Ernest Benjamin Gillis Family History

John GILLIS[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1839 - 1911  (72 years)


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  • Name John GILLIS  [6, 7
    Born 14 Mar 1839  , Inverness, Megantic, Quebec, Can Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Alt. Birth 14 Apr 1839 
    Christened 7 May 1839  Methodist Church, Leeds, Inverness, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _STAT Never Married 
    _UID 7B67E4D2CAEB474F8E15C27833A06F6668D0 
    Died 1 May 1911  , Inverness, Megantic, Quebec, Can Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • Y
    Buried 3 May 1911  Methodist Church of Ireland, Megantic Cty, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7341  Ernest Benjamin Gillis
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 

    Father William GILLIS,   b. 20 Aug 1803, Glaslough, Monaghan, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1889, Inverness, Megantic County, Quebec, Canada (Gillis Corners) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Nancy ROBINSON,   b. 5 Aug 1815, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1887, Inverness, Megantic County, Quebec (Boutelle Cemetary) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1833  Ch. Of England, Leeds, Megantic, Quebec, Can Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 10, 11
    • It was a very stormy day and the wedding party walked up to their knees in snow from the bride's father's home, Samuel Robinson, on the Dublin Range,
      to the same place that another couple were also be married that day.  There were no roads there in those days so they had to walk.  After the wedding, the party walked back to Samuel Robinson's home.

      They were married at the home of Alexander Learmoth, a Church of England minister, on Grays Road, near the present town of Inverness, Megantic County, Quebec.

      Note:  Repertory of Births, Marriages, and Burials, "The Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County", 1826-1991, from the LDS Family Library, lists William Gillis and Nancy Robinson's marriage date as March 4, 1833; in Church of England, by Leeds, witnesses:  Alexander Learmoth and William Stele. [6, 7, 9]
    Gillis Clan
    Gillis Clan
    Rochester, MN
    Front L-R: Rev. Wm. Gillis, Tom Gillis, Rev. Ben Gillis
    Back L-R: Rebecca "Rae" (Gillis) Garvin, Catherine (Gillis) Brown
    Gillis Family
    Gillis Family
    L-R: Rebecca "Rae" Gillis (?); Ezra Healy Brown, Catherine McNabb (Gillis) Brown; Mary (Parmalee) Gillis w/o Ben Gillis; Rev. Tom Gillis; Rev. Ben Gillis
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Gillis was the son of  William  &  Nancy (Robinson) Gillis He was born on 14 Apr 1839 and never married. John died on 1 May 1911. He is buried in  Boutelles Cemetery  where his father,
      William , brother,  Samuel , and mother,  Nancy  are buried. He shares a grave marker with Martha Gillis, his sister.

      The 1901 census of Inverness, M?GANTIC, QUEBEC shows these two entries in the same household, both as head of household:

      John Gillis, head of household, born 4/14/1839, age 61
      Martha Gillis, head of household, born 5/21/1823, age 57

      It appears these two unmarried siblings lived together all of their lives. They share a gravestone in Boutelles Cemetery. Although the Martha in the census record is shown as born in 1823, her
      age of 57 indicates that is a mistake, making 1843 as shown on her headstone the correct year of her birth.

      !BIRTH-CHRISTENING:  Paul Vachon, THE ANGLO-PROTESTANTS OF MEGANTIC COUNTY,
      Repertory of Births, Marriages, and Burials; 1826-1991; Societe Genealogigue
      de la region de l'Amiante, Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, 1992, Pub. No. 5;
      Births p101;US/CAN 971.4575 K2r,Fiche 6125775,LDS FHL Salt Lake City UT; NOTE:
      "(bapt) 07/05/1839  GILLIS, John
      (born) 14/03/1839    William (fa) & Nancy ROBINSON  Inv.
                            bapt.: Methodist Church (Ireland)" [6, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S92] Marchand GEDCOM 2009, compiled by Frederick J Marchand.

    2. [S91] Wark GEDCOM file, compiled by Marcella Wark [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,].

    3. [S112] Rogers: 2009 Gillis GEDCOM, compiled by Peter Rogers.

    4. [S162] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees (Reliability: 3).
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=26120745&pid=1782919941

    5. [S134] McKay GEDCOM 2009, compiled by Scott McKay.

    6. [S2] Jim Marchand Gillis GEDCOM, compiled by F. J. Marchand [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,].

    7. [S68] P. Rogers GEDCOM, compiled by Peter Rogers [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,].

    8. [S6] Boutelle Cemetary, Inverness, Megantic County, Quebec, by Mr/Mrs VTL Harper, 1972; LDS, SLC UT 9/16/98; Roll 17114,item39;QB Fam Hx Soc Ceme/GraveList (Reliability: 3).
      Boutelle Cemetary, Inverness, Megantic County, Quebec, by Mr/Mrs VTL Harper, 1972; LDS, SLC UT 9/16/98; Roll 17114,item39;QB Fam Hx Soc Ceme/GraveList.; also SEE LDS Film 2034411.

    9. [S89] Ernest Benjamin Gillis Family, Fred Marchand, (http://www.ernestbenjamingillis.com/index.html).

    10. [S202] Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.Original data - Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut G?n?alogique Drouin.Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec,), 1,1091::0. (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage date:  1833Marriage place:  Leeds M?gantic (Church of England), Qu?bec
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=drouinvitals&h=13855866&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    11. [S202] Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.Original data - Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut G?n?alogique Drouin.Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec,), 1,1091::0. (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage date:  1833Marriage place:  Leeds M?gantic (Church of England), Qu?bec
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=drouinvitals&h=6641265&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt