Search for content in message boards

Cornelius md. Rebecca Gilliam / Mississippi

Cornelius md. Rebecca Gilliam / Mississippi

Posted: 1385618836000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whittington, Gilliam
I have Cornelius Whittington marrying Rebecca Gilliam in 1829 in Amite, MS. However, the children I have listed were born before this marriage. Who was he married to before Rebecca? or do I have the wrong Cornelius?

The children are James b 1775, John W b 1777 (my line), Mary b 1781, Aaron b 1783, Winneford b 1784, Elam b. 1786, Moses b 1788, Sarah b 1791, Susannah b 1793 and Rebecca b 1795. The oldest two - James and John - were born in SC and the others born in GA.

I know the line of children are correct but beginning to wonder if I have them attached to the wrong family Can anybody help me sort this family and determine who the mother of the children was? Or is Rebecca Gilliam actually the mother but the marriage date is wrong?

Re: Cornelius md. Rebecca Gilliam / Mississippi

Posted: 1385622615000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whittington
Cornelius & Rebecca are my line also. They were married much earlier than 1829.

I have the following in my notes:

Early Deeds and Will Abstracts
Columbia County, Georgia
Transcribed by Suzanne Forte Jan 2005
April 1st 1799. r/Oct 12 1802. CORNELIUS WHITTINGTON and wife Rebecca, to JOHN COLLIER for 60 pounds, sell 200 acres on waters of the Red Creek, bounded by LOUGHTRIP, HIGGANBOTHAM and SIMMS.


WARREN COUNTY, GA - CHURCHES Long Creek Baptist Church
This Book is the property of the Baptist Church of Christ at Long Creek Warren County Georgia Containing a record of the Deed for the Lot of Land on which the Church was built together with the Constitution of the same, and a record of the actings and doings of the same from its Constitution, Except for about Two years from its constitution which was sometime in the year 1786 and Also about Two years the records were lost or destroyed from the 16th Sept. 1797 until the 24th August 1799 -
[page] 6

Cornelious Whittington
Rebeccah Whittington
[page] 8 A list of the male members of the Church of Christ on Long Creek of Ogechee under the Pastorial care of the Revd Jephthah Vining, Baptist Minister constituted the day of 1786
90 Cornelius Whittington By Letter Dismissed
42 Rebeccah Whittenton By Letter Dismissed

Re: Cornelius md. Rebecca Gilliam / Mississippi

Posted: 1385664347000
Classification: Query
According to the cemetery monument of Cornelius Whittington, they were married 11/23/1750 in Essex Co., VA. See:;

Re: Cornelius md. Rebecca Gilliam / Mississippi

Posted: 1385682419000
Classification: Query
Thank you for the quick responses. I did some backtracking and found the source of the incorrect information as
Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Marriages [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.

I hope others that find that source and have a question will check this thread - thanks again!
per page

Find a board about a specific topic