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James Gilliland
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Name James Gilliland
Gender Male
Birth? 1 August 1745 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 13 JUN 1767 Lancaster County, PennsylvaniaSt. James Church
to Susannah Young
Death? July 1810 Botetourt County, Virginia
Will? April 1811 Botetourt County, Virginia[Will Proven]

James Gililland was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Not to be confused with Lt. James Gilliland (1745-1838) of York County, Pennsylvania and Augusta and Washington Counties, Virginia, who married Hannah Laird.

Will Abstract

Gilleland, James. Will Probate April, 1811.
Names wife, Susannah, and children: Sally, Shepherd, Joseph, James, Betsy, Mary, John, William, Samuel, Tency, Nancy and Susannah.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 56].


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - Shepherd Gilliland, aged 59, son of Susannah Gilliland, deceased widow of James Gilliland, a soldier of the Revolution, makes declaration as follows: James and Susannah were married in Lancaster County, Penna., and moved to Rockingham County, Virginia; James was drafted in the Company of Capt. George Houston; again he performed a tour in McIntosh's campaign; refers to the affidavit of Jacob Lemon, a pensioner. Susannah died June 18th, 1842. James died in the fall of 1810; had 13 children. The following are still alive, viz: Jenny Lemon, wife of Jacob Lemon, of Botetourt; Nancy Lemon, wife of Conrad Lemon, of Alleghany; Susannah Shanklin, widow of John Shanklin, now living in Botetourt; declarant; Sarah Wood, wife of Edward Wood, of Bath; Elizabeth Carnes, wife of John Carnes, of Monroe County.
  • Vol. 2 - Register of children of James and Susannah Gilliland: John Gilliland born November 11th, 1768; William Gilliland born October 7th, 1771; Jenny Gilliland born January 3d, 1773; Samuel Gilliland born April 28th, 1775; Henry Gilliland born April 6th,; Nancy Gilliland born March 20th, 1779; Susannah Gilliland bom May 3d, 1781; James Gilliland born August 10th, 1783; Shephard Gilliland born February 13th, 1786; Sally Gilliland born May 12th, 1788; Joseph Gilliland born December 23d, 1790; Elizabeth Gilliland born March 6th, 1792; Polly Gilliland born _____ __, 1796.


Information on James Gilliland

COWDEN - GILLILAND Illustrated hist. & biogr. sketch of the desc. of William Cowden, who migrated from Ireland to Amer. about 1730, & of James Gilliland, which came from the same land & about the same time (with charts), by R. Cowden. 179p. 1915. $27.50


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GILLILAND Family First Generation 1. James1 Gilliland was born in St. James Church, Lancaster Co., PA August 1, 1745. James died July, 1810 in Botetourt, VA, at 64 years of age.

He married Susannah Young in Lancaster Co., PA, 1767. Susannah was born in Augusta Co., VA 1750. Susannah was the daughter of John Young and Agnes Elizabeth Davis. Susannah died June 18, 1842 in Augusta, VA, at 91 years of age. At 18 years of age Susannah became the mother of John Gilliland November 11, 1768. At 20 years of age Susannah became the mother of William Gilliland PA, October 7, 1770. At 22 years of age Susannah became the mother of Jenny Jane Gilliland January 3, 1773. At 24 years of age Susannah became the mother of Samuel Gilliland April 28, 1775. At 26 years of age Susannah became the mother of Henry Gilliland April 6, 1777. At 28 years of age Susannah became the mother of Nancy Gilliland March 20, 1779. At 30 years of age Susannah became the mother of Susannah Gilliland May 4, 1781. At 33 years of age Susannah became the mother of James Gilliland August 10, 1783. At 35 years of age Susannah became the mother of Shephard Gilliland February 13, 1786. At 40 years of age Susannah became the mother of Joseph Gilliland December 23, 1790. At 41 years of age Susannah became the mother of Eliizabeth Gilliland March 6, 1792. At 45 years of age Susannah became the mother of Mary 'Polly' Gilliland June 20, 1796.

