Mary Ann Gillett

15 May 1851–27 November 1899 (Age 48)
Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Gillett was born on 15 May 1851, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, her father, Joshua Hague Gillott, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ann Butterly, was 35. She married Nels Hans Hansson Nelson on 29 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 27 November 1899, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nels Hans Hansson Nelson
1845–1928
Mary Ann Gillett
1851–1899
Marriage: 29 March 1869
Nels Henry Nelson
1870–1927
John Augustus Nelson
1872–1873
Mary Olive Nelson
1873–1958
Sarah Matilda Nelson
1876–1947
Alberta Nelson
1879–1968
Alonzo Nelson
1885–1949
Leonard Taylor Nelson
1888–1929
Ann Adella Nelson
1891–1954
Irvine Doyle Nelson
1893–1965
Theo Irene Nelson
1896–1986

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 March 1869
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking

Age 6

The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a pet form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William ( see Gill 1). 2. topographic name for someone living at the top of a glen or ravine, from northern Middle English gil(l) ‘glen’ + heved ‘head’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

History of Joshua Hague Gillet and Mary Butterly

Written by her granddaughter Annie Gillet Kone February 1938 Joshua Hague Gillet was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on July 8, 1808 [note 1]. He met and married Mary Butterly. They decided to …

Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Gillett in household of Joshua H Gillett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ann Neilsen in household of Neils H Neilsen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Ann in entry for Sadie Gunderson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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