Mary or Polly Wilson

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Mary or Polly Wilson (Gill)

Birthplace: Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
Place of Burial: United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Gill, Jr. and Mercy Gill
Wife of Bradley Barlowe Wilson
Mother of Whitford Gill Wilson; George Clinton Wilson; Guy Carlton Wilson; Henry Hardy Wilson; Lewis Dunbar Wilson and 2 others
Sister of John Gill; Amos Gill; Whitford Gill; Betsey Gill and Martha Gill

Occupation: Housewife
Managed by: Private User
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About Mary or Polly Wilson

According to the LDS Records, Mary Polly Gill Wilson and her daughter-in-laws were among the organizers of the Women's Relief Society of Nauvoo in the 1850's. Faced with an influx of many converts from afar going into Nauvoo for refuge and with little to support themselves, the Wilson women organized clothing and food for these destitue families making their way to Utah. Some of the seven Wilson sons also stayed behind the initial groups leaving for Utah to assist families before going themselves.

Some of Polly's Gill relations from Springfield, Vermont (her childhood home) were also living in Garden Grove, Illinois at that time, and were not converted to the Mormon cause, and it may be that she remained with family at her advanced age. Most elderly people did not survive the journey to Utah.

Alternate birth and death dates: 1785 /1830.

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Mary or Polly Wilson's Timeline

October 1780
Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
February 25, 1798
Age 17
Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States
June 4, 1799
Age 18
Saint Albans, Franklin, Vermont, United States
August 22, 1800
Age 19
St. Albans, Franklin, Vt
August 31, 1801
Age 20
Milton, Chittendon, Vermont, United States
May 16, 1803
Age 22
Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
January 2, 1805
Age 24
Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
October 11, 1806
Age 26
Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont, United States
August 22, 1808
Age 27
Willisborough, Essex, New York, United States
May 23, 1836
Age 56