John Gilliland (1764/65-1849) who married Charity Richardson (1772-1827) we know was born in South Carolina (1850 Kentucky in the
Pendleton District, South Carolina. Some of our very experienced researchers, Alvy Ray Smith, Mike Gililland, LuAnn Elsinger,
Jeannie Lancaster and many others, have taken our research to where we are today. We are in hopes
that the new Yahoo "Finding John Gilliland" Group will find more family members who may have an insight
to John's parents, the location of his birth in South Carolina, etc.
Please click on the link below if you would like to share any information you have regarding John and Charity Richardson
A recent DNA test taken from a living descendant of John Gilliland (1764/65-1849) reveals a match with several Gilliland Family
lines. This means that our John has a common ancestor in these family lines. The closest match, is with a James Gilleland
(1745-1810) descendant. James was born in Lancaster, PA and married Susannah Young. It is believed by some, that
the John mentioned in the Alexander (James) Will is our John. DNA shows Alexander James Gilliland descendants are in
DNA Group I and that our John Gilliland descendants are in Group II. Therefore, not closely related.
John Gilliland and Charity Richardson Gilliland - Finding John Gilliland-Yahoo Group
Gilliland Families - Finding John Gilliland-LuAnn Elsinger's Gilliland Research Web Site