? Garrison1,2

M, #31
Last Edited=21 Oct 2010
     ? Garrison married Martha Richardson, daughter of Mathias Richardson Sr. and Frances Clark (or Massey).1

Citations

  1. [S766] Anderson County, SC Probate Records Book A, page 390, roll 567.
  2. [S768] GenForum Message Board - Richardson Family, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/richardson/messages/2468.html

Johnny Con Gilliland1

M, #32, b. 5 September 1920, d. 2 June 1948
Last Edited=16 Nov 2014
     Johnny Con Gilliland was born on 5 September 1920 at Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma.1 He was the son of Jonathan Con Gilliland and Vella Mae Grimm.1 Johnny Con 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 Johnny Con 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 Johnny Con Gilliland married Jennie ?1 Johnny Con Gilliland died on 2 June 1948 at Williams AFB Hospital, Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona, at age 27.1 He was buried at Elmhurst Cemetery, Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma.1 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

Citations

  1. [S4004] Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates, online http://genealogy.az.gov/
  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).

Mourning Richardson1

F, #33, b. 26 March 1777, d. 13 May 1790
Last Edited=21 Oct 2010
     Mourning Richardson was born on 26 March 1777.2,3 She was the daughter of Mathias Richardson Sr. and Frances Clark (or Massey).1 Mourning Richardson died on 13 May 1790 at age 13.1

Citations

  1. [S767] RootsWeb Mailing List - Elrod, online http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ELROD/1997-08/…
  2. [S775] National Huguenot Society, Bible records 1975, page 235.
  3. [S773] Mathias Richardson, online http://alvyray.com/Family/dag/all_v3-o/p203.htm#i10121

Mary Ward1

F, #34
Last Edited=21 Oct 2010
     Mary Ward married John Richardson, son of Mathias Richardson Sr. and Frances Clark (or Massey), on 16 December 1802.2,1,3

Citations

  1. [S768] GenForum Message Board - Richardson Family, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/richardson/messages/2468.html
  2. [S775] National Huguenot Society, Bible records 1975, page 236.
  3. [S773] Mathias Richardson, online http://alvyray.com/Family/dag/all_v3-o/p203.htm#i10121

Mary (Polly) Clark Tindall1

F, #35
Last Edited=12 Feb 2013
     Mary (Polly) Clark Tindall married Mathias Richardson, son of Mathias Richardson Sr. and Frances Clark (or Massey), before 1805.1,2

Children of Mary (Polly) Clark Tindall and Mathias Richardson

Citations

  1. [S768] GenForum Message Board - Richardson Family, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/richardson/messages/2468.html
  2. [S775] National Huguenot Society, Bible records 1975, page 235.

Anne Moore1

F, #36, b. 3 March 1807, d. 15 February 1889
Last Edited=30 Jan 2013
     Anne Moore was born on 3 March 1807.1 She married Robert Gilliland, son of John Gilliland and Charity Richardson, circa 1827. Anne Moore was probably the female age 20 to 29 listed in the household of her husband, Robert Gilliland, in the 1830 Federal Census of Lincoln County, Missouri.2 Anne Moore and Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Lincoln County, Missouri, enumerated 11 September 1850. Their children Benjamin A., John R., Mary Ann, Martha A., Elizabeth, William H., Robert, Matilda M. and George W. were listed as living with them.3 Anne Moore and Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Millwood township, Lincoln County, Missouri, enumerated 23 August 1860. Their children Martha A., Robert, Matilda M. and George W. were listed as living with them, as well as married daughter Elizabeth McGlosson and her son.4 Anne Moore and Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Millwood township, Lincoln County, Missouri, enumerated 17 September 1870. Their children Robert and George W. were listed as living with them.5 Anne Moore died on 15 February 1889 at age 81.1 She was buried at Old Liberty Cemetery, Millwood, Lincoln County, Missouri.1

Children of Anne Moore and Robert Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S746] Find a Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  2. [S6141] 1830 United States Federal Census, Lincoln County, Missouri, population schedule.
  3. [S1632] Robert Gilliland household, 1850 U.S. census, Lincoln County, Missouri, population schedule, District No. 49, page 61, dwelling 420, family 420.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S1633] Robert Gilliland household, 1860 U.S. census, Lincoln County, Missouri, population schedule, Millwood township, PO Lost Branch PO, page 256, dwelling 1899, family 1744.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  5. [S3006] Robert Gilliland household, 1870 U.S. census, Lincoln County, Missouri, population schedule, Millwood township, PO Millwood, page 34, dwelling 244, family 228.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  6. [S3079] Last Will and Testament of Robert Gililland Will Book 3; pages 234-236.

Betsey Richardson1

F, #37, b. 1 July 1805
Last Edited=21 Oct 2010
     Betsey Richardson was born on 1 July 1805.1 She was the daughter of Mathias Richardson and Mary (Polly) Clark Tindall.1

Citations

  1. [S775] National Huguenot Society, Bible records 1975, page 235.

