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« on: November 22, 2012, 12:05:05 PM »
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Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution
By Bobby Gilmer Moss
Genealogical Publishing Co., 2009

Gilliland, William Sr.    W7533
                              BLWt 26640-160-55
b. 25 November 1761, Ga.
d. 25 November 1840
m. Susan _________*
He first served in Georgia units. He joined Clarke and was in both sieges of Augusta. He was under Capt. Hammond and Gen. Morgan in the battle at Cowpens.

Also in same book: John Gilliem, James Gilliem, Alexander Gillion, John Gillan.

* William’s wife is listed as Susan McCock Grantham, of Warren County, Georgia, in the book, “The Patriots at the Cowpens” by Bobby Gilmer Moss, 1985.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 05:10:09 AM »
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A bit more information about William, from Monroe County, GA - A Military History published by the Monroe County Historical Society, Forsyth, GA. The Monroe County website is:
http://www.thegagenweb.com/mchs/

Now the entries in this book include not only RW soldiers from Monroe but those who had/have descendants in Monroe County.

The information for William Gilliland is about the same as given in the previous post, with specific information on his birth at the Parish of St. Paul, now Columbia Co., Ga. Died 1849 Fayette Co., GA.

The next listing may confirm his marriage to Susan Grantham, at least placing the Granthams and/or their descendants in Monroe:

Nathan GRANTHAM Nat. D.A.R. No. 30186. He served
in Col. Brown's Regiment N. C. Line and was buried
in 1836 in Louisiana, Parish of E. Baton Rouge.
_Ancestor of Joseph Baker Hill, J. Tharpe Hill,
Mae Hill Purce, Miriam Hill Buck and Stella Hill
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 08:31:41 AM »
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Source material: American Militia in the Frontier Wars, 1790-1796 By Murtie June Clark

Page 63

Kentucky Militia

Muster Roll of a Company of Mounted Volunteers Under the Command of Captain Henry Bartlett, Major William Russell’s Battalion, in the Service of the United States, Commanded by Major General Charles Scott, from Jul 10 to Oct 23, 1794

Nr              Rank        Name                    Remarks
26            Private    Gilleland, John        lost horse Aug 8

CERTIFICATION:  E. W. Butler
Oct 23, 1794


Page 137

Hamilton District, Jefferson Regiment
Commander George Dougherty, Esquire
Sergeant George Rogers’ Detachment

Pay roll of a Detachment of Troops in the service of the United States at or Ranging on the Frontier of Jefferson County being Infantry Under the command of Sergeant George Rogers for the Period Oct 29 through Dec 29, 1793

Nr          Rank        Name                    Remarks
5          Private      Gilliland, James      Nov 4 – Dec 29

CERTIFICATION:  William Blount
Knoxville
Nov 14, 1794

(The citation on pg 137 refers to Tennessee.)
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« Reply #3 on: November 2, 2013, 11:11:36 AM »
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Pension application of William Gilliland, Fayette County, Georgia, transcribed by Will Graves:

http://revwarapps.org/w7533.pdf

  In his pension application William states that he was born in Columbia County but that he and his father moved to Wilkes County in 1776, when William was 15.
  The is a very interesting account of his service and includes genealogical information, including descendants who moved to Alabama.

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« Reply #4 on: February 9, 2014, 08:49:49 AM »
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I have come across several records referring to a Gilliland (or Gillilands) who were loyalists during the Revolution, then were granted lands in Nova Scotia. One of those men is listed here as Joseph Gelliland. As per this book, most of those granted lands were from New York, but I swear I came across a record for a southern Gilliland who was a loyalist and ended up in NS, at least for a time. To make matters even more complicated, I believe some descendants moved back to the US.

http://tinyurl.com/lrvzdjb
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volumes 28-29
pages 81-82

Just something to keep in mind should you trip across any records for Gillilands who were loyalists during the Revolution.

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