Aaron Gilliam

11 July 1850–14 December 1904 (Age 54)
Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life of Aaron

When Aaron Gilliam was born on 11 July 1850, in Scott, Virginia, United States, his father, Jackson Joel Gilliam, was 35 and his mother, Mary Bledsoe, was 31. He married Sarah Ash on 10 June 1869, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Powell Magisterial District, Scott, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 December 1904, in Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Gilliam
Sarah Ash
Marriage: 10 June 1869
Ely Aaron Gilliam
Martha Ann Gilliam
Joel Freeman Gilliam
William Jesse Gilliam
Arminda Gilliam
Milan Davis Gilliam
Thomas Jefferson Gilliam
James Daniel Gilliam

Spouse and Children

10 June 1869
Scott, Virginia, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jackson Joel Gilliam


    Mary Bledsoe




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 11

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Aaron Gillom in household of Jackson Gillom, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Aaron Gilliam, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Aaron Gilliam, "United States Census, 1900"

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