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1784, May 26 - Robert Gilliland [Sr.], 120 acres land surveyed on Golden Grove Creek, Ninety-six District. Delivered to Robert Gilliland’s son. Warrant dated May 21, 1784. Grants (Greenville): Book A, page 11.

1785, Apr 17 - Robert Gilliland, 271 acres land surveyed on south branches of Grove Creek of Saluda River, Ninety-six Distict. Warrant dated April 15, 1785. Grants (Greenville): Book B, page 173.

1785, May 20 - Robert Gilliland, 200 acres land surveyed on Reedy fork waters of Reedy River, Ninety-six District. Grants (Greenville): Book B, page 263. [Note: This may be a different Robert Gilliland than the one who had land on Grove Creek, a branch of the Saluda River. The Reedy River is on the east side of Greenville County. 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.]

1785, Jul 14 - Alexander Gilliland, 251 acres land surveyed on north side of Saluda River, Ninety-six District. Grants (Greenville): Book B, page 173. [Alexander’s 251 acres and Robert’s 271 acres bordered each other. Grove Creek branches off the Saluda River to the east of Hurricane Shoal (Pendleton District).]

1786, May 20 - Robert Gilliland, Greenville County, SC, sold 120 acres on Golden Grove Creek (originally granted to Robert Gilliland, on 16 Jul 1784), to William Armstrong, Greenville County, SC, for 100 pounds sterling. Jean Gilliland (wife?) also signed. William Brasher was a witness. [This is Robert, Jr.] Deed (Greenville): Book B, page 4-5. [See 1784, May 21]

1786, Jun 24 - John Gilliland, 165 acres land surveyed on Maypole [Maple] Swamp Creek, a branch of Reedy River, Ninety-six District. Grants (Greenville): Book C, page 89. [Assuming you had to be at least 21 to get land, this John had to be born before 1765.]

1787, Feb 8 - Robert Gilliland, Greenville County, SC, sold 271 acres on south branch of Golden Grove Creek (originally granted to Robert Gilliland on 5 Dec 1785), to William Poke, Greenville County, SC, for 10 pounds sterling. Deed (Greenville): Book A, pages 18-19. (Second deed dated 9 Feb 1787, book A, pages 20-21, for 80 pounds sterling.) [Robert Gilliland is Robert, Sr.]

1787, Mar 9 - George Seaborn, 2400 acres land surveyed that included head branches of Stoney and Rocky Creeks of Reedy River, north of Saluda River, bordering land of John Gilliland. Grants (Greenville): Book C, page 192D.

1789, Aug 25 - John McElroy, late of Laurens Co, SC, sold 300 acres on George’s Creek of Saluda River in Abbeville County (now Anderson), SC (originally granted to Patrick Rylie on January 1, 1787 and sold to John McElroy on April 1, 1788.) to Robert Gilliland, Greenville Co, SC, for 40 pounds sterling. Recorded May 10, 1790. Deed (Anderson): Book A, pages 46-47. Don't know if this is Robert Sr. or Robert Jr.

1790, May 1 - Jacob Gilleylin (Gilliland), Pendleton County, SC, sold 250 acres on Governors Creek waters of Rocky River (originally granted to Jacob Gilliland [Gellilen on the plat] on October 2, 1786), to James Brown, Pendleton County, SC, for 50 pounds. Witnesses: Thomas Turner, John Evans, Thomas Brown. Recorded January 28, 1795. Deed (Anderson): Book B, page 382. [This Jacob is most likely the son of John Gilleylen and Hester Roome. Governors Creek is near Generostee Creek in Pendleton District. Governors Creek is 7.4 miles ESE of Starr and Generostee Creek is 6.1 miles WSW of Starr. On the 1790 Census for Pendleton you see a James, John and Jacob grouped within two pages of each other. At first I thought that the three were connected. Now I believe that only James and John are probably connected with John possibly being "Old John" who lived to be 116. Jacob is found living right next to two Shields men - William and James. A James Shields married Jane Gilleylen sister to Jacob.]

