FOC: note - this is the same family, but Al Chesserau's rending is slightly different from Martha's:

From Martha Orr:

Valentine Gill was born in SC ca 1809. He died before April, 1867 probably in Bryan Co. GA. His wife's name was Elizabeth, possibly Johnson. His children (at least children listed in his household on the 1850 census) were Nancy Ann (married Jacob Smith and Henry Bashlor), Margaret, May Ann, Caroline, Isaline, Martha (married John Lane 10 May 1860), John Walter (married Eugenia Downs), Sarah E. (married Richard Shipman) and William Henry (married Henrietta Tillman).


Below are some original Gill family members who lived in or near Richmond Hill, Georgia (formerly Way or Way Station, Georgia) in Bryan County. If you find something of interest, let me know and I will send you a more detailed report including my notes. The Gill family is still prominant in lower Bryan County. Hope this is of some help to you.

Sincerely,

Alfred Chassereau

Descendants of Valentine Gill

1 Valentine Gill b: Abt. 1816 in South Carolina d: Bef. 1870 in Bryan County, Georgia; married September 01, 1834 in Chatham County Elizabeth Brown b: Abt. 1817 in Bryan County, Georgia d:Aft. 1880 in Bryan County, Georgia, Father's name unknown.   Probably a grandson of old Valentine Gill, most likely a son of Valentine's son, John Gill born 1784-94, who married Martha,

  1. 2 Nancy Ann Gill b: July 01, 1835 in Bryan County, Georgia or South Carolina d: October 19, 1907 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Jacob Smith b: Abt. 1823 in Bryan County, Georgia d: Abt. 1865 in the American Civil War m: Bef. 1860 in Bryan County, Georgia
    1. 3 Sarah Cornelia Smith b: December 17, 1859 in Bryan County, Georgia d: February 15, 1922 in Bryan County, Georgia; married John (Joseph) Perry Bashlor, Sr. b: May 24, 1860 in Bryan County, Georgia d: October 03, 1943 in Bryan County, Georgia m: May 19, 1878 in Bryan County, Georgia Father: Milton (Bashlar) Bashlor
      1. 4 John Perry Bashlor, Jr. b: in Bryan County, Georgia
        1. 5 Paten H. Bashlor b: October 15, 1919 in Bryan County, Georgia d: January 20, 1920 in Bryan County, Georgia
    2. 3 Eliza Jane Smith b: October 11, 1863 in Bryan County, Georgia d: July 28, 1910 in Bryan County, Georgia; married James Talton Myrick, Jr. b: February 27, 1861 in South Carolina d: June 21, 1937 in Bulloch County, Georgia m: February 12, 1880 in Bryan County, Georgia Father: James Talton Myrick, Sr.
      1. 4 Asa H. Myrick b: Abt. 1882 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Mary E. Cannon
      2. 4 Hartridge R. Myrick b: June 20, 1882 in Bryan County, Georgia d: May 27, 1919 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Carrie V. Bashlor b: 1892 in Bryan County, Georgia d: April 04, 1910 in Bryan County, Georgia m: July 25, 1908 in Bryan County, Georgia
      3. 4 Ella Jane Myrick b: August 22, 1886 in Bryan County, Georgia d: January 07, 1956 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Ben C. Smith b: January 01, 1887 in Bryan County, Georgia m: Abt. 1916 in Bryan County, Georgia Father: Joshua C. Smith
        1. 5 Grace Evelyn Smith b: in Bryan County, Georgia; married Richard William Smith b: in Richmond Hill, Bryan County, Georgia d: November 1977 in Richmond Hill, Bryan County, Georgia m: August 1940 Father: William Hansford Smith
        2. 5 Emma Marie Smith b: in Bryan County, Georgia
      4. 4 Mary Myrick b: January 12, 1890 in Bryan County, Georgia d: September 18, 1937 in Bryan County, Georgia; married E. Vander Williams.  *2nd Husband of Mary Myrick: William D. Smith m: 1909
      5. 4 Rossie Myrick b: May 19, 1894 in Bryan County, Georgia d: May 04, 1957 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Charles Gay b: June 19, 1875 in Bryan County, Georgia d: September 16, 1937 in Bryan County, Georgia m: February 02, 1915 in Bryan County, Georgia Father: Clemon Gay
        1. 5 Ruby Gay b: February 03, 1916 in Bryan County, Georgia d: November 27, 1954 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Ellis Layton Butler b: May 24, 1910 in Bryan County, Georgia d: April 26, 1946 in Bryan County, Georgia m: November 15, 1931 in Bryan County, Georgia Father: James Lonnie Butler
        2. 5 R. W. Gay b: November 19, 1918 in Bryan County, Georgia d: March 01, 1973 in Midway, Liberty County, Georgia; married Nell Rebecca Jones b: June 08, 1920 m: September 30, 1939 in Bryan County, Georgia Father: Robert Eugene Jones, Sr.
        3. 5 James Perry Gay b: January 06, 1921 in Bryan County, Georgia d: October 17, 1962 in Pembroke, Bryan County, Georgia; married Emma Jean Futch m: June 13, 1948 in Pembroke, Bryan County, Georgia
        4. 5 Vivian Eliza Gay b: July 22, 1924 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Bascom Wesley (B. W.) Shuman, Sr. b: May 13, 1922 in Bryan County, Georgia d: December 10, 1980 in Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital, Brunswick, Georgia. m: October 17, 1942 in Bryan County, Georgia Father: Benjamin Franklin Shuman
        5. 5 Cecil Gay b: November 02, 1928 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Patsy Beulah Gay m: September 08, 1956
        6. 5 Charles Daniel Gay b: November 05, 1932 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Carolyn Jane Wilson m: November 05, 1956 in Bulloch County, Georgia
        7. 5 Dorothy Fay Gay b: August 28, 1935 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Thomas Avery Waters m: March 01, 1959 in Bryan County, Georgia
      6. 4 Edna Cornellia Myrick b: January 26, 1899 in Bryan County, Georgia d: Abt. 1992 in Liberty County, Georgia; married Earnest Phillips
      7. 4 Rufus Fafenell Myrick b: April 12, 1903 in Bryan County, Georgia d: July 19, 1980 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Barbara Lee Bashlor m: September 23, 1923.  

