William D. Gilliam

Maleabout 1827–4 May 1864

Brief Life History of William D.

William D. Gilliam was born about 1827, in Anson, North Carolina, United States. He died on 4 May 1864, at the age of 38.

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    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 3

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 3

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    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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