|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1835|
West Bengal, India
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1911|
Biographical Sketches--Jasper County Page 572
CAPTAIN WILLIAM C. GILLSON is a native of Calcutta, was born in 1835, and came to America when ten years of age. He was reared and educated in Ford County, Ill., and April 25, 1861, enlisted in Company K, Seventh Illinois Infantry, and served as private until 1863, when he was promoted First Lieutenant, and in September, 1864, promoted Captain. He took part in seven severe battles and was wounded at Pittsburg Landing, Follow Bluff and Altoona. He mustered out at Springfield, Ill., after which he went to Kentucky, where he married, in 1865, Miss H. A. Winter, daughter of William and Nancy (Segman) Winter, born respectively in England and Philadelphia, and in the same year, 1799. Mrs. Nancy Winter is still living, and makes her home with our subject. Mr. and Mrs. Gillson have had born to them seven children-Nancy J. (deceased), Neonia D., Thomas W., William E., Edward A., Mary N., Anna D. and Fred.
Note: Children were Naomi D, Thomas W, William Eugene, Edward Austin, Marry North, Anna D and Fred Marcher. Mother-in-law's name was Nancy Ann (Degman) Winter. Wife's name was Henria Ann Winter.
History of Jasper County Page 410
There are some extensive farmers in the township (Wade). John Mason and W.C. Gillson are probably the largest farmers in it. The township is improving very fast in real improvements, since the S.,E.& S.E.R.R. was built through it. There are four good frame church houses in the township, and it is well supplied with good school houses in every school district. The oldest person in the township is Mrs. Winters (William C. Gillson's mother-in-law), who is eighty-three years old.
Henria Ann Winter Gillson (1842 - 1918)*
Nancy Jane Gillson (1866 - 1867)*
Naomi Day Gillson Trexler (1868 - 1957)*
Thomas William Gillson (1870 - 1940)*
William Eugene Gillson (1872 - 1945)*
Edward Austin Gillson (1875 - 1961)*
Mary North Gillson (1878 - 1917)*
Anna D Gillson Warfel (1880 - 1927)*
Fred Mascher Gillson (1884 - 1986)*
Created by: DEB
Record added: Mar 24, 2011
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