Alexander Gilliland1

M, #38, b. 18 November 1737, d. 17 October 1796
Last Edited=10 Nov 2019
     Alexander Gilliland was supposedly born on 18 November 1737 at Chester County, Pennsylvania.2 The problem with this birth place is that the source is a database made up of family group sheets. These are highly unreliable as there usually are no primary sources listed.

Alexander Gilliland married Frances Elizabeth Baird, most likely in North Carolina.3 On July 16, 1767, Alexander purchased 202 acres of land on Crowders Creek from John Walker, in what was then Mecklenburg County, for 20£. The land was orginally granted to John Walker on September 26, 1766.4 On October 2, 1770, Alexander purchased 272 acres of land in Tryon County (now Lincoln County), located on both sides of the north fork of Crowders Creek, from William Moore for 100£. (Part of this land would later be willed to his son John and then sold by him in 1797.)5 Then on March 28, 1772, Alexander (of Tryon County) sold the 202 acres of land on Crowders Creek, that he had purchased from John Walker on July 16, 1767, to Samuel Rankin for 60£.6

According to some family histories and DAR applications, he served in the Revolutionary War under a Captain Barbour.7 He was also a member of the Tryon County, North Carolina Committee of Public Safety.8

On March 25, 1780, the state of North Carolina granted 137 acres of land to Alexander, located in Tryon County on both sides of the ridge road between Falls Branch and Crowders Creek.9 Alexander was executor of his father-in-law's will proved in October 1784.10 On November 11, 1786, Alexander purchased two tracks of land (one for 202 acres and one for 300 acres) on a branch of Crowders Creek through a sheriff's sale.11 On October 1, 1787, Alexander sold the 137 acres on land that he was granted from the state in 1780 to James Graham for 60£.12

Alexander Gilliland married Rebecca McCullough circa 1789 at North Carolina.13 On April 14, 1794, the state of North Carolina granted 100 acres of land to Alexander, located in Lincoln County on the Little Cataba and Lick Fork of Falls Branch. (This land would be willed to son William.)14 On September 18, 1795 Alexander made out the following will (spelling has been corrected except for proper nouns):

In the name of God amen. This eighteenth day of September in the year of our Lord 1795, I Alexander Gilliland of the State of North carolina and county of Lincoln being frail of body but of sound memory thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed to all persons once to die I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the first place I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried with decent burial at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as followeth:

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rebecca Gilleland one mare named Snip. To my son James Gilliland one Crown. I bequeath unto my daughter Elesebeth Wilson eight dollars. I bequeath unto my son John the buck colt. Likewise I leave to him the end of my plantation joining to John Dinwody beginning upon the hill over the branch from the south doan (?) and the course across both surveys of the end lines next to John Dinwody. I bequeath unto my daughter Frances Gilleland the pigen mirror and a good bed and furniture. I bequeath to my son Robart Gilleland two hundred acres of land lying in Comberland and likewise one horse names Shandey. I bequeath unto my son William Gilleland one hundred acres of land over Falls Branch, one horse called Foley (?). I bequeath unto my daughter Marey Gilleand one horse named Sojer (?), one bed and furniture. I bequeath unto my son Thomas Gilleland Snip's colt. With the remainder of the land I live on I bequeath to my stepdaughter Mary Wilson one mare called Nell. I bequeath unto my stepson James McColeth a bald faced mare. I bequeath unto my stepson Samuall McColleth one colt called Dick. The remained of my estate at the disposing of my executors amongst the family. And in the last place I appoint, constitute and ordain my wife Rebaca Gilleland and John Dinwodey executors of this my last will testament and I do hereby ratify and confirm this and this only to be my last will and testament. In further testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day, month and year first above writing.

Signed, sealed, published
pronounced and Delivered
By the said Alexander
Gilleland the testator
as his last will and testament
In the presents of us who
were present at signing and sealing thereof

James Ramfrey (?)
John ______.13,15

Alexander Gilliland died on 17 October 1796 at Lincoln County, North Carolina, at age 58.16,17 He was buried at Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina.

It has been widely accepted in genealogical circles that Alexander was a son of James Gilliland of Chester County. But to date I have not seen any documentation to prove that. He was not named in James' will, although that, in and of itself, would not negate him from the possibility of being a son. If he had left Chester County at an early age there may have been no communication between father and son.

