Edward Gill bc1730 dc1826? died Mason Co., KY, son of Edward Gill of Virginia. Married 1st 4 Feb. 1753 Lettie Cannaby, Overwharton Parish, VA.  "Edward and Lettie had a son, Benjamin Gill, who is my ancestor. Benjamin's sister was Frances Chapman. I believe the children are named in order of birth in Edward Gill's will. (from B. King)"  Married 2nd Sarah (Robinson?).  "You have him married to Sarah Farley, who was his second wife. He had three children by Sarah. He married her June 24, 1835, in Henry Co., KY(B. King)."  Resided Westmoreland Co., VA 1771 to 1787 or 1789. Edward Gill from John Tuberville, deed to a parcel of land containing by estimation 127 acres in Parish of Cople, Westmoreland Co., VA, known as Beard's Old Field, 17 June 1771. This deed mentions his "now wife" Sarah Gill. Wit: Jean Corbin, Gawin Corbin, David Wandrobe. Wills and Deeds XV 132 (Mrs. Clark p58). Edward Gill witness to deed from John Tuberville to George Gill 15 Apr. 1773, Westmoreland Co., VA (Mrs. Clark p58). Edward Gill tax on 127 acres of land 1782-1789, Westmoreland Co., VA (Mrs. Clark p59). Edward Gill of Westmoreland Co. Tax: 1 white over 21, 1 negro, 3 horses, 10 cattle, 1783-1784. Tax in 1785: 1 white over 21, 1 white over 16, 1 negro Zack, 3 horses, 12 cattle. Tax similar in 1787. (This Edward Gill removed to Lee's station, Mason Co., KY, according to tradition, in 1782; the fact that he continued to pay these personal taxes in Westmoreland Co., VA, until 1787 indicates that he did not leave until 1787) (Mrs. Clark p59). Edward Gill in list of slave owners, Westmoreland Co., VA, 1782, 1 black (Mrs. Clark p59). Removed to Lee's Station, Mason Co., KY c1787-1789. Died 1826 c85 years of age. Edward Gill resident of Floyd Co., KY 1793 (KY Hist. Reg. 1922), Big Sandy Valley (Mrs. Clark p122). Edward Gill buys land from Laban Records & his wife Anne, 100 acres in Mason Co., KY 24 Oct. 1796 Deeds C 466 (Mrs. Clark p122). Edward Gill of Mason Co. KY from Thomas Marshall, same Co., lease 1797, Deeds D 420 (Mrs. Clark p122). Edward Gill from Samuel Handy, same Co., bill of sale, Deeds K 333 (Mrs. Clark p122). Edward Gill of Mason Co., KY, from Thomas Marshall, Deeds K 333 (Mrs. Clark p122). Edward Gill, Sr. to Reuben Gill, same Co., 97 acres of land, 7 Oct. 1816, also signed by Sarah Gill, wife of Edward, Deeds E 360 (Mrs. Clark p122).

Edward Gill of Mason Co., KY, will 29 Aug. 1821 - Jan. 1826, names wife Sarah, gives land he lives on, 100 acres, to son James Gill as he has provided testator and wife in their old age. Names 7 children: Frances Chapman, Benjamin Gill, Reuben Gill, Mary Rankins, Sarah Valentine, James Gill, and Lettice Hardridge. He also names Frances Chapman's children she had by her first husband, John Crabb: Vincent, Edward, & Sally Crabb. Wit: Wm. Gill (& others). Wills F 324 (Mrs. Clark p122).   "Edward's will was probated January Court 1826, so he probably died sometime the latter part of 1825 or the first few days of January of 1826. (B. King)"  Land Grant, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County IN Office; Edward Gill and William Barnes of Mercer County, KY. Granted 160 acres, Certificate Number 6703 Issued April 10, 1829.  Edward Gill later appears in Montgomery Co., IN  Children of Edward Gill listed in will:

