John Bledsoe Gilliam

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

The Life Summary 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 Edytha 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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John Bledsoe Gilliam
Lucy A. Creasy
Marriage: 28 January 1893
Daisy Ethel Gilliam
Ruby Gillum
Grace Gilliam
Effie Gillum
Ore Gillum
William Arlis Gilliam
Myrtle Jane Gilliam

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  • Marriage
    28 January 1893Sumner, Tennessee, United States
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    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: from the Middle English personal name Gill(i)am, Gillem, Old French Guillaume, a Parisian form of Will(i)am (see William ).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • John Gilliam in household of John R Gilliam, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Gilliam in entry for W A Gilliam and Elizabeth Campbell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Johua Bledser Gilliam, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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