Children of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird

Children of Alexander Gilliland and Rebecca McCullough

Citations

  1. [S1040] Fanny Huggins Pettijohn, "A Family History by Fanny Pettijohn."
  2. [S813] Ancestry.com, "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900", (database online).
  3. [S809] Frances Elizabeth Baird Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S13464] Alexander Gilliland, Book 3, pages 49-51, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Deed.
  5. [S6228] Alexander Gilliland, Book 1, pages 328-329, Lincoln County, North Carolina, Deed.
  6. [S6229] Alexander Gilliland, Book 1, pages 772-773, Lincoln County, North Carolina, Deed.
  7. [S812] DAR Genealogical Research System, online http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/…
  8. [S815] William L. Sherrill, Annals of Lincoln County, NC.
  9. [S6226] Alexander Gilliland, Book 1, page 46, Lincoln County, North Carolina, State Grant.
  10. [S950] Eliza Haddon McClure, Gullicks and Allied Families, 1948, page 143.
  11. [S6230] Alexander Gilliland, Book 3, pages 151-152, Lincoln County, North Carolina, Deed.
  12. [S6231] Alexander Gilliland, Book 3, pages 245-247, Lincoln County, North Carolina, Deed.
  13. [S826] Lincoln County Wills, 1769-1926 CR 060.801.10.
  14. [S6227] Alexander Gilliland, Book 3, page 382, Lincoln County, North Carolina, State Grant.
  15. [S824] Grace Turner and Miles S. Philbeck Jr., Lincoln Co, NC Will Abstracts 1779-1910, item #432.
  16. [S808] Alexander James Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  17. [S1591] Alexander Gilliland tombstone, Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina.
  18. [S819] James Gililland tombstone, Red Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Red Oak, Brown County, Ohio.

Frances Elizabeth Baird1

F, #39, b. circa 1743, d. circa 1788
Last Edited=10 Nov 2019
     Frances Elizabeth Baird was born circa 1743 at Virginia.1,2

Frances Elizabeth Baird married Alexander Gilliland, most likely in North Carolina.1 Frances Elizabeth Baird died circa 1788 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.3

Children of Frances Elizabeth Baird and Alexander Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S809] Frances Elizabeth Baird Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S813] Ancestry.com, "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900", (database online).
  3. [S830] "Re: Alexander and Rebecca McCollough/McColeth Gilliland m. 1789", online http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.gilliland/1230.2/…
  4. [S819] James Gililland tombstone, Red Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Red Oak, Brown County, Ohio.
  5. [S826] Lincoln County Wills, 1769-1926 CR 060.801.10.

James Gilliland1

M, #40, d. 29 September 1778
Last Edited=23 Oct 2017
     James Gilliland was born at Londonderry, County Derry, Northern Ireland.2 He was the son of Joseph Gilliland and Margaret ? Most of the family trees found online for James state he was born on October 18, 1715 but I'm not sure where this date came from. James Gilliland supposedly married Margaret Frances Burr on 4 July 1736 at Pennsylvania. This marriage date is also taken from family trees but without documentation. James was witness to the will of John Thomson of Londonderry in April of 1749.3 He was also witness to the will of Samuel Blair of Londonderry in March of 1751.4 On May 21, 1751 James had a tract of land of 104 acres surveyed for him adjoining Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church.5

On January 11, 1759, James placed the following advertisement in the Pennsylvania Gazette offering a reward for the return of his stolen horse:

"Stolen on the 22d of December, from James Gilliland, of Londonderry Township, Chester County, a young bay Horse, near 15 hands high, 4 years old, has a large Star in his Forehead, his Mane trimmed, a little White on the off hind Foot, some white Hairs in his Tail, shod before, a light made Horse. A Soldier was seen riding said Horse about a Mile from the Place, going towards Philadelphia; he had on a white Coat, and a Wallet before him. Whoever takes up and secures the said Horse, so as the Owner may have him again, shall have 40 Shillings Reward, paid by me JAMES GILLILAND."6

On April 4, 1778 James made out his will.7 James Gilliland died on 29 September 1778 at Chester County, Pennsylvania.8,1 James' sons Thomas and James were executors of his will which was proved on September 29, 1778. A copy of the inventory is attached.7 He was buried at Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cochranville, Chester County, Pennsylvania.8

Children of James Gilliland and Margaret Frances Burr

Citations

  1. [S810] Gilliland Descendants, online http://www.grannyfkgil.com/index3.html
  2. [S814] Robert Cowden, Descendants of William Cowden & James Gilliland, page 19.
  3. [S817] Wills: Abstracts & Administrations, Chester Co, PA (Will Book C, pages 100-199), online http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/chester/wills/…
  4. [S816] Wills: Abstracts & Administrations, Chester Co, PA (Will Book C, pages 200-299), online http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/chester/wills/…
  5. [S910] Records of the Land Office, Copied Surveys, 1681-1912; Survey Book A-9, page 17, #17.114; RG-17, Pennsylvania State Archives.
  6. [S1005] “Stolen on the 22d of December,” Pennsylvania Gazette, January 11, 1759.
  7. [S909] Wills: Abstracts 1713-1825: Chester Co, PA (Proved 1778-9), online http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/chester/wills/…
  8. [S811] Chester County Genealogy - Virtual Graveyard, online http://tinyurl.com/36wlq63

