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Wilks Gillett Tombstone

Wilks GillettAge: 70 years18111881

Name
Wilks Gillett
Given names
Wilks
Surname
Gillett
Birth March 21, 1811
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MarriageSophia A. JonesView this family
yes

Birth of a sisterLydia Gillett
April 19, 1816 (Age 5 years)
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Source: Tombstone
Birth of a son
#1
Tyler M. Gillett
August 15, 1833 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Daniel J. Gillett
1835 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Huldah S. Gillett
August 5, 1836 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Matilda Gillett
1839 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Charles M. Gillett
September 3, 1841 (Age 30 years)
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Birth of a son
#6
Hollis F. Gillett
August 19, 1843 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Adaline Sylvia Gillett
October 10, 1845 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Amelia Gillett
1849 (Age 37 years)
Census November 5, 1850 (Age 39 years)
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Text:
Name: Wilkes Gillett Event Type: Census Event Year: 1850 Event Place: Milan, Allen, Indiana, United States Gender: Male Age: 39 Race: White Race (Original): Birth Year (Estimated): 1811 Birthplace: New York, United States Household ID: 1792 House Number: 1780 Line Number: 21 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M432 Affiliate Film Number: 135 GS Film Number: 7748 Digital Folder Number: 004193367 Image Number: 00407 Household Role Gender Age Birthplace Wilkes Gillett M 39 New York, United States Sophia Gillett F 41 New York, United States Tyler Gillett M 17 Ohio, United States Daniel Gillett M 15 Ohio, United States Haldah Gillett F 13 Indiana, United States Matilda Gillett F 11 Indiana, United States Charles Gillett M 9 Indiana, United States Horace Gillett M 7 Indiana, United States Adalena Gillett F 5 Indiana, United States Amelia Gillett F 1 Indiana, United States William Menford M 28 New York, United States Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVX-TJY : 9 November 2014), Wilkes Gillett, Milan, Allen, Indiana, United States; citing family 1792, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Death of a daughterHuldah S. Gillett
February 3, 1871 (Age 59 years)
Burial of a daughterHuldah S. Gillett
after February 3, 1871 (Age 59 years)
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Death of a daughterMatilda Gillett
June 25, 1878 (Age 67 years)
Burial of a daughterMatilda Gillett
after June 25, 1878 (Age 67 years)
Source: Find A Grave
Text:
Aged 35 Y 11 M 5 D Wife of S. L. Whittaker; Matilda was murdered by her husband, who then committed suicide.
Death June 15, 1881 (Age 70 years)
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Burial after June 15, 1881
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Text:
Name: Wilks Gillet Maiden Name: Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1881 Event Place: Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States of America Photograph Included: Y Birth Date: Death Date: 15 Jun 1881 Affiliate Record Identifier: 29584981 Cemetery: Parker Cemetery Citing this Record: "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVT-HXWG : 13 December 2015), Wilks Gillet, 1881; Burial, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States of America, Parker Cemetery; citing record ID 29584981, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
Biography Published
Biography of Wilks' Son, Charles M. Gillett
1889 (7 years after death)

Source: Find A Grave
Text:
Charles M. Gillett, of Cedar Creek township, is a native of Indiana, born September 3, 1841. The father, Wilkes Gillett, a native of New York, born March 21, 1811, came to Ohio with his parents when nine years of age, where he grew to manhood and married Sophia Jones, who was born May 1, 1809. They cleared a farm in Ohio and remained until 1837, when they removed to Milan township, Allen county. At the time of their settlement, their nearest neighbors were two miles distant. In 1863, they removed to St. Joseph township, and in 1881, to Fort Wayne, but soon after died, he on June 15, and she in September, 1881. Wilkes Gillett came here a poor man, and he and family suffered all the hardships known to a pioneer life. The principal food at that time consisted of venison, wild honey and corn bread. He never had the advantages of education, and for the considerable success he had in life, had to depend upon hard work. His wife, however, was well educated, and was one of the early teachers in Ohio. He served as one of the board of trustees of his township, when the board consisted of three members, and was in short, one of the representative farmers of Allen county. Charles M. Gillett was raised on the old homestead, where he received a common school education. On April 26, 1871, he married Harriet, daughter of William and Eliza (Swift) Utter, natives of New York; she was born September 4, 1844. This union was blessed with two children: Wilkes, born June 3, 1877; Ray, born January 26, 1885. He was assessor and appraiser of St. Joseph township two years. On September 13,1862, he enlisted in the Twenty-third Indiana battery, and served in all the battles in which his battery participated, and received an honorable discharge at Indianapolis, July 2, 1865. After farming with his father about fifteen years, he bought thirty acres in St. Joseph township, sold this and bought another sixty acres, which he sold and removed to Milan township, and a year later came to Cedar Creek township and settled on the farm where he now lives. In 1883, he made a prospecting tour to Washington territory, and in the following June, went with his family, intending to stay, but only remained eighteen months. He has eighty acres in Cedar Creek which are well improved with good buildings erected by himself. He and family are highly esteemed. He now has in his possession a silver watch which was presented to his father on his sixty-ninth birthday,by his friends at Fort Wayne. Valley of the Upper Maumee River; Vol 1; by Brant & Fuller, pub. 1889
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himself
5 years
younger sister
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Marriage:
son
2 years
son
Daniel J. Gillett
Birth: 1835 23 25Ohio
Death: August 10, 1909Nevada City, Nevada County, California
19 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
23 months
son
2 years
daughter
Adaline Sylvia Gillett
Birth: October 10, 1845 34 36Milan Township, Allen County, Indiana
Death: May 18, 1908Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
4 years
daughter

