Margaret Gilliland

13 April 1814–5 April 1889 (Age 75)
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Gilliland was born on 13 April 1814, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Matthew Gilliland, was 25 and her mother, Jane Cluggage, was 20. She married Joshua Morgan in 1837, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cromwell Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 5 April 1889, in Valley, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Morgan
Margaret Gilliland
Marriage: 1837
Esther Ann Morgan
Washington Morgan
Henry Morgan
Mary Ann Morgan
Martha Jane Morgan
Adelaide Duey Morgan
Theodore Blanchard Morgan

Spouse and Children

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States



    Washington Morgan


    Henry Morgan


    Mary Ann Morgan


    Martha Jane Morgan


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Margareta Morgan in household of Joshua Morgan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Morgan in household of Joshua Morgan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Gilliland in household of Saml Gilliland, "United States Census, 1870"

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