Sarah ?1

F, #61
Last Edited=24 Aug 2012
     Sarah ? married John Gilliland.1

Children of Sarah ? and John Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S839] Elizabeth Gilliland McPherson tombstone, McPherson Family Cemetery, Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina.
  2. [S849] David S. Payne, "Descendants of John Gilliland."

Elizabeth Gilliland1

F, #62, b. 12 April 1766, d. 30 May 1848
Last Edited=3 Aug 2012
     Elizabeth Gilliland was born on 12 April 1766.1 She was the daughter of John Gilliland and Sarah ?1 Elizabeth Gilliland married William McPherson, son of William McPherson Sr. and Phebe Passmore.2 Elizabeth Gilliland died on 30 May 1848 at Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina, at age 82.1 She was buried at McPherson Family Cemetery, Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina.1 Her will was proved and recorded on June 9, 1848.3

Citations

  1. [S839] Elizabeth Gilliland McPherson tombstone, McPherson Family Cemetery, Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina.
  2. [S840] William McPherson tombstone, McPherson Family Cemetery, Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina.
  3. [S2525] Anderson District, South Carolina Will Book B, page 258.

William McPherson1

M, #63, b. 4 October 1758, d. 8 August 1832
Last Edited=15 Apr 2019
     William McPherson was born on 4 October 1758.1 He was the son of William McPherson Sr. and Phebe Passmore.2,3 William McPherson married Elizabeth Gilliland, daughter of John Gilliland and Sarah ?.1 On August 9, 1787, William purchased 200 acres of land on Generostee Creek in Abbeville County, South Carolina from Gilbert Mills for £40, 8 shilliings. John Gilliland, probably his father-in-law, was a witness to the receipt.4 On July 9, 1830, William made out his Last Will & Testament.5 In it he mentioned his wife Elizabeth, son Elijah, daughter Elizabeth Stevenson and her children (Sarah, William, John, Joseph, Elijah, and James), Alexander Stevenson, daughter Nancy Brown, daughter Milly Migee, and sons William and John McPherson. William McPherson died on 8 August 1832 at Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina, at age 73.1 He was buried at McPherson Family Cemetery, Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S840] William McPherson tombstone, McPherson Family Cemetery, Starr, Anderson County, South Carolina.
  2. [S12976] Orange County, North Carolina Will Book D, pages 517-518.
  3. [S12977] ORANGE COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Nancy Ann McPherson Crutchfield, 22 Aug 1845, online http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/orange/wills/crchfd01.txt
  4. [S2194] Betty Willie, Pendleton District, S.C. Deeds 1790-1806, page 41 (Original deed from Book B, pages 112-113).
  5. [S2524] Anderson District, South Carolina Will Book A, pages 452-453.

Robert Gilliland Sr.

M, #64
Last Edited=30 Jul 2018
According to a family history written by James K. Polk Gilliland in Hereford, Texas in 1904, the immigrant ancestor for his family was a Robert Gilliland. Supposedly Robert and his two brothers, James and William, immigrated to America about 1765. They first settled in Pennsylvania and then after the Revolutionary War, Robert was said to have gone to South Carolina, William to Virginia, and James remained in Pennsylvania. We do find a Robert in Greenville District, South Carolina as early as 1784. In fact, we find two of them - Robert Sr. and Robert Jr., who appears to have had a wife named Jane. James K. Polk's great grandfather had at least six children and more likely eight. We know that one of his sons, Allen, was born circa 1783 and one of his daughters, Jane, circa 1773. The Robert found in the Greenville District land records, who had a wife named Jane, was married and selling land in 1786. He was referred to as Robert Jr. in those land records as he could sign his name. Robert Sr. could not and signed his deeds by making a mark with an R. From this information it appears that Robert Sr. was James K. Polk's great grandfather.
     On May 26, 1784, pursuant to warrant #28 issued on May 21, 1784, 120 acres of land on Golden Grove Creek, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, were surveyed for Robert and delivered to his son, Robert Gilliland Jr. The land was bordered on the southwest by land laid out for Henry Pendleton, on the northwest by Adanus Burke, on the northeast by P. Burke and Wm. Wood, and on the southeast by John Bowie. Grove Creek branches off the Saluda River to the east of present day Williamston and Pelzer.1

On April 17, 1785, by virtue of warrant #1638 dated April 15, 1785, 271 acres of land on the south branches of Grove Creek of Saluda River in Ninety-six District were surveyed for Robert and granted to him on December 5, 1785. The land was bordered on the southeast by land of Joseph Reed, on the northeast by John Bowie, on the northwest by David Gentry and on all other sides by vacant land.2 Pursuant to a warrant from John Thomas, 250 acres of land were measured and laid out for an Alexander Gilliland bordering Robert's land. The survey was dated July 14, 1785 and recorded on the 16th.2 (I'm not sure who this Alexander Gilliland was but, in 1801, Alexander Gilliland from Warren County, KY would sell this land. Alexander Gilliland from Warren County was born around 1785. Could land be surveyed and issued to a child or was there an elder Alexander Gilliland?)

On May 20, 1785, 200 acres of land on Reedy fork waters of Reedy River, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, were surveyed for Robert. Reedy River is on the east side of Greenville County.3 (Note: Not sure if this is the same Robert Gilliland. This is the only piece of land located in this area for a Robert Gilliland. In the 1790 Greenville County census the Reedy River area appears to be around page 111 with names such as Benjamin Pollard, Lazarus Summerlin, Matthew Armstrong, and even a John Gilliland who all owned or were granted land on the Reedy River. The John Gilliland may be the son of Alexander Gilliland who married Frances Baird. Matthew Armstrong may be related to William Armstrong. William Armstrong, according to his Revolutionary War Pension File, moved to Caldwell County, Kentucky and his daughter married William Gilliland, son of Alexander Gilliland. Also, one of William Armstrong's sisters, Catherine, married a Brasher. Lawrence and Samuel Brasher both purchased land from John Pyle on Reedy River. More research needs to be done on this.)

