I have been trying to connect with Gills who are related to me!    My mother was Lonice V. Clemons, married John Jackson Nettles. Her mother died when my mom was about 10 yrs old. her dad was Thomas A. Clemons. Her mother's name was Sallie Georgia Gill born 27 Oct 1865. they lived near the Sante Fe and Suwannee rivers, where my grandfather ran the ferry near where the rivers come together, about 1890-1900,or near that time, near Sandy Point Camp & Restaurant.   I have been told that Sallie's mom was called Sue. It could have been a nickname.  I have not been able to find Sallie's father's name, I just know him as Mr. Gill. I have found many Gills in Suwannee, Hamilton, Madison, Alachua, and etc. I know that Sallie had sisters named Sue or Susan, Donnie or Dawnie, may be short for Caledonia, a brother named Jack, who had a son named Richard.  It could have been reversed----a brother named Richard, with a son named Jack.  I have been trying to find a family unit for many years.

Sallie was born 16 sept 1865, and married Thomas A. Clemons in 1885. They were my mothers parents. Lonice Valeria Clemons. In the Alachua Co FL [Gainesville] probate records, I have found court records showing where in 1896 Thomas A . Clemmons applied, and was granted guardianship, of Dixie Gill 16 yrs old. he was the minor child of Andrew J. Gill, deceased.  I also found out that Alachua County is putting ALL of their records on the internet. just go to their web site at www.clerk-alachua-fl.org, they are all at no cost. it seems that the clerk of court feels that these records belong to the people! isn't that great. the person who is in charge of the project is James (Jim). he was very helpful to me. these records are now called- ' ancient records,' and housed in the old courthouse down town on the square. Just go to ancient records and you can get the copies. several pages.  The one thing that is confusing to me is the referral by Thomas A  Clemons that the widow Gill desired him to be the guardian, also his mother?? could it be a manner of speaking?   Also in court docs. I found an application for a marriage license for Andrew J. Gill and Hattie Lackquy in 1888 book C page 073.  In the 1880 soundex for FL I found Andrew J. Gill age31 with wife Mary Ann age 32 and the following children: Oscar f. age 10, Alex E. age 7, Joshua D. age 5, and Roseetta age3.  Could Dixie Gill have been a son born 1880-81, after the census? Andrew and and his family lived near Madison FL, in 1880. But in 1888 he applied for marriage license in Alachua for Andrew J. Gill and Hattie Lackquy. Or maybe this was another Andrew J. Gill.  Also, there was a William Gill living in Madison Co., FL near Madison, in 1850. I have not had time to read this census yet. maybe he could be Andrew J. Gill's father.

Andrew J. Gill would have been about age 1-2. in 1850. Living near Andrew J. in Madison Co FL, in the 1880 census was, Richard Gill age 25, wife Charity Gill age 25, and 2 daughters. Jane age 7, and Martha age 2. Living in this household was Cynthia age 60, referred to as mother.

An Andrew J. Gill died c1885

Dixie Gill, born c1881, 16 yrs old in 1896, documented son of Andrew J. Gill

Could Sallie Georgia Gill have been a sister to Andrew J. Gill?  Did the J. stand for Jack?

Hamlton Co., FL 1860 census, post office Jasper, FL, family #411 (cannot read the page number on the copy I have) enumerated 25 July 1860

John Gill age 35 (born 1825) farmer, personal estate $100, born SC; wife Nancy Gill age 36 born SC, children:

  1. Jane Gill age 10 born born c1850 SC
  2. Andrew Gill age 7 born c1853 SC
  3. Laura Gill age 6 born c1854 SC

(Caution by FOC, we may have several famililes intermixed in these records)

Reverend Andrew J. Gill Sr. born July 11, 1849; Madison, FL (Nancy Pascal states that he was born c1846 in Georgia,  She states the 1880 Madison Co., FL census reports he and both parents were born in GA) , d Mar 22, 1919 Lakeland, Polk County, FL, buried Gapway Baptist Church Cemetery Lakeland, Polk Co, FL. Andrew J. Gill marriage records: Andrew J. Gill married Mary Agnew (February 27, 1868)(Courtesy of B. Ruff ), married second: Mary Jane Pridgeon February 20, 1883. In the 1880 soundex for FL I (I. Nettles Smith) found Andrew J. Gill age 31 with wife Mary Ann age 32 and the following children: Oscar F. age 10, Alex E. age 7, Joshua D. age 5, and Roseetta age 3. Madison Co., FL marriage record: A. J. Gill married Mary J. Pridgeon (February 20, 1883)(Courtesy of B. Ruff). Alachua Co FL [Gainesville] marriage license for Andrew J. Gill and Hattie Lackquy in 1888 book C page 073.   B. Ruff has the two marriage certificates for A.J. Gill; one for Mary Jane (Pridgeon) Gill and one for Mary Agnew Gill. According to a cousin, Mary Agnew was married to A.J. Gill for a year, had a baby named Oscar Gill, took him and left A.J. after a year of marriage.

Children of Reverend Andrew J. Gill Sr.:

  1. Oscar Gill born 1867 or 1870
  2. Alice Eugunia Gill (called Alas in 1880 census) born 19 June 1873 married a Mimbs.  This is the line of Esther.
  3. Joshua D. Gill born 1875
  4. (Rosetta) Rose  S. Gill born 1877 m. R.L. Kemp, Sr.
  5. Charlie Josebon Gill b Mar 27, 1879 FL
  6. James Mitchell  V. Gill b Mar 17, 1880 2 months old in 1880 census, married Leola Spires d 1939  Buried Gapway Baptist Church Cemetery, Lakeland, Polk Co, FL
  7. Andrew Jackson Gill b Mar 5, 1882 d Jan 12, 1942 Buried Oakdale Cemetery, DeLand, Volusia Co., FL.   Married Martha Annie BAXLEY, 20 Jan 1888 in Lake Co., FL This is the line of B. Ruff.
  8. Reverend Lawson B. Gill b Jan 18, 1885 d Oct 12, 1940; Buried Oakdale Cemetery, DeLand, FL
  9. Jesse W. Gill b Dec 15, 1888 d Nov 5, 1924 Buried Oakdale Cemetery, DeLand, FL
  10. Ollie M. Gill b 1895 m H.E. Bradley, Sr.
  11. Flemuel K. Gill b 1897 m Cathryn

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