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EARLY SETTLER OF WASHINGTON CO. NC.

Gillihan, William or Gillehan (Note: name is listed this way)

Military Service in Revolutionary War #S-38731 National Archives 3 years service

Enlisted for 1 year in VA in the spring of 1775 and served 9 months
Re-enlisted for 3 years in GA and served in the state of SC.
He was in the Battle of Savannah.
He was a private in a company commanded by Captain Jarvis in the 5th Regiment
under Colonel Fluger of the SC line.
William was discharged between 1 and 2 years in SC at Charleston some months
before the end of the war.
After the war; William received a bounty land grant of 260 acres in SC, in the
County of Greenville, on the banks of the Saulda River in 1790.
Military pension of $8.00 per month commenced 27 Sep 1819
Source: National Archives # S-38731
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William was one of the early pioneers of Washington County NC, which later
became a part of TN. - The early settlers of the western part of NC had no
government and no protection from the Indians. They petetioned the State of NC
for a release and proceded to set up their own rules for self-government,
calling their area the State of Franklin. One of the signers of this petition
was William Gillihan.
In the 1790 Census of Greenville Dist SC, William Gillihan had a family of 2
males over 16, 2 males under 16, and 3 females see page # 068. (A William
Gillihan was taxed in 1800 in Christian Co KY.)
William sold his land in about 1800 and came back (?) to Tennessee along with
his son, Clement. They settled in the Club Springs area of Smith County and were living there when William applied for his pension.
William is buried in Smith County TN in the Club Spring area. His first wife,
Nancy Walker and son Clement and other members of the family are all buried in a family plot. The location has been long lost to present family members.
Source:
History of Smith County Tennessee #F335
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INDEX OF REV WAR PENSIONS APPS.

John Gillham South Carolina

Jacob Gillham South Carolina (Jacob Clemens Gillham? son of
Ezekiel and Sarah Clemens Gillham of Augusta Co. VA)

Isaac Gillham South Carolina

Clemence Gilliham Virginia (enlisted at Cheat River, now W. VA)

William Gillehan South Carolina, Virginia (1775-79) Battle of Savannah

DUNMORE'S WAR (1774) in Virginia: John Gilihan
National Archives 3 years service
Enlisted for 1 year in VA in the spring of 1775 and served 9 months
Re-enlisted for 3 years in GA and served in the state of SC.
He was in the Battle of Savannah.
He was a private in a company commanded by Captain Jarvis in the 5th Regiment
under Colonel Fluger of the SC line.
William was discharged between 1 and 2 years in SC at Charleston some months
before the end of the war.
After the war; William received a bounty land grant of 260 acres in SC, in the
County of Greenville, on the banks of the Saulda River in 1790.
Military pension of $8.00 per month commenced 27 Sep 1819
Source: National Archives # S-38731
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
William was one of the early pioneers of Washington County NC, which later
became a part of TN. - The early settlers of the western part of NC had no
government and no protection from the Indians. They petetioned the State of NC
for a release and proceded to set up their own rules for self-government,
calling their area the State of Franklin. One of the signers of this petition
was William Gillihan.
In the 1790 Census of Greenville Dist SC, William Gillihan had a family of 2
males over 16, 2 males under 16, and 3 females see page # 068. (A William
Gillihan was taxed in 1800 in Christian Co KY.)
William sold his land in about 1800 and came back (?) to Tennessee along with
his son, Clement. They settled in the Club Springs area of Smith County and were living there when William applied for his pension.
William is buried in Smith County TN in the Club Spring area. His first wife,
Nancy Walker and son Clement and other members of the family are all buried in a family plot. The location has been long lost to present family members.
Source:
History of Smith County Tennessee #F335
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
INDEX OF REV WAR PENSIONS APPS.

John Gillham South Carolina

Jacob Gillham South Carolina (Jacob Clemens Gillham? son of
Ezekiel and Sarah Clemens Gillham of Augusta Co. VA)

Isaac Gillham South Carolina

Clemence Gilliham Virginia (enlisted at Cheat River, now W. VA)

William Gillehan South Carolina, Virginia (1775-79) Battle of Savannah

DUNMORE'S WAR (1774) in Virginia: John Gilihan

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