On February 8, 1787, Robert leased the 271 acres on the south branch of Golden Grove Creek (that were granted to him on December 5, 1785) to William Poke. We know this is Robert, Sr. because he signed his name with a mark "R". Robert, Jr. apparently could write as he had signed his deed of May 20, 1786.4 (In the Title Bond of 1793, having to do with the 251 acres granted to Alexander Gilliland, it appears as if Walter Alley is living on this land. See below.)

On August 25, 1789, John McElroy, late of Laurens County, South Carolina, sold 300 acres of land on George’s Creek of Saluda River in Abbeville County, South Carolina (now in Anderson County), originally granted to Patrick Rylie on January 1, 1787 and sold to John McElroy on April 1, 1788, to Robert of Greenville County for 40 pounds sterling.5

There was a Robert Gilliland family that appeared on the 1790 Federal Census for Greenville County, South Carolina with the following household: two white males 16+, three white males 16 and under, and four white females. I'm not sure if this is Robert Sr. or Robert Jr. Either way, Robert Sr. and Robert Jr. must be living together as there was only one Robert Gilliland in Greenville County.6

On December 2, 1791, James Nicholson, Greenville District, South Carolina, "hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released & confirmed & by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm unto the said Robert Gilliland in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain & sale to him thereof made for one whole year, by an Indenture of lease bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents & by force of the statute for transferring uses unto possession and to his heirs & assigns forever all that plantation or tract of land containing" 950 acres on the north side of Saluda River in District Ninety-six, by lease and release for 50 pounds. William Gilliland was a witness. These 950 acres bordered land owned by Robert.7,8

On March 16, 1793, Robert sold his 200 acres of land on the Reedy Fork waters of Reedy River to Valentine Harbin for 60 pounds sterling.9

On June 20, 1793, Robert Gilliland, Sr., Robert Gilliland Jr., & William Gilliland, of Greenville District, South Carolina, entered a Title Bond for 500 pounds (in dollars at 4 shillings and 8 pence to the dollar) written December 28, 1792, to execute good and sufficient title in fee simple for 251 acres of land originally granted to Alexander Gilliland on July 3, 1786, on north side of Saluda River in Greenville County, to Samuel Johnston on or before January 25, 1801.10

On January 27, 1794, Robert Sr. (as he's mentioned in the deed) sold 100 acres (more or less) on the Saluda River (being part of a tract of 950 acres originally granted to James Nicholson on September 4, 1786) to John Grevelly of Greenville District, South Carolina, for 30 pounds sterling. This tract bordered William Gilliland's land and John Bowie's land. The witnesses to the deed were William Farris, Samuel Johnston, and James Gilliland.11 Sometime between 1791, when Robert acquired the 950 acres from James Nicholson, and this deed of sale, Robert must have given a portion of the 950 acres to William to live on. (see deed dated December 1794 where Robert sells the land William is living on.)

On December 10, 1794, Robert sold a tract of land of 200 acres, where "William Gilliland now lives", to Reubin Tarrant Jr. for 100 pounds. The land was bounded on the north by land laid out for James Blasingame, on the southeast by land laid out for Robert Gilliland, and on the west by the Saluda River it being part of a tract of land of 900 (sic) acres originally granted to James Nicholson.12 If Robert sold the land where William Gilliland was living, where did William go? Was this the William Gilliland who went to Davidson County, TN and died there in 1800? Or, was he possibly the father of William Gilliland?

On February 16, 1795, Robert sold 200 acres on the north side of Saluda River (being part of a tract of 950 acres originally surveyed to John McElroy on January 6, 1786 and granted to James Nicholson on September 4, 1786 and conveyed by Nicholson to Gilliland by lease and release on December 2 & 3, 1791), to Samuel Johnson, Greenville County, SC, for 200 pounds sterling.13 (On March 20, 1796, Samuel Johnson and his wife Betsy sold this land to Obidiah Wood for 100£.)14 Robert has now sold 500 acres of the 950 acres he acquired from James Nicholson. This was the last deed I found for Robert in Greenville County, South Carolina. What happened to the other 450 acres? (None of the deeds on which Robert was the grantor (or seller) was there a relinquish of dower rights by a wife making me think that Robert Sr's wife was not alive at the time of these deeds.)

It appears that Robert moved to Kentucky some time between 1795 and 1799. On September 12, 1798, a land warrant was issued to Lewis Phillips for 150 acres of land on Drakes Creek in Warren County, Kentucky. On May 20, 1799, Lewis assigned this land to Robert Gilliland.15 It was then surveyed for Robert on July 13, 1799.16 On November 14, 1803, a patent was issued to Robert for the 150 acres. On March 18, 1805, Robert sold the 150 acres of land that were surveyed to him in 1799 to Alexander Gilliland for $300. We know this was the same land by its description.17 This is most likely the Alexander Gilliland who on December 19, 1801 sold the 251 acres of land on the east side of Saluda River, Greenville District, South Carolina, to Nathan Waddle, for 100 pounds.18

On July 19, 1802, Robert received a warrant for 250 acres of land. The warrant reads that the land was near Alexander Gilliland's 150 acre survey, assignee of Lewis Phillips.19 Robert signed over the right and title of this land to Alexander Gilliland in April (year not readable.)19 Alexander had the land surveyed in January 1807 and patented on June 19, 1809.

