m. bef. 1769
Facts and Events
The time line for the following data is not consistent, and may reflect data for different individuals. Data uses the spelling "William Gillehan"
Item 1:Source: Revolutionary War #S-38731 National Archives 3 years service.
Enlisted for 1 year in VA in the spring of 1775 and served 9 months. Re-enlisted for 3 years in GA and served in the state of SC. He was in the Battle of Savannah. He was a private in a company commanded by Captain Jarvis in the 5th Regiment under Colonel Fluger of the SC line. Discharged SC at Charleston some months before the end of the war. After the war; William received a bounty land grant of 260 acres in SC, in the County of Greenville, on the banks of the Saulda River in 1790. Military pension of $8.00 per month commenced 27 Sep 1819 Source: National Archives # S-38731
Signee of the State of Franklin Petition: They petetioned the State of NC.
In the 1790 Census of Greenville Dist SC, William Gillihan had a family of 2 males over 16, 2 males under 16, and 3 females see page # 068.
Note: (A William Gillihan was taxed in 1800 in Christian Co KY.) William sold his land in about 1800 and came back (?) to Tennessee along with his son, Clement. They settled in the Club Springs area of Smith County and were living there when William applied for his pension. William is buried in Smith County TN in the Club Spring area. His first wife, Nancy Walker and son Clement and other members of the family are all buried in a family plot. The location has been long lost to present family members. Source: History of Smith County Tennessee #F335
Smith County, Tennessee, Roll No. 44A, Book: Vol 18, Page 401-402, County Court Minutes October Session, 1853 Satisfactory evidence was addressed in open court to prove to the satisfaction of the court that William Gillihan was a Revolutionary pensioner of the United States under act of March 18, 1818 and was a resident of Smith County, Tennessee, and died in Smith County on the 30th day of October, 1830, leaving a widow named Frances Gillihan who survived him and continued his widow until the 17th day of October 1843 when she died in the State of Missouri, Polk County, leaving the following and only children of herself and the said William Gillihan, to wit:
All who still survive and that William Gillihan is administrator of the said Frances Gillahan deceased and qualifies as such according laws, all of which is ordered to be entered of record and certified by the clerk.