Jo M. Gill
Born 1940s.
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Sister of [half], [half], [private sister (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
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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 and I needed something more to do than tend my wonderful garden. I had started searching for my mother and grandmother's people about ten years ago and got nowhere. It 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 themselves.

Jo Gill is a part of Nevada.
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Jo Gill has Welsh ancestors.


Jo Gill participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 154 suggestions.
Jo Gill participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 212 sources to profiles.
Jo Gill participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 124 connections.
Jo Gill participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 81 suggestions.
Jo Gill is participating with Nor'Easters during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 384 suggestions.
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Jo has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.

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 of coal to pioneers, farmers, 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 birth date - and it only took six hours!

Needless to say - I am hooked.

One Name Studies

  1. I have started, please join me!
  2. I have started, please join me!
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 7th generation ...

Grand Parents

  1. David Richard Gill Jr
  2. Ellenor Morrison
  3. Robert Muir
  4. Nell Fern Thompson

Great Grand Parents

  1. David Richard Gill Sr
  2. Sarah Ann Hodges
  3. George Morrison
  4. Ann Jones
  5. Unknown Muir
  6. Unknown Muir
  7. Franklin Thompson
  8. Louise Bender

Brick Walls

Little is know of Robert Muyer. His marriage certificate with Nell Thompson has him (Muyer), age 23 (b. 1894) born in Rome, New York; parents James Muyer and Mary Davidson.
Robert Muir - my mother's father, known in the family as "Hit-and-Run Muir" because the only information on him is a name on a birth certificate. On daughter's birth certificate he is Robert Muir, age 31 (b. 1890), born in Ireland, a coal miner, living in Kittitas, Washington. Grandma Nell said he was from Ireland and served in World War I. He immigrated some time before 1921 when my mother was born. He worked in Roslyn, Washington, a Northern Pacific Coal company town. Nell and he were married, but no marriage record has been found. Gill-3793 17:36, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
George Gill - b. 1750?, England, spouse Mary Vowles - relation to this Gill line?


Richard Gill (1794-1864)
Henry Savage Gill (1815-1900) Immigrant
David Richard Gill Sr (1838-1906) Immigrant
David Richard Gill Jr (1866-1928) Immigrant
Earl Morrison Gill (1889-1913)
Earl Raeburn Gill (1913-1999)
David Raeburn Gill (1940-  )
Richard David & Thomas Gill
Carrie Gill
My Ancestors Research Statistics
Gen. No. Relation to Jo Gill Total Possible Profiles On Wikitree Sourced Biography Genealogically Defined
3Grandparent443*43 (75%)
4Great Grandparent86676 (75 %)
52nd Great Grandparent16121212 12 (75 %)
63rd Great Grandparent30 (-2)*1212? (?%)? ( ? %)
74th Great Grandparent60 (-4)*8 ( ? %)?? (?%) ? ( ? %)
85th Great Grandparent120 (-8)* ? ( ? %)?? (?%)? ( ? %)
96th Great Grandparent240 (-16)*? ( ? %)4018 (45%) ? ( ? %)
107th Great Grandparent480 (-32)*29 (6%)26 (90%)16 (55%)2 (7%)
118th Great Grandparent960 (-64)*29 (3%)27 (93%)17 (67%)0 (0%)

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I have my birth certificate and my mother's birth and death certificate.

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Hi Jo

The United Kingdom Project has not been active since 2018 and we are now completely closing it down. We are removing all UK project badges. If you still have an interest in the UK and have not already joined another project, then you will need to join the England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales Project by answering one or more of their G2G posts. If your interest is in the British Isles and British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, then please contact me directly.

Regards Joan

Joan W

Thanks for the update. I'm sticking with USA for now as I'm done with the UK for the line I'm following, Plus, it's summer! more time outdoors, unlike winter in the Great Basin when I spent up to 12 hours a day chasing ghosts on WikiTree ... and I still don't have a grandfather. But I made Pilot.

posted by Jo Gill

My name is Sarah and I’m the new Project Leader for The Native Americans Project. This is your project check-in letter. I would love to hear back from you about your current Native American research interests and project related activity.

Thank you,

Sarah Mason, NA Project Leader

posted by Sarah Mason
Sarah, I did some work on Nevada Paiutes. The tribe is not listed on the Tribe Team table. Do I need to do something or is adding Paiute to the table left to you?
posted by Jo Gill
Hi, Jo!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Jo!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: Love your bio!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello! Yes! A sub-project for those who came from Europe is definitely needed. It's been on my to-do list for awhile now to get that set up. I'm a bad elf! But I do agree it definitely needs to be done.

Hi Jo

Thank you for participating in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - for Orphan profiles. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing. Look forward to seeing join us for the next challenge.

Janet Wild

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi there, Jo!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: You said "Some days I check the time and realize that I have not changed out of my PJs..." Oh, how I can related!

posted by Pip Sheppard

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Steve, yes, I'm still a cemeterist. I work on cemeteries in Mineral County, Nevada. But it's still winter here and no one likes to go out taking photos in freezing temps with a breeze. Brrrr. Luning is done, I'll be working on Mina when it warms up.
posted by Jo Gill
Thanks for checking in, and thank you for you all of your contributions!
posted by Steven Harris
Thomas Drinkwater-1392

Hi Jo Unfortunately the only thing I did was remove ‘United Kingdom’ from the profile as he was born before 1801. The good news is that I’ve located the 1841 census record for him which I added to his profile and also Sarah’s. If you want to check it out, you will see that there is a few children to add as well. Best wishes Sue

posted by Sue (Gambie) Boutle
Hi Jo.

Thank you for you contributions to the Disasters Project. We are sorry you are leaving us, but we understand the interests move on to other things. If you choose to join us again in the future you will be very welcome.

Regards Joan

Joan, thanks for nudging me again! I'm done with the only piece of the Disasters Project that I know about. and .... I'm on to another big project. I could add a photo of the memorial created for the Kennecott accident, but I have to wait for spring - much snow!
posted by Jo Gill
Hi Jo,

It has been a few weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Disasters Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Regards Joan

Hi Jo,

On behalf of the Disasters Project Leaders we are carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in the past.

We have recently made a lot of changes. We are changing the focus of the project to include more about people involved in disasters and the effect it had on them and their families. We have divided the project into teams. Please have a look

Please let me know, by comment on my profile or a private message, whether you are still active in the project, and which team(s) you would like to work with. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed.

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Joan and Lizzie