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  • ID: I47266
  • Name: Captain Thomas GILLILAND
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1745
  • Event: Death of spouse Mary /POLK/ (2) BEF 1785
  • Death: BEF 12 DEC 1814 in Hardin County, Kentucky
  • Note:

    Becca Gilliland Porter, 8 and 13 June 2004.
    1) Captain Thomas Gilliland served under Michael Cresap (son of
    Thomas Cresap) in the Dunsmore War. On payroll of 6 October 1775,
    for 60 days service. Cf. Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of
    Maryland 1775-1783, A Supplement, p. 90.
    2) Ohio County, (West) Virginia. March/April 1778. Thomas
    Gilliland took oath in open court as Lieutenant in the Militia.
    3) Ohio County, (West) Virginia. June 1780. Thomas Gilliland
    recommended to the governor for promotion to Captain.
    4) First marriage to Mary Polk in Washington County, Maryland,
    or Ohio County, Virginia. Second marriage to Priscilla Huff in
    Hardin County, Kentucky.

    Becca Gilliland Porter, post to Genealogy.com Gilliland Family
    Genealogy Forum, 11 and 12 July 2003. Thomas' first wife was Mary
    Polk. Children:
    1) James Gilliland, married 4 October 1808 Hardin County,
    Kentucky, to Polly Morrison.
    2) Hugh Gilliland.
    3) Mary (Polly) Gilliland.
    4) Hannah Gilliland.
    5) Sarah Gilliland.
    Second wife was Priscilla Huff. Their children:
    6) Rebecca Gilliland.
    7) Aseneth Gilliland.
    8) Aaron Gilliland.
    9) William Gilliland.
    10) John Gilliland.
    11) Mary Priscilla Gilliland.
    12) Thomas Gilliland.
    13) Rachel Gilliland.
    Same children (with dates of births) are given by Don Collins,
    Ancestors of Don and Edith Collins, and by Thomas J. Bell, Ancestors
    and Allied Families of Matthew T. Bell, RootsWeb's WorldConnect
    Project, 13 June 2004.

    Becca Gilliland Porter, post to Genealogy.com Gilliland Family
    Genealogy Forum, 16 February 2004. Captain Thomas Gilliland (circa
    1745 Maryland? - before 12 December 1813 Hardin County, Kentucky)
    married (2) to Priscilla Huff (1769 Pennsylvania - after 1820 Hardin
    County, Kentucky), daughter of John Huff and Sarah Elizabeth
    Doddridge. Their child:
    1) Thomas Gilliland Jr. (1793 Hardin County - ?Coles County,
    Illinois), married Mary Nancy Boles (1809 Pennsylvania - after 1871
    Coles County, Illinois).

    Duane Spurrier, spurrier relativity, RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project,
    13 June 2004. Life dates 1750 - 1831 Kentucky. Birth in Crenty
    [sic] Down, Ireland.

    http://www.ronulrich.com/rfuged/nti09126.htm, Notes for Thomas
    Gilliland.
    1) 15 November 1779 - 27 January 1780, Thomas Gillard enlist at Fort
    Whetstone Point, Baltimore.
    2) 1780. History of Washington County, p. 675. Lard of Charles
    McRoberts bounded by that of Thomas Gilliland.
    3) 1788, Warantee of Land in Washington County, Pennsylvania, Series
    3, vol. 26, p. 561. Thomas Gilliland 348.5 acres, Mulberry Hill.
    4) 1789. puchased 900 acres of Little Creek from Phillip Phillips
    and George May; kept 250 acres on Nolan Creek. Total acreage 1525
    acres.
    5) 1794 Washington County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book L, p. 624.
    Thomas and Priscilla Gilliland, both of Kentucky, conveyed Mulberry
    Hill on Buffalo Creek to James Brownlee.
    6) 1799, Samuel Haycraft conveyed to Thomas Gilliland of Ohio
    County, Kentucky 75 acres on the South Branch of Bear Creek.
    7) 12 December 1814 (date of probate), Hardin County, Kentucky, Will
    Book 1810-1816. Names wife Priscilla; daughters Sinaith, Sarah,
    Hannah [missing comma?], and Mary Priscilla, Rebecca, and Rachel; and
    sons James, Hugh, Aaron, Thomas, and William.
    8) Thomas buried Stewart Cemetery off rural route 222 near LaRue
    County, line, on the original farm of 174 acres.