Margaret Frances Burr1

F, #41, b. 1719, d. circa 1778
Last Edited=23 Oct 2017
     Margaret Frances Burr was born in 1719 at Chester County, Pennsylvania.1 She supposedly married James Gilliland, son of Joseph Gilliland and Margaret ?, on 4 July 1736 at Pennsylvania. Margaret Frances Burr died circa 1778 at Chester County, Pennsylvania.1 She was buried at Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cochranville, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Children of Margaret Frances Burr and James Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S810] Gilliland Descendants, online http://www.grannyfkgil.com/index3.html

Joseph Gilliland1

M, #42
Last Edited=22 Aug 2011
     Joseph Gilliland married Margaret ?1 According to the book "Historical Collections of Brown County, Ohio" the immigrant ancestor Gilliland sailed from Ulster, Ireland and arrived in Newcastle, Delaware in 1730 with eleven of his children: James, Andrew, Adam, Thomas, John, Sarah, Jane, Mary, Hugh, and Robert. A daughter by the name of Catherine remained in Ireland to marry her Catholic lover. He settled at Faggs Manor, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2

Child of Joseph Gilliland and Margaret ?

Citations

  1. [S811] Chester County Genealogy - Virtual Graveyard, online http://tinyurl.com/36wlq63
  2. [S818] Carl N. Thompson, Historical Collections of Brown County, Ohio, pages 778-779.

Margaret ?1

F, #43
Last Edited=27 Jan 2011
     Margaret ? married Joseph Gilliland.1

Child of Margaret ? and Joseph Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S811] Chester County Genealogy - Virtual Graveyard, online http://tinyurl.com/36wlq63

James Gilliland1

M, #44, b. 1739, d. 24 May 1798
Last Edited=1 Nov 2014
     James Gilliland was born in 1739.1,2 He was the son of James Gilliland and Margaret Frances Burr. James Gilliland married Hannah Adams.2 He was listed on the 1765 Chester County, Pennsylvania tax list for West Fallowfield township.3,4 In 1779, James along with his brother Thomas, acted as executors of their father's will. In doing so they sold some of his property located in Londonderry township, Chester County to Samuel Love.5 In 1789, James and Hannah who were listed as being from Oxford township in Chester County sold property in Oxford to John Thompson.6 In 1791 James purchased land in West Fallowfield township from Joseph Adams. He was listed as being from Bart township on the deed.7 In 1797 he sold two tracts of land, one to William Clingan and the other to Thomas Gibson.8,9 On May 4, 1798 James made his will. It provided for his wife Hannah with the remainder to go to his nine children.3

James Gilliland died on 24 May 1798 at West Fallowfield township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.10 On May 24th, James' will was proved. His son William was named executor.3 He was buried at Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cochranville, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2 In 1799, William, as executor of his father's will, sold the last of James' land to William Clingan.11

Children of James Gilliland and Hannah Adams

Citations

  1. [S814] Robert Cowden, Descendants of William Cowden & James Gilliland, page 19.
  2. [S811] Chester County Genealogy - Virtual Graveyard, online http://tinyurl.com/36wlq63
  3. [S899] Wills: Abstracts 1713-1825: Chester Co, PA (Proved 1798-9), online http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/chester/wills/…
  4. [S900] Index to Chester County Tax Lists - 1765 - F-H, online http://dsf.chesco.org/archives/cwp/view.asp
  5. [S908] James Gilleland, Book A-2, page 11, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Deed.
  6. [S907] James Gilleland, Book D-2, page 405, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Deed.
  7. [S903] James Gilleland, Book K-2, page 38, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Deed.
  8. [S904] James Gilleland, Book R-2, page 77, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Deed.
  9. [S905] James Gilleland, Book Q-2, page 186, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Deed.
  10. [S1714] Chester Co, PA, Estate Files No. 4638 (Inventory).
  11. [S906] James Gilleland, Book R-2, page 321, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Deed.
  12. [S5480] Unknown author American Ancestry, page 80.
  13. [S951] William J. Gibson, History of The Presbytery of Huntingdon, pages 348-349.

James Gilliland

M, #45, b. 28 October 1769, d. 1 February 1845
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
Rev. James Gilliland
     James Gilliland was born on 28 October 1769 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.1,2 He was the son of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird.1 James Gilliland married Frances Baird circa 1793.3 James was pastor of Bradaway Presbyterian Church (also known as Broadaway Church) from 1796-1804. (See more about this in link attached to footnote below.)4

On April 27, 1799, James purchased 200 acres on the west side of Bradaway [sic] Creek of Rocky River (being part of two tracts of land, one granted to Thomas Burford on June 5, 1786, and the other to Thomas Burford on January 21, 1785), for 60 pounds sterling.5

James Gilliland appeared on the 1800 Federal Census of Pendleton District, South Carolina, with a household listed as two white males under 10, one white male 26-44, two white females under 10, one white female 16-25.6

On December 13, 1803, James purchased 177 acres in Pendleton District on both sides of Rocky River (being part of a tract originally granted to James Coldwell), for $400.7

On March 4, 1805, James sold 224 acres on both sides of Rocky River (being part of a tract granted to James Caldwell/Coldwell), to Samuel McElroy for $460. Frances Gilliland released her dower rights.8 Then on April 5th he sold 200 acres on the west side of Broadaway Creek waters of Rocky River (being part of two tracts of land granted to Thomas Burford one on June 5, 1786 and the other on January 21, 1785), to John McFall, Pendleton District, SC, for $650. John Gilliland was a witness. This is probably James’s brother John who inherited the land from his father Alexander and was living in Pendleton District when he sold it in 1797. The sale of this land was in preparation to going to Ohio.9

James Gilliland died on 1 February 1845 at Brown County, Ohio, at age 75.1,2 He was buried at Red Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Red Oak, Brown County, Ohio.10

A biography on James appeared in the book Annals of the American Pulpit published in 1858.