The 1790 and 1800 Federal census records for Kentucky were destroyed but, published tax lists have served as replacements. Robert was first found in the tax books of Warren County in 1801 on the 150 acres on Drakes Creek with one white male over 21 and one white male 17-20.20,21 In 1802, Robert was on the 150 acres on Drakes Creek with two white males 17-20. By this time Robert was exempt from paying county levies (see Order Books below) and so he was not listed in the white male over 21 column.20 In 1803, Robert is again shown on the 150 acres of Drakes Creek with two males 17-20.20 The last year Robert shows up on the Warren County tax books is in 1804. Now, besides the 150 acres, you also see listed the 250 acres which he received a warrant for on July 19, 1802. There is also only one male 17-20. Alexander is listed on his own as being over 21.20

In Warren County, Kentucky "Order Book B" (1801-1804), the following entries are found:

page 329 - July 15, 1802, Robert Gilliland is entitled to 250 acres of land beginning at a hickory, the beginning corner of Alexander Gilliland's 150 acres.22

Page 330 - July 19, 1802, ordered that Robert Gilliland be exempt from paying county levies in future. (This was generally done when people were old and unable to work.)22

Page 434 - April 4, 1803, ordered that Robert Gilliland be fined $2.00 for contempt of this court.22

Page 455 - October 3, 1803, Robert Gilliland's line adjoins James Butler's 200 acres.22

Page 553 - July 2, 1804, Robert Gilleland entitled to 50 acres as per entry filed.22

On July 23, 1807, Robert Gilliland (and I believe this was Robert Sr. because he signed his name with a mark "R"), by virtue of part of Tennessee Warrant #42, entered 200 acres of land in the 3rd District, 14th Section which would be in the Overton County, Tennessee area. Robert was the assignee of Thomas Hopkins who was in turn the assignee of James Yarbrough who was the original recipient of the warrant. Robert would then assign these 200 acres to Allen T. Gilliland.23

I could find no Gillilands at all in the 1810 Federal Census for Warren County, Kentucky.
     I used to think that Robert had another son, Alexander Gilliland, but now I'm not so sure. In the family history that James K. Polk Gilliland wrote in 1904, he only mentioned six children of his great-grandfather Robert. Those children were Allen, James, Robert, Jane, Sarah, and Mary. Alexander was not an obscure person. I think James K. Polk would have known about him as a great-uncle. Alexander definitely had ties to Robert Jr. However, he was more likely a nephew and not a son.

Children of Robert Gilliland Sr.

Citations

  1. [S842] Robert Gilliland Sr., Book A, page 11, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, Land Grant.
  2. [S11689] Robert Gilliland, Book B, page 173, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, Land Grant.
  3. [S11692] Robert Gilliland, Book B, page 263, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, Land Grant.
  4. [S861] Robert Gilliland, Book A, pages 18-19; 20-21, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  5. [S11697] Robert Gilliland, Book A, pages 46-47, Anderson County, South Carolina, Deed.
  6. [S862] 1790 United States Federal Census, Greenville County, South Carolina, First Census of the United States.
  7. [S11695] Robert Gilliland, Book C, pages 180-181, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  8. [S11696] Robert Gilliland, Book C, pages 182-183, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  9. [S11693] Robert Gilliland, Book F, pages 10-11, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  10. [S11691] Robert Gilliland Sr - Robert Gilliland Jr. and William Gilliland, Book C, pages 308-309, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  11. [S11699] Robert Gilliland, Book D, pages 17-18, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  12. [S11698] Robert Gilliland, Book D, pages 51-52, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  13. [S11700] Robert Gilliland, Book D, pages 87-88, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  14. [S11701] Samuel Johnson, Book D, pages 284-285, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  15. [S954] Land Warrant, #2152; South of Green River Series, Kentucky Land Office.
  16. [S955] Land Survey, #3525; South of Green River Series, Kentucky Land Office.
  17. [S917] Robert Gilliland, Book B2, pages 407-409, Warren County, Kentucky, Deed.
  18. [S918] Alexander Gilliland, Book F, pages 459-460, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  19. [S956] Land Warrant, #801; South of Green River Series, Kentucky Land Office.
  20. [S11939] Warren County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor. Tax books 1797, 1799-1809, 1811-1813, 1815- 1821, microfilm, access date: December 10, 2017, Film 0008255, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  21. [S915] Patricia Ennis Reid and Barbara Oliver Ford, Early Tax Lists of Warren Co, KY.
  22. [S11938] Kentucky. County Court (Warren County). Order books, v. B, E June 1801 - Feb 1824, microfilm, access date: December 11, 2017, Film 0338333, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  23. [S11142] Ancestry.com, "Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927", (database online).

Robert Gilliland Jr.

M, #65
Last Edited=24 Jan 2018
     Robert Gilliland Jr. was the son of Robert Gilliland Sr. Robert Gilliland Jr. married Jean ?1 On May 20, 1786, Robert sold 120 acres on Golden Grove Creek to William Armstrong. This was the tract of land that was originally granted to Robert, Sr. on May 26, 1784 but "delivered to his son." A Jean Gilliland also signed the deed. I'm assuming that Jean was Robert's wife. William Brasher was a witness.1

On May 4, 1791, Robert Jr. (as he's mentioned in the deed) purchased 149 acres of land between the Golden Grove Creek and Saluda River in Greenville District, South Carolina from Thomas Farrar for 25 pounds sterling.2

On June 20, 1793, Robert Gilliland, Sr., Robert Gilliland Jr., & William Gilliland, of Greenville District, South Carolina, entered a Title Bond for 500 pounds (in dollars at 4 shillings and 8 pence to the dollar) written December 28, 1792, to execute good and sufficient title in fee simple for 251 acres of land originally granted to Alexander Gilliland on July 3, 1786, on north side of Saluda River in Greenville County, to Samuel Johnston on or before January 25, 1801.3 Then on August 6, 1793, Robert sold those 149 acres to James Ward of Greenville District, South Carolina for 100 pounds sterling. The deed was proven by the oath of Robert Gilliland Sr.4

As of now, I have no further information on Robert Gilliland Jr.

Citations

  1. [S860] Robert Gilliland, Book B, pages 4-5, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  2. [S11690] Robert Gilliland Jr., Book C, pages 55-57, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  3. [S11691] Robert Gilliland Sr - Robert Gilliland Jr. and William Gilliland, Book C, pages 308-309, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.
  4. [S11694] Robert Gilliland Jr., Book C, pages 469-471, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.

