ABRAHAM GILL AND AGNES WALKER

OF CHESTER DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA

by: Andrew L. Leath
P. O. Box 1166
Tyler, TX 75710
Rev. 1.0
November 2004

INTRODUCTION

I have compiled this timeline to share with other researchers what I know of Abraham Gill and his wife Agnes Walker Gill of Chester District, South Carolina. The timeline lists in chronological order the records I have found that mention them.

Children of Abraham and Agnes Gill:

1. Robert Walker Gill b. c1792 d. bef. 1835 m. Elizabeth S. ___

2. Mary A. Gill b. c1794 m. William Wylie Bradford

3. Eli Gill b. c1795 d. 1834 m. Mary W. Davis "Polly"

4. Josiah Henry Gill b. 1798 d. 1878 m. Mary A. Bradford, m2nd Sarah R. Simmons

5. Lucinda Jane Gill b. 1800/1 d. 1885 m. John Alexander Morrow.

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF DOCUMENTS

1764/5 - Abraham Gill born, son of George and Mary Gill. Year of birth is estimated from information on his tombstone in Fishing Creek Cem., Chester Co., SC. Parentage from LATCHSTRINGS by Twyla Gill Wright (1987) and Chester Co., SC, Deed Records R:191.

1764/5 - Agnes Walker born, daughter of Robert Walker and Sarah Wylie. Year of birth is estimated from information on her tombstone in Fishing Creek Cem., Chester Co., SC. Proof of parentage is from the will of Robert Walker (1792) and statement by her daughter Lucinda J. Morrow in 1877 found in the Draper manuscripts and abstracted in Elmer Oris Parker "The First Gills in Chester County, South Carolina," The Bulletin 9 (Dec. 1986), pp. 103-4. The Bulletin is the publication by the Chester District Genealogical Society.

1792, Dec. 19 - Abraham Gill named in the will of Robert Bradford of Chester Co. as his son-in-law, to receive 5 shillings.

1797, July 26 - Abraham Gill, Revd. James Fowler, and Agness McElhany, witnesses to the will of John Gill decd, made oath in court to prove the will. (Brent H. Holcomb & Elmer O. Parker, Chester County, South Caroline, Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799 (1979), p. 376)

1801, Sep. 6 - Lucenda, daughter of Abr. Gill, baptized at Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church. (Brent H. Holcomb & Elmer O. Parker, Early Records of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church, Chester County, South Carolina 1799-1859, p. 21)

1802 - Abram Gill and Agnes Gill joined Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church. (Brent H. Holcomb & Elmer O. Parker, Early Records of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church, Chester County, South Carolina 1799-1859, p. 23)

1802, July 2 - Abraham Gill of Chester Dist., planter, sold to Christopher Strait, of Chester Dist., planter, for $190, 39 acres, part of a tract originally granted to Susannah Glooss 10 Jul 1766, conveyed several times since then, start widow Ferguson's land, N 20 W 120 poles to South Fork Fishing Creek, on creek to dogwood cush, S on said creek, S 20 E 110 poles to widow Ferguson's line, S 70 W 54 poles 17 lks to start. Witnesses were Andrew Downing, Saml. Lowrey, and Leonard Strait. (Chester Co., SC, Deed Records L:85)

1805, May 2 - Abram Gill, Chester Dist., gave to Samuel Kelsey & John Thompson, executors of the estate of Robert Gill decd, Chester Dist., for $669, a mortgage on 250 acres, "plantation where I now live" on South Fork Fishing Creek, and negros Cato & Hagar. Gill stated he was indebted to the execs. Witnesses were Leonard Strait and Robt. Gill. (Chester Co., SC, Deed Records L:190)

1806, Nov. 3 - Abraham Gill's name drawn to be part of petit and common jury pool at next term of court (Chester Dist., SC, Common Pleas Minute Book, transcript (1935), p. 405, microfilm)

1807, March 30 - Abraham Gill appeared in court to serve as petit and common juror, assigned to jury #2 (Chester Dist., SC, Common Pleas Minute Book, transcript (1935), p. 412-413, microfilm)