Children of James Gilliland and Frances Baird

Citations

  1. [S819] James Gililland tombstone, Red Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Red Oak, Brown County, Ohio.
  2. [S820] William B. Sprague Annals of the American Pulpit, page 137.
  3. [S820] William B. Sprague Annals of the American Pulpit, page 138.
  4. [S867] Bradaway Presbyterian Church Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.net/sc/anderson/cemeteries/…
  5. [S863] James Gilliland, Book E, pages 231-232, Anderson County, South Carolina, Deed.
  6. [S864] 1800 United States Federal Census, Pendleton District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  7. [S865] James Gilliland, Book G, pages 460-461, Anderson County, South Carolina, Deed.
  8. [S866] James Gilliland, Book H, pages 460-462, Anderson County, South Carolina, Deed.
  9. [S2523] James Gilliland, Book H, pages 464-465, Anderson County, South Carolina, Deed.
  10. [S821] Rev. James Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  11. [S818] Carl N. Thompson, Historical Collections of Brown County, Ohio, page 780.
  12. [S818] Carl N. Thompson, Historical Collections of Brown County, Ohio, page 779.

Frances Baird1

F, #46
Last Edited=18 Aug 2011
     Frances Baird married James Gilliland, son of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird, circa 1793.1 Frances Baird was probably the female age 16 to 25 listed in the household of her husband, James Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Pendleton District, South Carolina.2

Children of Frances Baird and James Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S820] William B. Sprague Annals of the American Pulpit, page 138.
  2. [S864] 1800 United States Federal Census, Pendleton District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  3. [S818] Carl N. Thompson, Historical Collections of Brown County, Ohio, page 780.
  4. [S818] Carl N. Thompson, Historical Collections of Brown County, Ohio, page 779.

Elisabeth Gilliland

F, #47, b. circa 1770, d. 21 December 1813
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
     Elisabeth Gilliland was born circa 1770. She was the daughter of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird. Elisabeth Gilliland married Robert G. Wilson on 9 October 1797 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.1 Elisabeth Gilliland died on 21 December 1813 at Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.2,1 She was buried at Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.2

Citations

  1. [S820] William B. Sprague Annals of the American Pulpit, page 124.
  2. [S822] Elisabeth Wilson, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Robert G. Wilson

M, #48, b. 30 December 1768, d. 17 April 1851
Last Edited=26 Jan 2011
     Robert G. Wilson was born on 30 December 1768 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.1 He married Elisabeth Gilliland, daughter of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird, on 9 October 1797 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.2 Robert G. Wilson died on 17 April 1851 at South Salem, Ross County, Ohio, at age 82.1,2 He was buried at Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.1

A biography on Robert appeared in the book Annals of the American Pulpit published in 1858.

Citations

  1. [S823] Robert G. Wilson tombstone, Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.
  2. [S820] William B. Sprague Annals of the American Pulpit, page 124.

Frances Gilliland

F, #49, b. 27 October 1775, d. 2 December 1862
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
     Frances Gilliland was born on 27 October 1775 at North Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird. Frances Gilliland married William Huggins on 16 June 1796.2 Frances Gilliland died on 2 December 1862 at Highland County, Ohio, at age 87.1 She was buried at Huggins Cemetery, Mowrystown, Highland County, Ohio.1

Citations

  1. [S825] Frances Gilliland Huggins, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S852] Charles E. Huggins, Huggins Familes, page 17.

Robert Gilliland1

M, #50, b. circa 1777, d. circa 1820
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
     Robert Gilliland was born circa 1777.2 He was the son of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird. Robert Gilliland married Susannah Garland Willis, daughter of Stephen Willis and Martha Wharey, in August 1800.3,2 Robert Gilliland died circa 1820 at Brown County, Ohio.2

Citations

  1. [S824] Grace Turner and Miles S. Philbeck Jr., Lincoln Co, NC Will Abstracts 1779-1910, item #432.
  2. [S810] Gilliland Descendants, online http://www.grannyfkgil.com/index3.html
  3. [S4728] Celeste Jane Terrell Barnhill, Richmond, William and Timothy Terrell Colonial Virginians, page 31.

