Finding supporting documentation for oral tradition on my Gill/McGill ancestors lineage has been more than difficult. I hope to find male relatives willing to do a Y-DNA test to see where it takes us.
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Gill/McGill Family from Ireland/Kentucky
Ancestor Isaac Newton Gill/McGill, b 1856 Kentucky, d 1925 Cannelton, WV.
Wife:Rebecca Elizabeth Wilson, b 1859 Scioto Ohio, d Oct 1918 West Virginia, buried in Donwood Cemetery, Morris Creek, WV.Isaac never used any name except Newton on documents found so far.
On various census reports the name goes back and forth from Gill to McGill.Oral family tradition says that one of the boys killed a man, and the family moved from KY to WV, and starting using the name McGill.Sounds unlikely, since an early census report where the two oldest children in the family are quite young, gives the name as “McGill”. They moved from Ohio to KY to WV,back to KY,then back to WV, where Rebecca died in 1918.Newton is shown in 1920 in Geigersville, Rush, Carter County, KY, and then apparently died in WV, maybe at the home of one of his daughters.
Daisy (my GM) b 1882, Ohio m William R Kees
Alfred, b Mar 1881, Ohio
Homer b 1993, KY
Laura, b 1878 OHm Ed Stewart
Myrtle, b 1895 KYm Charles Cunningham, Jimmy Muscatello
Margaret Evelyn (Mag), b 1894 KY m Gib Riffle
Marion, b 1896 (probably KY)
Charlie (Charles?) Edward b 1899
E. (?) b 1882
Herbert, b 1890, KY
Arnold, b 1902 KY
Oral tradition says Newton’s father died in the Civil War, was named Patrick, and his wife was ? “Annie”, possibly Rayburn, second marriage to Dan Sullivan.Both supposed to have been born in Ireland, guessing around 1835.On census reports, Newton says his father was born in KY, sometimes Ireland.
Alice (or Allis) (Gill or Sullivan?)
Again, from oral tradition, Patrick’s father was also named Patrick, from Ireland, and as a widower, married Mary Lally of Ireland.