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Gilliam-Wilburn Cemetery

Journal by SheilaGail

Gilliam - Wilburn Cemetery
Farris Hill Rd.
Knox County
Gray, KY




I copied each stone as written/legible.
All listings below have been photographed.


+The land on which this cemetery sits was once owned by Madison "Matt" Gilliam, and later belonged to his daughter, Ella Gilliam/Ellsworth/Gerst.
+Matt Gilliam ran a boarding home on this road.
+Ella assisted with it's operation, and her home sat in front of the cemetery.
+Father to Matt: Marion Gilliam lived on Farris Hill Rd.
+Brother to Matt: James Gilliam owned a house at the foot of Farris Hill Rd.

+"Brown Family Cemetery", is listed on a sign by entrance on the left side of Farris Hill. The Brown family has now added their family cemetery beside the Gilliam and Wilburn cemetery with no reference to the original GILLIAM or WILBURN burial grounds.




* my personal notes are in [ ]*


Gilliam - Wilburn Cemetery
compiled by S.[Gilliam]
9-29-2010


LARKIN MARION
GILLIAM
MAY 23 OCT. 21
1844 1917
[ A.K.A.: 'Marion' md. to 1.Sarah Barton 2. Elizabeth Stamper]
[ Father to James, & Madison Gilliam]
[ son of Anderson b. 1816 & Nancy Donaldson Gilliam b. 1817]
[ born in Scott Co. VA]
[ g. son of James & Agnes (Fields) Casteel Gilliam]
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JAMES GILLIAM
BORN
JULY 20, 1871
DIED
FEB. 27, 1924
(hand carved stone)
[son of Larkin Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
[md. to China Hicks Gilliam]
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CHINA GILLIAM
JUNE 15, 1873
MAY 18, 1954
[China Hicks]
[wife of 1.James Gilliam 2. Wilson Waggoner 3. James Ferrell]
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MADISON B. GILLIAM
AUG. 24, 1874
DEC. 14, 1932
[Husband of Nancy Redman Gilliam]
[son of Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
[Father of Ella Gilliam/Ellsworth/Gerst]

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NANCY Y. GILLIAM
JULY 3, 1874
MAY 25, 1929
[wife of Madison Gilliam]
[daughter of ? Redman]
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ELMORE GILLIUM
BORN
MAY 29, 1901
DIED
DEC 8, 1918
[son of Madison & Nancy Redman Gilliam]
[g.son of Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
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RAYMOND R. GILLIAM
KENTUCKY
PFC CO E 112 QM REGT
NOV 4, 1914 JULY 2, 1958
[son of Madison & Nancy Redman Gilliam]
[g.son of Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
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FLORA GILLIAM
BORN
JUNE 20 1900
DIED
MAR 4 1916
[hand carved stone]
[daughter of James & China Gilliam]
[g. daughter of Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
[wife of ___ Gaylor]
[her newborn is buried beside her]
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Precious Memories

HAYDEN H. GILLIAM
SEPT 14 1906
OCT 4 1991
[son of Madison & Nancy Gilliam]
[g.son of Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
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LAVINA MULLINS
FEB. 23 1903
DEC. __ ____ [letters & #'s missing]
[Lavina Gilliam]
[daughter of James & China Gilliam]
[g. daughter of Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
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WILLIAM MULLINS
JUNE 16, 1890
FEB. 25, 1971
[2nd husband of Lavina Gilliam]
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NORA ADA EDWARDS
BORN SEPT. 25 1917
DIED NOV. 12 1918
gone but not forgotten
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ADA WILBURN
MAY 2, 1928
AUG 2, 1929
[child of Quince & Lavina Gilliam Wilburn]
[g.grand dau. of Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
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QUINCE WILBURN
AUG. 10, 1885
JUNE 15, 1947
[husband of Lavina Gilliam]
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WILBURN
MOM
[LIVING]
MAR -- 19__


DAD
PAUL A.
MAY 21 1924
foot stone:
died: 9-20-1993

(Shared Stone)
[son of Quince & Lavina Gilliam- Wilburn]
[g. grandson of Marion & Sarah Gilliam
[g. grandson of A.J. Wilburn]
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PAULA & PAULINE SMITH
BORN & DIED
7-14-1978
[twins]
----------------------------------------------------------
BETTY J. ___[LIVING]
OCT. -- ___

There is a life above and all that is life is love
[g.g. grand dau. of Marion & Sarah Gilliam]
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FRANK ELLSWORTH
BORN
OCT. 24, 1880
DIED
JUNE 3, 1921
We will meet again

[1st husband of Lula "Ella" Gilliam]
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GERST STONE

JAMES M. GERST
KENTUCKY
PFC TRP H7 CALVERY
WORLD WAR 1
OCT. 16, 1896 MAR. 7, 1956

[Lula "Ella" {Gilliam} Ellsworth Gerst born 1896 shares this stone with her husband]
["GERST" is the only name written on stone]
["Ella" is daughter of Madison B.& Nancy Redman Gilliam]
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There are at LEAST a dozen unmarked graves

Surnames: Barton Donaldson Ellsworth Gerst Gilliam Hicks Redman Wilburn
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Comments

by jenni43435 on 2011-04-25 11:16:48

Hi, Thanks for your post. If this is the correct Wilburn cemetery in Gray, Knox County, KY, then there should be a gravesite for Andrew J. Wilburn, born abt. 1844 and died 26 Jul 1919 and according to his death certificate, he is buried at this cemetery. He is the father of Quincey Wilburn.

by SheilaGail on 2012-10-26 12:07:55

Hi jennie43435. A.J.'s gravesite may be one of the unmarked. Quincey was married to my g.g. Aunt, Lavina [Gilliam] Wilburn Mullins

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