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Re: Devereux Jarratt, daughter born 1724
Posted by: Betty Date: May 10, 2000 at 08:47:22
In Reply to: Re: Devereux Jarratt, daughter born 1724 by Duane Marshall of 301

I don't know if you still need this information or not, but here it is: Uncle Austin's book says "Mary Jarratt, b. 5-5-1724 in New Kent Co., Va.; m. William Gilliam. She was the daughter of Devereux Jarratt I and a first cousin of the celebrated preacher, Devereux Jarratt. The history of the Lamar family makes her the niece of Rev. Devereux Jarratt, but his sister, Mary, lived only 39 days. In his autobiography he accounts for his only sister, Susannah, who married Absolom Meanley. He states that he had but the one sister. Positive proof exists that she is the daughter of Devereux Jarratt I, who, at her birth, as given in the St. Peter's Register, lived in New Kent Co., Va. It is said that the will of William Gilliam was probated in Bedford County, Va., on April 16, 1798, but the Gilliams seemed to have lived formerly in Goochland Co., Va., where a large number of the Jarratts and Cloptons had gone. Her brother, Archelaus Jarratt, was in Goochland as early as 1759. The Gilliams were also there. The will of John Gilliam, made in 1794 and probated on Dec. 15, 1794, mentions his son, William. This may not have been the Gilliam family to which the William Gilliam, husband of Mary Jarratt, belonged, but circumstances favor such a conclusion. Mr. Mays, in his life of L.Q.C. Lamar, says that Sarah Gilliam, who was the daughter of William Gilliam, was born in 1740 in Henrico Co., Va. Goochland Co. is only a short distance from Henrico. No doubt they, like many of the pioneer families, lived in several counties.

James Gilliam, a member of the first Texas Legislature from the Red River Co. in 1846 was a descendant of the family.
1) Devereux Gilliam, m. Edith Ellis
2) William Gilliam, d. Wilkes Co., GA
3) Thomas Gilliam. Settled in the forks of the Holston and French Broad rivers near his brother Devereux. Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee, p. 577, says: "May 25, 1793, Thomas Gilliam and his son James were killed and scalped by the Indians, in Raccoon Valley, 18 miles from Knoxville, Tenn. Captain Beard, with 50 mounted infantry, made immediate pursuit."
4) Sarah Gilliam, b. about 1740, Henrico Co., Va., m. Micajah Williamson
5) Richard Gilliam
6) Charles Gilliam
7) John Gilliam
8) Jarratt Gilliam
9) Joyce Gilliam. Deceased 1798.
10) Peter Gilliam. Deceased 1798.


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