Excerpts from Maryland Newspapers

Emmitsburg, MD | 1934
The Gillelan Family Reunion of 1934 (Word Doc)

The Maryland Gazette, Thursday, 23 December, 1756
Transcribed by Karen Mauer Green

Three weeks ago a Dutch man and woman were found scalped in the road between Isaac Baker's and the temporary line. Last Friday Se'nnight, William Gilliland was shot and scalped on this side of Fort Frederick. He'd gone out with a detachment under Ensign Prather. Gilliland was killed on the plantation of Mr. Thomson. Mr. Ogilvie was visiting at the Thomson's, but could not save Gilliland.

Virginia Gillelan of Emmitsburg celebrates her 85th birthday