Thomas Gilliland

1843–7 March 1890 (Age 47)
United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Gilliland was born in 1843, in United States, his father, James Gilliland, was 43 and his mother, Mary Cluggage, was 42. He lived in Cromwell Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 March 1890, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 47.

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James Gilliland
Mary Cluggage
Elizabeth Gilliland
John Rowen Gilliland
William B. Gilliland
George C. Gilliland
Hannah Jane Gilliland
Matthew A. Gilliland
Thomas Gilliland

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World Events (7)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 20
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 20
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Gilliland in household of James Gilliland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Gilliland - Church record: Cemetery record or headstone: death: 7 March 1890; Pennsylvania, United States
  • Thomas T Gilleland in household of James Gilleland, "United States Census, 1850"

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