In one variant of the revised list of "Northumberland County, Virginia: Thomas Gill" that an unnamed daughter is attached at the end of the William Gill/Frances Pothyress children. That daughter is shown as married to Thos. Pool. M.G.S. found the following note, which suggests that this daughter is actually Obedience, already in the list of children:

"From p. 232, Abstracts of Granville County, NC, book 5:

Thomas Pool willed $100 to his daughter Elizabeth for schooling. Thomas died on Oct. 4, 1799, and his will was proved in the November term of court that year. He listed his wife as Obedience and children Sarah, William, Burgess, Thomas, and Elizabeth. Later court records indicate that Burgess Poole was appointed guardian for Thomas' minor child Elizabeth in 1806, presumably after Obedience's death. Assuming that a minor child is 17 or younger, Elizabeth would have been born, at earliest, in 1789."

I'm still laboring under the assumption that William & Frances's son Joseph m. Isabella Owen, whose son Thomas is the grandfather of my Thomas Alexander Gill (son of Robert). I've seen 4 different wives listed for that elder Thomas, including Elizabeth Jones, Sarah Dickey, Nancy Burke, and another Nancy, the last listed as mother of Robert and all his siblings. Nothing tells me whether there really are 2 different Nancy's.

Also, is it Pothyress or Poythress? I've seen various names of the latter but not the former.

Please contact M. Gill Smith with information on this family.

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