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Gill Family Name

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The Gill family originates with Samuel Gill who was taken captive at the age of 9 from Salisbury MA in 1697. He married Rosalie James, according to tradition, another captive. Some of their children m. into French families and some into Abenaki families. One son, Joseph-Louis Gill, became a chief at Odanak and was known by the Abenaki name "Magwáwidõbait". The family remained prominent at Odanak and a great deal of material on the family has been collected.

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