    2nd Husband of Nancy Ann Gill: Henry (Hamp) Edward Bashlor b: March 1850 in Bryan County, Georgia d: December 27, 1914 in Bryan County, Georgia m: Aft. 1865 in Bryan County, Georgia

    1. 3 Ann Rosella (Ella) Bashlor b: Abt. 1869
    2. 3 Charles Lynn Bashlor b: November 02, 1871 in Bryan County, Georgia d: October 09, 1936 in Bryan County, Georgia +M. V. ???
      1. 4 John L. Bashlor b: February 19, 1894 in Bryan County, Georgia d: July 31, 1898 in Bryan County, Georgia
      2. 4 Annie R. Bashlor b: May 11, 1902 in Bryan County, Georgia d: January 21, 1904 in Bryan County, Georgia
      3. 4 Infant Bashlor b: March 10, 1906 in Bryan County, Georgia d: March 10, 1906 in Bryan County, Georgia
    3. 3 Julia A. R. Bashlor b: Abt. 1875
    4. 3 Colquitt Bashlor b: Abt. 1880 in Bryan County, Georgia d: June 15, 1925 in Headlight, Clinch County, Georgia; married Bessie Delilah Cox b: September 1890 in Lakeland, Clinch County, Georgia d: May 20, 1960 in Cantonment, Florida Father: Horace Cox
      1. 4 Myrtle Bashlor b: 1905 in Clinch County, Georgia d: 1915 in Dupont, Clinch County, Georgia
      2. 4 Georgia Brunell Bashlor b: June 05, 1906 in Clinch County, Georgia d: November 18, 1989 in Kingsland, Georgia; married Needham Arnold Barlow b: January 19, 1901 in Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia d: December 02, 1982 in Kingsland, Georgia m: October 06, 1923 in Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia Father: William Barlow
      3. 4 Russell Bashlor b: August 14, 1908 in Clinch County, Georgia d: April 1965 in Florida; married Lola Demeritt Gaye b: September 25, 1905 d: August 1987 in Florida
      4. 4 Clarence Bashlor b: August 27, 1911 in Clinch County, Georgia d: October 10, 1995; married Mary Elizabeth Dunshee b: March 30, 1914 d: April 25, 1990
      5. 4 Dorothy Janette Bashlor b: May 15, 1924 in Pine Park, Georgia; married Woodrow W. Kinsey b: March 08, 1919 in Lake Park, Georgia m: March 18, 1944 in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia Father: Carl Kinsey
  2. 2 Margaret Gill b: Abt. 1839 in Bryan County, Georgia
  3. 2 May Ann Gill b: Abt. 1841
  4. 2 Caroline Gill b: Abt. 1843 in Bryan County, Georgia
  5. 2 Isaline ? Gill b: Abt. 1843 in Bryan County, Georgia
  6. 2 Martha Gill was born 1 Nov 1846 (cited on her death certificate) in Bryan County, Georgia.  This is the line of Martha Orr.  She married John Wesley Lane on 10 May 1860 (yes, she was just 14) - according to her Confederate widow's pension application. She died on 15 Mar 1931 in Pembroke (Bryan Co) GA (cited on death certificate.) Martha Gill and John Lane had these children:
    1. John Wesley Lane, b. 14 Mar 1866, Bulloch Co GA; died 3 Sep 1940, Blitchton GA; married (1) Anna B. (last name not known) and (2) Dora Mitchell. John and Anna had at least these children: Pearl A.(b. Nov. 1890), Benjamin (b. Aug. 1892); Brady W. (b. Oct. 1894); Bernice (b. Dec., 1896); Omma (?sp.) (b. Jul, 1899).
