Hugh Madison Gilliland

about 1793–17 October 1857 (Age 64)
Hancock, Hancock, Georgia, United States

The Life of Hugh Madison

When Hugh Madison Gilliland was born about 1793, in Hancock, Hancock, Georgia, United States, his father, William Hugh Gilliland Sr, was 32 and his mother, Susan Grantham, was 27. He married Lucinda Sanders on 6 August 1818, in Hancock, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 17 October 1857, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Madison Gilliland
Lucinda Sanders
Marriage: 6 August 1818
Nancy E. Gilliland
Nancy Gilliland
James T Gilliland
Susannah Hepsie Gilliland
William Solomon Gilliland
James G. Gilliland
Mary Hepsie Gilliland
John Clark Jackson Gilliland
Mary H Gilliland
Andrew Jackson Gilliland
Ervin E Gilliland
Sarah S. Gilliland
Hugh I Gilliland

Spouse and Children

6 August 1818
Hancock, Georgia, United States



    Nancy Gilliland


    William Solomon Gilliland


    James G. Gilliland


    James T Gilliland


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Hugh Gilliland Sr


    Susan Grantham




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 2

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

Age 19

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin (Scottish) or Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St Faolán’. Compare McClellan . Woulfe thinks that the Irish version died out and all modern forms were taken to Ulster from Scotland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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War of 1812

Gilliland, Hugh, Volunteered 23 Sep 1814 in Hancock County, GA. Commissioned 2nd. Lieutenant in Captain Willis Shiver's Company G, Major Mitchell's Battalion of the 3rd. Regiment commanded by Col. Ign …

Sources (3)

  • Hugh Gilliland in entry for Howell Welch and Nicey E Gilliland, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Hugh Gilliland in entry for Robert M. Gilliland, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Hugh Gilliland, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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