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Henry Gilliland of Fayette CO. PA (mid1700s - early 1800s)

Updated October 7, 2002

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Henry Gilliland arrived in Maryland from Scotland by way of Ireland. He married Jane Steel either before or after he moved to Franklin twp.,Fayette Co. PA. He had among other children three sons, Adam and Thomas, who passed the family name down as Gill-I-land and William who spelled his and his children's surname Gill-E-land. The family history down both lines continues that there was no antimosity involved in William Gilleland's decision to change the spelling of the name. He was the youngest of the three brothers, who each had nine to twelve children, and he wanted to note which were his.

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