Fleming Gilliland

1 September 1789–23 February 1860 (Age 70)
Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Fleming

When Fleming Gilliland was born on 1 September 1789, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Gilliland, was 36 and his mother, Catherine Fleming, was 36. He married Sarah Gilliland on 31 December 1816, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 February 1860, at the age of 70.

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Fleming Gilliland
Sarah Gilliland
Marriage: 31 December 1816
Captain John Joseph Fleming Gilliland
Sarah Eleanor Gilliland
Charles Coe Gilliland
Samuel Alexander Gilliland

Spouse and Children

31 December 1816
Pennsylvania, United States


    Captain John Joseph Fleming Gilliland


    Samuel Alexander Gilliland


    Sarah Eleanor Gilliland


    Charles Coe Gilliland


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+2 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 2

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

Age 19

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Fleming Gilliland - Memory of Someone: Memory of a relative: birth: 1 September 1789; Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

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