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Alisemon (or Alisimon) Elizabeth (Straw) Gilby b.1816 d.1910
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Alisemon (or Alisimon) Elizabeth (Straw) Gilby b.1816 d.1910


Alisemon Elizabeth, called "Alise", Straw was born on April 15, 1816, in Lincoln, County Lincolnshire, England and died May 2, 1910, in Gilby, Gilby Township., Grand Forks County, ND, at age 94. She was the daughter of John Straw of England and Hannah (unknown). John Gilby and Alisemon Elizabeth "Alise" Straw were married October 17, 1842, in York, County Yorkshire, England. Daughters, Emily and Emma, were born in England before she and John emigrated to Trafalgar Township, Halton County along with James Gilby, John's brother. Their farm was at Sheridan, also known today as the "Clearview" neighbourhood of Oakville. John Gilby and Alisemon Elizabeth "Alise" (Straw) Gilby had five children. John died in Trafalgar Township on February 15, 1865. Alise then married his brother James and they moved to Gilby, Gilby Township in North Dakota.