1790, May 14 - Jacob Gilliland, plat for 87 acres on branch of Generostee Creek, Ninety-Six District, surveyed by William Lesly on July 19, 1787. Names Indexed: James Alexander, William Lesly, William Lesly, Jr., John Simpson, Thomas Turner.

1790 Federal Census column headings: 1st - free white males 16+; 2nd - free white males 16 & under; 3rd - free white females; 4th - all other free persons; 5th - slaves

1791, Apr 11 - Greenville County, SC 1790 Federal Census:
page 90 - Gilliland, David 1 - 4 - 3 - 0 - 0
page 106 - Gilliland, William 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
page 111 - Gilliland, John 1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
page 121 - Gilliland, Robert 2 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Greenville County in the 1790 Census. I found no land records for David or William. They must be renting.

[Not sure which Robert this is. The two pieces of land on Golden Grove Creek that were surveyed to Robert Gilliland (120 and 271 acres) have been sold. The 120 acres were sold to William Armstong who is listed three people up from Robert on the census. This could be the William Armstrong who, according to his Revolutionary War Pension File, moved to Caldwell County, Kentucky and whose daughter married William Gilliland, son of Alexander Gilliland from Lincoln County, North Carolina. Another note about William Armstrong. One of his sisters, Catherine, married a Brasher. This was also obtained from his pension file.

The William on page 106 may be connected to Robert as there was a William Gilliland that appeared on the title bond in 1793. Also, William was living next to James Southern. James Southern bought land from William Wood on Golden Grove Creek in 1787. It was part of a tract of land Wood was granted in 1784 which bordered Robert Gilliland’s land.

The John on page 111 is listed among those who have land on or near the Reedy River which is on the east side of Greenville County.

David is the one who’s land gets sold by the sheriff in 1830.]

1791, Apr 21 - Laurens County, SC 1790 Federal Census:
p. 439 - Gilliland, Robert 2 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0
This is the only Gilliland in Laurens County in the 1790 Census. [I’m pretty sure this is the Robert who’s family is found in the Stoddard-Sudduth Papers and on the walterstewart.org web site.]

1791, May 17 - Pendleton County, SC 1790 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 5 - Gillilin, James 1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
image 5 - Gillelin, John 1 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0
image 6 - Gillilen, Jacob 5 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0
image 12 - Gillilin, John 1 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Pendleton County in the 1790 Census. [James, John, and Jacob are grouped together. That area of the census appears to cover the Generostee Creek area. See note above for deed on May 1, 1790. The John that married Charity Richardson is on image page 12. He is living two families from Elias Roberts who was the husband of Rebecca Brashear, Mary Brashear’s sister.]

image 11 - Richardson, Mathias 1 - 2 - 5 - 0 - 0

1791, May 4 - Thomas Farrar, Greenville County, SC, sold 149 acres between Golden Grove Creek and Saluda River, to Robert Gilliland, Jr., Greenville County, SC for 25 pounds sterling. Deed (Greenville): Book C, pages 55-57.

1791, Jul 1 - William Fariss, 447 ½ acres land surveyed on long branch of Big Creek, District of Ninety-six in Pendleton County, bordering land of John Gilliland. Grants (Greenville): Vol. 31, page 111. [This is probably the John Gilliland who married Charity Richardson. Big Creek branches west off of the Saluda River and runs through present day Williamston. On the map of this plat John Gilliland’s land looks to be on the west side of the Saluda River in between Big Creek and Brushy Creek around the Hurricane Creek area.]

1791, Dec 2 & 3 - James Nicholson, Greenville County, SC, conveyed to Robert Gilliland, 950 acres on the north side of Saluda River in District Ninety-six, by lease and release for 50 pounds (Wil Gilliland, witness). These 950 acres were originally granted to John McElroy and border land owned by Robert Gilliland (see Grant Book B, page 340). Deed (Greenville): Book C, pages 180-183. [This land was probably on George’s Creek, see August 25, 1789 above.]

