FOUR GENERATIONS OF THE FAMILY OF JOSIAH HENRY GILL,

MARY A. (BRADFORD) GILL, AND SARAH R. (SIMMONS) GILL

compiled by:
Andrew L. Leath
P. O. Box 1166
Tyler, TX 75710
Rev. 2.4 Mar 2008

Josiah Henry Gill was born July 24, 1798, in Chester District, South Carolina, the son of Abraham and Agnes (Walker) Gill. He married November 10, 1818, probably in Chester District, South Carolina, Mary A. Bradford. She was born c1799 in South Carolina, probably Chester District, the daughter of William and Sarah (Wylie) Bradford.

Mary Bradford joined Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church in Chester District in 1813. Josiah Gill joined this church in 1818, probably when he married. Their first five children were baptized in this church. (Brent H. Holcomb and Elmer O. Parker, Early Records of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church (Greenville, SC, 1980)).

Josiah Gill bought 69 acres of his deceased parents' estate on Rocky Creek in Chester District in 1817 (Chester Co., SC, Deeds S:239). He bought an additional 58 acres that same year and an additional 13.5 acres in 1825 (Chester Co. Deeds S:240, V:242). Josiah and Mary Gill sold their homeplace of 166 acres in December 1832 (Chester Co. Deeds Z:106). Josiah H. Gill was named Commissioner for the Poor in Chester Co., SC, 6 Jan1832 [Books of Miscellany, SC Historical Commission, G:285]

The Gills then moved to Hall County, Georgia. He first bought land in Hall County in January 1833 (Hall Co., GA, Deed Records D:63). Here they lived near the town of Gillsville. Mary A. Bradford Gill died in Hall County, GA, October 20, 1838.

Josiah H. Gill married secondly October 31, 1839 (Bible record) or November 12, 1839 (courthouse record A:1075) in Hall County, Georgia, Sarah R. Simmons. Sallie Simmons was born in 1807 in North Carolina, the daughter of Richard and Frances (Smith) Simmons.

Josiah and Sallie Gill moved to Floyd County, Georgia, about 1847 and settled at Cave Spring. Here Sallie Gill died August 8, 1855, and is buried in Cave Spring Cemetery. He was a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Cave Spring. After the Civil War, he helped reorganize a private Methodist school at Cave Spring called Wesleyan Institute and served as the first president.

Josiah Gill was a farmer, a slave owner, and sometimes a merchant. Census records record his slave holdings: 2 in 1820, 12 in 1830, 4 in 1840, 9 in 1850, 11 in 1860. About 1867 Josiah Gill moved to Homer, Louisiana, with his three youngest sons and where his son William B. Gill had settled about 1853. He was in business with his son George G. Gill. Here he died October 10, 1878, and is buried in Old Homer Cemetery.

His will was signed 4 May 1874 and named William B. Gill and George G. Gill as executors. Since his son W. B. Gill predeceased him, his heirs petitioned that George G. Gill be the only executor. The heirs are also proved by his estate settlement through a set of receipts from the heirs in 1879 and another set in 1885-6 (Claiborne Par., LA, Succession Records, #392).

This record is based on the research of my grandfather Arthur Otts Ford in the 1930s and 1940s and his 1947 printed history. Some birth and death dates of the first two generations are recorded in a transcription of a Bible record, formerly in the possession of Ida Otts Ford, now in the possession of Andrew L. Leath, with the notation by A. O. Ford "evidently copied from J H Gill bible."

B1. AGNES ALVA GILL b. 9 Sep 1819 Chester Co., SC d. 13 May 1877 m. 14 Jan 1836 Hall Co., GA (A: 895), Joshua R. Simmons b. 14 Jul 1811 NC d. 16 Jul 1861, both bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA. He was a farmer. They moved to Floyd Co., GA, about 1846. His parents: Richard & Frances (Smith) Simmons (corrected by Robert Howel Simmons 2010). Alva A. Simmons made an undated will in Floyd Co., GA, giving all her estate to her daughters Ellen Lloyd Simmons and Agnes Alva Simmons (Floyd Co., GA, Will Record C:89). For proof of heirs see receipts in J. H. Gill estate, also Floyd Co., GA, Deed Records P:590.

