Powhatan Deeds | Gilliams of Virginia

Powhatan County, VA Deeds
Updated June 18, 2012


Overview
James Gilliam of Cumberland County, VA first purchases land in Powhatan County in 1804. James and his descendants maintain and presence in Powhatan for the next one years. James owns “Somerset” near Ballsville, John Gilliam owns “Maiden’s Adventure,” Richard James Gilliam owns “Spring Valley,” “Buena Vista,” “Pleasant’s Island” and the tract at the “Foundry.” The
Foundry Tract is now a golf course. According to the Foundry’s website, it was the site where Robert E. Lee encamped on his way home from Appomattox.

Other Gilliams mentioned in Powhatan land records include Marshall Madison Gilliam of Buckingham and later Richmond, Thomas Willson Gilliam and Ada A. Campbell, his wife, and a Joseph and Ellen Gilliam.



Grantee Index



Year of Record
Grantee
Grantor
Instrument
Book
Page
1804
James Gilliam
Joseph McLaurine
Deed
3
219
1804
James Gilliam
Thomas Davenport
Deed
3
220
1804
James Gilliam
John Steger
Deed
3
257
1809
John Gilliam
Richard Harris
Deed
4
74
1822
John Gilliam
Edward JohnsonDeed
8
18
1824
John Gilliam
John Robertson
Deed
9
67
1826
John Gilliam
Thomas Pemberton
Deed
9
244
1840
John Gilliam
Francis J. Smith
Deed
14
425
1840
John Gilliam
Robert Poore
Asgmt
14
427
1840
John Gilliam
Samuel Pleasants
Deed
14
428
1840
John Gilliam
Wm. S. Dance
Release
14
433
1842
John Gilliam
Reuben Ragland
Deed
15
187
1842
John Gilliam
Loftin N. Ellett
Release
15
216
1842
John Gilliam
Samuel Pleasants
Deed
15
227
1843
John Gilliam
Susan M. Bass
Deed of Trust
16
135
1843
John Gilliam
James E. Mayo
Deed
16
137
1844
John Gilliam
James P. Poore
Deed
16
422
1849
Richard J. Gilliam
John F. Lay
Deed of Trust
18
42
1850
Richard J. Gilliam
John F. Lay
Deed of Trust
18
180
1850
John Gilliam
Daniel Stringer
Deed
18
308
1851
Richard J. Gilliam
John J. Flournoy, Jr.
Deed of Trust
18
445
1851
Richard J. Gilliam
Robert W. NelsonDeed and Plat
18
476
1852
John Gilliam
William S. Dance
Release
18
573
1852
John Gilliam
William A. Turpin
Release
18
575
1852
John Gilliam
John Robertson
Release
18
594
1854
Lucy A. Gilliam and Susan E. Gillam
Fabius M. Lawson
Deed
19
188
1857
John Gilliam, Elizabeth T. Gilliam, William T. Gilliam, James D. Gilliam, Polly Gilliam
Lucian Minor
Release
20
30
1869
Joseph Gilliam
John N. Woodfin
Deed
21
269
1876
Marshall M Gilliam
Benjamin H. Frayser
Deed of Trust
23
69
1881
Robert Gilliam, Jr
Robert Y. Jones
Deed of Trust
24
294
1881
Robert Gilliam, Jr
Robert Y. Jones
Deed of Trust
24
297
1884
R. H. Gilliam
John B. Harvie
Deed of Trust
25
298
1885
Robert Gilliam, Jr
W. J. McDowell
Deed of Trust
25
491
1890
R. H. Gilliam
J. O. Scott
Deed of Trust
27
583
1891
John Gilliam
James A. Tilman
Deed of Trust
28
73
1893
John Gilliam
William Whitlock
Deed of Trust
28
494




