Will of Thomas Gilliam, dated September 27, 1793 and recorded December 12, 1793.
Wife, Cala. Daughters, Lucy Johnson and Mary Tucker. Son, Thomas Gilliam. Jemimah Sorsberry to live on my plantation during her single life, or as long as my wife lives or her brother Henry. Witnesses were John Simmons, Sr., Levy Rochell, and Peter Simmons. Will proved by the oaths of Robert Tucker, John Rochell, William Butts, and Thomas Gilliam. Cala Gilliam refused to accept the provisions of the Will. Refusal witnessed by Mary Sorsberry and Henry Sorsberry. Thomas Gilliam, Jr., qualified as administrator.
Will Book IV, page 584, Southampton County, Virginia