1808, June 4 - Abraham Gill of Chester Dist. sold to James Straight, Chester Dist., all of part of tract "divided between George Gill and myself" by commissioners appointed by court of common pleas holden at Pinkneyville to divide the lands belonging to the estate of George Gill decd. Start, N 60 W 11.80 poles, S 60 W poles, S 40 W 6.50 poles to creek, up creek, N 45 E 34.46 poles, N 35 E 31.75 poles, S 55 E 31.75 poles, S 35 W 31.75 poles, S 55 E 2.50 poles, S 30 W 12 poles to start on South Fork of Fishing Creek in the District of Chester and York. Witnesses were J. Rosborough and John Barr. (Chester Co., SC, Deed Records R:191)

1810 - Abram Gill appears on the census of Chester Dist., SC, with 2 males 10-18, 1 male 18-16, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 2 female 10-18, 1 female 26-45, and three slaves (p. 265)

1813-1814 Samuel Shaw Porter boarded at the home of Abram Gill during the week while attending a school taught by his son Robert Walker Gill. (letter from Dr. Samuel Shaw Porter to daughter Mrs. A. H. Nicks, 7 Oct 1859, published in The Descendants of the Brownfield and Porter Families (1987) by Max Perry)

1814, Oct. 31 - Abraham Gill's name drawn to be part of petit and common jury pool at next term of court (Chester Dist., SC, Common Pleas Minute Book, transcript (1935), p. 513, microfilm)

1815, April 3 - Abraham Gill appeared in court to serve as petit and common juror, but his name was not drawn for either jury (Chester Dist., SC, Common Pleas Minute Book, transcript (1935), p. 520, microfilm)

1815, August 17 - Abraham Gill of Chester Dist. bought from William Stringfellow, Chester Dist., for $275, 48 acres on Rocky Creek, had belonged to the estate of James Pagan decd, the part allotted to Peggy Pagan, alias Peggy Kelsey. Witnesses were R. W. Gill and W. W. Bradford. (Chester Co., SC, Deed Records R:220)

1815, August 20 - death of Abraham Gill. Date from tombstone, Fishing Creek Cem., Chester Co., SC.

1815, Oct. 1 - death of Agnes Walker Gill. Date from tombstone, Fishing Creek Cem., Chester Co., SC.

1815, Nov. - Robert Walker Gill posted bond as the administrator of the estate of Abraham Gill, decd. His sureties were Thomas L. McLure and William Stringfellow. (Original bond, Chester Co., SC, Probate File 22 Pkg 316, microfilm)

1815, Dec. 6 - Inventory of the estate of Abraham Gill filed, including slaves Cato $600, Will $475, Hannah $350, Aggy $380, Ame $237, Mary & child Charles $500, Sophy $200, 7 horses and 2 wagons $542, 24 cattle $143.50, swine $90, 6 sheep $12.20, geese $8, a receipt on Thomas Moore for duplicate accts. against the War Department of United State for collection $2123, etc. total $8219.47. Appraisers were Leonard Strait, Robt. G. Mills, Alexander Pagan. . (Original inventory, Chester Co., SC, Probate File 22 Pkg 316, microfilm)

1815, Dec. 11 - sale of the estate of Abraham Gill. Slaves Cato, Will, Hanna, and Sophy sold to R. W. Gill, Agness to Laprey Chisholm, Mary & child to Doctor Jennings, Ame to Wm. Bradford. (Original return of sale, Chester Co., SC, Probate File 22 Pkg 316, microfilm)

1816, Feb. 17 - Robert W. Gill, administrator of the estate of Abraham Gill, decd, of Chester Dist. bought from Carson Pagan, Chester Dist., for $250, 66 acres on Rocky Cr., part of estate of James Pagan allotted to Carson Pagan. Start near Foxes Spring, N 86 E 18 poles, N 4 W 35 poles, E 17 N 17 poles, S 10 E 35 poles to start. Witnesses were John Kelsey Sen. and Wm. Pagan. . (Chester Co., SC, Deed Records R:307)

1817 - Robert Robinson, Shff., Chester Dist., to J. H. Gill, $224.75, 69 acres Rocky Creek, start, N 10 E 40 poles, N 71.5 E 17.40 poles, S 4 E 43.50 poles, then to start. By order of court of common pleas at Chester Court House Mar 1817 from return of commissioners on writ of partition of Robert W. Gill vs. Eli Gill, Wm. Bradford & wf., Josiah Gill, and Lucinda Gill, defs., judgment to sell land. (Chester Co., SC, Deed Records S:239)

1834, July 3 - Patience Stringfellow, wife of William Stringfellow, released her dower in deed to Abraham Gill. (Note by A.L.Leath - see 17 Aug 1815 deed) (Chester Co., SC, Deed Records Z:498)

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