Susannah Garland Willis1,2

F, #51, b. 15 December 1785
Last Edited=9 Nov 2013
     Susannah Garland Willis was born on 15 December 1785.2 She was the daughter of Stephen Willis and Martha Wharey.2 Susannah Garland Willis married Robert Gilliland, son of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird, in August 1800.2,1

Citations

  1. [S810] Gilliland Descendants, online http://www.grannyfkgil.com/index3.html
  2. [S4728] Celeste Jane Terrell Barnhill, Richmond, William and Timothy Terrell Colonial Virginians, page 31.

Rebecca McCullough1

F, #52, b. circa 1748, d. 29 June 1837
Last Edited=2 Jun 2014
     Rebecca McCullough was born circa 1748 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.2 She married Alexander Gilliland circa 1789 at North Carolina.1 Rebecca McCullough died on 29 June 1837 at York County, South Carolina.3,2 She was buried at Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery, Clover, York County, South Carolina.3

Children of Rebecca McCullough and Alexander Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S826] Lincoln County Wills, 1769-1926 CR 060.801.10.
  2. [S827] Rebecca McCullough Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S828] Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scyork/Cemetery/…

William Gilliland1

M, #53, b. circa 1780
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
     William Gilliland was born circa 1780.2 He was the son of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird.1 According to a family history written by Fanny Huggins Pettijohn, William was first married to the sister of William Huggins (the husband of Frances Gilliland, William's sister).3 And, according to the notes of Lyle Willis Gilliland, William was a farmer, married, and lived in Kentucky.4

In his father's will, dated September 18, 1795, William was given 100 "akers of land over falls branch" and one horse colt "Foley".1 On October 18, 1802, William, who was living in Lincoln County, North Carolina, sold those 100 acres, located on the waters of the Little Cataba and Lick fork of Falls Branch, to John Wilson for $100.5

William Gilliland married Mary Armstrong, daughter of William Armstrong Sr., on 29 March 1804 at Livingston County, Kentucky.6,7 William Gilliland appeared on the 1810 Federal Census of Caldwell County, Kentucky, with a household listed as three males under 10 and one male 26-44. No females. Is this a mistake? Where is his wife Mary Armstrong?8 He appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Caldwell County, Kentucky, with a household listed as one male under 10, three males 10-15, one male 26-44, four females under 10, and one female 16-25. Four people were engaged in agriculture.9 He appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell County, Kentucky, with a household listed as one male 15-19, two males 20-29, one male 40-49, two females 5-9, one female 10-14, two females 15-19, and one female 40-49.10 On July 6, 1835, William received 100 acres of land on the waters of Livingston Creek in Caldwell County, Kentucky from his father-in-law William Armstrong Sr. in consideration "of the love and good will which William Armstrong bears for the said William Gilliland his son in-law."11 William Gilliland appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell County, Kentucky, with a household listed as one male 30-39, one male 50-59, one female 15-19, and one female 20-29.12 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Caldwell County, Kentucky, enumerated 23 August 1850, living with his son Alexander. His daughters Eliza, Ellena, and Manerva were also living there.13 In 1860 he was living with his son Alexander in Caldwell County, Kentucky.14
     In examining the census records for William it appears he had four sons, one dying young between 1820 & 1830, and five daughters. The three sons that lived are Alexander B. and probably William and John. The daughters are Margaret, who married William Story Elder, Mary, who married James H. Armstrong, Eliza W., Ellena, and Minerva.

Children of William Gilliland and Mary Armstrong

Citations

  1. [S826] Lincoln County Wills, 1769-1926 CR 060.801.10.
  2. [S810] Gilliland Descendants, online http://www.grannyfkgil.com/index3.html
  3. [S1040] Fanny Huggins Pettijohn, "A Family History by Fanny Pettijohn."
  4. [S1053] Lyle Willis Gilliland, Willis and Gilliland Families.
  5. [S6232] William Gilliland, Book 22, pages 26-27, Lincoln County, North Carolina, Deed.
  6. [S783] Ancestry.com, "Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850", (database online).
  7. [S1095] Jeannie Lancaster, "Descendants of James Gilliland."
  8. [S1115] 1810 United States Federal Census, Caldwell County, Kentucky.
  9. [S1116] 1820 United States Federal Census, Caldwell County, Kentucky.
  10. [S1117] 1830 United States Federal Census, Caldwell County, Kentucky, population schedule.
  11. [S11759] William Gilliland, Book H, pages 205-206, Caldwell County, Kentucky, Deed.
  12. [S1118] 1840 United States Federal Census, Caldwell County, Kentucky.
  13. [S1119] Alex B. Gilliland household, 1850 U.S. census, Caldwell County, Kentucky, population schedule, District No. 1, page 55, dwelling 384, family 384.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  14. [S1136] A. B. Gilliland household, 1860 U.S. census, Caldwell County, Kentucky, population schedule, Fredonia Division, PO Fredonia, page 169, dwelling 1212, family 1212.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