At 23 years of age James became the father of John Gilliland November 11, 1768. At 25 years of age James became the father of William Gilliland PA, October 7, 1770. At 27 years of age James became the father of Jenny Jane Gilliland January 3, 1773. At 29 years of age James became the father of Samuel Gilliland April 28, 1775. At 31 years of age James became the father of Henry Gilliland April 6, 1777. At 33 years of age James became the father of Nancy Gilliland March 20, 1779. At 35 years of age James became the father of Susannah Gilliland May 4, 1781. At 38 years of age James became the father of James Gilliland August 10, 1783. At 40 years of age James became the father of Shephard Gilliland February 13, 1786. At 45 years of age James became the father of Joseph Gilliland December 23, 1790. At 46 years of age James became the father of Eliizabeth Gilliland March 6, 1792. At 50 years of age James became the father of Mary 'Polly' Gilliland June 20, 1796.

James Gilliland and Susannah Young had the following children:

2 i. Sarah 'Sally'2 Gilliland (living status unknown).
3 ii. John Gilliland was born November 11, 1768.
+ 4 iii. William Gilliland was born October 7, 1770.
5 iv. Jenny Jane Gilliland was born January 3, 1773. Jenny died November 30, 1858 at 85 years of age.
+ 6 v. Samuel Gilliland was born April 28, 1775.
7 vi. Henry Gilliland was born April 6, 1777.
8 vii. Nancy Gilliland was born March 20, 1779.
9 viii. Susannah Gilliland was born May 4, 1781. Susannah died April 15, 1855 at 73 years of age.
10 ix. James Gilliland was born August 10, 1783.
11 x. Shephard Gilliland was born February 13, 1786.
12 xi. Joseph Gilliland was born December 23, 1790.
13 xii. Eliizabeth Gilliland was born March 6, 1792.
14 xiii. Mary 'Polly' Gilliland was born June 20, 1796.

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http://members.aol.com/gillnote/gnote09.htm Scotch Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 2, p.494 Shepherd Gilliland, aged 59, son of Susannah Gilliland, deceased widow of James Gilliland, a soldier of the Revolution, makes declaration as follows: James and Susannah were married in Lancaster County, Penna., and moved to Rockingham County, Virginia; James was drafted in the Company of Capt. George Houston; again he performed a tour in McIntosh's campaign; refers to the affidavit of Jacob Lemon, a pensioner. Susannah died June 18th, 1842. James died in the fall of 1810; had 13 children. The following are still alive, viz: Jenny Lemon, wife of Jacob Lemon, of Botetourt; Nancy Lemon, wife of Conrad Lemon, of Alleghany; Susannah Shanklin, widow of John Shanklin, now living in Botetourt; declarant; Sarah Wood, wife of Edward Wood, of Bath; Elizabeth Carnes, wife of John Carnes, of Monroe County.

Scotch Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 2, p.496Register of children of James and Susannah Gilliland: John Gilliland born November 11th, 1768; William Gilliland born October 7th, 1771; Jenny Gilliland born January 3d, 1773; Samuel Gilliland born April 28th, 1775; Henry Gilliland born April 6th, ----; Nancy Gilliland born March 20th, 1779; Susannah Gilliland born May 3d, 1781; James Gilliland born August 10th, 1783; Shephard Gilliland born February 13th, 1786; Sally Gilliland born May 12th, 1788; Joseph Gilliland born December 23d, 1790; Elizabeth Gilliland born March 6th, 1792; Polly Gilliland born ---- --, 1796.