1792, Oct 15 - William Lowe, Washington District, Pendleton County, SC, sold 630 acres on Saluda River at the north of Hurricane Creek, Pendleton County (originally granted to William Lowe on June 5, 1786), to Mathias Richardson for 1 pound sterling. Borders other land of Mathias Richardson. John Gilliland, William Stanton, William Fariss, witnesses. Recorded March 11, 1801. Deed (Pendleton): Book F, pages 160-162.

1792, Nov 10 - William Jewell, Washington District, Pendleton County, SC, sold 200 acres on Brushy Creek, south side of the Saluda River, Pendleton County (granted to William Jewell January 5, 1789), to John Gilliland, Washington District, Pendleton County, SC. Two indentures made. The first for 1 shilling and 6 pence. The second for 60 pounds sterling. Recorded September 25, 1793. Deed (Anderson): Book B, pages 191-192. [This is probably the John Gilliland who married Charity Richardson.]

1792, Dec 13 - Charles Pope, 91 acres land surveyed on Maple Swamp of Reedy River, Greenville County, bordering land granted to John Gilliland. Grants (Greenville): Book D, page 285.

1793, Jan 5 - Christopher Robins, 68 acres land surveyed on Maple Creek waters of Reedy River, Greenville County, bordering land of John Gilliland. Grants (Greenville): Book D, page 465.

1793, Mar 16 - Robert Gilliland, Greenville County, SC, sold 200 acres on Reedy Fork of Reedy River (originally granted to Robert Gilliland on June 5, 1786; Land Grant B, page 263), to Valentine Harbin, Greenville County, SC, for 60 pounds sterling. Deed (Greenville): Book F, pages 10-11.

1793, Jun 20 - Robert Gilliland, Sr., Robert Gilliland, Jr., & William Gilliland, Greenville County, SC, 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. Deed (Greenville): Book C, pages 308-309.

1793, Aug 6 - Robert Gilliland, Jr., Greenville County, SC, sold 149 acres on Golden Grove Creek, originally granted to Thomas Farrar on September 24, 1784 (which was conveyed from Farrar to Robert Gilliland, Jr. and recorded in Book C, page 55), to James Ward for 100 pounds sterling (proven by the oath of Robert Gilliland, Sr.). Deed (Greenville): Book C, pages 469-471.

1794, Jan 27 - Robert Gilliland, Sr., Greenville County, SC, sold 100 acres on Saluda River (being part of a tract of 950 acres originally granted to James Nicholson on September 14, 1786) to John Grevelly, Greenville County, SC, for 30 pounds sterling. (This tract borders William Gilliland’s land and John Bowie’s land.) Deed (Greenville): Book D, pages 17-18.

1794, Dec 10 - Robert Gilliland, Greenville County, SC, sold 200 acres on Saluda River (being part of a tract of 900 acres originally granted to James Nicholson), where William Gilliland now lives, to Reubin Tarrant, Jr., Greenville County, SC, for 100 pounds. Deed (Greenville): Book D, pages 51-52.

1795, Jan 30 - Benjamin Clardy, Washington District, Pendelton County, SC, sold 47 acres on a branch of the Saluda River, Pendleton County (part of a tract of land of 247 acres granted to Benjamin Clardy) to Mathias Richardson, Pendleton County, SC, for 5 pounds sterling. William Stanton and William Farris, witnesses. Deed (Pendleton): Book F, pages 148-150.

1795, Feb 16 - Robert Gilliland, Greenville County, SC, sold 200 acres on the north side of Saluda River (being part of a tract of 950 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. Deed (Greenville): Book D, pages 87-88.

1796, Aug 2 - Nathaniel Ashley, Laurens County, SC, sold 57 acres on northeast side of Duncan’s Creek (part of a tract originally granted to Roger Brown on April 3, 1796), to Robert Gilliland, Laurens County, SC, for $57 [sic]. Recorded August 8, 1796. Deed (Laurens): Book F, page 129.