  1. C1. Calvin H. Simmons b. 19 Nov 1836 Hall Co., GA d. Apr 1893 m. 5 Aug 1860 A. M. Simmons d. 1860s. Child: Frances A. (Law) Calvin H. Simmons m2nd Levonia E. ___ b. Dec 1846 AL. He was a doctor. Known children: Anna M., Georgie D., Adah E. (Hatcher), Thomas J., Beda R. (Graves), Calvin H., William Joseph, Rufus M.
  2. C2. Richard Rufus Simmons b. 27 Apr 1838 Hall Co., GA d. 10 Apr 1878 m. 3 Dec 1857 Floyd Co., GA (A:152), Mary R. McClendon b. 17 May 1840 d. 28 Sep 1858 bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA, no ch. He enlisted in the Civil War in Co. F, 5th AL.Richard Rufus Simmons m2nd 16 Jan 1868 Floyd Co., GA (A:345), Eliza R. Davis b. 5 Jul 1844 GA d. 1 Jul 1925 Cave Spring, GA, both bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA. He was a merchant at Cave Spring. Children: Sidney, Gertrude (Winningham), Berta, Gussie.
  3. C3. Mary F. Simmons b. 12 Jun 1840 Hall Co., GA d. Apr 1899 m. 12 Jun 1855 Floyd Co., GA (A:110), William Penn Rivers b. c1827 GA d. 9 Jul 1904, probably both bur. Cave Spring Cem., unmarked. His parents: Joseph & Jane Rivers. Children: Willie S., Pearl Anna, Rosetta Ralston, Ruby Pratt.
  4. C4. William Rice Simmons b. 8 May 1842 Hall Co., GA d. 29 May 1875 m. 4 Jan 1874 Sarah A. R. Carter b. 30 Apr 1841 d. 1 Mar 1875 both bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA. He was a merchant at Cave Spring. Her father: Thomas S. Carter. Child: William Carter Simmons.
  5. C5. Martha Gill Simmons b. 6 May 1844 GA d. 1914 m. 5 Jan 1868 Floyd Co., GA (A:349), James Scott Davis b. 1834 GA d. 10 Aug 1890 both bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA. His father: Thomas J. Davis. He enlisted in the Civil War in Co. D, Kings Batt. Children: unnamed child, James Scott II, Stella (Winningham), Ella Simmons, Hassletyne (Huddleston), Mabel.
  6. C6. Margaret Ann Simmons "Madge" b. 26 Jul 1848 Cave Spring, GA d. 1922 m. 15 S. Stubbs b. Jun 1841 GA d. 1910 both bur. Greenwood Cem., Cedartown, GA. They lived at Cedartown, GA. He was a teacher. Known children: Eula L., Martha Alva, John V., Marie M., Thomas Marion, William H., Albert Wilson, Martha F., Margaret S., Edgar A.
  7. C7. Agnes Alva Simmons "Allie" b. 9 Jun 1856 Cave Spring, GA m. 25 Jan 1881 J. C. Nicholls.
  8. C8. Ellen Lloyd Simmons b. 22 Jun 1859 Cave Spring, GA, d. 8 Jan 1895 Rome, GA, m. 2 Dec 1879 Cave Spring, GA (C:220), James Coffee Harris b. 28 Apr 1858 Magnolia, NC, d. 1946 both bur. Myrtle Hill Cem., Rome, GA. His parents: Charles Hooks & Margaret Ann (Monk) Harris. Children: George Simmons, Agnes Ellen, Margaret Monk (Blair). They lived in Cedartown, GA, until 1885, Marietta, GA, 1885-1890, Cedartown 1890-1892, moved to Rome 1892.

B2. WILLIAM BRADFORD GILL b. 9 Apr 1821 Chester Co., SC d. 9 May 1876 Homer, LA, m. Mary Elizabeth Hutchins b. 12 May 1835 Pittsylvania Co., VA d. 20 Dec 1885 Homer, LA, both bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA. He moved to Homer, LA, about 1853 and was a merchant. Her parents: Samuel & Lucy Hutchins.

