth that the said Peter GILLIAM for and in Consideration of the Sum of Three hundred Pounds Current money of Virginia to him in hand Paid the Receipt whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge & doth grant and sell to the said Jonathan Price to his Heirs a Certain Tract of Land Situate and lying in the Southside of Blackwater River in the County aforesaid containing by Estimation five hundred and thirty two acres more or Less Bounded as follows
Beginning at a Poplar on the Southside of Blackwater River, thence south nineteen West Seventy-four Poles to a White Oak.
Thence north eighty-four West one hundred and Two Poles to a White Oak.
Thence south fifty-two West Sixty-eight Poles to a White Oak.
Thence north eighty five West one hundred and fifty-eight Poles to a White Oak thence north Eighty one West sixty Six Poles to a grey Rock.
Thence north eighty west one hundred and fifty six Poles to a Locust in Chitwood's line,
thence with his line South Sixty nine East twelve Poles to Black Water river,
thence down the same as it Meanders to a Laurelwood, thence north Seventy-three East Twenty Poles to a red oak.
Thence thence [sic] north thirty six East Sixty six Poles to a red Oak in Chitwood's line
thence with his line, thence North eighty-five, East to a red oak or White oak.
Thence North forty-three and a half East to a red Oak in his old line.
Thence north Seventy-nine East Seventy-four Poles to an Ash on the Bank of Blackwater river thence down the same as it Meanders to the first Station the same being a part or Parcel of a Larger Tract Originally Patented by Col. William Mad and by him Conveyed to John Naland and by him to Peter GILLUM Including one hundred and twelve acres Patented by the said Peter GILLUM.

To have and to hold the said tract off Land together with
_______________ to the sole us of the said Jonathan Price his Heirs and assigns forever and the said Peter GILLUM and his Heirs will forever Warrant and Defend the said Tract of Land with all its Appurtenances to the said Jonathan Price and his Heirs against the claim of all Person Whatsoever
In witness whereof the said Peter GILLUM and Anne his Wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their Seals the day and year above Written
Sign'd Seal'd and Delivered
In the Presence of Peter GILLUM
Ann GILLUM

At a Court held for Franklin County on Monday the 2 day of October 1786
The Within Indenture was acknowledged by the within named Petter GILLUM to be his Act & Deed & Anna the wife being Privaley [sic] Examined as the Law Directs Relinquished her right of Dower unto the within mentioned Land & Premises all which were ordered to be Recorded By the Court
Test Ste. Smith CHC

[Peter GILLUM and Ann sold 532 acres to Jonathan Price which was part of a larger tract which had subsequently been conveyed to John Naland and then to Peter. It also included the acreage originally patented by Peter in 1779.]
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book 1, pages 91-92

7 Nov 1786
Know all men by these presents that I Peter GILLIAM of Franklin County in the State of Virginia intend to remove into the State of Georgia for sundry good causes and weighty consideration nominated, ordained, and appointed and by these presents do nominate, constitute, ordain and appoint my trusty and well beloved friend Ashford Napier of Franklin County, Gentleman, my true and lawful attorney to ask, demand, and reserve for me in my own name and to my use and behalf giving any by these present granting to my said attorney my sole and full power of attorney to _______________ any person owing or being indebted to me in ay sum or sums of money, their heirs, executors, or administrators and again ______ to deliver at his discretion and upon the receipts of any sum or sums of money due unto me the said Ashford Napier to give ___ aequittance or aequittances discharge or discharges for me and in my name do make sign, seal and deliver as also one or more attorney or attorneys under him I substitute or appoint and against his pleasure ___ and feeds this I do execute, perform and furnish forms and in my name and ____ singular things of things which shall or may necessary, touching and concerning premises as fully and thoroughly and as intently as I the said Peter GILLUM in my own person might do, could do or about toe same _____ allowing and confessing whatsoever my said attorney shall do to cause to be down, I the premises by the present in witnesses whereof I the said Peter GILLIAM ___ hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of November 1786
Sig: Peter GILLUM
Teste: Israel Standifer, Burwell Rives, Fredk Rives, Alexd. Rives

At a Court held for Franklin County on Monday the 4th day of Dec'r 1786, The Within Power of Attorney was provided by the oaths of two of the witnesses thereto be the act of deed of the within named Peter GILLIAM, and the same was ordered to be recorded (by the court).
Franklin County, VA, _______, pages 120-121

3 Sep 1787
William Bohannon of Franklin County sold 230 acres of land on the branches of Town Creek in Franklin County to Edgecombe GUILLIAMS for 20 pounds. The boundaries of the land included the creek, the ridge and the mouth of a branch.

