Morgan Gilliland

Brief Life History of Morgan

When Morgan Gilliland was born in 1782, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Hugh Gilliland, was 23 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 49.

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Family Time Line

Morgan Gilliland
1782–about 1830
Nancy Shannon
1789–1801
Marriage: 18 December 1800
George Gilliland
1801–
John Gilliland
1801–
George Shannon Gilliland
1833–
John Gilliland
1837–

Sources (4)

  • Morgan Gilliland, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89M2-6XTK?cc=1992421&wc=S24H-C66%3A266279801%2C1114053117
  • Morgan Gilliland, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

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

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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 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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