Stirpes, Volume 34, Number 1, March 1994 Page: 26
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The John Woodson Gilliam Family
By: Camp Gilliam
John Woodson Gilliam was born in Virginia (possibly in Prince Edward County), on
Dec. 13, 1803, to William Richardson Gilliam and his wife Judith Woodson Gilliam. He grew
up in Prince Edward Co., Va. On Oct. 13, 1828, near Farmville, Va., he married Susan
Madison Venable, daughter of Charles Venable Jr. and Martha Madison Venable. During this
period of their young adulthood a colony of Gilliam, Venables, and Woodsons was going to
the Chariton County area of Missouri. After the births of all but their youngest child, Susan
Madison, they moved to the Keytesville, Chariton Co., Mo. area.
Their stay in Missouri was until the 1860's. Deed books for Chariton County indicated
they made a number of land deals, but they seem to have been in trouble in the 1860's
financially. Perhaps because of their Southern leanings, they decided to move to Fayette Co.,
Tex. in the 1860's, but no exact date is given. They bought some land in southern Fayette
County from land that was originally granted to Henry Austin, close relative of Stephen F.
Austin. A lawsuit ensued - evidently the land was not well surveyed. After John W. died, his
son carried on the suit which went to the Texas Supreme Court for adjudication.
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