Mary C. Gilliland1

F, #54, b. 28 March 1782, d. 6 August 1856
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
     Mary C. Gilliland was born on 28 March 1782 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.2 She was the daughter of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird.1 Mary C. Gilliland married John H. Leslie.2 Mary C. Gilliland died on 6 August 1856 at Talladega County, Alabama, at age 74.2 She was buried at Silver Run, Talladega County, Alabama.2

Citations

  1. [S826] Lincoln County Wills, 1769-1926 CR 060.801.10.
  2. [S829] Mary C. Gilliland Leslie, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Thomas Gilliland1

M, #55, b. circa 1790
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
     Thomas Gilliland was born circa 1790 at North Carolina.2 He was the son of Alexander Gilliland and Rebecca McCullough.1 On April 13, 1812, Thomas, who was living in York County, South Carolina, sold 200 acres of land in Lincoln County, North Carolina, situated on both sides of the north fork of Crowders Creek, part of two tracts of land, both purchased by Alexander Gilliland and willed to Thomas in 1795.3

Citations

  1. [S826] Lincoln County Wills, 1769-1926 CR 060.801.10.
  2. [S810] Gilliland Descendants, online http://www.grannyfkgil.com/index3.html
  3. [S6236] Thomas Gilliland, Book 25, pages 275-277, Lincoln County, North Carolina, Deed.

Alexander Gilliland1

M, #56, b. circa 1796
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
     Alexander Gilliland was born circa 1796.2,3 He was the son of Alexander Gilliland and Rebecca McCullough.3

Citations

  1. [S1040] Fanny Huggins Pettijohn, "A Family History by Fanny Pettijohn."
  2. [S810] Gilliland Descendants, online http://www.grannyfkgil.com/index3.html
  3. [S826] Lincoln County Wills, 1769-1926 CR 060.801.10.

John H. Leslie1

M, #57
Last Edited=26 Oct 2010
     John H. Leslie married Mary C. Gilliland, daughter of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird.1

Citations

  1. [S829] Mary C. Gilliland Leslie, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

John Davis Jamison

M, #58, b. 6 October 1799
Last Edited=4 Feb 2014
     John Davis Jamison was born on 6 October 1799 at North Carolina; the 1850 and 1860 census says John was born in VA.1 He married Mary Ann (Polly) Gilliland, daughter of John Gilliland and Charity Richardson, on 12 November 1825 at Union township, Lincoln County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S831] "Jamison Family Records,."
  2. [S1211] Ancestry.com, "Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002", (database online).

David Gilliland

M, #59, d. before 3 April 1827
Last Edited=16 Oct 2011
     David Gilliland appeared on the 1790 Federal Census of Greenville County, South Carolina, enumerated 11 April 1791, with a household listed as one male 16+, four males 16 and under, and three females. It appears that David and his wife had 6 children in 1790.1

David Gilliland appeared on the 1800 Federal Census of Greenville District, South Carolina, with a household listed as three males under 10, one male 10-15, one male 16-25, one male 45+, one female under 10, one female 26-44.2

On January 12, 1802, Andrew Vos, City of Charleston, South Carolina, sold 145 acres on Oil Camp Creek, middle fork of Saluda River (originally surveyed for Thomas Wood and granted to Job Colcock), to David Gilliland, Greenville County, SC, for $80. James Gilliland was a witness.3

David Gilliland appeared on the 1810 Federal Census of Greenville District, South Carolina, with a household listed as two males under 10, three males 10-15, one male 45+, one female 16-25, one female 45+.4

David Gilliland appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Greenville District, South Carolina, with a household listed as one male 10-15, one male 16-25, one male 45+, one female 10-15, one female 45+, with one person engaged in agriculture.5

On July 31, 1824 David witnessed a deed between John Gilliland and Thomas Gilliland, all of Greenville District, SC. James Gilliland of Pickens District took an oath on January 12, 1837 that he and David Gilliland witnessed John Gilliland sign and deliver the deed to Thomas Gilliland in 1824.6

David Gilliland died before 3 April 1827 at Greenville District, South Carolina.7,8

On April 3, 1827, Thomas Gilliland, as a legal heir of David, who died intestate, petitioned the Court of Ordinary to divide or sell the real estate of David which consisted of 185 acres of land lying on the middle fork of the Saluda River bounded by land of Jonathan Potts and Benjamin Grier. The petition was made on behalf of the "parties concerned" - Thomas Gilliland, Samuel Gilliland, Joseph Gilliland, James Gilliland, John Gilliland, Geo. Hart and wife Betsey, Robert Ashley and wife Polly, Elijah Gilliland, and Jesse Gilliland.8

On September 13, 1830 James McDaniel, sheriff of Greenville District, SC, by order of the court, and at the instance of Thomas Gilliland, Joseph Gilliland, and others, sold 185 acres of land (granted to David Gilliland and Job Colcock together) of David Gilliland, deceased, being on the waters of the middle fork of Saluda River, purchased by Waddy Thompson and transferred to Thomas Gilliland for $330 (highest bid).7

Notes: By the 1800 census Joseph Gilliland is living right next to David Gilliland. In 1810 David, Joseph and another Gilliland, probably Samuel, are all listed on the same page of the census near one another. John is also in Greenville Distrtict. In 1820 Joseph is gone but John and Elijah are on the same page as David. In 1830 only Thomas and Elijah are in Greenville County.

