Botetourt County
GILLIAMs of Botetourt County
Updated July 2, 2011
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Background
Botetourt County was named for Norborne Berkeley, baron de Botetourt, the royal governor of Virginia from 1768 to 1770.  It was formed from Augusta County in 1769, and part of Rockbridge County was added in 1785.  Its area is 549 square miles, and the county seat is Fincastle. 


Parishes
Botetourt Parish, 1769


Overview
Some of descendants of William GILLIAM and Mary Jarratt settled, for a time, in Botetourt County including, son, Thomas GILLIAM in the 1780’s. Later grandson of William and Mary, John P. GILLIAM settled in Botetourt. (John P. GILLIAM is the son of John GILLIAM and Mary Tooley).

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Census
1850

John P GILLIAM
Estimated birth year: abt 1789
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850: District 8, Botetourt, Virginia
Family Number: 296
John P GILLIAM, age 61
Elizabeth GILLIAM, age 44
Richard H GILLIAM, age 24
Alexander GILLIAM, age 20
Reason GILLIAM, age 17
Frances GILLIAM, age 15
Grinttetta GILLIAM, age 12
Jesser GILLIAM, age 9


William A GILLIAM
Estimated birth year: abt 1797
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850: District 8, Botetourt, Virginia
Family Number: 1505
William A GILLIAM, age 53
Eliza D GILLIAM, age 48
William A GILLIAM, age 13
Elizabeth D GILLIAM, age 11
Mary T GILLIAM, age 9
Hannah Snider, age 65


William W GILLIAM
Estimated birth year: abt 1798
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850: District 8, Botetourt, Virginia
Family Number: 1401
William W GILLIAM, age 52
Ellen GILLIAM, age 38


1860
Wm A GILLIAM
Birth Year: abt 1798
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Botetourt, Virginia
Gender: Male
Wm A GILLIAM, age 62
Eliza GILLIAM, age 58
Wm A GILLIAM, age 21
Elizabeth GILLIAM, age 20
Wm W GILLIAM, age 61
Robt J GILLIAM, age 14
Mary W GILLIAM, age 19
Virginia GILLIAM, age 18
Annie E GILLIAM, age 16
Wm Simmons, age 20

1870
William A GILLIAM
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Fincastle
William A GILLIAM, age 32
Martha E GILLIAM, age 22
Eliza D GILLIAM, age 68
Elzie D GILLIAM, age 29
Whiten W GILLIAM, age 72

1900
Robt J GILLIAM
Home in 1900: Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia
Age: 54
Birth Date: Jul 1845
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Spouse's name: Ella M GILLIAM
Marriage Year: 1881
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 19
Robt J GILLIAM, age 54
Ella M GILLIAM, age 42
Emma Mc F GILLIAM, age 18
Sam H GILLIAM, age 12
Berta Narcross, age 29, Cook
Lewis Narcross, age 6
Dick Narcross, age 3



Civil War

Name: Robert GILLIAM
Residence: Botetourt County, Virginia
Enlistment Date: 18 Jun 1861
Enlistment Place: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Birth Date: 12 Jul 1845
Death Date: 28 Feb 1914
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 18 June 1861 at the age of 16.
Enlisted in Company K, 60th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 18 Jun 1861.
Discharged Company K, 60th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 21 Sep 1862.
Enlisted in Company K, 60th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 15 Aug 1863.
Sources: 21
Height: 5'11 "
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: light

Robert GILLIAM saw the following conflicts:
Fought on 1 Aug 1861 at Charleston, SC.
Fought on 15 Aug 1861.
Fought on 25 Sep 1861.
Fought on 13 Oct 1861 at Carnifax Ferry, W. VA.
Fought on 15 Oct 1861.
Fought on 15 Nov 1861.
Fought on 15 Dec 1861.
Fought on 20 Jan 1862 at Mercer County, WV.
Fought on 15 Mar 1862 at South Carolina.
Fought on 26 Mar 1862 at Wyoming County, WV.
Fought on 27 Mar 1862 at Greenbrier County, WV.
Fought on 10 Apr 1862 at Greensboro, NC.
Fought on 15 Apr 1862 at Mechanicsville, VA.
Fought on 30 Apr 1862 at Princeton, WV.
Fought on 15 Jun 1862 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1862.
Fought on 26 Jun 1862 at Mechanicsville, VA.
Fought on 27 Jun 1862 at Gaines' Mill, VA.
Fought on 28 Jun 1862 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1862 at Frazier's Farm, VA.
Fought on 19 Jul 1862 at Mercer County, WV.
Fought on 9 Aug 1862 at Cedar Mountain, VA.
Fought on 15 Aug 1862 at North Carolina.
Fought on 15 Aug 1862.