July 1788
Additional 110 acres adjoining

5 Apr 1794
This Indenture made this the twenty fifth day of April & in the year of our lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety four Between Ashfd Napier of the one part and Hugh Hughs of the Other part Witnesseth that the said Ashfd Napier for and in consideration of thirty pounds ____ Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Ashfd Napier doth hereby acknowledge Himself there with fully Satisfyd Contented and paid of Every Part and parcel hath Bargaind sold and Delivered to the said Hugh Hughes—one Certain tract or parcel of Land containing by Estimation sixty acres be the Same more or less & Bounded as followeth Begining on Burwell Rives Line and Ashford Napier Corner Red Oak thence thence [sic] S__0 W 190 to a Black Oak on the Panter [sic] Branch Joining John Woodall up said Branch to David Woodall's Line with his line to Frederick Rives's [sic] with his line to Burwel [sic] Rives line to the first Station to have & to hold all the above Lands with all its appurtenances thereunto Belonging or in any Wise Appertaining and the sd Ashford Napier do hereby Covenant & ___ to and With sd Hugh Hughes that he the said Ashford Napier Will Warrant & forever Defend the above mentioned lands to Hugh Hughs his Heirs and assigns forever & from all Other persons Claiming or Pretending to Claim any Just Rights or title thereto in Reversions in Witness whereof I the said Ashford Napier hath hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above Written
Teste
Robert Napier Jr.
Burwell Rives
William Napier
Ashford Napier LS
At a Court held for Franklin County in April 1793 this Indenture was acknowledged by the Within named Ashford Napier to be his Respective act and Deed and the same was ordered to be Recorded by the Court
Test James Callaway CCC
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book 3, page 231
[Though this deed does not mention GILLIAMs, it does establish a relationship between Peter GILLIAM and witness, Burwell Rives. Burwell married Mary GILLIAM, the daughter of Peter. Peter gave his Power of Attorney to Ashford Napier.]

1 Aug 1798
This indenture made this thirty first day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight between Edgecomb GUILLIAMS of the County of Franklin of the one part and __ Hill, Walter Bernard, Charles Doughton? and William Armstrong of the County aforesaid of the other part. Witness that the Edgecomb GUILLIAMS for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred thirty three dollars and one __ to him in hand paid by the __ Hill, Walter Bernard, Charles Doughton [?] and William Armstrong, the receipt whereas he doth hereby acknowledge, have bargained and sold and by those present doth grant, bargain, sell, deliver and confirm unto the said __ Hill, Walter Bernard, Charles Doughton? and William Armstrong and to their heirs and assigns forever all iron ore on his tract of land on the head of Town Creek held by deed from William and Henry Bohannon no will on discovered no discovered also the privilege of a house and firewood and garden and a good pond on said land, together with the appurtenances and privileges aforesaid of the __ and __, __ and __ and every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the ore and privileges aforesaid unto the __ Hill, Walter Bernard, Charles Doughton and William Armstrong and their heirs and assigns forever and the Edgecomb GUILLIAMS for himself and his heirs doth further covenant and agree to and with the S. Hill, Bernard, Chs Doughton and Armstrong and their heirs and assigns forever that he the Edgecomb GUILLIAMS and his heirs. The above granted ore and privileges unto the __ S. Hill, W. Bernard, Chs. Doughton? and Wm. Armstrong. Against the claim or demand of any person or persons whatsoever shall and will by these present warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand and affixes his seal. The day and year above written.
Sig: Edgecomb GUILLIAMS [his X mark] {seal}
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
William Mavity, Robt. R. H. Ewin [his X mark] Wm. Phillips [his X mark]

The oath of Robert Ewin and William Phillips and __ to wit at a Court held for the said County at the Courthouse in September 1801. The said Indenture was further proved by the oath of William Mavity, all three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
Teste Jas Callaway,
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book 4, Page 172

