GILLILAND Soldier JOHN III[1]

Male Abt 1745 - 1795


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  • Title  Soldier 
    Born  Abt 1745  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1795  Jefferson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Fort Wear, Jefferson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I30519  Gynzer's Genealogy Database
    Last Modified  4 Jul 2005 

    Father  GILLEYLAND JOHN II,   b. Abt 1706, Antrim County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1790, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  ROMME HESTER (ROMAR),   d. Aft 1800, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Oct 1742  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10575  Group Sheet

    Family 1  MOORE MARGARET,   d. 1820, Jefferson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GILLILAND HARVEY
     2. GILLILAND ISAAC, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. GILLILAND JOSIAH
     4. GILLILAND UNKNOWN
     5. GILLILAND MARY,   b. Abt 1779,   d. 1840, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. GILLILAND ABLE,   b. Abt 1782, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 Feb 1827, St. Clair County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. GILLILAND ELIJAH (ELI),   b. 1784, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Tarrant County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F10564  Group Sheet

    Family 2  YOUNG ELIZABETH,   b. 1755, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1779, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1773  [1
    Children 
    >1. GILLILAND ROBERT V., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 Dec 1803, Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. GILLILAND JOHN IV,   b. Abt 1774
    >3. GILLILAND JAMES,   b. Abt 1776, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. GILLILAND PRISCILLA,   b. Abt 1779
    Family ID  F10561  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Per Larry Herrin:
      !BIRTH: Dr. Mary L. Gilliland of Los Angeles, CA.
      b. 1745 d. 1795 Jefferson Co., TN m. Elizabeth Young

      !LINEAGE: "Texas Society DAR Roster of Revolutionary Ancestors".

      Gilliland, John, b. ca. 1725 in Virginia; will dated March 24, 1795, Jefferson
      County, Tennessee; married circa 1773 to Elizabeth Young who was born circa
      1752 in Pennsylvania; died after spring, 1795.
      Service: Soldier at the Battle of Kings Mountain, also a Delegate to the State
      of Franklin. He was a faithful friend of Col. Sevier. Ref.: "The History of the
      Lost State of Franklin", by Williams. We find John Gilliland listed as a
      delegate, p. 96, vo.____, pp. 59-61 and 174-236 by "Kings Mountain Men", by
      K.K. White. Served in North Carolina.
      Children: 1. Robert
      2. John
      3. James
      4. Priscilla
      5. Mary, married Samuel Wear
      6. Abel
      7. Harvey
      8. Isaac
      9. Eli, born 1784, married Kaziah Haynie
      10. Johan
      11. daughter, married ________ Welch

      !MILITARY: a) Kegley, M. B. (1974). "Soldiers of Fincastle County Virginia
      1774", page 47.
      b) Bates, L.W. (1974). "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the
      American Revolution Buried in Tennessee", page 157.

      source a):
      Capt. Robert Doak's Company
      Jno. Gillihan 3 days 0p:4s:6d
      Jno. Gullion 3 days 0p:4s:6d
      source b):
      Gilleland, John (b c 1725/d p. 3-24-1795) Served under Sevier - wounded
      and pensioned - 1782 living at the mouth of Pigeon River. Was in State of
      Franklin. C S Sold. NC, buried Old Salem (2) Washington Co., Unmarked. m.
      Elizabeth Young, dau. of Robert & Mary Young.

      !RESIDENCE: Came to Jonesboro, Shanandoah Valley, TN in 1785. Lived at one
      time in Rockbridge Co., VA, home of his f-i-l Robert Young.

      !POLITICAL: a) Ray, Worth S. (1960). "Tennessee Cousins". Genealogical
      Publishing: Baltimore.
      b) Williams, S.C. (1933). "History of the Lost State of Franklin",
      Press of the Pioneers: New York.
      c) Howell, R.B. (1956). "The Committees of Safety of Westmoreland
      and Fincastle", page 82 & 95, Virginia State Library: Richmond

      source a):
      John Gilliland was the Constable of the first Washington County, North
      Carolina Court (after the Wautauga Settlement in Tennessee), February 23, 1778.

      page 100. John Gilliland was a member of the first Grand Jury of Jefferson
      County, Tennessee in 1792. All the Grand Jury Members had historical
      significance in the founding of Tennessee.

      page 159. John Gilliland an Early Settler in Cocke County
      John Gilliland was one of the early settlers near the mouth of Big Pigeon was
      John Gilliland, who made a crop of corn on his land in 1783, and a year or two
      later brought his large family to the place, where he continued to live until
      the time of his death about 1788-9. He left a large family of children,
      including eight who were sons. He took an active part in the organization of
      the State of Franklin and was a member of the convention of 1785 who wrote the
      Constitution of the new State. John Gilliland donated fifty acres of land for
      the first county seat of Cocke County. It was called Newport. The commissioners
      appointed to locate it and superintend the erection of the county buildings
      were: Henry Reagan, William Job, John Coffee, Peter Fine, John Keeney, Reps
      Jones, John McLaughlin.

      source b):
      The only record extant of the members who composed this convention is that
      shown by a protest against this action signed by nineteen of the delegates:
      David Campbell, Samuel Houston, John Tipton, John Ward, Robert Love, William
      Cox, David Craig, James Montgomery, John Strain, Robert Allison, David Looney,
      John Blair, James White, Samuel Newell, John Gilliland, James Stuart, George
      Maxwell, Joseph Tipton, and Peter Parkinson.

      source c):
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      page 82
      February 23, 1776
      At a meeting of the Committee at Mr. James McGavocks.
      "Resolved that John Gillihan, ought to be pd. Three pound(s) for carrying
      Lead from the Lead mines of New River to Fort Pendleton, Exclusive of Ten
      shillings deducted for 30 lb. Lead lost."

