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Bev Gillihan Researching families can be oh so frustrating, brick wall after brick wall. Several years ago I signed on to a ROOTSWEB mailing list for GILLIHAN hoping to connect with my Husband's Grandfather. We knew his name, William....not much help there, must be a hundred William Gillihans. We knew the general location where he had lived but that's about all. For two years I read every posting, posted dozens of queries but nothing ever came of it. Eventually I unsubscribed, admitting defeat. I went on to researching other family names and had astonishing luck which gave me renewed hope for our Gillihan line. I re-subscribed to the Gillihan mailing list and once again read every posting from the beginning. It was tedious and boring and I know I must have missed a few clues along the way. In February of 2000 I was still reading postings and getting pretty close to the end. I was in the 1998 postings, late one night and ready to give up for good when.....there it was....not the posting I was looking for but one that was so familiar, I knew it had to be our Gillihans that this person was looking for. In part, the message said;
My name is Marie, I'm looking for my birth father. I was told his name is Elmer (Steve) Gillahan. He would probably be in his 80's now, living in Washington, or Kansas. From the information given to me, he had 2 sons and one daughter. She related that her Mother had only given her this information in 1996. Until then, her Mother had never given her any answers to her questions about her birth Dad. The alias "Steve" really gave it away, I just knew it was our Elmer she was refering to. The rest is history. I e-mailed her.....she thought I was nuts....I e-mailed her again....she was still unsure that this was really happening. The clincher was a photo of Elmer that I e-mailed to her. The fact that they are Father and Daughter is obvious. She was overjoyed, we were thrilled and within hours every family member I could think of got a phone call. She was sorry to hear her father had died in 1951 but she still had all of us.
She flew out to Washington that Fall and made the rounds of her new family.
(See her photo in our Family photos, she goes by Lynnette). So.........the moral to this story is, don't ever give up....keep searching......Oh, and by the way, in 2003, we found our elusive "William". Sadly, he too had passed away as had his daughter, Pauline but we are in contact with a Daughter of Pauline and have found even more Family.
Sep 28, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Our earliest GILLIHAN ancestor is William GILLIHAN. there is speculation of who William's Father was but no documentation to prove it so we start with William.......William was born between 1744 and 1750 in Delaware or Virginia. - His first wife was Nancy WALKER, daughter of, William WALKER of Virginia. They were married about 1782 in Washington Co. NC. - Second wife was; Frances TADLOCK, b. about 1757, married, June 10, 1787. Frances died, Oct. 17, 1843 in Polk Co. Missouri.
MILITARY SERVICE IN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, #S-38731, National Archives, 3 years service. Enlisted for 1 year in Virginia in the Spring of 1775, served 9 months. Re-enlisted for 3 years in Georgia 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 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. A military pension of $8.00 per month commenced Sept. 27, 1819. William was one of the early pioneers of Washington Co. NC. which later became a part of Tennessee. These early settlers had no government and no protection from the Indians. They petitioned the State of NC. 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 had a family of 2 males over 16, 2 males under 16 and 3 females. William was taxed in 1800 in Christian Co. Kentucky. William sold his land about 1800 and went to Tennesse with his Son, Clement. They settled in the Club Springs are of Smith Co. They were living there when William applied for his pension. William is buried in Smith Co. in the Club Springs area. His first Wife, Nancy Walker, Son, Clement and other members of the family are buried there in a family plot. The location has been long lost to present family members.
Sep 28, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan ELMER C. 1 GILLIHAN - Son of; JOHN HARVEY GILLIHAN & NANCY DOWNS JONES - BORN; MAY 19, 1877 - WHITE CO. ILLINOIS. - MARRIED (1)OLLIE STANTON (Parents Unknown) - MARRIED (2) NETTIE CORTSON, (Daughter of; Guston CORTSON & Louisa KOONTZ)...........
Sep 28, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan The following are recorded as have served in the War of 1812. (Note the spellings of the surname...............
GILLEHAN, James, Consolidated Art'y & Infantry Reg't. New York Militia.......
GILLIHAN, Mark H., Two Regiment (THOMAS) Mounted Kentucky Volunteers...
GILLEHAN, Mark W., Same listing as above..................................
GILLEHAN, William, Dudley's Mounted Batt'n, Kentucky Volunteers............
GILLIHAN, Clement, 3 Regiment, (Miller's) Kentucky Volunteers.........
GILLIHAN, James, Allison's Regiment, East Tennessee Militia.................
GILLIHAN, Major, Brown's Regiment, East Tennessee Volunteers..............
GILLELAND, Adam, 8th Regiment (Wilcox's) Kentucky Militia............
GILLELAND, David, 2 Regiment, (Benson's) Tennesse Volunteers.........
GILLELAND, Henry, 2 Regiment, (Mounted Gunmen, (Brown's) East Tennessee Vol...
GILLELAND, Hugh, Collier's Regiment, Ohio Militia...........................
GILLELAND, Isaac H., Bunch's Regiment, (1814) East TennesseeVols..............
GILLELAND, James, Allison's Regiment, East Tennessee Militia.................
GILLELAND, James, Austin's Regiment, South Carolina Militia.................
GILLELAND, James, 1 Regiment, (Bloom's) New York Militia.............
GILLELAND, James, 2 Regiment, (Benton's) Tennessee Vols..............
GILLELAND, James, 2 Regiment (Pillow's) W. Tennesse Vol's...........
GILLELAND, James, 2 Regiment, Mounted Gunmen (Williamson's) Tenn. Vol's......
GILLELAND, James, 3 Regiment, (Johnson's) E. Tennessee Militia.......
GILLELAND, Joel, 2 Regiment (Cocke's) W. Tennessee Militia...................
GILLELAND, John, Cossett's Batt. Pennsylvania Vol's.....................
GILLELAND, John, 1 Regiment (Dodge's) New York Militia.......................
GILLELAND, John, 2 Regiment, (Benton's)
Tennessee Vol's........................
GILLELAND, John, 2 Regiment, (Pillow's)
W. Tennessee Vol's.....................
GILLELAND, John, 133 Regiment, (Gowdy's) Pennsylvania Vol's...........
GILLELAND, John, 135 Regiment, (Christy's) Pennsylvania Vol's.........
GILLELAND, John, 137 Regiment, (Marlin's) Pennsylvania Militia........
GILLELAND, John B., 2 Regiment, (Benton's) Tennessee Vol's.............
GILLELAND, Joseph, Cabean's Batt. Pennsylvania Militia...................
GILLELAND, Matthew, 135 Regiment, (Christy's) Pennsylvania Militia.......
GILLELAND, Morgan, 3 Regiment, (Miller's) Ohio Militia................
GILLELAND, Robert, 133 Regiment, (Gowdy's) Penn. Militia................
GILLELAND, Samuel, 5 Regiment, (Fenton's) Pennsylvania Militia........
GILLELAND, Thomas, 1 Regiment, Mounted Gunmen, (Dyer's) Tennessee Vol's.......
GILLELAND, Thomas, 1 Regiment (Sutton's) Ohio Militia................
GILLELAND, Thomas, 3 Regiment, (Miller's) Ohio Militia................
GILLELAND, William, 2 Regiment, (Patterson's) Pennsylvania Militia.....
GILLELAND, William, 4 Regiment, (Bayle's) E. Tennessee Militia
Sep 29, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan ARLINGTON;
Two people are dead and a young man is being held for investigation of vehicular homicide following what the Washington State Patrol described as a hit-and-run crash on Highway 5.

Shelly L. Gillihan, 36, and Doren W. McKinney, 35, both of Arlington, were thrown from the bed of a north bound 1984 Toyota pickup truck when it was rear-ended by a car and overturned about 45 minutes before sunset Saturday evening, trooper Charles Sletten said.

McKinney died later that night at Providence Everett Medical Center and Gillihan died early Sunday morning at Harborview Hospital.

Christian Tiedeman, 6, also riding in the pickup, was listed in serious condition early today with head and pelvic injuries at Harborview Hospital.

Jeffery Medford, 32, of Arlington, driver of the pickup, and two other passengers in the vehicle were taken to Providence Everett For treatment of cuts and bruises.

A car was stopped by a Snohomish County Sheriff's deputy at a nearby off ramp to Washington 531 and the driver, a nineteen year old man from Shoreline was jailed in Everett for investigation of leaving the scene of an accident and vehicular homicide. He was not injured.

Witnesses said the car had been passing other traffic before the crash.

Source; The Associated Press - May 22, 2000. Monday

You may view photos of Shelly in our "Photo Section"
Sep 29, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Name; Olive R. "Ollie" Stanton Gillihan

Born; 1881, possibly Illinois

Spouse; Elmer Columbus Gillihan

Married; March 8, 1896

Resided; McDonough Co. Illinois

Comments; Olive married, ELMER COLUMBUS GILLIHAN.

He was born May 19, 1877, White Co. Missouri. Died, Sept. 10, 1955, Butler Co. Missouri. He was buried in Old Ash Hill Cemetery.

Olive was my Husband's Great-Grandmother. We don't know where she died or where she was buried. If there are any Stanton researchers out there that read this posting and find the information familiar.....PLEASE, e-mail me.....
Oct 01, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan GILLIHAN, BENONIA; Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Union Army, Co. G. Private,

GILLIHAN, C., 27th Arkansas Infantry, Confederate Army, Co. G., Private,

GILLIHAN, CLEMENS; 6th. Kansas Cavalry, Union Army, Co. H-K, Private, Hospital Steward,

GILLIHAN, CLEMENT; 28th Tennessee Infantry, (2 Mountain Reg't, Tenn. Vols.) Confederate Army, Private

GILLIHAN, CLEMENTS; 2nd. Arkansas Cavalry, Union Army, Private

GILLIHAN, GIDEON B; 44th. Missouri Infantry, Co. D, Union Army, Soldiers Rank in, Pvt. Soldier's Rank Out, Corp'l.

GILLIHAN, J.R; 55 (McKoin's) Tenn. Infantry, Confederate Army, Private

GILLIHAN, JAMES; 5 N.Y.H. Artillery, Union Army, Co. D, Private

GILLIHAN, JAMES R; Confederate Army, Infantry, 84th. Regiment, Co. A, Private,

GILLIHAN, LUCIUS M; 19th. Kansas Cavalry, (6 mo's, 1868-69) Union Army, Co. C, Private

GILLIHAN, SAMUEL E; 1st. Confederate Infantry, Co. B, Rank in; Private, Rank Out; Sergeant

GILLIHAN, SAMUEL E; 6 U.S.V., Union Army,

GILLIHAN, THOMAS; 28th. Tenn. Infantry, (2 Mountain Reg't, Tenn. Vols) Confederate Army, Co. G, Private

GILLIHAN, THOMAS J; 1st. Arkansas Cavalry, Union Army, Co. H, Private

GILLIHAN, URIAH R; 28th. Tenn. Infantry, (2 Mountain Reg't Tenn. Vols.
Confederate Army, Co. G, Rank In; Private, Rank Out; Sergeant
(NOTE) Read more about Uriah in our Story Section. View his grave in our Photo Section)

GILLIHAN, WILLIAM C; 1st. Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Union Army, Co. A, Rank In; Pvt. Rank Out; Com. Sergeant
Oct 01, 2004 · Reply
Oct. 30, 1824 Jackson Co. Tenn.
JAN. 26, 1906, Portland, Oregon


In 1844 Martin left Polk Co. Missouri and started across the Overland Trail with ox teams and driving a band of cattle along with the wagon group, the "California Company" or, the "Cornelius Gilliam Wagon Train". Martin married first, on May 21, 1844, on the Oregon Trail to, Elizabeth AZBILL/ASABILL, daughter of Franklin Azbill. They may have had a child in 1844 along the Oregon Trail, possibly in Missouri. They divorced in 1846.

After six months on the Oregon Trail they arrived in Washington Co. Oregon. He worked on a ranch during that Winter and the following Spring. In 1845 he farmed on a piece of land and in the Fall of 1846 came to Sauvie's Island. In the Spring of 1847 he traded his land for three Cayuse horses and with his Brother, William rode on horseback into California where they worked in the woods near San Francisco. In the Spring of 1848 they went to Sutter's Mills and saw the first gold taken out of that place. He returned to Oregon in 1848 but in the Spring of 1849 returned to California across mountains with ox teams and prospected/mined in the vicinity of Hangtown. In the Winter of 1849 he returned to Oregon with his brother's widow, and her three children.

Martin married a second time to, Sarah C. Howell, Dec. 15, 1850. They had thirteen children and settled on a donation land claim that same year signed by President Grant.

In the 1870's Martin traveled back Eastward to bring his brothers, Gideon and Thomas West.

View a photo of Martin & Sarah's gravesite in our "Photos Section"
Oct 01, 2004 · Reply
MAY 23,1935 - JUNE 7,2002

As a young man growing up in Southern Illinois he was awarded the rank of EAGLE SCOUT, and at that time he was the most highly decorated scout in the history of BOY SCOUTING. He worked his way through college and became a trained archeologist. During the early 1960's he was involved in sites slated for destruction by road crews in Southern Illinois and Missouri. These sites not only uncovered artifacts, but often, disturbed burial grounds.

Jim was of Irish and Cherokee heritage. His Great-Grandparents traveled the "Trail of Tears" and Jim's BIA card identified him as 5/8 Cherokee. He returned to the Cherokee people of Oklahoma for guidance. There he vowed never to disturb burial sites and dedicated his life to quietly returning and re-interning human remains across America.

In 1972, 2 years after he became the director of the Natural History Museum of the University of South Dakota, Jim was adopted by Yankton Elder, Joseph Rock Boy and given the name, Tatanka Ska, White Buffalo.

Recognized as a man with good intentions and a good heart, religous leaders such as, FOOLS CROW, LAME DEER, HENRY CROW DOG, MATTHEW KING, and JOE ROCK BOY, taught him their language, traditions, ceremonies and ways of the LAKOTA/DAKOTA people.

In 1977 Jim was diagnosed with cancer. A series of operations and chemotherapy followed. In January 1978, the doctors told him there was nothing more they could do for him. The LAKOTA/DAKOTA people remembered their friend and adopted brother with prayers and ceremonies. FRANK FOOLS CROW, the recognized medicine man sent CHARLES FAST HORSE and his brother Douglas to conduct a pipe ceremony at the hospital. The ceremony took four days and four days later the doctors could find no trace of cancer in Jim's body.

In 1978, this highly respected man of Cherokee heritage was made the fourth keeper of SITTING BULL'S pipe by, FRANK FOOLS CROW. He carried it with humble dignity in service for the people for 24 years. Even though he was a cancer survivor with only one kidney and one lung, Jim became a SUN DANCER in 1997. His commitment was to dance for a vision of the next keeper of SITTING BULL'S pipe. He danced for 2 years at the SALT CREEK SUN DANCE in Indiana. Jim announced in 1998 that his Son, Thomas would be the next keeper of the pipe. In ill health, shortly before his death and after discussion with the spiritual leaders, Jim passed the pipe to NATHAN CHASING HORSE, a young Lakota spiritual man. This was to happen at the Salt Creek Sun Dance in Indiana, July 12, 2002, but was not to be.

Jim lived his life with honor and dedication, integrity and a sense of purpose. He demonstrated the 4 qualities of a warrior, bravery, fortitude, generosity and wisdom. Jim was a living ripple effect in action who made peace an action verb.