7 Sep 1801
This indenture made the seventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and one between John Bezzel and Judith Bezzel his wife on the one part and Archelaus GILLIAM of the other party witnesseth that the said John Bozzel and wife in consideration hath given and acknowledge and grant unto the said Archelaus GILLIAM two hundred achors [sic] of land more or less in Frankling [sic] county, on the north side of Snow Creek and bounded as followeth:
Beginning on a corner, lower wood at the mouth of a small ___ against the grat [sic] bend of Snow Creek, thence along a dry holler a north corse [sic] to a corner red oak on the ridg [sic] parth [sic] towards Brok’s Mill, thence a west corse [sic] along Kneuo [?] Chops [?] to corner red oak in Brok’s line, thence along Brok’s line a south coarse to snow Creek near Brook’s Mill, thence down the said Creek as it meanders to the Beginning on the said Creek banks. Have and to hold the said granted land and premises with all the appertainences [sic] to the same billing with the reversion and reversions and every part and parcel thereof unto the said GILLIAM, his heirs, for ever and the said Bozzel and wife doth by these presents, covenant, grant and give to and with the said GILLIAM, that the said John Bezzel warrant and defend for ever from all persons claiming under the said Bezzel. In witness whereof the said John Bezzel and wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seal this date, day above within.
John Bezzel {seal}
At a court held for Franklin County at the Courthouse in September 1801 This indenture of bargain ands sale between John Bozzel of the one part and Archelaus GILLIAM of the other part was acknowledged by the said John Bozzel and Judith his wife being privily examined according to Law voluntarily relinquishes her right of Dower in and to the land and premises convey by this indenture, which is ordered to be recorded.
Teste
Ja Callaway, CC
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book __, page 170
[Bezzel, etc., should read Boswell. Brok’s Mill should read Brook’s Mill]

4 Dec 1803
This indenture made the 4th day of December 1803 between Thomas Boulton and Jemima his wife of County of Franklin and Archelaus GILLIAM of the same County, the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Boulton and wife for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars current money of Virginia to have in hand paid, the receipts he doth hereby acknowledge, have granted,bargained, sold and by these presents grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the sd Archerlaus GILLIAM, his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcell of land lying and being in the county of Franklin and on the waters of Snow Creek on both sides containing three hundred acres being the same more or less and bounded as followeth, to wit, begining at a double beech on the south side of the sd Creek bound by James Presly [?] line and Moses Brock's line also Copeland's to a Spanish oak at Vincent's corner, thence on his and Thomas Boulton's line to the beginning; also beginning on a Spanish oak at Vincent's corner and runing to a corner white oak in a Hollow on James Colley's line, thence along the said Hollow to a dogwood on Snow Creek cornering and crossing the said Creek and runing up the said Creek with the Creek to corner Horn__ in John Finna's [Finney's} line thence a est corse on the said line to Snow Creek and down the said Creek as it mayanders [sic] to the double beech on the said Creek, have and to hold the land forever with the appurtenances unto sd Archls GILLIAM, his heirs, or assigns forever, that he the said Thomas Boulton, the land above mentioned and part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Archerlaus GILLIAM grant said Bolton, his heirs and every other person, doth warrant and defend from all persons, the said Boulton hath affixed his hand and seal.
Sig: Thomas Boulton, Sejahma [her X mark] Boulton
Teste: William Seigler, Isaac Long
At a Court held for Franklin County, at the Courthouse the fifth day of December 1803. This indenture of bargain and sale between Thomas Boulton & Jemima his wife of the one part and Archelaus GILLIAM of the other part, was acknowledged by the said Thomas Boulton and Jemima his wife. The said Jemima being first privily examined according to Law, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower in and to the land and premises and conveyed by Indenture which is ordered to be recorded.
Teste: James Calloway, CFC
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book ____, page 576.

6 Apr 1807
This Indenture made and entered unto this ___ day of 1807 between Archellaus GILLIAM and Nancy his wife of the county of Franklin and State of Virginia of the on part & Patterson GILLIAM of the county and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that the said Archellaus GILLIAM and wife for and in the consideration of two hundred and thirty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, have grant bargain and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto said Patterson GILLIAM and his heirs and assign forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county and State aforesaid and on the water of Snow Creek on both sides containing three hundred acres be the same more of less and bounded as followeth to wit, beginning at a double beech on the southside of said Creek bounded by James Prunty’s [?] line and Moses Brock’s line also Copland’s to a Spanish oak at Vincent’s corner, thence on his and Thomas Bouthon's line to the beginning also beginning on a Spanish oak at Vincent’s corner and running to a corner white oak in a hollow on James Cooley’s lines, thence along the said hollow to a dogwood on Snow Creek cornering, and crossing the said Creek and running with the said Creek with the Creek to a corner from lines in John Finney’s line thence a east coarse on the said line to Snow Creek and down the said Creek as it meanders to the Double beech on the said Creek to the beginning
To have and to hold the said land forever with the appurtenances there unto belonging unto the said Patterson GILLIAM and his heirs or assignees forever, that he the said Archellaus GILLIAM the land above mentioned doth warrant and forever defend the right and title of sd. Land from all persons or manner of persons whatsoever as witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year above written

