Old Saint Luke's Cemetery | Gilliams of Virginia

Saint Luke's, Isle of Wight County
Updated March 22, 2016



Background
Saint Luke's Cemetery, Smithfield, VA is located on Route 10 just south of Smithfield at the intersection of US 258. Historic St. Luke's Church, circa 1632, affectionately known as "the Old Brick," is the "Oldest surviving church of English foundation in America" and the only original Gothic church in the United States. Originally an Anglican church, after the Revolutionary War it was consecrated Episcopal. British soldiers and Confederate soldiers camped under its great oaks. Historic Saint Luke's Church is a non-profit foundation; Historic Saint Luke's Restoration, Inc. Saint Luke's is a National Historic Landmark and Historic Shrine. It should not be confused with Saint Luke's in Powhatan in which GILLIAMs are also interred.


Overview
The GILLIAMs of Old Saint Luke's are the family of Thomas Q. GILLIAM originally of New Kent County.


Ada Virginia GILLIAM
wife of John I. Davis
born May 31, 1871
died Sept. 7, 1917
[not found in survey]

Addie Lula Fulgham
wife of John Rapp GILLIAM
Mar. 11, 1881 July 31, 1900
[not found in survey]

Lareta F. GILLIAM
born July 29, 1868
died Dec. 6, 1900
[survey lists her as Labeta]

Levi Winfrey GILLIAM
Feb. 13, 1865
June 26, 1919

Louise Rixley GILLIAM
June 29, 1898
Feb 1, 1895

Mamie Bassett GILLIAM
July 12, 1870
Nov. 29, 1911

Mary Eliza GILLIAM
Nov. 27, 1911
Aug. 7, 1912
[on same stone as Mamie and Levi GILLIAM]

Mary Jeffries GILLIAM
Oct. 22,1883
July 22, 1961

Otis Levi GILLIAM
Feb. 6, 1892
July 27, 1979
[Survey reads Ottis]

Susan F. GILLIAM
died April 1, 1875
aged 37 years

Susan O. GILLIAM
Aug. 20, 1890
July 7, 1891

Thomas Q. GILLIAM
Died May 16, 1900
aged 71 years
[survey gives Thomas' middle initial as O.]

Winfrey E. GILLIAM
Dec. 8, 1888
Sept. 17, 1943

Quincy B. GILLIAM
Nov 17, 1898
May 25, 1990


Sources
  • Old St Luke’s Church Cemetery, Benns Church Blvd, Transcribed by members of the Grave Site Survey Task Force (GSSTF), Under the Auspices of Isle of Wight County Historical Society (IWCHS), Visited Intermittently from 2004 - 2005, Revised July 12, 2006