  1. C1. George Gill b. 2 May 1856 Homer, LA, d. 20 Dec 1907 Homer, LA, m. 15 May 1879 Anna T. Sanders "Annie" b. 27 May 1860 AL d. 27 May 1903 Homer, LA, both bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA. Children: Bessie D., Lily Byron, William Bradford, Alexander Cloyd, Jessie Drew, George Sanders. Her parents: B. B. & Beatrice Lockard Sanders.

B3. SARAH ATWOOD GILL b. 6 Sep 1823 Chester Co., SC d. 14 Dec 1883 m. 5 Jan 1841 Hall Co., GA (B:15), William J. Buffington b. 23 Dec 1821 Hall Co., GA d.22 Dec 1893 both bur. Buffington Cem., Hall Co., GA. His parents: Ezekiel Lafayette and Nancy (Gilmore) Buffington. William J. Buffington m2nd 27 Jan 1889 Hall Co., GA (C:463) Mrs. Louisa (Treadaway) Buffington (widow of William Newton Buffington) b. 24 Mar 1829 GA d. 9 Jun 1914 bur. Buffington Cem., no ch.

His will was signed 23 May 1893 and names wife Louisa Buffington, Marietta Randolph's children, Eliza Ann Martin's children, Julia Landers, and sons William B. Buffington's children, James B. Buffington, and Henry E. Buffington (Hall Co., GA, Will Record A-1:121).

NOTE: Wife Louisa Buffington and her first husband William N. Buffington also had a son named William B. Buffington. (see supporting records below)(This and supporting records below, submitted by "Carol" 15 Oct. 2013.

C1. Marietta Buffington b. 12 Dec 1844 GA d. 7 Nov 1890 Marshall Co., MS, m. Wood Lee Oliver Randolph d. bef. 1870, both bur. Lebanon Cem., Marshall Co., MS. Known children: Elizabeth, Walter Lee.

C2. William Berrian Buffington b. 30 Jan 1847 GA d. 9 Mar 1931 m. 17 Feb 1869 Hall Co., GA (B:37) Amanda Marcellas Pool b. 11 Aug 1851 GA d. 31 Dec 1918, both bur. Timber Ridge Cem., Hall Co., GA. Known children: Julia, Sarah, Ariah, Matilda, John, William J., Ella, Edgar, Louie, Herbert, Ruthie J., Ina, Frankie.

C3. Eliza Ann Buffington b. 28 Jul 1848 GA d. 23 Jul 1882 bur. Buffington Cem., m. 7 Mar 1867 Hall Co., GA (B:533) Peter R. Martin b. c1848 GA. Known children: Sallie A. T., Nancy T., Jonathan C., Hampton.

C4. James Bradford Buffington b. 1 Jun 1851 GA d. 1919 m. 1 Oct 1876 Hall Co., GA, (B:217) Ida T. Robbins b. c1861 GA. Children: Robert Bradford, Minnie A., Linkie, Samuel. James Bradford Buffington m2nd 1 Jan 1890 Hall Co., GA, (C:520) Mattie A. Martin. Children: Dock, Lennie B., Charlie Tillman, Joe.

C5. Sarah Philo Buffington b. 17 Sep 1858 GA d. 22 Apr 1886 bur. Buffington Cem., unm.

C6. Julia E. Buffington b. c1862 GA m. 7 Mar 1880 Hall Co., GA (B:331) Marion L. Landers.

C7. Henry Ezekiel Buffington b. Jul 1866 GA m. 20 Feb 1889 Hall Co., GA (C:466) Maggie Buffington b. Sep 1873 GA d. 1943, both bur. Buffington Cem. Known children: Beulah, Addie, Talmadge.


--------- SUPPORTING RECORDS submitted by "Carol" 15 Oct. 2013. --------------------------------

1880 United States Federal Census about W. B. Buffington

Name: W. B. Buffington

Age: 33

Birth Year: abt 1847

Birthplace: Georgia

Home in 1880: Waterford & Evens, Marshall, Mississippi

Race: White

Gender: Male

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)

Marital Status: Married

Spouse's Name: Angeline Buffington

Father's Birthplace: Georgia

Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina

Neighbors: View others on page

Occupation: Farmer & Miller

Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

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Household Members:

Name Age

  1. W. B. Buffington 33
  2. Angeline Buffington 35
  3. Georgia Buffington 13
  4. Beulah Buffington 10
  5. Jeanie Buffington 8
  6. Lula Buffington 6
  7. Willie Buffington 4
  8. Austin Buffington 2

1870 United States Federal Census about B W Buffington

Name: B W Buffington [I have many ancestors who flip-flopped their names/initials.]

