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Robert Gillam, Jr.

Birthplace: Granville County, North Carolina
Death: November 07, 1813 (53)
Place of Burial: Chappells, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Gillam, Sr.
Husband of Elizabeth Gillam
Father of Sarah Sheppard; Gen James Gillam, General; William Gillam; Catherine Waddell Gillam and Rebecca Gillam

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About Robert Gillam, Jr.

"Sacred To the memory of Robert GILLAM, Jr. Who departed this life On the 7th November 1813 in the 56th year of his age. Death like an overflowing stream Sweeps us away this life a dream. Revolutionary War Patriot and Captain in SC Militia."

29 Oct 1792 Moses Embree of Washington Co., of the Territories South of the Ohio River, planter to Robert GILLIAM of Newberry Co., SC., planter for 45 lbs. South Carolina money, 100 acres on the North side of the Saluda River on waters of Mudlick Creek adjacent to John Towls which was granted to James McCool 13 Oct 1769 and conveyed by James McCool to Moses Embree 19 Sep 1771. Rec: 23 Aug 1793 Deed Book B, pages 503-504.

6 Jul 1853 Mary B. Schoppert by her next friend Henry Summer vs. James GILLAM, William GILLAM, Philip Schoppert, Arthur Dozier, and Sarah Dozier his wife, Philemon Waters, Bennet Perry and Caroline Perry his wife. Philip Schoppert lived in Alabama. Bill for construction of will, account filed July 6, 1853. Attorney: Jones. Robert GILLAM died leaving a will written Oct. 27, 1813 and appointed his widow Elizabeth GILLAM as executrix and his two sons, William GILLAM and James GILLAM, executors. James GILLAM took the burden as executor. Elizabeth GILLAM was given three slaves for her lifetime and she died 1851. Philomen B. Waters was named in the will of Robert GILLAM and he died leaving three children: Mary B. Schoppert, Philomen B. Waters Jr. and Robert G. Waters. Philomen B. Waters Jr. died leaving as survivors his widow, Caroline Waters, who remarried and was now Caroline Waters Perry, wife of Bennet Perry, and two children Sarah Waters Dozier who was the wife of Arthur Dozier and Philomen Water 3rd. Robert G. Waters died intestate leaving his sister Margaret [sic?] Schoppert and his niece and nephew Sarah Dozier and Philomen Waters 3rd as his survivors. Mary B. Schoppert requested James GILLAM to give her the share due her but he refused without Court direction. Margaret [sic?] Schoppert claimed her husband Philip Schoppert was completely insolvent and the share was desperately needed. Mary Schoppert received $976.14 as her share. William GILLAM sold to his son, Lew M. GILLAM, for $1000 his rights to the estate of his parents Robert GILLAM and Elizabeth GILLAM. Equity Records 1845-1867 by Edith Greisser, 2002. Box 42, No. 5

Robert GILLAM, Jr. served under his father, Maj. Robert GILLAM, in the expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 when only sixteen years old. In the Revolutionary War he saw action at the following battles: Battle of Stono, 20 Jun 1780 Musgrove's Mill, Aug 1780 Blackstock's, 20 Nov 1780 Cowpens, 17 Jan 1781 His widow, Elizabeth Caldwell GILLIAM received a pension.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Dec 29 2019, 5:39:00 UTC

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Robert Gillam, Jr.'s Timeline

January 11, 1760
Granville County, North Carolina
March 14, 1785
South Carolina, United States
March 5, 1791
Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
January 17, 1793
September 13, 1795
South Carolina, USA
November 7, 1813
Age 53
Chappells, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States