Robert Gilliland1

M, #66, b. circa 1758, d. before 6 April 1823
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     Robert Gilliland was born circa 1758 at Ireland.2,3 He married Nancy Ross.1 Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1790 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated 21 April 1791, with a household listed as two white males 16+ and four females.4 His wife Nancy and daughters Jane and Anna are probably three of the four females listed in the census. The other male could be either a younger brother of Robert or his eldest son. (There was a William Gilliland who sold a tract of land on the south fork of Raiborns (possibly Reaburn's) Creek in Laurens County on October 23, 1797. Robert Gilliland was one of the witnesses.)

On August 2, 1796, Robert purchased 57 acres on the northeast side of Duncan's Creek, part of a tract of land originally granted to Roger Brown on April 3, 1796. (Duncan's Creek is located in Laurens County and starts just south of present day Ora and runs to the east into the Enoree River south of Whitmire. The deed was recorded on August 8, 1796.)5,6 Then on August 8th, Robert purchased an additional 113 acres of land along "northeast side of the Branch where said Gilliland now lives".5,7

Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, with a household listed as four white males under 10, one white male 16-25, one white male 26-44, one white female under 10, three white females 10-15, one white female 26-44.8 According to the book South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850, Robert, a native of Ireland, petitioned and made oath for naturalization, which was filed on April 17, 1809, stating that he had resided in South Carolina for 22 years.3 He appeared on the 1810 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, with a household listed as one white male under 10, two white males 16-25, one white male 45+, one white female under 10, two white females 16-25, one white female 44+.9 He is living right next to Walter Stewart whose two sons, Samuel and Robert, would marry Anna and Rachel Gilliland.10 He appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, with a household listed as one white male 16-26, one white male 45+, one white female under 10, two white females 16-25, one white female 45+; with two people engaged in agriculture and one person engaged in manufacturing.11

Robert Gilliland died before 6 April 1823 at Laurens County, South Carolina.12,13

The names and birth dates of Robert and Nancy's children were obtained from an article that appeared in the Fountain Inn Tribune (South Carolina) on May 7, 1942 entitled "The Story of Our People - The Gilliland Family" by Effie Owings Edwards. In it she makes reference to a Gilliland Family Bible from which the information was gathered.14

Children of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross

Citations

  1. [S843] Walter Stewart Clan, online http://walterstewart.org/histrobert.html
  2. [S853] RootsWeb Mailing List - Ross, online http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ROSS/2000-06/…
  3. [S4764] Brent H. Holcomb, South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850, page 200.
  4. [S854] 1790 United States Federal Census, Laurens County, South Carolina, First Census of the United States.
  5. [S855] Larry Vehorn, Laurens Co, SC Deed Abstracts, page 114.
  6. [S886] Robert Gilliland, Book F, page 129, Laurens District, South Carolina, Deed.
  7. [S887] Robert Gilliland, Book F, page 129, Laurens District, South Carolina, Deed.
  8. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  9. [S857] 1810 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  10. [S858] Walter Stewart Clan, online http://walterstewart.org
  11. [S859] 1820 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  12. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online).
  13. [S1967] Laurens County, SC Probate Court Estate Papers Box 30, Packet 7, microfilm #1029386.
  14. [S891] Fountain Inn Tribune, May 7, 1942.

Nancy Ross1,2

F, #67
Last Edited=3 Dec 2010
     Nancy Ross married Robert Gilliland.1 Nancy Ross was probably one of the four females listed in the household of her husband, Robert Gilliland, in the 1790 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.3 Nancy Ross was probably the female age 26 to 44 listed in the household of her husband, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.4 Nancy Ross was probably the female over age 45 listed in the household of her husband, Robert Gilliland, in the 1810 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.5 Nancy Ross was probably the female over age 45 listed in the household of her husband, Robert Gilliland, in the 1820 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.6 Nancy shows up in the 1829 Laurens County, SC State Census with a household of 3 people, but I could not find her in the 1830 Federal Census.7

Children of Nancy Ross and Robert Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S843] Walter Stewart Clan, online http://walterstewart.org/histrobert.html
  2. [S853] RootsWeb Mailing List - Ross, online http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ROSS/2000-06/…
  3. [S854] 1790 United States Federal Census, Laurens County, South Carolina, First Census of the United States.
  4. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  5. [S857] 1810 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  6. [S859] 1820 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  7. [S883] Unknown author, "1829 Laurens County Census."
  8. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.

Jane Gilliland

F, #68, b. 1 November 1787
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     Jane Gilliland was born on 1 November 1787.1 She was the daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Jane Gilliland was probably one of the four females listed in the household of her father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1790 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2 Jane Gilliland was probably one of the three females age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.3 Jane Gilliland married Samuel Taylor.1

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S854] 1790 United States Federal Census, Laurens County, South Carolina, First Census of the United States.
  3. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.

Anna Gilliland

F, #69, b. 12 May 1789, d. 1833
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     Anna Gilliland was born on 12 May 1789.1 She was the daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Anna Gilliland was probably one of the four females listed in the household of her father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1790 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2 Anna Gilliland was probably one of the three females age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.3 Anna Gilliland married Samuel Stewart.4,5 Anna Gilliland died in 1833 at Laurens County, South Carolina.4

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S854] 1790 United States Federal Census, Laurens County, South Carolina, First Census of the United States.
  3. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  4. [S845] Walter Stewart Clan, online http://walterstewart.org/histsamuel.html
  5. [S1967] Laurens County, SC Probate Court Estate Papers Box 30, Packet 7.

