Warren County, NC | Gilliams of Virginia

GILLIAMs of Warren County, NC
Updated March 25, 2016



Background
Warren was formed in 1779 from Bute. It was named in honor of Joseph Warren, a soldier of Massachusetts who fell while fighting at Bunker Hill. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Northampton, Halifax, Franklin, and Vance counties and the state of Virginia. The act establishing the county specified that the first court was to be held at the courthouse of Bute; it also provided that subsequent courts were to be held at a place decided upon by the justices of the peace until a courthouse could be erected. Commissioners were named to select a site at the center of the county, purchase land and have the courthouse, prison and the stocks erected. In 1779 another act was passed establishing Warrenton. This act provided that the courts were to be held at the home of Thomas Christmas until the courthouse was built. Warrenton is the county seat.


Overview


Census
1790
Christopher Robertson
[married Winnifred Gilliam, widow of Peter Kimball]


Deeds
1 Aug 1762
Thos. Child, for Earl Granville, grant to William GILLIAM, Jr., of Northampton Co. 10 Sh: Sterling money, Quit Rents, etc., for 224 A. vacant land in Parish of Northampton Co. (sic), adj. William Clenton [Clanton], William Judgis, Alexander Danold, Thomas Cumbo, Jesse GILLIAM & Samuel Yargan, map or plan annexed.
Examd. & Wit: by W. Churton & Jno. Linton who testify as to Thomas Child, Esq. having authority from Earl Granville.
Proved by William Churton, Halifax Court, 13 June 1767,
Montfort Elbeck, A. J.
Reg: 5 September 1769, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.
Deld. to Will. GILLIAM 15th. Feby. 1770
Warren County, NC Deed Book 2, page 222.

19 Dec 1769
Ephraim GILLIAM to Charles Cook(e), both of Bute Co. 12 Pds: 5 Sh: Va. money for 100 A. in Bute Co. adj. John Cook.
Wit: Edward Richardson, Jesse Vinson.
Proved by Edward Richardson, Bute Nov. Court 1771,
Ben McMulloch, C.C.
Reg: 8 Feb. 1772, by Jas. Johnson, P. R.
10th. Feby. 1773 Deld. to C. Cook.
Warren County, NC Warren County, NC, Deed Book 3, page 353.

31 Mar 1772
Jesse Vinson & Maggarit Vinson to David Vinson, both of Bute Co. 35 Pds. Va. money for 100 A. in Bute Co. on SS Bever Dam Swamp, part of a grant, Feb. 1761.
Wit: Ephraim GILLIAM, Edward Richardson, William Richardson.
Proved by Edward Richardson, Bute August Court 1772,
Ben McMulloch, C.C.
Reg: 29 October 1772, by JAS. Johnson, P.R.
0th. Feby. 1773 Deld. Chas. Cook
Warren County, NC Warren County, NC, Deed Book 3, page 507.

31 Mar 1772
William Vinson to David Vinson, both of Bute Co. 5 Pds. Va. money for 100 A. in Bute Co. on SS Sandy Creek, adj. David Vinson & part of a grant 27 Nov. 1760.
Wit: Edward Richardson, Ephraim GILLIAM, Jesse Vinson.
Proved by Edward Richardson, Bute August Court 1772,
Ben McMulloch, C. C.
Reg: 29 October 1772, by James Johnson, P.R.
Deld. to Chas. Cook 10th. Feby. 1773.
Warren County, NC, Deed Book 3, page 508.

11 Mar 1772
Thomas Hill, of Luningburg Co., N.C. [sic], to David Vinson, of Co. & Province afsd. 20 Pdm. Va. money for 90 A. in Co. & Province afsd. on SS Sandy Creek, part of a grant 2 Nov. 1762.
Wit: Ephraim GILLIAM, Edward Richardson.
Proved by Edward Richardson, Bute August Court 1772,
Ben McMulloch, C.C.
Reg: 30 Oct. 1772, by James Johnson, P.R.
10th. Feby.1773 Deld. Chas. Cook.

Warren County, NC, Deed Book 3, page 510.

27 Mar 1772
Edward Richardson & Cathrin Richardson to David Vinson, both of Bute Co. 35 Pds. Va. money for 100 A. in Bute Co. on SS Sandy Creek, from mouth of Deep Bottom Branch, across the Bever Dam to line of Williams, land bought from Hezekiah Terrell.
Wit: David Vinson, JR., Ephraim GILLIAM.
Ack: by Edward Richardson, Bute August Court 1772,
Ben McMulloch, C. C.
Reg: 30 October 1772, by Jas. Johnson, P. R.
10th. Feby. 1773 Deld. to Chas. Cook.
Warren County, NC, Deed Book 3, page 511.

