ABSTRACTS FROM NEWSPAPERS OF EDENTON, FAYETTEVILLE, & HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA 1785-1800
RAYMOND PARKER FOUTS
(No. 7, of Vol. II.) Monday, October 25, 1790.
(246) State of North Carolina, ss. By his Excellency Alexander MARTIN, Esq. Governour, A Proclamation. Whereas, the honourable the secretary at war, hath transmitted to me an authenticated abstract of specie due the non-commissioned officers and privates of the North-Carolina line, as their pay for the months of January, February, March and April, in the year 1783: I Have thought proper to issue this my proclamation, notifying the same to the persons aforesaid that they may apply to the treasurer of the United States, for the sums of money annexed to their names. As also specie due the officers of the North Carolina line, for arrears of subsistence for the years 1782 and 1783, taken from attested accounts lodged in the office. Given under my hand at Danbury, the tenth of October 1790. By his excellency's command, Thomas ROGERS, P. Sec.
(246) Abstract of specie due for the months of January, February, March and April,1783, taken from Mr. Ebenezer JACKSON'S settlement.
NAMES Dol. 90ths
John GILL 26 60
(No. 8, of Vol. II.) Monday, November 1, 1790.
(251) Abstract of specie due the non-commissioned officers and privates of the North Carolina line, on account of their pay for January, February, March and April,1783, taken from Mr. Ebenezer JACKSON'S settlement.
NAMES Dol. 90ths
Robert GILL 26 60
ABSTRACT OF GRAVES OF REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS Volume 2 E-K
by Patricia Law Hatcher
The source. Almost since its beginning, members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have been locating the graves of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution. The names and locations were first published in 1900 in the DAR's Annual Report to the Smithsonian Institution. Each year since then, additional names and locations, now numbering over 58,500, have been reported.
From 1900 to 1974 the list of graves located during the year (a "year" generally began in March or April) was included in the DAR's Annual Report to the Smithsonian Institution and published as a Senate Document (not the most accessible of publications). In 1975 this report was discontinued. The DAR published the lists for 1975, 1976 and 1977 in a separate volume (as they did for 1978-81). Beginning with 1978, the list of graves located has been published in the DAR Magazine, usually during the following year. These lists, except the earliest ones, are by state, so searching can be tedious.
Accuracy. The accuracy and amount of information varies considerably within and between years. Sometimes almost no specifics were given; sometimes even source citations were included. They are much more complete in later years, but the validity of the information can not be assumed and should be checked. During the years from 1901 through 1914, the grave reports were combined with other reports, and frequently were incomplete or confusing. These years were not abstracted or indexed for this book, because it appears that in 1915 many of these early reports were reviewed or resubmitted. In that year over 3000 names were published. A few apparent duplicates exist, but some of these are persons of the same name buried in the same cemetery, and a few others represent additional or corrected information.
The abstract. Names are spelled exactly as they were in the original documents. Alphabetizing is strict, so check all possible spellings. A few liberties were taken in abstracting grave locations, such as including information which may have appeared elsewhere in the report, correcting the spelling of county names, and occasionally researching and correcting obvious typesetting errors.
It was not possible to fit all of the information contained in each source listing onto the single line necessary to keep this series to a manageable size, so the facts most useful to the reader were chosen. The term "Fam cem" (family cemetery) was frequently used to replace such phrases as "Old Jones family burying place" if the patriot's surname was spelled the same, in order to allow for more details about the location.
The index. The number at the end of the line is the reporting year. For example, "45" indicates the grave was located between April I, 1944 and April 1, 1945. If possible, check the original publication, which might contain additional information, such as the patriot's birth and death dates and places, the service record of the patriot, and more details on the grave location. The following page contains details on locating copies of the Senate Documents.
The genealogical section of the Dallas Public Library has most of the Senate Documents. The Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City has the 1975-1977 volume. Local DAR and genealogy collections may have copies of the publications. The Brigham Young University library has a card file based on the published work of the DAR which is being microfilmed by the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City.
