Kentucky Court Order Land Patents | Gilliams of Virginia

Kentucky Court Order Land Patents
Updated March 4, 2016

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Background
In 1835, the Kentucky General Assembly modified the system for patenting unappropriated land in the Commonwealth. Prospective landowners purchased orders, also called "Warrants", from the county court authorizing the county surveyor to survey a tract of unappropriated land for a patent application. The total acreage could not exceed the amount specified in each warrant; the land had to be located within the county issuing the warrant. More than one warrant could be used for each survey. The survey and a copy of the authorizing order(s) were then sent to the Register of the Land Office in Frankfort. Upon approval by the Land Register and, in some instances, the Attorney General, the Governor signed the grant finalizing the patent. Since 1835 to the present date, there have been over 70,000 Kentucky land patents issued under the County Court Order Series. The process for patenting land is defined in Chapter 56 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
Copies of Grants may be ordered from the Secretary of State's Land Office, the Kentucky History Center Library, and the Department for Libraries & Archives, all in Frankfort, Kentucky. Contact the Kentucky Secretary of State's Office for copies of Warrants and Surveys filed with the County Court Order Series.



Overview
Many of the Gilliams who received Court Order Land Patents came from central Virginia (Albemarle and Buckingham Counties) by way of Scott County, VA.


Land Patents Sorted by Date

Grant Date
Grantee
Acres
County
Watercourse
Survey Name
Survey Date
Patent Number
Grant Book
Warrent
26 Aug 1839
Gillum, John
100
Harlan
Looney Cr.
Gillum, John
18 Jul 1843
04649
10, page 255
Warrant #1: 13
3 Dec 1842
Gilliam, John S.
50
Crittenden
Crooked Cr.
Gilliam, John S.
27 Aug 1843
04758
10, page 365
Warrant #1: 4
3 Apr 1843
Gilliam, Jacob &c.
400
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Dixon, John
2 Jul 1845
06229
13, page 249
Warrant #1: 145
15 Dec 1844
Gilliam, Jacob
50
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Farmer, Lewis
2 Jul 1845
06236
13, page 256
Warrant #1: 258
18 Dec 1844
Gilliam, John
100
Harlan
Laurel Br. Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Gilliam, John
2 Jul 1845
06237
13, page 257
Warrant #1: 263, #2: 234
27 Jan 1845
Gilliam, John S.
962
Crittenden
Hoods Cr.
Gilliam, John S.
5 Aug 1845
06841
14, page 422
Warrant #1: 40
7 Mar 1844
Gillem, Chester
120
Carter
Brushy Fk.
Gillem, Chester
5 Oct 1847
10768
22, page 55

30 Dec 1846
Gilliam, John
50
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Gilliam, John
19 Jul 1848
11932
24, page 93

17 Aug 1849
Gillem, John
300
Perry
Laurel Fk. Maces Cr. N. Fk. Kentucky R.
Gillem, John
1 Jul 1850
15004
29, page 441

23 Jan 1850
Gillum, Amos
7 1/2
Christian
Tradewater R.
Gillum, Amos
10 Dec 1850
16313
32, page 62

8 Mar 1850
Gillum, Milton W.
7
Todd
W. Fk. Red R.
Burrus, Nathaniel
6 Oct 1852
20342
37, page 296

30 Apr 1851
Gilliam, John & Gilliam, Jesse
200
Harlan
Clover Lick Cr. Poor Fk.
Gilliam, John & Gilliam, Jesse
18 Oct 1852
20397
37, page 351

13 Dec 1850
Gillum, John
200
Perry
Big Cr. Hixes Br.
Gillum, John
15 Apr 1856
25034
44, page 586

25 Jul 1856
Gilliam, Peter
50
Lawrence
Big Blain Cr. Road Fk.
Gilliam, Peter
24 Jun 1857
27620
49, page 141

13 Jun 1857
Gillum, Archibald
74
Carter
Sugar Camp Br. Tygarts Cr.
Gillum, Archable
7 Nov 1857
28412
50, page 458

11 May 1858
Gillum, Chesly
100
Carter
Little Fk. Sandy R.
Gillum, Chesly
8 Nov 1858
29752
53, page 338

20 Apr 1858
Gillum, John S.
42
Crittenden
Piney Cr.
Gillum, John S.
28 Apr 1859
30045
54, page 57

1 Jan 1858
Dixon, William & Gilliam, Jacob
200
Harlan
Benham Spur Lunies Cr. Cumberland R.
Dixon, William & Gilliam, Jacob
19 Jul 1859
30592
55, page 132

