Person:James Gillum (1)

James G. Gillum
b.11 Aug 1841 Breathitt Co., KY
d.9 Mar 1909 Breathitt Co., KY
m. 20 Nov 1842
  1. James G. Gillum1841 - 1909
  2. William Harvey Gillum1843 - 1927
  3. Ira Gillum1845 -
  4. Houston Gillum1848 -
  5. Elizabeth Gillum1850 -
  6. Charles Martin Gillum1851 -
  7. Martha Gillum1852 -
  8. ? Gillum1855 - 1855
  9. Mary Gillum1856 -
  10. Esther Gillum1859 -
  11. Albert Gillum1863 - 1936
  12. Thomas Gillum1868 -
  13. Emoline Gillum1872 -
  • HJames G. Gillum1841 - 1909
  • WLouisa Cope1845 - 1923
m. 23 Mar 1862
  1. John Gillum1863 -
  2. Susanah Gillum1864 -
  3. Jamima Gillum1865 - 1946
  4. Malvery Gillum1866 - 1928
  5. Julia Ann GillumAbt 1867 -
  6. Mollie Gillum1869 - 1856
  7. Ira GillumAbt 1871 -
  8. Sarah Jane Gillum1872 - 1946
  9. Annie B. GillumAbt 1876 - 1942
  10. William Harve Gillum1878 - 1963
  11. Wiley Gillum1880 -
  12. Sherman Gillum1883 -
  13. Alvida Gillum1886 -
Facts and Events
Name James G. Gillum
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Aug 1841 Breathitt Co., KY
Marriage 23 Mar 1862 Breathitt, Kentucky, United StatesWiley H Cope's
to Louisa Cope
Death? 9 Mar 1909 Breathitt Co., KY

From: C D Gillum To: 'Crystal Sherron' Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 11:08 AM Subject: RE: Descendants of William GILLUM


More info. for you�.

James G. Gillum was born August 11, 1841 in Scott or Lee Co. VA, and died March 09, 1909 in Breathitt Co. KY. He married Louisa Cope , March 23, 1873 in Breathitt Co. KY. Louisa was the daughter of Wiley Cope and Susannah Strong. According to James� civil war pension records, he and Louisa were married at Wiley H. Cope's by E.C. Strong (Co. Judge and Louisa�s uncle). She was born February 04, 1845, in Breathitt Co. KY, and died May 05, 1923. Louisa and James are both buried in the Gillum Cemetery on Frozen.

Before going on with the Gillum�s�..Louisa has a very interesting lineage from both her mother�s and father�s side. First, Wiley Cope was the son of James P. Cope and Mary �Polly� Hammon. Mary is the daughter of Phillip Hammon and Christina Cook. Christina�s parents were Valentine Cook and Susannah Baughman. Second, Susan Strong was the daughter of William Blackburn Strong and Jemima Jane Deaton. William Blackburn strong was the son of William Strong and Jane Callahan. Jane Callahan was the daughter of Edward Callahan and Mahala Susannah Brock. Jemima Jane Deaton was the daughter of John D. Deaton, Sr. and Isabella Brantley. John Deaton is the son of Capt. William Deaton and Sarah Jackson.

So who are all these people? I have found the following;

Phillip Hammon; fought in the Colonial Wars in Virginia. In 1774, fought with the 12 Virginia Regiment in the Battle of Point Pleasant which was the first battle of the American Revolution. Phillip was discharged in 1779 and wed Christina Cook, daughter of Valentine Cook, Sr. on March 3, 1780 at Cook's Fort in what is now Monroe County, West Virginia. Together they had 13mchildren. Phillip and Christina are buried at Valley Head, Alabama.

Phillip and Peter Hammon arrived in Philadelphia Oct. 1772 on ship Crawford both signed upon arrival indicating they paid their own passage.

William Strong: Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No 3 - August, 1996, pp. 104-105. By permission. Breathitt County. The following interview was made at Lost Creek, Kentucky on July 21, 1898.