    2. Charles Valentine Lane (my grandfather) b. 30 May 1868 in Clyde (Bryan Co) GA; d. 24 Jan 1943 in Savannah (Chatham Co) GA; married Minnie Louise Ennis, about 1906. Charles and Minnie had two children - though several died in childbirth or prematurely: Lorin Clisby Lane, b. 06 Jul 1911 in Pembroke (Bryan Co.) GA; died 25 Dec 1971 in Pembroke; married Leona Beasley 17 Dec 1945; and my mother, Martha ("Mattie") Lee Lane, b. 30 May 1919 in Pembroke GA; died 5 May 1981 in Augusta (Richmond Co) GA; married (1) Augustus Chapman Orr on 30 May 1940 and (2) J.B. Collett in 1950.
    3. Emma J. b. Dec. 1869; died before 1880.
    4. Mary A.; b. ca 1870; married a Smith.
    5. Martha Cornelia b. 5 Feb. 1872; died 21 Aug 1953; married a Floyd.
    6. Augusta Victoria; b. ca 1875; married a Ward.
    7. Roderick Lenford;; b. 27 Aug 1878 in Bryan Co. GA; d. 31 Dec 1951 in Pembroke GA; married Delia (Ludelia) Ennis, ca 1905; 10 children:
      1. Thelma Lucille b. 24 Sep 1905; d. Dec 1994; m. Joseph W. Brewton
      2. Etta b. ca 1908
      3. Essie Lee; b. 2 Jan 1909; m. 24 May 1930 to Wiley Ivey Kennedy
      4. Dolphus James, b. 4 Mar 1911, d. Mar 1984
      5. Carlous Lenford, b. 14 Jan 1915; d. 29 Aug 1993; m. Josephine Elizabeth Green
      6. Willie Maye; b. ca Oct 1917; married a Meekins
      7. Charles Wesley (C.W.); b. ca Aug 1920
      8. Roderick Lenford
      9. Joseph Howard
      10. Phenia Lou
    8. Minnie E.; b. Feb 1880; m. a Smith
    9. Ella Gertrude; b. 10 Nov 1884; d. 4 Sep 1967; m. a Bacon
    10. other children died in childhood - not known.
  7. 2 John W. Gill b: Abt. 1847 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Eugenia A. Downs b: in Bryan County, Georgia m: February 14, 1870 in Bryan County, Georgia
    1. 3 Fannie Gill b: May 1870 in Bryan County, Georgia
  8. 2 Sarah E. Gill b: Abt. 1850 in Bryan County, Georgia
  9. 2 William Henry Gill b: Abt. 1853 in Bryan County, Georgia; married Henerietta Alice Tillman b: Abt. 1861 in Bryan County, Georgia m: March 05, 1874 in Bryan County, Georgia Father: Francis M. Tillman, Jr. 3 Mary Ann Gill b: Abt. 1875 in Bryan County, Georgia
    1. 3 Edward Gill b: Abt. 1879 in Bryan County, Georgia
  10. 2 Henry G. Gill b: Abt. 1852 in Bryan County, Georgia

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

It is not obvious to me (FOC) just where this Valentine fits.  He is not a son of old Valentine Gill and Richard Gill 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.  This Valentine Gill named his first born son John W. Gill, then used Henry twice for his next two sons, all consistent with old Valentine Gill's family in Allendale, SC.  I am a bit mystified by how this Valentine connects to the Allendale Co., SC Gills, although he obviously  (should I say most probably?) does.  Anyone have clues?

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Copyright ©1999, Alfred Chassereau and Martha Orr.  All of this early Georgia census data was contributed by Dan Olds.  Thanks to him! These documents may be freely used for private purposes, and included in your own genealogy. This information is copyrighted and may not be sold, nor given to anyone who may attempt to derive profit from same. Please send any errors, corrections, conjectures, updates, etc. to Dr. Frank O. Clark.