Signed and delivered in the presence of
Archelaus GILLIAM
Nancy GILLIAM

At a court held for Franklin County April 6, 1807
This indenture of bargain and sale between Archelaus GILLIAM and Nancy his wife of the one part and Patterson GILLIAM of the other part was acknowledged by the said Archelaus GILLIAM and Nancy his wife, the said Nancy being first privily examined according to Law voluntarily relinquished her right of dower in and to the Land and premises convey by the said Indenture, which is ordered to be recorded.
Teste James Callaway
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book 5, Page 315

abt 6 Apr 1807
This indenture made and entered into this day ___ of ___ one thousand eight hundred and seven between Archerlaus GILLIAM and Nancy GILLIAM his wife of the one party and Burwel Walker of the other party, witnesseth, that for and in consideration of five hundred dollars in hand paid by the said Burwel Walker to the said Archerlaus GILLIAM and Nancy GILLIAM his wife hath bargained, sold and do by these presents bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said Burwell Walker his heirs etc. one certain tract of land containing two hundred acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County of Franklin, on the North side of Snow Creek and bounded as followeth beginning at a corner lower wood, it the mouth of small stream again the big bent of Snow Creek, thence along a dry hollow, a north coarse ___ a corner red oak on the ridge path towards Brock Mill, thence a west coarse along Anews Choss [?] to a corner red oak in Brock's line thence along Brock's line a south corse to a small Creek near Brock's Mill , thence down the said as it mayanders [sic] to the Beginning on the said Creek banks
to have & to hold the said land and premises with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the same and every part an parcel thereof to the said Walker, his heirs forever and the said GILLIAM and wife do by these presents forever warrant and defend the right and title of said land from all person or persons claiming the same that may come hereafter or hereto fore, in witness whereof the said Archerlaus GILLIAM and Nancy GILLIAM his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of: Archerlaus GILLIAM, Nancy GILLIAM
At a court held for Franklin County April 6, 1807
This indenture of bargain and sale between Archerlaus GILLIAM and Nancy his wife of the one part and Burwell Walker of the other part was acknowledged by the said Archerlaus GILLIAM and Nancy his wife, Nancy, the said being first privily examined according to law voluntarily relinquished her right of dower in and to the land and premises convey by the said indenture which is ordered to be recorded.
Teste: James Calloway, CFC

Franklin County, VA, Deed Book 5, Page 331-332

21 Nov 1807
This indenture made this 21st day of November one thousand eight hundred and seven between Patterson GILLIAM of the county of Franklin and state of Virginia of the one part and Benjamin Cook & Jesse Prunty of the County and State aforesaid of the other part, whereas the said Patterson GILLIAM is justly indebted to Joel Shrewsbury & Company of the County and State aforesaid is the sum of one hundred and ninety five pounds eleven shillings & eight pence due by bond bearing date this day which the said Patterson GILLIAM is honestly desirous and willing more effectually to secure and assure to the said Joel Shrewsbury & Co, now this indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the premises and also of the sum on one dollar by the said Benjamin Cook & Jesse Prunty to the said Patterson GILLIAM in hand paid before the sealing and delivery of these present the receipts whereof hereby acknowledged, the said Patterson GILLIAM hath given, granted, bargained, and sold and do by these presents give, grant, bargain and sells unto them the said Benjamin Cook & Jesse Prunty, a certain tract of parcel of land lying and being in the County of Franklin on Snow Creek, bounded by James Prunty's line, and Moses Brock's also Copeland’s to a Spanish oak at Vincent's corner, thence on his to Thomas Bolton's (is called to the beginning). Also beginning at a Spanish oak at Vincent's corner & running to a corner white oak in a hollow on Jas Cooly's line, thence along the said hollow to a dogwood on Snow Creek cornering & crossing the said Creek and running up the said Creek with the Creek to corner ______ in John Finny's line thence east corse on the sd lines to Snow Creek, thence down the siad Creek as it meanders to the double beech on the said Creek to have and to hold the above granted land unto the said Benjamin Cook & Jesse Prunty their heirs and assigns forever and the Patterson GILLIAM doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Benjamin Cook & Jesse Prunty their heirs etc., forever that he the said Patterson GILLIAM the above granted land and premises unto the said Benjamin Cook & Jesse Prunty their heirs etc against him the said Patterson GILLIAM and his heirs etc., and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever, clear from all rights or dowers whatsoever, shall and will by these presents warrant and forever defend:
In trust nevertheless that if it should so happen that the said Patterson GILLIAM should fail or refuses to pay to the said Joel Shrewsbury & Co., the money due to them on the aforesaid bond on or before the first day of July next that then and in that case it shall and may be lawful to and for the Benjamin Cook & Jesse Prunty so soon as it shall be convenient to them or the said Joel Shrewsbury & Co shall require whichever of these two circumstances shall first happen, and after having previously advertised the day of sale of the space of twenty days by advertisement to be posted up at the front door of the Courthouse of Franklin County to proceed to sell and Franklin Courthouse to the highest bidder for ready money by public auction the aforesaid tracts of land and of the proceed arising from such sale to satisfy and discharge in the first place the charges of drawing and recording this indenture and the incidental charges which may attend to the conveying into full and compleat effect the intentions of the parties as express by this indenture and in the second place to pay and satisfy to the said Joel Shrewsbury and Co. whatever sum of money shall then appears to be due to remain unpaid on the bond before recited to & the surplus if any there shall be to return to the said Patterson GILLIAM his heirs etc. and the said Patterson GILLIAM hereby covenants and agrees to and with the said Benjamin Cook & Jesse Prunty that upon the sale of the tract of land aforesaid for the purpose aforesaid that the deed o them or either of them shall be sufficient to convey the said land to the purchases or purchasers and that he will render and deliver up all possession that may be required of him and the said Patterson GILLIAM do further agree for the purposes of quieting the possession and title of such purchasers or purchasers thereof agree to execute to him or them respectively all such deed or instrument of writings as shall by counsel ____ in the sale be thought necessary and proper,
In witnesseth whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals the day and year above written
Sig: Patterson GILLIAM, Benj Cook, Jesse Prunty
Signed and acknowledged in the presence of P. Dickinson, Hez. Gill, Benjamin Fortune} as to GILLIAM
At a Court held for Franklin County April 4th 1808
This deed of trust was acknowledged by Patterson GILLIAM, Ben Cook and Jesse Prunty, the parties hereto and ordered to be recorded
Teste: James Calloway, CFC
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book 5, Page 459-460.

