Lydia Armstrong Gilliland (Gillilan)

Lydia Armstrong, is my sixth great grandmother and a member of one of the best known families in Augusta County Virginia. Lydia was born October 17, 1755 and died on July 23, 1817. She married James Gilliland (my sixth great grandfather) who was a Revolutionary War Soldier born in Augusta County, Virginia. Marriage: Abt. 1781, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia

James started out as a private but was promoted to Lieutenant. He was granted a pension of $78.22 per annum on February 5, 1834.

You can find more information on James Gilliland here:

Partriot James Gilliland

James and Lydia Armstrong Gilliland had six sons: Robert, James, Nathan, William, Samuel, and George. They also had six daughters: Jane, Sarah, Elizabeth, Nancy, Lydia and Mary Polly.

After Lydia died in 1817, James Gilliland married James Edmiston’s widow Jane Smith Edmiston. Jane was the mother of Andrew Edmiston. Andrew Edmiston was married to James Gilliland’s daughter, Mary Polly Gilliland which means that James Gilliland was Andrew Edmiston’s father in law and Step-father.

Mary Polly Gilliland (daughter of James and Lydia Armstrong Gilliland) b. 4 July 1790 and Andrew Edmiston (son of James and Jane Smith Edmiston) b. 22 July 1777 were married on 8 January 1807.

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