Martha Gilliland

F, #70, b. 24 December 1791, d. between 14 July 1863 and 16 October 1863
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     Martha Gilliland was born on 24 December 1791.1 She was the daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Martha Gilliland was probably one of the three females age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2 Martha Gilliland appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated 1 August 1860, living in the R. J. Stewart household.3 On July 14, 1863, Martha made out her Last Will & Testament.4 She died between 14 July 1863 and 16 October 1863 at Laurens County, South Carolina.4

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  3. [S848] R. J. Stewart household, 1860 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, not stated, PO Laurens, page 225, dwelling 1800, family 1762.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S3216] South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County). Estate papers, packets 147-17 thru 150-10, microfilm, access date: January 22, 2013, Film 1029383, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nancy Gilliland

F, #71, b. 26 August 1792
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     Nancy Gilliland was born on 26 August 1792.1 She was the daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Nancy Gilliland was probably the female under age 10 listed in the household of her father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.

John Gilliland

M, #72, b. 1 August 1793, d. 30 June 1863
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     John Gilliland was born on 1 August 1793.1 He was the son of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 John Gilliland was probably one of the four males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2 John Gilliland was probably one of the two males age 16 to 25 listed in the household of his father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1810 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.3 John Gilliland married Mary ?4

On October 17, 1816, John purchased 50 acres, on a branch of Duncan's Creek (bordered to the south by Robert Gilliland's land), from Thomas Adison, for $200.5

John showed up in the 1829 Laurens County, SC State Census with a household of 5 people, but I could not find him in the 1830 Federal Census.6 John Gilliland appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, with a household listed as one white male 5-10, one white male 10-15, one white male 20-30, one white male 40-50, one white female 5-10, one white female 20-30, one white female 40-50, and three people engaged in agriculture.7 He and Mary ? appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated 26 September 1850. Their children Robert R., Nancy J., Abner, Simpson and Sarah D. were listed as living with them.4 In the 1850 census John lists his age as 61 which would make his birth date as 1789 but this contradicts what the Bible entry is for him. John Gilliland appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Fountain Inn, Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated 7 July 1860. His children Nancy J. and Sarah D. were listed as living with him.8 John Gilliland died on 30 June 1863 at Laurens County, South Carolina, at age 69.9 He was buried at New Harmony Church Cemetery, Fountain Inn, Laurens County, South Carolina.9

Children of John Gilliland and Mary ?

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  3. [S857] 1810 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  4. [S873] John Gilliland household, 1850 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, Not Stated, page 578, dwelling 727, family 727.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  5. [S888] John Gilliland, Book K, page 160, Laurens District, South Carolina, Deed.
  6. [S883] Unknown author, "1829 Laurens County Census."
  7. [S884] 1840 United States Federal Census, Laurens County, SC, population schedule.
  8. [S848] Jno Gilliland household, 1860 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, Fountain Inn, PO Monroe, page 123, dwelling 975, family 953.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  9. [S1955] John Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  10. [S848] Jno Gilliland household, 1860 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, Fountain Inn township, PO Monroe, page 123, dwelling 975, family 953.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

Samuel Gilliland

M, #73, b. 19 December 1797
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     Samuel Gilliland was born on 19 December 1797.1 He was the son of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Samuel Gilliland was probably one of the four males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2 Samuel Gilliland appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, with a household listed as with a household of one white male under 10, one white male 16-26, one white female under 10, and one white females 16-25, with one person engaged in agriculture.3

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  3. [S859] 1820 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.

David Gilliland

M, #74, b. 4 June 1800
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     David Gilliland was born on 4 June 1800.1 He was the son of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 David Gilliland was probably one of the four males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2 David Gilliland was probably the male under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1810 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.3 David Gilliland was probably the male age 16 to 25 listed in the household of his father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1820 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.4

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  3. [S857] 1810 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  4. [S859] 1820 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.

Rebecca Gilliland

F, #75, b. 13 May 1802
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     Rebecca Gilliland was born on 13 May 1802.1 She was the daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Rebecca Gilliland was probably one of the two females age 16 to 25 listed in the household of her father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1820 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S859] 1820 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.

Rachel Gilliland

F, #76, b. 12 June 1804, d. 26 September 1867
Last Edited=21 Feb 2014
     Rachel Gilliland was born on 12 June 1804.1 She was the daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Rachel Gilliland was probably one of the two females age 16 to 25 listed in the household of her father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1820 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2 Rachel Gilliland married Robert Stewart.3,4 Rachel Gilliland died on 26 September 1867 at Fountain Inn, Greenville County, South Carolina, at age 63.5 She was buried at New Harmony Presbyterian Church, Fountain Inn, Greenville County, South Carolina.5

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S859] 1820 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  3. [S843] Walter Stewart Clan, online http://walterstewart.org/histrobert.html
  4. [S1967] Laurens County, SC Probate Court Estate Papers Box 30, Packet 7.
  5. [S846] Walter Stewart Clan, online http://walterstewart.org/burialindex.pdf

Robert Gilliland

M, #77, b. 18 February 1796, d. 8 April 1879
Last Edited=10 Nov 2018
     Robert Gilliland was born on 18 February 1796.1 He was the son of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Robert Gilliland was probably one of the four males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Robert Gilliland, in the 1800 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina.2 Robert enlisted on November 6, 1814, Captain James Word's Company, South Carolina Militia, in what would become known as the War of 1812. He was discharged on March 16, 1815.3 Robert Gilliland married Martha Robinson on 11 January 1821.1,4 Robert shows up in the 1829 Laurens County, SC State Census with a household of 4 people, but I could not find him in the 1830 Federal Census.5 Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, with a household listed as one white male 10-15, one white male 15-20, one white male 40-50, one white female under 5, one white female 5-10, one white female 15-20, one white female 40-50, one male slave under 10, one male slave 10-24, two female slaves 10-24, and six people engaged in agriculture.6 Robert was Ruling Elder at New Harmony Presbyterian Church, south of Fountain Inn, South Carolina in Laurens County.1,7 He and Martha Robinson appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated 1850. Their children William, Mary Ann, Robert James, Nancy R. and Rebecca J. were listed as living with them.8 Robert Gilliland and Martha Robinson appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Fountain Inn, Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated 7 July 1860. Their children Mary Ann and Nancy R. were listed as living with them.9 Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated September 1870. His children Mary Ann and Nancy R. were listed as living with him.10 Robert Gilliland died on 8 April 1879 at Laurens County, South Carolina, at age 83.1 He was buried at New Harmony Church Cemetery, Fountain Inn, Laurens County, South Carolina.11

