Jane Gilliland Bleecker
Jane Gilliland was born during the early 1760s. She was the daughter of Ulster-born soldier-turned-merchant William Gilliland and his wife, Elizabeth Phagen of New York. During the 1760s, Gilliland moved his family from Manhattan to Albany and then to the Champlain Valley where he established a town he called Willsboro.
Accounted for on the census of 1790, Jane Gilliland Bleecker died sometime after the birth of her last child. Her husband re-married in 1799 and contrinued to live on North Pearl Street until his death in 1833.
Sources: The life of Jane Gilliland Bleecker has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 3/25/08