Oct 01, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan GILLIHAN, ANDREW C; Pvt. US. Army, Service Dates; 7/22/1918-2/18/1919, Born, 9/11/1892, Died; 11/7/1955, GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY

GILLIHAN, FRANK R; Chief Water Tender, US. Coast Guard, Service Dates; 7/22/1940-12/4/1944, Born; 9/5/1918, Died; 4/1/1967, CAMP NELSON NATIONAL CEMETERY

GILLIHAN, FRED MICHAEL; ENG2C, US. Navy, Service Dates; 4/13/1917-9/24/1919, Born; 10/4/1890, Died; 6/21/1977, LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY

GILLIHAN, MARION E; EM2, US, Navy, Service Dates; 6/5/1939-3/18/1942, Born; 5/4/1916, Died; 8/28/2003, NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF ARIZONA


GILLIHAN, RALPH EUGENE; PFC. US. Army, Service Dates; 9/11/1940-9/9/1943, Born; 1/1/1915, Died; 11/18/1974, FORT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY

GILLIHAN, RODNEY S; EM1, US Navy, Service Dates; 1/21/1943-9/27/1945, Born; 2/25/1920, Died; 12/6/1998, FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Oct 06, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan From "War of 1812 Pensioners', Transcribed by Virgil D. White - Page 816
GILLEHAN, Clement (Clemons), Nancy Shours [Shores], m 6 Mar 1823 Smith Cty TN, sd 9 Feb 1860???, srv Henry Yeakey's Co KY Mil, lived Smith Cty TN, wid lived Izard Cty AR in 1879.
There is a Clement Gillihan listed as serving in the 3 Reg't (Miller's) Kentucky Militia during the War of 1812. [This may be another unit that he served with during the war.]
A 1879 Affidavit for Clemen GILLIHAN's War of 1812 pension was submitted by Squire WOOD, age 63, of White River Township, Izard County, Arkansas that reads:
"I have known Clemen GILLIHAN and his wife, Nancy, 56 years. My brother, William WOOD, born 15 August 1825 was 3 months younger than their oldest child".
ON this 9th day of April A.D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, personally appeared before me, a justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, Clemmons Gillahan who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Yeakey (sp ?) in the Regiment of Kentucky Militia commanded by Colonel ? for the term of 8 (?) months and continued in actual service in said war for fourteen days; that he has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act of 28 of September 1850 and received a Land Warrant No. (blank) for forty acres, which he has since legally disposed of and cannot now return.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act approved the 3rd day of March 1855. He also declares, that he has never applied for nor received, under this or may other act of Congress, any bounty land Warant except the one above mentioned.
Clemmon X Gillahan [the 'X' is his mark]

On this 11(?)th day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight personally appears before me Henry Buercklin (sp ?) a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, Nancy Gilehan age 78 years, a resident of Union Township in the county of Izard in the state of Arkansas who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Clemmon Gilehan, deceased who is the identical Clemon Gilehan who served under the name of for the term of twelve months, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of eight months, and whose service terminated by reason of honorable discharge, on the (blank) day of (blank) A.D. 1812. She further
states that the following is a full description of said husband at the time of his enlistment, vis: about (25 or 28) years old, a farmer, born in Kentucky, about 5'6" high, black hair, hazel eyes, light complexion. She further states that she was married to the said Clemon Gilehan in the County of Smith and the State of Tennessee on the 6th day of March A.D. 1823 by one Josuah (sp?) Coffe who was a Justice of the Peace and that her
name before her marriage was Nancy Shors; and she further states that her said Husband and Soldier had been previously married, his first wife's name was Patsy Grey, whom died in Smith County Tenn, time unknown and that her said husband Clemon Gilehan died at Smith County in the State of Tennessee on the 9th day of February A.D. 1860 and she further declares that the
following have been places of residence of herself and her husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, vis: he moved to Smith County Tenn shortly after his discharge and remained there to the time of his death Feb 9th 1860. She -------for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land (or the
additional bounty land) to which she may be entitled under the act approved March 3, 1855 and hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation W. McAllestor, Jr (sp ?) of Washington D.C. her lawful attorney, to prosecute her claim. She also declares that she has heretofore made two applications for Bounty land on the 1st application (about 1849) she received warrant for 40 acres, on the second application (about 1859) she
received warrant for 80 acres and that her residence is No. (blank) city (or town) of Pineville county of Izard and State of Arkansas and that her post office address is Nancy Gilehan, Pineville, Izard County, Arkansas.
signed Nancy X Gilehan (her mark) and 2 other people
Note: The surname GILEHAN is very clearly written. She states that he was born in Kentucky, but most Gill(a,e,i)han
researchers believe that he was born in South Carolina in 1788. Her maiden name is also very clearly written as SHORS, but most researchers believe that is was actually SHORES. -
Nancy was 78 years old when this document was prepared and may not have been able to read what she was signing.
Barren County Kentucky Tax Records
Reel #2 1811 - thru 1819:

1811 Clement Gillehan, 1 white over 21, no land
1812 Clement Gillehan, 1 white over 21, no land
Mar 06, 1823 Smith County TN marriage record issued to Nancy Shores & Clement Gillihan
1850 Smith Co, TN Census:
Gillihan, Clement 62, Nancy 45, Jane 19, James 18, Franky A. 15, Martha 13, Clemance 10, Allen 7, Edmund 3, SC Ga, Sm-436-485
1860 --- Clement died
1870 Izard Co AR Census; Union Twp, Page 11:
Gillahan, Nancy, 67, b. PA, 600 acres, farmer
Allen, 26, b. TN, works on farm
Edward R., 24, b. TN
Wade, Martha, 32, b. TN
Wade, Sarah J., 9, b. TN

Martha Gillihan [Clem & Nancy's daughter] married Elias Wade and they had a daughter named Sarah J. Wade.
1880 -- Nancy died
Aug 17, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan 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
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.
History of Smith County Tennessee #F335

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
Aug 17, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Gillihan, Clement
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
(2nd Mounta G
Gillihan, J. R.
55th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (McKoin's)
Gillihan, James R.
84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry A
Gillihan, Thomas
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
(2nd Mounta G
Gillihan, Uriah R. 28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Mounta G
Gillihan, W. R.
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
(2nd Mounta G
Aug 17, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Sumner county, TN cemetary records

Old Brush Cemetery, Sumner co, TN

Gillihan, Richard W. 1868-1932
Gillihan, Sarah K. 1866-1945
Gillihan, Jimmie Lynn 1942-1945
Mt. Olive Cemetery, Sumner co., TN

Gillihan, Jenkins 1909-1975
Gillihan, Inez, wife of Jenkins, 1911-
Gillihan, Patrick, son of Jenkins, 1954-
Gallatin Cemetery, Sumner Co., TN

Gillihan, Vennie R.G. , Aug 5, 1914-May 8, 1929
Crestview Memorial Park, Sumner co., TN

Gillihan, William Howard, Dec 7, 1882- Apr 20, 1966
Link Cemetery, Sumner co., TN

Gillihan, M.A. Wife of J.R. Gillihan 11 Mar 1833-15 Aug 1884
Gillihan, J.R. 20 Jun 1837- 3 Jun 1899
Halltown Cemetery, Sumner Co. TN

GILLIHAN, J.H. 19 Dec 1875-15 Mar 1936
GILLIHAN, N.J. 19 Apr 1883
GILLIHAN, Lonnie Sone of J.H. & N.J. Gillihan 5 Mar 1908-21 Nov 1908
Aug 17, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Gillihan, Amy Carver 6-9-1861 1-16-1917 Elmwood
Gillihan, Catherine age 77 yrs 1906 Elmwood
Gillihan, Catherine 1901 1919 Elmwood
Gillihan, George R. 1822 11-15-1858 Memory
Gillihan, John 1820 1912 Elmwood
Gillihan, Mark 1859 7-17-1935 Elmwood
Gillihan, Zannie 1897 1919 Elmwood
Aug 17, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Gillihan, Benonia H.
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri State Militia
Name of Unit: 1st Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.
Gillihan, C.
Confederate Infantry
27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry
Gillihan, Clemens
Union Cavalry
6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry
Gillihan, Clement
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)
ALTERNATE NAME: Gillahan, Clement
Gillihan, Clements
Union Cavalry
2nd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry
Gillahan, Ed. R.
Confederate Cavalry
Freeman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry
Gillahan, Ezekiel
Confederate Infantry 25th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry
Gillihan, Gideon B.
Rank: Corporal
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Infantry
Organization: Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 44th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Rank: Corporal
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit:
Organization: Six Months Militia
Name of Unit: Mercer County Battalion Six Months Militia
Company: C
Period of Service: 6 Months
Gillihan, J. R.
Confederate Infantry
55th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (McKoin's)
Gillihan, James
Union Artillery
5th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery
Gillihan, James R.
Confederate Infantry
84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Gillahan, John
Confederate 10th Regiment, Arkansas Militia
Gillihan, Lucius M.
Union Cavalry
19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry (6 months)
Gillahan, Riley
Confederate Infantry 84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Gillihan, Samuel E.
Confederate Infantry
1st Regiment, Confederate Infantry
Gillihan, Samuel E.
Union Infantry
6th Regiment, US Volunteer Infantry
Rank: Private
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit:
Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 66th Regiment E.M.M.
Company: L
Period of Service: GO 107
Commander: CAPT. JOHNSON'S
Gillihan, Thomas
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)
ALTERNATE NAME: Gillahan, Thomas
Gillahan, Thomas
Confederate Infantry 28th Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Gillihan, Thomas J.
Union Cavalry
1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry
Gillihan, Uriah R.
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)
ALTERNATE NAME: Gillahan, Uriah H.
Photos and story in our photos and story pages.
Gillihan, W. R.
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)
Gillihan, William C.
Rank: Commanding Sergeant
Conflict: Civil War
Side: Union
Type of Unit: Cavalry
Organization: Missouri State Militia
Name of Unit: 1st Regiment Cavalry M.S.M.
Company: A
From "Obituaries from Tennessee Newspapers:

GILLIHAN, Sergeant L.H., Company A. 4th Tennessee Cavalry (Federal)
of Bradley County, TN, killed about 29 February 1864 in a Mississippi expedition out of Memphis. (Nashville Daily Union, 2 March 1864)
ALSO Listed as Gillahan:
Gillahan, C.
Confederate Infantry
27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry
Gillahan, Clement
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)
Gillahan, Ed. R.
Confederate Cavalry
Freeman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry
Gillahan, Ezekiel
Confederate Infantry
25th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry
Gillahan, John
Confederate 10th Regiment, Arkansas Militia
Gillahan, Riley
Confederate Infantry
84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Gillahan, Thomas
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)
Gillahan, Thomas
Confederate Infantry
28th Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gillahan, Uriah H.
Confederate Infantry
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)
Gillahan, W. R.
Confederate Infantry
28th Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Gillahan, William
Confederate Infantry
84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Gillahan, William
Confederate Infantry
28th Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Gilliham, George
Union Infantry 91st Regiment, New York Infantry

k. at the battle of Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1962
[6th Infantry Regiment - Co. G]
Aug 18, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Have an ancestor who fought in some "war" you never heard of?

Here's a list of the war's fought mostly on North American soil.
I've never heard of some of them.


French-Spanish 1565-67 Florida
English-French 1613-1629 Canada
Anglo-French 1629 St.Lawrence River
Pequot War 1636-37
New England

In 1633 the English Puritan settlements at Plimoth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies had begun expanding into the rich Connecticut River Valley to accommodate the steady stream of new emigrants from England. Other than the hardship of the journey and the difficulty of building homes in what the Puritans consider a wilderness, only one major obstacle threatened the security of the expanding settlements: the Pequots.

Despite early attempts to reconcile differences, continued confrontations precipitated the first war between Native Americans and English settlers in northeastern America and set the stage for the ultimate domination of the region by Europeans. The War not only involved the Pequots and the English Puritans, but several other Indians tribes, some of which, including the Mohegans, aligned themselves with the English.

Based on archaeological and linguistic evidence, the Pequot and Mohegan Tribes, indian peoples of the Algonquian language group, probably have lived in what is now southeastern Connecticut for several hundred years. Mohegan oral tradition holds that the Mohegan-Pequots, originally the same tribe, migrated into the region some time before contact with Europeans. Anthropological evidence shows that the two groups were very closely related. Just before the outbreak of war with the English, the Mohegans under a sachem named Uncas split from the Pequots and aligned themselves with the English.

At the time of the Pequot War, Pequot strength was concentrated along the Pequot (now Thames) and Mystic Rivers in what is now southeastern Connecticut. Mystic, or Missituk, was the site of the major battle of the War. Under the leadership of Captain John Mason from Connecticut and Captain John Underhill from Massachusetts Bay Colony, English Puritan troops, with the help of Mohegan and Narragansett allies, burned the village and killed the estimated 400-700 Pequots inside.

The battle turned the tide against the Pequots and broke the tribe's resistance. Many Pequots in other villages escaped and hid among other tribes, but most of them were eventually killed or captured and given as slaves to tribes friendly to the English. The English, supported by Uncas' Mohegans, pursued the remaining Pequot resistors until all were either killed or captured and enslaved. After the War, the colonists enslaved survivors and outlawed the name "Pequot."

The story of the Pequot War is an American story, a key element in our colonial history. As noted historian Alden T. Vaughan wrote in his book New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians 1620-1675:

"The effect of the Pequot War was profound. Overnight the balance of power had shifted from the populous but unorganized natives to the English colonies. Henceforth [until King Philip's War] there was no combination of Indian tribes that could seriously threaten the English. The destruction of the Pequots cleared away the only major obstacle to Puritan expansion. And the thoroughness of that destruction made a deep impression on the other tribes."
English Civil War 1640-1659
English Civil War erupts between the Royalists of King Charles I and the Parliamentary army, eventually resulting in defeat for the Royalists and the downfall of the monarchy. On January 30, 1649, Kings Charles I is beheaded. England then becomes a Commonwealth and Protectorate ruled by Oliver Cromwell.
Iroquois 1642-53
New England/ Acadia
Anglo-Dutch July 1653
New Netherland
Bacon's Rebellion 1675-76 Virginia
King Philip's 1675-76
New England
King Philip's War erupts in New England between colonists and Native Americans as a result of tensions over colonist's expansionist activities. The bloody war rages up and down the Connecticut River valley in Massachusetts and in the Plymouth and Rhode Island colonies, eventually resulting in 600 English colonials being killed and 3,000 Native Americans, including women and children on both sides. King Philip (the colonist's nickname for Metacomet, chief of the Wampanoags) is hunted down and killed on August 12, 1676, in a swamp in Rhode Island, ending the war in southern New England and ending the independent power of Native Americans there. In New Hampshire and Maine, the Saco Indians continue to raid settlements for another year and a half.
War In North 1676-78 Maine
Culpepper's Reb'n 1677-80 Carolinas
Leisler's Rebellion 1688-91
New England
Revolution in MD 1689 Maryland
Glorious Revolution 1689
New England
King Willliam's War 1689-97 Canada

(King William's War is also called the Seven Years War.)
Queen Anne's 1702-13
New England
Tuscarora 1711-12 Virginia
Father Rasle's War 1724-1726
Father Rasle's War occurred between the years 1721 and 1725. The conflict was also known as Dummer's War, Grey Lock's War, and Lovewell's War. While many think that the colonial wars of the 17th and 18th centuries were a battle between France and England over control of North America the interests and actions of the Indians complicated this rivalry. Father Rasle was a Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to educating and converting the Indians to his faith. A " native of Pontarlier, France, he was baptized on 28 January 1652 and joined the Society of Jesus on 24 September 1675. He came to America on 13 October 1689 and, after spending some time with the native Americans in Illinois (1692-95) and at Becancour (1705-11) in Canada, he lived most of his life among the Abenakis of what is now the State of Maine. " The English felt that Father Rasle was the mastermind who planned many of the Indian raids on their homes. They mounted a raid on the Abenaki village at Norridgewock, which is located on the Kennebec River in Maine. The raid was designed to stop these raids and to punish the Indians. It failed in one of its primary objectives, to kill or capture Father Rasle. While Father Rasle managed to escape, the English did capture the Abenaki dictionary he had been working on.

For the next few years there were raids on both sides. Finally, in 1724 the English again raided Norridgewock. " An expedition of 200 men in seventeen whale boats, under Captains Harmon, Moulton, Brown, and Bean, moved on Norridgewock with such celerity as to surprise the Indians and prevent any vigorous defence. A great victory was the result. Eighty are supposed to have been killed, or drowned in their attempt at flight. Among the slain was Rasle. The mission chapel, cottages, and canoes were burned and destroyed. Four Indians were taken alive, and three captives rescued. " ....
Jenkin's Ear 1739-42 Florida
King George's 1740 GA & VA
Louisbourg 1745
New England
Fort Necessity 1754 Ohio
Anglo-French 1755-58 Canada
French & Indian 1754-63
New Eng;VA
1754 - The French and Indian War erupts as a result of disputes over land in the Ohio River Valley. In May, George Washington leads a small group of American colonists to victory over the French, then builds Fort Necessity in the Ohio territory. In July, after being attacked by numerically superior French forces, Washington surrenders the fort and retreats.

1755 - In February, English General Edward Braddock arrives in Virginia with two regiments of English troops. Gen. Braddock assumes the post of commander in chief of all English forces in America. In April, Gen. Braddock and Lt. Col. George Washington set out with nearly 2000 men to battle the French in the Ohio territory. In July, a force of about 900 French and Indians defeat those English forces. Braddock is mortally wounded. Massachusetts Governor William Shirley then becomes the new commander in chief. 1763 - The French and Indian War, known in Europe as the Seven Year's War, ends with the Treaty of Paris. Under the treaty, France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba.

