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Gilliams of South Carolina Land Grants
Updated March 23, 2016

Overview:
This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification. All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants

The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.


Background:
Robert Gillam of Granville County, NC (formerly of Virginia) removes to South Carolina and begins receiving land grants in 1785.


Date
Name and Location
Names Mentioned
Locations
Series
Volume
Page
Item
22 Jun 1784
Gilliam, James,
Plat For 100 Acres On Six Mile Creek,
Ninety Six District,
Surveyed By David Hopkins.
Gilliam, James;
Hopkins, David
Keowee River; Ninety Six District; Six Mile Creek
S213190
0003
00105
001
27 Aug 1784
Gillin, James, Plat for 180 acres on Dry Creek, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Bennett Crafton.


S213190
0003
00123
002
21 Jun 1784
Gillon, Alexander, Plat for 640 acres on Cold Water Creek, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Bennett Crafton.


S213190
0005
00121
000
28 Jul 1785
Gillam, Robert,
Plat For 243 Acres On Branch Of Saluda River,
Ninety Six District,
Surveyed By Robert Hanna.
Dudgeon, William;
Gillam, Robert;
Hanna, Robert;
Mayson, James;
Neely, George;
Proctor, Samuel;
Wyatt, Solomon
Ninety Six District;
Saluda River
S213190
0011
00346
001
25 Jul 1786
Gillon, Alexander, Plat for 34 acres on Beaver Creek, Orangeburgh District, surveyed by John Lewis.


S213190
0011
00348
002
24 Mar 1787
Gillon, Alexander, Plat for 1 Water Lot In Charleston, surveyed by Joseph Purcell.


S213190
0011
00350
000
2 Sep 1784
Gillen, Alexander, Plat for 450 acres on fork of Beaver Dam Creek, Ninety Six District, surveyed by John Martin.


S213190
0013
00203
001
1 Sep 1784
Gillen, Alexander, Plat for 400 acres on fork of Beaver Dam Creek, Ninety Six District, surveyed by John Martin.


S213190
0013
00204
001
29 Dec 1785
Gillham, Charles, Plat for 227 acres on Bells Creek, Camden District, surveyed by William Gaston.


S213190
0014
00019
000
29 Jul 1785
Gillam, Robert,
Plat For 112 Acres On Mudlick Creek,
Ninety Six District,
Surveyed By Robert Hanna.
Caldwell, William; Gillam, Robert;
Hanna, Robert;
McCoob;
Moorce, S.;
Nicly, John;
Williams, Elisha;
Young, John
Little River; Mudlick Creek; Ninety Six District
S213190
0014
00024
000
22 May 1786
Gillam, Robert, Plat For 145 Acres On Branch Of Beaver Dam Creek, Lausance County, Surveyed By Robert Mayson.
Gillam, Robert;
Martin, John;
Martin, William;
Mayson, Robert;
Simmon, Charles;
Tweedy, R.
Beaver Dam Creek;
Laurens County
S213190
0014
00025
000
12 Jan 1786
Gilliom, Joshua, Plat for 200 acres on fork of Gilders Creek, Ninety Six District, surveyed by James Wofford.


S213190
0014
00250
001
22 May 1786
Gillam, Robert,
Plat For 348 Acres On Saluda River,
Ninety Six District, Surveyed By William Caldwell.
Caldwell, William;
Gillam, Robert;
Goodman, Joseph;
Mayson, James;
Nesley, George;
Procter, Robert;
Ward, Frederick
Ninety Six District;
Saluda River
S213190
0019
00137
000
28 Nov 1787
Gillam, Robert, Plat for 500 acres on fork of Reedy River, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Robert Hanna.


S213190
0022
00166
000
24 Dec 1791
Gillihan, William, Plat for 200 acres on Branch of Middle Saluda River, Greenville County, Ninety Six District, surveyed by George Salmon.


S213190
0027
00481
001
8 Mar 1792
Gillham, Charles, Plat for 85 acres on Waters of Bullocks Creek, Camden District, surveyed by William Gaston.


S213190
0028
00139
002
24 Aug 1793
Gilham, William,
Plat For 129 Acres On Mcadoos Creek,
Pendleton County,
Ninety Six District,
Surveyed By Samuel H. Dickson.
Calhoun, John E.;
Dickson, Samuel H.;
Gilham, William;
Mcadoo, Arthur;
Todd, John
Mcadoo Creek;
Ninety Six District; Pendleton County; Twelve Mile Creek
S213190
0029
00272
001
10 Sep 1793
Gillam, Robert Sr.,
Plat For 215 Acres On Waters Of Mudlick Creek,
Newberry County,
Ninety Six District, Surveyed By J. R. Brown.
Brown, J. R.;
Gillam, Robert;
Gillam, Robert Sr.;
Graham, Joseph;
Grant, Isaac;
Harris, Samuel;
Towle, Mrs.
Little River; Mudlick Creek; Newberry County; Ninety Six District; Saluda River
S213190
0029
00273
001
22 Aug 1798
Gilham, James, Plat For 500 Acres On Branch Of Little River, Washington District, Surveyed By Thomas Lofton.
Gilham, James;
Lofton, Thomas;
Morehead, John
Keowee River; Little River; Washington District
S213192
0037
00101
003
14 Jun 1802
Weeks, Choswell, Plat for 200 acres on Crow Bay Branch, Camden District, surveyed by Samuel Reynolds for William Gilham on December 27, 1784.


S213192
0038
00728
002
28 Sep 1819
Gillan, Ann, Plat for 330 acres on Shaws Creek, Barnwell District, surveyed by Philip Lamar.


S213192
0046
00141
001
5 May 1820
Gillon, Isaac, Plat for 22 acres on Richland Creek, Edgefield District, surveyed by John Pope.


S213192
0046
00311
001
5 May 1820
Gillon, Isaac, Plat for 110 acres on Richland Creek, Edgefield District, surveyed by John Pope.


S213192
0046
00315
002
10 Feb 1821
Gillam, James,
Plat For 1,000 Acres On Pages Creek,
Newberry District,
Surveyed By Thomas Anderson.
Anderson, Thomas;
Briggs, Thomas;
Gillam, James;
Gillam, Mrs. E.;
Gillam, William;
Higgins, Francis;
Malone;
Moon, P.;
Satterwhite, D.;
Smith, Mrs.
Newberry District; Pages Creek
S213192
0046
00524
000
27 Mar 1845
Gillam, James,
Plat For 2,257.8 Acres On Saluda River,
Abbeville District, Surveyed By Francis B. Higgins.
Beard, A.;
Chaney, Simeon;
Day, E.;
Eddins, William;
Foosher, W.;
Gillam, James;
Higgins, Francis B;
Pope, James
Abbeville District; Laurens District; Saluda River; Spring Creek
S213192
0054
00193
000



Sources
  • "Plats for State Land Grants 1784 - 1868." The South Carolina Department of Archives and History Web Site