Edward Callahan Strong (brother to Susan Strong) I was born November 5, 1823, in what is now Breathitt County, six miles from Strongville. My father was William Strong. He was born in Scott County, Virginia, Halston's Springs, in 1800. His father's name was William Strong who was born in Ireland. He came to America in 1790 and located in Virginia. He married Miss Jane Callahan of Scott County, Virginia, Edward and William, my father and Captain Bill Strong's father. My grandfather came to Kentucky with his father-in-law, Edward Callahan and the Davidsons. Old Sam Davidson married a Callahan, a sister of my grandmother, Elizabeth by name. They all settled first on the North Fork about the mouth of Grapevine. Old John Spencer and Peter Devees bought out Edward Callahan, and he went to Red Bird [sic], first to Bull Skin. William Noble, father of Nathan, was a Revolutionary soldier. I heard Enoch swearing about not getting his share of his father's pension. In 1797, six hunters were at the mouth of Lost Creek making salt peter when some Indians were seen on the point where the grave yard is now. Five of the men stole and shot several of them. They fled and escaped to the mouth of Buck Horn where they killed a big elk, which gave the Creek the name. At the mouth of Ball they killed a "bald" eagle which gave it the name. One man was left and escaped up Lost Creek. Three of these men were Barnet Russell, Dickerson and Jonathan Fugate. Their names are cut on a rock on the hill opposite my house 200 yards up the hill. There were names cut on a beech tree at Salt Spring here. I think all the six names were on that tree. Russell named Lost Creek when he got lost going out. Indians came to the rescue when the whites fired. Old Sam Haddix and his family and old man Miller, Old William Jones, who lived at the mouth of Smith's Branch, came with the Haddixes. Old Sam was a blacksmith, Jones and Miller were shoemakers. Miller was a moccasin maker. These hunters made salt for their own use. Barney Russell came back with his wife and settled on Lost Creek. Stephen Allen was another of the hunters, and he came back with Russell and settled at the mouth of Lost Creek. He and his wife died and Barney Russell and his wife buried them, the woman dying first. I can't tell just when they came back. The Haddixes came later, I cannot tell when. Samuel Haddix was a Revolutionary soldier, drew a pension, had slaves. They came from Roanoke County, Virginia. The Haddixes are Dutch. I found plenty of Fugates in Scott County, Virginia, during and after the (Civil) War. I think Barney Russell made one survey of Lost Creek in 1800. The Haddixes must have come near 1800. Daniel Boone's name was cut on the beech tree at the salt spring. The Haddixes brought salt kettles with them and the first negroes that came to Breathitt County. Sam Newberry was killed by Isaac Callahan, my grandmother's brother. I knew Cava Baker, he was a great poet. The Bakers and Garrards were always together. I think the Garrards and Whites divided as early as this war. William Strong, my grandfather, was at Clay Court when Amis was killed. I heard him say so. I have heard him talk of these things in his preaching, warning people against violence and bloodshed. William Strong and John Gilbert were the leaders in the "Cattle War." I remember this of Cava Baker's poetry: "There is one Captain John Gilbert As I have heard them say, he fed his men on run down venison Till Porter ran away. (Porter, a dog that ran over to the other side). John, the Captain did miss killing All met with homely fare And he who came in last of all Is apt to lose his share." I have seen on a beech tree, just below the mouth of Lick Branch, Strong and Gilbert battle with date. The first coal from that region was taken out at point by Wollery Eversole about 1820. I have heard my grandfather talk all about the "Cattle War." Amis had sworn a lie when he was killed. All parties were then ready to fight. The case was to be tried in that court. The killing was the result of the "Cattle War." So was the killin0g of Newberry by Isaac Callahan. Newberry had been accused of stealing cattle from the people, perhaps the North Forkers. I trained "Veto" for the Garrards, a negro boy rode him. I saw the race. I think it was not a fair race. I saw "Veto" run a race in Missouri afterwards. The Cornetts always sympathized with the Strongs. The Bakers were with the Strongs in the "Cattle War." The Strongs and Amis war in 1873 was the result of the "Cattle War." The effects of the war have never ceased to this day. Veto won the race at Goose Creek. Blevins and Pike Cornett took him through the Missouri by land, and I went by water. I saw Veto run in sight of the Indian Territory line. Veto was hurt in the race in Cars County. They took him to the Indian Territory and sold him. That was in 1840. General Garrard and Ike Blevins made a sang hoe to give to General Combs after he defeated him. Combs said, "If he was here, essentially damned if I would not peck his hand." Grapevine Creek got its name from Gradley's men killing a bear in a tree covered with grape vines in 1812. He was surveying of the 23,000 acres for George T. Cotton of Woodford County. The deed is on record in Clay County. I was 13 days trying the Strong and Amis cases. I had Captain Clark with me. I bound everyone over in bonds. Bill Strong and Amis in $1,000 each; others less. John Akeman and Dan McDaniel $500 each. This was in 1873.