1763 - In May, the Ottawa Native Americans under Chief Pontiac begin all-out warfare against the British west of Niagara, destroying several British forts and conducting a siege against the British at Detroit. In August, Pontiac's forces are defeated by the British near Pittsburgh. The siege of Detroit ends in November, but hostilities between the British and Chief Pontiac continue for several years.
Siege of Quebec 1759 Canada
American Revolution 1775-83 USA
At dawn on April 19 about 70 armed Massachusetts militiamen stand face to face on Lexington Green with the British advance guard. An unordered 'shot heard around the world' begins the American Revolution. A volley of British rifle fire followed by a charge with bayonets leaves eight Americans dead and ten wounded. The British regroup and head for the depot in Concord, destroying the colonists' weapons and supplies. At the North Bridge in Concord, a British platoon is attacked by militiamen, with 14 casualties.
British forces then begin a long retreat from Lexington back to Boston and are harassed and shot at all along the way by farmers and rebels and suffer over 250 casualties. News of the events at Lexington and Concord spreads like wildfire throughout the Colonies.
April 23, 1775 - The Provincial Congress in Massachusetts orders 13,600 American soldiers to be mobilized. Colonial volunteers from all over New England assemble and head for Boston, then establish camps around the city and begin a year long siege of British-held Boston.
May 10, 1775 - American forces led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga in New York. The fort contains a much needed supply of military equipment including cannons which are then hauled to Boston by ox teams.
May 10, 1775 - The Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, with John Hancock elected as its president. On May 15, the Congress places the colonies in a state of defense. On June 15, the Congress unanimously votes to appoint George Washington general and commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army.
June 17, 1775 - The first major fight between British and American troops occurs at Boston in the Battle of Bunker Hill. American troops are dug in along the high ground of Breed's Hill (the actual location) and are attacked by a frontal assault of over 2000 British soldiers who storm up the hill. The Americans are ordered not to fire until they can see "the whites of their eyes." As the British get within 15 paces, the Americans let loose a deadly volley of rifle fire and halt the British advance. The British then regroup and attack 30 minutes later with the same result. A third attack, however, succeeds as the Americans run out of ammunition and are left only with bayonets and stones to defend themselves. The British succeed in taking the hill, but at a loss of half their force, over a thousand casualties, with the Americans losing about 400, including important colonial leader, General Joseph Warren.
July 3, 1775 - At Cambridge, Massachusetts, George Washington takes command of the Continental Army which now has about 17,000 men.
Wyoming Valley 1782-87
Shay's Rebellion 12/1786-1/1787 Massachusetts
Whiskey Insurrection 1794 Pennsylvania
Northwestern Indian 1790-95 Ohio
Miami, January 1790 - August 1795. In the late 1780's a confederacy of hostile Indians, chiefly Miamis, in the northern part of present-day Ohio and Indiana restricted settlement largely to the Ohio Valley. Three separate expeditions were required to remove this obstacle to expansion. Late in 1790 a force of 320 Regulars and 1,000 Kentucky and Pennsylvania militiamen under Brig. Gen. Josiah Harmar moved north from Fort Washington (Cincinnati) and was badly defeated in two separate engagements on 18 and 22 October 1790 in the vicinity of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana. Congress then commissioned Governor Arthur St. Clair of the Northwest Territory as a major general, and he collected a force of about 2,000 men consisting of two regiments of Regulars (300 men each), 800 levies, and 600 militiamen. This force advanced slowly north from Fort Washington in September 1791, building a road and forts as it progressed. On the night of 3 - 4 November 1791 some 1,000 Indiana surrounded 1,400 of St. Clair's men (one Regular regiment was in the rear) near the headwaters of the Wabash. The force was routed, and St. Clair, having lost 637 killed and 263 wounded, returned to Fort Washington.

Congress reacted to these disasters by doubling the authorized strength of the Regular Army in 1792 and appointing Anthony Wayne to succeed St. Clair. Maj. Gen. Wayne joined his troops near Pittsburgh in June 1792 and reorganized his Regulars to form a "Legion" composed of four sub-legions, each a "combat team" consisting of two battalions of infantry, a battalion of rifles, a troop of dragoons, and a company of artillery. After intensive training the Legion moved to Fort Washington in the spring of 1793 where it joined a force of mounted riflemen, Kentucky levies.

Early in October 1793, after peace negotiations had failed, Wayne's troops advanced slowly along St. Clair's route toward Fort Miami, a new British post on the present site of Toledo. They built fortifications along the way and wintered at Greenville. In the spring of 1794 a detachment of 150 men under Capt. Alexander Gibson was seat to the site of St. Clair's defeat where they built Fort Recovery. At the end of June, more than 1,000 warriors assaulted this fort for ten days, but the Indiana were effectively beaten and forced to retreat. Wayne moved forward in July with a force of some 3,000 men, including 1,400 levies from Kentucky, paused to build Fort Defiance at the junction of the Glaize and Maumee, and resumed pursuit of the Indians on 15 August. At Fallen Timbers, an area near Fort Miami where a tornado had uprooted trees, the Indians made a stand. On 20 August 1794 the Indians were thoroughly defeated in a two-hour fight that was characterized by Wayne's excellent tactics and the able performance of his well-trained troops. Wayne's men destroyed the Indian villages, including some within sight of the British guns of Fort Miami.

