Saturday, July 28, 2012

William Fillingame, c.1789-1836, NC>GA>MS

William Fillingame, my maternal 4th great-grandfather, was born c. 1789 in Craven County, North Carolina.  William drew for land in the 1807 GA land lottery with the other orphans of John Fillingim, Jr.  But it was only William who sold that land in 1812. ( this sale provides the link from William to his Father, John, Jr.)  William served in War of 1812. From the 9th of August until the 13th of September, 1813, William Fullingame served as a private in a detachment of militia ordered to the fromtier of Twiggs Co., GA by Brig. Gen. Blackshear for the protection of the inhabitants and for the erection of a fort called Telfair.  William and his brother Robert, were on the 1818 Greene County, Mississippi tax lists, and their sister Nancy married in 1817 in Greene County. It is estimated they arrived in Mississippi before 1818.

William married Frances Grantham, sources say the couple married 1810 in South Carolina.  It is unknown who her parents were. 

Family tradition states that five of William and Frances' sons were in the Confederate Army and fought in the Civil War.  Two of them were killed in action- Ransom and Austin.  Another died from measles- Moses.  Two sons returned home from the war- James and William.

Children of William Fillingame and Frances Grantham:
i.    Elizabeth Fillingame, born about 1811 in Georgia, married Samuel Dennis
ii.   Sarah Adeline Fillingame, born about 1814 in Georgia, married Rev. Richard Reuben Breland
iii.  Olive Fillingame, born about 1815 in Georgia, married Samuel Asa Hartfield
iv.  Moses Fillingame, born about 1816 in Georgia, married Elizabeth Anderson
v.   James Fillingame
vi.  Harriet Fillingame, born about 1818 in Greene County, Mississippi, married Lyman Carley
vii. William C. Fillingame, born about 1822 in Mississippi, married Margaret (last name unknown)
viii. John Fillingame, born 14 February 1823 in Mississippi, married Jane Grubbs
ix.  Nancy Anne Fillingame, born about 1825 in Mississippi, married William Armistead Terrell
x.   Ransom Fillingame, born about 1828 in Mississippi, married Caroline Whiddon
xi.  Austin Fillingame, born about 1829 in Mississippi, married Mary Jane Anderson
xii. Mary Louisa Fillingame, born about 1829-30 in Mississippi, married James Aaron Anderson

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