Capt. William Deaton:


William served under Col. David Fanning in the "Loyal Militia of Randolph and Chatham Counties" as a Captain of Chatham County. William participated in the Battle of Betli's Bridge on Drowning Creek and was later killed at Cane Creek (Battle of Lindley's Mill) in an ambush by General Butler. The Battle of Cane Creek at Lindley's Mill took place on September 12, 1781 in Hillsborough, Chatham County, NC. Capt. William Deaton, a Tory, was killed during this battle. He served under Col. David Fanning's regiment. On the 5th of July, 1781, David Fanning, Esq., was appointed to be Colonel of the Loyal Militia of Randolph and Chatham Counties. This appointment, signed by J.H.Craigg, Major, Commanding the Kings Troops and Given at Wilmington, authorized Fanning to grant commissions as necessary for his different companies. On the 1st of September, 1781, William Deaton was one of several men commissioned as Captains for the companies of Chatham County. A copy of the oath was included in Fanning's narrative: By: David Fanning Esq., Colonel of the Loyal Militia of North Carolina To: William Deaton Greetings---------- Having received sufficient testimony of your loyalty and zeal for his Majesties Service, and relying on your courage and good conduct, I do hereby appoint you to be Captain of a Company in the District of Chatham County. You are therefore diligently and carefully to discharge the duty of such, obeying all orders and directions which you may receive from time to time from any superior officers in his Majesties service and all others, the inferior officers of his Majesties subjects of that and every other company are directed and requested to obey you as Captain of said Company. Given under my hand at Coxes Mill this 1st of September 1781 - - - - -- - This information was taken from "A Journal of Col. David Fanning's Transactions During the Late War in America, from the year 1775 - - - commencing 1st of May until the Peace" This writing is a first hand account of certain activities and has been researched along with other writings of the time which corroborate these accounts. Deaton participated in the Battle of Betli's Bridge on Drowning Creek. This was the 1st of September 1781, and was a serious Whig defeat and a stunning victory for the Loyalist. This battle is actually recorded as the Battle of McPhaul's Mill and lead directly to the raid on Hillsborough. On the 12th of September, 1781, Fanning�s' Regiment conducted the raid on Hillsborough. This is considered Fanning's most daring exploit. In this raid, two other regiments joined in and assisted in killing 15 rebels, wounding another 20, and capturing more than 200, including Governor Burke. On the 13th of September, 1781, Fanning marched on to Lindleys Mill to attack General Butler and his party of Rebels. The attack on Lindleys Mill was a devastating 4 hour battle that continued until Butler and his Rebels retreated. Fanning lost 27 men killed, including Captain William Deaton, 60 men wounded so badly they couldn't be moved (presumably they too also died), and another 30 slightly wounded. This battle was fought by the 950 men in Fanning's Regiment and the unknown number of men in the two regiments that had joined Fanning. At this site patriot militia commanded by Brigadier General John Butler ambushed loyalist militia commanded by Col. David Fanning in an effort to free Gov. Thomas Burke and other patriot prisoners whom the loyalist had captured at Hillsborough the previous day. Although losses were heavy on both sides, the loyalist kept their prisoners and continued their march to join the British forces at Wilmington. After the four hour battle, local residents cared for the wounded on both sides and buried the dead.

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