GILLIAMs of Patrick County
Updated March 23, 2016

Background
Patrick County, like Henry County, was named for Patrick Henry.  It was formed from Henry County in 1790.  The county seat is Stuart. 


Parishes
Patrick County was formed after the Disestablishment.


Overview
Devereaux GILLIAM, son of William GILLIAM and Mary Jarratt is compensated for travel to court. His son, William, makes numerous appearances in the Court Orders. William's wife and children are mentioned in the Will of William Smith, dated 1815.


Court Orders
February Court, 23 Feb 1798
James Lyon Jr. is allowed 1 days attendc. as a Witness for Newman ads. GILLIAM.
Patrick County, VA, Order Book, O, page ___.

April Court, 27 Apr 1798
GILLIAM v Newman, a Jury Swo. to wit, James Harris, David Harbour, Richard Thomas, Peter Frans, Robert Sharp, Nathan Morrison, Joseph Going, Nathaniel Ross, Alexander Lackey, John Turman, Tho. Hornsby & Daniel Adams, a Juror withdrawn & Cont.

William Lyon is allowed 1 days attendance as a Witness for Newman ads. GILLIAM.

1 Aug 1800 Court
GILLIAM vs Newman, jury sworn:
Zachariah Sneed, Sackville Brewer, Jr., Humphrey Smith, Joseph Taylor, Eliphaz Shelton, James Haile, John Allen, William Fitzpatrick, William Kenton, Joseph Cummings, John Mankin
Verdict for the Defendant
Patrick County, VA, Order Book ___, Page 245

1 Aug 1800 Court
GILLIAM vs Newman, on a motion of the Plaintiff for a new tryall [sic], same was over ruled.
Patrick County, VA, Order Book ___, Page 245


Deeds
27 Sep 1798
William GILLIAM to Terry Hughes
Patrick County, VA, Deed Book ___, page ___


Grants
11 Apr 1796
Easley, Miller.
122 acres on the south waters of South Mayo River adjoining William GILLIAM.
 
Land Office Grants No. 33, 1795-1796, p. 577 (Reel 99).


Periodicals
10 May 1864
"No Place to Stay."—Flora McFlimsey had nothing to wear.  Jennie GILLIAM has no place to stay.  She was found by the Watchmen on Sunday night bivouacing [sic] in the Capitol Square, and on her declaring that she had "no place to stay," was brought before the Mayor, yesterday morning.  The Mayor committed her to jail for lack of a better place to send her to.  She has been loafing and begging about the city since the beginning of the war, and says she is from
Patrick county
Richmond Whig, May 10, 1864, p.2, c. 3


Taxes
1791-1797
Joseph Stovall, 142 acres, 194 acres from Devereaux GILLIAM
1792-1793
William GILLIAM, 223 acres from James Mankins
1794-1797
William GILLIAM, 223 acres Terry Hughes to pay
1798
William GILLIAM, 223 acres conveyed to Terry Hughes
Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, "Patrick County Land Tax, 1791-1799," Volume XXIV, Number 2


Wills, Estates and Inventories
29 Nov 1815, Rec. Feb Court 1816
Will of William Smith
He named wife
sons Henry, Isham, Harbard, Nathaniel, Bartholomew, John and Munford.
Dtr Jean GILLIAM, Mary Parr, Ann Rogers, Susannah Frans and
grandchildren William Parr, Nancy Parr, Smith Parr, Sinda M Parr, John Edm. Parr, Nancy E GILLIAM, Susannah GILLIAM, Gincy Lyon and Jacob Lyon
[Jean GILLIAM appears to be the wife of William GILLIAM, son of Devereaux GILLIAM. The Rogers and Parrs are involved in court cases above with William GILLIAM. William GILLIAM and family relocates to Georgia.]
Patrick County, VA, Will Book ___, page ___.


Sources
  • Land Office Grants No. 33, 1795-1796, p. 577 (Reel 99).
  • Patrick County, VA, Court Orders
  • Patrick County, VA, Deed Book
  • Patrick County, VA, Will Book
  • Richmond Whig, May 10, 1864, p.2, c. 3
  • Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, "Patrick County Land Tax, 1791-1799," Volume XXIV, Number 2