Sarah Alma Piland, b. 6 December 1888 in Almartha, Missouri, d. 1 August 1978 in Maryville, Missouri
Father: John William Piland (3), b. 20 December 1861 in Ozark Co., Missouri, d. 18 December 1910 in Almartha, Missouri
Mother: Julia Emily Parnell , b. 6 October 1859 in Ozark Co., Missouri, d. 14 July 1927 in Holde, Ozark Co., Missouri
Spouse: George Granville Redmon, b. 24 February 1881 in Craig, Missouri, d. 22 June 1938 in Fairfax, Missouri
Father: Elvis Granville Redmon, b. 11 November 1853 in Holt Co., Missouri, d. 9 November 1914 in Craig, Missouri
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Yount, b. 5 December 1858 in Cole Co., Missouri, d. 30 January 1935 in Craig, Missouri
While living in Ozark County with his father, George met Sarah Alma Piland. Her father's farm bordered his father's farm. They married and moved to Holt County with his father in 1908. When Alma's father died in 1910, they moved back to Ozark County to live with her mother, Julia Piland. In 1913, he moved his family by covered wagon back to Holt County. George lived the rest of his life around Craig, Missouri. George converted to Methodism in October, 1912, and remained a faithful member. He lived on a farm south of Fairfax when he died.
Married 6 January 1907.
John William Piland (3), b. 20 December 1861 in Ozark Co., Missouri, d. 18 December 1910 in Almartha, Missouri
Father: Elisha E. Piland, b. 1842 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, d. April 1863 in Ozark Co., Missouri
Mother: Sarah Dye, b. 30 July 1842 in Tennessee, d. 1919 in Monett, Missouri
They first lived at Summit City then later moved to the farm at Almartha where they lived until their deaths. John owned medical books and often helped sick neighbors. He was, as his father before him, an accomplished horseman. He owned a grandson of the great Dan Patch that had set a number of world records, some still standing from 1900 to 1910. John's horse was five-gaited. The horse lived to be 29 years old and died in 1930. Julia rode him until her death in 1927.
John had the mail route from Almartha to Romance to Willhoit to Gainesville three times a week, all by horseback. He was a shareholder and a director of the Bank of Hammond. He was a charter member of and helped to organize the Oak Grove General Baptist Church at Wasola. He was a respected community leader and was strict about his children attending school.
Spouse: Julia Emily Parnell, b. 6 October 1859 in Ozark Co., Missouri, d. 14 July 1927 in Holde, Ozark Co., Missouri
Father: Zera Olden Parnell, b. 4 August 1819 in Estill Co., Kentucky, d. 1 January 1887 in Almartha, Ozark County, Missouri
Mother: Mary Ann Dye, b. 5 April 1831 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina, d. 2 February 1913 in Ozark Co., Missouri
Married 17 November 1880 in Almartha, Missouri.
Elisha E. Piland, b. 1842 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, d. April 1863 in Ozark Co., Missouri
Father: John William Piland (2), b. 1798 in Hertford Co., North Carolina, d. 13 June 1864 in Ozark Co., Missouri
Mother: Nancy Norris, b. 1811 in Hertford Co., North Carolina, d. 21 November 1881 in Ozark Co., Missouri
Elisha came to Ozark Co. in 1846 with his parents and seven siblings. He was 20 when, on August 9, 1862, he was ordered into active duty under Captain James Sallee of the Union army. Elisha served his time and returned to his home near Noble. He was standing under a tree near his home in the spring of 1863 when he was ambushed and shot by bushwhackers on the rebel side. His son, John William, was with him and Elisha pushed him into the bushes to hide him.
Spouse: Sarah Dye, b. 30 July 1842 in Tennessee, m. Calvin Morgan Shipley, 27 February 1868 in Ozark Co., Missouri, d. 1919 in Monett, Missouri
Father: Gilbert Dye, b. 5 May 1803 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina, d. 9 February 1853 in McCain Co., Tennessee
Mother: Priscilla Harrill, b. 20 June 1806 in North Carolina, d. 7 November 1878 in Ozark Co., Missouri
Sarah was a slender, energetic person with pretty blue eyes and blond hair which turned silver in her latter years. She was good to her grandchildren, if a bit stern at times. She was deeply religious. Sarah walked with a limp - something connected with childbirth. She was a midwife at one time, probably while they lived in Ava.
After her husband, Elisha E. Piland, was killed by bushwackers during the civil war, she married Calvin Shipley. He was an Apostolic preacher. They lived on a farm near Ava for a few years and then moved to Ft. Smith, Ark., where he was sort of a Circuit Rider. Around 1900 they moved to Monett, Missouri, where he preached and conducted services in store buildings.
After Calvin Shipley's death, Sarah went to live with her daughter, Dicey, in Monett. Dicey and her husband, Harold Greaves, owned the Frisco Hotel at the time. Sarah was injured when a portion of the ceiling fell and damaged her leg. She died as a result of that injury.
Married 14 March 1861 in Ozark Co., Missouri.
John William Piland (2), b. 1798 in Hertford Co., North Carolina, d. 13 June 1864 in Ozark Co., Missouri
Father: John William Piland (1), b. ca. 1767 in Hertford Co., North Carolina
Mother: Elizabeth Eure
John and his brother, Samuel, and sister, Penina, and her husband, the Rev. Thomas Norris, moved to Henderson Co., Kentucky, in 1834. Then in 1846 they moved to Ozark Co., Missouri. John's brother-in-law, the Rev. Norris, established the Mt. Lebanon General Bapist Church along with a Bro. Herndon. John and his family were charter members of the church which is still standing and has regular services. Land for the Norris/Piland Cemetery was donated and John Piland was the first person buried there. There is no headstone for him or his wife who is also buried there.