12 Sep 1808
Franklin County to wit:
Inquisition indouted? taken at the dwelling house of Richard Mullins in the County aforesaid, the 12th day of September 1808 before me Stephen Smith one of the coronors of the CommonWealth for the County aforesaid, upon the view of the body of a female child, said to be born of the body of Mary Ann Jones, alias Mary Ann Roberts, there and then lying dead and upon the oaths of Thomas Hale, William Campbell, Luke Standifer, John Lavender, William W. Gadd, David Robertson, Samuel McCarroll, Mordicai Mosley, John Hunter, James Young, William Standley, William Mullins, Booker Mullins, Thomas Standley, Robert GUILLIAMS, George GUILLIAMS, Richard GUILLIAMS, Micajah Stone, William Stone, Noah Doss, Joseph Hale, Samuel Philpott, good and lawful men of the county aforesaid, who being sworn and charged to enquire on part of the CommonWealth, when, where, how, and after what manner the female child aforesaid came to its death, doth say upon then oath that Mary Ann Jones alias Mary Ann Roberts, spinster, Amelia Barns, Spinster, and Keziah Mullins, Spinster, not having God before their eyes, but being moved, seduced by the instigation of the Devil, on the 5th day of this present month in the year aforesaid, in and upon the aforesaid infant child, then and there being with peace of God, and of the said CommonWealth, feloniously, voluntarily and of their malice aforethought, made an assault, and that the infant aforesaid then and there did strangle, and of which strangling the infant aforesaid instantly died, and so the said Mary Ann Jones alias Mary Ann Roberts, Amelia Barns and Keziah Mullins, then and there feloniously killed and murdered the infant child aforesaid, against the peace and dignity of the CommonWealth, in witness whereof as well the said Coronor as the Jurors aforesaid, have to this inquisition put their seal, on the day and place aforesaid.

William Hale
William Campbell
______ Smith
Booker Mullins
Thomas Stanley
Robert GUILLIAMS
George GUILLIAMS
Richard GUILLIAMS
Micajah Stone
William Stone
Noah Doss
Joseph Hale
Samuel Philpott
Luke Standifer
John Lavender
William W. Gadd
David Robertson
Samuel McCarroll
Mordacai Mosley
John Hunter
James Young
William Stanley
William Mullins

At a Court held for Franklin County, September 4, 1809
This Inquest was returned and ordered to be recorded
Teste: James Calloway, CFC
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book 5, pages 639-640

