Robert Pulliam

Basic Information:

Born: About 1740

Married: Eleanor Edwards Brown - About 1770, her nickname was Nellie)

(Eleanor was born in 1745 and died in 1800)

Died: 29 April 1826 - Elbert County



The Pulliams may have arrived in Virginia, in the 1600's, aboard the "Hopewell". There are records showing an Edward Augustus Pulliam arriving in Henrico County Virginia on the "Hopewell" around 1636. I have not personally been able to find this record but am still searching.

Revolutionary War Soldier - See Information:

This information was obtained by Eugene G. Jones and Louveen P. Jones on August 13, 1981 at the Federal Archieves and Record Center in East Point, GA.

Reference: "Substitutes for Georgia's Lost 1790 Cneus" published Delwyn Associates, 717 North Monroe St, Albany, GA. 31701. The census of 1790 was on record only in Wahington and was burned by the British in 1812. The substitute census was prepared from local courthouse records or other sources.

Robert Pulliam: Elbert County
Title: Headrights and Bounty Grants - 1790-1795
Page 74 "Robert.Pulliam"

Elbert County
Title: Jury List 1791/1793
Page 89 "Robt. Pullion"

Franklyn County
Title: Headrights and Bounty Grants - 1790/1795
Page 93 Robt Pulliam

Wilkes County
Title: Headrights and Bounty Grants - 1790/1795
Page 165 Hears of John Pulliam
Robt. Pulliam

On 15 Feb 1794 Wm. Higgenbotham and wife Dorothy "Dolly" deeded to Robert Pulliam 200 acres of land for L50, original grant from Gov. Telfair to Wm. Higginbotham 9 Feb 1792. Wit: Jacob Higginbotham. (Elbert Co. GA Deed Book B, Folio 82).

Robert, served in the American Revolution under Capt. Blackwell, and for his service, was granted 1070 acres in one grant and 450 acres in another grant. He married a young widow, Eleanor Brown. They lived on Long Cane Creek in Abbeville County, S.C. and were the parents of Joseph, William, Rebecca, Matthew, Robert, and Frankie.

Around 1790, they left S.C. and moved to Elbert County, GA, because the Indians continually harassed them by stealing cattle and destroying crops. They felt their lives were threatened as families were driven from their dwellings, murdered, and their homes burned.

In Elbert County, they settled on Lazoo Branch, near North Beaverdam Creek. Robert Pulliam is one of those in Elbert County Head rights and Bounty Grants of 1790. in fact, his name is found as a Bounty Grantee in three counties, Elbert, Franklin, and Wilkes. Since Elbert was formed from Wilkes County, there is a possibility of duplication in the records.