DeMarcus Lafayette Gillum

Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of DeMarcus Lafayette

When DeMarcus Lafayette Gillum was born on 2 August 1866, in Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States, his father, James Lafayette Gillum, was 35 and his mother, Minerva Stevens, was 38. He married Sarah A. Wilaford on 5 September 1886, in Russellville, Pope, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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DeMarcus Lafayette Gillum
Sarah A. Wilaford
Marriage: 5 September 1886
James W. Gillum
Minnie Manerva Gillum

Spouse and Children

5 September 1886
Russellville, Pope, Arkansas, United States


    James W. Gillum


    Minnie Manerva Gillum


Parents and Siblings



    William Gillam



    Mariah E. Gillum


    Sarah G. Gillum


    Martha Ann Gillum


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Alabama Under Military Rule

Age 2

Alabama was under military rule after the end of the Civil War in May 1865 until it was readmitted to the Union in 1868.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 32

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: variant of William , from a central French form in which W is replaced by G.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • De Marcus Gillam in household of James Gillam, "United States Census, 1870"

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