Gilliam Family Cemetery
Located in a bed of periwinkle, hidden in what is quickly becoming forest. The focal point would be the impressive 8-9 ft tall monument surrounded by several finely carved stones. At least 6 unmarked stones are here. The cemetery is north of Danieltown on Route 46, about a mile south of Lew Jones Rd. (Route 616) and is several hundred yards to the east into the woods.
Latitude:36º 55' 12.7" N   (36.920200)
Longitude:77º 57' 28.4" W   (-77.957900)

In addition to the three infants, this cemetery contains the remains of Col. John W. Gilliam and wife, Mary, of “Burnt Quarters,” and their daughter Mary Eliza Gilliam and her husband Capt. Robert Nathaniel Neblett, CWS f BCV, pp. 397-98.

12 Dec 1841 —20 Dec 1841Infant Daughter of
John W & Mary E.C. Gilliam
Was born at Burnt Quarter
This has a beautifully carved rose on stone.

11 Nov 1855 —28 Nov 1855Infant son of
R.N. & M.E. Neblett
Stone depicts a carved lamb sleeping at base.

Col. John W. Gilliam10 Jun 1810 —15 Nov 1853Only son of
Samuel & Susan Gilliam
Who was born
At Poplar Hill Brunswick County
June 10, 1810
and died at Burnt Quarter
his residence in Dinwiddie
Nov 15, 1853
“Tho lost to sight to memory dear”
Very large monument at least 8 ft tall, with detailed carvings a carved cross on top.

Mary Eliza Neblett —2 Jun 1865Wife of R.N. Neblett
of Nottoway Co. Va
Died June 2, 1865
Aged 32 years
“This lovely flower so young so fair
Called home by early doom
Thus given to show how fair a flower
In paradise would bloom”
This has a beautiful, large hands carved stone.

Robert N. Neblett1824 —1898Captain 1st Regiment Va
Artillery C.S.A.
Monument is a large cross with footstone marked R.N.N.

Samuel GilliamJuly ?, 1846 —Oct ?, 1847Son of John W & Mary E C Gilliam
Was born
at Burnt Quarter
Jul 1846
and died
Oct 1847
Dates worn and hard to read.


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