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John Gilliland
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Birth: 1736
Cranbury
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May, 1823
North Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA

A veteran of the Revolutionary War, John Gilliland served as a private in Capt. Craig's Company, NJ State troops. His name appears on the 1927 bronze D.A.R memorial plaque located in the church vestibule, and on the millennial Revolutionary War monument in the churchyard, both of which honor those interred here who fought for American independence. Born in Middlesex County to David and Elizabeth Gilliland, Mr. Gilliland was the husband of Leah Sperling. During the Revolutionary War he had soldiered as a man in his 40's, and was in his 87th year at the time of his death in 1823. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Leah Sperling Gilliland (1740 - 1819)*
 
 Children:
  Daniel Gilliland (1765 - 1838)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Revolutionary War veteran known to be interred here.
 
Note: Source of genealogy, including dates & places of birth & death: Findagrave member Rick Bushong
 
Burial:
Belleville Dutch Reformed Churchyard
Belleville
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Jan 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7054904
John Gilliland
Added by: Nikita Barlow
 
John Gilliland
Added by: Nikita Barlow
 
John Gilliland
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For Service in the Revolutionary War, "With Bravery, Fidelity, and Good Conduct". ~The Badge of Military Merit~ Established by General George Washington.
- General Orders: August 7, 1782
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013
United States of America proudly salutes you for your unselfish service and sacrifice in our countrys time of need.
- Wayne Apgar
 Added: Feb. 23, 2011

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Apr. 1, 2004
 
 
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