This information comes from two source documents, so to speak, neither of which are primary documents, a record Dan Olds found in the library in Macon, GA, the original Wake Co. page constructed from Mrs. Clark's book, records that I (FOC) had found, and a record in the Gill Gazette.  I emphasize again that none of these are primary records, and therefore they are prone to error in interpretation, until we get the original records from Wake Co., NC (which Dan and relatives are now getting and are on this link)


Jesse Gill, documented in his will as a son of David Gill of Wake Co., NC.  Jesse Gill b<1767, listed in 1788 will.  Married Tabitha Pace.  Jesse Gill of Wake Co. makes affidavit that Wm. Barler was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  1800 Wake Co., NC census page 732, 00010-40010-04.

Fortunately much is known about the descendants of Jesse and Tabitha Pace Gill. Tabitha was the daughter of Buckner Pace. Little is known of this Buckner Pace, although some researchers think that he was the son of John and Ann Russell Pace of Brunswick County, Virginia. Jesse Gill and Tabitha Pace were married in Wake County on 26 October 1792. The reason that much is known about the descendants of Jesse and Tabitha is because Jesse left a rather large estate at his death and this estate was contested in the Wake County Courts for many years. The many papers in this file contains the names of Jesse's children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. These papers also list many death dates, first and second husbands and wives, and places of residence of the different descendants. Jesse and Tabitha had the following 11 children: Nancy Ann Gill married first Rose Wormley Ray on 24 December 1813 in Wake County. They had two sons: Buckner Ray and Henry C. Ray. Henry C. Ray married Cyntha G. Bailey in 1839 and they had Mary Eliza who married James A. Alien, Cynthia Paridadi, and Sarah Anderson who married William D. Ray. Nancy Ann Gill Ray married second Edward A. Parkam. They had eight children: Edward Amacy, Caroline, Avery, John, Emeline, William W. Buckner, Obidience (Bidy.)

Jesse  Gill and Tabitha Pace Gill had the following 11 children (and, yes, I know there is a discrepancy, I just don't know the resolution yet!):

  1. Nancy Ann Gill married first Rose Wormley Ray on 24 December 1813 in Wake County. They had two sons:
    1. Buckner Ray
    2. Henry C. Ray. Henry C. Ray married Cyntha G. Bailey in 1839 and they had Mary Eliza who married James A. Alien, Cynthia Paridadi, and Sarah Anderson who married William D. Ray. Nancy Ann Gill Ray married second Edward A. Parkam. They had eight children: Edward Amacy, Caroline, Avery, John, Emeline, William W. Buckner, Obidience (Bidy.)
  2. Elizabeth Gill "Betsey" married 27 october 1814 in Wake County to William Shipp. (See The Shipp Family History).
  3. Agnes Gill married James Jones on 29 January 1822.
  4. Buckner Gill married in Wake County 19 August 1832 to Sarah Roberts. They had four children who all were in Tennessee by 1860:
    1. James Gill
    2. Elizabeth Gill
    3. Sarah C. Gill who married an Andrews
    4. Thomas G. Gill
  5. John Gill married Mary Reves on 2 May 1827 in Wake County. They had two children,
    1. William Gill who was born in 1844 and
    2. Elizabeth Gill who was born in 1846.
  6. Burton Gill married Barbara Ann. Her last name is unknown. Burton died before his father. Burton and Barbara Ann had nine children:
    1. Burton J. Gill
    2. Thomas Gill
    3. Lewis Turner Gill
    4. Americus Gill
    5. Caroline Gill who married Peter C. Pupree
    6. David Gill
    7. Susan Gill
    8. Joseph Gill
    9. Duncan Gill
  7. Terrell Gill was born in 1814 in Wake County. He married Elizabeth Perry on 29 January 1842. Terrell Gill married second Catharine Franks on 24 March 1852 in Wake County. Terrell Gill and Elizabeth Perry had four children:
    1. Eliza M. Gill
    2. Nicholas L. Gill
    3. Andrew J. Gill
    4. Elizabeth Gill.
  8. Mahaly Gill married Joseph Bailey on 17 August 1835 and this family went to Tennessee.
  9. Payton Gill married 5 October 1838 in Wake County to Sarah Hollingsworth and this family also went to Tennessee.
  10. William Gill, son of Jesse and Tabitha Gill, seems to have left home while quite young and nothing is known about him.

Sources: Wake County courthouse records, Federal Census records.

Norman R. Peters


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