Age in 1870: 23

Birth Year: abt 1847

Birthplace: Georgia

Home in 1870: Waterford, Marshall, Mississippi

Race: White

Gender: Male

Post Office: Waterford

Value of real estate: View Image

Household Members:

Name Age

B W Buffington 23

1860 United States Federal Census about Benian Bufington

Name: Benian Bufington [Berrian Buffington]

Age in 1860: 14

Birth Year: abt 1846

Birthplace: Georgia

Home in 1860: District 403, Hall, Georgia

Gender: Male

Post Office: Gillsville

Value of real estate: View Image

Household Members:

Name Age

  1. M J Bufington [Actually, W. J. - b. GA]   38
  2. Sarah Bufington [b. SC]   36
  3. Marietta Bufington 18
  4. Benian Bufington [Actually, Berrian or Berian]   14
  5. Eliza Bufington 11
  6. Jaine Bufington [Actually, James, (later "Jim")] 9
  7. Sarah Bufington 1

1850 United States Federal Census about B Buffington

Name: B Buffington

Age: 5

Birth Year: abt 1845

Birthplace: Georgia

Home in 1850: District 38, Hall, Georgia

Gender: Male

Family Number: 991

Household Members:

Name Age

  1. W J Buffington 28
  2. L A Buffington [really, S A - Sarah Atwood] 27
  3. M Buffington [Marietta] 7
  4. B Buffington [Berrian] 5
  5. E A Buffington 2

FYI: The fathers of Louisa's husbands -- W. J. and W. N. -- were brothers. W. J. was the son of Ezekiel L. (Layfayette) Buffington (and Nancy Gilmore) and W. N. was the son of Ellis Buffington (and Peggy Bell).

(end of "supporting records")


B4. MARY LUCINDA GILL b. 10 Nov 1825 Chester Co., SC d. 28 Feb 1906 Patillo, Erath Co., TX m. 21 Dec 1843 Hall Co., GA (B:59), Nathaniel Turk McClesky b. 19 Mar 1824 Hall Co., GA, d. 4 Aug 1894 Patillo, Erath Co., TX, both bur. Pisgah Cem., Erath Co., TX. He was a farmer. He was in the Civil War in Co. F, 8th AL Cav. They moved to Marshall Co., AL, in the early 1850s, then to Erath Co., TX, in 1870. His parents: David Henderson & Martha Ivy (Jarrett) McClesky. Much information on their descendants provided by Charles S. McClesky.

