As I get new info I will get it here fast!!!
How we all got here...
The Gilliland's trace their history back to the Highlands of Scotland.It is recorded that a William Gilliland took part in a battle in 1676 between forces of the King of England and the Scotch. The king won and "Willy" had to flee for his life. He landed in the Northern part of Ireland.
Is John Gilliland(1662) of Scotland Williams brother or cousin? Let the Clan know if you have info either way...
From Norman Waddell: Clan Gilliland of Ohio