BirthFind A Grave
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CensusCensus, Federal, 1850
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Text:
Name: Wilkes Gillett Event Type: Census Event Year: 1850 Event Place: Milan, Allen, Indiana, United States Gender: Male Age: 39 Race: White Race (Original): Birth Year (Estimated): 1811 Birthplace: New York, United States Household ID: 1792 House Number: 1780 Line Number: 21 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M432 Affiliate Film Number: 135 GS Film Number: 7748 Digital Folder Number: 004193367 Image Number: 00407 Household Role Gender Age Birthplace Wilkes Gillett M 39 New York, United States Sophia Gillett F 41 New York, United States Tyler Gillett M 17 Ohio, United States Daniel Gillett M 15 Ohio, United States Haldah Gillett F 13 Indiana, United States Matilda Gillett F 11 Indiana, United States Charles Gillett M 9 Indiana, United States Horace Gillett M 7 Indiana, United States Adalena Gillett F 5 Indiana, United States Amelia Gillett F 1 Indiana, United States William Menford M 28 New York, United States Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVX-TJY : 9 November 2014), Wilkes Gillett, Milan, Allen, Indiana, United States; citing family 1792, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
DeathFind A Grave
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BurialFind A Grave
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Text:
Name: Wilks Gillet Maiden Name: Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1881 Event Place: Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States of America Photograph Included: Y Birth Date: Death Date: 15 Jun 1881 Affiliate Record Identifier: 29584981 Cemetery: Parker Cemetery Citing this Record: "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVT-HXWG : 13 December 2015), Wilks Gillet, 1881; Burial, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States of America, Parker Cemetery; citing record ID 29584981, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
Biography PublishedFind A Grave
Text:
Charles M. Gillett, of Cedar Creek township, is a native of Indiana, born September 3, 1841. The father, Wilkes Gillett, a native of New York, born March 21, 1811, came to Ohio with his parents when nine years of age, where he grew to manhood and married Sophia Jones, who was born May 1, 1809. They cleared a farm in Ohio and remained until 1837, when they removed to Milan township, Allen county. At the time of their settlement, their nearest neighbors were two miles distant. In 1863, they removed to St. Joseph township, and in 1881, to Fort Wayne, but soon after died, he on June 15, and she in September, 1881. Wilkes Gillett came here a poor man, and he and family suffered all the hardships known to a pioneer life. The principal food at that time consisted of venison, wild honey and corn bread. He never had the advantages of education, and for the considerable success he had in life, had to depend upon hard work. His wife, however, was well educated, and was one of the early teachers in Ohio. He served as one of the board of trustees of his township, when the board consisted of three members, and was in short, one of the representative farmers of Allen county. Charles M. Gillett was raised on the old homestead, where he received a common school education. On April 26, 1871, he married Harriet, daughter of William and Eliza (Swift) Utter, natives of New York; she was born September 4, 1844. This union was blessed with two children: Wilkes, born June 3, 1877; Ray, born January 26, 1885. He was assessor and appraiser of St. Joseph township two years. On September 13,1862, he enlisted in the Twenty-third Indiana battery, and served in all the battles in which his battery participated, and received an honorable discharge at Indianapolis, July 2, 1865. After farming with his father about fifteen years, he bought thirty acres in St. Joseph township, sold this and bought another sixty acres, which he sold and removed to Milan township, and a year later came to Cedar Creek township and settled on the farm where he now lives. In 1883, he made a prospecting tour to Washington territory, and in the following June, went with his family, intending to stay, but only remained eighteen months. He has eighty acres in Cedar Creek which are well improved with good buildings erected by himself. He and family are highly esteemed. He now has in his possession a silver watch which was presented to his father on his sixty-ninth birthday,by his friends at Fort Wayne. Valley of the Upper Maumee River; Vol 1; by Brant & Fuller, pub. 1889
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