Elizabeth "Betsy" Gilliland

1838–1927 (Age 89)
Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elizabeth "Betsy"

When Elizabeth "Betsy" Gilliland was born in 1838, in Athens, Ohio, United States, her father, Donald Jones Gilliland, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Havens, was 42. She married Hiram C Frost on 9 May 1856, in Meigs, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chester, Meigs, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died in 1927, in Carthage Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Athens, Ohio, United States.

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Hiram C Frost
Elizabeth "Betsy" Gilliland
Marriage: 9 May 1856
Sarah C Frost
Alice A Frost
William E. Frost
Lillie L. Frost
Arthur L. Frost

Spouse and Children

9 May 1856
Meigs, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



    James Gilliland


    Margaret Gilliland


    Reuben Gilliand




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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 22

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Elizabeth Gilleland in household of Jones Gilleland, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betsy G Frost, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elisabeth Frost in household of Hiram C Frost, "United States Census, 1880"

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