Edson, Obed, (Georgia Drew Merrill, editor), History of Chautauqua County, New York, Boston: W. A. Fergusson, 1894 (975 pp)
Samuel Gill, who settled in Mina over half a century ago, was born in Ann, Washington county [NY], in 1776 [sic; should be 1796], whither his parents had removed from Coleraine, Franklin county, Massachusetts. Their next home was in Eaton, Madison county [NY], where Samuel Gill attained manhood, married Eliza Montgomery and continued his residence for some years, and here his two oldest children, daughters, were born; he then moved to Cayuga county, where in 1830, in the town of Aurelius, a son was born to them. After a short stay in Genesse, now Wyoming county [NY], he went to Erie county [NY] where another daughter was born. Mr. Gill came with his family to Mina in the winter of 1838 and 1839 and turned his attention to farming. In 1840 his youngest son was born. In 1852 Mr. Gill purchased a farm and a sawmill in the north part of the town, occupied and cultivated the farm and conducted the mill to within a few years of his death, which occurred in December, 1879. Only two of his children survive him; the eldest daughter, Mrs. Grimes, and the eldest son, Samuel H. Gill, who owns the mill and a part of the farm.
There is a sawmill on lot 16, in the north part of town near Ripley line, on Twenty-mile creek. This has been owned and operated since 1852 by Samuel Gill (who died in 1879) and his son, Samuel H., who is the present proprietor, and occupies part of the homestead farm of his father.
Note: both the above passages are from a section on the history of the town of Mina. There are no Gills appearing in the list of biographies.
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