Register of the Gillis Family Papers, 1809-1888

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Gillis Family Papers, 1809-1888

Collection number: Mss100

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gillis Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1809-1888
Collection number: Mss100
Creator:
Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gillis Family Papers, Mss100, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Gillis, Robert

personal name

Gillis, Thomas (d. 1846)

personal name

Gillis, David T. (d. 1888)

personal name

Carter, Joseph

personal name

Mathews, Alexander

personal name

Mathews, Hannah

personal name

Larkin, John

personal name

Carter, Ann

personal name

Haynes, Francis L.

subject

Voyages to the Pacific coast

subject

Agriculture -California -San Joaquin County

subject

Wheat -Harvesting -Technological innovations

subject

San Joaquin County (Calif.) -History -Sources

subject

Kinsman (Ohio) -History -Sources

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Humboldt County (Ohio) -History -Sources

subject

Mercer County (Pa.) -History -Sources

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Inventors -California -San Joaquin County

Biography

The Thomas and John Gillis families lived in Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio from as early as 1809. Thomas' son David T. came via Panama to California (1852). David T. Gillis settled in northern San Joaquin County where he farmed wheat until his death (1888). Gillis patented a grain header in 1874.

Scope and Content

The Gillis Family Papers consists of documents relating to the lives of various members of the family in Ohio. The collection also includes David T. Gillis' diary of his voyage to California (1852) and his patent for a grain header (1874).

Container List

 

BOX 1: GILLIS FAMILY PAPERS

 

1.1: Gillis Family Ohio Documents

 

a-Thomas & John Gillis land title, 1809

 

b-Thomas Gillis land title, 1830

 

c-Robert Gillis appt. as Capt. of 8th Co., 3rd Reg., 4th Brigade U.S. Army, 1832

 

d-Thomas Gillis Will, 1846

 

e-"A reminiscence: A boy's adventure in an old time Kinsman flouring mill" [n.s.] [newspaper article about Gillis mill]

 

1.2: David T. Gillis Diary, 1852-1854

 

1.3: David T. Gillis San Joaquin County Documents

 

a-Promissory note from Jack Saunders, 10-15-57

 

b-Patent for grain header, 1874

 

c-Certificate for burial plot in Rural Cemetery, Stockton (Calif.), 1888

 

1.4: Documents relating to other families possibly related by marriage to Gillises

 

a-Isaiah Brainard land title, Trumbull Co. (Ohio), 1816

 

b-John Larkin and Sarah Anne Carter California marriage certificate, 1859

 

c-Joseph Carter naturalization certificate, 1866

 

d-Francis L. Haynes, MD, Philadelphia rcpt. for service to Mrs. Martin, 1876