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Descendants of WILLIAM DEVEREAUX GILLIAM

Generation No. 7


      141. Howell7 Barker, Sr. (Elizabeth6 Gilliam, Hinchea5, HINCHEA4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM DEVEREAUX1) was born 24 February 1749/50 in Brusnwick Co., VA (?), and died 11 September 1847 in Iredell, NC. He married Martha (Patsy) Clanton Bef. 1786 in NC ?, daughter of Thomas Clanton and Lucy Cook. She was born Abt. 1755, and died Unknown.
     
Children of Howell Barker and Martha Clanton are:
  198 i.   Howell8 Barker,Jr., born 02 November 1786 in Iredell, NC172; died 20 April 1859 in Yadkin, NC172.
  199 ii.   Rebecca Barker, born 30 March 1789.
  200 iii.   Mary Barker, born 1792.
  201 iv.   Nancy Barker, born 1796.
  202 v.   Joel Barker, born 1797.
  203 vi.   Gilliam Barker, born Unknown.
  204 vii.   John Barker, born Unknown.
  205 viii.   Lucy Barker, born Unknown.
  206 ix.   Martha Barker, born Unknown.
  207 x.   Elizabeth Barker, born Unknown.


      153. Elizabeth Briggs7 Mason (Mary6 Gilliam, William5, HINCHEA4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM DEVEREAUX1) was born 01 May 1791 in Surry Co., VA, and died 18 January 1875 in Union Parish, LA173. She married Benjamin Macklin Unknown, son of James Macklin and Elizabeth Macklin. He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
     
Child of Elizabeth Mason and Benjamin Macklin is:
  208 i.   Thomas Littleton Haidane8 Macklin, born Unknown; died Unknown. He married Mary Ann Binford Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.


      162. Lucy7 Gilliam (Samuel6, William5, HINCHEA4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM DEVEREAUX1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown. She married George Booth Unknown, son of George Booth and Mary (?). He was born Abt. 1718, and died Bef. 1763.
     
Children of Lucy Gilliam and George Booth are:
  209 i.   Gilliam8 Booth, born Unknown; died 1810. He married Mary Mason 02 April 1795; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  210 ii.   George Booth, born Unknown.
  211 iii.   Reubin Booth, born Unknown.
  212 iv.   Thomas Booth, born Unknown.
  213 v.   John Booth, born Unknown.
  214 vi.   Mary Booth, born Unknown.


      163. DOROTHY ANN7 GILLIAM (CHARLES6, CHARLES5, HINCHEA4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM DEVEREAUX1) was born Abt. 1766 in Sussex Co, VA, and died Abt. 1825 in Orange Co., NC. She married JOHN SOUTHARD (SOUTHWARD) 1780 in Sussex Co, VA, son of JOHN (SOUTHWARD) and MARY ??. He was born 09 September 1758 in Belfield, Brunswick Co., VA174, and died 1840 in Orange Co., NC175.

Notes for DOROTHY ANN GILLIAM:
Dorothy Ann Gilliam (1766-1825)
[3G-Grandmother of Elizabeth Southard Hilles]

Dorothy was born into a southeastern VA family of five children in 1766, a year that saw the repeal of the Stamp Act, a noxious tax that was to one of the many causes of the American Revolution. However, nearly at the same time, Parliament passed the Declaratory Act stating that it had the power to pass laws binding the colonies. It was also the year that witnessed the erection fo the first permanent theater in the colonies -- the Southwark Theater in Philadelphia. At this time a statecoach operating between Philadelphia and New York City advertised itself as a "flying-machine, a good stage-wagon set on springs." But the journey took to days in good weather. Some popular games in NYC were suggested by James Rivington's advertisement ahat he imported "battledores, shuttlecocks, cricket balls, pellets, racquets for tennis and fives, and backgammon tables."

