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8thGenerationTexan (#47845733)
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Bio Photo I'm from South Texas and am on a hunt for my Great Ancesters: Gilleland, Gilliland, Davis, Newman, Gray, Williams, Herod, Campbell, Arnold, Kent, Pullin, Dunn, Morgan, Jones, Stephens, Butler, Ainsworth, Carr, Ricks, Murphy, Harrod, Harrison, Boatwright, Ratcliff, Rushing, Jordan, Johnson, Young, Donahue, Manard and more. I hope on meeting new relatives, visiting incredible places, and finding out what history has hidden to discover! If you have any info fill free to send me an email!
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Lydia Young Noll
Hello, I see that you are researching your Gilliland roots and I am also researching mine as well. My mother's maiden name was Gilliland. I also see the name Manard, I have Maynard in my line too. I was born and raised in Texas, my Texas family line goes back 165 years. Looking forward to hearing from you, Lydia Young Noll
Added by Lydia Young Noll on May 10, 2015 12:53 PM
Rod & Kay Smith
Your Gilliland Family
Sorry I don't have a name to address you by. As you have indicated an interest in the Gilliland family line Rod & I thought you might be interested in our EVENT. If you will follow this link it will send you to our event web site. there is page after page of info. Here is a short explanation... and remember you don't have to be a descendant or a member of the Gillilan Clan to attend this EVENT is free and open to the public.

S A V E T H E D A T E:
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Rosston, Texas
Confederate Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony Honoring Sgt. John Edward Gilliland
Compatriot Rod Smith, General Tom Green Camp #1614 Sons of Confederate Veterans, San Angelo and Lee-Bourland Camp #1848, Gainesville, Texas will host a Confederate Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016. The ceremony will be at the Rosston Cemetery located southeast of Gainesville next to the Rosston United Methodist Church, 264 CR 362, Rosston. (GPS coordinates: Latitude: 33.48140, Longitude: -97.44440).
The ceremony will honor Sgt. John Edward Gilliland, 29th Texas Calvary, Company B, Army of the Trans-Mississippi, C.S.A., who is the 2nd great grandfather of Compatriot Rod Smith. Members of numerous SCV Camps from across Texas as well as re-enactors all in period uniforms will perform full military honors during the services including volleys of musketry and artillery. All Confederate Veterans buried in the cemetery will be honored with a Roll Call.
Members of the Texas Society Order of the Confederate Rose and Society of the Black Rose are invited to participate in the ceremony. Also invited are members of area Masonic Lodges and the Rosston United Methodist Church.
The Public and Press are invited to attend. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the approximate one hour ceremony. For more details:

You are always welcome to contact us personally as well.

You say you are from South Texas, do you mean the Rio Grand Valley? Rod and I were both raised in the Valley. and Rod's Mom Peggy Lou GILLILAND-Smith-Raab lived in Corpus until moving to San Angelo shortly before her death in 1999. Anyway I just wanted to connect to another Gilliland researcher and make you aware of us.
Kay and Rod Smith

Added by Rod & Kay Smith on Apr 18, 2015 7:08 PM
Angelia Roberson
Davis Family Research

We have emailed before.

I am trying to spread the word about a new yahoo group for descendants of Aaron and Orinda Davis (and related families) to compare notes.

Please consider joining us by sending an email to:

We also have a dna project and Pinterest board with some of our documentation.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Added by Angelia Roberson on Mar 24, 2015 8:41 PM
Beverly (Lacy) Winchester
You're very welcome. I enjoy doing it.
Added by Beverly (Lacy) Winchester on Aug 17, 2014 5:54 PM
Karen Neal Morey
RE: transfer
Transferred to your care. If you find other kin just let me know.
Added by Karen Neal Morey on Jun 24, 2014 8:05 AM
Butler Pullin Connection
I am related to you through Candaise Butler Pullin...she is the wife of my 2nd Grand Uncle Hiram...Henry, his little brother, is my 2nd great grandfather...
Added by judylynnturner on Feb 28, 2014 3:48 PM
Jill Nelson
joseph elijah gray (menard cemetery)
do you know which part of cemetery they are supposed to be buried? Doing survey of cemetery. Where is 2nd wife buried?
Added by Jill Nelson on Oct 16, 2013 9:47 AM
Chris Davis
RE: Transfer
Awesome. Thanks Chad! I'll hit you up on email
Added by Chris Davis on May 24, 2013 12:45 PM
Chris Davis
It seems like I read somewhere that Leona remarries when John E died.
Added by Chris Davis on May 23, 2013 9:44 PM
Chris Davis
RE: John E Davis
Yeah Chad, the most ironic thing is Clayton Charles married into the Parker family l, which I dunno if you're familiar with the history, but my grandmother was kin to Cynthia Ann Parker who was abducted by the Comanche Indians. She was the mother of Quahna Parker and also had a daughter named prarie flower. My dad was from west Texas (Abilene), but they moved back to my grandmothers hometown of Elkhart when my dad who was the baby of the kids grew up. My grandfather asked him if he wanted to take over the family ranch and my dad said no he wanted to follow his brothers to WWII. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps then my gelrandparents moved back east to Elkhart. I actually live in central Mississippi. I have lived in Houston and San Antonio. So where do you live and what is your relation to my great grandparents?
Awesome to hear from you.
Ps: I can't go any further than Aaron Cornelius.
I'm thinking about doing DNA and see if I get any matches.
Take care,
Added by Chris Davis on May 23, 2013 9:28 PM
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