William Killian and family taken in 1900.
William married Lydia
Margaret Meek in 1868. Lydia can be found in the 1850 census of
Milam County, TX with her father Moses Meek, mother Rhoda Meek nee
Langston and brother Noah Meek. Lydia was born in Arkansas in 1849.
William and Lydia are buried in the Gholson cemetery in McLennan
County Texas. William enlisted in company A of the 1st AR Cavalry
Vol. Sept. 1862 and was discharged Aug. 1865 in Fayettevilleville,
AR. William died in 1919 and Lydia in 1935.
My great-grandfather is William Killian. He was
born in Warren County, TN and raised in Spring Hill, TX. He was in a
Union Calvary unit out of NW, AR. He can be found in the 1880 census
of Montague County, TX. H. L. W. Killian (Hugh Lawson White
Killian) is William's brother. H. L. W. Killian is buried in the
Liberty Chapel Cemetery in Montague County near Spanish Fort. H. L.
W. Killian married Mary Jane Russell who was born in Madison County,
AR. Hugh was in the
H. L. W. Killian was
related to the Hill family. His parents are Samuel Killian and
Lucinda Hill. Samuel died in 1845 and sometime after Lucinda moved
the family to TX. They can be found living near Spring Hill. Lucinda
may have moved the family here to be close to family. Lucinda's half
brother is George
Washington Hill. H. L. W. Killian's brother William
Killian, my great grandfather, was said to be living near "Wash"
Hills place after the war. His first wife and child died of
pneumonia there in 1867. I have this information from William's
Civil War pension papers
Submitted by Robert Kimble - July 2004
Headstone of H. L. W. Killian
Montague County, Texas
photo by Robert Kimble