However, to the south of these urban settings and on raw, backwoods farmland, living was more basic. This was where the Southard and Gilliam families established their roots in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Proof of Dorothy's marriage to John Southard comes from a property deed located in Book N, Page 300 of the Sussex Co., VA land records -- "this indenture made this third day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, between John Southard and Dorothy, his wife, of the County of Sussex." The deed also states "Charles Gilliam did sign and possessed of leaving five children of which the said Dorothy was one." It may also be logically confirmed from the document that Dorothy Gilliam's paternal grandmother was Martha Gilliam. A brother of Dorothy's (Charles Gilliam) is also referred to in the document. [Above from the text of this indenture agreement in possession of WCH]


More About DOROTHY ANN GILLIAM:
Burial: Orange Co., NC

Notes for JOHN SOUTHARD (SOUTHWARD):
John Southard (1758-1840)
[3G-Grandfather of Elizabeth Southard Hilles]

John Southard (whose name had earlier been spelled Southward) was born in 1758, in south-eastern VA. This was the time of the French and Indian War in America -- a year that saw the unsuccesful assault by colonial and British forces on the French Fort Ticonderoga, but soon to be followed by the French loss of the fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. Later in the year, British forces drove the French from Fort Duquesne, which the British renamed Pittsburgh. 1758 was also the year during which Benjamin Franklin circulated the famous parable on thrift in Poor Richard's Almanack: "A little neglect may breed mischief; For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost . . . ."

John grew up in the rural community of Belfield, Brunswick Co, VA. In 1780 John married Dorothy Gilliam in Sussex Co., VA. Proof of this marriage comes from a property deed located in Book N, p. 300 of the Sussex Co., VA land records. The transaction reads: "This indenture made this third day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, between John Southard and Dorothy, his wife, of the County of Sussex, of the first part and Charles Gilliam of said County of the other part . . . ." This was an exchange of 130 acres ("more of less"), "bounded by lands of Edward Tatum, Elizabeth Clanton, Henry Felts, Henry I. Harrison, and Isaac Andrews." The deed also mentions that "Charles Gilliam did sign and possessed of leaving five children of which the said Dorothy was one." It may also be logically confirmed from the document that Dorothy Gilliam's paternal grandmother was Martha (?) Gilliam. The document also refers to Charles, Jr. being a brother of Dorothy.

As added support for John's marriage into the Gilliam family, his son was named "Gilliam." There were certainly considerable interchanges with the Gilliam family, with Charles Gilliam witnessing land dealings. See notes for Dorothy (Gilliam) Southard for further evidence of the Southard/Gilliam tie. Also, Charles Gilliam received land from his father in the same area as John Southard later in Orange Co., NC.

Indications are that John Southard was a good citizen. His will made a special allowance for his son, John, "not to become a County Charge" due to his infirmities. Additionally, he enlisted in the Revolutionary Army in VA as a private on his 18th birthday. He served for eight months and twelve days. Seeing action at Yorktown and Jamestown, he served under Captains Gray Judkins, Lawrence Smith, Richard Howell, John Powell (for six weeks in the County of Nansemond, VA), and Col Josiah Parker & Maj Charles DeClomer. Subsequently, he received his pension (#S7578) as a resident of Orange Co., NC [see below]

John moved his family to Orange Co., NC from Sussex Co., VA about 1784, in which year he purchased 228 acres of land bordering on the Guilford/Alamance Co (formerly Orange Co.) line [Orange Co., deed]. There were subsequent land transactions in northwestern Orange Co. These are summarized as follows:

      1789 -- According to Orange Co. Deed Book 4 (p.255), an entry dated 28 Apr 1789, shows       that John Southward (a common variable spelling for Southard) bought land from Thomas       Gardner and his wife, Susannah -- Charles Gilliam witnessed this transaction;

      1796 -- An entry in Orange Co., Deed Book 11 (pp.132-3), shows a transaction on 17 Dec.       1796 whereby John Southard paid to Lodwick Wainick "fifty pounds in gold & silver, [for]       109 acres, in fork of Haw R. & Reedy Fork, begin at a plumb tree on N bank of Reedy Fork in       the Guilford County line, N on Guilford Line 200 p. to a bunch of dogwoods at a branch, E       with branch 88 p. to a red oak on bank of Haw R., down river 73 p. to a black gum on S bank       of river, S34W 207 p. to a black oak on bank of Reedy Fork, up Reedy fork 32 p. to first       station, signed John (+) Southard, wit.: John Starrat [name in German], & James Moore,       proved February Term 1805 by James Moore."