Using this book. DAR headquarters is not set up to answer questions on these entries, so please do not write them. Unfortunately they do not have copies of the original reports readily accessible at this time. Many listings, particularly the earlier ones, were not substantiated; all information should be independently verified and proved before being submitted to any patriotic or hereditary society for application or other purpose.
The ravages of time have caused the location of many graves to be lost today, and we should be grateful for this wealth of material. Patricia Law Hatcher Dallas, Texas 1987
|GILL, Archibald Old Cem, Beach St, Rockport MA 45|
|GILL, Daniel Old Cem, McArthur, Vinton Co OH 55|
|GILL, John Crosaroads Pres Ch Cem, Montorville PA 15|
|GILL, John Mtg Hs Hill Cem, Princeton MA 49|
|GILL, John Jr Fam cem, nr Bogue Chitto, Lincoln Co MS 85|
|GILL, Levi Christ Epis Churchyard, New Bern NC 67|
|GILL, Nathaniel Hingham Cem, Hingham MA 51|
|GILL, William Liberty Twp, Mercer Co PA 15|
|GILL, William Nr Grove City, Mercer Co PA 60|
|GILL, William Young Cem, Iredell Co NC 52|
|GILL, William Young's Cem, Hwy 21, 20 mi N of Statesville NC 40|
|GILL, Young Cowner Cem, Walton Co GA 21|
|GILL, Young Myers Cem, Social Circle, Walton GA 34|
HISTORICAL REGISTER of Officers of the Continental Army DURING THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION April, 1775, to December, 1783
By FRANCIS B. HEITMAN
Reprint of the New, Revised, and Enlarged Edition Of 1914 With Addenda
By ROBERT H. KELBY, 1932
Baltimore GENEALOGICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
Gill, Archibald (S. C.) Lieutenant, South Carolina Dragoons, 5th April to September,1781.
Gill, Erasmus (Va). Sergeant, 2d Virginia, 28th August, 1776; Ensign, 28th November 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 15th June, 1777; Captain, 4th Continental Dragoons, February, 1779, to rank from 25th December, 1778; taken prisoner at the Siege of Savannah, 3d October, 1779; exchanged 22d October, 1780, and served to close of war.
Gill, Samuel (Va). Ensign, 4th Virginia, 10th February, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 28th September, 1776; 1st Lieutenant, 12th January, 1777; retired with rank of Captain, 14th September. 1778.
Gill, Thomas (S. C.), Captain South Carolina Militia, 1781.
ROSTER OF SOLDIERS FROM NORTH CAROLINA IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING A COLLECTION OF MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS PUBLISHED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
From Seventeenth Report of the National Society Daughters American Revolution
The general index of the register is preserved in MSS. in the Library of Congress
N. C. Certificates 89,501 to 91,938
|91311. Gill, Alexander|
|89650. Gill, John|
|90911. Gill, John|
|91557. Gill, John|
|91094. Gill, Robert|
10th REGIMENT--COL ABRAHAM SHEPPARD
Name and Rank Company Date Pd. Serv. Occurrences
|Gill, Alex'r, Pt. Bailey's 1 Aug 17'82 18 mo. Died 18 June'83|
|Gill, Rob't, Pt. Brevard's 20 Aug 17'82 18 mo.|
MILITARY LAND WARRANTS, CONTINENTAL LINE (Part 1) A LIST OF WARRANTS FOR LANDS GRANTED THE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS IN THE CONTINENTAL LINE OUT OF THE SECRETARY'S OFFICE
|No.||To whom granted||rank||No.Acres||Ser in mo|
The list of names taken from these vouchers follows, with their number and which district.
Militia Jacob Gill 681 Newbern District
HERE ENDS REVOLUTIONARY WAR INFORMATION, AVAILABLE AT THE BRADLEY LIBRARY, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, AS IT PERTAINS TO THE GILL FAMILY IN NORTH CAROLINA WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT ERASMUS GILL AND SAMUEL GILL OF VIRGINIA.
All of these have been transcribed and submitted by Dan Olds. Thanks to Dan for all of this work!
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