1 Jan 1858
Dixon, William & Gilliam, Jacob
50
Harlan
Clover Lick Cr. Lunes Cr. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, John
7 Oct 1859
31046
56, page 45

2 Mar 1858
Gillum, Anderson
78
Knox
Rye Cove Br. Tuggle Br. Big Richland Cr.
Gillum, Anderson
23 Nov 1859
31353
56, page 351

2 Mar 1859
Gillum, Anderson
25
Knox
Tuggle Br. Richland Cr.
Gillum, Anderson
23 Nov 1859
31359
56, page 357

21 Jun 1859
Gillum, James
326
Carter
Rocky Br. Newcomb Fk.
Gillum, James
21 Mar 1860
31681
57, page 169

1 Dec 1857
Gillum, John
100
Pike
Elkhorn Cr.
Gillum, John
12 Apr 1860
31960
57, page 447

15 Jun 1860
Gillum, Pleasant
45
Carter
Rocky Br. Newcomb Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Pleasant
17 May 1861
34054
61, page 224

15 Jun 1860
Gillum, Charity
400
Carter
Rocky Br. Newcomb Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Charity
17 May 1861
34055
61, page 225

23 Mar 1861
Gillom, Izaah
100
Morgan
R. Fk. Newcomb Cr.
Gillom, Iza.
26 Dec 1861
34681
62, page 369

21 Sep 1861
Gillom, John
100
Morgan
Little Sandy R.
Gillom, John
21 Aug 1862
34931
63, page 132

2 Sep 1861
Gillom, Charley
50
Morgan
Little Sandy R.
Gillom, Charley
21 Aug 1862
34932
63, page 133

2 Feb 1865
Gilliam, Peter
80
Lawrence
Big Blain Cr.
Gilliam, Peter
12 Jul 1865
36072
65, page 283

2 Feb 1865
Gilliam, Peter
37
Lawrence
Blaine Cr.
Gilliam, Peter
12 Jul 1865
36073
65, page 284

21 Dec 1865
Gillum, Isaiah
112
Morgan
Little Sandy R.
Gillom, Isaiah
3 Sep 1866
38031
69, page 100

20 Dec 1865
Gillom, Isaiah
111
Morgan
Little Sandy R.
Gillom, Isaiah
3 Sep 1866
38032
69, page 101

27 Dec 1867
Gillum, Chesley
8 1/2
Carter
Little Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Chesley
30 Apr 1868
40940
72, page 449

27 Dec 1867
Gillum, John
29
Carter
None
Gillum, John
30 Apr 1868
40941
72, page 450

23 Jul 1869
Gillum, Charles
50
Elliott
Briar Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Charles
23 Jun 1870
43032
76, page 375

11 Jan 1870
Gilliam, John
150
Harlan
Looney Cr. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, John
28 Apr 1871
45232
80, page 382

1 May 1870
Gillum, William
100
Elliott
Briar Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Wm.
3 Jul 1872
47831
88, page 531

19 May 1876
Gillam, J. G.
130
Morgan
Lower Sand Lick Fk. Open Fk. Paint Cr.
Gillam, J. G.
12 Mar 1877
53254
96, page 499

7 May 1877
Gillum, Cornelius C.
150
Knox
Bowman Br. Richland Cr.
Gillum, Cornelious C.
4 Oct 1877
53451
97, page 138

22 Mar 1872
Gillum, William
98
Elliott
Brice Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, William
13 May 1879
54128
98, page 260

30 Aug 1879
Gillum, James M.
200
Logan
None
Gillum, James M.
31 Aug 1880
54630
99, page 222

7 Nov 1879
Gillam, James L.
3
Todd
Clifty Cr.
Shemwell, W. G.
17 Sep 1881
55186
100, page 236

20 Mar 1880
Gilliam, L. E.
40
Todd
Clifty Cr.
Gilliam, L. E.
17 Sep 1881
55187
100, page 237

21 Sep 1881
Gillum, Isaiah
50
Elliott
Newcombe Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Isaiah
17 May 1882
55900
101, page 408

19 Jan 1882
Gillom, Martin
50
Harlan
Looney Cr. Clover Lick Cr.
Gillom, Martin
20 Mar 1883
57511
104, page 283

26 Jan 1882
Gillom, Dixon
50
Harlan
Clover Lick Cr.
Gillom, Dixon
20 Mar 1883
57516
104, page 288

8 Feb 1882
Gillom, William
15
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Gillom, William
20 Mar 1883
57521
104, page 293

