Thomas Gilliland

1843–1890 (Age 47)

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Gilliland was born in 1843, 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
John Rowen Gilliland
Elizabeth 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 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 20

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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)

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

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