Andrew Gillies

ANDREW GILLIES, farmer, Sec. 36; P.O. Cooksville; was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, about 1827; he early learned the weaver’s trade with his father and brothers, and followed that and the business of a herdsman there till 1845; with his brothers, in May, 1845, he sailed for America, landing in New York City the last day of that month; he came then to the town of Porter, Rock Co., and in 1847, settled on Sec. 36, town of Rutland, Dane Co; he now has a farm of 132 acres on Sec. 25 and 36. ┬áHe was married in Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1843, to Hannah, daughter of Joseph McClaren, a native of that shire.Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, page 1200.

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