Gillis, John D.
The following data is extracted from Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York.
John D., son of Robert Gillis, was born in Hebron, Washington county, New York, in 1776. He settled in Victor where he owned a farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres. He was a blacksmith by trade, and had a shop in which he followed this business until 180. In politics he was a Democrat, in religion a Methodist. He died in May, 1873. nearly a hundred years old. His brother, James Gillis, was a member of congress, and father of James Gillis, of the United States navy. He married Mary Smith, who died in 1864. Children : Margaret; Robert R.; Enos; Martha; John S., mentioned elsewhere, and Rose Ann.
Source: Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York