John Bledsoe Gilliam

1 September 1872–22 July 1935 (Age 62)
Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Bledsoe

When John Bledsoe Gilliam was born on 1 September 1872, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Rice Gilliam, was 57 and his mother, Sarah Edythe Robertson, was 43. He married Lucy A. Creasy on 28 January 1893, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Civil District 12, Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Westmoreland, Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 22 July 1935, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Sumner, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bledsoe Gilliam
1872–1935
Lucy A. Creasy
1873–1912
Marriage: 28 January 1893
Daisy Ethel Gilliam
1893–1942
Ruby Gillum
1895–1983
Grace Gilliam
1899–1974
Effie Gillum
1901–
Ore Gillum
1904–
William Arlis Gilliam
1907–1982
Myrtle Jane Gilliam
1910–2004

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 January 1893
Sumner, Tennessee, United States
children

(7)

    Daisy Ethel Gilliam

    Female1893–1942Female

    Female1895–1983Female

    Female1899–1974Female

    Effie Gillum

    Female1901–Female

    Ore Gillum

    Female1904–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 6

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Gilliam in household of John R Gilliam, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Gilliam, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John B Gilliam, "United States Census, 1900"

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