Posted by  B. K. HALL <> on Wed, 27 Sep 2000, in response to George Gill, posted by Frank O. Clark on Tue, 12 Sep 2000

Frank, we lucked onto an abstract of the will of Rebecca Gill, who might be our George Gill's mother. Does Rebecca Gill, who was 78 in the 1850 census (and living with A.J. Gill, 36 in the 1850 cen., in Buncombe Co, NC) and A.J. Gill come up in any of your Chester Co., Gills?

Here is what we found: alob, vol. X #4, p. 89-37: "p. 151. 13 oct. 1851. I, Rebecca Gill, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will & testament. I have seen cause to dispose of my property in the following manner, viz: four of my grandchildren Mary E. N. Gill, Lorena Olevia Gill, Rebecca Emoretta Gill & Viloet Erminta Gill to have one bay mare and one year old colt. (No executor named). Wit: G.E.D. Garrison & A. J. Gill signed Rebecca x Gill. Proved in open court by A. J. Gill this Dec. Term 1851 and ordered to be recorded. Certified by R. B. Vance, clk."

Needless to say, we were thrilled to come across this-to confirm our rebecca emoretta's (& her sisters) names, and to tell us george gill's mothers name. Again, thank you for your time and for checking your gill records for us.

I (FOC) am pretty sure this is "Rebekah" Curry, wife of Thomas Gill who appears in Chester Co., SC records.  I have never been able to document this Thomas Gill as kin to the other Gills who lived in Fishing Creek, Chester Co., SC.

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