Children of Robert Gilliland and Martha Robinson

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S856] 1800 United States Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, population schedule.
  3. [S2355] War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files; Roll Number: 0036, NARA: M313.
  4. [S891] Fountain Inn Tribune, May 7, 1942.
  5. [S883] Unknown author, "1829 Laurens County Census."
  6. [S882] 1840 United States Federal Census, Laurens County, SC, population schedule.
  7. [S874] George Howe History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina, page 760.
  8. [S873] Robert Gilleland household, 1850 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, not stated, page 548, dwelling 1006, family 1006.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  9. [S848] Robt Gilliland household, 1860 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, Fountain Inn township, PO Monroe, page 123, dwelling 979, family 951.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  10. [S1949] Robert Gilliand household, 1870 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, Not Stated, PO Laurens PO, page 159, dwelling 1145, family 1269.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  11. [S3214] Robert Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Samuel Stewart1

M, #78
Last Edited=26 Apr 2019
     Samuel Stewart married Anna Gilliland, daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1,2

Citations

  1. [S845] Walter Stewart Clan, online http://walterstewart.org/histsamuel.html
  2. [S1967] Laurens County, SC Probate Court Estate Papers Box 30, Packet 7.

Robert Stewart1

M, #79
Last Edited=20 Jan 2013
     Robert Stewart married Rachel Gilliland, daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1,2

Citations

  1. [S843] Walter Stewart Clan, online http://walterstewart.org/histrobert.html
  2. [S1967] Laurens County, SC Probate Court Estate Papers Box 30, Packet 7.

Martha Robinson1

F, #80, b. circa 1799, d. 17 November 1869
Last Edited=9 Dec 2010
     Martha Robinson was born circa 1799.1 She married Robert Gilliland, son of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross, on 11 January 1821.1,2 Martha Robinson and Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated 1850. Their children William, Mary Ann, Robert James, Nancy R. and Rebecca J. were listed as living with them.3 Martha Robinson and Robert Gilliland appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Fountain Inn, Laurens County, South Carolina, enumerated 7 July 1860. Their children Mary Ann and Nancy R. were listed as living with them.4 Martha Robinson died on 17 November 1869 at Laurens County, South Carolina.1

Children of Martha Robinson and Robert Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S891] Fountain Inn Tribune, May 7, 1942.
  3. [S873] Robert Gilleland household, 1850 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, not stated, page 548, dwelling 1006, family 1006.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S848] Robt Gilliland household, 1860 U.S. census, Laurens County, South Carolina, population schedule, Fountain Inn township, PO Monroe, page 123, dwelling 979, family 951.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

Samuel Taylor1

M, #81, d. 1843
Last Edited=20 Nov 2010
     Samuel Taylor married Jane Gilliland, daughter of Robert Gilliland and Nancy Ross.1 Samuel Taylor died in 1843.2 Samuel's will was proved on November 3, 1843. His brother-in-law Robert Gilliland was mentioned on page 3. The will was recorded in Laurens District, SC, Will Book A, page 15.2

Citations

  1. [S844] Ancestry.com, "Stoddard-Sudduth Papers", (database online) , pages 279-280.
  2. [S847] Samuel Taylor will, Will of Samuel Taylor, South Carolina Archives & History.

Mary Gilliland1

F, #82, b. circa 1775, d. after 1850
Last Edited=24 Aug 2012
     Mary Gilliland was born circa 1775 at North Carolina.1,2 She was the daughter of John Gilliland and Sarah ?1 Mary Gilliland married James Stuart Sr, son of Samuel Stuart and Jane Dickey, circa 1789 at Chatham County, North Carolina.1 Mary Gilliland died after 1850 at Anderson County, South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S849] David S. Payne, "Descendants of John Gilliland."
  2. [S2594] Mary Stewart household, 1850 U.S. census, Anderson County, South Carolina, population schedule, Western Division, page 128, dwelling 926, family 930.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

James Stuart Sr1

M, #83, b. circa 1764, d. 16 April 1844
Last Edited=26 Apr 2019
     James Stuart Sr was born circa 1764.2 He was the son of Samuel Stuart and Jane Dickey.2 James Stuart Sr married Mary Gilliland, daughter of John Gilliland and Sarah ?, circa 1789 at Chatham County, North Carolina.1 James Stuart Sr died on 16 April 1844 at Anderson County, South Carolina.2

The following obituary appeared 26 April 1844 in the Anderson Gazette, Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina:

OBITUARY -- JAMES STUART SR: Killed on Tuesday morning 16 th_ inst. by a waggon wheel, passing over his, body, loaded with a heavy stock of timber, which he was carrying to a sawmill. He survived the accident only a few hours. He was upwards of 80 years of age and buried by the side of his father who when he died had attained his 96th year and by his father-in-law who died at the advanced age of 116 years.

Citations

  1. [S849] David S. Payne, "Descendants of John Gilliland."
  2. [S850] Anderson Gazette, April 26, 1844.

William Huggins1

M, #84, b. 14 February 1765, d. 5 September 1839
Last Edited=19 Nov 2010
     William Huggins was born on 14 February 1765.1 He married Frances Gilliland, daughter of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Elizabeth Baird, on 16 June 1796.1 William Huggins died on 5 September 1839 at Clay township, Highland County, Ohio, at age 74.1

Citations

  1. [S852] Charles E. Huggins, Huggins Familes, page 17.

