State of and Primary Sources for William Pulliam

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Hi there. I was recently doing some work trying to connect a Pulliam ancestor of mine (Pulliam-1234) to the more well established William Pulliam and Ann Patterson family and was just utterly dismayed at the status of many of the Pulliam profiles of this family. Practically none of them have primary sources attached to them, duplicate profiles, and random family connections abound, and most consist of GED/ancestry import junk. What's more, upon further research, I've found a litany of traditions and family trees surrounding the family of William Pulliam, but have been able to dig up very little in the way of actual primary sources myself. I have two questions that arise from all this:

1. Is there a tag/template/category that should be used to mark these profiles as needing more work to "clean them up" so to speak? I don't have time personally to work on them all myself (though might in the future), but would love to mark them as needing more work for those who might have specialities or are more knowledgeable about the family in general.

2. Is there anybody who's familiar with the William Pulliam Ann Patterson Family who would know/ could point me to where I could find primary sources on them? This family just has me at a loss as there's so many family connections to it, but practically no sources.
WikiTree profile: William Pulliam
in Genealogy Help by Joseph Rusche G2G1 (1.2k points)

2 Answers

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Daughter Ann seems to be documented:  "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRR4-FMX : 28 January 2020), Anne Pullam, 1702.

A deed from Joseph Martin and Joseph Pulliam to the Sandige children supports Ann's maiden name: 

1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];

June 28, 1754. Joseph Martin and Joseph Pulliam of Louisa Co. to James, William, David and John Sandige and Anthony Gholson. Bond. 4300 curr. "Joseph Martin is now going to be married to Ann Sandige," etc. Witness, John Semple. Recd. Nov. 5, 1754.

From Ancestry:  land record orignally published in "Virginia County Records, Spotsylvania County 1701-1800, Vol. 1, edited by William Armstrong Crozier: 
Remarks: Joseph Martin of Louisa Co., Gent., and Anne, his wife, late wife of Wm. Sandige, late of Spts. Co., Decd., to Francis Meriwether of Spts. Co., Gent. 1/3 part of a tract of 150 a., called Elk Neck, in Spts. Co., purchased by sd. Wm. Sandige in his lifetime

 
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (376k points)
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There is a  William Patterson Pulliam (1690-1792) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree which will require a pre-1700's certification. The PM -- there are two -- I don't know if either one is still currently active but you might want to reach out to them for collaboration 

>son of William Patterson Pulliam -- Joseph Pulliam 1727-1799 - Ancestry┬« "Born in Spotsylvania, Virginia on 1727 to Patterson Pulliam and Elizabeth Holladay. Joseph Pulliam married Jerusha Fullilove? and had 2 children. He passed away on 19 Apr 1799 in Person, North Carolina."  This latter material may need verification since it is divegent from material online at WT

AS for the "gedcom junk", if the file is a white padlock, you can enter and clean it and add sources, if you so desire. 

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (497k points)

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