1 Jan 1810
The Commonwealth of Virginia to James Steward & Robt Morriss, Gentleman Justices of the Peace of the Corporation of Lynchburg
Greeting: whereas Benjamin Cook and Jesse Prunty, Trustees between Dickinson's and Shrewsbury and Patterson Gilliam by their certain indenture of bargain and sale bearing date "the first" day of January 1810 have sold and conveyed to the said Dickinson and Shrewsbury the fee simple estate of three hundred acres of land more or less lying and being on both sides of Snow Creek in the County of Franklin ____________________________________ Gilliam cannot conveniently travel to our court of our siad County of Franklin to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance, therefore, he gives unto you or any two or more of you, power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Elizabeth shall be wiling to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid, contained in the said indenture which is hereunto annexed and we do therefore require you, that you do personally go to the said Elizabeth receive her acknowledgment of the same and examined her privily and apart from the said Patterson Gilliam her husband, whether she doth the same freely and voluntarily without his persuasions or threats and whether she be wiling that the Indenture mentioned in the said commission with this acknowledgment should be recorded and when you have received her acknowledgment and examined her as aforesaid that you distinctly and openly certify us thereof in our said county court under your seals returning also the said Indenture and this writ.
Witness, James Callaway, Clerk of our said Court, the 24th day of March 1812, in the 36th anno of the commonwealth
James Callaway
Campbell County, to wit
In obedience to the writ to us directed James Steward, Robt Morris two of the Justices of the Peace for the Corporation aforesaid and personally go to Elizabeth the wife of Patterson Gilliam and examined her privily and apart from the said Paterson her husband, whether she doth relinquish her right of dower in the three hundred acres of land within mentioned, which she declared she did freely and voluntarily without the threats or persuasions of her said Husband, and is willing that this indenture mentioned and annexed to this commission with this acknowledgement should be recorded in the County Court of Franklin
Given under our hands and seals 25th day of March 1812: James Stewart, Rob Morriss
At a Court held for Franklin County May 3rd 1813
This commission for taking the acknowledgement and privy examination of Elizabeth the wife of Patterson Gilliam with a certificate of the execution hereof was returned & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Caleb Tate, CFC
Franklin County, , VA, Deed Book ___, pages 373-374
[This land was Willed to Patterson Gilliam by his father Charles Gilliam.]

2 Jan 1811
A deed, William Hall and Anney, his wife, and Abednego Hodges and Salley, his wife, on the one part, sell to James Petterson a tract containing three parcels containing 100 acres total: One Parcel William Hall bought from John Dickenson in his lifetime: One Parcel William Hall bought from Lance Hall in his lifetime; One Parcel Archelaus GILLIAM previously bought from Abednego Hodges but the land was not formally conveyed to GILLIAM. The total 100 acres now being conveyed to James Patterson adjoins Lanchford Brizendine, Joel Ashworth and Jonah Dickenson and "the river"
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book 6, page 162
[This land was on Pigg River.]

20 Oct 1819
This indenture made this 20th day of October 1819 between William GUILLIAMS of the County of Montgomery of the one part and Jeremiah Ferguson of the County of Franklin of the other part witnesseth that the said Wm GUILLIAMS for and in consideration of the sum on one hundred & twenty dollars to him and hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge have bargained and sold & by these presents doth grant bargain, sell, alien, and enfeoff, deliver and confirm unto the said Jeremiah Ferguson, & to his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing sixty two acres more or less, situate lying and being in the county of Franklin on Town Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a Chestnut Oak on a ridge in Saunder's line and with it to a white oak on the Creek, thence down the creek with south line round to the beginning together with all the appurtenances and priviledges & the reversion and reversions , remainder & remainders and every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the above granted land and premises in on indefeasible fee simple estate unto the sd Jeremiah Ferguson, & to his heirs an assigns forever, and the sd Wm GUILLIAMS and his heirs the above granted land and premises to the sd Ferguson against the claim or demand of any person whatsoever shall and will warrant & forever, defend, in witness where of the said Wm GUILLIAMS hath hereunto se this hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written.
Sig: William GUILLIAMS
Sealed and delivered in presence of us Teste
James Ferguson, Robert [his X mark] Brammer, Thomas Sigmon, Joseph [his X mark] Boles
This indenture of bargain and sale between William GUILLIAMS of the one part and Jeremiah Ferguson of the other part was proved by the oath of James Ferguson, Robert Brammer, and Thomas Sigmon, three of the witnesses hereto and the same was ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Caleb Tate, CFC
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book ___. page 40-41.