  1. C1. Margaret Jane McClesky b. Dec 1844 Hall Co., GA d. 9 Jan 1907 OK m. 1 Aug 1867 Etowah Co., AL, (1:20) James D. Jones b. 2 Aug 1844 GA d. 8 Jul 1920 Butler Co., OK. They moved to Parker Co., TX, in the 1870s. Children: Milton Parks, Martha Alice (Killman), Asbury Lee, Rhoda Atwood, Alvie Rena (Syrus), Lorenzo Dow, Thomas Edison, Ernest, Nancy Maclyn (Eads), Orpha (Eads), Ruth.
  2. C2. David Henry McClesky b. 22 Feb 1847 Hall Co., GA d. 3 June 1920 Ft. Worth, TX, m. 13 Oct 1866 AL Winifred E. Morton "Winnie" b. 1845 AL d. 13 Jul 1935 Eastland Co., TX, both bur. Pisgah Cem., Erath Co., TX. They moved to Erath Co., TX, about 1870. Her parents: Jonathan & Elizabeth Morton. Children: Joella R. (Havins), Hood, Marshall, Ezekiel Turk, Walter J., Mary L., Artie Pearl (Adams), Sarah L. (Dorris), Gill, David H., Minnie (Porter).
  3. C3. Mary Bradford McClesky b. 5 Feb 1850 Hall Co., GA d. 7 Aug 1919 Stephenville, TX m. 14 Sep 1870 Etowah Co., AL (2:144) B. Martin Kiker "Bud" b. 31 Aug 1847 GA d. 28 Dec 1943, both bur. West End Cem., Stephenville, TX. Children: Walter Coon, Orville Pinkney, Delula Belle, Osroe Price, Arah Maud (Adams), Eli Robinson, Ira C., Ella Grace, Effie M (Jones).
  4. C4. Martha Atwood McClesky b. 5 Feb 1850 Hall Co., GA d. 14 Oct 1922 m. John W. York b. 2 Jan 1852 MO d. 12 Mar 1913, both bur. Pisgah Cem., Erath Co., TX. Children: Bertha Inez (Smith), Albert Eugene, William Cornelius, Charles Patillo, Joseph Howell, Mary Agnes (Childers), Fanny Bell (Wisdom).
  5. C5. James Milton McClesky b. 29 Apr 1855 Marshall Co., AL d. 14 Apr 1928 Floyd, NM m. 4 Nov 1880 Mollie Jackson b. 15 Sep 1862 Hood Co., TX d. 23 Mar 1945. Her father: Andrew Jackson. Children: Uel Price, Madgie Simmons (Adams), Emma Jean (Smith), Albin Adair, Marshall Osborn.
  6. C6. Marshall Jarrett McClesky b. 1 Jun 1857 AL d. 16 Nov 1948 bur. Bishop Cem., Erath Co., TX, m. Mrs. Clemmie Holder Sparks b. 11 Mar 1875 d. 19 Oct 1959. Child: Bonnie Ruth (Spindorf/Hilburn/Harris).
  7. C7. William Gill McClesky b. 13 Jun 1860 Walnut Grove, AL d. 19 Feb 1948 Patillo, Erath Co., TX m. 1 Aug 1889 Mary Frances Trammel "Fannie" b. 5 Aug 1866 Cass Co., TX d. 31 Aug 1916 Patillo, Erath Co., TX, both bur. Pisgah Cem., Erath Co., TX. Children: George Pierce, William Gill Jr, Joseph Benson, Charles Shelton, Mada Lois (Campbell), Ruby Lucile (Hendrick), Gladys Alpha (Edwards), Clay Trammell.
  8. C8. Zemily Isabella McClesky "Belle" b. 5 Jan 1863 Marshall Co., AL d. 12 Nov 1947 Cochran Co., TX m. 19 Dec 1882 Erath Co., TX, William Andrew Key, both bur. Morton, TX. Children: Alexander Stevens, George Edward, Vada Belle (Strealy), Archie, Essie Lena (Roberts), Bessie Lee (Parsons), William Calvin, Mary Eva (Moore/William), Nellie Grace (Angley), Birdie Jewell (Eagan), Samuel Milton.
  9. C9. Sarah Louisa McClesky "Sallie" b. 17 Oct 1866 Marshall Co., AL d. 30 Apr 1959 m. 6 Dec 1886 Erath Co., TX, Henry A. Mothershead b. 1855 d. 1907, both bur. West End Cem., Stephenville, TX. Children: Willie Marie (Logan), Nell Crouse (Funk), Henri Louise (Davis).

B5. MARGARET JANE GILL b. 14 Jul 1829 Chester Co., SC d. 8 June 1900 Atlanta, GA m. 14 Sep 1848 Cave Spring, GA, Arthur Smith Ford b. 14 Sep 1826 Jasper/Fayette Co., GA d. 17 Feb 1899 Cave Spring, GA, both bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA. He was a farmer, later operated a grocery store in Cave Spring. She moved to Atlanta, GA, after his death. His parents: Joseph & Sarah (Smith) Ford.

