Items with subject 'Gilliss Family'
by Gilliss, Charles (1928 – 1934)
2 folders (0.02 linear feet)
This collection contains a series of letters addressed to a Mrs. Bessie McAllen as well as a composition book full of Charles Gilliss' notes on the McAllen family history. The letters to Mrs. McAllen give an overview of everything Gilliss has found on her family line. The first letter dates 1932, and Gilliss informs her that on his initial perusal of the family line, he has found seven Levin Gilliss' living in the 1700s. Throughout the 1932 letters, he researches more into each Levin and begins to piece together their lives. In a 1934 letter, Gilliss informs Mrs. McAllen that both ancestors of hers, Levin Gilliss, and Captain Thomas Gilliss, were in the same company and battalion of MD troops in the Revolutionary War. It is evident in the 1934 letters that Mrs. McAllen has asked Gilliss to research her family line in order to solidify her standing in the D.A.R. The composition book that accompanies these letters are the personal notes and findings from Gilliss on the family line. The first half of the book includes handwritten copies of deeds and wills that Gilliss has found from the McAllen family members. The second half is mainly notes connecting certain family members, along with their birth and death dates. The very last pages of the notebook include more wills of McAllen ancestors.
by Unknown (1700 – 1900s)
23 boxes (25 linear feet)
Bibles donated to the Nabb Center, whether singly or as part of a larger collection, have been integrated into this collection. A variety of print editions spanning from 18th Century to 20th century are represented, as well as various religious denominations and types of Bibles. Most of the Bibles contain hand-written notations of family history – including births, deaths, marriages and baptisms-- for several surnames beyond the title. Some may contain additional clippings or other items and some Bibles do not contain any family information. Family Bibles held by the Nabb Center and not included in this collection are also referred to in the inventory. A partial transcription of the family history pages is available upon request (full transcription will be made available online soon).
by Gilliss, E.J.; Gilliss, Elizabeth A. Hall; Gilliss, John P.R.; Gilliss, Mae (or May) (1732 – 1994)
11 boxes (6.25 linear feet)
The Gilliss Family Collection documents the Gilliss, Hall, and Fassitt families between 1732 and 1994, though primarily between 1830 and 1920. Documents include family history research, photographs, land and legal documents, correspondence (primarily sent to Lizzie A. (Hall) Gilliss in the 1860s and 1870s), ledgers (primarily medical journals of Dr. John P.R. Gilliss from the 1830s and 1840s), and business documents (primarily from E.J. Gilliss' company, Gilliss and Gilliss, between the 1879 and the 1951).