    Rebecca Porter, 2 December 2004. Thomas and Hugh Gilliland were in
    Donegal Township in 1772.

    Steven Butler's Genealogy Website: The Gilliland Family,
    http://www.watermelon-kid.com/bios/gillilandf1.htm, 26 April 2006.
    Thomas Gilliland, circa 1755 - 1814. Earliest known member in this
    ancestry. Birth place unknown. By the 1770s the family was living
    in that part (now Fayette County) of southwestern Pennsylvania also
    claimed by Virginia. Earliest record is his enlistment 1775 in
    Captain Michael Creasup's Company of Maryland (Frederick County)
    Militia. The Company numbered about 130 of whom 20 or more were
    frontiersmen from "over the mountains." The Company joined General
    Washington at Boston. Creasup died October 1775 in New York.
    Returning from the war, Thomas was granted 400 acres of land in
    Monongalia County, (now West) Virginia, on Hughe's River
    (alternatively described as on or near Buffalo Creek) and adjacent to
    the 400 acre tract of [brother] Hugh Gilliland.
    2 June 1777, Ohio County, (now West) Virginia, Thomas Gilliland
    took oath as lieutenant of the local militia. Grand jury service 2
    November 1778 and 1 November 1779.
    1 May 1780, Thomas purchased land from Zephania Dunn. One this
    same day he was fined for failing to appear as a grandjuryman.
    5 June 1780, recommended as Captain of the militia.
    Twelve children with wife Priscilla: Sinaith, James (born circa
    1783), Hugh, Aaron, Thomas, William, Sarah, Hannah, Mary Priscilla,
    Rebecca, Rachel, and John.
    In Nelson County, Kentucky, by January 1793. When separated
    from Nelson County, he was recorded on the Hardin County tax list in
    1800.
    Will dated 5 April 1813, proved 12 December 1814 in Hardin
    County, Kentucky. Place of burial not known.

    1810 Kentucky census, Hardin County. Five sons and two daughters.

    Gaye Gilbert, Willis Robertson Gilbert, RootsWeb's WorldConnect
    Project, 5 May 2006. Place of birth uncertain: County Down,
    Ireland; Frederick County, Maryland; or Virginia (census).
    Thomas brought his family with five small children down the Ohio
    River in a party with 12 other families, one of which was Sarah
    Elizabeth Doddridge Huff with her seven small children.
    Buried in the Stuart Cemetery near the Nolin River and Macky
    Road, LaRue County, Kentucky, 10 miles south of Elizabethtown,
    Kentucky. This is located on the original 274 acre Gilliland
    homestead.

    Dorothy Jean Smith, 4 December 2007. Group sheet shows third
    marriage to Hannah Huff in 1786. No children by this marriage.
    Marriage not shown on her Descendants of Captain Thomas Gilliland.
    Thomas and brother Hugh and Phillip last court and tax records
    in Ohio County, (West) Virginia (Pennsylvania) in 1785; afterward
    1787-1814 in Nelson County, Kentucky (Virginia).
    Wayne Fourmont wrote that the gravestone is legible. Three
    grandsons also buried next to grave of Thomas.
    Property was purchased by Banner Friend, an uncle of Abraham
    Lincoln.
    Nelson County, Kentucky, Deed Book 2, 1788 - 1789, p. 150, 17
    April 1789. Thomas Gillerland purchased from Phillip Phillips and
    George May a plot of 900 acres
    Hardin County Deed Book. 24 September 1799. Thomas Gillalan
    puchased from Samuel and Peggy Haycraft 375 acres on the second main
    west branch of Bear Creek in Ohio County; for 50 pounds.
    Will dated 5 April 1813, proved 12 December 1814. Names wife
    Priscilla; daughters Sinaith, Sarah, Hannah, Mary Priscilla [sic],
    Rebecca, and Rachel; and sons James, Hugh, Aaron, Thomas, William,
    and John.

