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William Ray "Bill" Gilliland1

M, #181, b. 22 September 1921, d. 9 August 2003
Last Edited=17 Nov 2014
     William Ray "Bill" Gilliland was born on 22 September 1921 at Guymon township, Texas County, Oklahoma.1 He was the son of Jonathan Con Gilliland and Vella Mae Grimm.1 William Ray "Bill" Gilliland appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma in the household of his parents, Jonathan Con Gilliland and Vella Mae Grimm.2 William Ray "Bill" Gilliland appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma in the household of his parents, Jonathan Con Gilliland and Vella Mae Grimm.3 William Ray "Bill" Gilliland married Patricia Merrell.1 William Ray "Bill" Gilliland died on 9 August 2003 at Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, at age 81.1 He was buried on 9 August 2003 at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens.1 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

The following obituary appeared 8 August 2003 in the Valdosta Daily Times:

William Ray 'Bill' Gilliland

VALDOSTA -- William Ray "Bill" Gilliland, 81, of Valdosta died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 22, 1921, in Guymon, Okla., to the late Con and Vella Grimm Gilliland and had lived in Valdosta for many years. Mr. Gilliland was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he had served on the administrative board, and was a retired from the FAA as an air traffic control specialist. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy-Naval Air Corps, flew transport in the Pacific during in World War II, was a trained fighter pilot and an instrument flight instructor. Mr. Gilliland was a member of the VFW and the Retired Officers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Merrell Gilliland of Valdosta; two sons, William Ray Gilliland, Jr. of Glendale, Ariz., Mark Merrell Gilliland of Hahira; one daughter, Stephanie Susan Stallings of Acworth; seven grandchildren, Jeromy Gamble, April Tinsley Harper, Jennifer Kimbrell, Melissa Gilliland, Mark Daniel Gilliland, Olivia Danielle Gilliland and William Dane Gilliland; two great grandchildren, Bailey Harper and Shelvy Harper; one sister, Loretta G. Garrison of Guymon, Okla; one brother, Hervey Joe Gilliland of Roswell, N.M. He was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Con Gilliland.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Adams officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.1

Citations

  1. [S7621] Valdosta Daily Times, August 8, 2003.
  2. [S7623] Con Gilliland household, 1930 U.S. census, Texas County, Oklahoma, population schedule, Guymon, ED 70-11, page/sheet 10B, dwelling 181, family 226.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  3. [S7624] Con Gilliland household, 1940 U.S. census, Texas County, Oklahoma, population schedule, Guymon, ED 70-11, page/sheet 24B, dwelling 520.; National Archives (http://1940census.archives.gov).

William Gillilan1

M, #182, b. 2 March 1789, d. circa 1854
Last Edited=6 May 2015
     William Gillilan was born on 2 March 1789 at Virginia.2,3 He was the son of James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong.1 A marriage bond was posted on 26 July 1808 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by William Gillilan with the intention to marry Ann Edmiston.4 William Gillilan married Lydia Upton circa 1834.5 William Gillilan appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Linn County, Iowa, enumerated 16 September 1850. His children Nathan C., Andrew E., Ann and Virginia were listed as living with him.3 William Gillilan died circa 1854 at Iowa.5

Children of William Gillilan and Ann Edmiston

Children of William Gillilan and Lydia Upton

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S1036] GenForum Message Board - Gilliland Family, online http://www.jenforum.com/gilliland/messages/1192.html
  3. [S8610] William Gillian household, 1850 U.S. census, Linn County, Iowa, population schedule, not stated, page 44B, dwelling 669, family 687.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S7910] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 2.
  5. [S8608] Unknown author, The Biographical Record of Linn County, Iowa, page 688.
  6. [S8609] Ancestry.com Message Boards: Gillilan - Jane Gillilan, online http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.gillilan/47/mb.ashx

