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ALLEN  PETTUS  GILLIAM  HOME

 

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Photo by Mary Kay Dancy Smith - 2000

THIS DANCYVILLE HOME WAS BUILT BY  ALLEN  PETTUS  GILLIAM (1810-1885).
FOR 80 YEARS ONLY THE GILLIAMS AND THEIR DESCENDENTS (JONES) OCCUPIED
THIS HOME. PHOTO USED BY PERMISSION OF THE CURRENT OWNER.


THE FOLLOWING  ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION  PROVIDED  BY   TYRRELL  JONES  BOND

THE GILLIAM HOME HAS SPECIAL MEANING FOR ME. GLENNA JONES WAS MY GREAT AUNT ON MY DAD'S SIDE
AND HER HUSBAND WILLIAM THOMAS JONES WAS MY GREAT UNCLE ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE. IN ADDITION, MY
PARENTS (FRED TYRRELL & MARY SEARS ROGERS JONES) WERE MARRIED IN THE HOME ON NOVEMBER 11, 1934.
I DO HAVE THREE PIECES OF FURNITURE THAT WERE IN THE HOUSE.
1.   A SMALL DESK WHICH WAS OWNED BY ALLEN PETTUS & E. OLIVIA GILLIAM AND IS DATED , 1859. THIS
IS WRITTEN IN A DRAWER BOTTOM, WITH THE LINE OF OWNERS FROM THEN:
ALLENE & F.R. JONES - 1884
GLENNA JONES JONES & WILLIAM THOMAS JONES - 1929
DOROTHY JONES RUTHFORD - 1965
TYRRELL JONES BOND - 1995

2.   A LARGE ROCKING CHAIR , WITH WOVEN BOTTOM (WHICH I HAD TO REPLACE.)   IT BELONGED TO MY
GRANDFATHER (MILLARD HUNTER JONES) BUT I DON'T KNOW IF IT BELONGED TO A.P. GILLIAM.

3.   AN OLD WALNUT TABLE THAT I GOT OUT OF THE SMOKE HOUSE. IT WAS HAND MADE AND
PROBABLY OF THE ORGINAL FURNISHINGS. WHEN I GOT IT IN THE LATE 1950'S IT HAD CORROGATED NAILS
HOLDING IT TOGETHER AND LOTS OF SALT AND GREASE. A MAN REFINISHED IT, TAKING AN EIGHTH OF AN
INCH OFF THE TOP AND PUTTING PEGS IN TO HIDE THE NAIL HOLES. HE ALSO HAD TO ADD A WALNUT PLANK
FOR ONE OF THE DROP LEAFS BECAUSE SOMEONE HAD CUT IT OFF TO MAKE IT FIT THE SMOKEHOUSE. IT HAS
BEEN MY DINING ROOM TABLE ALL MY ADULT LIFE. WHEN I MOVED TO MEMPHIS IN 1994, MY UNCLE EDWARD
ADDED A WALNUT BORDER ALL THE WAY AROUND TO MAKE IT EASIER TO FIT CHAIRS UNDER THE TABLE.
THE TABLE HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PATINA.

TYRRELL IS THE   GREAT-GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF
ALLEN PETTUS & ELIZABETH OLIVIA PATTON GILLIAM



ALLEN  PETTUS  GILLIAM  MARRIED (1) ELIZABETH E. COLBURN (2) ELIZABETH OLIVIA  PATTON  NEAL.
ALLEN  P. &  ELIZABETH COLBURN  GILLIAM'S  SIXTH   DAUGHTER  WAS  MARY  PRISCILLA.
MARY  PRISCILLA  MARRIED  THOMAS  NEWTON  HUGHES  AND   THEY  ARE  THE
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS  OF  THE  PUBLISHERS  OF  THESE   PAGES.


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