APPARENTLY RACHEL GILLETT MARRIED JONATHAN GILLET. Found in the Genealogical section of the Public Library in Stockton, California, the book, "EARLY CONNECTICUT MARRIAGES AS FOUND ON ANCIENT CHURCH RECORDS PRIOR TO 1800", by Baily, Book Four (or volume 4 ) of the set, on page 114, the marriage of "Stephen Goodrich and Rachel Gillett, Jan. 3, 1754." on page 116, the marriage of "Lt. Jonathan Gillet and Widow Rachel Goodrich, Apr. 26, 1759." According to this book, this was in the Town of Windsor, Bloomfield County, Connecticut. If "Widow Rachel Goodrich" is Rachel Gillett Goodrich, then Rachel Gillett married Lt. Jonathan Gillet. Notice that their last names were not spelled the same in this record (Gillett and Gillet). This can be one of those junctures where separate "G" families intermarried, or, where the separate "G" families came back together after long years of separation.
Oct. 28, 2000, Irene Helm ( HIRENE@aol.com ) wrote, "In response to question above. I know of at least one instance where Gillettes married Gillettes. Oliver P . Gillette born 1810 in Vt to Wheeler Gillitte Jr and Mary Russell married Phoebe Alma Gillette b 1814 to Jedidiah Gillette and Mary Yaeger. They were first cousins.. Their grandparents were Wheeler Gillett b abt 1744 in Milford Connecticut and ______ Merchant.. Don't know her first name.. They were married about 1766, The earlier generations of the family spelled the name GILLET. later generations added the additional "TE" making it GILLETTE. Jonathan Gillett b. 12 Nov 1703 was a son of Eliphal Gillet and Mary Wheeler.(Same family as above). Don't know who he married so I don't know if it is the same Jonathan you are asking about.. Eliphal was the son of Jeremiah Gillett who came to Connecticut from England. Some people say Jeremiah died in Connecticut 24 Mar 1707/8. Other accounts are that he died in Connecticut 1 Mar 1693. He is the earliest Gillett I know of in this country. His son Eliphal was born abt 1672/73 not sure whether here or in England."
Our thanks to Irene.
MORE GILLETTES WHO MARRIED GILLETTES:
Sarah Gillette of the Windsor Gillettes married Daniel Gillette of the Lyme Gillettes circa 1780: Sarah Gillette was a 5th generation descendant of Jonathan Gillette of Windsor. Sarah also had a brother, Samuel Gillette. Daniel Gillette, whom Sarah Gillette married, lived in the town of Lyme, where many Gillettes lived, just as many Gillettes lived in Windsor. Just to give pause for consideration, that Samuel Gillette married one Nabby Lord of Lyme. So these Windsor Gillettes were obviously marrying Lyme folks. Some of Samuel Gillette's offspring were Elizabeth, Samuel S. Gillette, Asa E.Gillette, Joseph L. Gillette, Nancy M. Gillette, and Francis R. Gillette. Realize that all of these Gillettes from Samuel would call Sarah Gillette and Daniel Gillette their Aunt & Uncle. We have yet another similar Lyme connection from the Windsor Gillettes: A Joseph Gillette of Windsor who was a 5th generation descendant of Jonathan Gillette of Windsor, has his wedding recorded thusly: "Joseph & Mary Gillette married IN Lyme, March 2, 1780." One of their 8 children was Daniel, born 1782. We have another fascinating example of this phenomenon: Ezra Hall married a Sarah Gillet of Lyme. Their daughter was Phoebe Hall, born April 24, 1773. On April 8, 1790, at Colchester, Phoebe Hall married Ely Gillette of the Windsor Gillettes, another 5th generation descendant of Jonathan Gillette.