From: (and thanks to!) M. Smith
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 11:26 PM
To: FCLARK@BIGFOOT.COM
Subject: Thomas A. Gill, etc.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txbastro/1850.htm

               1850 Bastrop County, Texas Census                
                                             
Dwel    Fam     Name                   Age     Sex     Occupation    Born [calc]
81      87      Gill, R.R.             41      M       Farmer         TN [1809]
81      87      Gill, S.M.             31      F                      TN [1819]
81      87      Gill, N.               16      F                      TN [1834]
81      87      Gill, L.               14      F                      TN [1836]
81      87      Gill, Thomas A.        12      M                      TN [1838]
81      87      Gill, E.A.             10      F                      TN [1840]
81      87      Gill, J.               8       M                      TN [1842]
81      87      Gill, R.               6       M                      TN [1844]
81      87      Gill, P.               4       M                      MS [1846]
81      87      Gill, A.               2       M                      MS [1848]
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Now, from your census link for Texas, I don't know if these are supposed to have been all one family, and the parents don't match.  But it looks like Thomas, Joseph, robbert(?) and Peter are the right ages.  Possible that the "A" in 1850 was really "Hall" that got written squished, because that birthplace matches.  The girls would have been old enough to have married by then. 
1860 Bastrop Co Texas Census
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ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/bastrop/cemetery/fairview.txt

Gill, Angel Baby     none     none     Inf of Robert L & Mary J Davis Gill
Gill, Harriet W     1948     1989
Gill, Mary Abby     12/27/1855     10/1/1897     Mother of PJ Gill
Gill, Mary Jane     1848     1940
Gill, P.J.     10/17/1846     9/23/1898     Father. Husb of Mary Abby. Civil
war vet
Gill, Robert     1844     1918
Gill, Walton T     1882     1928

Mary Abby must be "Mother. Wife of PJ Gill", not as written.  There's nothing else to say so, but I think that P. Gill of the 1850 census is P.J. Gill in the cemetery.  R. Gill in 1850 looks like Robert Gill buried here.

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Thomas A. Gill was one of Terry's Texas Rangers and is listed as "one of the best soldiers" in the roster.  However, he never fully regained his health after the long depravity they suffered in stalking the movements of Sherman during the Civil War.  Thomas A. Gill married Anna Elizabeth Douglass in 1866 in Bastrop, TX.  Their first child, Joseph W.A. Gill, was born in TX in 1867.  The family then moved to Stockton, CA.  Baby Joseph fell out of the wagon on the way out, and they had to turn around and go back to find him on the trail.  Did I already once send you the rest of these Gill children?  I want to be sure to distinguish this Thomas A. Gill from the one of almost the same age, "Thomas A. Gill born 14 Feb 1837 in Green County AL, died 15 Nov 1916 Coleman County, TX".   I should also send you my rendition of  R.R. Gill's origins & siblings to make it clear where they fit in the grander scheme.   
I've collected census indices for various Gills in Tennessee.  If I send those, can they go up on the TN page like the TX census?  I like seeing how the names show up in different contexts, even though they're not mine.

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http://www.rootsweb.com/~txbastro/1850.htm
1850 Bastrop County, Texas Census
Gill, R.R. 41 M Farmer TN [born abt. 1809]
Gill, S.M. 31 F TN [1819]
Gill, N. 16 F TN [1834]
Gill, L. 14 F TN [1836]
Gill, Thomas A. 12 M TN [1838]
Gill, E.A. 10 F TN [1840]
Gill, J. 8 M TN [1842]
Gill, R. 6 M TN [1844]
Gill, P. 4 M MS [1846]
Gill, A. 2 M MS [1848]

Note how this coincides with 1860 data below. While it appears to be the same children, the adults have changed. Perhaps the mother had died; the father's information needs further research. Maybe a relative took on the whole family. Thomas, Joseph, robbert(?) and Peter are the right age and gender. Possibly the "A" in 1850 was really a badly written "H" because that birthplace matches. The girls would have been old enough to have married and left by then.
1860 Bastrop Co Texas Census
Robert L. Gill 49 m w Sheriff 2,000 700 Texas
Lollie, M 43 f Texas
Thomas A. 21 M Butcher Texas
Joseph 17 M Texas
robbert 16 M Texas
Peter 14 M Texas
Hall 12 M Miss
Mary 8 F Texas
James 7 m Texas

Fairview cemetery in Bastrop (listed alphabetically) has two families, P.J. and Mary Abby Gill, and Robert L. and Mary Jane Davis Gill, both men the right ages to have been the males in the census lists.

