Nancy “Fanny” Gilliland Heffington

Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1849 (aged 60–61)
Logan County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 183764593 · View Source
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Nancy "Fanny" Gilliland (Gilleland) was born in 1788 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina and died in 1849 in Logan Co., Kentucky. She was the daughter of Alexander James Gilliland Sr. (1737-1795) and Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" Baird (1743-1808)(Disputed-See Notes). She married about 1812 in Logan Co., Kentucky (some say 1 Sep 1806) to Rev. Stephen Heffington Sr. (1781-1858). Nancy and Stephen were the parents of eight children. (listed on his memorial) She died in 1849 in Logan Co., Kentucky. Her burial site is unknown at this time.

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Nancy's Parents are disputed. Some say she is the daughter of Alexander James Gilliland (1737-1795) & Frances "Fannie" Baird (1743-1808). This family group disputes this claim. Others say that she is the daughter of James Gilliland Jr. (1739-1798) & Hannah Adams (1741-1798). James was Alexander's brother. This too is disputed. Since James Gilliland's children are not all listed, then this would seem open to more research. This Nancy Gilliland could not be the daughter of John Gilliland (1768-1849) & Charity Richardson (1772-1827) because her birth date is not compatible with them. But they did have a daughter, Nancy (1809-1839), who actually married Stephen Heffington Jr. (1808-1885) as his first wife. This Nancy (1788-1849) married Stephen Heffington Sr. (1781 - 1858) abt. 1812 as his second wife. Note: James Gilliland Jr. (1739-1798)(Memorial#51048535) & Hannah Adams (1741-1798)(Memorial#51050363)

Gravesite Details This memorial wishes to state Nancy's existence and not to create controversy over her parentage. It is still in a state of research. I am sorry if it may offend some of these family groups.


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  • Created by: Dale Lee Lane
  • Added: 26 Sep 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 183764593
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