1796, Aug 8 - Matthew Brown, Laurens County, SC, sold 113 acres along northeast side of the Branch where Robert Gilliland now lives, to Robert Gilliland, Laurens County, SC, for 25 pounds sterling. Recorded August 8, 1796. Deed (Laurens): Book F, page 129.

1797, Sep 26 - John Ross, Greenville County, SC, sold 200 acres on Horse Creek to James Gilliland, Greenville County, for 50 pounds sterling. Deed (Greenville): Book E, pages 156-157.

1797, Oct 23 - William Gilliland, Laurens County, SC, sold 100 acres on south fork of Raiborns Creek (originally granted to George Thomason in 1779), to Henry Morgan, Laurens County, SC, for 30 pounds sterling. Deed (Laurens): Book F, page 356.

1799, Apr 27 - Thomas Burford, Pendleton County, SC, sold 200 acres on 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), to James Gilliland for 60 pounds sterling. Recorded March 12, 1800. Deed (Anderson): Book E, pages 231-232. [This is Rev. James Gilliland, son of Alexander Gilliland and Frances Baird. Rev. James was pastor of Bradaway Presbyterian Church (also known as Broadaway Church) from 1796-1804. (http://files.usgwarchives.net/sc/anderson/cemeteries/a370.txt)]

1800 Federal Census column headings: 1st - free white males under 10; 2nd - free white males 10-15; 3rd - free white males 16-25; 4th - free white males 26-44; 5th - free white males 45+; 6th - free white females under 10; 7th - free white females 10-15; 8th - free white females 16-25; 9th - free white females 26-44; 10th - free white females 45+; 11th - all other free persons; 12th - slaves

1800 - Greenville District, SC 1800 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 15 (line 258) - Gilliland, Joseph 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 15 (line 259) - Gilliland, David 3 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 60 (line 1142) - Gilliland, James 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 3 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 84 (line 1578) - Gilliland, James 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Greenville District in the 1800 Census.

1800 - Laurens District, SC 1800 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 32 - Gilliland, Robert 4 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
This is the only Gilliland in Laurens District in the 1800 Census.

1800 - Pendleton District, SC 1800 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 99 - Gilliland, John 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 112 - Gilliland, James 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Pendleton District in the 1800 Census.

image 3 - Richardson, Mathias 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0

[James Gilliland is probably Rev. James Gilliland, son of Alexander and Frances Baird (see note for land sale of April 27, 1799 above.]

1800 - “Second Census of Kentucky” derived from tax lists:
Barren County - Gilleland, John
Barren County - Gilleland, Jonathan
Hardin County - Gilliland, Thomas
Logan County - Gilliland, John
Warren County - Gilliland, Robert

1801, Dec 19 - Alexander Gilliland “being of full age”, Warren County, KY, sold 251 acres on the east side of Saluda River, to Nathan Waddle, Greenville District, SC, for 100 pounds. Deed (Greenville): Book F, pages 459-460.

1802, Jan 12 - Andrew Vos, City of Charleston, SC, 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, witness. Deed (Greenville): Book F, pages 365-366.

1803, Dec 13 - James Coldwell, Abbeville District, SC, sold 177 acres in Pendleton District on both sides of Rocky River (being part of a tract originally granted to James Coldwell), to James Gilliland, Pendleton District, SC, for $400. Recorded February 20, 1804. Deed (Anderson): Book G, pages 460-461. [This is Rev. James Gilliland.]

1804, Mar 31 - James Gilleland, 102 acres land surveyed on Wattaco Creek, middle branch of Saluda River, Greenville County. Grants (Greenville): Book G, page 12.

1804, Nov 27 - James Tarrant, Greenville District, SC, sold 100 acres on Golden Grove Creek (being part of a tract of land granted to John Bowie), to Mathias Richardson, Pendleton District, SC, for $600. Deed (Greenville): Book G, page 227.

