Mary Ann Gillies

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Gillies was born on 30 December 1827, in Logie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Gillies, was 58 and her mother, Christina or Christian Gibb, was 39. She married James Charles Simkins on 6 November 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1849 and lived in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. She died in 1854, at the age of 27, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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James Charles Simkins
Mary Ann Gillies
Marriage: 6 November 1852

Sources (22)

  • Mary Ann Gillies in household of James Hunter, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Mary Ann Gillies, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Gillies, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scottish Dugald, Alastair, Iain.

Scottish (western) and Irish (Wexford): variant of Gillis or McGillis .

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

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