John was primarily a farmer who did his own blacksmith work, as he willed one set of blacksmith tools to his son, Macklin, and a second set to his son, Gilliam. He had his own still, evidenced by the entry in his will whereby his son, Charles, was bequeathed "one copper still cap and worm."

John Southard & family appeared in the 1790 Orange Co., NC census (Hillsborough -- Chatham area). In this census, he appeared as John "Suthard" next to Jonathan Jordan, and very near numerous Holts. In 1800 his family was listed in the Orange Co., NC census [Roll #34, p. 531, line #15]. The family was listed in the 1810 Orange Co., NC census [Roll #41, p. 139], and appeared next to C. Shankes, very near two E. Gilliams, and near Joseph White (Jr. & Sr.). In the 1820 Orange Co., census [Roll #82, p. 362, line #8], he shows as living very near his son, Gilliam.This location carried through the 1830 County census [Roll #123, p. 338, line #1 -- North District], where he appeared next to James Southard, and near the Mitchel, Holt, Adams, White families.

Years after the Revolutionary War, he filed for a pension under the Revolutionary Claim Act passed by Congress 07 Jun 1832. It is known that he was living on the 29th day of August, 1832, because be appeared before the Orange County Court and stated his age was "73 years the 9th day of September last." His pension was granted 11 Oct 1838, but it is not known whether he was alive at the time of the grant [Carl Southard].

Earlier, John had written his will, dated 14 Dec 1827, in Orange Co., NC. He died there in 1840, and his will was executed in August 1840. The following was transcribed from the original will:

