Morgan Gilliland

1782–about 1830 (Age 48)
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Morgan

When Morgan Gilliland was born in 1782, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Hugh Gilliland, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Morgan, was 19. He married Nancy Shannon on 18 December 1800, in Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died about 1830, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 48.

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Morgan Gilliland
Nancy Shannon
Marriage: 18 December 1800
George Gilliland
John Gilliland
George Shannon Gilliland
John Gilliland

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Shannon


18 December 1800
Belmont, Ohio, United States


    George Gilliland


    John Gilliland


    George Shannon Gilliland


    John Gilliland


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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 5

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 18

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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Sources (3)

  • Morgan Gilliland, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Morgan Gilliland, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Morgan Gilliland, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"

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