  1. C1. Joseph Gee Ford b. 18 Jun 1849 Cave Spring, GA d. 23 Feb 1923 Mineral Wells, TX m. 16 Aug 1876 TX, Abbiegill Hancock b. 8 Mar 1855 TN d. 13 May 1922 Mineral Wells, TX, both bur. Elmwood Cem., Mineral Wells, TX. He was a farmer and carpenter. He came to Texas in the 1870s and lived with his uncle N. T. McClesky, moved to Mineral Wells in the early 1880s. Their children: Mary Jane Lillian (Sims), Delia Gertrude, Arthur Eugene, Emma Belle, Maud Myrtle, Elbert, Ethel, Luvera (Jones), Joseph Gee Jr.
  2. C2. Wilhelmina Amaryllis Ford "Willie" b. 27 Apr 1851 Cave Spring, GA, d. 1 Jul 1909 Cedartown, GA, m. 17 Feb 1878 Cave Spring, GA (C:193), John William Fletcher Tilly b. 17 Jun 1851 GA d. 19 Jul 1925, both bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA. Their children: Margaret Jane (Treadaway), John Clifton.
  3. C3. Josiah Henry Gill Ford b. 16 Aug 1853 Cave Spring, GA d. 14 Nov 1904 Mineral Wells, TX, m. 10 Feb 1881 Rome, GA (C:329), Mildred Melissa Thornton "Minnie" b. 24 Dec 1861 Rome, GA d. 24/5 Jan 1928 Mineral Wells, TX, both bur. Elmwood Cem., Mineral Wells, TX. They moved to Mineral Wells in 1881. Their children: Arthur Benjamin Nunnally, Clarence Coy, Thornton, Laura Melissa Jane (Gill), Cora Cornelia (Stokes), unnamed son, Eddie Lou, Willye A. (Byrns), Walter Duke, Anna Lela Belle (Miller/Baucom), Charlie Frankfort.
  4. C4. Daniel Webster Ford "Webb" b. 5 Dec 1854 Cave Spring, GA d. 27 Jul 1902 Homer, LA m. 13 Mar 1888 Mary Ethelene Allen "Lena" b. 24 Jul 1870 d. 16 May 1896 Homer, LA, both bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA. Children: Herman Leo and Allen Arthur.  Daniel Webster Ford m2nd 15 Nov 1899 Flat Lake, LA, Annie Grigsby b. 2 Dec 1874 Claiborne Par., LA d. 5 May 1963 Alexandria, LA, bur. Minden Cem., Minden, LA, no children. Her father: L. J. Grigsby.
  5. C5. Arthur Smith Ford Jr. b. 27 Mar 1858 Cave Spring, GA, d. 21 Dec 1929 Homer, LA, m. 27 Dec 1882 Homer, LA, Ida Vesta Otts b. 12 Apr 1863 Vienna, LA d. 4 Aug 1957 Homer, LA, both bur. Arlington Cem., Homer, LA. He moved to Homer, LA, about 1879 and was a clerk. Her parents: Joel Brewton & Mary Millie (Wilder) Otts. Their children: Darden, Carl, Theran James, Herbert Smith, Arthur Otts, William Eric, Mary Evelyn (Westall).
  6. C6. William Bradford Ford b. 12 Feb 1860 Cave Spring, GA, d. 28 Apr 1902 Glen Rose, TX, bur. Squaw Valley Cem., Somervell Co., TX, m. 17 Oct 1889 Seymour, TX, Ann Eliza Hayden Boone b. 31 Aug 1869 Hot Springs, AR d. 9 May 1948 Seymour, TX, bur. Seymour, TX. He studied at Emory University then became a Methodist preacher, came to Texas in 1885. Her parents: Daniel Thaler Beza and Ann Eliza Hayden (Trammsee) Boone. Their children: Madgie Hayden, William Milton, Estellee Margaret (Ausburn/Moore), Cecil Boone, Arthur David.
  7. C7. Sarah Alva Ford "Allie" b. 30 Oct 1862 Cave Spring, GA, d. 8 Feb 1896 Cherokee Co., AL, bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA, m. 25 Dec 1887 Cave Spring, GA (D:332), Wilhelm F. Sandford. He was a Methodist preacher. Their children: Sue Pauline (Mallory), Ruth (Byrd), Margaret, Frank.
  8. C8. Marcellus Edwin Ford "Edd" b. 3 Jul 1865 Cave Spring, GA d. 26 Jan 1928 Atlanta, GA, m. 1895 Atlanta, GA, Margaret L. Johnson "Margie" b. 24 Apr 1875 Eatonton, GA, d. 24 Jul 1958 Charlotte, NC, both bur. Westview Cem., Atlanta, GA. He was in the plumbing and heating business in Atlanta, about 1895 went into partnership with his brother as M. E. & C. W. Ford Heating & Plumbing. Her parents: Benjamin F. & Martha (Rosser) Johnson. Their children: Margaret A. (Handley), Marcellus Edwin Jr, Marshall F., Helen R. (Lake).
  9. C9. Charles Walter Ford "Charlie" b. 16 Nov 1867 Cave Spring, GA, d. 18 Jul 1941 Atlanta, GA, m. 29 June 1910 Anderson, AL, Lucy Elizabeth Noble b. 24 Apr 1875 d. 11 Feb 1939, no children, both bur. Westview Cem., Atlanta, GA. He was in the plumbing and heating business in Atlanta, GA, with his brother.
  10. C10. Clarence Coy Ford b. 20 Sep 1870 Cave Spring, GA, d. 6 Nov 1933 Logan Co., OK, m. 12 Dec 1904 Kansas City, MO, Estella Ziegler "Stella" d. 1932 Guthrie, OK, no children. He went to St. Louis, worked with the World's Fair, lived in Kansas City, later moved to Ada, OK, then to Guthrie in 1914, where he was in the billboard business.   Clarence Coy Ford m2nd 6 Jun 1933 Mrs. Minnie L. Briggs b. 8 May 1871 d. 1 Oct 1948 San Pedro, CA, no children, both bur. Memorial Park, Edmond, OK.
  11. C11. Margaret Lillian Ford "Lillie" b. 14 Apr 1873 Cave Spring, GA, d. 9 Mar 1929 Ansonia, CT m. Dec 1909 Springfield, MA, William F. Nye d. 9 Jan 1935, no children, bur. Springfield, MA.