Spouse: Nancy Norris, b. 1811 in Hertford Co., North Carolina, d. 21 November 1881 in Ozark Co., Missouri
Nancy is a sister to the Rev. Thomas Norris who married her husband's sister, Penina.
In 1870 census she was living with her son, William T., in Marion TWP, Ozark Co., Missouri.
Married January 1826 in Hertford Co., North Carolina.
John William Piland (1), b. ca. 1767 in Hertford Co., North Carolina
Father: James David Piland Sr., b. ca. 1740 in Hertford Co., North Carolina, d. 1787 in Gates Co., North Carolina
Spouse: Elizabeth Eure
Married 29 April 1788 in Gates Co., North Carolina.
James David Piland Sr., b. ca. 1740 in Hertford Co., North Carolina, d. 1787 in Gates Co., North Carolina
Father: Thomas Piland, b. ca. 1690 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d. 1753
Thomas Piland, b. ca. 1690 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d. 1753
Father: Richard Piland, b. ca. 1635 in Gloucestershire, England, d. ca. 1695 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Mother: Eleanor Moore, b. 1662 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Richard Piland, b. ca. 1635 in Gloucestershire, England, d. ca. 1695 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Father: James Piland (1), b. 30 August 1604 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, d. 1663 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Mother: Alexandria, b. ca. 1614 in England, d. ca. 1645 in Virginia
Spouse: Eleanor Moore, b. 1662 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Father: George Moore, b. ca. 1632 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d. 30 November 1710 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Mother: Jane (Jenny) Barcroft, b. ca. 1635 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, d. 1710 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Married ca. 1674 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.
James Piland (1), b. 30 August 1604 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, m. Katherine?, ca. 1632 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, m. Mrs. Elizabeth Greenwood , ca. 1661 in Virginia, d. 1663 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Father: Edward Pyland, b. ca. 1570 in England
Mother: Margaret Busshe
James was cristened in St. Mary's Le Porte, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, 30 August 1604. James and Alexandria came to America by 1642 and settled in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Headright for 746 acres was claimed by Francis England in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, on June 20, 1642 for the transportation of 15 persons from England to America. James Piland and his wife, Alexandria, were among those persons. Headright claims for 650 acres was filed November 11, 1642, by John Sweete in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, for the transportation of 13 persons. Alexandria and Joane Piland were listed among the persons arriving. James and his wife, Alexandria, the females, Alexandria and Joane, all probably immigrated three years or more prior to 1642 because headright claims were not to be demanded until the immigrant had stayed in Virginia for three years. Joane and Alexandria were probably the daughters of James and Alexandria Piland.
The headright system was a successful plan used to populate the colony. Every shareholder in the Virginia company who transported an immigrant, whether free or bond, to the colony, could claim 50 acres as headright if the immigrant remained in Virginia for three years. The person claiming this headright was expected to furnish each one he transported with a small tract of land and the necessities of life. The indentured servant signed a contract that specified the terms of this servitude. He also relinquished his right to the free grant of 50 acres of land that was offered to those who would immigrate to the colonies. This land was given to the persons who paid their passage and who claimed them as indentured servants. After the terms of the agreement were up, he could then become free to acquire his own land. Some claims were made as long as 13 years after their date of immigration. Multiple claims have been documented for the same persons who were able to pay their own passage to take several trips back to England and then return to Virginia. This headright claim was usually made by a relative on behalf of the traveler.
The first representative legislative body in America was the House of Burgesses. It was the first in any English colony. Jamestown was the capitol of Virginia and they first met July 30, 1619. James Piland and John Hammond were Burgesses from Isle of Wight County, Virginia, in 1652 and their cavalier attitude is recorded in historical records. Hammond wrote so strongly about the powers that be that he was expelled for "libel", and James Piland entertained, aided and abetted Thomas Woodward, a violent royalist who had been assayer to the London mint and was dismissed in 1649 by Bradshall, President of the Council of State, because of his opposition to Parliment. He came to Virginia vowing that he would never see England again until His Majesty's return from exile. In 1653, soon after Virginia yielded to the authority of the Parliment, the two representatives from Isle of Wight, John Hammond and James Piland, were expelled from the House of Burgesses-the one because of his "scandalous" character and "being a frequent disturber of the peace of the country", and the other because of his "abetting Thomas Woodward" in his "mutinous and rebellious declaration" against the Parliment.
In the will of John Vasser, written January 14, 1650, he wrote "my will and pleasure is to appoint Mr. James Piland and Thomas Waller my overseers of this my last will and testament over all my estate." In the will of John Oliver, April 19, 1652, he wrote "I do appoint my loving friends, James Piland and Robert Bird, overseers. "
The earliest known ancestor of practically all American Piland, Pilant, Pyland, and Pylant families was James Piland (or Pyland).
Spouse: Alexandria, b. ca. 1614 in England, d. ca. 1645 in Virginia
Married ca. 1634 in England.
Edward Pyland, b. ca. 1570 in England
Spouse: Margaret Busshe
Married 29 January 1598 in England.