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WILLIAM2 (William1 and Helen [Stevenson]), called "Little Will," b. Balfron, Scotland, Aug. 14, 1767. Came to America with his brother Thomas in 1790. They began clearing land bought for them by their uncle Stevenson, on which Walter Gilfillan, son of Robert, afterward lived, now called the Gates farm. Then he and his brother Thomas lived together on the farm where Alexander McLaren lived in 1860. After marriage he lived on his own farm, where John McMillan lived in 1860. Mason. He m. 1st, Nov. 28, 1788, Janet, dau. John Waddell (b. .July 19, 1768; d. July 24, 1812); 2nd, March, 1815, by Rev. Jas. Milligan, Ruth, widow of Joseph Chamberlin of Peacham, dau. Capt. Abel Blanchard (b. ____; d. Nov. 11, 1862). He d. Aug. 14, 1840. These were all members of the Center Ch. and are buried there.

William Gilfillan and his brother Thomas came on foot from Boston to Barnet. While on their way they stopped at the house of Abiel Blanchard in Concord, N.H. A quantity of apples was set before them, William saving the seeds, with which his orchard was planted. The child, Ruth Blanchard, then an infant, became his 2nd wife. He was known as "Little Will," to distinguish him from another Wm. Gilfillan, who was not related to this family. Children all b. in Barnet:

