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 1   Gilliland Trails / Gilliland Families of the U.S. and Canada / Re:Let's talk Virginia Gillilands  on: July 25, 2017, 08:51:55 PM 
Started by Kate | Last post by Joy
Been trying to sort how many James Gillilands were in that area. Took a look at Ancestry and it seemed like folks were grabbing them in no particular order and smashing them all together into a frightful mess.

What I have at the moment:
James Gilliland (that everyone seems to know of)
(March 16, 1749 to Feb 14, 1844)
lived in Greenbrier from 1769 till he died
Married Lydia Armstrong (1755 - 1817)
Second marriage Jane Edmisten Smith in 1819
Fought in Rev War service #R 4029 but was refused a pension.

James Gilleland
born 1749 Lancaster PA
married Susanna Jan 13, 1763
moved to Botetourt co, VA where he died

James Gillilan
B 1748
D 1838 Washington VA
father Alexander, mother Rebecca, wife Margaret
This seems to primarily come from SAR applications sent in by Strickland G, Lewis G, and a cousin who got all his info from Strickland. When looking at the application Strickland's had "Alexander" typed in and then lined out. The records I have from his niece (Elizabeth) have other odd bits of info that I can not verify at all like James's mother is listed as Margaret Thompson, Samuel was Nathan's grandfather, and list them coming down into Virginia from PA. So I would look to verify against a source that did not reference the SAR records.

James Gilliland
b 1745 in PA
married Hanna 1764

James Gilleland
married Jane in Sept 1799 in York Co, PA

James Gilliland in Chester co, PA

James Gilliland Rev War #5852 listed PA and VA

Also have record for a James receiving a war pension in Virginia and a listing from PA of a James Gilliland as a second Lieutenant.

I am sure several records are for the same person but it looks like there might have been up to 4? James Gillilands. Not sure. There were definitely two different James who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Does this give any help with anything or just make it all worse?

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 2   Gilliland Trails / Gilliland Families of the U.S. and Canada / Re:PA, MD, IN, NC, OH, Iowa & Kansas Gillilands  on: June 5, 2017, 03:40:28 PM 
Started by sdb | Last post by paulg85
Julian;
  Welcome to the parade that has searched the line that descends from Robert Gilliland 1748 in Rockingham Co. NC  to abt 1730 in Indiana. It has been well covered by others, and it helps to look at the entire line. The records show that Robert M Gilliland (1802?) married Nancy Ann Hemlock ((1802?) in 7 Sep 1824 in Union County IN.  He is the son of Join J Gilliland (1774) and grandson of Robert Gilliland 1748. The line makes more sense when you look at the complete line, marriages; wills, graves to see how they tie together. Where are you looking on your part?  date, place, and timeline going forward.  what part of Ohio do you come from. 
Best wishes, paulg85
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 3   Gilliland Trails / Gilliland DNA Project / Re:Gilliland DNA Project  on: April 22, 2017, 01:29:27 PM 
Started by Barbarada | Last post by n2shoebiz
FYI... Family Tree DNA is running a great sale right now through 4/26 for anyone that is interested...

https://www.familytreedna.com

n2shoebiz
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 4   Gilliland Trails / Gilliland DNA Project / Re:Gilliland DNA Project  on: April 22, 2017, 06:21:28 AM 
Started by Barbarada | Last post by LuAnn
You might want to consider transferring your Ancestry DNA results to Family Tree DNA and then joining the Gilliland DNA Project: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/gilliland/about/results.  I am the administrator of that project.
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 5   Gilliland Trails / The Kith & Kin Cafe / Hi Everyone  on: April 10, 2017, 03:40:01 AM 
Started by Gregory_Gilliland | Last post by Gregory_Gilliland
I just wanted to say hi. I am Gregory Gail Gilliland, son of Garland Gail Gilliland. I just joined, obviously, right LOL.

I started researching my family back in the late 1990's and just in the past year took to using websites like ancestry. It has been an adventure to say the least.

I am going to be spending a lot of time going through the forum to see what is here, in the mean time if anyone notes they are a part of my family line, or if there is anything I can do to help you in general let me know, always happy to help others discover their own heritage.

My Gilliland line appears to have arrived through Maryland, and then settled in the following states over the years to come; Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, and I was raised in Texarkana, TX.

To see my family tree on ancestry just search my name and it is called "Gilliland Family Tree A".
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 6   Gilliland Trails / Gilliland DNA Project / Re:Gilliland DNA Project  on: March 23, 2017, 07:32:26 PM 
Started by Barbarada | Last post by n2shoebiz
Y DNA seems to be the way to go if you have a direct line male that can test. We found our closest matches here.
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 7   Gilliland Trails / Gilliland DNA Project / Re:Gilliland DNA Project  on: March 23, 2017, 06:49:45 PM 
Started by Barbarada | Last post by Julian Smith
I'm wondering about the dna project.My Gillilands are apparently now in Indiana by way of NC and PA. My nearest Gilliland ancestor is my great grandmother, and I know very little about them prior to coming to Union County Indiana in the early 1800's.My 5th Great Grandfather was not John Gilliand, married Susanah Harris.  Buried right beside him is John Gilleland 5th PA Regiment Rev War.  I know this was not his father, but think it may be an uncle or grandfather, but have never found any documents. Hoping the dna project might be helpful.  Ive done the ancestry dna and uploaded mine to gedmatch, but I really don't know how to make use of the resources.
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 8   Gilliland Trails / Gilliland DNA Project / Re:Gilliland DNA Project  on: February 25, 2017, 03:52:14 PM 
Started by Barbarada | Last post by n2shoebiz
Hi, I am looking for any Gilliland connections from North Carolina and western Tennessee. I have tested with Ancestry (n2shoebiz) and my brother with Ftdna Y111 (574159). I also have family trees in both locations. On Ftdna, we match extremely close to Gillilands with a connection to the Thomas Gilliland line (1830-1888) from SC... Sharon
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 9   Gilliland Trails / Gilliland DNA Project / Re:Gilliland DNA Project  on: January 8, 2017, 09:07:48 PM 
Started by Barbarada | Last post by FarrJS75
I did the DNA test through Ancestry.com. Is there a way I can add that info to this Gilliland database? My maternal grandfather was John Isaac Gilliland. He was born and raised in SC, but his family was from Eastern TN (Cocke County, Newport, Cosby) area. My mother's maiden name is Johnny Sue Satterfield.  Thank you for your help!
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 10   Gilliland Trails / News, FAQ and Membership Info / Re:IMPORTANT -- Please Read  on: January 8, 2017, 07:06:09 PM 
Started by Kate | Last post by Julian Smith
I believe I'm using a gmail account. I can change if needed
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