Mary Polly Gillilan (Gilliland) Edmiston

Mary Polly Gilliland Edmiston was the daughter of Revolutionary War Patriot James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong Gilliland(my sixth great grandparents). Mary Polly was born in Greenbrier County, Virginia, now West Virginia, on July 4, 1790. She married Andrew Edmiston, in Bath County, Virginia, on 8 January 1807. They raised ten children: James, Nathan, Lydia, George, Mathew, Andrew, […]

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The West’s of West’s Fort

THE BEGINNING OF SETTLEMENTS in Jane Lew. There were many who preferred not to move to a new settlement until it had become permanent on account of the discomforts incident to life in the wilderness without any great supply of bread, without aid in raising their cabins and without neighbors. The most noteworthy of the […]

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