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Elijah Gilliland > Haynie A. Gilliland > William Eli Gilliland

William Eli GILLILAND "Billy"

Born: Mar 28, 1848, Union Hill, Washington Co, TX;
Died: Jan 14, 1929, Baird, CallTX

Buried: Ross Cemetery, Baird, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 32829416
Father: Haynie A. Gilliland

Mother: Rhoda Jane MCCLELLAN

William E. Gilliland

Married:
Mar 28, 1872

Dicie J. WINDHAM

Born: May 18, 1856, AngeTX
Died: Dec 23, 1934, Baird, CallTX, age 78

Buried: Ross Cemetery, Baird, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 32302737
Father: John Darby WINDHAM

Mother: Frances MONTEITH

Children:
 

1. Francis Lewis GILLILAND (b. Apr 5, 1873)
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2. Catherine Eliza GILLILAND (b. Sep 5, 1875, BrowTX; d. Feb 12, 1946, Baird, CallTX; Find-A-Grave 46666782)
 

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  • She went by "Eliza".
 

3. Amy GILLILAND (b. Feb 22, 1878, BrowTX; d. Mar 19, 1966, Baird, CallTX)
 

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4. Clara Jones GILLILAND (b. Nov 5, 1880, Byrd, BrowTX; d. Apr 8, 1939, Baird, CallTX; Find-A-Grave 46605837)
m. Lowery Austin BLAKLEY (b. Aug 19, 1880, TX; d. Oct 30, 1969, Coleman, ColeTX; Find-A-Grave 46605837)
 

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5. Laura Irene GILLILAND (b. Jan 18, 1883, CallTX; d. Feb 12, 1962, Pasadena, HarrTX)

 

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6. John GILLILAND (b. Jul 8, 1885, CallTX; d. May 10, 1962, Baird, CallTX; Find-A-Grave 32302817)

 

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7. Samuel Eli GILLILAND (b. Jul 28, 1887, CallTX, d. Oct 25, 1889, CallTX; Find-A-Grave 32302845)

 

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8. Willie Coppins GILLILAND (b. Nov 19, 1889, Baird, CallTX; d.  Jun 8, 1975, Cisco, EaCTX; Find-A-Grave 32302979)
m. Wilson Larmer HENRY Jr. (b. Nov 8, 1887; d. Jan. 28, 1972; Find-A-Grave 32302938)

 

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9. Manche Ethel GILLILAND (b. Sep 18, 1892, Baird, CallTX; d. Jul 7, 1972, Cisco, EaCTX)

 

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10. Haynie Armstrong GILLILAND (b. Jul 31, 1894, Baird, CallTX; d. Oct 15, 1949, Kerrville, KerrTX; Find-A-Grave 32302866)
m. Margaret Boone WALKER (b. Jun 23, 1907; d. Nov 13, 1994; Find-A-Grave 32302877)

 

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  • Haynie resided in Baird, TX, but he died in Kerrville. He had tuberculosis. He was a printer.
 

11. Juliette Ellen GILLILAND (b. Sep 8, 1896, Baird, CallTX; d. Oct 23, 1925, Baird, CallTX, age 29; Find-A-Grave 46666820)

 

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  • Juliette Gilliland had epilepsy and died at an early age.
 

12. Eliska Eulalia GILLILAND (b. Dec 16, 1899; d. Nov 13, 1980, Eastland, EastTX; Find-A-Grave 32302898)

 

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Notes:
  • Per online history of Tecumseh community, CallTX: 3
    "On February 26, 1886, a post office was established, and W. E. Gilliland became the first postmaster. Gilliland established a small newspaper, the Tecumseh Banner, which lasted until November 17, 1887."

  • W. E. Gilliland was the founder of the Baird Star newspaper. He served in many public service arenas, including being a Texas State Representative.
     

  • County/State Abbreviations:
    AngeTX - Angelina County, TX
    BrowTX - Brown County, TX
    CallTX - Callahan County, TX
    ColeTX - Coleman County, TX
    EastTX - Eastland County, TX
    HarrTX - Harris County, TX
    KerrTX - Kerr County, TX
     

  • Page Sources:
    1. Sue Patterson, email [email protected]

    2. "Over the Pond" on rootsweb by Vernon.

    3. The Handbook of Texas Online - Tecumseh, Texas

Names Added to Name Index: Yes

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