George Russell Gillilan1

M, #183, b. 15 February 1794, d. 1 August 1854
Last Edited=19 Dec 2014
     George Russell Gillilan was born on 15 February 1794 at Greenbrier County, Virginia.2,3 He was the son of James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong.1 George served with distinction in the War of 1812.2 George Russell Gillilan married Martha Hill, daughter of Richard Hill, on 3 December 1813 at Bath County, Virginia.2 George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Greenbrier County, Virginia, enumerated 27 September 1850. Their children James, Elizabeth, Samuel Armstrong and John M. were listed as living with them.4 George Russell Gillilan died on 1 August 1854 at Lafayette County, Missouri, at age 60.5,2 He was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri.5 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

Children of George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  3. [S1036] GenForum Message Board - Gilliland Family, online http://www.jenforum.com/gilliland/messages/1192.html
  4. [S7918] Geo R. Gillilan household, 1850 U.S. census, Greenbrier County, Virginia, population schedule, District No. 18, page 290B, dwelling 747, family 747.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  5. [S7904] George R. Gillilan, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Jane Gilliland1

F, #184
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     Jane Gilliland was the daughter of James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong.1 A marriage bond was posted on 27 October 1789 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by John McCoy with the intention to marry Jane Gilliland.2

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S7911] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 3.

Sarah Gilliland1

F, #185
Last Edited=30 Jan 2013
     Sarah Gilliland was the daughter of James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong.1 Sarah Gilliland married William McCoy on 3 February 1792 at Greenbrier County, Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S1036] GenForum Message Board - Gilliland Family, online http://www.jenforum.com/gilliland/messages/1192.html

Elizabeth Gilliland1

F, #186
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     Elizabeth Gilliland was the daughter of James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong.1 A marriage bond was posted on 1 November 1799 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by James McCoy with the intention to marry Elizabeth Gilliland.2

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S7911] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 3.

Nancy Gilliland1

F, #187
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     Nancy Gilliland was the daughter of James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong.1 A marriage bond was posted on 28 April 1802 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by James Hanna with the intention to marry Nancy Gilliland.2

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S7911] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 3.

Lydia Gilliland1

F, #188
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     Lydia Gilliland was the daughter of James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong.1 A marriage bond was posted on 21 February 1804 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by David McCoy with the intention to marry Lydia Gilliland.2

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S7911] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 3.

James Edmiston1

M, #189, b. 7 October 1746, d. 7 October 1817
Last Edited=20 Jun 2015
     James Edmiston was born on 7 October 1746 at Augusta County, Virginia.1 He married Jane Smith.1 James Edmiston died on 7 October 1817 at age 71.1

Children of James Edmiston and Jane Smith

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S922] Thomas Condit Miller and Hu Maxwell West Virginia and Its People, page 293.

Andrew Edmiston1

M, #190, b. 22 July 1777, d. 15 April 1864
Last Edited=20 Jun 2015
     Andrew Edmiston was born on 22 July 1777.1 He was the son of James Edmiston and Jane Smith.1 A marriage bond was posted on 1 January 1807 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by Andrew Edmiston with the intention to marry Mary (Polly) Gilliland.1,2 Andrew Edmiston died on 15 April 1864 at Pocahontas County, West Virginia, at age 86.3 He was buried at McNeel Cemetery, Hillsboro, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.3 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

Citations

  1. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 168-169.
  2. [S7908] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 4.
  3. [S8844] Andrew Edmiston, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Martha Hill1

F, #191, b. 25 June 1795, d. 8 January 1877
Last Edited=19 Dec 2014
     Martha Hill was born on 25 June 1795.2,1 She was the daughter of Richard Hill. Martha Hill married George Russell Gillilan, son of James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong, on 3 December 1813 at Bath County, Virginia.1 Martha Hill and George Russell Gillilan appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Greenbrier County, Virginia, enumerated 27 September 1850. Their children James, Elizabeth, Samuel Armstrong and John M. were listed as living with them.3 Martha Hill appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Jackson township, Johnson County, Missouri, enumerated 23 June 1860. Her son Samuel Armstrong was listed as living with her.4 Martha Hill died on 8 January 1877 at age 81.2,1 She was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri.2 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

