Benton Co., AL was renamed to Calhoun Co. sometime in the 1850s and contains the city of Anniston, Ft. McClellan and Redstone Arsenal.
Leonard Gill born 1780-1790 (from 1840 census) died c1846 (1841?), married to Zenna, Zaner, Zaney, or perhaps Janey?, who was born c1804 in SC. His widow, Zenna or Zaner married second to Samual Thompson. Greg Nabors' information on this family. Leonard Gill appears in a record in Lunenburg Co., VA. This marriage record places Leonard Gill in Lunenburg Co., VA in 1821, and in SC in 1837, when Julia A. Gill was born. He removed to Benton Co., AL c1838, and died in Benton Co., AL c1841.
My bets are that Zenna, Zaner, Zaney, or Janey born c1804 in SC was a second wife, and that she is not the mother of the first three. She probably is the mother of Able, Julia A., James, and Isopheny only.
Known Children (census, 2 sons, 3 daughters in 1840):
1840 Benton Co., AL census:
Leonard Gill page 041 1m<5 (Able), 1m 5-10 (Thomas Marion?), 1m 50-60, 1f 5-10 (Julia), 2f 15-20 (these two unknown), 1 f 40-50, so Leonard Gill born 1780-1790
1850 Benton Co., AL census (Eastern Alabama, on a line between Birmingham and Atlanta) census (all in the same household and some sexes not specified but most are obvious):
Thomas M(arion) Gill, born c1822, age 28, b. SC, (both parents born SC from 1880 census) farmer, Benton Co. 1850 census. Perhaps a brother to Julia? In St. Clair County, AL in the 1860, ''70, and '80 census. Thomas died before 1888 when Elizabeth moved to Falls County, TX. Eliz(abeth Crow) age 29, F, b. AL. Thomas M. Gill married Elizabeth Crow in Atlanta 11 July 1846, daughter of Abner Crow. Abner Crow in DeKalb Co., GA census in 1840.
Contact P. Beesley on this family.
1850 Census Benton Co., Ala. 28th District
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