4. Abraham Gill born 1764/5 Chester Co. to George Gill, died 20 Aug. 1815 Chester Co. age 50 years, married Agnes (Mary) Walker (daughter of Robert Walker).   Ed Gill states: "Abraham Gill was married twice....Robert M. Gill was the son of Abraham Gill and Mary Bradford.....  A Mary unknown is buried near Agnes and Abraham who was only 22 years old when she died in 1816...this is probably Robert's wife." 

Timeline of documents pertaining to Abraham Gill

Chester Co. Deed Bk. R page 191 sg. 4 June 1808 pr. & recorded Nov. 1815, Abraham Gill and no dower of Chester a land deed to James Straight of Chester "all my part of a tract divided between George Gill and myself by a committee appointed by the Court of Common Pleas holden at Pinckney Dist., SC, to divide the lands belonging to the estate of George Gill dec'd ... sit. on the S. for of Fishing Ck. in Chester and York Dist. Wit: John Rosborough, John Barr. (Andrea #134) Andrea spells as James "Strait".

Abraham Gill Estate File #22-216-B, Chester Co., SC. (Mrs. Crowder) Abraham Gill who died intestate in Chester Co., SC, Adm. Bond sg. 10 November 1815 £2000. Robert Walker Gill Adm. Bondsmen:Thomas McLure (sic), Wm. Stringfellow. List of heirs: Robert Walker Gill, Josiah H. Gill, Eli Gill, Mary A. Gill wife of Wm. Bradford, Jr., Lucinda Gill who was the ward of Robert W. Gill her brother until 1822 when she received full payment of her share of her father's estate. From old Fishing Creek Churchyard: Abraham Gill died 20 August 1815 age 50 years (b. 1765). (Andrea # 126) Abraham Gill Estate in 1817 on Judgement Roll #149 for a Partition of the estate of the late Abraham Gill and lands to be divided among his children named as: Eli Gill, Josiah H. Gill, Lucinda Gill, Mary A. Gill wife of Wm. Bradford, Jr., Robert Walker Gill. (Mrs. Hicks p13: "Heirs of Wm. Bradford, Sr. include Mary, wife of Josiah H. Gill").

(Mrs. Crowder still:) "The wife of Abraham Gill was a Walker but her first name is not known to this compiler. She is known to have been a Walker from the will of her father Robert Walker sg. 14 Dec. 1792. In his will he mentions a son in law Abraham Gill and wills him five shillings sterling. The Abraham Gill deeds which I abstracted did not have a dower sg. which would have helped in ascertaining the given name of the wife of Abraham Gill. Robert W. Gill and Eli Gill his brother went to Lancaster, SC where they were prosperous and prominent merchants in that town in the 1820's (data from Mrs. Ben C. Hough, Jr.). The Abraham Gill above seems to have been an heir of George Gill who died 1795. Question: was the George Gill who died 1795 a son or brother of the Robert Gill I wife Eleanor who are buried in Fishing Ck. Churchyard?

Tombstone at Fishing Ck. Presbyterian Church: Abraham Gill died 20 Aug. 1815 aged 50 years (Mrs. Hicks Apr. 1986 p13).


Robert M. Gill of Wilkenson Co., MS gives power of attorney to Dr. John Dunovant of Chester to sell my portion of the lands coming from my late father Abraham Gill to James Strait "The lands divided between me and George Gill at Pinckneyville Ct. coming from the estate of the late George Gill. (Where was Pinckneyville Ct.? Could this George Gill be the son of Thomas Gill and Rebecca Curry and therefore both would be grandsons of my great-great grandfather, George Gill, Sr., Clockmaker).

Since Robert claims to be the son of Abraham Gill, could it be possible that Abraham was married prior to his marriage to Agness and Robert was a product of this marriage?? Also, in the Fishing Creek Cemetery records, a "Mrs. Mary Gill, died Nov. 10, 1816," is buried in Row 6, next to the graves of Agnes and Abraham.

The Robert M. Gill in Wilkinson Co., MS in 1820 is perfectly consistent with the Robert Gill in Marion Co., MS in 1816. It would appear that this Robert Gill had no children with him in MS, and his wife died between 1811 and 1816. Robert M. Gill appears to be the Robert Gill who migrated from Bullock Co., GA in 1811, and he had no children with him in 1811 (Alice, this is therefore NOT your Robert Gill!!!).

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

Ed Gill

Heirs of Abraham Gill (two sons named Robert):

  1. Robert M. Gill of Wilkenson Co., MS born before 1795. Abraham Gill was married twice....Robert M. Gill was the son of Abraham Gill and Mary Bradford.....  A Mary unknown is buried near Agnes and Abraham who was only 22 years old when she died in 1816...this is probably Robert's wife .
  2. Josiah H. Gill born <1806, married Mary Bradford dtr. of Wm.Sr. Administered will and final payments of estate of Wm. Bradford, Sr. 29 Jan. 1827 (father of his wife, & sister's husband)(Andrea #128)
  3. Eli Gill c1795-1834, removed to Lancaster, SC. Andrea record #86: Camden Newspaper files on record here in Columbia. Eli Gill died 28 Nov. 1834 aged 39 (born c1795) left wife & five children to mourn his loss. Louisa Gill m. 8 Nov. 1834 to William Shiver of Columbia.
  4. Mary A. Gill married Wm. Tyler Bradford, Jr. died by 1827.
  5. Lucinda J. Gill was the ward of Robert W. Gill, her brother, until 1822 when she received full payment for her share of her father's estate. 1816, Lucinda J. Gill gave power of attorney to her brother Robert Walker Gill (Mrs. Hicks Apr. 1986 p13).
  6. Robert Walker Gill removed to Lancaster, SC

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