Biography of John Gilliland
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JOHN GILLILAND, a well known citizen of Madison County, and a merchant of London, was born in what is now Fairfield Township, July 25, 1812. His father, Andrew Gilliland, was a native of Virginia, and came to Pickaway County, Ohio, in 1807 or 1808. He removed to Logan County, but subsequently back to Pickaway County, where he died in August, 1832. He was a son of Samuel Gilliland and Elizabeth Smith. He married Mary, daughter of John Williams, and a native of Maryland. Of their nine children, six are living - three daughters and three sons. Our subject was the second child of this family, and was reared in Pickaway County. He has been engaged in farming nearly all his life, and resided in Fairfield Township, where he now owns sixty five acres of land. In March. 1874, he came to London, entering into the boot and shoe trade. He has gradually drifted into general merchandise, and his success has been fair. He was formerly a Democrat, but is now Republican in politics. He was married November 3, 1836, to Palmyra, daughter of Shubal and Esther Crippen Waldo, natives of the Eastern States. Of their ten children, six survive, all daughters. Mrs. Gilliland is a member of the Christian Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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