  1. Frances Gill mar 1st John Crab, 2nd Henry Chapman of Brown Co., Ohio (Mrs. Clark p123)Children of Frances Gill & John Crabb:
    1. Vincent Crabb
    2. Edward Crabb
    3. Sally Crab
  2. Benjamin Gill married Sarah K. Farley 24 June 1835, Henry Co., KY, James Goshee bond, Burns VS (Mrs. Clark p120).  "Benjamin Gill was born abt 1769, probably in Westmoreland County, VA. According to the 1860 Mortality Schedule of Henry County, Kentucky, he was 90 when he died in 1859 of senility. He was born in Virginia. He married my ancestor, Charity (Baker) (will of David Baker and will of David's wife, Ann (Gentry) mentions grandchildren, John, William, George and Benjamin Gill. Will of Allen Baker, brother to Charity Baker, leaves his estate to his sisters, names Charity, deceased. Since my ancestor, John Gill, was born 9 July, 1798, (gravestone on old Gill farm in Shelby County, KY) Charity and Benjamin married about 1797 in Fayette County, Kentucky. Charity died before June 1835, when Benjamin married Sarah Farley. Benjamin Gill moved to Shelby County, KY about 1826, when he bought land from Mr. Tevis. The deed was wrong and had to be corrected 3rd day of July, 1826 in Shelby Co., KY. (This is the line of B. King)
  3. Reuben Gill b<1795 - d1844. Married: 1st Elizabeth Chapman 30 Apr. 1821 Woodford Co., KY, married 2nd Betty Fishback 26 Dec. 1805 Bracken Co., KY (Mrs. Clark p128), married 3rd ___ Hanson, married 4th Polly Brannon 11 June 1822. One of appraisers of estate of John Fishback, dec'd, of Bracken Co., KY 1810 Wills A 194 (Mrs. Clark p128). Volunteer War of 1812, 4th Reg't, Capt. Armstrong, Col. Wm. Montjoy, Filson Club Pub. "The Battle of the Thames" (Mrs. Clark p128). Reuben from Edward Gill, Sr., 97 acres of land 7 Oct. 1816 Bracken Co. Also signed by Sarah wife of Edward, Deeds E 360 (Mrs. Clark p128). Married Polly Brannon 11 June 1822 Bracken Co., KY by Rev. E. Woodward (Mrs. Clark p128). Deed from John Thompson & wife Jane 21 July 1834 Bracken Co. (Mrs. Clark p128). Reuben Gill of Brooksville, Bracken CO., adm't of John Gill, dec'd settlement of estate, 12 Sept. 1840 (Mrs. Clark p128). Reuben Gill of Brooksville, Bracken Co., KY, will 4 Apr. 1844-April 1844. Names Children: Edward Gill (his children: Alfred, John, Sarah, Nancy); Wm. A.H. Gill; James Milton Gill; son John Gill's heirs (my grandchildren: Wm. Gill, Elizabeth Ginn, Reuben Gill, Matilda Gill, Moses Gill, Mary Ellen Gill); dau. Martha Ann Ware (her children Thomas, Lewis, Martha Ann, Reuben Henry, and John Ware); "my other children:" Sara Peyton, Hanson Gill, Letty Bennett, Wm. A. H. Gill, James Milton Gill. Settlement of heirs with Wm. A.H. Gill ex'r of estate of Reuben Gill, Decd.: Alfred Gill, James M. Gill, Marcus Ware (as guardian), Abner Bennett, Benjamin Ginn (for wife and as guardian), Wm. gill (for self & guardian), Edward Gill. Children of Reuben Gill:
    1. Edward Gill of Mason Co., KY Documented children of Edward Gill of Mason Co., KY
      1. Alfred Gill
      2. John Gill
      3. Sarah Gill
      4. Nancy Gill
    2. Wm. A.H. Gill;
    3. James Milton Gill;
    4. John Gill married Lou Dugan, sister of Abraham Dugan, 20 May 1816 (Mrs. Clark p126). (dec'd by 12 Sept. 1840) Documented children of John Gill & Lou Dougan:
      1. Wm. Gill (is this record of the correct Wm.?) married Elvira Curtis 11 Jan. 1841, Mason co., KY (Mrs. Clark p132).
      2. Elizabeth Gill married Benjamin Ginn
      3. Reuben Gill (the name Reuben occurs in James Gill of Richland Co., SC's family.
      4. Matilda Gill
      5. Moses Gill (Moses is a Maryland Gill name)
      6. Mary Ellen Gill
    5. Martha Ann Gill married Marcus Ware Documented children of Martha Ann Gill married Marcus Ware:
      1. Thomas Ware
      2. Lewis Ware
      3. Martha Ann Ware
      4. Reuben Henry Ware
      5. John Ware
    6. Sara Gill Peyton
    7. Hanson Gill
    8. Letty Gill mar. Samuel Hardy (Hardrige?) 7 Dec. 1800, Mason Co., KY (Mrs. Clark p126);
    9. Alicia Gill married Abner Bennett 20 Mar. 1833 Bracken Co.,KY (Mrs. Clark p121)
    10. Wm. A. H. Gill
    11. James Milton Gill.
  4. Mary Gill b<1774 married Moses Rankins 14 Nov.. 1795 Mason Co., KY (Mrs. Clark p127)
  5. Sarah Gill married Henry Valentine 26 March 1811, Mason Co., KY (Mrs. Clark p130).
  6. James Gill b<1782 - d1833, married Elizabeth Moss, dau. Zealy Mos 20 Sept. 1803 Mason Co., KY (Mrs. Clark p124). James Gill decd. of Mason Co., Inventory of estate Sept. 1833. Among purchasers at sale were Wm. K. Gill, Baldwin B. Gill, W.R. Gill. Wills I 353, Reprt of adm'r, Wm. R. Gill on estate of James Gill 1835 (Mrs. Clark p124).
  7. Lettice Gill married a ___ Hardridge

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