    James R. Gilliland, 9 January 2008. Earliest known member of his
    Gilliland family. Born in Maryland. Resided near the headwaters of
    Brown's Run in what is now Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and area
    then also claimed by Ohio County, Virginia. Associated families
    Balsingers, Overturfs, and Keener.
    Revolutionary War service with Captain Michael Creasup's
    Company, Maryland Militia.
    1775, granted 400 acres of land in Monongalia County, (West)
    Virginia, on Hughe's River adjacent to property of Robert Cavins and
    Hugh Gilliland (likely Thomas' brother). (Wirt County record)
    Property otherwise identified as adjacent to lands on Buffalo Creek
    of Charles McRoberts, Sr., Kenneth McClellan, and James and William
    McRoberts.
    2 June 1777, Ohio County records, Virginia. Thomas Gilliland
    took oath as Lieutenant in the local militia.
    2 November 1778, Ohio County. Service on Ohio County grand
    jury.
    1 November 1779, Ohio County. Sale of land originally proved by
    Thomas Gilliland, and now proved by Hugh Gilliland.
    1 November 1779, Ohio County. Service on the grand jury.
    1 May 1780. Purchace of land from Zephania Dunn.
    1 May 1780. Fined 200 pounds of tobacco for failure to appear
    when summoned for grand jury duty.
    5 June 1780. Recommended promotion to Captain.
    5 June 1780. Thomas Gilliand acknowledged to Hugh Gilliland a
    bill of sale from Dunn to Gilliland.
    14 December 1780. Survey of 400 acres of land of Thomas
    Gilleland, settled in 1772.
    9 February 1782, Virginia Land Office Treasury Warrant no.
    10909. 100 acres granted to Thomas Gillelon.
    27 May 1782, Ohio County. Survey for Thomas Gilleland of 100
    acres of land on Buffaloe Creek.
    1782, 1783, 1784, 1785. Thomas Gilland on Ohio County, (West)
    Virginia, tax lists.
    April 1789, Nelson County, Kentucky, Deed Book 2, 1788-1789, p.
    150. Purchase of land by Thomas Gillerland from Phillip Phillips and
    George May.
    January 1793. Thomas Gilliland shown as property owner and
    taxpayer in Nelson County, Kentucky.
    1800. On tax list of Hardin County which had been formed from
    part of Nelson County.
    5 April 1813. Will in Hardin County; proved 12 December 1814.
  • _UID: C0A4486401334FAD87B58A48161D0FE07084



    Father: THOMAS GILLILAND b: BEF 1731

    Marriage 1 Priscilla HUFF b: 1769 in Friend's Cove, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    • Married: BET 1786 AND 1790 in Hardin County, Kentucky
    Children
    1. Has No Children infant GILLILAND
    2. Has Children Mary Priscilla GILLILAND b: 11 SEP 1790 in Hardin County, Kentucky
    3. Has Children Aaron GILLILAND b: BET ABT 1790 AND 1798 in Hardin County, Kentucky
    4. Has Children Rebecca (Peggy) GILLILAND b: 3 APR 1792 in Hardin County, Kentucky
    5. Has Children Thomas GILLILAND b: 1793 in Hardin County, Kentucky
    6. Has No Children Rachel GILLILAND b: AFT 7 JAN 1794 in Hardin County, Kentucky
    7. Has Children Ascenith (Aseneth or Senith) GILLILAND b: BET 1795 AND 1797 in Hardin County, Kentucky
    8. Has Children John GILLILAND b: BET 1800 AND 1806 in Hardin County, Kentucky
    9. Has Children William GILLILAND b: 14 MAR 1805 in Hardin County, Kentucky

    Marriage 2 Mary POLK b: AFT 1757 in Washington County, Maryland
    • Married: BET 1775 AND 1780 in Washington County, Maryland
    Children
    1. Has Children James GILLILAND b: BET 1777 AND 1783 in Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children Hugh GILLILAND b: ABT 1780 in Ohio County, West Virginia
    3. Has Children Mary (Polly) GILLILAND b: 9 MAY 1781 in Ohio County, West Virginia
    4. Has Children Hannah GILLILAND b: ABT 1782 in Ohio County, West Virginia
    5. Has Children Sarah (Sally) GILLILAND b: ABT JAN 1783 in Ohio County, West Virginia

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