Library Updates #3: April 2008-September 2008

In order to save bandwidth for our forum, I regularly consolidate the notices regarding additions to our Photo and Document Library. This means that I keep new notices up for a period of 6 months (more or less) and then the posts are removed and their information added to an index of our library holdings. A few posts from this period may remain on the fourm if they contain additional information that was not archived to the library.

Everyone is welcome to contribute material to library files such as these, which can be expanded or revised. If you have contributions you wish to make to existing files, or new files created from your own research, just drop me a line at

Remember, when you post something to our Photo & Document Library you retain the rights to your materials and they cannot be used anywhere else without your expressed permission.

Many thanks to our library's contributors and volunteers for this calendar period:
William “Bill” Gilliland
Nancy Canter Downard
Wayne Gilleland
Judy Erwin Cornick
Karen Gilliland McCall
Marilyn Henson
Robert Preston
Karen Canter Schwartz
Anne Gilliland Bristow
Rebekah Tabah, MA, Photo Preservationist, Arizona Historical Foundation

-- Kate

1. Added to the News Archives, a 1901 Portsmouth newspaper article titled "Old Route", concerning Capt. Coleman Gillilan.
2. To News Archives, an article on businessman E.B. Gilleland from the Wichita Eagle of 1909.
3. To Ephemera, an 1873 ad for T.W. Gilleland Lumber Company, St. Paul, MN.
4. To Ephemera, a postcard to Lulu Evelyn Gilliland, Beaver, OH, 1909.
5. To Photo Albums, a WWII photo of Bonnie Gilleland, Ft. Worth, TX.
6. To News Archives, a 1940 Portsmouth (Ohio) Times article about Chilean-born W.D. Gilliland, former principal of Portsmouth High School.
7. To Library and Archives Indices, a finding aid to the Charles L. Gilliland Photograph Collection at the Arizona Historical Foundation.

1. To Family Trees, a family tree for Jackson Harrison Gilliland of Scioto County, Ohio.

1. To the Cemeteries section, photos of the Eli Nathan Gilliland family plots at Scioto Cemetery in Scioto County, Ohio.
2. To the News Archives, an article from the Portsmouth Times concerning Nate B. Gilliland's 1915 campaign for mayor of Portsmouth, Ohio.
3. To Cemeteries, an album of photos from the old Bennett Cemetery in Minford, Scioto County, Ohio.
4. To Cemeteries, a photo album for Emmitsburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Maryland.
5. Added a second photo of band director B. D. Gilliland to the "Ephemera" section of the library.

1. To Wills & Estates, transcriptions of three 19th century wills: those of brothers Samuel and Hugh Gilliland, and of James Berrisford Gilleland, all of Jackson County, Ohio.
2. To Cemeteries, a photo album of the Gillelan tombstones at St. Elias Lutheran Cemetery in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
3. To Ephemera, a late 1800's trading card for Gilliland's Amixion Liniment .
4. To Family Bibles, the family Bible of Isabell "Belle" (Brunton) Gilliland, wife of Peter Gilliland of Jackson County, Ohio.
5. To News Archives, a series of articles on Gilliland family history for the Jackson (Ohio) Standard Journal, written by George W. Gilliland in 1922.
6. To the News Archives, a short article from a 1756 edition of the Maryland Gazette

1. To News Archives, a 1915 Gilliland-Burton wedding article from the Portsmouth, Ohio newspaper and two articles on the rededication of the Hamilton-McCoy Church of Jackson County, Ohio.
2. Gilliland listings from Ohio imprints and directories of the 1800's added to the "Library and Archives Indices" section of the library.
3. To Obituaries, the obituary for Jennie Baker Gilliland, the wife of Jackson Gilliland.
4. To Obituaries, George W. Gilliland's obituary of Thursday, June 8, 1922 from the Portsmouth Times.
5. To Ephemera, a vintage photo postcard of workers  harvesting the dates at Gilliland Groves, Phoenix, Arizona.
6. To Photo Albums, portraits of Coleman Gillilan and Strickland Gillilan combined within an album now titled, "Descendants of James Gillilan Jr. and Margaret Boggs". Also added a portrait of James David Gillilan, a brother of Strickland Gillilan.
7. To Photo Albums, a collection of unidentified portrait photos from Jackson & Scioto Co, OH, submitted by Bill Gilliland from the albums of his grandmother and gr-grandmother, Alma Howe Gilliland and Belle Brunton Gilliland.
8. Two family trees added to the library collection, "Descendants of George W. Gilliland" and "Descendants of Samuel Gilliland and Elizabeth Ellen Buckley".

1. To Obituaries, all 2007 obits posted to the discussion forum archived in a single file and organized by state.
2. "Family Trees" section reorganized.
3. To the News Archives, several articles on the 1931 murder of Sheriff James Gilliland of Oak Hill, Ohio.
4. To Family Trees, added the family tree of William E. and Alma (Howe) Gilliland of Jackson County, Ohio
5. Added a second album of unidentified photos from the collection of Bill Gilliland.
6. To Library and Archives Indices added an Index of Gilleland obituaries from the Corpus Christi (TX) Public Libraries.
7. A portrait of Ed Gilliland of Jackson County, Ohio was added to Bill Gilliland's family photos.
8. To "Obituaries", a collection of Gilliland family obituaries from 1950-2000.