2 Aug 1881
Gillum, C. C.
100
Knox
Richland Cr.
Gillum, C. C.
14 May 1883
57693
104, page 465

12 Oct 1882
Gillum, Dixon
50
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, Dixon
16 May 1883
57709
104, page 481

6 Apr 1880
Gillum, D. L.
25
Pike
Road Fk. Stone Cole Cr.
Dils, John Jr.
21 Jun 1883
57835
105, page 63

27 Nov 1882
Gillam, Mark
15
Pike
Stone Coal Cr.
Gillam, Mark
26 Jul 1883
58086
105, page 314

26 Apr 1888
Gillam, Peter & Smith, Sarah
89
Morgan
Meadow Br. Elk Fk. Licking R.
Gillam, Peter & Smith, Sarah
12 Mar 1890
62722
112, page 464

25 Apr 1888
Gillam, Hiram
39 3/4
Morgan
Elk Fk. Licking R.
Gillam, Hiram
12 Mar 1890
62723
112, page 465

20 Nov 1889
Gillom, Wm.
49
Elliott
Briar Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillom, Wm.
14 Jul 1890
63009
113, page 193


Gillom, John & Wells, Lewis
20
Elliott
Penningtons Fk. Little Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillom, John & Wells, Lewis
1 Dec 1890
63799
114, page 424

24 Feb 1891
Gilliam, Martin
50
Harlan
Bull Cave Br. Razor Fk. Clover Fk. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, Martin
10 Oct 1891
64472
115, page 539

1 Oct 1894
Gillum, Wm.
20
Elliott
Newcombe Fk.
Gillam, Wm.
28 Jan 1895
65622
118, page 24

2 Sep 1902
Gilliam, Dixon C.
45
Harlan
Benoms Spur
Gilliam, Jacob
2 Feb 1903
66732
120, page 29
Warrant #6: 0
1 Sep 1902
Gilliam, J. C.
30
Harlan
Benoms Spur
Gilliam, Jacob C.
2 Feb 1903
66733
120, page 30
Warrant #6: 0
16 Nov 1903
Gilliam, Jessie
50
Morgan
Lower Sand Lick Open Fk. Paint Cr. Big Sandy
Gillam, Jessey
09/01/1905
67709
121, page 451
Warrant #6: 0
9 Mar 1911
Gilliam, W. C.
1 20/100
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, W. C.
08/02/1911
68720
123, page 477
Warrant #6: 0
12 Aug 1920
Gillum, Jno. C.
2 1/20
Johnson
Keatons Fk. Big Blaine Cr.
Gillum, John C.
11/26/1920
69481
125, page 301


Land Patents Sorted by County

Grant Date
Grantee
Acres
County
Watercourse
Survey Name
Survey Date
Patent Number
Grant Book
Warrent
15 Jun 1860
Gillum, Pleasant
45
Carter
Rocky Br. Newcomb Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Pleasant
17 May 1861
34054
61, page 224

11 May 1858
Gillum, Chesly
100
Carter
Little Fk. Sandy R.
Gillum, Chesly
8 Nov 1858
29752
53, page 338

13 Jun 1857
Gillum, Archibald
74
Carter
Sugar Camp Br. Tygarts Cr.
Gillum, Archable
7 Nov 1857
28412
50, page 458

15 Jun 1860
Gillum, Charity
400
Carter
Rocky Br. Newcomb Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Charity
17 May 1861
34055
61, page 225

21 Jun 1859
Gillum, James
326
Carter
Rocky Br. Newcomb Fk.
Gillum, James
21 Mar 1860
31681
57, page 169

27 Dec 1867
Gillum, Chesley
8 1/2
Carter
Little Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Chesley
30 Apr 1868
40940
72, page 449

27 Dec 1867
Gillum, John
29
Carter
None
Gillum, John
30 Apr 1868
40941
72, page 450

7 Mar 1844
Gillem, Chester
120
Carter
Brushy Fk.
Gillem, Chester
5 Oct 1847
10768
22, page 55

23 Jan 1850
Gillum, Amos
7 1/2
Christian
Tradewater R.
Gillum, Amos
10 Dec 1850
16313
32, page 62

20 Apr 1858
Gillum, John S.
42
Crittenden
Piney Cr.
Gillum, John S.
28 Apr 1859
30045
54, page 57

27 Jan 1845
Gilliam, John S.
962
Crittenden
Hoods Cr.
Gilliam, John S.
5 Aug 1845
06841
14, page 422
Warrant #1: 40
3 Dec 1842
Gilliam, John S.
50
Crittenden
Crooked Cr.
Gilliam, John S.
27 Aug 1843
04758
10, page 365
Warrant #1: 4