Children of David Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S832] 1790 United States Federal Census, Greenville County, South Carolina, First Census of the United States.
  2. [S833] 1800 United States Federal Census, Greenville District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  3. [S834] David Gilliland, Book F, pages 365-366, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  4. [S835] 1810 United States Federal Census, Greenville District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  5. [S836] 1820 United States Federal Census, Greenville District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  6. [S837] John Gilliland, Book T, page 57, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  7. [S838] Thomas Gilliland, Book T, pages 57-58, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  8. [S1449] Greenville Co, SC, Estate Files Apt. 8, File #590.

John Gilliland1

M, #60, b. circa 1701, d. 16 October 1817
Last Edited=10 May 2019
     John Gilliland was born circa 1701 at County Antrim, Northern Ireland.2 He married Sarah ?1 John apparently had several wives and numerous children. When his daughter Elizabeth was born in 1766 his wife was Sarah. Elizabeth was married to William McPherson. William was born in Chatham County, North Carolina, the son of William McPherson, Sr. William's sister Mary married Edward Stuart whose brother, James, married John Gilliland's daughter Mary. The McPhersons and Stuarts were all from Chatham County, North Carolina. There's a possibility that John was the father of Joseph Gilliland.

In the 1790 Federal Census for Pendleton County, South Carolina there was a group of "Gillilands", James, John, and Jacob, in the area that appeared to cover the Generostee Creek area. Jacob was Jacob Gilleylen son of John and Hester Roome Gilleylen. John and James appeared on the same page. By 1800 there was only a John and James listed. James was probably James Gilliland as he purchased land on the west side of Bradaway [sic] Creek of Rocky River in 1799.

(On November 10, 1792, a John Gilliland of Washington District, Pendleton County, South Carolina, purchased 200 acres of land on Brushy Creek (south side of Saluda River), from William Jewell.3 Then on July 18, 1808, he sold 120 of those acres to John Clardy with the witness to the deed being Mathias R. Richardson.4 I used to think that the John Gilliland who bought and sold this land was the John who married Charity Richardson. However, in the deed of sale in 1808, it states that the seller, John Gilliland, was from Pendleton District, South Carolina. The John Gilliland who married Charity Richardson was living in Kentucky by that time. However, Brushy Creek, near the Saluda River, is quite a ways from Big Generostee Creek, where "Old John" had his other land that he sold in 1816 so I'm still not sure which John Gilliland is which.)

On February 5, 1816, John sold 109 acres on Generostee waters and Savannah River, bordering land of William McPherson, to Samuel Stuart for $20. William was his son-in-law and Samuel Stuart was more than likely his daughter Mary's father-in-law.5 Here is a plat that shows where the land was that John sold to Samuel Stuart. The plat is from 1819 when 460 acres were surveyed for James Stuart (John's son-in-law). The surveyed land also borders the land of William McPherson, another one of John's sons-in-law.6

John Gilliland died on 16 October 1817 at Pendleton District, South Carolina.7

The following obituary appeared 15 November 1817 in the Winyaw Intelligencer, Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina:

Died, in Pendleton District, on the 16th inst., Mr. John Gilleland, aged one hundred and sixteen years, 85 of which he had lived in America. He has left a numerous offspring of children and grandchildren; supposed to be upwards of one hundred.7

[In the South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, vol. 44, pages 149-150, in an article titled "Marriage and Death Notices", appeared the following: "Died, in Pendleton District, on the 16th. inst. Mr. John Gilleland, aged One Hundred and Sixteen years; 85 of which he had lived in America. Having been born in Ireland, and County of Antrim; and always supported the character of a sober and honest man; and has left a numerous offspring of Children and Grand children; supposed to be upwards of One Hundred (Wednesday, November 12, 1817.)"].2

Children of John Gilliland and Sarah ?

Citations

  1. [S839] Elizabeth Gilliland McPherson tombstone, McPherson Family Cemetery, Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina.
  2. [S851] Unknown author, "Marriage and Death Notices."
  3. [S13013] John Gilliland, Book B, pages 191-192, Anderson County, South Carolina, Deed.
  4. [S13014] John Gilliland, Book I, pages 341-342, Anderson County, South Carolina, Deed.
  5. [S2526] John Gilliland, Book M, pages 511-512, Anderson County, South Carolina, Deed.
  6. [S13022] Anderson County (South Carolina). Commissioner of Locations. Plat books, 1803-1864, 1866, 1871; index to plats, 1803-1869, microfilm, access date: May 10, 2019, Film 0022853, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  7. [S841] Winyaw Intelligencer, November 15, 1817, page 3.
  8. [S849] David S. Payne, "Descendants of John Gilliland."