Grantor Index


Year of Record
Grantor
Grantee
Instrument
Book
Page
1799
Robert Gilliam
Robert Taylor
Bill of Sale
2
630
1810
John and Mary Gilliam
Samuel Hobson
Deed
4
165
1816
John and Mary Gilliam, Susanna Gilliam
Littleberry H Mosby
Deed
6
93
1822
John and Mary Gilliam
Thomas Taylor
Deed of Trust
8
20
1823
John Gilliam
Wm S. Dance
Deed of Trust
8
314
1826
John and Mary Gilliam
Thomas Pemberton
Deed
9
242
1835
John and Mary Gilliam
James River Co
Deed and Plat
13
37
1836
John Gilliam
William O Harding
Deed
13
243
1846
John Gilliam
Wm C. Flournoy
Pers
17
190
1851
Richard J. Gilliam
Jno F. Lay
Deed of trust
18
477
1852
Richard J. and Catherine E. Gilliam
Lucian Minor
Deed of Trust
18
527
1852
Richard J. Gilliam
Wm B Ball
Pers
18
559
1853
Richard H. Gilliam
Louisa T. Flippen
Deed
19
55
1854
John Gilliam
Fabius M. Lawson
Deed
19
187
1854
Richard J. and Catherine E. Gilliam
John F. Lay
Release
19
207
1856
Lucy A. Gilliam and Susan E. Gilliam
Robert Y Jones
Deed
19
442
1857
Lucy A. Gilliam
Wm Overton
Mar Cont
20
69
1869
Joe and Ellen Gilliam
R. J. Mosby
Deed of Trust
21
270
1869
John Gilliam
George B Adkins
Deed of Trust
21
316
1869
John Gilliam
Christopher C McRae
Deed of Trust
21
322
1870
John and Bettie M. Gilliam
John P. Taylor
Agreement
21
382
1870
Catherine E. Gilliam
Homestead Deed

21
414
1870
John Gilliam
Homestead Deed

21
415
1870
Joseph and Ellen Gilliam
James A. Tilman
Deed
21
426
1871
Catherine E. Gilliam and William T., James D., Pollie J. Gilliam
N. D. Cosby
Bill of Sale
21
480
1871
John and W. T. Gilliam
N. D. Cosby Admr.
Bill of Sale
21
504
1871
Catherine E. Gilliam and Pollie Gilliam
John F. Lay
Deed of Trust
22
20
1872
John Gilliam
Willis J. Dance
Pers
22
75
1873
John Gilliam
A. L. Putzel
Pers
22
215
1874
James D. Gilliam and William T. Gilliam
Willis J. Dance
Deed of Trust
22
378
1878
Marshall M. Gilliam
William Turpin
Deed
23
455
1879
Marshall M. Gilliam
Ellen Cox
Release
23
471
1880
Marshall M. Gilliam
Richard B. Chaffin
Deed
24
12
1881
Marshall M. Gilliam
L. W. Cosby
Release
24
272
1881
James D. Gilliam
John Swann
Deed
24
447
1884
John Gilliam
Thomas M. Miller
Pers
25
255
1885
Robert Gilliam, Jr.
Robert Y. Jones
Release
R-1
8
1887
R. J. Gilliam, Est
John H. Guy
Deed
26
273
1894
John Gilliam
W. D. Wilkinson
Lease
29
54
1895
Robert Gilliam
W. J. McDowell
Release
R-1
91
1896
Ada A and T. W. Gilliam
C. M. Walker and Co
Lien
29
437
1897
Ada A and T. W. Gilliam
C. M. Walker and Co
Agreement
29
526
1899
Robert H. Gililam
J. O. Scott
Release
R-1
146
1901
Catherine E. Gilliam, Estate
W. T. Gilliam, et al
Deed
31
104
1901
Richard J. Gilliam
Sally G. Mayo
Deed
31
110
1901
Wm. T. Gilliam
Sally G. Mayo
Deed
31
110
1901
Catherine E. Gilliam, Bettie M. Gilliam, R. J. Gilliam, Estate
M. F. Swann
Decree
31
125
1904
Ada A and T W Gilliam
James Kinnier
Deed
32
235
1904
John Gilliam
J. Burrell Adkins
Deed
32
266



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