Person:Peter Gilliard (1)

Peter Gilliard
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Name Peter Gilliard
Gender Male


Peter Gilliard: Biographical Information

Peter Gilliard was the brother of Friday Johnson and Violet Washington, and the son of Adam and Hagar.

Peter's brother Friday Johnson and his wife Patsey Johnson are of interest to our research project as they may have ties to Drayton family plantations in Charleston, South Carolina.

Friday Johnson's Freedmen's Bank record, dated October 4, 1871, names Patsey Johnson as his wife. A Patsey Johnson is listed as a cousin on the Freedmen's Bank record for Ellen Wilson. Ellen was born and raised on Drayton Hall plantation in Charleston County, South Carolina.

In his Freedmen's Bank account application, Friday gave his parents' names as Adam and Hagar. His siblings were all deceased except sister Violet Washington.

Friday and Patsey lived at 54 Bull Street. Friday worked cutting wood for a Marl company. He listed three children. Son Edward was living; son Friday and daughter Louisa were deceased.

Friday's sister Violet Washington, age 32, had opened a Freedmen's Bank account two years earlier in Charleston, South Carolina on August 14, 1869. On her application, she stated that she was born in Georgetown County, South Carolina, her parents were Adam and Hagar (both deceased), her brothers were Friday Johnson and Peter Gilliard, and her sisters were Maria, Fanny and Diana (all deceased).

Violet's husband was Stephen Washington. They lived on Green Street near Dr. Bellinger and had no children in 1869. Violet was a seller in the Lower Market.

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This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC

  1.   Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, 1865-1874.

    Freedmen's Bank Record 5352, Friday Johnson, Charleston, South Carolina, October 4, 1871

  2.   Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, 1865-1874.

    Freedmen's Bank Record 3341, Violet Washington, Charleston, South Carolina, August 14, 1869