Children of Martha Hill and George Russell Gillilan

Citations

  1. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  2. [S7905] Martha Hill Gillilan, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S7918] Geo R. Gillilan household, 1850 U.S. census, Greenbrier County, Virginia, population schedule, District No. 18, page 290B, dwelling 747, family 747.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S7901] Martha Gilleland household, 1860 U.S. census, Johnson County, Missouri, population schedule, Jackson township, PO Columbus, page 51, dwelling 334, family 361.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

Richard Hill Gillilan1

M, #192, b. 14 September 1819, d. 25 December 1891
Last Edited=14 Jul 2016
     Richard Hill Gillilan was born on 14 September 1819 at Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).2 He was the son of George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.1 Richard Hill Gillilan married Mary Handley on 28 June 1838 at Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).3,4 Richard Hill Gillilan and Mary Handley appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated 7 September 1850. Their children Martha, Charles W., Virginia and Sarah were listed as living with them.5 Richard Hill Gillilan married Sally A. P. Beard on 24 November 1881 at Greenbrier County, West Virginia.3 Richard Hill Gillilan died on 25 December 1891 at Frankford, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, at age 72.2 He was buried at Frankford Cemetery, Frankford, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.2 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

Children of Richard Hill Gillilan and Mary Handley

Citations

  1. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  2. [S7920] Richard Hill Gillilan, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S7919] FamilySearch.org, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970", (database online).
  4. [S923] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV, pages 117-118.
  5. [S7918] Richard Gillilan household, 1850 U.S. census, Greenbrier County, Virginia, population schedule, District 18, page 239, dwelling 568, family 568.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

Nancy Gillilan1

F, #193, b. 7 March 1816
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     Nancy Gillilan was born on 7 March 1816 at Greenbrier County, Virginia.1 She was the daughter of George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.1 A marriage bond was posted on 19 October 1833 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by John McNeel with the intention to marry Nancy Gillilan.2,1

Citations

  1. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  2. [S7908] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 4.

Lydia Armstrong Gillilan1

F, #194, b. 17 April 1819
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     Lydia Armstrong Gillilan was born on 17 April 1819 at Virginia.2 She was the daughter of George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.1 A marriage bond was posted on 19 May 1840 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by Mathias Fox with the intention to marry Lydia Armstrong Gillilan.2

Citations

  1. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  2. [S7908] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 4.

James Gilliland

M, #195, b. circa 1831, d. 11 February 1899
Last Edited=19 Dec 2014
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     James Gilliland was born circa 1831 at Washington County, Virginia.1,2,3 He married Rebecca M. Ward on 1 June 1854 at Johnson County, Tennessee.4,3 James Gilliland and Rebecca M. Ward appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Jackson township, Johnson County, Missouri, enumerated 12 July 1860, his occupation listed as teacher. Their children Naomi Amelia, Martha Alice and Mary LouElla were listed as living with them.3 He enlisted in the Missouri State Militia on March 26, 1862. His occupation when enlisted was a teacher. He was discharged on March 24, 1863 at St. Louis due to consumption.1 James Gilliland and Rebecca M. Ward appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Warrensburg township, Johnson County, Missouri, enumerated 8 June 1870. Their children Naomi Amelia, Martha Alice, Mary LouElla, Jennie W. and Anna E. were listed as living with them.5 James Gilliland appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, enumerated 12 June 1880. His children Naomi Amelia, Martha Alice, Mary LouElla, Jennie W. and Anna E. were listed as living with him.6 James Gilliland died on 11 February 1899 at Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.7,8 He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.7 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