Jay's Treaty (1794) resulted in the evacuation of frontier posts by the British. By the Treaty of Greenville, 3 August 1795, the western tribes of the region ceded their lands in southern and eastern Ohio, and the way was opened for rapid settlement of the Northwest Territory.
War with France 1798-1800 Naval
War with Tripoli(Naval) 1801-05
North Coast Africa
Burr's Insurrection 1806-1807
South Mississippi Valley
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chesapeake (Naval) 1807 Virginia
Northwestern Indian 1811 Indiana
Tippecanoe, 21 September - 18 November 1811. In 1804 Tecumseh, a Shawnee, and his medicine man brother, the Prophet, with British backing, began serious efforts to form a new Indian confederacy in the Northwest. Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory rejected Tecumseh's demand that settlers be kept out of the region. In the summer of 1811 Harrison, with the approval of the War Department, undertook to break up the confederacy before it could organize a mayor attack against the settlements.
In September 1811 Harrison moved from Vincennes up the Wabash with a well-trained force of 320 Regular infantry and 650 militia. After building Fort Harrison at Terre Haute as an advanced base, Harrison marched with 800 men toward the main Indian village on Tippecanoe Creek, bivouacking in battle order on the north bank of the Wabash within sight of the village on 6 November. Tecumseh being absent, Harrison conferred with the Prophet who gave the impression that he would not attack while a peace proposal was under consideration. Nevertheless, just before dawn on 7 November 1811, the Indians attacked Harrison's forces. In a wild hand-to-hand encounter the Indians were routed and their village destroyed. Harrison lost 39 killed and missing, 151 wounded; the Indians suffered a similar loss. This indecisive victory did not solve the Indian problems in the Northwest. The tribes of the area were to make common cause with the British in the War of 1812.
Florida Seminole Indian 1812
FL (GA Volunteers)
War of 1812 1812-15 General
The United States declared war on Great Britain on June 19, 1812.
The Treaty of Ghent was signed December 24, 1814 to end the war.
Peoria Indian 1813 Illinois
Creek Indian 1813-14
Creeks, 27 July 1813- 9 August 1814 and February 1836 - July 1837. The first of the Creek campaigns constitutes a phase of the War of 1812. The Upper Creeks, siding with the English, sacked Fort Mims in the summer of 1813, massacring more than 500 men, women, and children. These same Indians, grown to a force of about 900 warriors, were decisively beaten at Horseshoe Bend (Alabama) late in March 1814 by Andrew Jackson and his force of about 2,000 Regulars, militia, and volunteers, plus several hundred friendly Indians. In 1832 many Creeks were sent to the Indian Territory, and most of those remaining in the Southeast were removed there in 1836-37 when they went on the warpath during the Second Seminole War.
Lafitte's Pirates 1814 Local
Barbary Pirates 1815
North Coast Africa
Seminole Indian 1817-18
Seminoles, 20 November 1817 - 31 October 1818, 28 December 1835 - 14 August 1842 and 15 December 1855 - May 1858. This conflict began with the massacre of about 50 Americans near an army post in Georgia—climax to a series of raids against American settlements by Seminoles based in Spanish Florida. Brig. Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, Indian commissioner of the area, attempted countermeasures but soon found himself and his force of 600 Regulars confined to Fort Scott (Alabama) by the Seminoles. War Department instructions to Gaines had permitted the pursuit of Indians into Florida but had forbidden interference if the Indians took refuge in Spanish posts. Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, who was ordered to take over the operation, chose to interpret Gaines' instructions as sanctioning a full-scale invasion of the Spanish colony. He organized a force of about 7,500 volunteers, militia, subsidized Creeks, and Regulars (4th and 7th Infantry and a battalion of the 4th Artillery), and invaded Florida with part of thin force in the spring of 1818. Jackson destroyed Seminole camps, captured Pensacola (capital of Spanish Florida) and other Spanish strongholds, and executed two British subjects, Alexander Arbuthnot and Robert Ambrister, accused of inciting and arming the Indians. These activities threatened American relations with Great Britain and jeopardized negotiations with Spain pertinent to cession of Florida (Adams-Onis Treaty, 1819). Eventually the British were mollified and a compromise agreement was reached with the Spanish under which American forces were withdrawn from Florida without repudiating the politically popular Jackson. As for the Seminole problem, it was temporarily allayed but by no means solved.
In the Treaties of Payne's Landing (1832) and Fort Gibson (1833) the Seminoles had agreed to give up their lands, but they refused to move out. Following the arrest and release of Osceola, their leader, in 1835 Seminole depredations rapidly increased. These culminated 28 December in the massacre of Capt. Francis L. Dade's detachment of 330 Regulars (elements of the 2d and 4th Artillery and 4th Infantry) enroute from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala)—a disastrous loss for the small, Regular force of 600 men in Florida. Brig. Gen. Duncan L. Clinch, commanding Fort King, took the offensive immediately with 200 men and on 31 December 1835 defeated the Indians on the Withlacoochee River.
The War Department, meanwhile, had ordered Brig. Gen. Winfield Scott, commander of the Eastern Department, to Florida to direct operations against the Seminoles. Most of the hostilities had occurred in General Gaines' Western Department, but the War Department expected impending troubles in Texas to keep Gaines occupied. Nevertheless, Gaines had quickly raised about 1,000 men in New Orleans and, acting on his own authority, embarked for Florida in February 1836. Even after learning of Scott's appointment, Gaines seized supplies collected by Scott at Fort Drane and pressed forward until heavily attacked by Seminoles. He succeeded in extricating his force only with help from Scott's troops. Shortly thereafter Gaines returned to New Orleans.
Completion of preparations for Scott's proposed three-pronged offensive converging on the Withlacoochee were delayed by Gaines' use of Scott's supplies, expiration of volunteer enlistments, and temporary diversion of troops to deal with the Creeks who were then on the warpath in Georgia and Alabama. (See Creek Campaigns.) Before the campaign could get underway, Scott was recalled to Washington to face charges of dilatoriness and of casting slurs on the fighting qualities of volunteers. Beginning in December 1836, Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup carried out a series of small actions against the Seminoles, and in September 1837 Osceola was captured. Colonel Zachary Taylor decisively defeated a sizeable Indian force near Lake Okeechobee in December 1837.
After Taylor's expedition no more large forces were assembled on either side. Numerous small expeditions were carried out chiefly by Regular troops commanded successively by Jesup, Taylor, and Brig. Gen. Walker A. Armistead, and many posts and roads were constructed. Col. William J. Worth finally conceived a plan which consisted of campaigning during the enervating summer seasons with the object of destroying the Indian's crops. This plan was successful in driving a sufficient number of Seminoles from their swampy retreats to permit official termination of the war on 10 May 1842.
During the long and difficult campaign some 5,000 Regulars had been employed (including elements of the 1st, 2d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Infantry) with a loss of nearly 1,500 killed. Nearly 20,000 volunteers also participated in the war which cost some thirty-five million dollars and resulted in the removal of some 3,500 Seminoles to the Indian Territory.
The final campaign against the remnants of the Seminoles in Florida consisted mainly of a series of skirmishes between small, roving Indian bands and the 4th Artillery which was stationed at Fort Brooke.
Lafitte's Pirates 1821 Galveston
Arickaree Indian 1823
Missouri River/Dakota Territory
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fever River Indian 1827 Illinois
Winnebago Indian 1827 Wisonsin
Sac & Fox Indian 1831 Illinois
Black Hawk 1832 Illinois & Wisconsin
Black Hawk, 26 April - 30 September 1832. A faction of Sauk and Fox Indians, living in eastern Iowa and led by Black Hawk, threatened to go on the warpath in 1832 when squatters began to preempt Illinois lands formerly occupied by the two tribes. The faction held that cession of these lands to the Federal Government in 1804 had been illegal. Black Hawk asserted he would remove the squatters forcibly and attempted without success to organize a confederacy and make an alliance with the British. Finally, when Black Hawk's followers, including some 500 warriors, crossed the Mississippi into Illinois in early 1832 and refused to return, the 1st and 6th Infantry under Brig. Gen. Henry Atkinson, together with Illinois militia, set out in pursuit up the Rock River. A volunteer detachment suffered heavy losses in a skirmish on 14 May 1832 near present-day Dixon, Illinois, and Atkinson had to pause to recruit new militia. On 21 July a volunteer force severely chastised Black Hawk's band at Madison, Wisconsin, and Atkinson completely defeated what remained of it at the confluence of the Mississippi and Bad Axe on 2 August 1832, capturing Black Hawk and killing 150 of his braves.
Toledo 1835-36
Ohio & Michigan
Texan 1835-36 Texas
Indian Stream 1835-36 New Hampshire
Creek Indian 1836-37 Georgia & Alabama
Florida (Seminole) 1835-42
FL, GA, & AL
Sabine / Southwestern 1836-37 Louisiana/Indian Territory
Cherokee 1836-38 ---
Osage Indian 1837 Missouri
Heatherly Distrubance 1836 Missouri
Mormon 1838 Missouri
Aroostook 1839 Maine
Dorr's Rebellion 1842
Rhode Island
Mormon 1844 Illinois
Mexican 1846-1848 Mexico
The United States declared war on Mexico on May 9, 1846.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed by the U.S. and Mexico on February 2, 1848, formally ended the Mexican War (1846-1848).
Cayuse Indian 1847-48 Oregon
TX & NM Indian 1849-55 ---
California Indian 1851-52 ---
Utah Indian 1850-53 ---
Rogue River Indian 1851, 1853 1856 Oregon
Oregon Indian 1854 Oregon
Nicaraguan 1854-58 Naval
Kansas Troubles 1854-59 Kansas
Yakima Indian 1855 Local
Klamath & Salmon Indian 1855
Oregon & Idaho River
Florida Indian 1855-58 Florida
John Brown's Raid 1859 VA
War of Rebellion 1860-65 General
Civil War 1861-1865
The "War of the Rebellion" began on April 12, 1861 when the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
The war ended on April 9, 1865 when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General U. S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
Cheyenne 1861-64 Local
Sioux 1862-63 Minnesota
Indian Campaign 1865-68
Fenian Invasion of Canada 1866
From New England
Indian Campaign 1867-69
KS, CO & Ind. Terr.
Modoc Indian 1872-73
Modocs, 1872-1873. The Bloc Campaign of 1872-73 was the last Indian war of consequence on the Pacific Coast. When the Modocs, a small and restless tribe, were placed on a reservation with the Klamaths, their traditional enemies, they soon found the situation intolerable. A majority of the Modocs soon left the reservation, led by a chief known as "Captain Jack," and returned to their old lands. A detail of 1st Cavalry troops under Capt. James Jackson became involved in a skirmish with these Modocs on Lost River on 29 November 1872 when the troops sought to disarm then and arrest the leaders.
Following the skirmish, Captain Jack and about 120 warriors with ample supplies retreated to a naturally fortified area in the Lava Beds east of Mount Shasta. On 17 January 1873 Col. Alvan Gillem's detachment of some 400 men, half of them Regulars from the 1st Cavalry and 21st Infantry, attacked the Modoc positions, but the troops could make no progress in the almost impassable terrain, suffering a loss of 10 killed and 28 wounded.
By spring of 1873 Brig. Gen. Edward R. S. Canby, commander of the Department of the Pacific, had collected about 1,000 men (elements of the 1st Cavalry, 12th and 21st Infantry, and 4th Artillery) to besiege the Modocs. Indian Bureau officials failed in attempts at negotiation, but General Canby and three civilian commissioners were able to arrange a parley with an equal number of Modoc representatives on 11 April. The Indians treacherously violated the truce. Captain Jack, himself, killed General Canby while others killed one commissioner, Eleazer Thomas, and wounded another. The siege was resumed.
Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, who arrived in May to replace Canby pushed columns deep into the Lava Beds, hurrying the Indians day and night with mortar and rifle fire. When their source of water was cut off, the Indians were finally forced into the open, and all were captured by 1 June 1873. Captain Jack and two others were hanged, and the rest of the tribe was removed to the Indian Territory. During the course of the siege some 80 white men were killed.
Apaches 1873 Arizona
Apaches, 1873 and 1885-1866. After Brig. Gen. George Crook became commander of the Department of Arizona in 1871 he undertook a series of winter campaigns by small detachments which pacified the region by 1874. In the years that followed, the Indian Bureau's policy of frequent removal created new dissatisfaction among the Apaches. Dissident elements went off the reservations, led by Chato, Victorio, Geronimo, and other chiefs, and raided settlements along both aides of the border, escaping into Mexico or the United States as circumstances dictated. To combat this practice the two nations agreed in 1882 to permit reasonable pursuit of Indian raiders by the troops of each country across the international boundary.
Victorio was killed by Mexican troops in 1880, but Chato and Geronimo remained at large until May 1883 when they surrendered to General Crook and elements of the 6th Cavalry, reinforced by Apache scouts, at a point some 200 miles inside Mexico. Two years later Geronimo and about 150 Chiricahua Apaches again left their White Mountain reservation (Arizona) and once more terrorized the border region. Elements of the 4th Cavalry and Apache scouts immediately took up pursuit of the Chiricahua renegades. In January 1886 Capt. Emmet Crawford and 80 Apache scouts attacked Geronimo's main band some 200 miles south of the border, but the Indians escaped into the mountains. Although Crawford was killed by Mexican irregulars shortly thereafter, his second in command, 1st Lt. M. P. Maus, was able to negotiate Geronimo's surrender to General Crook in late March 1886. But Geronimo and part of his band escaped within a few days (29 March). Capt. Henry W. Lawton's column (elements of the 4th Cavalry, 8th Infantry, and Apache scouts) surprised Geronimo's camp in the mountains of Mexico on 20 July. Although the Chiricahuas again fled, by the end of August they indicated a willingness to surrender. On 4 September 1886, 1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood of Lawton's command negotiated the formal surrender to Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles who had relieved General Crook in April. Geronimo sad his band were removed to Florida and finally to the Fort Sill military reservation.
Indian Campaigns 1874-75
KS, CO, TX, NM, & Ind. Terr.
Cheyenne & Sioux 1876-77 Dakota
Little Big Horn, 1876-1877. Discovery of gold in the Black Hills in 1874, bringing an influx of miners, and extension of railroads into the area renewed unrest among the Indians, and many left their reservations. When the Indians would not comply with orders from the Interior Department to return to the reservations by the end of January 1876, the Army was requested to take action.
A small expedition into the Powder River country in March 1876 produced negligible results. Thereafter, a much larger operation, based on a War Department plan, was carried out in the early Sumner months. As implemented by Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan, commander of the Division of the Missouri (which included the Departments of the Missouri, Platte, and Dakota), the plan was to converge several columns simultaneously on the Yellowstone River where the Indians would be trapped and then forced to return to their reservations.
In pursuance of this plan, Maj. Gen. George Crook, commander of the Department of the Platte, moved north from Fort Fetterman (Wyoming) in late May 1876 with about 1,000 men (elements of the 2d and 3d Cavalry and 4th and 9th Infantry). At the same time two columns marched south up the Yellowstone under Brig. Gen. Alfred H. Terry, commander of the Department of Dakota. One column of more than 1,000 men (7th Cavalry and elements or the 6th, 17th, and 20th Infantry), under Terry's direct commend, moved from Fort Abraham Lincoln (North Dakota) to the mouth of Powder River. The second of Terry's columns, numbering about 450 men (elements of the 2d Cavalry and 7th Infantry) under Col. John Gibbon, moved from Fort Ellis (Montana) to the mouth of the Big Horn.
On 17 June 1876 Crook's troops fought an indecisive engagement with a large band of Sioux and Cheyenne under Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and other chiefs on the Rosebud and then moved back to the Tongue River to wait for reinforcements. Meanwhile, General Terry had discovered the trail of the same Indian band and sent Lt. Col. George A. Custer with the 7th Cavalry up the Rosebud to locate the war party and move south of it. Terry, with the rest of his command, continued up the Yellowstone to meet Gibbon and close on the Indians from the north.
The 7th Cavalry, proceeding up the Rosebud, discovered an encampment of 4,000 to 5,000 Indians (an estimated 2,500 warriors) on the Little Big Horn on 25 June 1876. Custer immediately ordered an attack, dividing his forces so as to strike the camp from several directions. The surprised Indians quickly rallied and drove off Maj. Marcus A. Reno's detachment (Companies A, G, and M) which suffered severe losses. Reno was joined by Capt. Frederick W. Benteen's detachment (Companies D, H, and K) and the pack train (including Company B) and this combined force was able to withstand heavy attacks which were finally lifted when the Indians withdrew late the following day. Custer and a force of 211 men (Companies C, E, F, I, and L) were surrounded and completely destroyed. Terry and Gibbon did not reach the scene of Custer's last stand until the morning of 27 June. The 7th Cavalry's total losses in this action (including Custer's detachment) were: 12 officers, 247 enlisted men, 5 civilians, and 3 Indian scouts killed; 2 officers and 51 enlisted men wounded.
After this disaster the Little Big Horn campaign continued until September 1877 with many additional Regular units seeing action (including elements of the 4th and 5th Cavalry, the 5th, 14th, 22d, and 23d Infantry, and the 4th Artillery). Crook and Terry joined forces on the Rosebud on 10 August 1876, but most of the Indians slipped through the troops, although many came into the agencies. Fighting in the fall and winter of 1876-77 consisted mostly of skirmishes and raids, notably Crook's capture of American Horse's village at Slim Buttes (South Dakota) on 9 September and of Dull Knife's village in the Big Horn Mountains on 26 November, and Col. Nelson A. Miles' attack on Crazy Horse's camp in the Wolf Mountains on 8 January. By the summer of 1877 most of the Sioux were back on the reservations. Crazy Horse had come in and was killed resisting arrest at Fort Robinson (Nebraska) in September. Sitting Bull, with a small band of Sioux, escaped to Canada but surrendered at Fort Buford (Montana) in July 1881.
Nez Perce 1877 Idaho
Nez Perces, 1877. The southern branch of the Nez Perces led by Chief Joseph refused to give up their ancestral lands (Oregon-Idaho border) and enter a reservation. When negotiations broke down and Nez Perce hotheads killed settlers in early 1877, the 1st Cavalry was sent to compel them to come into the reservation. Chief Joseph chose to resist and undertook an epic retreat of some 1,600 miles through Idaho, Yellowstone Park, and Montana during which he engaged 11 separate commands of the Army in 13 battles and skirmishes in a period of 11 weeks. The Nez Perce chieftain revealed remarkable skill as a tactician and his braves demonstrated exceptional discipline in numerous engagements, especially those on the Clearwater River (11 July), in Big Hole Basin (9-12 August), and in the Bear Paw Mountains where he surrendered with the remnants of his band to Col. Nelson A. Miles on 4 October 1877. Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, commander of the Department of the Columbia, and Col. John Gibbon also played a prominent part in the pursuit of Joseph, which, by the end of September 1877 had involved elements of the 1st, 2d, 5th, and 7th Cavalry, the 5th Infantry, and the 4th Artillery.
Bannock 1878
ID, Wash. Terr. & Wyoming Terr.
Bannocks, 1878. The Bannock, Piute, and other tribes of southern Idaho threatened rebellion in 1878, partly because of dissatisfaction with their land allotments. Many of them left the reservations, and Regulars of the 21st Infantry, 4th Artillery, and 1st Cavalry pursued the fugitives. Capt. Evan Miles so effectively dispersed a large band near the Umatilla Agency on 13 July 1878 that most of the Indians returned to their reservations within a few months.
The Sheepeaters, mountain sheep hunters and outcasts of other Idaho tribes, raided ranches and mines in 1879. Relentless pursuit by elements of the 1st Cavalry and 2d Infantry compelled them to surrender in September of that year.
White Riv. (Ute Ind.) 1879
Utah & Colorado
Cheyenne 1878-79
Dakota & Montana
Cheyennes, 1878-1879. After the extensive surrenders in 1877 of the hostile Northern Cheyennes, in the Departments of Dakota and the Platte, a number were sent under guard to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, at Fort Reno, Indian Territory, on 8 August 1877. Subsequent to that date other small parties surrendered and some died, so that on 1 July 1878, the number of Northern Cheyennes, at Fort Reno amounted to more than 940. An attempt had been made by General Pope, commending the Department of the Missouri, to disarm and dismount these Indians, so as to place them on the same footing with the Southern Cheyennes, but as it was found this could not be done without violation of the conditions of their surrender, they were permitted to retain their arms and ponies.
A large part of the Northern Cheyennes found friends among the Southern Cheyennes, mixed with them, and joined the various bands. About one-third of the Northern Cheyennes, however, under the leadership of "Dull Knife," "Wild Hog," "Little Wolf," and others, comprising about 375 Indians, remained together and would not affiliate with the Southern Cheyennes. Dissatisfied with life at their new agency, they determined to break away, move north, and rejoin their friends in the country where they formerly lived. Their intention to escape had long been suspected and their movements were consequently watched by the troops, but by abandoning their lodges, which they left standing, about 89 warriors, and slightly less than 250 women and children escaped from the agency on 9 September 1877.
Although troops were dispatched from several posts to intercept and return them to the agency, the Indiana eluded their pursuers and continued north raiding settlements for stock and committing other depredations. On 21 September a minor skirmish took place between the Indians and Army troops assisted by citizens. Six days later, Colonel Lewis' command overtook the Cheyennes on "Punished Woman's Fork" of the Smoky Hill River, where the Indians were found very strong entrenched and waiting for the troops. Colonel Lewis attacked them at once and was mortally wounded while leading the assault. In the clash, 3 enlisted men were wounded, one Indian killed; 62 head of stock were captured.
In spite of all precautions, the Cheyennes managed to escape and continue north. Two Cheyennes who had been taken prisoner by cowboys told authorities the fugitives had intended to reach the Cheyennes, supposed to be at Fort Keogh, Montana, where, if permitted to stay, they would surrender, otherwise they would try to join Sitting Bull, who still remained in Canada. The prisoners also said that the escaping Cheyennes had lost 15 killed in the various fights subsequent to their escape from Fort Reno.
On 23 October, two troops of the 3d Cavalry captured 149 of the Cheyennes and 140 head of stock. "Dull Knife," "Old Crow," and "Wild Hog" were among the prisoners. Their ponies were taken away, together with such arms as could be found, but the prisoners said they would die rather than be taken back to Indian Territory. "Little Wolf" and some of his followers escaped and, in January 1879, additional members of the tripe escaped to join "Little Wolf" after a skirmish with troops near Fort Robinson.
Some of the escaping Cheyennes strongly positioned on some cliffs were intercepted, but again they escaped. However, two days later they were again located near the telegraph line from Fort Robinson to Hat Creek, where they were entrenched in a gully. Refusing to surrender, they were immediately attacked and the entire party either killed or captured. "Dull Knife" their leader was among those killed.
On 25 March "Little Wolf" and his band were overtaken near Box Elder Creek by a force made up of two troops of Cavalry, a detachment of Infantry, a field gun, and some Indian scouts. The Indians were pursuaded to surrender without fighting and gave up all their arms and about 250 ponies, and marched with the troops to Fort Keogh. The band numbered 33 men, 43 squaws, and 38 children.
Utes, September 1879-November 1880. The Indian agent, N. C. Meeker, at White River Agency (Colorado) became involved in a dispute with Northern Utes in September 1879 and requested assistance from the Army. In response, Maj. T. T. Thornburgh's column of some 200 men (parts of the 5th Cavalry and 4th Infantry) moved out from Fort Steele (Wyoming). On 29 September this force was attacked and besieged in Red Canyon by 300 to 400 warriors. Thornburgh's command was finally relieved by elements of the 9th Cavalry that arrived on 2 October and of the 5th Cavalry under Col. Wesley Merritt who arrived on 5 October, but in the meantime Meeker and most of his staff had been massacred. Before the Utes were pacified in November 1880, several thousand troops, including elements of the 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, and 14th Infantry had taken the field. In 1906 the Utes of this area left their reservation and roamed through Wyoming, terrorizing the countryside, until they were forced back on their reservation by elements of the 6th and 10th Cavalry.
Spanish-American 1898-99
The U. S. declared war on The Kingdom of Spain on April 25, 1898.
The Treaty of Paris, signed December 10, 1898, ended the war.
Pine Ridge November 1890- January 1891
Pine Ridge. November 1890- January 1891. Accumulated grievances, aggravated by teachings of an Indian prophet named Wovoka, who claimed to be the Messiah, brought about this last major conflict with the Sioux. General Miles, commander of the Department of the Missouri, responded to a Department of Interior request to check the rising ferment by ordering apprehension of the great Sioux leader, Sitting Bull, who was killed during the attempted arrest at Standing Rock Agency on 15 December 1890. Meanwhile, large numbers of Sioux had been assembling in the Bad Lands, and a serious clash took place at Wounded Knee Creek on 29 December 1890 between Col. James W. Forsyth's 7th Cavalry and Chief Big Foot's band with considerable losses on both sides. Almost half the infantry and cavalry of the Regular Army (including elements of the 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Cavalry and the 1st, 2d, 3d, 7th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22d, and 25th Infantry as well as the 4th Artillery) were concentrated in the area, and in January 1891 the warriors were disarmed and persuaded to return peaceably to their reservations.
Phillippine Insurrection 1899-1902 Philippine Islands
Aug 18, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Clemmons (Clement) Gillihan (abt 1758-Jul 30,1830) Rev War Vet, Clemence Gilliham Virginia (enlisted at Cheat River, now W. VA)
Nancy Ann Hardin (abt 1763-Feb 2, 1830) mar: Aug 26,1790 Nelson Co, KY
Mark Hardin Gillihan (abt 1791-Sep 14, 1834)
sp: Sarah Askrin on Sep 15, 1813 Washington Co, KY
Levi Gillihan (abt 1793-?)
William Gillihan (abt 1795-?)
sp: Areythusa Farrington on Aug 2, 1836 in McDonough Co, IL
Prudence Gillihan (abt 1797-?)
sp: John Davis
Mary 'Polly' Gillihan (abt 1799-?)
sp: William Funk on Oct 5, 1820 Washington Co, KY
Lydia Gillihan (aft 1801-?)
sp: James T. Hatton on Dec 15, 1825 Washington Co, KY
This article was written by Mike Murphy at age 17 for a Boy Scout project. His
ancestor was Clemons Gillihan of Kentucky that married Nancy Hardin.

