|Posted By:||Anne Goodwin|
|Subject:||Re: Sarah "Sallie" Souther|
|Post Date:||July 13, 2004 at 09:23:37|
|Forum:||Souther Family Genealogy Forum|
Mrs. sarah Gilliam was the widow of the William Gilliam (Jr.) who is on the 1820 census. Her McDowell Co., NC will identifies her children as follows:
15 March 1853 will of Sarah Gillam proved in Spring term, 1857... "my four children Elizabeth Ross, Mainyard Gillam, Jasper Gillam, Wm. R. Gillam, son-in-law John Ross..."
However, Sarah's marriage occurred in Rutherford, not Burke County. The bond was for Sally Souther to William Gilliam 20 Mar 1811, with Harriss Gilliam as bondsman.
The marriage occurred in what then was the home county of her father, Michael Souther. In 1810, he was head of household in Rutherford. In 1800, he was head of household in Burke County, and is listed on 1793, 1796 and 1805 tax lists in Burke. But in 1790, he was in Wilkes County, where his widowed mother and siblings lived. A January 1807 deed in Wilkes County (involving his mother) shows Michael was then resident in Rutherford County. Also, a November 1806 deed in Rutherford County has Michael as already a resident of Rutherford when he bought land on Flat Creek and Main Broad River.
Back to Sarah (Souther) Gilliam. The fact that Michael Souther was her father is shown by a deed in Buncombe County, NC deedbook 22, p. 173, dated 8 Feb 1840, recorded 2 Feb 1841. It is from Joseph Souther, Agathey Souther, Sarah Gilliam, and Stephen Souther to Joshua Souther. All but Sarah Gilliam (of Burke) were residents of Buncombe County. They sold their inherited shares in the real estate of Michael Souther.