William Halpain, Zachariah Scott and Mary his wife, Henry Gilliam and Lydia his wife, Frederick McDonald and Sarah his wife, Parrot Smith and Hannah his wife, all of Montgomery County, Virginia, legatees in the real estate of William Curtin dec'd late of Franklin County, for $95.25 sell their right and interest they have through their mother Sally Halfpain the maternal aunt of said Curtin in 149 acres on Little Creek in Franklin County, to Nathl. Claiborne of Franklin County, Virginia.
Franklin County, VA, Deed Book12. page 531


1815 Landowner's Directory
Edgecombe GWILLIAM on Town Creek, 8SW
[Though, listing does not state "Estate," it is likely this is the Estate of Edgecomb GUILLIAMS—Edgecomb did not have a son named Edgecomb (see Will below). Edgecomb's son William had a son named Edgecomb, born 1806.]
[Directions and distances are measured from the Courthouse.]
Ward, Roger G. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer) Volume 2. Athens, GA: Iberian Pub. Co.


Marriages
1 Feb 1796
GUILLIAMS, John and Jean McClary, daughter of Richard and Jean, Sur. David Lykins.
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

24 Dec 1797
GUILLIAMS, Wm. and Sarah Ferguson, Sur. Thos. Gadd
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

7 Feb 1798
Briggs, Townley and Charity Guilliams, Sur. John Guilliams
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

26 Dec 1805
GUILLIAMS, Robert and Elizabeth Luke
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

8 Oct 1810
Booth, Isaac and Mary Ferguson, Sur. Robt. Guilliams
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

3 Aug 1814
GUILLIAMS, Richard and Rosannah Scott, Sur. William Hunter, Jr.
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

22 Nov 1830

Miles, Jourdan and Oney GUILLIAMS, Sur. Robert GUILLIAMS
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

23 Dec 1833
GUILLIAMS, Luke and Elizabeth Kingery, Sur. Geo Abshire.
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

20 Feb 1837
Gibson, Wm. F. and Ann Guilliams, dau. Nancy, Sur. David Moore
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

2 Jan 1843
GUILLIAMS, Robert and Miriam Jones, dau Wm., Sur. Isaac M. Jones
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

19 Dec 1848
Luke, Wm. A. and Harriet Guilliams, Sur. John Guilliams
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

23 Jan 1851
GUILLIAMS, John and Lydia Hill
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

3 Feb 1851
GUILLIAMS, Wm. and Sophronia Hill.
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

20 Oct 1853
Anderson, James, son of Jesse and Polly, and Caroline B. GILLIAM, dau Arch. and Nancy
Wingfield, Marshall, Marriage bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.

25 Jan 1894
Guilliams, James Henry and Nettie Webb.


Military
1762
French and Indian War
Edgecomb GUILLIAMS served under Capt. Nathaniel Gist in Col. Adam Stephen's Reg't.

Confederate Pension Rolls
GUILLIAMS, James W, Soldier
GUILLIAMS, Jesse, Soldier
GUILLIAMS, Robt G, Soldier
Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows. Library of Virginia, Digital Collections, Electronic Card Indexes.


Oaths
May 1777
Took Oath of Allegiance passed by the General Assembly of Virginia in May, 1777.
Edgecomb GUILLIAMS took the Oath in Henry County, VA shown in a list of citizens of Henry County who took the Oath of Allegiance, pages 304-306,
Parks, Judith. A History of Henry County Virginia, America Hill, Regional Publishing Company, 1976.


Patents
20 Oct 1779
Thomas Jefferson Esqr Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting: Know ye that in consideration of the amount Composition of fifteen Shillings Sterling paid by Peter GILLIM into the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is Granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Peter GILLIM certain Tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred and twelve Acres lying in Henry County on black water River and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a Sorrel-wood on the South Side of the said River thence new lines north Seventy three East Seventy poles to a Red oak North thirty Six East Sixty Six poles to a Red oak Chirtwoods line thence with his line north Eighty five East Eighteen poles to a Red oak ____ white oak thence new lines south forty three and a half East fifty four poles to a Red oak in his old line South Sixty five and a half West one hundred & Sixty one Poles to a post oak South Eleven Degrees West one hundred and Sixty three poles to a post oak at a Meadow thence new lines North Eighty one Degrees West Sixty Six Poles to a Gray Rock North Eight West one hundred and fifty Six poles to a Locust tree in Chirtwoods line thence with his line South Sixty Nine East twelve poles to black water River thence down the Same as it Meanders to the first Station with its Appurtenances; to have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land with its Appurtenances, to the said Peter GILLIM and his Heirs for ever. In Witness whereof the said Thomas Jefferson Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto Set his hand and Caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Williamsburg on the twentieth day of October in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Nine and of the Commonwealth the fourth
Th Jefferson
Land Office Grants A, 1779-1780 (v.1 & 2 p.1-685), p. 36 (Reel 42).
Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
Patent Book A, 1779-1780 (Vol.1 & Vol. 2), pages 36-37


Pensions
Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows
GUILLIAMS, James W, Soldier
GUILLIAMS, Jesse, Soldier
GUILLIAMS, Robt G, Soldier
Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows. Library of Virginia, Digital Collections, Electronic Card Indexes.


