John L Gilliam

Brief Life History of John L

When John L Gilliam was born on 19 December 1893, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Elijah Green Gilliam, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ann Jackson, was 20. He married Martha Cornett on 5 April 1923, in Gilley, Letcher, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1949 and Letcher, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1950. He died on 23 June 1972, in Gordon, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Gordon, Letcher, Kentucky, United States.

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John L Gilliam
1893–1972
Martha Cornett
1907–1995
Marriage: 5 April 1923
Bethel Gilliam
1925–
Adelaid Bridgeforth Gilliam
1931–2007
Otis Gilliam
1938–2015
Harrison Gilliam
1944–2022

Sources (19)

  • John Gilliam, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Gilliam, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Gilliam, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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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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