JESSIE ALBERT Gill was born February 10, 1892 in Richland, Georgia (Born on farm), and died April 27, 1986 in Thomasvile, Georgia. He married ANNA (CORA) CORINE GILL April 28, 1912 in Buena Vista, Georgia (Marion County), daughter of JAMES GILL and SUSIE DAVIS. She was born June 15, 1888 in Buena Vista, Ga., and died July 20, 1980 in Thomasville, Georgia.

Per Aunt Frances to km Gill, her dad, Jessie A. Gill was called to Mississippi to work. He left Mississippi in 1923 for Americus, Georgia. Jessie was asked to come to Mississippi by William Shepherd 'Uncle ' Doc Gill. The descendant of William Shepherd Gill is Charles Gill who lives in Florida. Aunt Frances was 5 years old in 1923. Frances remembers Richard P. Gill coming to Mississippi before he died to visit Jessie and Cora. He bought her a pair of black shoes.

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Jessie Albert Gill Graveside services for Jessie Albert Gill, 94, of Route 6, are to be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 1986, on Kentucky Street in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

The Rev. Merrill Coram will officiate, and Kirkland Croy Hughes Home for Funerals will be in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gill died April 27, 1986, at the Medical Center of Perry, Ga., after an illness of two weeks.  Born Feb. 10, 1892, in Stewart County, Georgia, his parents were the late Richard and Mary Frances Moore Gill. He had been a resident of Thomasville for 45 years, previously living in Cairo, Georgia. Mr. Gill was a millwright and of the Baptist faith. His wife Anna Corine Gill, died July 20, 1980.

Survivors include four sons, Kenyon Gill, Kathleen, Ga., James Perry Gill and Bernard A. Gill, Bonaire, Ga., and Dougin Gill, Thomasville, Ga.; a daughter, Frances Gill Dorame, California; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Reminisces from Frances (daughter of Jessie and Cora Gill)

Anna Cora Gill played the organ but when they moved the organ was left in Americus, Ga. because at the time it was not something Jessie Gill felt they had room for in their new house. The organ belonged to Cora's mother and she gave it to Cora. "Kenyon and I took music on this organ. When we went to school Kenyon and I took 'musical expression'. This is where you say a poem as if you were singing it. Kenyon and I were the only ones that cared about music.

Please send information, corrections, or comments to  Ken Gill.  Ken published an outstanding book on these Gills titled The Gills, privately printed, 1998.


Joseph Paul Gill, "Joe," is son of Joseph Rhodes Gill,  whoose father was Jessie Albert Gill, whoose father was Richard P. Gill, whoose ather was Bailey Rhodes Gill, whoose father was Days Gill.

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