In the name of God Amen. I John Southward a Citizen of the County of Orange and State of North Carolina being now in my perfect Senses and memory do make ordain and declare this Instrument to be my last will and Testament revoking all others.
First: To my beloved son Macklin Southward I have given him a Sorrel Horse for which he give me a recept for Seventy Dollars -- I now give and bequeath unto my son the sd Macklin one set of Blacksmith Tools now on my own premises such as they are.
Secondly: To my beloved son Gilliam Southward I have given him one set of Blacksmith Tools and one feather Bed both which he has recd and for the use and benefit of my Land whereon he lived a number of years clear of Rent or Taxes I now give and betweath unto him the sd Gilliam Southward forever the sum of two Dollars.
Thirdly: To my beloved Daughter Sally Southward I will give and betueath one poplar chest, one feather bed, Bedstead and furniture, one cow, one pewter Dish, one Set of Pewter plates, one Pewter Bason, and one Large Iron Kettle to have forever.
Fourthly: To my beloved son Charles Southward I have given him one Sorrel Mare and one feather bed and furniture both which he has recd. I now will give and bequeath with him the sd Charles our copper still cap and worm to have forever.
Fifthly: To my beloved Daughter Polly Southward I will give and bequeath one poplar chest, one feather bed, Bedsted and furniture, one cow, one Pewter Dish, one set of Pewter Plates, one Pewter Bason and one Iron Pot or oven to have the same forever.
Sixthly: To my beloved Daughter Tempey Southward I will give and bequeath one . . . chest, one feather bed, Bedstead and furniture, one Pewter Dish, one cow, one Set of Pewter Plates, one Pewter Bason, one Iron Pot or oven to have the same forever.
Seventhly: My loom and Harness I give to my two Daughters, Polly and Tempey jointly to have the same forever.
Eightly: To my beloved son James Southward I have given one bay Horse, one feather Bed and furniture both which he has received the balance which I intend to do for him will be hereafter named.
Ninthly: To my Beloved son Carter Southward I have given him one bay mare which he has received. I now will give and bequeath to him the sd Carter one feather bed, Bedstead and furniture to have the same forever the balance I do for him will be named hereafter.
Tenthly: In regard to my beloved son John Southward owing to his infirmities, weakness, inabilities I have thought proper to will and do more for him than any other of my children in order that he may have a comfortable support and not to become a county charge. Therefore I will give and bequeath to him my son John Southward one young bay mare nearly grown, and one feather bed bedstead and furniture forever to make him even with the rest of my Children. I also will five and bequeath to my son the sd John all my lands and Surveys as Recorded in the deeds thereof and all my Plantation Tools, Waggon and hogs to have the same during his natural lifetime. After the death of my Son the said John I devise and give my land and plantaion Tools, Waggon and hogs as named above to my son James and Carter Southward, provided they see that my son John does not become to suffer or become a public haarge and also my own lifetime reserved in full possession of the Lands until my death.
I also will and bequeath to my three Daughters Sally, Polly and Tempey during their natural or single life if they choose itso the fgree use of House room, watter and fire wood on my lands clear of rent or usury.
I also will and desire that at the time of my dath if their should be any property left by me not named or conveyed in this my Last Will and Testament that the sd property shall be sold and the money for the same after paying the Expenses that will occur theron and two Dollars as named above to my son Gilliam Southward the baance if any to be divided between by three Daughters Sally, Polly and Tempey and my son Charles Equally.
I do nominate and appoint my Sons Macklin and James Guardians for my son John to act and do for him the said John as is lawfull, just and right in all cases Whatever.
Lastly and finally I do constitute and appoint my beloved Sons Macklin and James Southward Executor to this my last will and Testament, and it is further my6 will and desire that if there should be any thing named in this my Will so as not to be understood my any of my Children that they may be submited to honest and disinterested men and theredecision will be final.
In Witness all and each of the thigs herein contained I have set my hand and seal this 14th day of December in the year of our Lord 1827.     
                                                his
                                                John + Southward (seal)
                                                mark
Signed and Sealed
In the presence of
      James Moore
      David Barrich (his mark)
                              Orange County August Term 1840
The Execution of the foregoing Last Will and Testament of John Southward dcd was duly Proved in open Court by the Oaths of James Moore and Daniel Barrich, the subscribing Witnesses hereto and orderet to be recorded.
At the Same time Macklin Southward and James Southward the Executors therein named appeared and qualified accordingly.


More About JOHN SOUTHARD (SOUTHWARD):
Occupation: Farmer & blacksmith
Will Probated: August 1840, Orange Co., NC [F:65]175,176
Will Signed: 14 December 1827, Orange Co., NC
     
Children of DOROTHY GILLIAM and JOHN (SOUTHWARD) are:
  215 i.   Gilliam Tolliver8 Southard, born 1784 in Orange Co., NC; died 1883 in Maries Co., MO177. He married Rebecca ? Abt. 1813 in Orange Co., NC; born Abt. 1794 in PA ?; died Unknown.
  Notes for Gilliam Tolliver Southard:
Served in the War of 1812 from Orange Co., NC.

The 1820 Orange Co., NC census was the last one from this area to include Gilliam Southard as living very near his father, John.

Was reported by Carl Southard to have moved in 1840 to the Broadway community (Maries Co., MO) from White Co.,TN.

  Marriage Notes for Gilliam Southard and Rebecca ?:
The 1820 census for Orange Co., NC shows the family living there with 3 males <10, 1 male 10-16; 2 females <10. Gilliam was 26-45; his wife, Rebecca, was 16-26.

  216 ii.   Macklin Southard, born 14 January 1786 in Orange Co., NC178; died 29 January 1875 in Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO. He married Nancy Wisdom 18 May 1813 in Guilford Co., NC179,180; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  Notes for Macklin Southard:
Having been born in Orange Co., NC, by 1813, Macklin was living in Guilford Co.,just to the west, where he married Nancy Wisdom.