Jean ?1

F, #85
Last Edited=29 Dec 2017
     Jean ? married Robert Gilliland Jr., son of Robert Gilliland Sr.1

Citations

  1. [S860] Robert Gilliland, Book B, pages 4-5, Greenville District, South Carolina, Deed.

William B. Gilliland1

M, #86, b. 1806, d. 16 February 1851
Last Edited=27 Jan 2016
     William B. Gilliland was born in 1806 at Tennessee.1 He married Margaret Maroney on 30 November 1835 at Union County, Georgia.2,1 William B. Gilliland appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Hamilton County, Tennessee, with a household listed as one male 30-39, two females under 5, and one female 30-39 with one person employed in agriculture.3 On October 2, 1847 William enlisted in Company H of the Fourth Tennessee Infantry in the Mexican War.4 He and Margaret Maroney appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Hamilton County, Tennessee, enumerated 9 November 1850. Their children Florida, Walter, Texas, Marshall L., Mexico Augusta, Victoria Vianna and Winfield were listed as living with them.5 William B. Gilliland died on 16 February 1851 at Hamilton County, Tennessee.6,1,7 He was buried at Gilliland Cemetery, East Brainerd, Hamilton County, Tennessee. (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

His grave is by Julian Road near the entrance to Council Fire Golf Course.

On November 1, 1854 William's widow, Margaret, was granted 80 acres of land in Indiana for his service in the Second Seminole War. The land was assigned to a John A. Simpson Jr.7

The following article is from the book Early Hamilton Settlers by John Wilson:

William B. Gilliland was one of the first 53 settlers at Ross's Landing. One of his descendants, Hunt Gilliland, later served as the golf pro at the Council Fire golf course built near the old Gilliland farm.

William B. Gilliland was born about 1806 apparently in Upper East Tennessee. He married Margaret Maroney on Nov. 29, 1835. He was 29 and she was 23. Her father, Phillip N. Maroney, was originally from Maryland. The Maroneys were in Blount County prior to coming here in the late 1830s.

William B. and Margaret Gilliland, soon after their marriage, made their way to the landing at a time when there were many Indian neighbors and there were only a few settlers in District 5 near the river bank. They witnessed the rounding up of the Indians in a stockade at Citico and the start of the Trail of Tears. About the time of the change of the name to Chattanooga, the Gillilands settled on a farm by South Chickamauga Creek. Their neighbors included the Maroneys and the Blackwells. Giilliland suffered some financial setbacks, and some of his property had to be sold at the courthouse door at Harrison in 1842. One judgment against him and Wiley Purdon was from Benjamin D. Maroney for $37.24. The pair owed Matthew Hillsman and Samuel Doak $48.95. The firm of G&S Williams was due $23. A.M. Sloan had the winning bid, and he transferred some of the land to William Blackwell and another portion to Elizabeth Gilliland.

William Gilliland, according to his tombstone, was a sergeant in Co. H of the Fourth Tennessee Infantry during the Mexican War. He died in 1851, leaving a number of young children. His grave is by Julian Road near the entrance to the Joe Engel farm and the entrance to Council Fire.

The Gilliland children were Eliza Caroline, Florida, Walter G., Texas M., Marshall L., Mexico Augusta, Victoria Vianna and Winfield W. Texas and Mexico were born during the period when there was a cry to annex Texas and then the subsequent war with Mexico. Margaret Maroney Gilliland raised the children at Graysville near the Tennessee-Georgia line. She died in 1877 and is buried by her husband.

Florida married Francis N. Ellison in 1858, but he died of smallpox. She later married a bachelor, Jesse Owens. Texas married John G. Ritchey in 1867. Mexico in 1861 married John Williford Rhodes, son of the Graysville pioneer Wesley Rhodes. Victoria married William M. Dunn in 1869. Family members later had many stories of “Aunt Tex” and “Aunt Mex.” It was recalled they always had a great sense of humor despite the circumstances. It was said that the Rhodes home was burned by Federal soldiers, “and Aunt Mex would not allow anyone born above the Mason-Dixon line in her house till the day she died.”

Marshall L. Gilliland, who was a cabinetmaker, went to Ringgold March 1861 to enlist with the Confederacy's 36th Infantry. Also joining Capt. H.J. Sprayberry's Ringgold Volunteers the same day was Samuel E. Gilliland, who was apparently a cousin who had come up from South Carolina to Catoosa County.

The Gillilands lived near the home of Francis T. Self, the Ringgold station keeper who was a native of Alabama. Winfield, the youngest Gilliland son, married Self's daughter, Martha “Mattie,” in 1875. The Winfield Gillilands made their way to Arkansas. Winfield was a house carpenter. Their children included Margaret Gertrude, Winfield B., Frederick Carlos, Jesse and Lena R. Winfield Gilliland, like his father, died at a young age. After his death in 1888 when he was 38, he was buried alongside his parents.

Frederick Carlos and Gertrude returned to Graysville to be raised by Aunt Mex. Gertrude married Leonard C. Rhodes in 1902. Winfield B. married Byrd Young in 1904. Frederick Carlos Gilliland, who was born in 1882, married Gladys Huntington on Aug. 3, 1908. Her father was the prominent Chattanooga architect Harry Lord Huntington. F.C. Gilliland worked at the Chattanooga Box factory, then he opened an Esso station at the corner of McBrien and Brainerd roads about 1930. However, he died in 1932.

Two of his young sons, Frederick Carlos Jr. and Llewellyn Winfield, took over the station. The third son, Harry Huntington, worked there also. The station was moved down Brained Road to the corner of North Moore. The Gilliland sons all acquired nicknames. F.C. Jr. was “Buck,” while Llewellyn was “Spooks.” Harry H. was “Sonny.” The girls in the family were Ruth who married Joe McRee, Gladys who married J.C. Kirkpatrick, and Margaret who married Frank Lerch. Buck married Marjorie “Jo” Price, while Spooks married Carolyn Brockett. Sonny married Bobbie McGaughey and he was a sales representative for the Ullenberg Corporation.

