WNC History Timeline

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Benjamin Guilliams + Sarah Beasley                               Timothy Lindsey + Elizabeth [unknown]
            |                                                                        |   
William B. Guilliams           +              Martha M. Lindsey
1827    -       1871              13 Sep 1850          1837     -     after 1909
Haywood Co NC                                             Macon Co NC   

                                                           
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                     M. E. Guilliams (dau), 1851 - after 1859
                     Timothy Guilliams (Martha Ogle), 1851 - 1948
                     Sarah Elmina Guilliams (Abraham Holden), 1853 - 1941
                     Martha A. Guilliams, 1854 - after 1859
                     Rebecca Jane Guilliams (Daniel W. Ogle), 1854 - 1939
                     
Joseph H. Guilliams (Mary Catherine Ogle, Sopha Elvara [?]), 1856 - 1933
                     William P. Guilliams, 1857 - 1948
                     Benjamin D. Guilliams, 1858 -
                     E. Christian Guilliams, 1860 -
                     James Bryson Guilliams (unknown wife), 1867 - 1955
                     Silas Warren Guilliams (Drucilla -- ), 1865 - 1951
                     James P. Guilliams, 1865 - 1951

On 11 June 1880, the census of Sevier Co TN found Martha Guilliams, 44, as head of household #127,
which included son James B., 11, and grandson Nathaniel Guilliams, 4.

On 8 & 9 June 1900, the census of Sevier Co TN found Bryson Guilliams as head of household, age 37,
single, with his mother Martha, age 64, at house #83. Brother Joseph Guilliams and his family (second wife
Sopha) were at house #82. Timothy Guilliams, 49, was at house #84 with wife Martha A. and eight children.

On 15 April 1910, the census of Cullowhee, Jackson Co NC, found Bryson Guilliams, 45, single, as head of
the household which included his mother Martha, 74, and lodger William F. Styles, age 13.
Note on the name: "Guilliams" and "Quilliams" (or "Quiliams") seem to be used almost interchangeably in the
Jackson/Swain county area of North Carolina. The choice of one over the other here is quite arbitrary, and
subject to correction as more sources are examined.

Sources: US Census, 1850, Macon Co NC;
  US Census, 1860, 1910, 1920, Jackson Co NC;
  US Census, 1900, Sevier Co TN;
   Linda White Ward, Ancestors of Martha Jane Quilliams;
   NC Marriage Bonds; NC Marriage Collection;
   Ancestry.com's Bobby Clark family tree; Hyde family tree;
   NC Death Certificate, Sarah Elmina Guilliams Holden, 1941;
   NC Death Certificate, James Bryson Guilliams (widowed), 1955;
   NC Death Certificate, Silas Warren Guilliams, 1951;