Nancy Ann (McCalla) Gilson, wife of Joel Wiley Gilson, was the sister of my ancestor, William L. McCalla.
Nancy was born on 17 January 1823 in Aberdeen, Brown County, Ohio according to her obituary. Her parents were James McCalla and his wife, Hannah H. Mears.
Nancy married Joel W. Gilson on 5 June 1851 in Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois. Joel had been born on 26 March 1830 in Allegheny County, New York. Joel's parents were George and Jerusha Gilson. George and Jerusha had moved to Brown County, Ohio in 1837.
In 1847 or 1848 Joel had moved to Tazewell County, Illinois.
In 1860 Joel and Nancy were in Delavan Township, Tazewell County, Illinois. In the spring of 1869 they moved to Atchison County, Missouri. In 1870 and 1880 they were in Tarkio Township, Atchison County, Missouri.
Joel died on 11 April 1886 in Atchison County.
Nancy died on 22 May 1899 also in Atchison County. They are buried at Prairie Hill Cemetery in Colfax Township, Atchison County.
Sources: Joel W. Gilson's biography in the History of Holt and Atchison Counties, Missouri, 1882. Nancy's obituary on page 1 of the 26 May 1899 Tarkio [Atchison County, Missouri] Avalanche. Censuses. Marriage records. Cemetery records.
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