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John Gillum (d. 1809) of Virginia

John Gillum (d. 1809) of Virginia

Larry Gillum (View posts)
Posted: 939681234000
I'm searching for info. about my great-great-great-great-grandfather, JOHN GILLUM SR., born Hanover County, Virginia; died 1809 in Albermarle County, Virginia. His son (my great-great-great-grandfather) was JAMES GILLUM, who married Susan Smith 12-16-1791, daughter of Nathan Smith in Louisa County, VA. I'm trying to find missing link between the JOHN GILLUM above and ancestors who arrived from England. We know that Ann Gillum and her infant son, Ben Gillum, came to Jamestown on July 1, 1635. We know that a John Thomas Gillum came to Jamestown on August 21, 1635. And we know that a William Gillum came to Jamestown on October 24, 1635. Any information to fill the missing links will be greatly appreciated.

John Gillum

Posted: 944050584000
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Ann Gillum/Gilliam and her son Ben arrived
on the Abigail, 1635. She was married to Benjamin
Gilliam/Gillum. I have some info on Ann
and Benjamin. This line is supposedly the
Richard Deveraux Gilliam line who married
Lady Jane. This is I hope my line.
ADA :)

Ann, Ben, Benjamin Gillum (1635)

Larry Gillum (View posts)
Posted: 944075443000
Ada: Thanks for your posting. I am interested in your information related to Ann, Ben, Benjamin Gillum, arriving on the Abigail in 1635. Certainly at this point I do know if this is my line of the family, or if instead it may consist of John, Thomas, or William Gillum, all also arriving in 1635. You may write me at my email address, Thanks! Larry.

Ann and Ben Gilliam

Posted: 944078125000
Edited: 1071068194000
Sir Richard and wife Dorothy Bradley Gilliam, had three sons: William, Devereux and John gilliam, who came to America in 1635
aboard the Constance with the Roooyal Comission to survey the Dominion of Virginia.
In the Abigail, Ann Gillam, 28 years and Ben Gillam 1 yrs, July 1st, 1635, Benjamin Gillam, a resident of Boston, Massachusetts Colony, a shooop's carpenter by trade became a freeman 1635. He had come to New England in 1634, his wife and son followed in 1635.
They had the following children in New England: Zachary,(1636) Ann(1638 soon died)
ann, again (1640), Elizabeth (1642), and Joseph (1644), Benjamin Jr. was in command in a company in Philip's war.
Benjamin Gillam, of Boston, 1635, had three sons, Zecheriah, Benjamin and Joseph; and three daughter: Hannah, wife os Samuel Philips; ffaith who m. Mathew Middleton and Mary who prob. died unmarried.
Benjamin Gillam B-ca 1610 buried 06/15/1685.
Married Anne around 1635.
Benjamin Sr, was a sea going man and a ships carpenter. The English Parish, they were from was Stepney, in Middlesex.
My line is from William on. I am still trying to figure out the Gilliams.
Thanks, ADA :)

John Gillum/Gillam/Gillham/Gilliam etc of Virginia

Posted: 954168930000
Edited: 1061268641000
During the time period you are referring to
there are many Gillum/Gillam/Gilliam/Gilham/
Gillham families (all pronounced essentially
the same.)In some cases the family members
have been known to use different spellings,
probably due to either the lack of education
recorders or clerks or due to their own
limited education. Don't narrow your search
just to the present day spelling of your
name. I have many Known branches to my
family, some with different spellings-you
could be one.
to my maiden name

Gillum Family of Sullivan Co. Mo.

Phillip Ogle (View posts)
Posted: 958831137000
I just read your message about the Gillum's of Albemarle Co. Va. My great grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Gillum born in Sullivan Co., Mo. Her father was born in Albemarle Co. Va. I am at work and do not have my geneology handy to look up names and dates. But interested in finding out more. My Gillum's were in Mo. by around 1850. They were slave owners since Mary E. gillum's father had a "mammy". Any info would be appreciated. Phillip Ogle

Re: Message #87, 5/20/00, Phillip Ogle

Larry Gillum (View posts)
Posted: 959084787000
Phillip: You wrote that your great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Gillum, was born in Sullivan Co., Missouri, and her father was born in Albemarle Co., Virginia. Do you know his name or dates? You said your Gillums were in Missouri by around 1850, and that correponds well with the Gillums in my line. James (Jimmy) Gillum (my great-great-great-grandfather) and his wife, Susan Smith, had 9 children. Their son, Smith Gillum (my great-great-grandfather) married Julia Ann Rice, 8/18/1842, in Cooper County, Missouri, so at some point in time, Smith left Virginia and migrated to Missouri. At least he was in Missouri in 1842 for his marriage, and apparently for the remainder of his life. I don't know if he came to Missouri alone, or if his parents also migrated. Smith's and Julia's 4th son, Charles Meekins Gillum (my great-grandfather),was born 4/29/1848, and died 2/15/1929. These Gillums remained in Missouri, though Charles Meekins and his second wife (Mary Katherine Bunnell, my great-grandmother), both lived their later years and died in Phoenix, Arizona. Their 4th child, Omer Charles Gillum (my grandfather), moved at some point from Missouri to eastern Kansas where my family was when i was born. Please write if you have more information or would like to talk about this. Thanks. Larry Gillum (Email:

J.P. Gillum

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Larry, can you give me the descendants of John Gillum who died in 1809. We have a J.P. Gillum born in 1809-10.


Betty McDuffie (View posts)
Posted: 961739709000
I am looking for anyone that has a James
lafayette Gillum in their ancestry. Birth
date 3/7/31. I think he might have been in
al. at his birth. He is my GGgrandfather. He
and a brother were migrating to ar. and had a
misunderstanding on the way and seperated. He
married Minerva Stevens 7/24/50, in Lagrange
troupe county ga. I have all the info after
that time but nothing up till then. I know
their was probably family left in Al.
Betty McDuffie

Descendants of John Gillum, d. 1809.

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The children of my ancestor, John Gillum, d. 1809, are: Elisha Dickerson, William, Elizabeth, Mary, James (Jimmy), Martha "Patsy," John Jr., Ann, Frederick, Susan. Sorry I don't have dates for these children. If you have a J.P. Gillum born 1809, perhaps he could have been a grandson of my John Gillum, but that is merely speculation. The child of this John Gillum who is my ancestor is James or Jimmy. Let me know what you find.
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