William Gammell married Helen Crawford, and they came to the United
States by boat. Both were born at Ayer, Scotland. They came to
Muscatine, Iowa; staying there a few years, then moved to a farm
southeast of Elliott.
six children named Jim, Will, Robert, Nellie, George, and John.
Elijah Young married Sarah E. Stockwell, both born at Killsbourh,
Ohio. They and some of their children went to Walla Walla, Wash., in
a covered wagon, and stayed two years. They moved back to a farm
west of Grant, Iowa; living there with three sons and five daughters
until the children were grown. Daughter Cordilia Melvina (Vina) and
Robert Gammell were married Feb. 17, 1897 at Red Oak, Ia.
Robert Gammell went into farming 2 1/2 miles northwest of Elliott,
where Lloyd, Nellie and Don were born. Lloyd and Nellie both passed
away at 18 months. The family moved to a farm east of Kemling
Store, where Darrell, Vada, Dale, Ray and Vera were born. The
children attended Rose Hill School and Church of Christ at Elliott.
The family later moved to a farm east of Elliott.
Feb. 27, 1924, Don married Leota Mercer, living until the present
time in the Stennett and Elliott communities. They have four
children: Paul and Earl of the Elliott community, Ruth of Houston,
Texas, and Dorothy of Malvern, Iowa. Ten grandchildren have also
joined the Gammell clan: Paula and Linda -- Paul's children; Sue
Ann, David, Teresa and Donald -- Earl's children; Cathy and Douglas
Cates -- Ruth's children; Richard ad Cindy Kelley -- Dorothy's
children; also nine great grandchildren.
rest of the Robert Gammell family moved to near Red Oak, Elizah and
Sarah Young, William and Helen Gammell, Lloyd and Nellie Gammell are
all buried in Hillside Cemetery, Elliott.