"An Ancestor To Be Proud Of"
Seven generations back on my mothers side, I had an ancestor, Clemons
Gillihan, who fought in the Revolutionary War. After hearing about him
from my grandmother, his story has been of interest to me. I wanted to know
why this young frontiersman got involved in the American Rev. This is his
story. Clemmon lived with his Irish parents near the banks of the Monogahela River in what is now West Virginia. He learned early to be a skilled outdoors
man and was a free and independent person helping his parents eke out a living
hunting, trapping, and fishing. For years his family had existed free of interference of Government or regulations, living on the Western fringe of the Colonies. The Indians were their friends. Clemmon's family, along with the rest of their frontier neighbors had almost forgotten their ties to Great Britian even tho, the wilderness where they lived was pretty much established as a British possesion. Yet in Williamsburg, the Colonial Captial of Virginia, there were rumblings to claim that land for Virginia.
Clemmon's mother was and expert with a needle and sewed all the clothes for
the family from hides and furs. She made his hunting jacket with many
little hidden pockets where he could carry his gunsand knives. On a hunting expedition in early fall of 1776, he was tracking some game far to the Southwest of their settlement on the Winchester Road. He was come upon by some of Captain Terry's tories and captured, because he seemed to be a fighting patriot. The soldiers searched him, took his rifle and large hunting knife. They bound him and left him by the creek while they sought food for the British
Army. He managed to reach a fancy knife hid in one of the secret pockets. He
escaped and fled for home. That was the first time he'd lost his personal freedom and he vowed never again to let this happen. This experience made him start to think of the cause of the Revolution and what it really meant.
The following January 1777, he enlisted at Cheat River, Virginia. He was to
serve under Col. John Gebson's 7th Virginia Regement. Although, the records of
the French and Indian wars and the Campaigns with the Indians that followed, the name Harden is found amoung the soldiers. While in the war, Clemmons became a buddy of Mark Hardin who later became his brother-in-law. They went to explore Kentucky after the war. Later he married Mark Hardin's sister.
Clemmons Gillihan born about 1750 in Virginia (we think); lived in Washington
County Kentucky; married Nancy Ann Hardin; died 2 Feb 1840.
Clement Gillihan was born in VA. He enlisted for service in the War of Independence in 1777 on Cheat River in Monogahela County. He was a private in Benjamin Rees Co. He enlisted for three years and served for six years. His wife applied for a pension and was allowed same Feb 1, 1840. He was married in Nelson Co,KY. His wife was the widow of Mark HARDIN a Kentucky pioneer and had one previous son Benoni Hardin. The will of Clement (Clemmons) Gillihan was recorded in Will book D, page 495 on 23 Aug 1830 in Springfield, Washington Co,KY.
Nancy Ann HARDIN was born ca 1763 in (probably) Frederick Co.,VA.
Her parents are believed to be:
Mark HARDIN (b 1735 Prince Wm. Co, VA d 1792 Nelson Co., KY)
& Ann HARTLEY mar ca 1763 in Frederick Co.,VA
Mark HARDIN’s parents were Major John HARDIN (b 1710 Northumberland Co.,VA d 13 Oct 1789 Nelson Co.,KY) & Catherine MARR (b ca 1710 Stafford Co.,VA (?) d 1770 Fayette Co.,PA). Married ca 1732 in Prince Wm. Co.,VA. Moved to Frederick Co ca 1740 where he served as sheriff. The story is told that when John Hardin led a contingent in 1754 of Frederick County men to the call of the Virginia militia commander, one George Washington, some were jailed after trying to relieve their boredom. Believing free men should not be confined, they tore the jail down and returned home. Over the next four years he was active in the French & Indian Wars where he served as lieutenant and captain. 1767-69 one of the pioneer settlers on Georges Creek in Monongahela Valley (Springfield Township) Fayette Co.,PA where was Justice of the Peace, built boats and equipped militia expeditions.
Aug 18, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Samuel P. Gillihan 1862-1904 & Martha J. 1867-1942

Denny B. Gillihan 1901-1959
& Floy V. Gillihan 1897-1968
beside this marker was the following smaller marker

Mary Jo Gillihan born and died Sep 27, 1924
Aug 18, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Gillihan Cemetery
The Gillihan Cemetery is located on top of steep hill east of farm road that turns off Dickens Lane off Ferguson Hollow Road on Smith Farm.

Gillihan, Mary
8 Sept 1846 - 29 Aug 1917
W/O R.M. Gillihan

Wood, Matilda
1836 - 1924
"Death is eternal life why should we weep"

Several graves marked by fieldstones.
Aug 20, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Nancy was the daughter of Andrew Turner Gillihan and Mary Jane (Bellar or
Bellah). They were both born in Smith County, TN and died in the 1950's in
Smith County, TN.
Nancy Gertrude GILLIHAN was born in Smith County, TN in 1907 and died in
Washington DC in 1962. She was married to Col. John J. BAKER.
Nancy Gillihan was a Nurse in the philippines Islands when the Japaneese invaded in 1941, wound up on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay, and in March 1942 escaped on a PT boat and submarine to Austrailla as far a I know she remained in the service until the end of the war.
Aug 20, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan DANIEL H. LOWNSDALE. - Mr. Lownsdale, the son of one of the earliest settlers of Kentucky, was born in Mason county, of that state, April 8, 1803. As was the custom in those days, he was married quite young - at the age of twenty-three - to Miss Ruth, the youngest daughter of Paul Overfield, the head of one of the most prominent families of Northeastern Kentucky. In obedience to the venturesome spirit inherited form his father, who had abandoned the comforts of civilization in his youth to become one of the conquerors of Kentucky, young Lownsdale, with his young wife, immediately removed to Gibson county, Indiana, which was then almost on the frontier. There he had the misfortune to lose his wife, who died in 1830, leaving him three children, one boy and two girls. Soon after this, making suitable provision for his children, he went south, remaining for a time in Georgia, engaged in mercantile pursuits.
His health failing, he accepted the advice of physicians, and embarked in 1842 on a voyage to Europe, remaining abroad, visiting various countries, until 1844. Returning to the United States in that year, he found the country excited over the Oregon question; and, without parleying, he joined one of those devoted bands that crossed three thousand miles of hostile Indian country to settle our title by actual occupation. He arrived on the present site of Portland late in 1845, and appears to have realized the importance of the position, since he took a claim (now the Amos N. King claim) adjoining that of Lovejoy and Pettygrove, and soon thereafter formed the desire to acquire the river front.

The opportunity offered in 1848, when Mr. Lownsdale purchased the site of Portland from F.W. Pettygrove, for what must then have been considered an extravagant price, - five thousand dollars. This enterprise, now having energy and foresight to steer it, began that advance which will never cease until some revolutionary invention shall change our methods of transportation, or man shall lose his gregarious disposition. With foresight that has been proved by events, he staked his fortune on the issue that Portland was destined to become, what she now is, the metropolis of a great commonwealth. Resting in this faith, he looked constantly towards the main point; and to his energy Portland largely owes the victory she gained over numerous rivals, that seemed to have heavier backing and better chances.

In the spring of 1849, Mr. Lownsdale, feeling the need of assistance in his enterprise, disposed of a half interest in the Portland claim to Mr. Stephen Coffin, then a resident of Oregon City; and, in December of that year, the two disposed of an interest to Colonel W.W. Chapman. Being a man of great energy and nerve, he was not dismayed by obstacles, but kept his ends steadily in view, and surmounted them. As a reward for his faith, he lived to see Portland's supremacy acknowledged by all, and to see Oregon on the road to that degree of prosperity that he had predicted for her.

In 1850 he was married to Mrs. Nancy Gillihan, widow of William Gillihan. By this second marriage he had two children, one boy, M.O. Lownsdale, and one girl, now Mrs. Ruth A. Hoyt, a resident of Columbia county. Of the children of his first wife only one, J.P.O. Lownsdale, of Portland, now survives.

Mr. Lownsdale occupied several public positions, having been United States postal agent during the administration of Fillmore, and having represented his county in the legislature. He was always known as a public-spirited citizen, ever ready to forward any enterprise that promised good to the city or state, and always ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress, as many early immigrants who arrived in destitute circumstances can testify. In the Indian wars of 1847 and of 1855-56 he bore his part, serving in the latter with the regiment of Colonel Cornelius in the capacity of regimental quartermaster, and performing his very difficult duties to the satisfaction of his superior.

He died May 4, 1862, and was buried in Lone Fir Cemetery, near Portland, a neat monument marking his last resting-place.

J.P.O. LOWNSDALE. - There are few business men more favorably known in the metropolis of the Pacific Northwest than the gentleman of whom we write. His operations in real estate have ever been of the most reliable character; and the services that he has rendered the city in calling attention to her advantages have been very great. In his personal character he has maintained not only an integrity worthy of the highest commendation, but worthy of the imitation of young men.

He was born at Princeton, Gibson county, Indiana, January 1, 1830, and is the son of D.H. Lownsdale, the early owner of the central part of Portland, Oregon. At the age of sixteen he operated with his uncle in a dry-goods store in his native place, and at the age of twenty-one (1851) came at the request of his father via the Isthumus to Portland. He was here engaged in merchandising until, in 1853, he embraced the opportunity to return East via the plains route, on horseback, with Captain Hiram Smith. It required four months to make the journey. On his return, he entered into partnership with his uncle in Indiana, the business proving very successful to all parties concerned. He was married in 1854 to Miss Sarah R. Milburn, and during his residence at his old home was honored with various public trusts and offices in the town and county.

In the spring of 1862, however, learning of the failure of his father's health, and desiring to see him again, he undertook once more the journey to our state by the Isthumus route; but, reaching San Francisco, the news was received that the father had died at about the time the journey was begun. The duties of administrator now devolved upon Mr. Lownsdale, and made necessary a protracted stay at Portland. But in due course of administration, notwithstanding many complications, settlements were made to the full satisfaction of all interested. In the meantime Mr. Lownsdale had become a citizen of Portland, and in 1863 was elected to fill a vacancy in the city council. He was afterwards elected to a three-year term, and at the close of this was but narrowly defeated by Thos. J. Holmes for mayor. The city was then Democratic, while Mr. Lownsdale ran on the Republican ticket. This election will be memorable for the sudden and startling death of Mr. Holmes the day succeeding the election, - a demise due to the excitements of the campaign. Mr. Lownsdale was appointed upon the board of county commissioners to fill the position left vacant by the election to the Untied States Senate of the incumbent, Hon. H.W. Corbett; and he held the office a second term by election, declining further preferment.

He continues his real-estate business with unabated interest and success. His family consists of his wife and four grown children. The eldest, a daughter, is the wife of Mr. E.M. hall, who is operating extensively upon claims in the Coeur d'Alene mines. The two elder sons are in successful business of their own.

In Mr. Lownsdale we find exemplified that sturdy devotion to business and progress which have not only realized all that the state is at present, but which contains the promise of a flourishing future.

Daniel H. Lownsdale was born in Mason County, Kentucky April 8, 1803. He was first married about on March 30, 1825 in Mason County, Kentucky.(1) His first wife, Ruth Overfield was the daughter of Paul Overfield, of northeastern Kentucky. She died in 1830 in Gibson County, Indiana, leaving three children.

After the death of his first wife, and on advice of a physician, he traveled in Europe from 1842 to 1844. Upon his return, he caught the "Oregon fever" and in 1845, settled in what would become Portland. His land claim occupied much of today's downtown Portland.

In 1850, he married Nancy (--?--) Gillihan, the widow of William Gillihan. She was born in 1821, and died April 5, 1854 and was buried on the claim. There were two children from his second marriage. She had three children from her first marriage: Isabella born 1844 in Missouri; Sarah born 1846 in Oregon; and William T. born 1848 in Oregon.

Daniel Lownsdale died May 4, 1862 and was buried at Lone Fir Cemetery, in Portland.

Children of Daniel & Ruth (Overfield) Lownsdale:

James P. O. Lownsdale was born January 1, 1830 at Princeton, Gibson county, Indiana. In 1851, he came to Portland via the isthmus, and remained until 1853, when he returned to Princeton where he entered into business with his uncle. He there married, in 1854, to Sarah R. Milburn, the daughter of Robert Milburn. His father's declining health again brought him to Portland, but received word of his death at San Francisco. Business caused him to remain, where he became an active member of Portland society. At the 1874 city directory, he was a lawyer in Portland.(2)
Children of Daniel & Nancy (--?--) Lownsdale:

Millard Oregon Lownsdale, born about 1852.(3) He had as his guardian, James P. O. Lownsdale, his half brother.(4)

Ruth Adalaide Lownsdale, born ; married (--?--) Hoyt, and in 1890 was a resident of Columbia County. In 1868, at the age of 14, she chose as her guardian John A. Blanchard. She married May 17, 1870 at the house of John A. Blanchard, to Eugene Semple.(5) He was born in 1840 in Bogota, South America, his father being Minister of the U. S. at Granada. He studied the law, graduating in 1863, when he left for Portland where he set up a law office. Through the years he served as editor of the Daily Oregon Herald, state Printer of Oregon, clerk of the circuit court, Portland Police commissioner, and in 1882 removed to Vancouver where he followed the timber industry. He was appointed Territorial Governor of Washington, an office he held until 1889.(6)
Aug 22, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Martin GILLIHAN
b 30 Oct 1824 Jackson Co, TN;
d 26 Jan 1906 Portland,
Multnomah Co, OR buried at the Old City Cemetery in Vancouver, Clark Co, WA. Martins parents were Thomas GILLIHAN & Lucinda "Lucy" BROWN.

In 1844 Martin left Polk County, Missouri and started across the overland trail with ox teams and driving a band of cattle along with the Wagon group called the California Company or the Cornelius GILLIAM Wagon Train. Martin married first on 21 May 1844 on the Oregon Trail to Elizabeth AZBILL/ASABILL daughter of Franklin M ASBELL/ASABELL, they may have had a child in 1844 along the Oregon Trail possibly in MO. They divorced later in Sep 17, 1846 (Bill of Divorce).
After 6 months on the Oregon Trail they arrived in Washington County, Oregon, he worked on a ranch during winter and following spring. In 1845 he farmed independently on a piece of land & in fall of 1846 came to Sauvie's Island. He settled there on farm of 640 acres now owned and occupied by John Howell. In the spring of 1847 he traded his land for 3 Cayuse horses, and with his brother WILLIAM, rode on horseback down into
California, where they worked in the woods near San Francisco. Later on he worked on a ranch near Santa Clara and in the spring of 1848 went to Sutter Mills & saw first gold taken out of that place. Returned to Oregon fall of 1848 and in spring of 1849 returned again to California across mountains with ox teams & prospected/mined in vicinity of
Hangtown. Returned to Oregon in winter of 1849 accompanied by his BROTHER'S WIDOW and her 3 children & located on the farm belonging to
Mrs. Gillihan (widow), but which was purchased from her by her brother-in-law Martin Gillihan in 1850.
Martin married second to Sarah C Howell on Dec 15, 1850 and had 13 kids settling a Donation Land Claim this same year signed by President U. S. Grant. Sarah and her family had traveled the Oregon Train also in 1850.
In the 1970's Martin traveled back eastward (probably to Missouri) to bring some of his other brothers west; Gideon & Thomas GILLIHAN by Wagon Train.
NOTE: A photo of Martin's tombstone can be found in our photo section.
Aug 22, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Confederate Soldiers Graves:

The Confederate Soldiers Graves are located approx. 3 miles south of Chestnut Mound in the Tom Hollow off St. Mary's Hollow Road. These graves are located in a very narrow hollow that can be entered at #197 St. Mary's Hollow Road. There is a very rough road accessible by fourwheel drive for one-half mile and then a walk of 3/10 mile. It is one of the most remote areas of Smith County. Formerly there were two or three cabins in the hollow but none today. Uriah R. Gillihan from Jackson Co. TN and T.W. Phillips from Overton Co. TN had been members of the 28th Confederate Infantry and had fought in several major battles such as, Shiloh, Fishing Creek, Stone's River. Both had been either wounded or sick and were furloughed from the army. Gillihan and Phillips met in Putnam Co in the spring of 1865 while on the way home. Lee had surrendered in April but they were not aware of it. They attended a dance at Buffalo Valley and became involved in a dispute. Fearing for their lives they left Buffalo Valley and went to the home of Charles F. Burton, arriving about daylight. Mr. Burton being a Southern Sympathizer fed the two boys and sent them to hide in a cabin down in the Tom Hollow. They were discovered by the Home Guard who marched them around the area, then physically tormented them with bayonets. They were then tied to separate trees and shot by the Union men. When the two bodies were discovered Charles F. Burton had them wrapped in blankets and buried. Mr. Burton had a rock wall built around the graves which he kept clean and decorated with flowers for the remainder of his life. There are descendents of the Burton family, and the Lewis Fletcher family, who helped bury the soldiers, still living in the Chestnut Mound area who are knowledgeable about this event.In the 1970's Guy Boyd, grandson of Lewis Fletcher, that helped build the wall around the gravesin 1865, was instrumental in getting stone markers placed at the graves. In Vol.V. No. 1 of the Smith County Historical & Genealogical Society newsletter is a article by Katheryn Frye Dickens titled TOM HOLLOW REVEALS CONFEDERATE HISTORY. This is a well researched and interesting account of this event. Listed in Smith County Cemeteries - South of the Cumberland River Pg.186.
Confederate Soldiers Grave
Photos of the graves can be found in our photo section. They were taken by
John Waggoner Jr. - [external link]
Aug 24, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Flavil GILLIHAN
BIRTH: 3 APR 1912, Lunenburg, Izard Co. AR
DEATH: 1960
BURIAL: Cashmere, WA
Father: Benjamin GILLIHAN
MARRIAGE: 30 NOV 1935, Lunenburg, Izard Co. AR
Alvin Harrison GILLIHAN
Shirley Jean GILLIHAN
Calvin James GILLIHAN,
BIRTH: 18 SEP 1946
Aug 24, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Daniel Linder Richardson
(3/11/1823 Hardin Co., KY [HKy] - 6/1/1904 HKy )
Lydia Ann Funk [d/o William and Mary Gillihan]
( 2/7/1826 Washington Co., KY- 11/17/1921 HKy)
m 5/15/1845 HKy
Lydia's Brother, Sgt. Levi Funk 1st KY Cav. (US) died at Andersonville [GA] (CSA POW Camp)