      page 95
      June 11, 1776
      At a meeting of the Committee for Fincastle County held at Fort Chiswell
      June 11, 1776.
      "Ordered that Capt. Shelby pay five pounds for the 300 w. of Lead sold him
      and his Brother Cap. John Shelby belonging to this Committee, and the pay
      for the carriage is to Lie over untill it is Known whether or no the Com-
      mittee of safety pays Gillihan for the Carraige from the mines to Holston,
      which money the sd. Cap. Shelbie pd. William Preston in part of the money
      he advanced to Hatfield for powder for this County the above Lead had been
      Borrowed from Ephraim Dunlap.
      The Committee Adjd.
      Wm. Preston Chairman"
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      !DEATH: a) "Robert Young, Sr., Patriot and Pioneer", page 70.
      b) "Will of John Gilliland, Jefferson Co., TN, Will Book I 1792-1810, pp
      1 & 2:
      c) "In the Shadow of the Smokies", page 680, Smoky Mountain Historical
      Society, Sevierville, TN.

      source b):
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      In the name of God Amen I John Gilliland of the County of Jefferson
      territory of the United States South the river Ohio being sick and weak in
      body but of sound mind and memory and knowing it is appointed for all men
      once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is
      principally and first of all I assign my soul into the hands of Almighty
      God who gave it to me and my body I recommend to the earth to be burried
      at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the great day
      of Judgement when the secrets of all hearts shall be revealed I shall re-
      ceive the same again by the mighty power of God, and my worldly estate I
      give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
      Imp. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Gilliland all and
      every part of my household furniture also one equal third part of my
      stock, also one third part of the rent after my debts are paid to be at
      her disposal during her natural life for the supporting and tuition of
      those that are of nonage, but at the day of her death to dispose to the
      Legatees as she shall see cause. Imp. I give and bequeath unto my son
      Robert sixty pounds out of the revenue at the end of three years after the
      end of the lease to be in property at the judgement of two men. Imp. I
      give and bequeath unto my son John the island at the upper end of the pre-
      mises and as much of the back land adjoining as will make it an equal
      allotment with the rest of the Legatees to enter into possession of the
      at the end of the lease provided he pays in proportion to the Legatees
      if any die.

      Imp. I give and bequeath unto my son James all my wearing apparel over
      and above his equal proportion with the Rest of the Legatees.

      Imp. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Priscilla, my son James, my
      daughter Mary, my son Able, my son Harvey, my son Isaac, my son Eli, my
      son Josiah all and every portion of land to be equally divided amongst
      the above mentioned Legatees my son Robert Gilliland excepted to be laid
      out in equal lotts in quality and quantity by two or three disinterested
      persons to be nominated by Joseph Hamilton and John McNabb or John
      Gilliland, Junr or any two of them the Legatees to draw lotts out - in
      their equal portions and that Executors hereafter mentioned to make deeds
      to the Legatees.

      Imp. And it is my will and desire that my Grandson John Welch shall have
      one hundred Dollars expended in education provided he lives with the
      family until of age or at such place as the Executors shall chuse. Also,
      it is my will that the different deed or deeds be made to the Legatees
      above mentioned on or before the end of the lease.

      I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Joseph Hamilton and John
      Gilliland Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness
      whereof I the said John Gilliland have to this will and testament set
      my hand and seal this 24th day of March 1795. Signed sealed published and
      declared by the said John Gilliland the testator as his last will and
      testamnent in the presence of us who were present at the signing and
      sealing thereof.

      Jos. Robinson John Gilliland (Seal)
      John McNabb
      John Netherton

      Jefferson County Minutes, Book 1, p 77 - Probate John Gilliland, Sr. May
      Session [1799] Proven by John McNabb and John Netherton subscribing
      witnesses. Joseph Hamilton one of the excutors was qualified.
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      source b):
      Fort Wear Cemetery - John Gilliland (no dates)
      Margaret Gilliland died 1820

      (From "The Reminescences and Autobiography of John Wilkinson"):
      John and Margaret Gilliland were the parents of Samuel Wear's second wife.
      John was killed by Indians about 1790 and was buried at Fort Wear
      Cemetery. Margaret, his wife, moved to South Alabama. Many years later
      she returned to East Tennessee to visit her daughter, Col. Wear's widow.
      Within eight miles of her daughter's home, she became very ill and died.
      One of her last wishes was to be buried beside her husband in the Wear
      Cemetery. In the years since John Gilliland's death, there had been many
      burials in the cemetery and no one was alive who could recall which grave
      was his. Finally, Frank, the old slave who had accompanied the Wear
      family into the wilderness, and who had helped construct the fort and
      house, "bethought himself" of a large tree which stood near the John
      Gilliland grave. Thus Margaret Gilliland was laid to rest beside her husband afte r a lapse of many years.

      !TAX LIST: Lister, B & B (1973). "Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists", page 75.

      Gillihand, Jno Greene County - 1783

      !NOTE: Sevier, C. B. & Madden, N. S. (1961). "Sevier Family History".
      Washington, D.C. page 349.

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      Valentine Sevier and John Gilliland entered 1000 acres of land in Greene
      County on the southeast side of Cumberland (River) along a branch that
      falls into the north side of Tennessee River near Chickamauga towns
      including a lead mine discovered by said John Gilliland, according to John
      Armstrong's Warrant Book, entry 495, dated Oct. 27, 1783, warrant issued
      June 25, 1784.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S096727] Larry Herrin/penengr2/@/aol.com.


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