Thomas Gilleland

Thomas Gilleland

Birth
Death 12 Oct 1825 (aged 62)
Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 16905760 · View Source
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NOTE: Catawba Co. was formed
1842 - At he time of his death,
Sherrill's Ford was in Lincoln Co.

The following contributed by
Jeff Thomas, descendant of Gilleland
family.
Thomas Gilleland was born May 23, 1763
in Lincoln County, North Carolina, son
of Alexander Gilleland.
He married October 17, 1785 to
Mary Allen, daughter of James Allen,
in Lincoln County, North Carolina.
Together he and Mary had ten children:
William, James, Elizabeth, David, Mary,
Nancy, Allen, George, Margaret Peggy,
and Thomas Jefferson Gilleland.
Most of Thomas' older children moved
to Georgia after they married and had
children.
Thomas died October 12, 1825 and is
buried in the Gilleland Family Cemetery
in Catawba County, North Carolina.
According to locals the Cemetery is
on the property of the former
Gilleland Plantation therefore most of
the family that stayed in North Carolina
are buried on that site.
There is also a small slave cemetery
to the left of the family cemetery.
Family members in Georgia and North
Carolina are currently working to fence
the cemetery in as the current land owner
allows cows to run freely over the cemetery.


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  • Created by: LoRetta Hughes
  • Added: 4 Dec 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16905760
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Gilleland (23 Aug 1763–12 Oct 1825), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16905760, citing Gilleland Family Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by LoRetta Hughes (contributor 46865226) .