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Posted by: Lynn Mayes Date: February 26, 2000 at 17:37:15

I didn't know there was another Burrell Gilliam with a daughter Rebecca. I would like to compare information with you to determine if I'm researching the right Rebecca, wife of Cornelius Whittington.

I have:
Rebecca Gilliam born Nov. 23, 1754, and Christened Jan. 12, 1755 in Albemarle Co. VA.
One of eight children listed for:
Burrell Gilliam born Aug. 9, 1720 in Surry Co. VA. I don't have any death info. Married: Anne Johnson about 1744 in Surry or Sussex Co. VA. Burrell Gilliam the son of:
John Gilliam, Jr. born bet. 1663-1678 in Surry Co. VA, died 1737 Granville Co. NC and Sarah Battle born abt 1700 in VA and Feb.23, 1769 in Surry Co. VA.

It seems the Whittington and Gilliam families knew eachother long before Cornelius Whittington married Rebecca Gilliam because the witnessess listed on Cornelius Whittington's Christenting record of Aug. 20, 1749 in Albemarle Co. VA include: Burwell Gilliam, and Thomas Battle.

What are the names of the other children named in the will of Burrell Gilliam who died in 1799 in Northampton Co. NC? The eight children I know of for Burrell and Anne Gilliam, all born in Albemarle Co. VA, are:
Patty Gilliam born Nov, 25, 1746, Christened Apr. 20, 1747.
Franky Gilliam born Oct. 22, 1747, Chr. Nov. 29, 1747.
William Gilliam born Oct. 11, 1749, Chr. Nov. 12, 1749.
Anne Gilliam born Mar. 3, 1752, Chr. Apr. 26, 1752.
Rebecca Gilliam born Nov. 23, 1754, Chr. Jan. 12, 1755.
Moses Gilliam born Nov. 17, 1756, Chr. Jan. 9, 1757.
Miles Gilliam born Feb. 21, 1759, Chr. Apr. 1, 1759.
Wyatt Gilliam born Apr. 6, 1762, Chr. May 23, 1762.
I don't know married names of any of the other daughters in this family.

Please let me know how this compares with your information.

Lynn Mayes


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