B6. JAMES J. GILL b. 20 Jul 1833 Hall Co., GA, d. 28 Aug 1858 bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA, m. 20 Sep 1855 Hall Co., GA (A:265) Martha C. Gilmore b. 13 Aug 1831 GA d. 26 Dec 1893 Marshall Co., MS, bur. Lebanon Cem., Marshall Co., MS. She m2nd 1888 Richard Omero Simmons 1829-1903.

  1. C1. Gustavus Daniel Gill "Gus" b. 25 Dec 1856 Hall Co., GA, d. 24 Aug 1934 Marshall Co., MS, bur. Hillcrest Cem., Holly Springs, MS, m. 15 Feb 1876 Marshall Co., MS (4:234) Mary C. Rogers b. c1860 MS d. c1890. Known children: George Gus, John.  Gustavus D. Gill m2nd 18 Sep 1892 Marshall Co., MS (12:67) Easter A. (Martin) McMahon b. Nov 1870 MS d. 1913 bur. Lebanon Cem., Marshall Co., MS. Children: William Hamilton, Hattie, Howard, Henry, Mattie Mae, Ruby, Harbin, James Ray, Clara, Austin Gustavus.  Gustavus D. Gill m3rd 28 Jul 1921 Marshall Co., MS (28:227), Mrs. Cliffie Brown Harris b. c1870, no children..
  2. C2. James William Henry Gill b. 3 Aug 1858 GA d. 12 Feb 1891 bur. Spring Creek Cem., Marshall Co., MS, m. 19 Feb 1879 Marshall Co., MS, Mary Savannah Simmons b. 14 Jul 1857 GA, bur. Dell, AR. She moved to Dell, AR, in the 1920s. Her father: Richard Omero Simmons. Known children: Martha L., James R., Benjamin G.

B7. JULIA ANN GILL b. 24 Sep 1840 Hall Co., GA d. 14 Sep 1914 Homer, LA, m. 9 Dec 1865 Richard Serpell b. 3 Dec 1808 England d. 11 Apr 1879 Homer, LA, both bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA. He worked on the railroads. They moved to Homer in the late 1870s.

