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Thomas Gillfillan
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Birth: 1751
Death: Mar. 28, 1816

Descendants of Thomas Gillfillan

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS2 GILLFILLAN (THOMAS1) was born 1751 in Londonderry County Ireland, and died 28 Mar 1816 in Ross Co.Ohio, buried Shoults Cem.Twin township,Ross Co.. He married AGNES HIGH 1780 in Allegheny County, Penn. She was born 1763 in Londonderry County Ireland, and died 24 Apr 1828 in Ross Co.Ohio, buried Shoults Cem.Twin Township Ross Co. Ohio.

Important note: Roberta has proven Thomas as a Patriot, and he is in the
Daughters of the American Revolution records under Patriot #A044634
Roberta's number as a member of the D.A.R. is 840949.

Notes in World Family Tree from Genealogy. com
reads as follows: Thomas Gillfillan born 1751 Derry Ireland
death 28 March 1816 Ross Co., Ohio

Rev. War Private in Capt J. VanMeter's
Personality/Intrst Co. - 4th Bat
Westmoreland Co Pa Militia
Alleghany Co PA 1790/1800 Census

Marriage Agnes High 1775 -1802

see Gen. Com World trees Vol. 149, #1420
and Vol. 4 Tree #2555

from Family tree maker user home pages a page by Mary-G-Carson
gave the following information on her home page:

Thomas Gillfillan was born 1751 in Londonderry County, Ireland
and died March 28, 1816 in Ross County, Ohio . He married Agnes High
1780 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was born 1763 in Londonderry
County, Ireland, and died April 24, 1828 in Ross County, Ohio.

Notes for Thomas Gillfillan:
Thomas fought on the frontier in the Revolutionary War. The family came
to Ross County, Ohio from Pennsylvania , in 1803. Thomas was a farmer and
schoolteacher, teaching the first school in adjoining Huntington Township.
It was located near Ralston's Run . Thomas and Agnes Gillfillan are buried
in Shoults Cemetery in Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio.

He was a private in Captain John Vanmeter's Company, Fourth Battalion,
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Militia.

Note she then listed the children, which I will add to family group sheet.


In July 2005 I Roberta Lewis ordered and received the following publication
"Revolutionary War Patriots" of Ross County, Ohi
Sons of the Amreican Revolution Arthur St.Clair Chapter
Chillicothe, Ohio
on page 68 is our Thomas Gilfillan/fillfillen,
and it shows: Thomas was born 1751 in County Derry, Ireland and died
28 Mar 1816 in Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio. His wife Agnes High was
born in 1763 and died 24 April 1828 in Twin Township,Ross County, Ohio .
John b 18 Jan 1785 m Mary PEARSON
Alexander b 13 Nov 1786 m Elizabeth Monroe, 2)Mary Camlia
Matthew b 23 Dec 1789 m Magdeline PEACKOCK
Thomas b 18 Feb 1791
Adam b 07 Nov 1792 m Elizabeth DePugh2)Cartherin
(my note, Roberta: it should be Elizabeth DePoy 2)Catherine Fidler)
Agnes b 09 Dec. 1794 m John WARD
Jane/Jean b 14 Sep 1796 m Varintine FIDDLER (see my note)
James b 26 Sep 1798
Mary Ann b 17 Sep 1800 m John SLATTER
Elizabeth b 15 Jul 1805 m John SHARP
Rachel b 15 Aug 1807 m John THROP

Thomas served as a private in Captain John VAN METER;S CO. in the
4th Battalion of the Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Militia.
Thomas is buried in the Schultz Cemetery (Storms Station) on the Spargursville
Road in Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio
(note photo of headstone is shown as well)

Blosser Notes: DAR Patriot Index Part II, P 1160; Official Roster of Revolutionary
Soldiers in Ohio, Vol.2 p. 153, Probate Court, Ross County: File #2582,
Will-10 Jan 1816 , Proved -20 May 1816; Ross County Families Vol.1 p 26;
Veterans Graves Registration.
Note: on the Fidler family pages on it shows Catherine
Fidler had a brother Valentine Fidler, believe the Varintine above was supposed
to be Valentine, and it would be her brother. It shows Valentine Fidler born
1797 in Purgitsville, Hampshire, VA

i. JOHN3 GILLFILLAN, b. 18 Jan 1785; d. 1860, Frankfort,Ky; m. MARY PEARSON.
ii. ALEXANDER GILLFILLAN, b. 13 Nov 1786; d. 25 Dec 1863, Ross,Co.Ohio.
iv. THOMAS GILLFILLAN, b. 18 Feb 1791.
2. v. ADAM GILLFILLAN, b. 07 Nov 1792, Allegheny, PA; d. 22 Feb 1876, Ross, OH.
vi. NANCY AGNES GILLFILLAN, b. 09 Dec 1794; m. JOHN WARD, 15 Jun 1816.
3. vii. JANE GILLFILLAN, b. 17 Sep 1796, Westmorland, Penn; d. 02 Sep 1856.
viii. JAMES GILLFILLAN, b. 26 Nov 1798; d. 1799.
ix. MARY ANN GILLFILLAN, b. 17 Sep 1800, Westmorland, Penn; d. 25 Jan 1827, Ross Co., Ohio; m. JOHN SLATER, 09 Mar 1819, Ross Co. Ohio; d. 15 Feb 1827, Ross Co., Ohio.

Much of this information on Mary Ann was taken from a tree on
since the rest of the info. they had agreed with mine, I am adding the info.
here, as to her marriage date, and date of death. R.L.

xi. RACHAEL GILLFILLAN, b. 15 Aug 1807; d. 04 Sep 1842, Ross Co., Ohio; m. JOHN D. THRAP, 23 Aug 1828, Ross Co. Ohio.

info on her death and marriage taken from a family tree on
I cannot verify this at this time. R.L.
Thomas Gillfillan Died March 28, 1816
Shoults Cemetery
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Roberta Lewis
Record added: Apr 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26090357
Thomas Gillfillan
Added by: David H. Sweeney
Thomas Gillfillan
Added by: Roberta Lewis
Thomas Gillfillan
Added by: Roberta Lewis
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Rest in peace Uncle Thomas.
- michael gavin
 Added: Jun. 8, 2012
How proud I am of my family.I was able to go to the grave and it was an honor.
- Roberta Lewis
 Added: Apr. 17, 2008

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