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Cornelius Gilliam

Born: Apr 13, 1798

Death: Mar 24, 1848

Birthplace: Buncombe County

Nationality: United States

Cornelius Gilliam

Date of Birth : Apr 13, 1798
Date of Death : Mar 24, 1848
Birth Place : Buncombe County

Cornelius Gilliam was a pioneer of the U.S. state of Oregon who was best known as the commander of the volunteer forces against the Cayuse in the Cayuse War. A native of North Carolina, he served in the Black Hawk War and Seminole Wars before settling in Missouri. There he served in the militia against the Mormons, was a county sheriff, and a member of the Missouri State Senate before immigrating to the Oregon Country.

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