http://www.misbach.org/genealogy/g473.html Much of the information obtained from two sources; Dr. Mary L. Gilliland of Los Angeles, CA, now deceased; and "Virginia Militia in the Rev. War" page 110. The possible father of James Gilliland might have been Nathan Gilliland. The ancestral file of LDS Church lists the birth year of James as 1748 and the place as Lancaster, PA., and gives the marr date as 13 Jun 1763. It also gives the birth place of Susanah Young as Augusta Co., VA and her death date as 12 Ju 1842 and her parents as John Young and Agnes Elizabeth Davis. The place of birt of all the children of James and Susanah is given as Rockingham County, VA and the death date of Sarah (Sally) Gilliland as Dec 1850 in Millboro,Bath, VA. Debbie Gilliland, 8961 Rondabout Ct., Elk Grove, CA 95624 wrote me that James Gilliland and Susanah Young were married 13 June 1768 (not 1767) in the St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA. _TYPE: Unspecified ABBR: VA Marriages 1770-1853 for John's two marriages pp 524 & 540 _MASTER: Y MARRIAGE_168: Marr information obtained from Botetourt County, VA Marriages 1770-1853 for John's two marriages pp 524 & 540;; Marr information obtained fro Botetourt County, VA Marriages 1770-1853

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  1.   Find A Grave.

    James Gilliland
    Birth: 1745
    Lancaster County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Death: 1810
    Virginia, USA

    James (Gilliland, Gilleland, and similar spellings) is BELIEVED to have been born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (son Shepherd's declaration) on "1 Aug 1745" (without proof). Others say he came from N. Ireland in 1750 with his parents. It is believed he married Susanna Young (about) "13 Jun 1768 at St. James Episcopal Church* in Lancaster Co., PA" (now on King St.). However I understand the actual document says John Gilland, not James. Susanna was born in ABOUT 1750 in Augusta Co, Virginia to John Young and Agnes Elizabeth "Davis" (of Botetourt Co.) and is the granddaughter of Robert Young, Sr. She died 18 Jun 1842 in Virginia.

    *There were Gillilands in Lancaster Co., PA mid 18th century but is it the same couple who married in 1768? It's close to the birth of their 1st known child, but further investigation is needed. Could John Gilleland and Widow Gilleland be James parents on the 1750 tax list in Hanover Township, Lancaster Co., PA? Further research at the PA Archives may reveal some unpublished data.

    They had 13 known children (suspect these dates were taken from an old bible):
    John, 11 Nov 1768 (Margaret Barclay 1797 & Sarah Walker 1804)
    William S., 7 Oct 1771 - aft 28 Apr 1800 in Davidson Co., TN inventory
    Jenny Jane, 3 Jan 1773 (Jacob Lemon)
    Samuel, 28 Apr 1775 - bef 29 Apr 1815 VA Inventory
    Henry, 6 Apr 1777
    Nancy, 20 Mar 1779 (Conrad Lemon)
    Susannah, 3 May 1781 (Jno Shanklin)
    James, Jr. 10 Aug 1783 (Mary Polly Karnes, m 1812) d 21 May 1854
    Shepherd, 13 Feb 1786 (Jennet Harriet Haynes, m 1811)
    Sarah, 12 May 1788 (Edw Wood)
    Joseph, 23 Dec 1790 - 31 May 1838 (Mahaleth Griffith, m 1829) d 31 May 1838
    Elizabeth, 6 Mar 1792 (Jno Carnes)
    Mary "Polly," 1796

    Many of their children are listed in Botetourt County Marriages 1770-1853, Vol. 2.