1805, Mar 4 - James Gilliland, Pendleton District, SC, 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, wife of James, released her dower rights. Recorded October 28, 1806. Deed (Anderson): Book H, pages 460-462. [This is Rev. James Gilliland. His wife was Frances Baird the daughter of his mother’s brother, Adam Baird.]

1805, Apr 5 - James Gilliland, Pendleton District, SC, sold 200 acres on 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. James’s wife Frances released her dower rights. John Gilliland was witness. Deed (Anderson): Book H, pages 464-465. [This is Rev. James Gilliland. The witness John Gilliland is probably James’s brother John.]

1807, Jan 1 - Mathias Richardson, Pendleton District, SC, sold 100 acres on Golden Grove Creek (being part of a tract of land granted to John Bowie), to John Richardson, Greenville District, SC, for $600. Deed (Greenville): Book G, pages 500-501.

1808, Jul 18 - John Gilliland, Pendleton District, SC, sold 120 acres on Brushy Creek in Pendleton District, to John Clardy, Pendleton District, SC, for 30 pounds. Mathias R. Richardson, witness. Recorder February 7, 1809. Deed (Pendleton): Book IJ, pages 341-342.

1809, Jan 25 - Benjamin Huddleston, Greenville District, SC, sold 169 acres on both sides of Oil Camp Creek, middle fork Saluda River (being land granted to Thomas Edwards, Jr. on June 4, 1804, bordering David Gilliland’s land; Land: Book G, page 5), to James Gilleland, Greenville District, SC, for $400. Joseph and John Gilliland, witnesses. Deed (Greenville): Book I, pages 302-303.

1810 Federal Census column headings: 1st - free white males under 10; 2nd - free white males 10-15; 3rd - free white males 16-25; 4th - free white males 26-44; 5th - free white males 45+; 6th - free white females under 10; 7th - free white females 10-15; 8th - free white females 16-25; 9th - free white females 26-44; 10th - free white females 45+; 11th - all other free persons; 12th - slaves

1810 - Greenville District, SC 1810 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 19 - Gillaland, John 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 5 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 27 - Gillaland, David 2 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
image 27 - Gillaland, Joseph 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 3 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 27 - Gillaland, O? 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Greenville District in the 1810 Census.

[John is probably the John Gilliland who married Rebecca McBrayer. See also land sale below dated July 31, 1824.]

1810 - Laurens District, SC 1810 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 51 - Gilland, Robert 1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
This is the only Gilliland in Laurens District in the 1810 Census.

1810 - Pendleton District, SC 1810 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 16 - Gilliland, Wm. 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 24 - Gilliland, Thos 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Pendleton District in the 1810 Census.

image 33 - Richardson, Mathias 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 2
image 33 - Richardson Mathias [Jr.] 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

1810 - York District, SC 1810 Federal Census
(No Gillilands found.)

1810 - Barren County, KY 1810 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 20 - Gilliland, Jas 4 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
image 21 - Gilliland, Jonathan 3 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 21 - Gilliland, John 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Barren County in the 1810 Census.

1810 - Logan County, KY 1810 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 7 - Gillerland, John 3 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
This is the only Gilliland in Logan County in the 1810 Census.

1810 - Warren County, KY 1810 Federal Census:
No Gillilands in Warren County in the 1810 Census.

1811, Jul 15 - James Gilliland, Greenville District, SC, sold 169 acres (land granted to James Gilliland, June 4, 1804), to Aaron Slaton, Greenville District, SC, for $350. Deed (Greenville): Book I, pages 303-304.

1813, May 15 - John Gilleland, 100 acres land surveyed on Oil Camp Creek, middle fork of Saluda River, Greenville County. John and Elijah Gilleland chain bearers. Borders land of David Gilleland. Grants (Greenville): Book G, page 76.