Children of James Gilliland and Rebecca M. Ward

Citations

  1. [S2694] Military, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri; Roll Number: 0349, NARA: M405.
  2. [S7918] Geo R. Gillilan household, 1850 U.S. census, Greenbrier County, Virginia, population schedule, District No. 18, page 290B, dwelling 747, family 747.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  3. [S7901] James Gilleland household, 1860 U.S. census, Johnson County, Missouri, population schedule, Jackson township, PO Columbus, page 93, dwelling 614, family 662.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S7922] FamilySearch.org, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950", (database online).
  5. [S7902] James Gilliland household, 1870 U.S. census, Johnson County, Missouri, population schedule, Warrensburg township, PO Warrensburg, page 44, dwelling 353, family 331.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  6. [S7923] James Gilliland household, 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Missouri, population schedule, Warrensburg, ED 103, page/sheet 38, dwelling 467, family 589.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  7. [S7927] Sgt. James Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  8. [S7928] FamilySearch.org, "Tennessee, Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955", (database online).
  9. [S7926] James Edward Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Elizabeth Gillilan1

F, #196, b. circa 1832
Last Edited=19 Dec 2014
     Elizabeth Gillilan was born circa 1832 at Virginia.2 She was the daughter of George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.1 Elizabeth Gillilan appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Greenbrier County, Virginia, in the household of her parents, George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.2

Citations

  1. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  2. [S7918] Geo R. Gillilan household, 1850 U.S. census, Greenbrier County, Virginia, population schedule, District No. 18, page 290B, dwelling 747, family 747.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

Samuel Armstrong Gillilan1

M, #197, b. 26 May 1834, d. 9 September 1904
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     Samuel Armstrong Gillilan was born on 26 May 1834.2 He was the son of George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.1 Samuel Armstrong Gillilan appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Greenbrier County, Virginia, in the household of his parents, George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.3 Samuel Armstrong Gillilan appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Jackson township, Johnson County, Missouri, in the household of his mother Martha Hill.4 Samuel Armstrong Gillilan died on 9 September 1904 at age 70.2 He was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri.2 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

Citations

  1. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  2. [S7906] Samuel Armstrong Gillilan, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S7918] Geo R. Gillilan household, 1850 U.S. census, Greenbrier County, Virginia, population schedule, District No. 18, page 290B, dwelling 747, family 747.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S7901] Martha Gilleland household, 1860 U.S. census, Johnson County, Missouri, population schedule, Jackson township, PO Columbus, page 51, dwelling 334, family 361.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

John M. Gillilan1

M, #198, b. 16 June 1837, d. 15 December 1917
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     John M. Gillilan was born on 16 June 1837 at Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).2,3 He was the son of George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.1 John M. Gillilan appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Greenbrier County, Virginia, in the household of his parents, George Russell Gillilan and Martha Hill.4 John M. Gillilan married Rachel Ruth Kelley on 31 December 1857.2,5 John M. Gillilan and Rachel Ruth Kelley appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Jackson township, Johnson County, Missouri, enumerated 23 June 1860. Their daughter Sarah Martha "Mattie" was listed as living with them.6 John M. Gillilan and Rachel Ruth Kelley appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Columbus township, Johnson County, Missouri, enumerated 27 August 1870. Their children Sarah Martha "Mattie", William Price, Anna F. and Lydia C. were listed as living with them.7 John M. Gillilan died on 15 December 1917 at Columbus township, Johnson County, Missouri, at age 80.5,3 He was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri.3 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

John was the subject of a biographical sketch in the book The History of Johnson County, Missouri which was published in in 1918.2

Children of John M. Gillilan and Rachel Ruth Kelley

Citations

  1. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  2. [S7896] Ewing Cockrell, History of Johnson County, Missouri, page 504.
  3. [S7907] John M. Gillilan, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S7918] Geo R. Gillilan household, 1850 U.S. census, Greenbrier County, Virginia, population schedule, District No. 18, page 290B, dwelling 747, family 747.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  5. [S1583] Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1960, online http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/…
  6. [S7901] John M. Gilleland household, 1860 U.S. census, Johnson County, Missouri, population schedule, Jackson township, PO Columbus, page 51, dwelling 334, family 360.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  7. [S7902] John Gilliland household, 1870 U.S. census, Johnson County, Missouri, population schedule, Columbus township, PO Kingsville, page 30, dwelling 223, family 221.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