Gillom, John & Wells, Lewis
20
Elliott
Penningtons Fk. Little Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillom, John & Wells, Lewis
1 Dec 1890
63799
114, page 424

1 May 1870
Gillum, William
100
Elliott
Briar Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Wm.
3 Jul 1872
47831
88, page 531

1 Oct 1894
Gillum, Wm.
20
Elliott
Newcombe Fk.
Gillam, Wm.
28 Jan 1895
65622
118, page 24

20 Nov 1889
Gillom, Wm.
49
Elliott
Briar Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillom, Wm.
14 Jul 1890
63009
113, page 193

21 Sep 1881
Gillum, Isaiah
50
Elliott
Newcombe Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Isaiah
17 May 1882
55900
101, page 408

22 Mar 1872
Gillum, William
98
Elliott
Brice Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, William
13 May 1879
54128
98, page 260

23 Jul 1869
Gillum, Charles
50
Elliott
Briar Fk. Little Sandy R.
Gillum, Charles
23 Jun 1870
43032
76, page 375

1 Jan 1858
Dixon, William & Gilliam, Jacob
200
Harlan
Benham Spur Lunies Cr. Cumberland R.
Dixon, William & Gilliam, Jacob
19 Jul 1859
30592
55, page 132

1 Jan 1858
Dixon, William & Gilliam, Jacob
50
Harlan
Clover Lick Cr. Lunes Cr. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, John
7 Oct 1859
31046
56, page 45

1 Sep 1902
Gilliam, J. C.
30
Harlan
Benoms Spur
Gilliam, Jacob C.
2 Feb 1903
66733
120, page 30
Warrant #6: 0
11 Jan 1870
Gilliam, John
150
Harlan
Looney Cr. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, John
28 Apr 1871
45232
80, page 382

12 Oct 1882
Gillum, Dixon
50
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, Dixon
16 May 1883
57709
104, page 481

15 Dec 1844
Gilliam, Jacob
50
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Farmer, Lewis
2 Jul 1845
06236
13, page 256
Warrant #1: 258
18 Dec 1844
Gilliam, John
100
Harlan
Laurel Br. Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Gilliam, John
2 Jul 1845
06237
13, page 257
Warrant #1: 263, #2: 234
19 Jan 1882
Gillom, Martin
50
Harlan
Looney Cr. Clover Lick Cr.
Gillom, Martin
20 Mar 1883
57511
104, page 283

2 Sep 1902
Gilliam, Dixon C.
45
Harlan
Benoms Spur
Gilliam, Jacob
2 Feb 1903
66732
120, page 29
Warrant #6: 0
24 Feb 1891
Gilliam, Martin
50
Harlan
Bull Cave Br. Razor Fk. Clover Fk. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, Martin
10 Oct 1891
64472
115, page 539

26 Aug 1839
Gillum, John
100
Harlan
Looney Cr.
Gillum, John
18 Jul 1843
04649
10, page 255
Warrant #1: 13
26 Jan 1882
Gillom, Dixon
50
Harlan
Clover Lick Cr.
Gillom, Dixon
20 Mar 1883
57516
104, page 288

3 Apr 1843
Gilliam, Jacob &c.
400
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Dixon, John
2 Jul 1845
06229
13, page 249
Warrant #1: 145
30 Apr 1851
Gilliam, John & Gilliam, Jesse
200
Harlan
Clover Lick Cr. Poor Fk.
Gilliam, John & Gilliam, Jesse
18 Oct 1852
20397
37, page 351

30 Dec 1846
Gilliam, John
50
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Gilliam, John
19 Jul 1848
11932
24, page 93

8 Feb 1882
Gillom, William
15
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk.
Gillom, William
20 Mar 1883
57521
104, page 293

9 Mar 1911
Gilliam, W. C.
1 20/100
Harlan
Looney Cr. Poor Fk. Cumberland R.
Gilliam, W. C.
08/02/1911
68720
123, page 477
Warrant #6: 0
12 Aug 1920
Gillum, Jno. C.
2 1/20
Johnson
Keatons Fk. Big Blaine Cr.
Gillum, John C.
11/26/1920
69481
125, page 301

