Francis Gill in the 1800 Laurens Co, SC census, is the 4th Great Grandfather of S. Gill Byford.   Directly below is the old posting on the web page. A printed copy of the 1800 SC Census Index did not have the same information. I've (SGB) recently purchased a copy of the microfilm and the data below (the original posting) is correct.

Francis Gill in the 1800 census: 1m 16-26, 1f 16-26

The version below is the same one I found in the printed SC index and also the one on the web page census data. On the 1800 census microfilm Francis Gill (with the above age and family info) is listed on the line above one Richard Stiles(?) who has the same information mistakenly given to Francis in the index. Does this make sense? My microfilm reader doesn't print and I'm short of time until after the first of the year but I can take my microfilm to the library and print out a copy of that page if it will help to make this clearer.

1800 Census Data Roll Page name born m<10 m<16 m<26 m<45 m>45 f<10 f<16 f<26 f<45 f>45 persons of color slaves

22 Jacob Gill <1755 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 1

31 Margaret Gill 1755-74 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0

20 Francis Gill <1755 2 0 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 0


By the way, my  (SGB) latest research leads me to believe that the above Francis Gill had three sons, Jacob ca 1804, Benjamin ca 1811 and James Francis ca 1815. Benjamin married an Elizabeth Blackley (Blakeley) whose guardian was David Stephanson. The marriage took place in June 1831 in Livingston County, Ky. A letter of consent from Elizabeth Gill, mother of Benjamin was "produced". It was signed with an X and witnessed by David Stephanson. Question: If Elizabeth Brown Gill could write a letter to her family back in Laurens Co, SC in 1839, why did she sign the "letter of consent" with an "X"? Hm-m, since she was living in Smith Co, Tn in 1830 (per census) do you suppose a little skullduggery took place here? I'm (SGB) going to get copies of the original documents if possible.

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