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James B. Gill

James B. Gill, farmer, post-office, Sharpsville, Pa was born January 3, 1847, and is a son of Thomas and Rachel (McCord) Gill, of Pymatuning Township.  Thomas  was born in the last decade of the eighteenth century, and when young learned the cabinet-maker’s trade, with his wife’s father.  He was married in 1816, and soon after purchased a farm of 100 acres in Pymatuning Township, on which he spent the remainder of his days.  There were fourteen children born to them, of whom four are living:   James B., Mary, widow of J. Koon; Jane, wife of J.C. Sample, and Prudence, wife of J.H. Kidd.   The parents were of Irish descent, and were members of the old Seceder Church.  Politically Thomas  was an old-time Whig, and served in the War of 1812.  He died October 19, 1849, in the fifty-sixth year of his age, and his widow July 3, 1886.   James B. was married June 27, 1867, to Matilda H., daughter of George D. and Mary J. (McMurray) Hofius, of Pymatuning Township.  They settled on the old homestead, which he afterward purchased and still lives upon.  They are the parents of ten children:   George B., Thomas McM., Florence J., William H., James F., John R., Walter S., Samuel  S., Eliza, Matilda  and Millie E.   Politically Mr. Gill is a Republican.

History of Mercer County, 1888 page 907; Transcribed and Submitted by Janet Stanko

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