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The GILL Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on GILL. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Gill family. They are: Walter Braun's The Family of John Gill of Beccaria Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania (1994). and David Haskil Gill's Maude Wilson and Wyatt Gill: Their Ancestory and Family (1979).

There are 12 different first-name entries for Gill in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' GILL neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Margaret--11 W. Linn
	Mary
Sarah--48 S. Water
	Nancy

In BENNER Township:

Lillie--Pleasant Gap

In FERGUSON Township:

Maud O.--Pine Grove Mills

In HUSTON Township:

George, 47, blacksmith--Martha
	Susan
	Sarah
	Thomas 9
	Emma M.
	Minnie S.
	George W. 3
Martha--Julian
	Angus 16
William H., 44, retired--Julian
	Mary M.
	Sarah E.
	Alice M.
	John H. 4

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Cecelia--Presquisle St.
Martin, 23, laborer--Cass St.
Michael, 48, laborer--Cass St.
	Thomas 15
	Martin 14
	Mary
	John 10
	Matthew 8
	Joseph M. 6
	Ellie
	Harry 3
	Bernard 2 mos.
William, 28, laborer--10th St.
	Ellen
	John M. 1

In RUSH Township:

Edward M., 18--Philipsburg
	Laura C.
John D., 60, retired--Philipsburg
	Priscilla A.
	Robert A. 30
	Annie E.
	Ida G.
	John D. Jr. 19
	William F. 17
	Emma B.
	Edith P.

In SNOW SHOE Township:

Michael, 47, miner--Clarence
	Anna N.
	John M. 22
	Margaret A.
	Mary A.
	Rose
	Caroline
	Augusta

In SPRING Township:

Albert, 34, laborer--Pleasant Gap
	Alice
	Clarence 10
	Ira C. 6
	Bertha J.
	Anna M.
Amos J., 51, stonemason--Pleasant Gap
	Elizabeth
	Savilla
	David E. 22
	Sadie E.
	Virtue B.
	Maggie M.
	Ambrose 6
James, 55, laborer--Bellefonte
	Agnes A.
	Franklin 6
Jeremiah W., 39, shoemaker--Pleasant Gap
	Sarah E.
	Nettie
	Lizzie B.
	Elmer E. 9
	Myra A.
	Abner M. 3
	Mary A.
	Newton 23
	George 21
	Franklin O. 19
	Susan
Nathaniel L., 28, laborer--Pleasant Gap
	Mary E.
	Alfred 9

In UNION Township:

Joseph, 38, laborer--Fleming
	Hannah M.
	Eva
	Bertha I.
	Forrest I. 1