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I would be interested in getting a copy of that land grant. I am a descendent of William Hellums and Mary Box. Unfortunately, it is with him that our family tree tends to start getting fuzzy. I have an interesting theory of why that is. From many things I've read, he inconsistently went by various spellings of the last name at the time, to include Hellems, and Hollems. My hypothesis is that he is indeed William Hallam, son of William Hallum of Prince Georges, MD. rather than of a "John Hellums" that has been very difficult to trace. That would trace the family from John Hallum, London 1705 -> MD -> NC -> SC -> TN/KY, AK, GA, TX, etc. This link explains it best: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/HALLUM/2004-06/1086837558
It would also explain the reason for the name changes. Proving it may be another matter, but the names, dates, and locations all match up almost perfectly. The William Hallum of ABT 1760 disappears entirely in the Hallum family tree, with no explanation. The William Hellums appears almost by magic in 1763, with little or no trace before. This has caused problems for many published researchers into the Hellums family, so I would like to continue where they left off (armed with this theory).