Taxes

Personal Property Taxes

1788 Personal Property, List B
GUILLIAMS, Edgecomb

1799 Personal Property, List A
GUILLAMS, Archulus
[This is Archelaus GILLIAM]
GUILLAMS, Delphy
[Adelphy is the wife of Edgecomb, apparently Edgecomb has died; however, his Will was not recorded until 1806]
GUILLAMS, John
GUILLAMS, William
Binns Genealogy. 1790/1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia.


Wills, Estates and Inventories
Will of Edgecomb GUILLIAMS, 1798

23 Jan 1813
Will of Faithful Luke
In the name of God Amen, I Faithful Like of Franklin County and State of Virginia, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to almighty God for his mercies, therefore appointed for all men once for to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, That is to say Principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God __________ Christian manner by my executors hereafter mentioned, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the said again by the almighty God, as such worldly goods belonging to my estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life.
I give Bequeath and devise in the following manner.
Imprimis I do give and bequeath unto my son John Luke, one negro boy named Frank, likewise one negro girl named Betsy, I likewise give and bequeath unto my son William Luke, one negro boy named William, likewise one negro girl named Rose.
Likewise I give and bequeath unto my daughter Betsy Guilliams and unto the heirs of her body, one Negro woman named Biddy, likewise one Negro girl named Molly, likewise one Negro girl named Phillis.
I likewise give and bequeath unto my sons John Luke and William Luke one hundred and fifty-four acres of land situated on Chestnut join'g Elijah Warrens line to be equally divided between them.
I likewise do appoint Daniel Hickerson and Edmund Tate my Executors to this my Last will and Testament and I do revoke and disallow all other former Wills and Testaments; Legacies Bequeath Executors by me in any wise before this named Willed bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty 3rd day of January in the Year of our Lord 1813.
At the Court held for Franklin County August 3rd 1813.
This last Will and Testament of Faithful Luke deceased was proved by the oath of Daniel Hickerson and Townley Rigs

[Townley Riggs was the husband of Charity Guilliams, and brother-in-law of Betsey Luke Guilliams.]
Franklin County, VA, Will Book 2, pages 32-33.

28 May 1864
Will of George Standey:
I, George Stanley do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, first I devise my executor who shall be hereafter named shall adjust settle and pay all of my debts and funeral expenses. I give to my son Robert J. Stanley all of my property of every description, negroes, bonds, debts If he should be living or should die without heirs or making any deposition of the property, I then will the same to following persons. First I give my woman Marcer[Marcia] and her five children and future increase to my friend and relation Swinfield Standley, I also give to him my lands in the State of North Carolina. I give to Catherine Stanley the wife of George W. Standley one tract of land that I estimate at ninety acres on the upper end of my Tract the line to commence in Jacob Briant's line thence a straight line to the narrows below where Joe Standley formerly lived and thence with the leading edge to the GUILLIAMS Tract I give to my friend Jacob Briants one tract of land I estimate at (15) fifteen acres the line to begin at the fork of the Creek and along an old fence row to the lots of the Coitch Mountain the balance of my land and other property I may have I give to my friends Peter Saunders Jr. and Crockett J. Saunders with the understanding the allow Amanda Young and Jane Young to remain at the place they now occupy during their lifetime or at their will I appoint my friends Peter Saunders Jr. and Crockett J. Saunders Executors of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand and seal this 28th day of May 1864.
George Standley {Seal}
Signed Sealed and Delivered
in presence of us both
being present at same time
Charity Mullins
Elizabeth Mullins

7 Nov 1864
At a court held for Franklin County at the Courthouse on the 7th day of November 1864.
The last will and testament of George Standley Decd. was produced in Court and proved by the oath of Charity Mullins one of the subscribing witnesses hereto who also proved that Elizabeth Mullins the other subscribing witness hereto within her presence and in the presence of the Testator as a witness hereto the said will is admitted to record, and on the motion of Peter Saunders Jr. one of the Executors one of the Executors named in said will who made oath and executed bond with security according to law certificate is granted him to obtain a probate of said will in due form liberty being reserved to Crockett J. Saunders the other executor therein named to join in said probate when he shall think fit.
Teste: Ro. A. Scott, C. F. C
Franklin County, VA, Will Book ___, page ___.


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