    In 1765, James Gilliland owned a Tavern named Gilliland Tavern in Alleghany Co., VA. It was 19 miles east of Covington, Bath Co., VA ("Rt 60, Rt 42, left" in 1937), according to WPA worker, Mary S. Venable's : 31 Mar 1937 WPA report #ALL-98. It was a 2 story, 2 chimney, upper and lower porches, frame and log building with 7 large and 3 small rooms, about 9' ceiling, that was used for a summer camp in 1937. Connecting it to this James heirs was an 1854 Deed Book 5, p 331. Then in 1874, son Shepherd Gilliland, Sr. sold it to Shepherd Young Gilliland, Deed Book 7, p 107. In 1937 it belonged to Shepherd Y. Gilliland's third wife, a widow. In this 1937 document, it states that James came from Lancaster, York Co., PA, though at that time Lancaster, a separate county was as far north as current Dauphin Co., PA, due north or York County on the MD border. It add in 1805 James owned a 189 acres on Potts Creek he purchased from John and Katherine Wright. It was sold to David Bowyer in 1829. The land in 1827 was described as being on the east side of Potts Creek, to Bernard Johnson. Venable adds he stated he came to VA before the Revolution and on 9 Nov 1781 was discharged by Capt. Geo Houston and that he was in the campaign under General McIntosh and died in 1810. It further details the heirs divisions of James' land down to SYG's widow Maggie, in DB7, p 107, "all the land on the sides of the Cowpasture, commencing at a cliff...to the mouth of "Jerry's run." Through Shepherd's will, wife Maggie received all my property and 2/3 of all monies due me to the following children: P.T. Gilliland, G.Y. Gillliland, E.V. Gilliland and Carrie Lee Curtis, dated 1926. It has 4 photo of the tavern in 1937 and owner and widow Maggie Gilliland was one of the informants for the report.

    Shephard Y Gilliland applied for a CSA pension in 1900, having received a fractured skull at the Battle of Piedmont. Then S.Y. Gilliand applied for a CSA pension in 1906. He signed up in Covington in 1862 and surrendered at Appomattox in 1865. His widow Maggie applied in 1935. His brother Wm S. G. also applied in 1902-3 and was fully disabled.

    Next to this Alleghany Co. Gilliland land on Potts Creek is the Gillaspie-Gilliland Home in the WPA report by Robert Stover, dated 25 Oct 1937. Described at 11 miles NE of Clifton Forge, 6 East on Rt 60, then 5 miles up Cowpasture River, on the east side. Prior to 1826 it was in Bath/Botetourt Co., VA. The line of owners and heirs involve Ann L Gilliland's guardian Executor Jos Haynes deceased who sold the land to Henry L Gillaspie, 125 acres on Cowpasture River. It included an original log house, 2 story, frame, gabled and shingled, 9 roomed, with about 7' ceiling. No photos included. Both sources and informants are listed. #ALL-386.

    Also see Grifith-Pucket Home, Alleghany Co., VA #ALL-96, WPA report dated 11 Jan 1937 by Mary S. Venable, Covington, VA. Same location at ALL-366 east of Clifton Forge. It was built about 1780 and involved Wm Griffith and others and in 1858 a "blanket suit against S.Y. Gilliland and Shepherd Gilliland in Chancery Court books 3 to 6. The Gillilands purchased the home fro, Wm's son Orlando Griffith and the Gilliland Tavern is not far from it. Shepherd G, Sr. sold it to his son S.Y. Gilliland and it involved many suits and much time. Chancery Court Order Bk Aug 1874 term, p 336. Mrs. Shepherd Gilliland of Clifton Forge was one of the informants. One photo is included. (Note: G. M. Gilliland Griffith died 22 Nov 1854 in Alleghany Co.)

    James Gilliland lived in Rockingham County, VA and then on to Botetourt. He is on the 1782 tax list in Botetourt County, VA with 80 acres. In 1785, he lived in Frazer's District of Botetourt Co., James Gilleland claims 11 white people, 2 dwelling houses, and 2 other buildings. He lived on the east side of the James River on land inherited from Susanna's father, John Young. He is deeded land in 1783, 1798 and 1799.

    "According to militiaman James Gillilan (no D): "In the summer season (we) would all turn out (from Renick's Fort) in a body and work each others places by turns - whilst some were working others would be watching and guarding to give alarm of the approach of Indians." Augusta Historical Bulletin, Vol 42, 2006, page 17.