John McNeel1

M, #199, b. 7 September 1810, d. 3 April 1892
Last Edited=18 Dec 2014
     John McNeel was born on 7 September 1810 at Pocahontas County, West Virginia.1 A marriage bond was posted on 19 October 1833 at Greenbrier County, Virginia, by John McNeel with the intention to marry Nancy Gillilan.2,1 John McNeel died on 3 April 1892 at Lafayette County, Missouri, at age 81.1

Citations

  1. [S924] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Record of La Fayette and Saline Co, MO, pages 403-404.
  2. [S7908] Greenbrier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, (Kate Maynard, transcriber), Part 4.

John Gilliland

M, #200, b. circa 1750, d. between 24 March 1795 and 4 May 1795
Last Edited=19 May 2012
     John Gilliland was born circa 1750.1 He married Elizabeth Young, daughter of Robert Young and Mary ?. There are quite a number of references to John Gilliland in the court records for the Washington District of North Carolina beginning around 1777. (In 1772 settlers living south of the Holston River, on the Watauga and Nolichucky Rivers, within the boundaries of the North Carolina colony, organized the Watauga Association, giving America its first written constitution. In 1775 the Wataugans changed their name to "Washington District." The main settlements in the Washington District were Watauga, Carter's Valley, and Nolichucky. The settlers petitioned for annexation with North Carolina. In 1777 the North Carolina legislature changed the name of Washington District to Washington County, NC. Included within the boundaries of the county was most of present-day Tennessee.)

John is credited as being the first white settler in Cocke County, Tennessee, who planted a corn crop at the mouth of the Pigeon River in 1783 to establish his claim to the land.2

On March 24, 1795 John made the following will:

In the name of God Amen I John Gilliland of the County of Jefferson territory of the United States South the river Ohio being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is principally and first of all I assign my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me and my body I recommend to the earth to be burried at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the great day of Judgement when the secrets of all hearts shall be revealed I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and my worldly estate I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imp. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Gilliland all and every part of my household furniture also one equal third part of my stock, also one third part of the rent after my debts are paid to be at her disposal during her natural life for the supporting and tuition of those that are of nonage, but at the day of her death to dispose to the Legatees as she shall see cause.

Imp. I give and bequeath unto my son Robert sixty pounds out of the revenue at the end of three years after the end of the lease to be in property at the judgement of two men.

Imp. I give and bequeath unto my son John the island at the upper end of the premises and as much of the back land adjoining as will make it an equal allotment with the rest of the Legatees to enter into possession of the at the end of the lease provided he pays in proportion to the Legatees if any die.

Imp. I give and bequeath unto my son James all my wearing apparel over and above his equal proportion with the Rest of the Legatees.

Imp. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Priscilla, my son James, my daughter Mary, my son Able, my son Harvey, my son Isaac, my son Eli, my son Josiah all and every portion of land to be equally divided amongst the above mentioned Legatees my son Robert Gilliland excepted to be laid out in equal lotts in quality and quantity by two or three disinterested persons to be nominated by Joseph Hamilton and John McNabb or John Gilliland, Junr or any two of them the Legatees to draw lotts out - in their equal portions and that Executors hereafter mentioned to make deeds to the Legatees.

Imp. And it is my will and desire that my Grandson John Welch shall have one hundred Dollars expended in education provided he lives with the family until of age or at such place as the Executors shall chuse. Also, it is my will that the different deed or deeds be made to the Legatees above mentioned on or before the end of the lease.

I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Joseph Hamilton and John Gilliland Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said John Gilliland have to this will and testament set my hand and seal this 24th day of March 1795. Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Gilliland the testator as his last will and testamnent in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof.

