Re: A Gillis in Wisconsin Writing
I have Gillis ancestors that lived in Grant County, Wisconsin from the 1840's to the 1870's.William Gillis married Lucinda Neeley, daughter of David and Jane Neeley from Penn., and sister of Robert, Samuel, John and Jane Neeley, living in Platteville, Grant County, Wisconsin in the 1860 census.William and Lucinda had three children, Albert Dudley(my gggrandfather), Edward and Emma(Mary). Albert served in the Civil War in the Wisconsin 3rd Volunteer Infantry. He later moved to Phillipsburg, Montana and then to Los Angeles where he died in 1924. He was married to Eunice Elizabeth Koyle.I don't have any info on Edward or Emma. Hoping someone out there does. William left Wisconsin shortly after Lucinda's death for the gold fields of California.He ran a pack train from Stockton to Porterville.He died in Hangtown, modern day Placerville California.