Fought on 15 Aug 1863.
Fought on 25 Aug 1863 at Fayette County, WV.
Fought on 9 Sep 1863.
Fought on 15 Sep 1863 at Braxton County, WV.
Fought on 7 Oct 1863.
Fought on 10 Oct 1863.
Fought on 10 Dec 1863 at Roanoke County.
Fought on 23 Dec 1863 at Braxton County, WV.
Fought on 28 Jan 1864 at Mercer County, WV.
Fought on 1 Feb 1864 at Clay County, WV.
Fought on 1 Feb 1864 at Blue Sulphur Springs, WV.
Fought on 14 Feb 1864 at Braxton County, WV.
Fought on 16 Feb 1864 at Webster County, WV.
Fought on 22 Feb 1864.
Fought on 14 Mar 1864 at Fayette County, WV.
Fought on 15 Mar 1864 at Salem, VA.
Fought on 16 Mar 1864 at Louisville, KY.
Fought on 21 Mar 1864 at Fayette County, WV.
Fought on 9 May 1864 at Cloyd's Mountain, VA.
Fought on 15 May 1864 at Princeton, WV.
Fought on 15 May 1864.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Piedmont, VA.
Fought on 5 Jun 1864 at Piedmont, VA.
Fought on 6 Jun 1864 at Piedmont, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864.
Fought on 23 Jun 1864 at Roanoke County, VA.
Fought on 5 Jul 1864.
Fought on 7 Jul 1864 at Maryland.
Fought on 8 Jul 1864 at Rockville, MD.
Fought on 9 Jul 1864 at Maryland.
Fought on 11 Jul 1864 at Rockville, MD.
Fought on 15 Jul 1864.
Fought on 16 Jul 1864 at Washington, DC.
Fought on 18 Jul 1864 at Snicker's Gap, VA.
Fought on 20 Jul 1864 at Berryville, VA.
Fought on 21 Jul 1864.
Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Beverly, WV.
Fought on 24 Jul 1864 at Kernstown, VA.
Fought on 25 Jul 1864 at Kernstown, VA.
Fought on 30 Jul 1864 at Hagerstown, PA.
Fought on 4 Aug 1864 at Chambersburg, PA.
Fought on 15 Aug 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA.
Fought on 15 Aug 1864.
Fought on 17 Aug 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 19 Aug 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 25 Aug 1864.
Fought on 10 Sep 1864 at Roane County, WV.
Fought on 15 Sep 1864.
Fought on 19 Sep 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 22 Sep 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA.
Fought on 25 Sep 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA.
Fought on 25 Sep 1864.
Fought on 25 Sep 1864 at Harrisonburg, VA.
Fought on 25 Sep 1864 at Mt Jackson Hospl, Richmond, VA.
Fought on 25 Sep 1864 at Harrisonburg, VA Hospl.
Fought on 15 Oct 1864 at Leetown.
Fought on 15 Oct 1864 at Cloyd's Mountain, VA.
Fought on 15 Oct 1864.
Fought on 17 Oct 1864 at Braxton County, WV.
Fought on 19 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 19 Oct 1864 at Belle Grove, VA.
Fought on 19 Nov 1864.
Fought on 2 Dec 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 8 Dec 1864 at Braxton County, WV.
Fought on 24 Dec 1864.
Fought on 31 Dec 1864.
Fought on 15 Jan 1865.
Fought on 22 Jan 1865 at Mercer County, WV.
Fought on 15 Feb 1865.
Fought on 2 Mar 1865 at Waynesboro, VA.
Fought on 5 Mar 1865 at Fisherville.
Fought on 10 Mar 1865 at Roane County, WV.
Fought on 10 Mar 1865 at Clay County, WV.
Fought on 12 Mar 1865 at Clay County, WV.
Fought on 12 Mar 1865.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865.
Fought on 10 Apr 1865.
Fought on 15 May 1865.
[Robert GILLIAM was the son of William W. GILLIAM of Botetourt]
Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA



Deeds
10 Mar 1827
This indenture made this 10th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven between Thomas Newell and Nancy his wife of the one part & John P. GILLIAM of the other part all of the county of Botetourt and state of Virginia witnesseth that the said Thomas Newell and Nancy his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars, lawful money of the United States to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do bargain, and sell unto the said John P. GILLIAM & his heirs one certain tract of land known by the name of the Cherry Tree Orchard lying and being in the county aforesaid on Purgatory Mountain adjoining the land of Mayberry Weaver & Andrew Amix [?] deed is bounded as follows viz.
Beginning at two hickory and a Chestnut thence with the lines of the same south 20 west seventy four pole to a white oak and hickory old corner thence west one hundred and twenty pole up the mountain thence north 31 east one hundred and forty poles to three red oaks by the head of a spring a small branch thence south 55 east ninety two poles along the mountain to the beginning containing fifty acres more or less
To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said John P. GILLIAM and his heirs to the sole use and behoof of him the said John P. GILLIAM and his heirs forever and they the said Thomas Newell and his wife for ____and their heirs doth covenant with the said John P. GILLIAM & his heirs the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances unto the said John P. GILLIAM & his heirs they the said Thomas Newell and Nancy his wife and their heirs will forever warrant ___ defend the same by these presents
In witness whereof they the said Thomas Newell and Nancy his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year above written
Sig: Thomas Newell, Nancy Newell

Botetourt County to Wit
We David Rowland and Chas B. Penn magistrates of the county aforesaid do hereby that Thomas Newell party to the written conveyance hath duly acknowledged the same before us on the 10th day of March 1827 and desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the Clerk of the county court of Botetourt in order that the said conveyance nay be recorded as witness our hand and seals
Sig: D. Rowland, Chas B. Penn
Rec: 10 Mar 1827
Botetourt County, Deed Book 17, pages 330-331.



Grand Jury

12 Aug 1788
"The Grand Jury presents the following: . . . "Thomas Gillum, John Britt, William Britt and John Taylor for insulting James Barnett, Gent., while in the discharge of his office quelling a riot the last Saturday in March last; . . ."
Summers, Lewis Preston. Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800.


Marriages
27 Nov 1848
Thomas Henderson to Mary A. J. Gilliam, daughter of John P. Gilliam,
Sec: Thomas Henderson, Richard P. Gilliam
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Taxes
1785
Thomas GILLIAM
State: VA
County: Botetourt Co.
Location: Barnetts Dist
Colonial America, 1607-1789 Census Index

Personal Property Taxes

Date
Name
W Males >21
W Males 16-21
W Males <21
B >16
B <16
Horses
Cattle
Source
1783
No GILLIAMs









1784
Thomas GILLIAM

1





3
10

Image 2

1785
Thomas Gillam

1





3
13

Image 5

1786
Thomas Gillom

1





3
15

Image 4

1787
Thos Gillam

1





3
13

List B, Image 5

1787
Winnf George






3
3

List B, Image 5

28 Mar 1788
Winney George


1



5

List C, Image 5

28 Mar 1788
Thomas Gillam

1





3

List C, Image 5

16 May 1789
Thos Gillim

1





2

List C, Image 4

16 May 1789
Elizabeth Georg






5

List C, Image 4

22 May 1789
Solomon Georg

1





3

List C, Image 4

1790
No GILLIAMs









1791
No GILLIAMs









1792
No GILLIAMs









1793
No GILLIAMs








1794
No GILLIAMs








1795
No GILLIAMs









[After 1789 Thomas GILLIAM, son of William GILLIAM and Mary Jarratt, removes to the Clinch River area of Tennessee where he and his son James are believed to have been killed by Native Americans. Solomon, Elizabeth, and Winnifred George have been included for clarity as Thomas married Winnifred George, the daughter of Winnifred George].
BinnsGenealogy.com. County Tax Lists.




Sources
  • BinnsGenealogy.com. County Tax Lists.
  • Colonial America, 1607-1789 Census Index
  • Summers, Lewis Preston. Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800.