George Gillies

GEORGE GILLIES. Farmer, Sec. 25; P.O. Cookville; a native of Scotland; was born in Fifeshire, Dec. 31, 1823; he is the son of James and Jennett Gillies, also natives of Fifeshire, and both of whom died there; when George was about 12 years old, he began the weaver’s trade with his father, and followed that business there till 1845; he sailed in May of that year from Liverpool for America, and landed in New York City the last day of the same month; he then came to the town of Porter, Rock, Co., and, two years later, to the town of Rutland, Dane Co., locating at that time on Sec. 25, where he now has 120 acres.  He was married at Janesville, Wis. in August 1850, to Jennett McCarra, a native of Fifeshire, who came to Wisconsin in 1850; their children are Agnes W. (now the wife of Charles Warrington, who lives in Mitchell Co., Iowa), James (at home), Jennett (Now Mrs. Henry Douglass, and lives in Porter, Rock Co., Wis.), George W., Jonna M., Robert S., Maggie E., John E. and Hattie E. (who are at home).  The family is connected with the Congregational Church.Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, page 1200.

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