             I. William,3 b. Sept. 11, 1789; d. at 18.
II. John,3 b. July 9, 1791; d. young.
III. Helen,3 b. July 3, 1793; d. young.
IV. Rebecca,3  b. Oct. 11, 1795; d. Dec. 11, 1880; m. Wm. Lackie, q. v,
V. Janet,3 b. Jan. 30, 1798.
VI. Margaret,3 b. Apr. 25, 1800; d. March 2, 1885; m. Alexander Symes of Ryegate. See Ryegate History.
(1) VII. Moses,3 b. Sept. 11, 1802.
VIII.        Helen,3 b. Dec. 28, 1805; d. July 3, 1883; m. John McMillan, q. v.
By 2nd marriage:
IX. William,3 b. Feb. 10, 1816; d. at 5 years.
X. Ruth,3 b. Dec. 10, 1818; m. William Graham. One daughter, Helen,4who m. 1st, - Holmes; 2nd, Loren Chase, and had children: Mary Jane,5 Robert5 and John.5
XI. Elizabeth Jane,3 b. July 19, 1819; m. Archibald Hastie, q. v.
XII. John Abel,3 b. May 27, 1821. Fitted for college at Peacham Academy; graduated Dartmouth College, 1844. Read law with Wm. Mattocks of Peacham. but never practiced. Went to St. Louis and became a teacher. He m. Lucinda, dau. James Russell of Osceola, Ill.; d. St. Louls, Dec. 12, 1886.
XIII. Joshua,3 b. Apr. 10, 1823. Fitted for college at Peacham Academy; attended Yale College, but did not graduate. Went to Osceola, Ill., where he was a farmer and magistrate. He m. Ann Way of Peacham. Children: Charles4of Mound City, Mo., where he is city missionary; and Mary,4 who m. a Mr.. Reedell, and lives at Salt Lake City; 5 children.
(2) XIV. Daniel William,3 b. Dec. 79, 1825. Fitted for college at Peacham Academy. He m. Helen Partridge of Peacham.
XV. Jacob,3 b. July 8. 1828.
XVI. Mary3 b. ab. 1816; d. 1831.
(1) Moses3 (William2 and Ruth Blanchard, William1), b. Sept. 10, 1802. Lived In Boston some years. Returned to Barnet, 1833. Learned the cooper's trade. Farmer where David Gates lives. This is one of the highest farms in Barnet. Dr. McNab once told him that he would never get as near heaven again as he was there. Mr. Gilfillan replied that it was something to have lived as near heaven as long as he had. He m. 1st, Hannah T., dau. Daniel Kent of Newbury. Mass. (b. July 28, 1806; d. Sept. 5. 1844); 2nd, Susan, dau. James Henderson (b. Newbury, July 27, 1808; d. .July 13, 1903). He rem. to West Barnet, 1873, having sold his farm to his son, Abel B. Elder in Ref. Pres. Ch. Buried at Barnet Center. Children all b. in old house, present house built ab. 1850.
I. Sarah Ann,4 b. Boston, Nov. 3, 1829; m. Sept. 7, 1852. John Jennison of Peacbam, who d. Feb. 10. 1872. She d. Oct. 14. 1910. Ten children, seven of whom attended her funeral.
II. William Lackie,4 b. June 4. 1831; d. Sept. 30, 1860; m. Feb. 3, 1853, Julia Aldrich.
III. Marcus Mareellus,4 b. Nov. 21, 1832; d. July 15, 1915; m. Sept., 1856. Elizabeth A. Stevens of Andover, Mass., who d. Sept. 19. 1915.
IV. Abel Blanchard,4 b. Jan. 17, 1835. Bought his father out, and lived on homestead. Never m.; d. Sept. 12, 1905.
V. Caroline Kent,4 b. Sept. 3, 1836; d. July 11, 1882; m. Major W. J. Henderson. See History of Ryegate.
VI. Janet,4 b. Dec. 5, 1837. Lives at Monroe, N.H.; m. 1st, Peter B. McLaren, q. v.; 2nd, J. G. Peabody, q. v.
(3) VII Elizabeth,4 b. March 20, 1841.
By 2nd marriage:
VIII. James Arthur,4 b. Apr. 10, 1847; d. Apr. 11, 1851.
(2) DANIEL WILLIAM3 (William2, William1), b. Barnet, Dec. 17, 1825. Graduated Vt. University, 1847, with high honors. Teacher. He m. Aug. 1, 1850. Helen A. Partridge of Peacham. Teachers at Xenia, Oh., 1850-53; La Crosse, Wis.. 1853-54; Winona, Minn., 1854-58; Trempealeau, Wis., 1858-76, where he was also superintendent of schools. He also engaged in real estate business. Mr. Gilfillan was one of the early abolitionists of the Garrison school, an earnest advocate of temperance, and a leader in the cause of prohibition. He, and most of his family were faithful members of the Congregational Church. He d. after a long illness, Oct. 26, 1885, and his wife three days later.
II. Nellie T.,4 b. Dec. 22. 1855; d. Sept. 22, 1857.
III. George W.,4 b. Jan. 13, 1859; d. March 13, 1880; m. May 1, 1879, Addle Huffatutter of Eldon, Ia.
IV. Myra J.,4 b. Sept. 3. 1660. Nurse at Helena, Mont.
V. Angelia J.,4 b. March 1, 1864; d. Feb. 11, 1890; m. July 10. 1887, Franz E. Trane at Galesville, Wis.
VI. Grace,4 b. Sept. 6; d. Oct. 2, 1865.
VII. Gertrude,4 twin to Grace d. Oct. 5, 1865.
VIII. Eugene C.,4 b. Apr. 16, 1868; d. Jan. 24, 1914; in. Dec. 27, 1894, Mayme Harriman, Colorado Springs, Col.
(3) ELIZABETH4 (Moses,3 William2, William1), b. Barnet. March 20, 1841; m. Aug. 17, 1870, Chester Walter Scott, M. D., of Lyndon, Vt. (son of Rev. Nathan W. Scott, for 50 years a minister of the M. E. Church, and his wife, Dorothy Bean Phillips), b. Barre, Vt., Nov. 10, 1832. Dr. Scott was, till 16 years old, on his father's farm in Greensboro. Attended academy and taught school. Studied medicine with Drs. Darling and Houghton of Lyndon, also at Pittsfield, Mass., and Woodstock, Vt. Graduated, 1854, Hahneman Homeopathic Medical College of Philadelphia. Demonstrator of Anatomy in same, 1864-66. In practice at Lawrence, Mass., 30 years. Master mason and member of several medical societies. Both d. and are buried at Lawrence, Mass., Bellevue Cemetery. She d. Aug. 7, 1911.
Ella A.,5 b. July 5, 1872; m. Oliver Sherman, son of Alexander and Lucy (Flint) Warden (b. Haverhill, N.H.). He fitted for college at McIndoes and St. Johnsbury Academies; graduated Dartmouth College, 1889. Went to Montana same year and became editor of the Great Falls Evening Leader. Became busi�ness manager in Aug., 1894, of the Great Falls Daily Tribune. In Jan., 1895, he associated with W. M. Bole (son of Rev. John Bole of West Barnet) and they purchased the Tribune, of which he has since been manager.

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