John William Richardson (8/11/1846 HKy - 12/29/1926
D. Old Soldiers Home, Sawtelle, CA) d.s.p.
Pvt Co I 123 IL INF US
Jacob Franklin Richardson (3/25/1848 HKy - 11/23/1930 Ontario, CA)
m 9/28/1876 St. Joseph, MO Sarah Isabelle Pore (d/o William) (10/8/1858 Keokuk, Lee Co., IA- 7/6/1931 Ontario, OR)
Mary Catherine Richardson (2/15/1850 HKy - 4/7/1909 HKy)
David Franklin Wright ( 9/24/1843 HKy - 10/9/1924HKy)
Pvt Co I 28 KY INF US
Robert F. Richardson (8/29/1852 HKy - 9/9/1899 HKy) d.s.p.
Kate Berry
Elizabeth Richardson (3/11/1855 HKy - 6/7/1942 HKy)
Rev. John Robert Martin
Richard Levi Richardson (2/23/1857 HKy - 5/19/1928 Portland, OR)
m 2/27/1889 Vernon Co., MO Jennie Russell (9/29/1868 MO - 7/21/1963 CA)
Daniel Webster Richardson (6/20/1860 HKy - 9/19/1923 HKy)
m 12/15/1886 Rhoda Ann (Peters d/o James, Jr.) (1/11/1868 HKy- 12/29/1938 HKy)
Sally Ann Richardson (5/8/1868 HKy - 11/11/1938 HKy)
Robert Handford Peters (s/o James, Jr.) (9/1/1871 HKy - 3/24/1947 HKy)
Tombstones of Daniel Linder and Lydia Ann (Funk) Richardson located in the Richardson Family Cemetery on a hill overlooking the site of their log cabin. On Daniel's tombstone it reads "G.A.R. Co. I 10th KY Vol Inf 1861 ..."
(Note) G.A.R. means Grand Army of the Republic which is what the Union (US) Army was called then. Daniel served as a Sergeant throughout the Civil War. Sgt. Daniel L. Richardson was 1 of only 29 men of "Co. I" who were mustered out in 12/6/1864, of the men who were in the original muster of 85 on 11/21/1861. The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry was in many bloody battles including Shiloh, Murfreesburo, Chickamaunga, Atlanta, ...
The Rev. Daniel L. Richardson was a Methodist minister after the Civil War, in Vertrees, Kentucky.

John Richardson (10/21/1791 Worcester Co., MD - 6/1/1841 Hardin Co., KY)
US Soldier, War of 1812
William Sawyer Richardson (5/8/1825 Hardin Co., KY- 8/13/1871 Vernon Co., MO) d.s.p. Co E 38 IL Vol Inf US
Mary Elizabeth Richardson (11/21/1836 Hardin Co., KY - 8/15/1908 Bates Co., MO) m 12/25/1860 Coles Co., IL
John William Morrison (8/9/1839 Hardin Co., KY - 10/30/1887 Rockville, MO)
Co I 123 IL Vol Inf US
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Bev Gillihan Memoirs of Israel P. Spencer
Civil War Veteran
Written 1910

