Estate of Marcus Gilliam | Gilliams of Virginia

Estate of Marcus Gilliam of Franklin County, NC
Updated March 12, 2016



Overview
Marcus Gilliam, the son of Walter Gilliam and Sarah of Southampton County, VA., married Frances Stewart, the daughter of William Stewart and Mary Shands. Walter’s Will does not mention a son named Marcus (it does refer to sons Arthur, Drury and Ephraim). However, in a
Franklin County, NC deed of gift dated 23 Apr 1794 Sarah Gilliam refers to Marcus Gilliam as her son and to Walter Gilliam, "late of Southampton County" as her husband.

The buyers at the Sale of the Estate of Marcus Gilliam include:
James Coliins, James Davis, Jacob Gupton, Ephraim Gilliam, Davis Collins, Drewry Gilliam, Nancy Gilliam, Jacob Bess, Wm Collins, William Gilliam, Isaac Gupton, Thomas Morris, David Vinson, Josiah Jackson, Thomas Goswick, Marcus Gilliam, Salley Vinson, and James Murphey. Many of who are relatives and neighbors.




A List of articles sold at the Sale of Marcus Gilliam’s Acct
September 25th 1817

1 earthen dish
To James Collings

76
3 hoes
James Davis
1

1 wedge
Jacob Gupton
1

1 trumpet
Ephraim Gilliam

25
1 plow from ____
Davis Collins

69
5 pewter plates
Drewry Gilliam
1
75
4 knives and forks
Drewry Gilliam

60
1 dutch oven
Nancy Gilliam
1

1 pot
Jacob Bess
1
1
1 bed and stead
Drewry Gilliam

2 1/2
1 skillet
Jacob Bess

67
4 chairs
Wm Collings

30
1 ______ of wool
Wm Gilliam
2

1 sheep skin
Wm Gilliam

31
1 lot of pewter
Wm Gilliam

41
1 pare of cards
Drewry Gilliam

30
1 cotton wheel
James Davis

30
1 ____ of flax
Isaac Gupton

61
1 hammer
Thomas Morris

12 1/2
1 shovel
Davis Collins

30
1 side of ____
Wm Gilliam

35
1 churn and gum
Drewry Gilliam

2 1/2
2 reap hooks
Drewry Gilliam

6
1 ____ of salt
Drewry Gilliam

25
5 hoggs
Wm Gilliam
12
5
2 hoggs
David Vinson
12
5
1 grinder
Wm Gilliam

50
1 lot of corn
Isaac Gupton
12
28
1 lot of corn
Isaac Gupton
12
25
1 _____
Isaac Gupton
2
26
1 cow and calf
Josiah Jackson
20
10
1 cow and calf
Wm Gilliam
6

2 sheep
Wm Gilliam
4
30
2 Sheep
Thomas Goswick
3
50
1 negro woman
Isaac Gupton
400
2
1 Mare
Wm Gilliam
20
1
4 pigs
Wm Gilliam
1

1 chest
Wm Gilliam

12
1 fish net
Drewry Gilliam

35
1 ____ axe
Marcus Gilliam
2
25
1 tray
Salley Vinson

25
1 fat goose
Drewry Gilliam

12
1 meal bag
James Murphy

57
1 horse ___
Sally Vinson

5
1 meal stand
Sally Vinson

25
2 half bushel
Thomas Morris

25
1 stack top fodder
Ephraim Gilliam Est

26
1 ___ of shucks
James Murphy

75
100 of fodder
James Murphy

75
1 ____ axe
Wm Gilliam

61
1 colt
Wm Gilliam
11
65
1 of fodder
Wm Gilliam

60
2 corn ___
Drewry Gilliam
1
62 1/2
3 of fodder
James Murphy

5

Returned October the first 1817 of Drewry Gilliam Admins of Marcus Gilliam decd, forty dollars & 7 cents in full of an execution.
__________ [?]
Marcus Gilliam
Drewry Gilliam




Know all men by these presents, that we Drewry Gilliam, Parker Murphy, William Russel and Isaac Gupton
Are held and firmly bound unto John A [?] Hawkins, Esquire, the chairman of the county court of Franklin for the time being, and his successors in office, in the just and full sum of one thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrator jointly, severally and firmly, sealed with our seals and dated this 9th day of September AD 1817

The condition of the above obligation is such that is the above bounden Drury Gilliam, administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Marcus Gilliam, deceased, do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the good and chattels, rights and credits of the said decease, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said Drury or into the hands and possession of any other persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited to the County Court, where orders for administrations passed, within ninety days after the date of these presents: and the same goods, chattels and credits, and all other the goods, chattels and credits of the said decease at the times of his death, or which at any time after shall come to the hands of possession of the said Drury or into the hands or possession of any together person or person for him do well and truly administer according to law. And further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of his said administration within two years after the date of these presents; and all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrator’s account, the same being first examined and allowed by the County Court, shall deliver and pay to such person or person respectively as the same shall be due unto pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the acts of the General Assembly in such cases made & provided. And if it shall appears that any last Will and Testament was made by the deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named to exhibit the same into Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Drury above named being thereunto required to render and deliver the said letters of Administration, approbation of such testament being first had and made in the said Court; then this obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sig: Drewry Gilliam, Parker Murphy, Wm Leonard, Isaac Gupton.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
G. Hillip [?]




Drewry Gilliam Admr etc In Acct Current with the Estate of Marcus Gilliam, decd
To amount of sales p acct returned 585.33

By cash paid

Jesse Person
2.00
Kemp Plummer
2.00
Ephraim Gilliam
64.00
Guilford Lewis
40.87
Sarah Cook
2.00
Guilford Lewis
1.18
Commissions Allowed
29.25
Balance due
585.33

Sig: Drewry Gilliam




State of North Carolina,
Franklin County

We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by the County Court of said county, proceeded to examine the above accounts and find that there is a balance due from the Administrators of 444.03 four hundred and forty four dollars and three cents given under our hands this 8th day of December 1819
Sig: G. Lewis, A Long.


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