1815, Jan 13 - William Lowe, Warren County, KY, sold 2-3 acres, on east side of the Barren Fork of Drake’s Creek, including the house where John Gilliland now lives, to John Gilliland, Logan County, KY, for $10. Borders William Lowe’s land. Deed (Logan, KY): Book D, pages 329-330.

1816, Feb 5 - John Gilliland, Pendleton District, SC, sold 109 acres (land surveyed for John Boles on June 7, 1785), on Generostee waters and Savannah River, to Samuel Stuart, Pendleton District, SC, for $20. Deed (Anderson): Book M, pages 511-512. [This is the John Gilliland who lived to be 116 years old.]

1819, Feb 5 - Mathias & Katherine Gilliland, Logan County, KY, sold 200 acres (land first surveyed on August 28, 1799), on east side of the Barren Fork of Drake’s Creek, to John Gilliland, Logan County, KY, for $300. Borders William Lowe’s land and near Susannah Smith’s land. William Gilliland, witness. Deed (Logan, KY): Book G, pages 67-69.

1820 Federal Census column headings: 1st - free white males under 10; 2nd - free white males 10-16; 3rd - free white males 16-18; 4th - free white males 16-26; 5th - free white males 26-45; 6th - free white males 45+; 7th - free white females under 10; 8th - free white females 10-16; 9th - free white females 16-26; 10th - free white females 26-45; 11th - free white females 45+; 12th - foreigners not naturalized; 13th - number of persons engaged in agriculture; 14th - number of persons engaged in commerce; 15th - number of persons engaged in manufactures (rest of the columns n/a for these people)

1820 - Greenville District, SC 1820 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 24 - Gilland, David 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
image 24 - Gillahan, John 3 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
image 24 - Gillaland, Elijah 2 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gilliland in Greenville District in the 1820 Census.

1820 - Laurens District, SC 1820 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 51 - Gilliland, Robt. 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1
image 51 - Gilliland, Samuel 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Laurens District in the 1820 Census.

1820 - Pendleton District, SC 1820 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 43 - Gilliland, Thomas 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
image 50 - Gilliland, James 4 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 4 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Pendleton District in the 1820 Census.

image 19 - Richardson, Mathias 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
[Mathias Richardson also had slaves: 1 male under 14; 2 females under 14; 1 female 14-25.]

1820 - Simpson County, KY 1820 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
Franklin - image 11 - Gillilin, Samuel 3 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1
Petersburg - image 10 - Gillilan, John 2 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1
These are the only Gillilands in Simpson County in the 1820 Census.

1824, Jul 31 - John Gilliland, Greenville District, SC, sold 100 acres on both sides of Oil Camp Creek, bordering Aaron Slaton and David Gilliland (originally surveyed for John Gilliland on May 15, 1813), to Thomas Gilliland, Greenville District, SC, for $100. James Gilliland, Pickens District, and David Gilliland, witnesses. Deed (Greenville): Book T, page 57.

1826, Feb 13 - William Terrell, Pendleton District, SC, sold “all my land on where I now live”, 350 acres, on Hurricane Creek waters of Saluda River (part of several surveys, one to Thomas Coker, 1789; one to John Johnson, 1786; & the other to Micajah Clark, 1785), to Mathias Richardson, Jr., Pendleton District, SC, for $600. Mathias Richardson, Sr., witness. Deed (Pendleton): Book R, pages 465-466.

1829 - Laurens District, SC 1829 State Census (Source: South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. IV, pages 111-112)

Gillelan, Robt 4 (total in household)
Gillelan, John 5
Gillelan, Nancy 3

1830 Federal Census column headings: 1st - free white males under 5; 2nd - free white males 5-10; 3rd - free white males 10-15; 4th - free white males 15-20; 5th - free white males 20-30; 6th - free white males 30-40; 7th - free white males 40-50; 8th - free white males 50-60; 9th - free white males 60-70; 10th - free white males 70-80; 11th - free white males 80-90; 12th - free white males 90-100; 13th - free white males 100+; 14th - free white females under 5; 15th - free white females 5-10; 16th - free white females 10-15; 17th - free white females 15-20; 18th - free white females 20-30; 19th - free white females 30-40; 20th - free white females 40-50; 21st - free white females 50-60; 22nd - free white females 60-70; 23rd - free white females 70-80; 24th - free white females 80-90; 25th - free white females 90-100; 26th - free white females 100+.