My oldest brother, Morton L. Spencer, enlisted in Co. B. 23 N. Y. Infantry for two years. In August, 1862, M. M. Loyden, who had been a Lieutenant in Co. B., 23 and had resigned was recruiting for the next company that he could be a commissioned officer in and that happened to be Co. A, 136 N. Y. V. Fred enlisted and I enlisted on the 6th day of August, 1862, I being 18 years, 2 months old, and were assigned to Co. A. In the organization of the regiment, A. T. Cole was Captain, M. M. Loyden, 1st Lieutenant, Webster, 2nd Lieutenant, A. S. Cole, Orderly Sergeant.
In the latter part of September we went in to Camp of Instruction at Portage Falls, N.Y. We were here learning the drill tactics and manual of arms not to exceed two months. It was a beautiful place situated on the banks of the Genesee River just above the falls, in fact, two of them. A high trestle rail road bridge, said at the time to be the highest in the world, was located here. It was regular lattice work, any piece in it could be taken out and another part put in its place. The 130th N. Y. V. were here at the same time, but left for the front some time before we did. Our board at this place was furnished by contractors and was the poorest quality, the worst get - bread, meat and coffee-that I ever attempted to swallow.
Some time, I think it was the sixth day of September, we drew uniforms and arms and started for the seat of war. Arriving at Washington, D. C., we were marched to the Soldiers Retreat for grub, such slush as they gave us was enough to make a good soldier retreat, but we thought it was all right and soon got out of that place.
We crossed the Potomac River on the famous Chain Bridge and went into camp on Arlington Heights amongst fleas and grayback. We probably were here about two weeks when we were started on the march out in to the interior of Old Virginia.
We were assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Eleventh Corps. The Brigade was composed of the 33 Mass., 55 Ohio, 73 Ohio and the 136th N.Y. We were marched through the historic Fairfax Court House, Centerville, Manassas Junction, Bull run, and out to Thoroughfare Gap. At this point we stayed for perhaps ten days-dome of the time company roll call came every hour. The cause of this, at that time being young in the business, we did not understand, but a year later we would say, "Look out for the Johneys." Thoroughfare Gap is one of the passes through the Blue Ridge Mountains and one side or the other might slip through and the other not know of it. Consequently, it was guarded. How long we played around this part I don't know, but in a short time we took the back track.
Burnside was having his fight at Frederickburg. This was in December, 1862, and I suppose we were on the road to reinforce him. We got within hearing of the cannon but the battle was over and we not in it. In going across the old battlefield of Bull Run past the Stone House, we saw a good many corpse that had been buried partially washed out by the rain. At one place there was an arm sticking out straight. I and the rest th ought that it was horrible, of course, but before our time was up, we could look on such things and think nothing of it. Brother Mort was hit in the arm at Fredericksburg. I have seen the minie ball that was cut out of his arm.
How many places we went to and where I do not remember. I recall that for quite awhile we were engaged in building corduroy road somewhere between Fairfax and some other place, but there was not very much hard labor done by the most of us. We were, the most of us, unfit for any sort of work. Not being used to the climate and the rations we go not agreeing with our digestive organs, we were the most of us badly afflicted with the usual disease, diarrhea.
We finally settled down at a place called Banksford on the Rappahannock River. At this place we were called on to do very arduous duties-on picket duty every other day, and drill, drill, drill all the time when not otherwise engaged. Carry your gun at a shoulder arms until you would think your arm would come out of its socket, and curse under your hat, but it did no good, we had it to do just the same. Here is where I first saw the rail and knapsack drill. It consists of a rail about all a man can carry. He has to shoulder it and march on a beat with a guard on the watch to see that he does not put it down, and by the time he is through, he thinks he will not shirt duty nor steal anymore. The knapsack is filled with stones and the punishment is about the same. I never got any of it.
I remember one night, while on duty as picket on the river, rations being short, of having some corn and putting it in a tin can with ashes, boiling it and washing it, and then eating the corn and thought it was mighty good. While here, the boys used to trade with the Confederates-coffee or tobacco. The Captain we had at this time was name Buell. He had a brother on the other side, and it was suggested, and I think it was true, that by some arrangement the brother came across and they met and had a talk. It got out and Mr. Buell resigned. Some time previous all of our commissioned officers had got tired of war and gone home. The regiment did guard duty at this place until Burnside's famous Wind Campaign ended, (see history) and he was relieved from command of the Army of the Potomac, and General Joe Hooker was appointed when we went into winter quarters at Stafford Court House.
One of the first duties of a soldier is to provide as good a house to live in as he can. four, and sometimes six, mess together and live through the winter in the same hut built out of split logs or round poles, whichever were easiest to get. This winters camp was mostly of round poles, built up with four foot walls covered with our shelter tents. If the gang were industrious enough, they would build a mud fire place at one end. If not, have the fire out in front of the company street.
Battalion and company drills and march duty took up the most of the time. But the most arduous duty was the job of getting wood. It was all of the pine specimen and of a young growth. We had to cut it and carry it on our shoulders to camp, and the longer we stayed in the one place, the farther away the wood was. No small job to supply the camp and I have no doubt many a man broke his back doing so.
The 23 N. Y. at this time was encamped at Bell Plains and Fred and I got a pass. You see, you had to have a pass to go most anywhere. We went down to see Brother Mort, but he happened to be off on some detail, so did not meet him until the war was over. Some of the boys in his company we were aquatinted with and had a good visit. I don't know how Virginia is for sun and cold generally, but that winter was bad enough to suit us Northern boys. Francis Barlow, a regular officer now in command of the brigade, was regular martinet in everything pertaining to the soldiers duties. He won great distinction afterwards in another command.
Things move along until 27 April 1863, when order came to draw ten-days rations. Think of carrying ten-days group, sixty rounds of ammunition, bag and baggage, strike camp, and be prepared for a hard campaign. Away they go, the Commanding General alone know where. The first day the road was literally covered with overcoats, blankets, shirts , pants and everything that would lighten the loads, and some things besides. We crossed the Rappahannock River at Kelly's Ford, the Rapidan at Ealys Ford.
After crossing this last ford, while marching along in column without any thought of danger, a rebel battery away off on our right began to throw some shells at the column. This was our first experience under fire. Of all the ducking and dodging and rushing ahead I ever saw, it was then, but never afterwards. They were shooting way over and did not hurt anyone in our regiment, and don't think they did in the brigade. We were now near Chancellorsville, where there was a heavy battle, but so far as I know, we, that is our brigade, did not fire a shot during the whole fight. We were ordered out of the place in line of the Eleventh Corps just before Jackson made h is charge on the left flank of that corps, and where I went, I don't know, but wherever find find on the maps, Barlow's Brigade, there we were! And ten days grub was ll gone and eating raw beef. History tells how Hooker was defeated and fell back to his old camping ground, and the Eleventh Corps was made to bear the blame, but if you'll read impartial testimony, General O. O. Howard, the Eleventh Corps Commander, was at fault.
In June the Gettysburg Campaign began. We were then somewhere near Catletts Station, Virginia, from which place we moved leisurely through Centerville to Goose Creek, Virginia, thence across the Potomac River to Frederick City, Maryland, through Boonesboro, Emmetsburg, and arrived at Gettysburg July first at about one o'clock. Our line ws formed along the stone wall of what is called the Tauneytown Road. This position we held throughout the three days fight. Cemetery Ridge, just at our backs, was covered with artillery and when the and the rebel artillery were playing on each other, they fairly lifted us off the ground. On the second day, when out on the skirmish line I got h it in the left shoulder, I did not know how bad it was, but helped another badly wounded man back to the general field hospital which was situated back of the cemetery in a sort of a hollow. Having arrived at the hospital grounds, I took off my jacket and took a look at that rebel scratch. It did not look very serious so I slid into that jacket, picked up this enfield, and way I went to where Company A, 136 N. Y. was. I found them in the same old position.
None of the heavy fighting came in our immediate front, but we could away to our left where it was gong on. The height of the third day after the battle was over, the most heartrending cries, groans, and curses from the wounded men out on the battlefield filled he air, and I was glad to get out of its hearing. History will tell all who wish to read about what took place here in three days fight.
From Gettysburg we followed the Rebel Army up through Maryland to Hagerstown and across some of the old Antietam battlefield, Boonsboro Gap and other places, the names I have forgotten. We then recrossed the Potomac River back into the state of Virginia.
In September, 1863, the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps were loaded onto the cars somewhere in Virginia. I don't know the place now, and we started on a five day and six night ride down through Ohio, Indian to Jefferson City, Indiana. Here we crossed the Ohio River to Louisville, Kentucky and thence to Nashville, Tennessee, and from this place to Bridgeport, Alabama. The smoke of a magazine which had exploded had not cleared away and they were picking up the dead and wounded when we got off the train. This was - I guess, the longest rid, the most of it on top of the cars-and cattle cars at that - I ever had. We were treated right royally and had lots of good things to eat while going through Ohio and Indiana.
We did not stay very long at Bridgeport. We shouldered our packs and struck over the mountains to Stephenson, Alabama, and were strung out a company at a place to do guard duty along the rail road. Our company was station at a bridge at a creek called Crow Creek. We perhaps were here two weeks and not much to do. Here I learned to make corn bred in an old Dutch oven. We would take the corn to an overshot grist mill of ancient order, and let the old miller take out his toll. The inhabitants living in this vicinity were of the low Corn-Cracker order. I don't remember of but one young man, and he did not have good sense. The women were of the low character.
We returned to Bridgeport and crossed the Tennessee River on pontoon boats, the railroad bridge being burned, on the twenty sixty of October, 1863. At this time I saw the boys and myself as well, so something out of the usual order. It was choice between hardtack and cartridges, and of course we must have something to eat, and we knew that where we were going they did not have but a mightily little, but we loaded ourselves with eighty rounds of cartridges at the expense of hardtack. We were pushed through Whiteside on to Wanhatchee Station. Close to the foot of Lookout Mountain and near Raccoon Mountain, I believe, we went into camp. Before we did, while marching along, the Rebs on top of Old Lookout tried to shell us, but they could not depress the muzzles of their guns enough to do any harm to us.
Now get Greeley's History of the Civil War and turn to page 434, and read three pages and you'll find out what we did that night at about midnight. This will give you a better idea than I can, though I'll say it is not conducive to good health to be climbing a steep hill with someone shooting towards you. This action gave us fellows from the Army of the Potomac-Paper Collars, White Gloves, etc., as we had been styled, a pretty good fellowship with the Army of the Cumberland. We put up works and held this position until about the twenty-first of November 1863, when we were taken across the Tennessee River to Chattanooga. We did not have very much fighting but a good deal of skirmishing.
As the Battle of Chattanooga was over, we were sent out to a station on some railroad called Red Clay Station which we burned and tore the track up. My, but how it did rain that night. I took two rails, laid he down on one end higher that the other so the water would run off, covered myself with a rubber blanket and went to sleep.
I think the next day we, along with a host of others, were put under the command of Sherman and marched to the relief of General Burnside who was besieged at Knoxville, Tennessee. We were started without any overcoats or blankets, and so far as our regiment was concerned we did not have scarcely anything but guns and extra cartridge boxes. It had begun to grow cold, and being without the necessary covering at night there was a good deal of grumbling. All the same, we made very good time. The troops crossed the Tennessee River at London on a bridge made of wagons. There were pushed in and planks put across from one to another. I do not remember how far it was across, but the water was not very deep. We passed through several small towns, and arrived at a place, I think, called Marysville, said to be some ten miles from Knoxville.
Here news came the Longstreet had attacked and had been repulsed, so we were turned on the back track for home, or Chattanooga. Nothing to eat but what we could find in this part of the country, and there was but a mightily little to find. It had been the home of the forager of both armies too long. Flour and sorghum was the most we got and the flour did not stay on the stomach much longer than it took to swallow the pancakes it was made into. Cold? Well, yes, and a fire had to be kept burning all night, turning first one side then the other to keep from freezing. One night, I remember very well, the ice was fully one inch thick. We were dirty and each one carried a thousand or more graybacks. It was simply impossible to get rid of them. I have seen the boys on the tramp, when the sun came out and we would stop to rest, yank off their shirts and kill what they could but hey did not h ardly make a beginning. But, as all things have a beginning, so they must have an end and we arrived at Chattanooga on Christmas, 1863. I myself was in the barefoot squad and with pants gone up to the knees, I suppose I was rather pretty to look at.
We were marched around under the point of Old Lookout and went into camp at or near Wanhatchee and put up winter quarters where we stayed until about the first of May, 1864. During our stay in these quarters we had a very good time, camp and picket duties were not very hard and wood was quite handy to get during the winter. I was one of a lot of the boys who climbed to the summit of Lookout Mountain and went to the village of Summerville, but there ws not much to the place. Standing from the top of the mountain one of the most splendid views can be seen into four different states.
At this place and time the 73rd and 55th Ohio veterened, that is reenlisted. Two of the boys did not and they were assigned to the mess. I was in until the regiment returned from its furlough.
The only time I was every punished during my service was here. While out on battalion drill, the Lieutenant Colonel, Faulkner who was drilling us gave the command, right dress and by some hook or crook, he happened to get his eyes on me. He rode up to the captain and told him to send me to the Guard House under arrest. We always thought he had it in for our company anyway because we were at the head of the regiment and the company from his own home was B., on the extreme left. Well or course when we arrived at quarters, Jen Wycoff, a sergeant from A Company and also Sergeant of the Guard escorted me to the Guard House. "Gee, Id, what's the matter", say he. I told him.
"Oh well, you'll not stay here very long," and I did not-about twenty minutes, I guess. The Lieutenant Colonel was a good drill master, but he liked commissary whiskey and was overbearing. "Peace to his ashes" if he left any.
One of the incidents that happened to a squad or rather a patrol one day was this: There were about a dozen of us from the picket reserve ordered to patrol the railroad out to a "Stockade". At least that was the way the sergeant in charge understood it. The railroad was one that ran to Trenton from Chattanooga. Well, we hit the ties in the forenoon and traveled until quite late and found no such thing as a stockade. So we started back. When within some three miles of the infantry picket, stumbling along in the dark, "Halt, Halt" rang out in front and away to our left. Did we scatter or lay down? You bet we did something of that sort. After answering the challenge it turned out to an advance cavalry picket post. They had see us go out, but we had not seen them. We arrived in camp sometime in the night. They had given us up as gobbled by the enemy, but we saw none. It was a trestle we were to go to.
Well, we lived pretty well that winter-not very cold, but at one time there was fifteen inches of snow, and I believe the peach trees were in bloom at the same time. I had a picture-ambrotype- taken while at this camp, the same on I have now.
On May seventh, 1864, we started on the Atlanta Campaign. The first move was out through Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, past the Chickamuga battlefield, and found a stopping place at Braggard's Roost. Yes, the Johneys from here held the front line and although they invariably had to drop back to some other entrenched positions, they held on here a while. But it was not long until we reached Dalton. From Dalton to Resaca on the fifteenth of May, we had it hot and heavy, that is our brigade. Remember, one does not know much about what transpires on in ones own sight.
We were ordered to charge and when we stopped, part of Company A was out in a cleared field on quite a hill with some rebel skirmish pits in and around. In front of us was quite a steep slope to come up to reach us, and the Gray boys tried twice to drive us back, but without success. Here I had a lock of hair clipped from over my left ear. I thought that was close enough.
It was up to the Johneys to get out and they did. Carrville, Burnt Hickory, Big Shanty, Kennesaw Mountains, Marietta and other places have a name in history. Chattahouchee River was crossed and the Battle of Peach Tree Creek was fought on July twentieth, 1864 and on the first of September we marched into the city of Atlanta. Remember that from the start in May until we had possession of Atlanta we were either directly under fire or within hearing of it, moving from one point to another or building breast works through rain and wind, sunshine and dust. It was a continuous job. We had got the necessary things that we had to carry own to the fine point, the whole consisting of one piece of shelter ten, gun blanket, sometimes two pieces of ten, shirt, socks, etc. All were rolled up and the ends tied together and c arried over the neck. When two or more camped together, some of the others would have a woolen blanket. The haversack was the main thing to look out for and see that it contained something to eat at all times. I don't believe we put up any tents only when it rained or when we were not on the move.
Anything thing I should have put in this narrative is that when we started on this campaign, we were known as the Twentieth Corps. Our Third Brigade, Third Division corps badge was a five pointed star. The day before we entered Atlanta, tobacco was very scarce among us privates. Even if we had money tobacco could not be found. I remember asking Dave Root for a chew. He said, "I'd rather give you ten cents." But, as we were a part of the advance in the city, the tobacco problem was solved for some time, at least for everybody that had anything to put a caddy or two of it in, did so, and boys that did not use it all took it to sell to them who did.
Our brigade was composed of the 20th Connecticut, 26th Wisconsin, 33rd Massachusetts, 73rd and 55th Ohio and 136 N.Y. We had had this organization from Chattanooga. Colonel James Wood, Jr., our colonel, was in command of the brigade most of the time. WE lay in camp at and around Atlanta building forts and doing guard duty, and sometimes going out with foraging trains On one of these expeditions I was taken with cramps in my legs, could not get them in any shape but what they would cramp. I got into one of the wagons and rode back to camp. That night I think I must have got delirious. It seems as though I was trying to stand on my head, and to this day I don't really know what I did do. I was reported to the doctors and the next morning got some quinine and dover powders. This was kept up for about two weeks but did not seem to get any stronger. Had some appetite but the rations did not taste good. I asked Bradley, hospital steward, "What's the matter?"
He said, "You had a tight squeeze from a run of fever, and you had better take your medicine."
I took one dose and burned up the other two. One day I thought I could stand it, so I went on guard, but I could not bear to have the waist belt on at all. This finished the guard business so far as I was concerned.
On November 15, 1864, we broke camp and started for Savannah, as it turns out, but of course privates did not know it. I put my outfit in a ambulance and rode part of the time, but the next day I got them out joined the company and was on of them from that time on. The first place of any note that we reached was Milledgeville, the capital of Georgia. Here I went into a house to get some flour to make pancakes out of. You see we had to live off the country and as a general thing we lived fairly good. Bacon, sugar, flour, hogs, chickens, sweet potatoes, sorghum all fell in the hands of the foragers. It was not a very hard trip and when there was enough to eat and no rain it really was a picnic. Nothing but skirmishing was going on in the advance. On the 10th of December, 1864 we closed in on the city of Savannah and formed line of battle and began to advance on the works. I remember one day going out on the front line as skirmisher under a newly commissioned lieutenant. He made us keep closed up and we were in plain view of one of the Rebel forts. Of course they let drive a dose of grape at us. One of them hit Dave Root, that is it spoiled his rubber blanket. He had it in his belt folded up and buckled around his waist. No one was hurt but Dave turned around quicker than he ever did in his life. No more closed-up column for us and we where our post was and got there in short order. Rations there were none, but of course the most of us had coffee saved up. Beef cattle were not beef anymore but just beef bones. There was or seemed to be plenty of rice, so it was soup and most of the time until the river could be opened and transports could come up with rations.
November 20 (December ?) we went into Savannah with a hurrah, went out and put up quarters and supposed we would stay there at least until spring. Our camp was amongst oak trees and they were covered with a live moss hanging in long strings, some of the strings being twenty feet long. Along towards Charleston it got cold with hail, snow and sleet weather. I suppose that was not very much seen at that latitude.
Sometime, I think in January, 1865 we crossed the Savannah River on the steamer Planter. While waiting to get aboard of her, we could see alligators sticking their snouts up out of the water. Not a very healthy place for a man should he fall in the water, I should judge. We landed on the South Carolina side and went into camp amongst the rice fields with the rice out and bound in bundles and set up in shocks. The place was called Hardee-Ville. All we had to do here was to thresh out what rice we could eat, clean it by putting in willow baskets and letting the wind blow the chaff out. Slow work but we managed to have enough to live on and since then I have not had much hankering for rice.
There were here the outlines of breastworks built to protect Savannah during the War of 182 with the English. There were large trees growing on them. There were thousands of acres of rice and canal cut running through the land-canals built so the land could be covered with water in order to grow the rice. The river rose to a great big flood and came very nearly drowning a lot of men and carrying away the pontoon bridges. These bridges were of a skeleton sort, covered with heavy canvas. They could be taken all to pieces and put together again in a very short time.
In February we were again on the move, going through the state of South Carolina-marching day and night through mud-mud, fording rivers and swamps, sometimes breaking the ice and we had to pull off shoes, roll up pants, hurry as fast as possible to get through, tearing up railroads and living off the country as we went. There was no fighting to stop this column, some skirmishing but nothing serious.
Arriving at the capital of South Carolina, Columbia, our corps crossed the Saluda River and did not enter the city but think we passed through Cheran. Before we arrived at this place we passed through several places, some I do not know, but Aken and Edesto I remember.
After passing Columbia, we passed through Winnsboro crossing the Catawba and PeDee Rivers, moving steadily along until we arrived at Fayettville, North Carolina, on the Cape Fear River. Crossing this river we pushed forward and on the fifteenth of March, 1865 we ran into a line of battle well entrenched. Sharp fighting occurred here.
The next night after the enemy fell back, I was one of a detail to go on picket. We were in sight of the camp fires of our troops. I and some other built fires on the line which was strictly against orders. There was quite a row about it when the officer of the day made his rounds. The result of it was that those of us concerned went and reported ourselves at brigade headquarters. Some staff officer took our names, regiment and company. We expected to catch the devil as at this time we had a Massachusetts man commanding the brigade by the name of Cogswell, but we never heard any more about it.
Here I was as well relate the way I lost my gun, the only one I ever lost, way back in the mud, and we had lots of it. Marching one night we had been trudging along sometimes on the run, then again just moving. We lay dow to get what rest we could. I went to sleep-don't know how long-but the first thing I knew we were marching along and some one said, "Spencer where is your gun?"
I says, "Back there in the corner of the fence." Probably it's there yet. I got one of the boys to steal one for me and I was too honest a boy at that time to do anything of that kind.
Read up on Sherman's march and you will find this part of it was no picnic. When we went into line of Battle at Averysboro, I carried a five-quart pail of cooked beans, and I think that was all we had, that is, Fred and I. Charles Graves was killed here.
From here we went through pine trees, pitch pine, soil of yellow sand and at the camp fires we all got smoked so we looked like darkeys. No soap to wash with, so it stuck for sometime. We passed close to a large rosin factory on fire. It was reported there were hundreds of barrels in there. We could hear the roar of it for a mile. A dense black column of smoke went straight up and once in a while the flames would burst through the top a hundred feet high-such things happen in war.
We move along, and on the nineteenth of March, 1865, the army again ran up against the Rebels. Under General Joe Johnson at a place called Bentonville, the fighting began late in the afternoon. Our regiment finally brought up in a swamp, how far the Rebel breastworks I don't know but not very far as we could hear them talk. There the firing slacked up a little. It wa a hot lace to be in. After awhile my cartridges gave out, I turned to Dave Root and said, "What will I do I am out of cartridges?". I don't know what he said or whether he said anything for a bullet just then hit my left forearm. "Good God." say I and away I went to the rear-gun left behind. The same bullet hit another of our boys, Will Gardner, this wound was through the elbow. We found our way back to the field hospital. Although it was after dark yet it was very light on account of the number of fires. Arriving at the hospital I did not see anything more of Garner for he had to have his arm take care of. They took about four inches of the bone out of his elbow while my wound proved to be only a good flesh wound and by bathing it in water I got along well enough.
The next day the army moved forward again and I was put in a wagon with a lot more. This was called the ambulance train. There were two in a wagon. I was in and one with a leg off and one with an arm gone and when the mules went on a trot over the corduroy road the language some of those boys used would shook a preacher.
I don't remember how long we were going but we pulled into the town of Goldsboro and were divided around in the different buildings used for hospital purposes the slightly wounded by themselves and take care of themselves. My arm was black and blue to the should and all I had to do was to keep the wound bathed in cold water. We were quartered in an old building that had been used as a hospital before. There were probably a dozen of us in our part. There was a Negro soldier there, badly wounded belonging to some of the troops that arrived at Goldsboro before we did. There was no surgeon to see to him and he died one night and I helped to carry him out. There was also a woman in one of the rooms who could not talk only sort of mumble and there was a lot of fat meat on a desk left for her as we supposed by the Rebels. Some of the boys notified the doctors and they came down and took her away on a stretcher. We were here maybe a week when one day the came down and examined us and set all of us to our different regiments. At which place I arrived in good time but as my arm was still lame I had to go to the doctor and get excused from duty.
I don't know how long we stayed here, it was but a short time however. We were on the march the first day, I guess, when I saw a second cousin, Israel Lewis a member of the 85th N. Y. who was at Goldsboro. A short talk and we separated to meet in after years as private citizens.
Our route lay direct for Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, and we out towards the Confederate Army, a day's march when the news came that Lee had surrendered to Grant.
I think we probably stayed here in Raleigh a couple of days when the whole of Sherman's army turned the head of the column towards Richmond, Virginia. I have no idea what places we passed through nor how long we were going that distance. But I do know and at that every one that had a foot it said that was the hardest marching we ever had. My feet were both blistered and everyone else was in the same condition I guess. If there was water handy at every rest off came shoes an socks and in the water went the feet. We passed through some of the battlefields around Richmond but did not stop here any length of time.
Leaving Richmond we headed for Washington passing through some of the hardest fought battlefields. Our camp one night was on the old Chancellorville battleground. Using a grave for a pillow I slept as soundly as anyone could. Of course I did not know it was a grave when we camped here as it was dark. No tents were ever put up at night unless it was raining.
We arrived at the Capital and took part in the Grand Review of the Armies after which we were marched out of the city and went into camp. Here Captain Cole joined the company. He had been captured by the Johneys while coming through the Carolinas out foraging. The Hon. A. A. Lewis, mother's brother came into camp one day. He was at Washington on a pleasure trip and to see the sights. There also came C. Lerner, E. Cowles, E. Newton and C. Davie, boys from our town who belonged to a band stationed at the Capital. We had a pleasant time here, running around and seeing the sights. I went in to the city-Washington-twice but did not go to the Capital nor White House. I did not at that time think much about seeing them. In fact as I look at it now I wish I had but at that time did not.
We were mustered out and discharged here on the 13th day of June, 1865. From here we were put on the cars and our next stopping place was Rochester, N. Y. where we went into camp on the fair grounds and were paid off, received our discharge papers and were once more foot loose or free men. From Rochester, Company A once more took the cars and they soon began dropping off at different stations, a good many stopped at Wellsville, N.Y. The Bolivar squad got of at Scio and here we hired a team to take us to Boliver. Arriving at the Newton House about dusk. We stacked arms in the bar room, saw a few old friends, took a drink, and I shouldered my outfit and started for home on and one half miles away south.


Some time during 78 or 79 through the instrumentality or some thing else of Phineus Peck who lived on Sauvies Island I began to correspond with a widow by the name of S. A. Gillihan at Vancouver Washington. Then after a correspondence of some time I don't know just how long, perhaps she can tell, I went over on the island to see her. Some people would call it sparking. The weather was terrible cold and I believe the Columbia River froze over that winter. Well to cut this short, "The rats and the mice they made such a strife, I went to Vancouver to get me a wife." Or rather the landing at Gillihans was called Potato Hole, some three miles below Vancouver. She was willing and so was I. We were married on the third day of June, 1880 in the parlor of the National Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Whether we have made a success of married life, I'll leave the readers of this journal to judge.
We moved in on the homestead the 13th of July, 1880. One hundred dollars was the capital stock of the corporation. This served to get household goods and some grub to eat, one cow and some hens. What we have got, it took hard work to accumulate.
NOTE: The history of the Spencer family in and around Vernonia, Oregon are numerous. Sarah and Israel had 4 children: Omar C. born 1881 in Vernonia, Oregon d: 1964, Oral G. born 1882 in Vernonia, Margaret E. born 1887 in Vernonia and Robert Lloyd born 1890, died 28 Jan 1993 in Vernonia.
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Bev Gillihan MARRIAGES:

County of Record Blaine Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Hailey
Date of Marriage 25 Apr 1917
County of Record Blaine Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Picabo
Date of Marriage 25 Nov 1909
John Milton GILLIHAN
County of Record Blaine Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Hailey
Date of Marriage 29 Sep 1928
Virgil Leroy GILLIHAN
Jeanne Rose WILLIAMS
County of Record Blaine Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Hailey
Date of Marriage 26 Dec 1936
County of Record Blaine Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Hailey
Date of Marriage 22 Apr 1900
William M. WHITING
County of Record Shoshone Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Wallace
Date of Marriage 17 Apr 1921
Virginia Jane Gay GILLIHAN
County of Record Blaine Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Hailey
Date of Marriage 31 Dec 1937

Name Date Age Book/Page/Record County State More Info
GILLIHAN, 8 Mar 1917 rec. #016967 BLAINE ID More Info
GILLIHAN, 8 Mar 1917 rec. #016967 BLAINE ID More Info
GILLIHAN, BETTY JEANNE 30 Jun 1940 rec. #119654 BLAINE ID More Info
GILLIHAN, DORA PEARL 18 Jul 1936 rec. #099544 BLAINE ID More Info
GILLIHAN, GEO DAVID 10 Feb 1933 rec. #082801 BLAINE ID More Info
GILLIHAN, GROVER FRANKLIN 4 Sep 1930 rec. #071987 BLAINE ID More Info
GILLIHAN, JOHN C. 15 May 1931 rec. #075097 BLAINE ID More Info
GILLIHAN, NANCY J. 28 Apr 1925 rec. #049176 BLAINE ID More Info
Picabo Cemetery - Blaine County, Idaho

Gillihan, J. C.,
b. Aug 11, 1845, d. May 15, 1931,
Row 3
Gillihan, Minnie L,
b. 1910, d. 1939,
Row 3
Gillihan, Nancy J,
b. Feb 06, 1844, d. Apr 28, 1925,
w/o John C,
Row 3
Blaine County, Idaho - 1917-1918

Gillihan, Frank H.
29 Aug 1873 W Blaine ID

Gillihan, George David
18 Oct 1875 Blaine ID
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Bev Gillihan Name of Child Place of Birth County Date of Birth Father's Name Mother's Name Mother's Maiden Name

Gillihan, Benona H.
Gallatin Daviess
Sept 16 1886
W. C. Gallihan Gillihan,
Mary J. Brosius

Benona H. Gillihan
Gallatin Daviess
Wm. C. Gillihan
Mary J. Gillihan Brosius
No. of Child of this Mother-11th.

