Posted By:Eric Gilleland
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Subject:Re: James Gilleland b 8/1/1745 in PA?
Post Date:October 16, 2001 at 13:41:11
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/gilleland/messages/187.html
Forum:Gilleland Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/gilleland/

I am (likely) a descendent of James Gilleland born 8/1/1745 in
PA. Most of my info comes from the web, so I can't vouch for
the reliability of it. I wonder about the spelling.
I can confirm that his grandsons (or alleged grandsons)
Daniel and James as being spelled GillEland--I have seen
Gilleland Creek (named after James) and it is spelled with the
"E". Did James (b. 8/1/1745) change his spelling? Or was the
"i" spelling a typo? I have often been curious about when the
spelling was changed from i to e or vice-versa. Thanks,

Eric