  1. C1. Marie Coade Serpell b. 29 Jan 1867 Bowling Green, KY, d. 2 Apr 1944 Shreveport, LA m. 3 Feb 1885 Homer, LA, Tandy West Wilson b. 12 Feb 1855 d. 11 Mar 1921 Homer, LA, both bur. Arlington Cem., Homer, LA. Children: unnamed daughter, Tandy West Jr., Vivian Serpell, Harry Goldsborough, John Fletcher, Eleanor Marie.
  2. C2. Thomas Shelton Serpell b. 7 May 1868 KY d. 14 May 1933 Homer, LA m. 14 Jun 1897 Nellie Moore Land b. 1 Mar 1877 d. 10 Jun 1960 Homer, LA, no children, both bur. Homer, LA.
  3. C3. Harry Gill Serpell b. 5 Feb 1870 KY d. 27 Jan 1887 Homer, LA, bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA.
  4. C4. Julia Berta Serpell b. 18 Jan 1874 KY d. 3 Dec 1948 Homer, LA, m. 26 Feb 1896 Clyde P. White b. 12 Jul 1867 d. 4 Dec 1933 Homer, LA, both bur. Arlington Cem., Homer, LA. His parents: Joseph Maloy & Martha Ann (Phillips) White. Their children: Claud S., Julia (Lay), Clyde P. Jr., Thomas Serpell.

B8. LOUISA FRANCES GILL b. 28 Apr 1842 Hall Co., GA, d. 4 Dec 1852 Cave Spring, GA, bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA.

B9. GEORGE G. GILL b. 15 Feb 1844 Hall Co., GA, d. 9 Oct 1924 Homer, LA, m. Dec 1870 Lizzie E. White b. 15 Oct 1850 Monroe Co., GA, d. 10 Jun 1914 Homer, LA, both bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA. He enlisted 5 Apr 1862 in Co. G, 1st GA Cav. Her parents: Joseph Maloy & Martha Ann (Phillips) White. He was a merchant in Homer, went into the insurance business in 1896.

  1. C1. Lilla Mai Gill b. 27 May 1872 Homer, LA, d. 21 Sep 1889 Homer, LA, bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA.
  2. C2. Richard Shelton Gill b. 30 Dec 1873 Homer, LA, d. 28 Jan 1960 Homer, LA, m. 30 Nov 1898 Homer, LA, Minnie Clyde Fortson b. 24 Aug 1877 Antioch, Claiborne Par., LA, d. 29 Sep 1976 Homer, LA, both bur. Arlington Cem., Homer, LA. Her parents: Calvin R. & Robie J. (Johnson) Fortson. Children: Raleigh and Melba (Nelson).
  3. C3. Minnie Clyde Gill b. 12 Aug 1875 Homer, LA, d. 23 Dec 1877 Homer, LA, bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA.
  4. C4. Earnest Linwood Gill b. 26 May 1877 Homer, LA, d. 12 Dec 1960 Homer, LA, m. 3 Jul 1905 Edna Earl Moore b. 24 Mar 1881 d. 21 Dec 1964 Homer, LA, both bur. Arlington Cem., Homer, LA. Children: Nellie (Croker), Josiah Henry, Gertrude (Humer).
  5. C5. George Clarence Gill b. 21 Sep 1879 Homer, LA, d. 23 Feb 1964 Shreveport, LA, m. 29 Jan 1901 Bessie Pennington b. 28 Aug 1881 d. 18 May 1932 Shreveport, LA, both bur. Arlington Cem., Homer, LA. Children: Marguerite (Browder), Leslie D.
  6. C6. Edgar W. Gill b. 3 Aug 1882 Homer, LA d. 25 Feb 1968 Homer, LA m. 15 Apr 1914 Verna Torbet b. 1 Jan 1888 Homer, LA, d. 30 Jul 1970 Homer, LA, both bur. Arlington Cem., Homer, LA. Her parents: H. S. & Allie Torbet. Children: George Glenwood, Paulyn (Dougherty), Ruth (James).

B10. RICHARD SHELTON GILL b. 23 Oct 1845 Hall Co., Ga, d. 9 Oct 1867 Homer, LA, unm., bur. Old Homer Cem., Homer, LA.

B11. EDWARD HENRY GILL b. 1 Oct 1847 GA d. 10 Jul 1848 Cave Spring, GA, bur. Cave Spring Cem., Cave Spring, GA.

B12. ALEXANDER HAMILTON GILL b. 25 Jun 1849 Cave Spring, GA, d. 18 May 1898 Gibsland, LA, m. Mary Emma Canfield b. Dec 1846 LA d. 27 Jan 1924 Gibsland, LA, no children, both bur. Mt. Lebanon Cem., Bienville Par., LA. Her parents: Martin & Mary A. Canfield. He was a merchant in Mt. Lebanon, LA. They later moved to Gibsland, LA.


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