7 Jan 1772
Jesse GILLIAM to Gomalen Earle, both of Bute Co. 20 Pds. Va. money for 40 A. in Bute Co. on WS Hendersons Swamp, adj. McMillan, part of a tract taken up by Alexander MacMillan, Sr. Wit: James Baskett, William Duty.
Proved by James Baskett, Bute February Court 1772,
Ben McCulloch. C.C.
Reg: 18 April 1772, by Jas. Johnson, P. R.
12th. Augt. 1772 Deld. to Wm. _arler

Warren County, NC DB-3, page 389.

29 Jul 1773.
Ephraim GILLIAM & Sealer, his wife, to William Stuart, both of Bute Co. 17 Pds: 10 Sh: Va. money for 100 A. in Bute Co., down the Miery Prong, adj. GILLIAM.
Wit: Athur Murphey, Jesse Vinson, James Murphey.
Proved by William Stuart, "a witness thereto", Bute August Court 1774,
Ben McMulloch, C. C.
Reg: 3 October 1774, by James Johnson, P. R.
Warren County, NC, Deed Book 5, page 46.


Wills
Will of Peter Kimbell
26 May 1771
In the Name of God Amen, I, Peter Kimbell, of Bute County in the Province of North Carolina being in Good health and of sound memory, but taking to mind the uncertainty of this Transitory Life and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do constitute and make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following;
And first of all I give my Soul to God who gave it me and my body to Decently buried and for after my Debts and Funeral charges are paid, I bequeath my estate in manner and form following,
that info say that all my Estate both personal and Real shall be Equally Divided between my beloved wife and all my Children. Each one to take their proportion when my youngest child comes to Lawful age;
and thereby Nominate and appoint William Johnson, my Son Buckner Kimbell and Jordan Harris Executors to this my Last Will and Testament
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
Sig: Peter Kimball
Sealed and Delivered in presence of William Moore, Little Berry White, Susanna Moore
Filed in Warren County, November Court, 1779.
This last will and Testament of Peter Kimbell, Dec'd was prescribed in Court and proved by the oath of Little Berry White one of the Witnesses hereto and the same was ordered to be recorded, William Johnson, one of the Executors refusing to Qualify.
Teste Tho. Machen
Rec: 1779 [?]
Warren County, NC, Will Book 3
[Peter Kimball was the first husband of Winnifred Gilliam, the daughter of William and Agnes Gilliam. Winnifred married secondly Christopher Robertson.]

17 Dec 1788
Will of Christopher Robertson
Wife Winnaford;
Sons John & Thomas,
Grandsons James, Christopher & Isham Robertson; Grand Daughter. Burchet House.
Extrs.; Son Isham;
Wit: James Thompson (Jurat), Elisabeth Thompson & John J. Egerton (Jurat).
Rec; May Court 1791
Warren County, NC Will Book 5, Page 245
[Christopher Robertson married Winnifred Gilliam, the daughter of William and Agnes Gilliam. Christopher was the executor of the Will of William Gilliam.]

Inventory of the
Estate Christopher Roberson, Dec'd , by John Roberson & Thomas Roberson
Rec: Aug Court 1791
Warren County, NC Will Book 6, Page 16.

13 Oct. 1791
Sale of the
Estate of Christopher Roberson, Dec'd., by Edward Jones, D. Shf.
Purchasers:
John Roberson
G. Boothe
Luck Key
Christopher Roberson
Isham Roberson
Robert Jones
Sugar Kimble
Thomas Roberson
William Cooper
John Hawkins
Cary Felts
Peter Kimble (Kimbell)
Francis Falkner
Samuel Ransom
David King
Nathl. Dickinson
Solomen Cotten
Thomas Norman
Marc. Jordan
Herbert Roberson
Benjamin Moss
Daniel Ball
David Horton
Matthew Marshall
James Roberson
William House
Wm. Kneel
Thomas E. Summer
Nathl. Peebles
Wyatt Ballard
Reuben Huff
Philemon Hawkins
William Marcus
William Clark
Green House
William Gilliam
Anthony Dowden
Thos. Peebles
Jas. Clark
Benjamin Johnson
James Beckham
Stephen Loyd
James House
Rec: Nov. Court 1791

10 May 1827
The Will of Ransom Harris
Names his seven children, i.e.: Dolly Harton, Ann Moss, Elizabeth Farrar, Lucy G. Duke, Hannah H. Rowland, Sabrina M. Hagard and Guilford W. Harris and wife Elizabeth.
Probated November Court 1831
[Ransom Harris married Elizabeth Gilliam, the daughter of William Gilliam and Elizabeth Cheatham,]
Warren County, NC, Will Book Volume 33, Page 337.



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