Ernest Benjamin Gillis Family History

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

Female 1843 - 1925  (81 years)


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  • Name Martha GILLIS  [6, 7
    Born 7 May 1843  , Inverness, Megantic, Quebec, Can Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Alt. Birth 21 May 1843 
    Christened 26 Jun 1843  Methodist Church, Leeds, Inverness, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Burial Inverness, Megantic County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Methodist Church 
    Alt. Death Inverness, Megantic Co., Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _STAT Never Married 
    _UID D68236B452614A83B91FD339A336E62E9370 
    Died 28 Feb 1925  , Montreal, , Quebec, Can Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • Y
    Buried 2 Mar 1925  Boutelle Cemetery, Inverness, Megantic Co., Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I7343  tag1
    Last Modified 8 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]
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Martha is buried in  Boutelles Cemetery  where her father,
      William , brother,  Samuel , and mother,  Nancy  are buried. She
      shares a grave marker with John Gillis, her brother.

      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.

      The online Boutelle Cemetary transcription lists John Gillis as Martha's husband most likely simply an assumption because they share the same headstone and last name and lived during the same period; however they were siblings and neither married.

      !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) 26/06/1843  GILLIS, Martha
      (born) 07/05/1843    William (fa) & Nancy ROBINSON  Inv.
                            bapt.: Methodist Church (Ireland)"

      DEATH-BURIAL:  Ibid.; Burials p 44; NOTE:
      "(bur) 02/03/1925  GILLIS, Martha (f)
      (dec) 28/02/1925    X-William & Nancy ROBINSON  Inv.
                           sep.: Methodist Church (Inv.)
                           dec.: Montreal" [6, 7]

  • Sources 
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    4. [S162] Ancestry Family Trees (Reliability: 3).
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    10. [S202] (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage date:  1833Marriage place:  Leeds M?gantic (Church of England), Qu?bec
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    11. [S202] (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