Re: Gillis in Illinois
My "Emma Gillis" has two older brothers, Albert Dudley, b: 20 Aug 1941, and Edward, b: abt 1846. Her parents are William Gillis and Lucinda Neeley Gillis.I found Emma in the 1850 census living with her mother's brother, Robert Neeley, in Platteville.Her mother had died in or around
childbirth, or so the family story goes, and her father left the area for the California gold fields very soon after that.I have Albert, my ggggrandfather, and Edwardlisted in the 1860 census, but not Emma. We've been searching for her for a long time.I'll check the census
for Illinois and see if she shows up anywhere.Hope this is the right one.