Jane “Jenny” Gilliland

3 January 1773–30 November 1858 (Age 85)
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jane “Jenny”

When Jane “Jenny” Gilliland was born on 3 January 1773, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, Lt. James E. Gilliland, was 27 and her mother, Susannah Young, was 23. She married Jacob Lemmon on 2 January 1797, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Botetourt, Botetourt, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 30 November 1858, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lick Run, Botetourt, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Lemmon
Jane “Jenny” Gilliland
Marriage: 2 January 1797
Nancy Leamon
William Lemon
Betsy Lemmon
Agnes Lemmon
Andrew Lemon
Susannah Adeline Lemmon
George Lemon
James Gilliland Lemmon
Samuel Lemmon

Spouse and Children

2 January 1797
Botetourt, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 7

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 27

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Jane Lemmon in household of George Lemmon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • June Lemon in entry for George Lemon, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
  • Jane Gilliland, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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