    He served in the Revolutionary War and is now listed in the D.A.R. Patriot Index, with wife Susanna Young. Capt. George Houston discharged him on 9 Nov 1781. James Gilliland, of Bath (Co.), enlisted in Rockingham (Co.), dmp.

    In 1790, he is Surveyor of the Road in Botetourt Co., Virginia.

    On 26 Jul 1792, grantee James Gilleland received 180 acres on the north side of James River adjoining the land of Wm. Davidson, in Botetourt County. Land Office Grants No. 26, 1792, p. 670. Suspect this is his.

    James died between Sep 1810 and 15 Apr 1811. His probate is in Botetourt County, Virginia. Will Book B, page 257, was made on 1 Mar 1810 and probated April 1811. It lists wife Susannah; children: Sally, Shepherd, Joseph, James, Betsy, Mary, John, William, Samuel, Jenny, Nancy and Susannah. He left his plantation to sons Shepherd and Joseph.

    Feb 1834 James' Rev. War pension went to his widow Susanna in Certificate #23488, on 5 Feb 1834 per the General Accounting Office, in the Washington, D.C. Office of Naval Records.

    Lyman Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 2, page 494 says: "Shepherd Gilliland, aged 59, son of Susannah Gilliland, deceased widow of James Gilliland, a soldier of the Revolution, makes declaration as follows: James and Susannah were married in Lancaster County, Penna., and moved to Rockingham County, Virginia; James was drafted in the Company of Capt. George Houston; again he performed a tour in McIntosh's campaign; refers to the affidavit of Jacob Lemon, a pensioner. Susannah died June 18th, 1842. James died in the fall of 1810; had 13 children." Note: Jacob is James' son in law. Page 496: "Register of children of James and Susannah Gilliland"

    "The following are still alive, viz: Jenny Lemon, wife of Jacob Lemon, of Botetourt; Nancy Lemon, wife of Conrad Lemon, of Alleghany; Susannah Shanklin, widow of John Shanklin, now living in Botetourt; declarant; Sarah Wood, wife of Edward Wood, of Bath; Elizabeth Carnes, wife of John Carnes, of Monroe County."

    Ibid, p 496: "Register of children of James and Susannah Gilliland: John Gilliland born November 11th, 1768; William Gilliland born October 7th, 1771; Jenny Gilliland born January 3d, 1773; Samuel Gilliland born April 28th, 1775; Henry Gilliland born April 6th,; Nancy Gilliland born March 20th, 1779; Susannah Gilliland bom May 3d, 1781; James Gilliland born August 10th, 1783; Shephard Gilliland born February 13th, 1786; Sally Gilliland born May 12th, 1788; Joseph Gilliland born December 23d, 1790; Elizabeth Gilliland born March 6th, 1792; Polly Gilliland born ___, 1796."

    "James Gilliland, Bath, VA 29 Apr 1845. Declaration by Shepherd Gilliland, aged 59, son of Susannah Gilliland, widow of James. James came from Lancaster Co., Pa, before the revolution and settled in Rockingham (VA), from which he went out on 3 tours of duty. One under Capt. Geo. Houston, who gave him a discharge, 9 Nov 1781. Was in campaign under Gen. McIntosh." James died in 1810. Susanna in 1842, aged 92." It adds the names of their children and births. VA Militia in the Revolutionary War, J.T. MacAllister, 1913, p 110, Section #108.

    JG says family records say he was buried at Big Hill in Botetourt Co., VA. (haven't found any reference to Big Hill yet).

