My gg grandfather was S. Jefferson GILLILAND who was born Abt 1838 in Tennessee (perhaps Lincoln County). He died5/9/1912 at Crisp, Ellis Cnty, TX.He is buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Ellis Cnty, TX.
He married 3 times.
1. Sarah Jane ALLSOBROOK on 6/11/1857 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Cnty, TN. They had 2 daughters: Mary Josephine b. 1/27/1860 TN - d. 8/19/1942 Ellis Cnty, TX. Martha Ellen b. 1863 Fayetteville, Lincoln Cny, TN. They both married in Madison Cnty, TN.
2. Rachel Telitha ROWE Locker on 7/2/1865 in Lincoln Cnty, TN. (Maiden name ROWE). They had 1 daughter: Edna Paenphelia GILLILAND b. 1/6/1866 Fayetteville, Lincoln Cnty, TN - d. 4/14/1937 McGregor, McLennan Cnty, TX. ( She is my g grandmother - she married Benjamin DeCalb FISK 9/22/1883 in Lincoln Cnty, TN.Benjamin DeCalb was born in and lived at Fisk, Madison Cnty, AL) 1880 census listed Jefferson & Rachel living in Hazelgreen, Madison county TN.
3. Martha Washington Lightsey CARTER in 1888 in Ellis Cnty, TX. They had 1 daughter: Flora Mae GILLILAND b. 12/22/1889 Ellis Cnty, TX - d. 2/16/1954 Dallas, TX
According to census records S. Jefferson GILLILANDs father was born in VA & his mother in KY.
1850 Lincoln, TN census has a Patsy GILLILAND as head of household with Jefferson age 12.
My GILLILAND family has roots in both Lincoln Cnty, TN & Madison Cnty, AL.Lincoln Cnty & Madison Cnty are just across the state line from each other.Their roots are intertwined with the FISK family.
I hope you can use this info.Do you have any info on my GILLILAND or FISK family?