Buck's children are F.C. III, who is known as “Bucky,” and Jo Anne Gilliland Whitehead. Bucky was a state highway engineer. He married Carol Prince. Jo Anne married Paul Whitehead. Spooks' children include Susan, Patti and Lew, who is an accountant here. Another son was Mike. Sonny's three sons were Frederick Wesley “Wes,” Harry Huntington Jr. “Hunt” and Mark Hurst. Wes and Hunt Gilliland were champion golfers who won college scholarships, with Wes going to the University
of Tennessee and Hunt to Memphis State. Hunt is the Council Fire golf pro. Wes is a sales representative and has a liquor store and Mark is in photography. Wes married Margaret Collins. Hunt married Jan Sebring. Mark married Rachel Hawkins.

Wes has the Gilliland family Bible that dates to 1869.

An Amoco station is at the site of the former Gilliland filling station in Brainerd.1

Children of William B. Gilliland and Margaret Maroney

Citations

  1. [S868] John Wilson, Early Hamilton Settlers.
  2. [S10102] Ancestry.com, "Georgia Marriages to 1850", (database online).
  3. [S4762] 1840 United States Federal Census, Hamilton County, Tennessee, population schedule.
  4. [S1826] Military, Compiled Service Records. Mexican War. Organizations from the State of Tennessee; Roll Number: 0010, NARA: M638.
  5. [S4380] William B. Gillilen household, 1850 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Tennessee, population schedule, District No. 27, page 481A, dwelling 1557, family 1557.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  6. [S10101] Sgt William Gilliland, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  7. [S2644] Military Land Warrant, volume 838, page 399; Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.
  8. [S4380] William B. Gillilen household, 1850 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Tennessee, population schedule, District No. 27, page pg, dwelling 1557, family 1557.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

Margaret Maroney1

F, #87, b. 1813, d. 1877
Last Edited=27 Jan 2016
     Margaret Maroney was born in 1813 at Tennessee.2 She married William B. Gilliland on 30 November 1835 at Union County, Georgia.3,1 Margaret Maroney was probably the female age 20 to 29 listed in the household of her husband, William B. Gilliland, in the 1840 Federal Census of Hamilton County, Tennessee.4 Margaret Maroney and William B. Gilliland appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Hamilton County, Tennessee, enumerated 9 November 1850. Their children Florida, Walter, Texas, Marshall L., Mexico Augusta, Victoria Vianna and Winfield were listed as living with them.2 Margaret Maroney appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Catoosa County, Georgia, enumerated 10 July 1860. Her children Texas, Marshall L., Mexico Augusta, Victoria Vianna and Winfield were listed as living with her.5 Margaret Maroney appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia, enumerated 16 July 1870. Her son Winfield was listed as living with her.6 Margaret Maroney died in 1877 at Hamilton County, Tennessee.7 She was buried at Gilliland Cemetery, East Brainerd, Hamilton County, Tennessee.7 (For burial information see Find-a-Grave.)

Children of Margaret Maroney and William B. Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S868] John Wilson, Early Hamilton Settlers.
  2. [S4380] William B. Gillilen household, 1850 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Tennessee, population schedule, District No. 27, page 481A, dwelling 1557, family 1557.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  3. [S10102] Ancestry.com, "Georgia Marriages to 1850", (database online).
  4. [S4762] 1840 United States Federal Census, Hamilton County, Tennessee, population schedule.
  5. [S3218] M. Gillelan household, 1860 U.S. census, Catoosa County, Georgia, population schedule, not stated, PO Ringgold, page 78, dwelling 568, family 549.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  6. [S3219] Margaret Gilliland household, 1870 U.S. census, Catoosa County, Georgia, population schedule, Ringgold, PO Graysville, page 53, dwelling 380, family 383.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  7. [S4429] John Wilson, "W. B. Gilliland."
  8. [S4380] William B. Gillilen household, 1850 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Tennessee, population schedule, District No. 27, page pg, dwelling 1557, family 1557.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).

William Gilliland1

M, #88, b. circa 1786
Last Edited=1 Sep 2012
     William Gilliland was born circa 1786 at Virginia.2 He was a private in Capt. Sangster and James Dorman's companies in the Eighth U.S. Infantry in the War of 1812.1 On November 27, 1820 William was granted warrant #22492 for 160 acres of land in Arkansas for his service in the 8th Regiment of Infantry.3 He married Elizabeth Brady in October 1821 at Carter County, Tennessee.4 William Gilliland appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Lincoln County, Kentucky, enumerated 12 August 1870, living in the Peter H. Smith household.2

Citations

  1. [S868] John Wilson, Early Hamilton Settlers.
  2. [S890] Peter H. Smith household, 1870 U.S. census, Lincoln County, Kentucky, population schedule, Highland Precinct, PO Highland, page 3, dwelling 17, family 15.; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  3. [S2647] Land Warrant, Document #22492; Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.
  4. [S2646] Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files, microfilm, access date: September 1, 2012, Film M313, Roll 36, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia.

Elizabeth Brady1

F, #89
Last Edited=1 Sep 2012
     Elizabeth Brady married William Gilliland in October 1821 at Carter County, Tennessee.2

Citations

  1. [S868] John Wilson, Early Hamilton Settlers.
  2. [S2646] Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files, microfilm, access date: September 1, 2012, Film M313, Roll 36, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia.

Hannah Adams1

F, #90
Last Edited=19 Jan 2014
     Hannah Adams married James Gilliland, son of James Gilliland and Margaret Frances Burr.1

Children of Hannah Adams and James Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S811] Chester County Genealogy - Virtual Graveyard, online http://tinyurl.com/36wlq63
  2. [S899] Wills: Abstracts 1713-1825: Chester Co, PA (Proved 1798-9), online http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/chester/wills/…
  3. [S5480] Unknown author American Ancestry, page 80.
  4. [S951] William J. Gibson, History of The Presbytery of Huntingdon, pages 348-349.