Effingham County, GA 1790
James Gill (land record) Headrights & Bounty Grants 1790-95
Robert Gill (land record) Headrights & Bounty Grants 1790-95

Are these two of the 1811 James, Thomas, & Robert in Bullock Co., GA in 1811?  


In the Bulloch Co., GA Genealogical Source Material book by Alveretta Register, she saw a reference to a judgement on page 35, Deed Book A, that was issued on a piece of property "a tract of land originally on 12 August 1793 granted to Robert Gill for 200 acres in Bulloch County, formerly Effingham Co. and conveyed to James Mikell, then Abraham Roberts on 31 October 1805."

Page 72: Land surveyed: Plat Book page 221-James Gill-Date of Warrant is 10/13/1798, date of survey is 11/30/1798 for 150 acres.

It appears that the Gills were in Effingham Co. previous to the 1796 division that set up Bulloch Co., since all three, Thomas, James and Robert signed the petition to create Bulloch Co. We also find that John Gill, who married Mary King in Bulloch Co., whose license was issued on 12/23/1807 and were married on 12/24/1807, may have also been part of the family. He was issued a passport in, I believe, 1812 and wound up in AL.

Again, I have a strong suspicion, Robert may have been the Father of Thomas and James, because his passport showed only 2 members, he and his wife. It looks like his wife died shortly after they got to MS and he disappears after the 1820 census, while Thomas and James both had big families that stayed in the general area for a few years.

Courtesy of, and Copyright ©2004 Roy Gill.


no Gills in the 1820 or 1830 census.

Effingham Co., GA 1840 census
Page <5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70 <5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70
141 Valentine Gill
Dan Olds could not find him!

Effingham County, GA 1850 census
Roll page fam Real RW
341 Richard Gill 30 m SC
this does not seem to be Valentine's son, who should be 10 years older and have four sons.

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