2 Aug 1881
Gillum, C. C.
100
Knox
Richland Cr.
Gillum, C. C.
14 May 1883
57693
104, page 465

2 Mar 1858
Gillum, Anderson
78
Knox
Rye Cove Br. Tuggle Br. Big Richland Cr.
Gillum, Anderson
23 Nov 1859
31353
56, page 351

2 Mar 1859
Gillum, Anderson
25
Knox
Tuggle Br. Richland Cr.
Gillum, Anderson
23 Nov 1859
31359
56, page 357

7 May 1877
Gillum, Cornelius C.
150
Knox
Bowman Br. Richland Cr.
Gillum, Cornelious C.
4 Oct 1877
53451
97, page 138

2 Feb 1865
Gilliam, Peter
80
Lawrence
Big Blain Cr.
Gilliam, Peter
12 Jul 1865
36072
65, page 283

2 Feb 1865
Gilliam, Peter
37
Lawrence
Blaine Cr.
Gilliam, Peter
12 Jul 1865
36073
65, page 284

25 Jul 1856
Gilliam, Peter
50
Lawrence
Big Blain Cr. Road Fk.
Gilliam, Peter
24 Jun 1857
27620
49, page 141

30 Aug 1879
Gillum, James M.
200
Logan
None
Gillum, James M.
31 Aug 1880
54630
99, page 222

16 Nov 1903
Gilliam, Jessie
50
Morgan
Lower Sand Lick Open Fk. Paint Cr. Big Sandy
Gillam, Jessey
09/01/1905
67709
121, page 451
Warrant #6: 0
19 May 1876
Gillam, J. G.
130
Morgan
Lower Sand Lick Fk. Open Fk. Paint Cr.
Gillam, J. G.
12 Mar 1877
53254
96, page 499

2 Sep 1861
Gillom, Charley
50
Morgan
Little Sandy R.
Gillom, Charley
21 Aug 1862
34932
63, page 133

20 Dec 1865
Gillom, Isaiah
111
Morgan
Little Sandy R.
Gillom, Isaiah
3 Sep 1866
38032
69, page 101

21 Dec 1865
Gillum, Isaiah
112
Morgan
Little Sandy R.
Gillom, Isaiah
3 Sep 1866
38031
69, page 100

21 Sep 1861
Gillom, John
100
Morgan
Little Sandy R.
Gillom, John
21 Aug 1862
34931
63, page 132

23 Mar 1861
Gillom, Izaah
100
Morgan
R. Fk. Newcomb Cr.
Gillom, Iza.
26 Dec 1861
34681
62, page 369

25 Apr 1888
Gillam, Hiram
39 3/4
Morgan
Elk Fk. Licking R.
Gillam, Hiram
12 Mar 1890
62723
112, page 465

26 Apr 1888
Gillam, Peter & Smith, Sarah
89
Morgan
Meadow Br. Elk Fk. Licking R.
Gillam, Peter & Smith, Sarah
12 Mar 1890
62722
112, page 464

13 Dec 1850
Gillum, John
200
Perry
Big Cr. Hixes Br.
Gillum, John
15 Apr 1856
25034
44, page 586

17 Aug 1849
Gillem, John
300
Perry
Laurel Fk. Maces Cr. N. Fk. Kentucky R.
Gillem, John
1 Jul 1850
15004
29, page 441

1 Dec 1857
Gillum, John
100
Pike
Elkhorn Cr.
Gillum, John
12 Apr 1860
31960
57, page 447

27 Nov 1882
Gillam, Mark
15
Pike
Stone Coal Cr.
Gillam, Mark
26 Jul 1883
58086
105, page 314

6 Apr 1880
Gillum, D. L.
25
Pike
Road Fk. Stone Cole Cr.
Dils, John Jr.
21 Jun 1883
57835
105, page 63

20 Mar 1880
Gilliam, L. E.
40
Todd
Clifty Cr.
Gilliam, L. E.
17 Sep 1881
55187
100, page 237

7 Nov 1879
Gillam, James L.
3
Todd
Clifty Cr.
Shemwell, W. G.
17 Sep 1881
55186
100, page 236

8 Mar 1850
Gillum, Milton W.
7
Todd
W. Fk. Red R.
Burrus, Nathaniel
6 Oct 1852
20342
37, page 296




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