Jos. Robinson John Gilliland (Seal)
John McNabb
John Netherton.3

John Gilliland died between 24 March 1795 and 4 May 1795 at Jefferson County, Tennessee, his will being probated in the May 1795 Session of Jefferson County, proven by John McNabb and John Netherton subscribing witnesses. Joseph Hamilton, one of the excutors, was qualified.4

Children of John Gilliland and Elizabeth Young

Citations

  1. [S2179] Sue Patterson, "Re: Gilliland Descendants," e-mail to LuAnn Elsinger, May 18, 2012, I think that John Gilliland's birth date is most likely to have been in about 1750, considering marriage practices of the time, the age of the people with whom he associated and the fact that he was at King's Mountain (militia age per Draper was age 18 to 40). Some people put his age at 1725 but that seems to have come from people trying to make him the father of Mary Gilliham Wear.
  2. [S1072] Tennesse Encyclopedia of History and Culture, online http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=282
  3. [S1042] Jefferson County, TN Will Book I, pages 1-2.
  4. [S2179] Sue Patterson, "Re: Gilliland Descendants," e-mail to LuAnn Elsinger, May 18, 2012, Jefferson Co., TN; May Session 1795; p. 77; The last will and testament of JOHN GILLILAND senr. deceased was proven in court by JOHN McNABB [sic] and JOHN NUTHERTOR subscribing witness thereto. & JOSEPH HAMILTON one of the Executors therein named was qualified.
  5. [S925] Goldene Fillers Burgner, Washington Co, TN Wills 1777-1872, page 4.

Elizabeth Young1

F, #201
Last Edited=18 May 2012
     Elizabeth Young was the daughter of Robert Young and Mary ?1,2 Elizabeth Young married John Gilliland.

Children of Elizabeth Young and John Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S925] Goldene Fillers Burgner, Washington Co, TN Wills 1777-1872, page 4.
  2. [S1458] Washington County, NC (now in TN) Roll #169 - Wills 1779-1889.
  3. [S1042] Jefferson County, TN Will Book I, pages 1-2.

Robert Young Gilliland1

M, #202, d. before 23 July 1804
Last Edited=24 Jun 2017
     Robert Young Gilliland was born. He was the son of John Gilliland and Elizabeth Young.1 A contract for the marriage of Robert and Margaret Claunch was drawn up on 29 July 1796 at Lincoln County, Kentucky.2,3 Robert Young Gilliland died before 23 July 1804 at Pulaski County, Kentucky.2 An inventory and appraisment for the estate of Robert Gilliland was recorded on July 23, 1804 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. The final account of the sale of the estate was recorded on Feburary 25, 1806 and the settlement of the estate was recorded on November 4, 1808.2

Note: Some researchers claim that Robert and Margaret also had son William Gilliland who would marry Margaret Barclay in 1829. In the Pulaski County, Kentucky Court Order Book 2 there is the following information (abstract taken from the Brink/Gines Family History website):

September Court 1810 (Court Order Book 2, page 368)
Ordered that John Smith & Margaret Gilliland to appoint guardians to Henry [sic] Gilliland, Abel Gilliland, Christopher Gilliland orphans of Robert Gilliland deceased and it is ordered that they enter into bond on the clerk's office of this court with Thomas McGuire & Aaron Lawson their securities is the penalty of three thousand dollars within thirty days conditioned as the law directs.

November Court 1810 (Court Order Book 2, page 371)
Ordered that the order appointing John Smith and Margaret Gilliland guardians to the orphan children of Robert Gilliland deceased as named in said order be received and that they enter into bond in the clerk's office with Thomas McGuire & Aaron Lawson their securities conditioned as the law directs.

December Court 1812 (Court Order Book 2, page 458)
Ordered that William Clonch [sic] be appointed guardian to James Harvey Gilliland, Abel Gilliland & Christopher Gilliland sons of Robert Gilliland deceased whereupon the said William Clonch [sic] together with Joseph Erwine & Samuel Vanhook his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penal sum of one thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs.

