Biography of Benjamin R. Gillam
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





BENJAMIN R. GILLAM, son of Daniel and Sarah (Reynolds) Gillam, was born May 3, 1833, in Woodhull, Steuben county. He was educated in the schools of Corning, and then learned the blacksmith's trade of Isaac Dobbs, of Tioga county, and, after two years time passed there, he opened a shop one mIle east of Corning. Two years later he moved, for one year to Susquehanna, Pa., and then came to Waverly (in 1850) where he has since resided. In 1855 Mr. Gillam was married with Rachel, daughter of Alanson Lovelace. Their children were Alice (Mrs. George Smalley), born December. 25, 1857; Ella, born March 6, 1859, died April 2, 1863, and William. By his second marriage, with Florentine Lubars, Mr. Gillam has six children, John L., Lewis F., Daniel F. (who on May 6, 1896, married with Claudia Andre), Mary L., George E., and Theodore. Mr. Gillam was constable for three years, and in 1890 was collector of Barton.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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