MILLS COUNTY, IOWA
A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY, ITS CITIES, TOWNS, ETC.
A BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF MANY OF ITS LEADING CITIZENS, WAR
RECORD OF ITS VOLUNTEERS IN THE LATE REBELLION, GENERAL AND
LOCAL STATISTICS, PORTRAITS OF EARLY SETTLERS AND PROMI-
NENT MEN, HISTORY OF IOWA AND THE NORTHWEST, MAP OF
MILLS COUNTY, CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF IOWA,
REMINISCENCES, MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS, ETC.
STATE HISTORICAL COMPANY.
GILLILAND, EDWARD, farmer, P.O. Pacific City; born in Brown county, Kentucky, May 6, 1814. At an early
age he moved with his parents to Orange county, Indiana, and there passed the major part of his youth.
In 1851 he became a resident of Atchinson county, Missouri, and in May following came to this county.
He first located in Plattville township, and in 1857 located where he now resides. He was married
February 15, 1835, to Miss Florence Wright. They are the parents of eight children, six of whom are now
living: Reuben W., John W., Amanda K., Emma, Shirly, and Anna. Mr. Gilliland has long been identified
with the best interests of Mills county, and is an honored and exemplary citizen.
- Transcription by Kate Maynard, 2011