    Note this James did NOT participate in the Battle of King's Mountain. Many similarities but it's not the same man. VC shared the: Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements, Pension application of James Gilliland, # S15852 (see below). WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA, On this 27th day of NOVEMBER 1833......" Some of the problems with the above Pension record. It says in 1833, he was aged 88. Though it confirms his 1745" birth and in “YORK” CO., PA (it's next to Lancaster), his 1811 probate disapproves it. The pension “act of Congress passed 7 Jun 1832.” after he died. Did some other person close to him, file for his pension? Were the two men's records combined here? It states he didn’t show up due to infirmity, etc. Then he lived in Augusta Co., VA. plus in Washington Co., where he remained. He had a son David, unlike this one. Tracing the tax records in Washington Co. and Bath Co. clearly prove there were two men in these VA counties. See below transcription:

    Pension application of James Gilliland S15852 Transcribed by Will Graves
    State of Virginia, Washington County

    On this 27th day of November 1833 personally appeared before me William Buchanan Justice of the peace in and for the County of aforesaid, and a justice of the court of Washington County being a court of record, James Gilliland aged eighty eight years, and who by reason of bodily infirmity and his great age, is unable to attend in court, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.

    The said James Gilliland states that he was born and raised in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania. Then at the commencement of the revolutionary War the Indians being troublesome on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, the people of a certain district or country in which he resided were assigned to guard and protect the frontiers from near the Potomac to the Susquehanna. That on one occasion he was out on this service three months in a company commanded by Captain John McConnaghe and was honorably discharged. Afterwards he removed to the County of Augusta in the State of Virginia where he was enrolled in a company of militia commanded by Captain James Tate, who afterwards commanded a company at the battle of Guilford and was killed. That he was appointed a Lieutenant in said company after being enrolled in it, and whilst he resided there he performed a tour of duty as Lieutenant under Captain Alexander Long against the Indians in the country of Tygart's Valley in which service he was engaged at least three months, if not longer. Every search has been made for this Commission among his papers, but it cannot be found. He therefore concludes that the said Commission is lost. He afterwards about the year 1779 removed to the County of Washington, where he has lived ever since. After settling in said County he was in the year 1780 drafted and marched in Captain Andrew Colville's company in a detachment commanded by Colonel William Campbell in the expedition called the King's Mountain expedition in which Major Ferguson [Patrick Ferguson] was killed and his party captured – and on this tour he served six weeks or upwards. He also marched in a company commanded by Captain Alexander Montgomery in a detachment of militia under Colonel Arthur Campbell against the Cherokee Indians and served one month and was honorably discharged from all the said services, his discharges being verbal ones. He performed other services, but being unable to state the length of time of each he omits to name them. He therefore says that during the revolutionary war he faithfully served his country five months and two weeks as a private militia soldier and three months as a Lieutenant. He has made some proof as to his service but does not know of any clergyman now living who knows any of the above circumstances or who has lived in his neighborhood. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.

    Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid before me.
    S/ James Gilliland [last name is totally illegible]
    S/ Wm Buchanan Washington County, to wit:
    This day David Gilliland, now about sixty s[paper torn] years of age personally came before me James [last name obliterated by a tear in the paper] a justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid and being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath deposes that he perfectly recollects the fact of his father, James Gilleland, acting as Lieutenant in Captain James Tate's company in the County of Augusta, but has no recollection of ever seeing his commission. This affiant was then a boy but large enough to notice matters of that kind being and about nine or 10 years old. This affiant further recollects that his father went on an expedition against the Indians under Captain Alexander Long. That he went in the spring and was gone upwards of three months. This affiant also recollects well after his father removed to this County of his marching on an expedition to King's Mountain under Colonel William Campbell – and also against the Cherokee Indians under Colonel Arthur Campbell.Signed and sworn to this 26th day of November 1833.
    Attest: S/ James White S/ David Gilliland, X his mark

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Susannah Young Gilleland (1750 - 1842)*

    Children:
    John Gilliland (1768 - ____)*
    William Gilleland (1770 - 1800)*
    Jane Gilliland Lemon (1773 - 1858)*
    James Gilliland (1783 - 1854)*
    Sarah Gilleland Wood (1788 - 1850)*

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