David Gilliland

 

   

 

David Gilliland

 


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DAVID GILLILAND, farmer, post office, Sharpsville, PA, is a son of David and Sarah (Moreland) Gilliland, and was born in 1827, in Indiana County, PA.  The father of  our subject was a native of County Derry, Ireland, and immigrated to this country in 1791.  His first settlement was in York County, PA.  He learned the trade of a weaver in that county, and removed to Armstrong Township, Indiana Co., PA, where he married, his family consisting of seven children:  Elizabeth, Mrs. James Gailey; James, John, Rachel, Mrs. Robert Calhoun; Mary, Sarah and David.  Our subject was reared in Indiana County until he was fifteen years old, when he went to Pittsburgh, and was taught the stone-cutting trade, and followed it for an occupation in that city until 1847, when he removed to Chicago, IL and remained there until 1859, when he removed to West Middlesex, Mercer County.  In 1861 he enlisted in Company B, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, and served two years, when he was discharged for disability.  While in the service he participated in the following engagements:  Drainsville, seven days fight, Fair Oaks and Antietam.  On his return he followed his trade in West Middlesex until 1879, when he purchased his present place and is engaged in general farming.  He was married in 1863, to Miss Emily, daughter of John Thompson, of Pymatuning Township, who died October 12, 1872.  By this marriage they had one son, John D., who died April 9, 1872.  Our subject was again married, to Miss Jennie, daughter of John Porter, of Pymatuning Township, and by this union they have one child.  Mr. Gilliland belongs to Post 234, G.A.R. of Sharpsville, is a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Clarksville, and in politics is a Republican. 

History of Mercer County, 1888 page 907

Transcribed and Submitted by Janet Stanko

 

                                                         

                      

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