Gills from South Carolina Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers

 

Author: Moss, Bobby Gilmer. 

Title: Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. 

Pub info: Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co.,1983.

 

Abraham Gill

Born: 1765, Chester County, S.C.

Died: 20 August 1815

Married: Agnes Walker

He served in the militia. S.C. Assembly

 

Archibald Gill

Born: 16 January 1757

Died: 12 October 1803

Married: Agnes Denton

He served in the Sixth Regiment during April 1776.  He was discharged on 1 June 1777.  During 1778, he served under Capt. Richard Sadler.  In 1779, he was on the Charleston Expedition under Cols. Thomas Neel and Samuel Watson.  In 1780, he was under Capts. Alexander Fagan and John Mills.  He served as a lieutenant in the light dragoons under Capt. John Mills, Cooper, Col. Henry Hampton and Gen. Sumter during 1781.  He lost his horse at Sumter’s Defeat.  In 1782, he was under Capt. Knox.  At some time, he was under Col. Lacey.

 

George Gill

Born: 1761

Died: 8 July 1844

Married: 1. Margaret Strait; 2. Jane Cooper

He entered service under Capt. William James and Col. Lacey during 1780.  Next he was under Capt. John McClure and Col. Lacey.  He was in the skirmish at Mobley’s Meeting House.  Thereafter, he joined Sumter at Clem’s Branch and was in the battle for Rocky Mount.  Nest, he was under Capt. John Mills and Gen. Sumter keeping the Tories down.  He was in the attacks on Congaree Fort, Mott’s Fort, Buckhead Fort and Wright’s Bluff.  In 1781, he enlisted again under Capt. Mills and Col. Henry Hampton but was transferred to Capt. Giles (or Gill) and Col.Wade Hampton.  He was in the battle at Eutaw Springs.

 

George Gill

Born: ?

Died: 2 December 1833

He enlisted in the First Regiment under Cat’ William Brown during 1775. In addition, he was in the battle of Middleton under Gen. Williamson.  (Moved to Tenn.)

 

George Gill

Born: ?

Died: ?

He enlisted in the Sixth Regiment on 23 April 1776.  He was discharged on 1 June 1777.

 

James Gill

Born: ?

Died: ?

He enlisted in the First Regiment on 4 November 1775 under Capt. Charles Pickney.

 

 

James Gill

Born: ?

Died: ?

He served in the First Regiment under Capt. William Scott during 1775.

 

James Gill

Born: 14 April ????

Died: 15 April 1841 or 14 April 1842

While residing in Chester District, he served at various times under Capts. Smith, Walker, Ramsey, Hardwick, Pagan, Cooper and Gill and Cols. Winn, I. Brown, Bratton, Lacey and Wade Ham[ton.  He was in the fall of Charleston and the battles of Rocky Mount, William’s Plantation, Fort Carey, Wright’s Bluff (where he was wonded in the arm), Friday’s Ferry, Belleville, Orangeburg, Biggin Church, Sumter’s defeat and Huger’s Bridge.  In the spring of 1781, he was appointed captain under Maj. John Adair and was in the engagement with the Tories at Sandy River.  (Moved to Ala.)

 

John Gill

Born: ?

Died: ?

He served as a lieutenant under Cols. Robert Goodwyn, Kirkland and Sumter and sixty-one days as a horse driver during 1781.

 

John Gill, Jr.

Born: 1754

Died: 1825

Married: 1. (?); 2. (?); 3. Elizabeth Faust

He enlisted on 9 September 1775 in the Rangers under Capt. John L. P. Imhoff.  He enlisted in the Third Regiment on 20 January 1777.  On 1 April 1778, he became a corporal.  During March,1779, he served under Capt. Whitesides as a foor soldier and in July 1780, he was under Capts. Pagan and John Mills as a horseman.  In July 1781, he was under Capt. Cooper as a rifleman and was a footman under him in March 1782.

 

Robert Gill

Born: ?

Died: ?

He enlisted in the Fourth Regiment on 18 April 1777.

 

Robert Gill

Born: ?

Died: ?

Wile residing in Chester District, he enlisted during 1781 under Capt. James Ramsey and Col. Adair.  In 1782, he was under Capt. John Mills as a ranger spying on the Tories.  (Moved to Ky. And Ill.)

 

Robert Gill, Jr.

Born: ?

Died: ?

Married: Elizabeth Kelsey

During 1779, he served as a sergeant under Capt. Whitesides and from 12 July 1780, he served under Capts. Alexander Pagan, John Mills and Gen. Sumter.  On 18 August 1780, he lost a horse in action.  He made swords for Sumter’s brigade and was taken prisoner at Black River while attempting to deliver the weapons.

 

Thomas Gill

Born: ?

Died: ?

He served in the Third Regiment from 1 July 1777 to 1 March 1779 as a private and from 1 March 1779 to 1 July 1781 as a corporal.  At one time, he was under Capt. Oliver Towles.  He was taken prisoner but was exchanged.

 

Thomas Gill

Born: 27 August 1755, N.J.

Died: 30 August 1838

He enlisted on 1 December 1778 in Camden District and served under Capt. Philip Walker and Cols. Winn, Krenshaw and Laurens.  In May 1780, he served as a lieutenant under Capt. Alexander Pagan and Col. Sumter.  About 1 January 1782, he was appointed captain under Col. Lacey.  He was in the battles at Tullifiny Hill, Rocky Mount, Hanging Rock, Fishing Creek, Biggin Church, Congaree Fort and Huger’s Quarters.  (Moved to Ill.)

 

Thomas Gill

Born: 1762, Pa.

Died: 16 December 1839

Married: Rebecca Curry, 27 June 1793

He entered service under Capt. James Gill and Maj. Adair during June 1779 or 1780 and was sent out against Cunningham.  Next, he was under Capt. John Mills as a ranger.

 

Thomas Gill

Born: ?

Died: 2 December 1776

He enlisted in the Second Regiment on 4 November 1775.

 

Thomas Gill

Born: ?

Died: ?

He served under Capts. James, Whitsides, Mills and James Gill and lost a horse, saddle and bridle at Sumter’s defeat.

 

Thomas Gill, Jr.

Born: ?

Died: ?

He served twenty-eight days in the militia under Capt. James Gill during 1782.

 

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