Rankin County, Mississippi

Rankin County, Mississippi is close to modern day Jackson, and is adjacent to the Natchez Trace. Therefore, these Gills could have come down the old Nachez Trace.

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The publication "Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770-1823" shows that passports through the Creek Nation were requested and issued for:

1809-Passport issued to Richard Gill from S.C.

January 28, 1811, passports were issued to: (All from Bulloch County, Ga.).

1813 Marion Co., Territorial census shows:

  1. James Gill, 1 M >21 6 M <21, 1 F >21, 4 F < 21.

  2. Thomas Gill 1 M>21

  3. Robert Gill 1M>21.

Thomas Gill's Children:

  1. Daughter #1 of Thomas Gill b: 1794/1804

  2. Son #1 of Thomas Gill b: {1804/1810} =  David Gill b: 30 MAR 1808 in Georgia

  3. Son#2 James Gill b: 1809 in Georgia

  4. Son #3 unknown born c1810 in Georgia

  5. Son #4 Simeon Gill b: ABT 1815 in Mississippi

  6. Son #5 John Gill b: ABT 1815 in Mississippi

  7. Daughter #2 of Thomas Gill b: 1810/1820

  8. Daughter #3 of Thomas Gill b: 1810/1820

  9. Son #6 Daniel James Gill b: 1820/1821 in Mississippi

  10. Son #7 Henry Gill b: 1822 in Mississippi

  11. Son #8 of Thomas Gill b: 1825/1830

  12. Son #9 (William Gill) b: 1830 in Mississippi

I believe David to be Son #1, James to be Son #2 and Son #3 is UNK. The 1811 passports show Thomas, his wife and 5 children. The 1820 Marion Co. census shows children; 1 female 16-26 and 2 females < 10, meaning on the passports 1 female would be 7-17 and 2 females < 2. Assuming that is true, it would mean the other two were males < 5. These would be David, born in 1808 because the 1850 Newton Co. census shows his age as 42 and the 1860 Saline Co., AR census shows his age as 52, and James, born in 1809, shows on the 1850 Rankin Co. census as aged 41. Therefore, Son #3 would have been born in 1810 since the 1820 census shows 3 males 10-16; David would have been 12, James would have been 11 and Son # 3 would have been 10, all born in GA.

(*)=indicates individual listed on census.

1820 Mississippi Census-Marion Co.(*)

This census shows Thomas with 8 children since the 1811 passport

Thomas 2m <10, 3m 10-16, 1m > 45, 2f <10, 1f 16-26, 1f 26-45.

Thomas Gill, white male; > 45; born < 1775

1825 Marion Co. The tax list of 1825 shows James Gill Sr. and Jr.

1830 Mississippi Census-Rankin Co., MS(*)

Thomas, 1m <5, 3m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 20-30, 1m 50-60, 1f 15-20, 1f 40-50

Thomas Gill, white male; 50-60; born 1770-1775 (2 oldest sons and 2 oldest daughters had left household)

1840 Mississippi Census-Rankin Co., MS(*)

Thomas, 1 m 60-70, 2 m 15-20, 1 m 10-15, 1 f 50-60.

Thomas Gill, 50-60; born 1770-1780

Mississippi Census, 1805-90

1840 GILL THOMAS Rankin County MS 13 1840 Federal Census Index

1840 GILL THOMAS Rankin County MS 193 No Township Listed 1840 Federal Census Index

1841 GILL THOMAS Rankin County MS No Township Listed MS 1841 State Census Index

1845 GILL THOMAS Rankin County MS 007 No Township Listed MS 1845 State Census Index

1850 Mississippi Census

Thomas apparently died between 1845 and 1850-was listed on 1845 State census for Rankin Co.

Wife apparently died between 1840-1850

1860 Mississippi Census

Correct transcription of 1850 Rankin Co. census:

Name/Age/Sex/Color/Occupation/Value-Real Estate/Place of Birth/

Page 216A

Dwelling # 163/Family 163

#164/#164

#165/#165

Page 240A

#519/519

1850 Newton Co. census:

Page 176B

#311/#311

Page 177A/#318/#318

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