He apparently still owned property in Orange Co. This is supported by an indenture made 22 Jan 1818 in Orange Co., wherein Macklin sold a 105-acre tract of land to Joseph Street, Sr. for $200. Whether this was land he owned outright from purchase, or was the result of an inheritance, it was in the area where his father, John, owned property, i.e. along the border with Guilford Co. Specifically, the indenture referred to the parcel "situate lying and being in the County of Orange . . . on a branch of the Haw River Beginning for the same at a black Jack at John Tickles corner thence North to and with Lockelmann's line one hundred & Sixty two poles to a black Jack thence East on Lockelmann's line to his Corner thence continued East in all Two hundred & eight poles to a Red Oak thence South fifty degrees [?] with Tickle's line Two hundred & Sixty Six poles on straight line to the beginning Containing One hundred & five Acres & forty poles -- together with all the woods, ways, water, wales, courses, mines, minerals, Hereditainment & appurtenances to the Land belonging or in any wise Appertaining & the mansion & revisions. . . ." The indenture was executed at the Orange Co., Open Court at its February 1819 Term, in the presence of John Charmichael and James Sutton.

Carl Southard in his Gazette & Record, reported that he moved from NC to White Co., TN and then to MO by 1843.

He was reported to have moved to TN about 1818.


  217 iii.   Sally Southard, born 1788 in Orange Co., NC; died Unknown. She married William Gilliam 20 March 1811 in NC ?181; born Abt. 1785; died Unknown.
  218 iv.   Charles Southard, born 1794 in Orange Co., NC; died August 1857 in Hickory Co., MO. He married Esther Rhodes 27 March 1818 in Guilford Co., NC; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  Notes for Charles Southard:
Carl Southard in his Gazette & Record, reported that he moved from NC to White Co., TN and then to MO by 1843.

  219 v.   Polly Southard, born 1797 in Orange Co., NC; died Aft. 1850. She married Robert Gilliam 27 September 1820 in Sussex Co., VA182; born Abt. 1795 in VA ?; died Unknown.
  220 vi.   Tempy Southard, born 1800 in Orange Co., NC.
  221 vii.   JAMES MCKAY SOUTHARD, born 1801 in Orange Co., NC183; died 1870 in Rockingham Co., NC. He married (1) ELIZABETH (RUTH ?) GILLIAM Abt. 1820 in Orange Co., NC; born 1803 in Orange Co., NC (part later to become Alamance); died 1881 in Rockingham Co., NC184. He married (2) Lucy Adeline Adams Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  Notes for JAMES MCKAY SOUTHARD:
See attached biography.

  More About JAMES MCKAY SOUTHARD:
Occupation: Stonemason (1850 Rockingham Co. census)

  Notes for ELIZABETH (RUTH ?) GILLIAM:
Quite possibly the Ruth Gilliam who married James McKay Southard. See 1840 census records for Orange Co., NC. This was the area of the county that would become Alamance Co. in 1849. Ruth appears as a 77-year-old widow in the 1880 Rockingham Co., NC census for Huntsville Twnshp. Living with her were her single daughters Mary (Polly), Rachel, et. al. Census data indicates that both parents were born in NC. Also, the listing has her household next to Sarah (Oakes) Billingsley (Edwin's mother-in-law), who was next to Edwin G Southard & family.

  222 viii.   Carter Southard, born 1803 in Orange Co., NC; died Aft. 1852. He married (1) Mrs. Carter Southard Bef. 1830 in NC; born Unknown; died Bef. 1850185. He married (2) Eliza (?) Bef. 1859 in NC; born 1827 in Guilford Co., NC186.
  Notes for Carter Southard:
Carl Southard in his Gazette & Record, reported that he moved from NC to White Co., TN and then back to NC. He and family appeared in the Rockingham Co., NC in 1850.

  More About Carter Southard:
Occupation: Laborer

  223 ix.   John Southard, born 1813 in Orange Co., NC; died Aft. 1850. He married (1) Rebecca M. Angel 11 June 1846 in Stokes Co., NC; born 11 August 1824 in Stokes Co, NC; died 09 January 1912. He married (2) Natalia ? Unknown; born Abt. 1823; died Bef. 1846.


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