On the motion of Margaret Vanhook late Margaret Gilliland and also her present husband Samuel Vanhook came into court relinquishes & disclaims unto the heirs of Robert Gilliland deceased her former husband (to wit) James Harvey Gilliland, Abel Gilliland & Christopher Gilliland sons & heirs aforesaid of said deceased their thirds or dower in and to all the landed estate of said Robert Gilliland deceased which is entered of record on the motion of the said Margaret & Samuel Vanhook.

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Nowhere does it mention a fourth child named William. In the 1810 census record for Pulaski County there is a Margaret Gillilan with a household of one male under 10, three males 10-15, one male 45 & over, and one female 16-25. If this is Margaret Claunch Gilliland then the three males 10-15 would be her sons James Harvey, Abel, and Christopher. But who is the man aged 45 & over? Could this be her future husband Samuel Vanhook? They were officially married on August 1, 1812 in Pulaski County but, in those days, most likely in Kentucky, there were only traveling clergy or "circuit riders" as we call them. Margaret and Samuel may have been living together waiting for the next clergy to arrive to perform the ceremony and the male under 10 may have been Margaret & Samuel's son.

There was at least one other Gilliland "family" in Pulaski County in the 1850 and 1860 censuses and they had no connection to the descendants of John and Elizabeth Young Gilliland. The William that people assume is the son of Robert Young Gilliland may belong to that family. At this point I don't see any evidence to support either claim. Land records should be consulted to see if they can reveal any additional information.

Children of Robert Young Gilliland and Margaret Claunch

Citations

  1. [S925] Goldene Fillers Burgner, Washington Co, TN Wills 1777-1872, page 4.
  2. [S1704] Pulaski County, Kentucky Will Book No. 1; pages 12-16, 24-25, 55.
  3. [S783] Ancestry.com, "Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850", (database online).
  4. [S1710] Pulaski Co, KY, Court Order Book Book 2, pages 368, 371, 458.

William Gilliland

M, #203, b. 12 January 1753, d. 7 July 1831
Last Edited=15 Nov 2011
     William Gilliland was born on 12 January 1753.1 He was the son of John Gilliland and Jane ?1 William Gilliland married Catherine Fleming on 10 April 1777.1 William, along with his brother Samuel Gilliland, served in the Revolutionary War. William, a Lieutenant-Colonel, commanded the Fourth Battalion of the York County militia.2 William appeared as a taxable in Menallen township, York County (now in Adams County), Pennsylvania for the years 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783. It wasn't until 1783 that he is shown owning land, 105 acres.3 Catherine died on August 13, 1798.1 William appeared on the 1799 tax assessment of Straban township, Adams County, Pennsylvania for the year 1800. He was a judge, listed as single. His property was valued at $3,032.4,5 William Gilliland married Mary Galbraith on 23 June 1807.1 William Gilliland died on 7 July 1831 at Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 78.1,6 He was buried at Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.1

His obituary appeared in a local paper. Here is part of it:

Died on the 7th inst. William Gilliland, esq., in the 79th year of his age. His youthful ardor was identified by the spirit of 1776. He felt for his country's wrongs, and as a soldier of the Revolution, assisted in maintaining its rights, and securing its liberty and independence. He served as a Justice of the Peace and as a member of the State Legislature for many years and later acted as Associate Judge of the county. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church."1

William appeared in a number of places in the book History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania.

Children of William Gilliland and Catherine Fleming

Citations

  1. [S926] The Gettysburg Times, August 12, 1939.
  2. [S938] Pennsylvania: Secretary of the Commonwealth Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Volume; 6th Series; pages 500-512; Fourth Battalion York County Militia.
  3. [S979] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives: 3rd Series; Vol 21, pages 68, 206, 405, 510, 756.
  4. [S932] Unknown author, History of Cumberland & Adams Co, PA.
  5. [S932] Unknown author, History of Cumberland & Adams Co, PA, Part III, page 334.
  6. [S927] The Republican Compiler, July 12, 1831.

