This book puts the Gillette women, and their ancestors, in the spotlight. Most of them probably led ÒtraditionalÓ female lives. They birthed and raised the next generation; many outlived their children. They took care of their homes Ð homes that often moved. Some of these women had specific instances of Ònon-traditionalÓ activity which were captured in records that survive today. Each was an individual to be remembered and celebrated. This book is a tribute to them.