1830 - Anderson District, SC 1830 Federal Census: (image refers to HeritageQuest page)
image 105 - Gilliland, Thomas 1 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 (rest 0s)
This is the only Gilliland in Anderson District in the 1830 census.

1830 - Greenville District, SC 1830 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 49 - Gilliland, Thomas 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 (rest 0s)
image 49 - Gilliland, Elijah 0 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 (rest 0s)
These are the only Gillilands in Greenville District in the 1830 census.

1830 - Laurens District, SC 1830 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
Could not find any Gillilands even though they show up in the 1829 State Census.

1830 - Pickens District, SC 1830 Federal Census (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 123 - Gilliland, James 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1
image 123 - Gilliland, David 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
image 129 - Gilliland, Samuel 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 (rest 0s)
These are the only Gillilands in Pickens District in the 1830 Census.

1830, Sep 13 - James McDaniel, sheriff, Greenville District, SC, by order of the court, 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). Deed (Greenville): Book T, pages 57-58. Recorded April 2, 1839.

1835, Sep 4 - Reuben Dollar, Anderson District, SC, sold 200 acres on Big Generostee Creek, a branch of the Savannah River, to Alexander Gilliland, Anderson District, SC, for $320. Deed (Anderson): Book U, pages 589-590.

1835, Sep 7 - Alexander Gilliland, Anderson District, SC, sold 200 acres on Big Generostee Creek, a branch of the Savannah River, to Williamson Dollar, Anderson District, SC, for $360. Hepsey Gilliland, wife of Alexander, released her claim of dower. Deed (Anderson): Book U, pages 531-532.

1840 Federal Census column headings: 1st - free white males under 5; 2nd - free white males 5-10; 3rd - free white males 10-15; 4th - free white males 15-20; 5th - free white males 20-30; 6th - free white males 30-40; 7th - free white males 40-50; 8th - free white males 50-60; 9th - free white males 60-70; 10th - free white males 70-80; 11th - free white males 80-90; 12th - free white males 90-100; 13th - free white males 100+; 14th - free white females under 5; 15th - free white females 5-10; 16th - free white females 10-15; 17th - free white females 15-20; 18th - free white females 20-30; 19th - free white females 30-40; 20th - free white females 40-50; 21st - free white females 50-60; 22nd - free white females 60-70; 23rd - free white females 70-80; 24th - free white females 80-90; 25th - free white females 90-100; 26th - free white females 100+.

1840 - Anderson District, SC 1840 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 29 - Gilliland, Alex 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1
This is the only Gilliland in Anderson District in the 1840 Census.

1840 - Laurens District, SC 1840 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 53 - Gilliland, Robert 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1
(Robert also had slaves)
image 77 - Gilliland, John 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1
These are the only Gillilands in Laurens District in the 1840 Census.

1840 - Pickens District, SC 1840 Federal Census: (image refers to Ancestry page)
image 73 - Gilliland, Thomas 2 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0
image 73 - Gilliland, Elijah 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1
image 83 - Gilliland, Flemming 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 (rest 0s)
image 83 - Gilliland, James 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1
image 83 - Gilliland, David 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
These are the only Gillilands in Pickens District in the 1840 census.

1847, Dec 24 - Thomas Gilliland, Pickens District, SC, sold 325 acres on both sides of Oil Camp Creek (being three different tracts of land surveyed to Job Colcock, John Gilliland, and David Gilliland), to Soloman Jones, Henderson County, NC, for $400. Deed (Greenville): Book W, page 28.