Hugh Madison Gilliland

Brief Life History of Hugh Madison

When Hugh Madison Gilliland was born in 1794, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, his father, William Hugh Gilliland Sr., was 33 and his mother, Susan Grantham, was 29. He married Lucinda Sanders on 6 August 1818, in Hancock, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 18 October 1857, in Coosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Alabama, United States.

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

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  • Hugh Gilliland, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Hugh Gilliland in entry for Howell Welch and Nicey E Gilliland, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Hugh Gilliland, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

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.


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

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Ulster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaolain (Scottish) or Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St. Faolán (Fillan)’. Compare McClellan .

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 …

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