The Family Bible of Roderick Gillis.The following transcription was sent by Francis J. McCormack. Francis notes that Roderick was his great grandfather, and that he was the son of Angus Gillis, the son of John Gillis, the son of Donald Gillis and Flora McKinnon of Big Marsh. Donald was born on the Isle of Barra , Scotland in 1762.
Francis's Relationships to those below are in red.
On the flyleaf of the bible:
Roderick Gillis, boarne January 1814. [ g. grandfather]
Roderick Gillis and Anne McLellan - October 8th 1843.
David McDougal and Mary Gillis - November 1867.
Alexander McIntyre and Christiana Gillis - February 1870.
Angus Gillis and Bridget McDonald - March 31 1872.
Roderick McNeill and Anne Gillis - January 23rd 1879. [grandfather]
Aneas Thomas McPherson and Bertha McNeill - January 7th 1904.
Joseph McCormack and Margaret McNeill - July 3rd 1906.
Andrew C. Gaab and Elizabeth Ann McNeill - October 15th 1912.
Births (Pg. 2):
Christiana Gillis - August 8, 1844
Angus Gillis - April 13, 1846
Mary Gillis - April 25, 1848
Donald Gillis - April 8, 1850
Anne Gillis - November 1, 1851 [grandmother]
Matthias Gillis - November 25, 1853
Margaret Gillis - July 12, 1856
Ellen Gillis - November 21, 1859
Maria Gillis - September 10, 1861
Francis Gillis - May 17, 1865
Mary Bertha McNeill - March 30th, 1880
Roderick F. McNeill - October 6th, 1861
Margaret McNeill - May 20th, 1883 [mother]
Elizabeth Ann McNeill - July 8th 1885
Joseph Lenas? McNeill - not entered
Joseph Austin McNeill - July 21, 1893
Joseph Byron McCormack, March 31, 1907
John Lawrence McCormack, September 30, 1908
Donald Emmett McCormack - September 20, 1910
David Roderick McCormack - March 6, 1912
Francis Joseph McCormack - September 11, 1917
Eugene Francis McPherson - April 3rd 1905
John Bernard McPherson - May 1907
Robert James McPherson - January 22, 1909
John R. Gaab - October 1, 1913
Helen E. Gaab - November 25, 1918
Elizabeth M. McPherson - April 13, 1909.
Deaths (Pg. 4):
Donald Gillis - April 18, 1850 [G.G.G. grandfather]
Roderick Gillis - February 8th 1885 - Age 71 [G. G. grandfather]
Mary Gillis - November 19th, 1872
Alexander McNeill - September 19th, 1878
John Lawrence McCormack - March 4th, 1910
Roderick James McNeill - December 16, 1921
Anne Gillis McNeill - May 16, 1926 [G.G. grandmother]
Margaret McLellan - February 11th, 1929
Maria Gillis McLellan - December 5th, 1931
Matthias Gillis - December 15th 1931
Angus Gillis - January 1922
Ellen Gillis - January 1930
Elizabeth Gaab - October, 1942
Joseph F. McCormack - July 8, 1849
Margaret E. McCormack, Aug 10, 1970
David Roderick McCormack - July 28, 1966
Austin J. McNeill - December 17, 1976
Donald E. McCormack - July 4, 1978
Francis notes that he came into possession of the bible upon his father's death. It had been hidden away in the attic of a cousin in East Boston for some years. Francis says further, that some of the latest entries were in his handwriting, as he continued to keep the family records.