JOHN GILL, b. about 1781 in Somerset, England;
married SUSANNA, b. about 1781 in some county other than Somerset. JOHN &
SUSANNA lived in Banwell, Somerset, England for most of their working lifes.
The entire family belonged to the Church of England. I have been unable
to find the births, marriage or deaths of the original JOHN GILL and his
They had the following seven (7) children:
(1) MARY ANN GILL, christened 11 May 1805 in
Banwell, Somerset. She had one child, JAMES GILL, b. 17 Mar 1826, in Banwell;
Mary Ann was a single mother but the father was JAMES BRADFORD of Uphill,
Somerset. This JAMES GILL subsequently came to America in about 1844 and
remained in upstate New York and Iowa and raised a fairly sizeable family.
I am one of his descendants. I have no knowledge of any marriage or other
children of MARY ANN (or JAMES BRADFORD).
One son of Mary Ann Gill and James Bradford:
(1) JAMES GILL,
b. 17 Mar 1826 (see below)
(2) THOMAS GILL, christened 26 Nov 1809 in Banwell.
(3) WILLIAM GILL, christened 13 Oct 1811 in
(4) JOHN GILL, christened 24 Apr 1814 in Banwell.
(5) "FANNY" FRANCES GILL, christened 15 Sept.
1816 in Banwell. She must have married a STOWE since she is listed in the
1841 census with JOHN GILL, Sr. and SUSANNA and my JAMES GILL as FRANCES
STOWE, age 25.
(6) NANCY(known in America as ANN)
GILL, christened April 14, 1819. Married JOHN TWITT (also a native
of Banwell) in 1839 (so they said) and came to America the same year (so
they said). JOHN had a brother, GEORGE TWITT, who came with them and married
after he got here and lived in Auburn, Cayuga County, NY. Nephew JAMES GILL
(my great grandfather) then came to America and stayed with or very close
to them in Upstate New York in Sterling Valley, Cayuga County, NY. NANCY
AND JOHN died after 1900 in Sterling Valley.
(7) JAMES GILL, b. June 1824 and died 4 July
1824 in Banwell and is buried there.
Please contact Rex Chase with information
about this family, especially information back in England.
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