John Gilliland (1764/65-1849) who married Charity Richardson (1772-1827) we know was born in South Carolina, the Pendleton
A DNA test taken from a living descendant of John Gilliland (1764/65-1849) reveals a match with several Gilliland Family lines. This
means that our John has a common ancestor in these family lines. One close match is with a descendant of
William Gilleland (1770-1800), who married Nancy Johnson (1773-1854). It is believed by some, that
the John mentioned in the Alexander (James) Will is our John. DNA shows Alexander James Gilliland descendants are in
DNA Group I, and that our John Gilliland descendants are in Group II. Therefore, not closely related.
Gilliland Genealogy - A One Name Study -LuAnn Elsinger