Catherine Fleming1

F, #204, b. 1753, d. 13 August 1798
Last Edited=29 Jul 2014
     Catherine Fleming was born in 1753.1 She married William Gilliland, son of John Gilliland and Jane ?, on 10 April 1777.1 Catherine Fleming died on 13 August 1798 at Adams County, Pennsylvania.2,1 She was buried at Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.2

Children of Catherine Fleming and William Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S926] The Gettysburg Times, August 12, 1939.
  2. [S6600] Great Conewago Presbytarian Church Cemetery; G-K burial records, online http://www.greatconewagopresbyterianchurch.org/…

Mary Galbraith1

F, #205, b. 1 July 1763, d. 8 May 1851
Last Edited=29 Jul 2014
     Mary Galbraith was born on 1 July 1763.2 She married William Gilliland, son of John Gilliland and Jane ?, on 23 June 1807.1 Mary Galbraith died on 8 May 1851 at Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 87.2 She was buried at Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S926] The Gettysburg Times, August 12, 1939.
  2. [S6600] Great Conewago Presbytarian Church Cemetery; G-K burial records, online http://www.greatconewagopresbyterianchurch.org/…

John Gilliland1

M, #206, b. 2 May 1778, d. 7 April 1831
Last Edited=29 Jul 2014
     John Gilliland was born on 2 May 1778.1 He was the son of William Gilliland and Catherine Fleming.1 John Gilliland married Elizabeth McIlvain on 21 May 1807.1 John Gilliland married Margaret McCurdy on 9 May 1816.1 John Gilliland died on 7 April 1831 at Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 52.1,2 He was buried at Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.1,3

Children of John Gilliland and Margaret McCurdy

Citations

  1. [S926] The Gettysburg Times, August 12, 1939.
  2. [S937] The Republican Compiler, April 12, 1831.
  3. [S6600] Great Conewago Presbytarian Church Cemetery; G-K burial records, online http://www.greatconewagopresbyterianchurch.org/…
  4. [S1625] Republican Compiler, March 27, 1832, page 4.

Elizabeth McIlvain1

F, #207, d. 11 July 1808
Last Edited=1 Feb 2011
     Elizabeth McIlvain married John Gilliland, son of William Gilliland and Catherine Fleming, on 21 May 1807.1 Elizabeth McIlvain died on 11 July 1808 at Adams County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Citations

  1. [S926] The Gettysburg Times, August 12, 1939.
  2. [S928] The Centinel, July 20, 1808.

Margaret McCurdy1

F, #208, d. 25 November 1848
Last Edited=15 Nov 2011
     Margaret McCurdy married John Gilliland, son of William Gilliland and Catherine Fleming, on 9 May 1816.1 Margaret McCurdy died on 25 November 1848 at Reading township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Children of Margaret McCurdy and John Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S926] The Gettysburg Times, August 12, 1939.
  2. [S1626] Republican Compiler, December 18, 1848, page 4.
  3. [S1625] Republican Compiler, March 27, 1832, page 4.

Samuel Gilliland1

M, #209, b. 31 July 1780, d. 16 December 1817
Last Edited=29 Jul 2014
     Samuel Gilliland was born on 31 July 1780.1 He was the son of William Gilliland and Catherine Fleming.1 Samuel Gilliland married Elizabeth Tate on 26 January.1 Samuel attended Dickinson College in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and studied medicine. He served in the United States Navy from 1809 to 1812. He transferred to the Army and served with the 16th Infantry on the Canadian border during the War of 1812.1 Samuel Gilliland died on 16 December 1817 at Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 37.1 He was buried at Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S926] The Gettysburg Times, August 12, 1939.
  2. [S6600] Great Conewago Presbytarian Church Cemetery; G-K burial records, online http://www.greatconewagopresbyterianchurch.org/…

Elizabeth Tate1

F, #210
Last Edited=1 Feb 2011
     Elizabeth Tate married Samuel Gilliland, son of William Gilliland and Catherine Fleming, on 26 January.1

Citations

  1. [S926] The Gettysburg Times, August 12, 1939.