(1) Charles Ewing Gill born 1821 in Tennessee (according to the census).  

A Charles Ewing Gill  is recorded in an extant marriage record to have married Eliza Jane Wilson in Lawrence Co., AL 29 Jan 1845.  Members of this family had stated that his wife was Eliza J. Milam born 1827 in SC, d1889 TX, daughter of Wm. Allen Milam, but if so, she must have been a widow of a Wilson when he married her in Lawrence Co., Al.

      Although we do have a marriage record, I could not verify it from the GenWeb Lawrence Co. web site.  I insted found a different set of marriages. it is worth taking a serious look at other Gills who appear in Lawrence Co., AL:

This is what we have on the web page from various sources:
Jantha Gill James N. Cunningham Lawrence 1-15-1829
John Gill Mary Nelson Lawrence 28 Dec 1830
J. N. Gill Francis Rogers Lawrence 16 Jul 1834
Charles Ewing Gill Eliza Jane Wilson Lawrence 29 Jan 1845
John W. Gill Margaret Masterson Lawrence 30 Oct 1845

The Lawrence Co. GenWeb page lists the following marriages:
GILL, BETSEY ROGERS, ROBERT Apr 17 1825
GILL, IRUMAHAT ROGERS, FRANCES S Feb 16 1834
GILL, JANTHA CUNNINGHAM, JAMES N Jan 15 1829
GILL, JOHN NELSON, MARY Dec 28 1830
GILL, MARTHA ANN STRAIN, THOMAS Sep 08 1840

Although there is some correspondance, Charles Ewing Gill does not appear on the GenWeb site for Lawrence Co.  Can anyone obtain the orginal marriage records for us from the court house?  If so, perhaps we could get all of these records either corrected or updated.

Census Data from the USGenWeb site for Lawrence Co., AL
1820 census
Gill, Robert, 1,2,1,4,8,0,0,8
1830 census
"Gill, Hannah",0,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,,1,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0
"Gill, Saml.",2,1,1,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,,1,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
1840 census
"Gill, Jerrad",0,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
1850 Census
Lawrence  Gill J.I. 22M Al.

There is not a lot of help in these records.  However, if Charles Ewing Gill was in Lawrence Co., it would suggest that he did not come down the Natchez Trace from Tennessee, but instead came across Alabama.  This is consistent with him having come from the Fishing Creek, SC set of Gills, but for some reason, this does not ring true to me.

Copyright ©2000 Bessie Lloyd.

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