Jo Gill

Jo Gill

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Jo M. Gill
Born 1940s.
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Profile last modified | Created 13 Oct 2015 | Last significant change: 9 Dec 2018
15:56: Jo Gill edited the Biography for Jo Gill. [Thank Jo for this]
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Categories: Immigrant Pioneers Project | MatchBot MPs | Wales Project | Native Americans Project | First Peoples Project | Gill Name Study | White Pine County, Gill Name Study | Nevada, Gill Name Study.

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Jo Gill has Welsh ancestors.
Jo Gill was involved in the westward expansion of the USA.
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I'm an amateur genealogist, a frustrated English teacher, and wannabe librarian. I like things neat and tidy. My long-term employer retired me two years ago and I needed something more to do than tend my wonderful garden. I had started searching for my mother and grandmother's people about four years ago and got nowhere. I seems that my maternal line consists of rogues, renegades, and runaways! They dodged every census, went through men like a deck of cards, and never allowed a photo of them.

My paternal line is well documented by the Mormon Church. The Gill-Morrison line came from the Welsh coal mines to Zion (Utah); they went from hewers to pioneers, to farmers, to newspaper men and respected members of the church and society.

Which explains my lopsided family tree.

I live in Hawthorne, Nevada, but I was born in a small mining town (how redundant is that). Ruth, Nevada, is a Kennecott copper town not too far from Ely, on Highway 50 - The Loneliest Road in America. I have a personal weather station, a round house, dogs, cats, and chickens.

I moved home to Nevada in 2017. Bought a lot and put up a Deltec kit house - 10 sides, 500 square feet, deck and hot tub. Hawthorne is in a big valley at 4,234 elev. with mountains all around. Mt. Grant (11,285) is my west view.

Some days I check the time and realize that I have not changed out of my PJs, fed the pets, or watered the potted plants. But I found my great-great-grand aunt's birthdate - and it only took six hours!

Needless to say - I am hooked.

Personal Weather Station

My PWS (Personal Weather Station):


  • Gill Name Study
Tracing my lineage from Wales to Nevada, United States
  • Drinkwater Name Study
Adding LNAB Drinkwater from the first Drinkwater found in Colonial America, one Thomas Drinkwater. Thomas married Elizabeth Haskell, daughter of John Haskell, a Mayflower pilgrim.
Progress - I'm up to the 3rd generation ...


I have my birth certificate and my mother's.

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Jo is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Fishing Creek Presby Cemetery
I have family in several Nevada cemeteries, which I will be adding.
McClure family in Bryan County, Oklahoma
newest tag for fixing errors
One name study
Maiden name
Why are the immigrant pioneers languishing?
Lots of Mormons in the family tree
Nell's first husband & father of her 2 sons
Grandmother's maiden name
Oklahoma McClure family
Native Nevadan!
Gill One Name Study
for the Tabers of Lincoln VT
Southern Colonies Project
Grandmother's LNAB
I have family on both sides.
Part of Nevada Project, Esmerelda, Luning project.
My great-grandfather, David Richard Gill, emigrated to Utah in 1878.
Welsh immigrants

DNA Tested
Jo Gill's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Jo or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jo:

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On 17 Nov 2018 at 07:54 GMT Clifford Canty wrote:

Thanks Jo, you are doing a good job. That information is correct.

On 12 Nov 2018 at 17:30 GMT Kym Cheney wrote:

Hey Jo have we compared DNA and whats the link between all my relatives on your wikitree as they match all mine on my wiki tree ,i know we chatted months ago but i cant remember the outcome ? my mum's maiden name is Gill ,she is Jerome Gills Great Grand daughter Warm regards kym

PS your page is Amazing !

On 21 Sep 2018 at 19:55 GMT Ruth (Venable) Campbell wrote:

Thank you Jo for the added information for my great grandmother Nancy Jane Trent whom my mother was named for :)

On 20 Sep 2018 at 09:08 GMT Beth (Brown) Golden wrote:

Jo, thanks so much for working on William Bourland's profile! Please email me for collaboration. Beth

On 7 Sep 2018 at 01:53 GMT Peter Newton wrote:

Jo, Dingwall -126 should be open now. Thanks

On 5 Sep 2018 at 11:57 GMT Gigi Raygor wrote:

Thanks for putting in 3 people in my family tree, with sources !

On 31 Aug 2018 at 02:59 GMT Barbara (Beaubien) Leverett wrote:

Thanks for all the info on the Costley family. Clytie was my grandmother. I wondered if you were any relation. Write me back if you want ... Barbara Beaubien Leverett

On 31 Jul 2018 at 14:20 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

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Jo Gill improved Quaker profiles in the June 2018 Challenge for "Quakers alive in the 1800s"

Thanks for participating Jo!

On 15 Jul 2018 at 14:45 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:


Thanks for joining the Unknowns Project. Since it is a sub-project of the Profile Improvement Project, I have awarded you the PIP Badge. Please be sure to visit the Unknowns Space Page for our Task List and how to work with Unknowns.

Then you will want to go to the Unknowns Project Page for our goals and other information. Be sure to add your name to the "Progress Reports" section.


On 9 Jul 2018 at 23:08 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

No worries, Jo. I removed the Quakers Project from the trusted list of John Smith-162530 and orphaned the profile.

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