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Jesus or Francisco Gil 1880-1900
Posted by: Robert (Bob) Gill (ID *****7708) Date: August 08, 2011 at 14:38:12
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Can anyone provide information on Jesus Gil or his father Francisco Gil migration from Mexico into Arizona Territory around 1880. We suspect they may have stopped in Greenlee or Graham County areas of AZ Territory to work in the mines first and may have also had siblings settle there? We also believe they came from Chihuahua Mexico and crossed the border from Juarez Mexico through El Paso, TX. Jesus was married to Angelita Martinez, (aka Gila Pacheco Martinez 1884-1945) of San Gabriel, CA or Lower CA in 1897 in Polaris or Yuma AZ and settled there where he found work in the mines. Jesus's first name may have also been Jose Jesus Gil. I also believe he was born in Mar 1871 and died on June 9, 1935 according to AZ geneaology records. Their children were all born and settled in the North Gila Valley area of Yuma, AZ and include:

Anita Gill
Frank Gill 1901 1947
Ramon Gill 1903 1962
Carolina Gill 1906 1978
Joaquin Gill 1917 1985
Jesus Gill 1919
(Esmundo Gill 1908 1964, Esmundo was my grandfather and father of my father, Richard Gill) I moved to San Diego when I joined the service/USN in 1970 and settled here. My passion for researching my family history is to pass on my family heritage to my son Robert Daniel Gill and grandsons Adrian (3yrs) and Alex Gill (4mos) who were born in San Diego, CA.

I appreciate any information anyone might have.

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