Gilliam Cemetery, Yorktown | Gilliams of Virginia

GILLIAM Cemetery
Yorktown Naval Weapons Station
Updated March 20, 2016

The Naval Weapons Station is located about two and one half miles above Yorktown, Virginia on the York River. On August 7, 1918, the Navy procured, by a presidential proclamation 12, 562 acres of York County land, an area originally called Kiskiah.

Richard GILLIAM, the son of William GILLIAM and Mary Moss, his wife lived in and around York County. He is found in the 1840 York County, and the 1860 James City County Census records. Information regarding Richard’s family may be found in the WPA GILLIAM Family Bible.

Elizabeth Edward GILLIAM
Born June 30 1804
Died July 8, 1883
[Elizabeth Edward Hansford, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Hansford married Richard GILLIAM, son of William GILLIAM and Mary Moss, his wife.]

Born Dec 29 1848
Died Dec 26 1873
[Charlotte B. Kellam, wife of Richard B. GILLIAM, below, is the daughter of Hansford P. Kellam of St. George, Accomack County]

Born March 25 1804
Died ___ 2 1867
[Husband of Elizabeth Edward Hansford above.]

Rosa Wright GILLIAM wife of Wm P. Wright
Died Feb ___ 1877
Age 3__ years
Her only child born dead Feb 14 1877
[Rosina Evelina GILLIAM, daughter of Richard GILLIAM and Elizabeth Edward Hansford, his wife. Rosina married Rev. William P. Wright and died from complications of childbirth on 17 Feb 1877 at age 37]

Richard B. GILLIAM
July 17 1844
Oct 13 1921

  • Hankins, William B. Yorktown Naval Weapons Station Cemetery Survey, York County. Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy. Volume 10, Number 1 May/June 2001, page 19-20.