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Gilleland Family Collection
1 Folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Erica Sgroi, April 2013


Biographical Note or Organizational History:

James Gilliland (or Gilleland) was born in 1781 and his brother John was born in 1789. They moved from Pennsylvania to Fayette County, Indiana in 1822. The Gilleland bought several tracts of land and appeared to be active in the community. James died in 1854 and John died in 1876. Both are buried in the Christian Church cemetery in Bentonville, Fayette County, Indiana. 


History of Fayette County, Indiana. Chicago: Warner, Beers &, 1885.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of two items, the first a letter addressed to Mr. James Gilliland, dated November 10, 1823 from Mr. Kirkpatrick. The other item, dated October 14, 1825, is a deed record.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. Gilleland Family Collection

11-10-1823 Letter from Mr. Kirkpatrick to James Gilliland
10-14-1825 Deed Record in Fayette County (Ind.) signed by William McKinney, James McKinney, William Owen, Adam Kendal, Joseph McKinney, and Witnessed by Manlove Caldwell and James Gilliland

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder, 2 items
Collection Dates: 1823,1825
Provenance:  Mrs. R. P. McDaniel, Dec. 1960
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
Alternate Formats: 
Related Holdings: OB67
Collection Notes: 

MA BA 5-6-2013