Gillihan, Clarence Goodwin
Columbus Twp Johnson
May 17 1885
Gillihan, John M. Gillihan, Sacha ??eth Kelley
No. of Child of this Mother-12th.
Johnson C 3501 88 227
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Bev Gillihan Martin Gillihan
Age: 54
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Columbia, Multnomah, Oregon
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Sarah C. Gillihan
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: NC

Presley Gillihan (Martin Gillihan, Sarah C. Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR W TER So

Rebecca Ann Gillihan (Martin Gillihan, Sarah C. Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR Oregon Daughter

Sara Eliza Gillihan (Martin Gillihan, Sarah C. Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR Oregon Daughter

Mary Gillihan (Martin Gillihan, Sarah C. Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR Oregon Daughter

Harriet Gillihan (Martin Gillihan, Sarah C. Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR Oregon Daughter

Clara Gillihan (Martin Gillihan, Sarah C. Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR Oregon Daughter

Thomas N. Gillihan
Age: 31
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Columbia, Multnomah, Oregon
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Mary Jane Gillihan
Father's birthplace: TN
Mother's birthplace: TN

Rosa A. Gillihan (Thomas N. Gillihan, Mary Jane Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR Missouri Daughter

Florine L. Gillihan (Thomas N. Gillihan, Mary Jane Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR Oregon Daughter

Leona M. Gillihan (Thomas N. Gillihan, Mary Jane Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR W TER Daughter

Walter F. Gillihan (Thomas N. Gillihan, Mary Jane Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR W TER Son

Millie E. Gillihan (Thomas N. Gillihan, Mary Jane Gillihan)
Columbia, Multnomah, OR Oregon Daughter
Wm R Gillihan
Age: 21
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Cornelius, Washington, Oregon
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Ada F. Gillihan
Father's birthplace: TN
Mother's birthplace: TN

Robt. H. Gillihan Columbia, Multnomah, OR Missouri Nephew

James T Gillihan (Wm R Gillihan, Ada F. Gillihan)
Cornelius, Washington, OR WA TERR Son
Elizabeth Gillihan vs. Martin Gillihan.
Filed by Elizabeth.
[Oregon Spectator 4/9 Jul 1846]
Township 2 North, Range 1 West
claim # surname first names section

3239 Gillihan Martin 10-14-15-23
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Bev Gillihan Name Age Newspaper Section Page Date
GILLIHAN, ANNA CLEMMA 92 Eastern Arizona Courier 28 NOV 1979
GILLIHAN, KEVIN J. 31 Arizona Republic B8 01 MAR 1992
GILLIHAN, THOMAS E. 81 Arizona Republic CL 15 08 AUG 1996
GILLIHAN, THOMAS E. 81 Arizona Republic B 3 09 AUG 1996
GILLIHAN, THOMAS E. 81 Arizona Republic CL 42 10 AUG 1996
GILLIHAN, WILLIAM H. 82 Arizona Republic C 26 24 AUG 1969
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Bev Gillihan Last name First name Maiden name Middle name Age Date (year-month-day) Newspaper

Gillihan Betty Chandler Jean 65 1993-03-20 Bloomington Herald-Times

Gillihan Bill L 67 2004-10-28 Bloomington Herald-Times

Gillihan Jesse Dean 20 1996-07-19 Bloomington Herald-Times

Gillihan Jesse "J.D." D. 20 1996-07-17 Bloomington Herald-Times

Gillihan Jesse "J.D." Dean 20 1996-07-18 Bloomington Herald-Times
Date of Death: Wednesday, December 24 1997
Place of Death: RESIDENCE
Age: 78
Date of Death:Wednesday, September 30, 1998
Place of Death: RESIDENCE
Age: 82
Gillihan, Ray
Address: Robards, Kentucky
Date of Death: Sunday, July 09, 2000
Cause of Death: cancer
Place of Death: residence
Age: 72
WIFE: Gillihan, Norma Robards, Kentucky married 52 yrs
Gillihan, James Edward
Address: New Harmony, Indiana
Date of Death: Friday, June 07, 2002
Place of Death: residence
Age: 67
Occupation: art and anitque appraiser
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Bev Gillihan Christian County, Kentucky

5 8 1919
Last Name First Name MI Age Death Place Residence Death Date Volume Certificate Death Volume Post-ems
GILLIHAN CLESSIE 024 MCCRACKEN MCCRACKEN 12-26-1939 062 30910 1939
GILLIHAN CORA A 079 MARSHALL MARSHALL 03-21-1970 015 07289 1970
GILLIHAN CORA A 090 WARREN WARREN 12-10-1960 059 29380 1960
GILLIHAN COY J 085 MCCRACKEN MCCRACKEN 05-30-1999 037 18301 1999
GILLIHAN CURTIS Q 003 TRIGG 03-06-1920 063 31337 1920
GILLIHAN DENNY B 057 MARSHALL MARSHALL 09-10-1959 041 20078 1959
GILLIHAN DORIS U/1 WARREN 05-25-1933 026 12720 1933
GILLIHAN ELELYN U U/1 SIMPSON 09-03-1926 049 24107 1926 Add
GILLIHAN FLORICE E 081 MCCRACKEN MCRACKEN 01-02-1995 009 04460 1995
GILLIHAN FLOY V 071 MARSHALL MARSHALL 10-31-1968 057 28156 1968
GILLIHAN FRANK 1 U/1 FAYETTE FAYETTE 01-04-1949 001 00476 1949
GILLIHAN FRANK R 048 FAYETTE FAYETTE 04-01-1967 016 07794 1967
GILLIHAN GEORGIA K 011 ALLEN 04-12-1934 017 08167 1934
GILLIHAN HATTIE M 031 MCCRACKEN 11-04-1918 072 35528 1918
GILLIHAN HENRY L 057 MCCRACKEN MCCRACKEN 04-09-1945 018 08733 1945
GILLIHAN INEZ 074 ALLEN ALLEN 11-18-1985 060 29891 1985
GILLIHAN JANICE S U/1 TRIGG 12-29-1940 023 11165 1940
GILLIHAN JENKINS 065 ALLEN ALLEN 03-29-1975 010 04794 1975
GILLIHAN JOHN T 091 WARREN WARREN 12-23-1993 070 34730 1993 Add
GILLIHAN JOHN W 061 CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN 10-31-1946 047 23339 1946
GILLIHAN L 1 U/1 JEFFERSON LOUISVILLE 05-23-1938 025 12148 1938
GILLIHAN L 1 U/1 JEFFERSON LOUISVILLE 05-23-1938 025 12149 1938
GILLIHAN L B V 072 JEFFERSON JEFFERSON 04-10-1984 018 08825 1984
GILLIHAN LACULIA 017 MCCRACKEN 03-16-1917 024 11889 1917
GILLIHAN LALA B 083 WARREN WARREN 10-12-1993 058 28726 1993 Add
GILLIHAN MARTHA J 074 MARSHALL MARSHALL 04-21-1942 042 20816 1942
GILLIHAN MARY 080 MCCRACKEN 03-05-1930 015 07378 1930
GILLIHAN MARY A 043 MCCRACKEN MCCRACKEN 02-29-1964 013 06451 1964
GILLIHAN MARY E 075 JEFFERSON JEFFERSON 07-19-1989 037 18291 1989
GILLIHAN MARY R 089 CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN 07-21-1973 034 16598 1973
GILLIHAN NEOLIUS N 003 JEFFERSON 01-20-1928 003 01458 1928
GILLIHAN PHILLIP 078 MCCRACKEN MCCRACKEN 11-13-1996 063 31425 1996
GILLIHAN ROXIE C 080 MCCRACKEN MCCRACKEN 09-07-1970 047 23017 1970
GILLIHAN RUFUS 068 LYON 07-12-1937 044 21963 1937
GILLIHAN S B 063 LOGAN 04-23-1931 021 10475 1931
GILLIHAN SAMUEL R 081 MCCRACKEN MCCRACKEN 01-02-1968 004 01705 1968
GILLIHAN SILAS C 067 TRIGG TRIGG 11-16-1985 060 29740 1985
GILLIHAN SILAS L 037 MCCRACKEN 03-11-1930 015 07377 1930
GILLIHAN TURNER H 044 JEFFERSON JEFFERSON 03-23-1953 011 05348 1953
GILLIHAN W P 077 CHRISTIAN MCCRACKEN 08-04-1955 031 15404 1955
GILLIHAN WILLIAM H 077 LOGAN TENNESSEE 11-10-1994 070 34501 1994
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Bev Gillihan Oregon Historical Records

Date 07-28-1902
Record Type Portland Births
Source City of Portland

Date 02-19-1901
Record Type Portland Births
Source City of Portland

Date 09-25-1897
Record Type Portland Births
Source City of Portland
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Bev Gillihan Last Name First Name Middle Name Suffix Date County Sex Marriage Status

Gillihan Addie S 02-07-1972 BROWN F WIDOWED
Gillihan Dennis Lloyd 01-05-1984 DENTON M
Gillihan Doyle M 03-30-1988 HOWARD M
Gillihan Gary Wayne 03-28-1966 DALLAS M MARRIED
Gillihan Hershel Edward 01-05-1995 DENTON M
Gillihan Jannie 12-26-1982 HARRIS F
Gillihan Jeffrey W 12-11-1996 HARRIS M
Gillihan Jerry Mack 09-05-1995 TARRANT M
Gillihan John Clay 05-21-1996 BOWIE M
Gillihan Julie J 08-05-1993 DALLAS F
Gillihan Melvin H 06-16-1972 GALVESTON M SINGLE
Gillihan Raymond L 01-04-1977 PECOS M
Gillihan Robert Daniel 03-04-1985 DALLAS M
Gillihan Robert Mitchell 09-02-1967 HOWARD M WIDOWED
Gillihan Rodney Sheridan 12-06-1998 GUADALUPE M
Gillihan Roy Kenneth 10-25-1980 COOKE M
Gillihan Rufus C 05-08-1974 ANDREWS M SINGLE
Gillihan Russell Cory 11-23-1996 TARRANT M
Gillihan Viola Alice 11-19-1984 COMAL F
Gillihan Wanda Lee 05-13-1994 MIDLAND F
Gillihan Winnie E 12-31-1990 HARRIS F

FORT WORTH -- Russell Cory Gillihan, 29, an artist, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at The Unity Church of Fort Worth. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials: AIDS Outreach Center of Fort Worth, 801 W. Cannon.
Russell Cory Gillihan was born July 19, 1967, in Fort Worth. He attended Azle High School, where he was active in the choir, Art Club and National Honor Society. He graduated fifth in his class at Azle High School in 1985. He attended the University of Texas and studied art. He later resided in West Hollywood, Calif., where he enjoyed the ocean and beach. He continued to study art and pottery at Santa Monica College. Russell moved back to Fort Worth in 1994 and became a member of The Unity Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, reading, the arts and his beloved family and friends. He is at peace with the Lord.
Survivors: Parents, Linda Gay and Thomas Craig Watson of Azle; brother, Jeffery Gillihan of Houston; grandparents, Harold and Rosie Hollister of Azle and Harold and Betty Watson of Fort Worth; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a dear friend, Jonathan Steele of Los Angeles.
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DATE OF BIRTH: 09/11/1892
DATE OF DEATH: 11/07/1955

DATE OF BIRTH: 09/05/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 04/01/1967

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/04/1890
DATE OF DEATH: 06/21/1977

DATE OF DEATH: 12/21/1930

DATE OF BIRTH: 09/01/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 03/17/2003

DATE OF BIRTH: 05/04/1916
DATE OF DEATH: 08/28/2003

DATE OF DEATH: 06/23/1929

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/01/1915
DATE OF DEATH: 11/18/1974

DATE OF BIRTH: 02/25/1920
DATE OF DEATH: 12/06/1998

DATE OF BIRTH: 04/10/1916
DATE OF DEATH: 12/08/1990
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Name of Passenger Residence Arrived Age on Arrival

Herbert Gillihan 1923 34
W. H. Gillihan London 1892 34
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BORN 1866
DIED 1945

BORN 1868
DIED 1932

BORN 1874
DIED 1949

BORN 1880

GILLIHAN, Bettie Nell
1 May 1913 – 17 Oct 1915
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHITTAKER CEMETERY
Putnam County, Tennessee

Born: 11 Sep 1887
Died: 20 May 1973

Maiden Name: Herring
Born: 03 Jan 1887
Died: 13 Nov 1963
Sep 24, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Gillihan, Alta,
b. 1925, d. 1931

Gillihan, James A.,
b. 1890, d. 1956, s/s Lena M.

Gillihan, Lena M.,
b. 1897, d. 1965
Sep 24, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan 1845 DAVIES CO. MISSOURI
Michael R Richardson
Arrathusa Marurah Gillihan

{Mary Ann Laverty of lawful age, citizen of Daviess Co, said under oath that she was an eye witness to marriage between said Michael R & Arrathusa in year 1845 in Hancock Co,Ill. Sworn before me 16 May 1860. John W Sheets,Clerk}

First Name: JOHN
Spouse- Last Name: JACOBS
Spouse- First Name: LUCRETIA
County: Johnson
Date: 4-14-1845
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Vanhooser, William
Gillihan, Betsy
15 Aug 1807

29 SEP 1888

27 MAR 1873

03 JUN 1896

11 SEP 1896
Washington County, Kentucky

BIRTH: 1800
Father: John HATTON
Mother: Hannah
FEB 05 1804 - JUL 19 1882
MARRIAGE: Washington County, Kentucky
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Bev Gillihan Munford, Helen Crigger Cemetery

6 Mar 1904-----2 Jun 1968

GILLIHAN, Chalmers H. and Laverne W.
21 Aug 1911-----5 Apr 1980 3 May 1915-----3 Dec 1991

GILLIHAN, Marion Talmage and Nora Newman
12 Nov 1908-----17 Aug 1964 6 Nov 1910-----4 Jul 1980
Randolph Cemetery

9 Apr 1864-----13 Sep 1910
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WHITE 12/22/1867 007/
WHITE 08/13/1841 002/
WHITE 05/29/1892 018/
WHITE 05/30/1896 019/
WHITE 07/10/1872 009/
WHITE 05/03/1891 017/
WHITE 12/06/1866 007/
WHITE 08/04/1886 015/
WHITE 03/07/1894 019/
WHITE 01/06/1897 020/
WHITE 01/06/1897 020/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SEAL’S CHAPEL CEMETERY, White Co., IL EMMA TOWNSHIP

b. Feb 16, 1916
wife of Jacob, b. Aug 30, 1918
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Q 395

S 330
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Bev Gillihan Clemmons Gillihan
b. March 27, 1882
d. December 6, 1975
Robert's Ferry Cemetery, Waterford, California
In Loving Memory Of

Lilly Love Gillihan
b. February 20, 1897
d. November 23, 1974
Robert's Ferry Cemetery, Waterford, California
In Loving Memory Of
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1900 - 1962

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