no Gills in 1820 census, no Gills in 1830 census, no Gills in 1840 census
Bryan County, GA 1850 Census
Roll page fam 31 Aug. 1850 Born Real RW
03 Valentine (Voluntine) Gill 1814 36 m SC farmer $150
Elizabeth Gill 1820 30 f GA
Nancy Ann Gill 1837 13 (15) f GA
Margaret Gill 1839 11 f GA
Mary Ann Gill 1841 9 f GA
Caroline Gill 1843 7 f GA
Pauline Gill 1843 7 f GA
Martha Gill 1845 5 f GA
John W. Gill 1847 3 m GA
Sarah E. Gill 1847 3/12 f GA

1860 Bryan County Census
#66 Gill, Valentine 51 Farmer born S.C.
Elizabeth 40 GA
John W. Gill 11
William H. Gill 8
Lane, John 22 Laborer S.C.
Martha Gill 14

Bryan County, Georgia 1880 Census #360 born
Clearly the son of Valentine in the 1850 census
Head of household: John W. Gill age: 32 white male 1848
wife: Verdonia age 32 white female born Georgia
daughter: Fannie D. Gill age 9
sons: Valentine Gill age 8
John O. Gill age 4
James W. Gill age 2

Bryan County is immediately to the west of Savannah (Chatham Co.) and includes a teeny stretch of coastline.

It is not obvious to me just where this Valentine fits.  He is not a son of old Valentine Gill and Richard did not use this name, nor any other branches of the family to my knowledge.  This man must be a grandson of old Valentine.  He could be a son of Valentine's son, John Gill born 1784-94, married Martha, although Hannah only mentions John's son John in her deed of 1809.  He is not a son of James Madison Gill c1798-c1873.  It would not seem possible that he could be a son of Valentine's son Valentine born c1800 married Judy (or Indy), although I will check the earlier censuses to see if this is feasible.  People did sometimes marry by age 13.  I am a bit mystified by this Valentine.  Anyone have clues?

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