Thomas Piland

1754–1793 (Age 39)
Perquimans, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Piland was born in 1754, in Perquimans, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, James Piland, was 44 and his mother, Mrs. Piland, was 44. He married Rachel Lawrence on 15 September 1788, in Gates, North Carolina, United States. He died about 1793, in Gates, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 39.

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Thomas Piland
Rachel Lawrence
Marriage: 15 September 1788

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15 September 1788
Gates, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (6)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 13

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 20

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

Age 21

Many people believe that North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Pieland (of Slavic origin), a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion, ultimately from Slavic belu ‘white’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Thomas Piland, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Thomas Piland, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"
  • Thomas Piland, "North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868"

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