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/bastrop/cemetery/fairview.txt
Gill, Angel Baby none none Inf of Robert L & Mary J Davis Gill
Gill, Harriet W 1948 1989
Gill, Mary Abby 12/27/1855 10/1/1897 Mother of PJ Gill*
Gill, Mary Jane 1848 1940
Gill, P.J. 10/17/1846 9/23/1898 Father. Husb of Mary Abby. Civil war vet
Gill, Robert 1844 1918
Gill, Walton T 1882 1928
*Mary Abby must be "Mother. Wife of PJ Gill", not as written.

Thomas A. Gill was one of Terry's Texas Rangers and is listed as "one of the best soldiers" in the roster. However, he never fully regained his health after the long depravity his regiment suffered in stalking the movements of Sherman during the Civil War. (Distinguish this Thomas A. Gill from the one of almost the same age, "Thomas A. Gill born 14 Feb 1837 in Green County AL, died 15 Nov 1916 Coleman County, TX".)

Thomas Alexander Gill married Anna Elizabeth Douglass in 1866 in Bastrop, TX. Their first child, Joseph W.A. Gill, was born in Bastrop, TX in 1867. The family then moved to Stockton, CA. Baby Joseph fell out of the wagon on the way out, and they had to turn around and go back to find him on the trail. The remainder of their children were born in Stockton, CA. With the exception of twin girls who died in infancy, they all settled and raised their families in California.

Gill, Thomas Alexander, Sr. (1 Oct 1838 - 24 Dec 1902) married 25 Oct 1866 to Anna Elizabeth Douglass (27 Feb 1846 - 26 Nov 1928)

Children:

  1. Joseph W. A. Gill (7 Sep 1867 - 28 Dec 1941) married Anna
  2. Minnie Lee Gill (15 Jan 1870 - 21 Oct 1872) twin
  3. Laura Jackson Gill (15 Jan 1870 - 15 Jun 1870) twin
  4. Thomas Alexander Gill, Jr. (21 Apr 1873 - 10 Oct 1957) married 22 Nov 1900? to Dessa May Hilderbrand
  5. Mary Alma Gill (28 Sep 1876 - 13 Aug 1941) married 28 Feb1896 to Wilber Morrill
  6. Bettie Douglass Gill (13 Oct 1878 - 27 May 1962)
  7. Norval Douglass Gill (11 Jul 1881 - 19 Nov 1946 )  married 12 Jul 1904 to Caroline Fisk [my grandparents]
  8. George Douglass Gill (19 Mar 1883 - 2 Nov 1945) twin married 14 Jan 1915 to Elise Metzler
  9. William Khleber Gill (19 Mar 1883 - 29 Mar 1963) twin married 5 Jun 1907 to Fay Dickey
  10. Abbie Lou Gill (10 Apr 1886 - 1 Oct 1968) married 20 Dec 1905 to Glenn Dee Paddock

The Douglass side of this family is from well established lines recorded in early Virginia, removed to North Carolina and Sumner Co., Tennessee. They are well documented, including this marriage on p. 129 in "History and Genealogies of the Families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh and Brown" [and some Clarks!] as well as numerous other area documents. A number of them in our direct line can be traced to very early English, Irish & Scots royalty. The name Khleber which was carried down through this Gill lineage came from one of the Miller males who named a son after his fascination for "a great general in Napoleon Bonaparte's army, who he admired very much. He was a German, educated at Munich, and joined Napoleon in Egypt."

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