Phillip Gill born 1761 was living in Halifax
Co., NC before the death of his father.
Francis Gill of
Chesterfield Co., VA. bought land from William Gill in 1783. (Halifax Co.,
NC, Deed Book 15, Page 72).
Phillip Gill was first mentioned as living in Halifax Co. NC in 1786 (Halifax
Co., NC Tax Lists). He is also present there in the census: Phillip
Gill, born between 1726 and 1765, Halifax Co., NC census 2nd Jan. 1786,
Dist. 16, enumerated by Ptolem Powell, 2m 21-60, 1wf, (State Census
of N.C. 1784-1787, 2nd Ed. Revised, A.K. Register, Gen. Pub. Co.,
Inc. Baltimore, 1983, p67). Adjacent families: Nathan Sikes, James
Prothriss, George Powell, Emanuel Scott, William Powell, Aaron Powell, Moses
Smith, Anna Harris, John Jones, Sr. There were three Gills listed in
this Halifax Co. census (not adjacent), Phillip,
James, and Thomas.
In a Deed dated 9 December 1790 Phillip bought 54 acres from James Adams.
(Halifax Co., NC Deed Book 17, Page 268). Francis Gill's will was presented
in Court in July, 1794, and Phillip and Francis sold their inheritance in
October of the same year. The Deed was dated 13 October 1794. They sold their
500 acres to Francis Totty of Chesterfield Co., VA. The Deed was signed by
Phillip Gill and his wife Amey, and Francis Gill and his wife Patsy. The
Deed was recorded February 1795. (Halifax Co., NC Deed Book 17, Page 726).
Phillip Gill is next found in Lunenburg Co., VA. In a deed dated 20
October 1794, Phillip Gill of Halifax Co., NC bought 150 acres from Sterling
Cooper. This land was partly bounded by the land of Peter Andrews, Phillip
Gill's father-in-law. (Lunenburg Co., VA Deed Book 17, Page 78).
Phillip Gill and his wife Amy were married ca 1785. Their first child
was born in 1786. No marriage record can be found, but the will of
Peter Andrews, who died in Lunenburg Co., VA in 1810, names his daughter
"Amey Gill." Phillip Gill was listed as one of the Executors to the will.
(Lunenburg Co., VA. Will Book 7, Pages 4). Phillip Gill owned the land
purchased from Cooper until he sold it in 1835 to his son, Francis Gill.
(Lunenburg Co., VA Deed Book 30, Page 417). Up until this time Phillip Gill
had been listed on the Lunenburg Co. census reports, but in 1840 there is
a male, age 70-80, living with Phillip Gill (Jr.), Mecklenburg Co. 1840 census.
This age would correspond with Phillip Gill (Sr.). Phillip Sr. evidently
sold his property to son, Francis, and moved in with Phillip Jr. (His wife
must have been dead by this time).
The following birth information was copied from the "Old Gill Reckords
in the Bible of Mrs. Henry Thompson", North View, Virginia, March, 1892:
Philip Gill Born Dec. 13, 1761; Amy (his wife) Born Jan 13, 1759.
Children of this Marriage: Betsy born July 6th 1786, Lucy born April
23d 1788, married an Evans, Sally born Jan. 26, 1789, Stephen born April
23, 1793 married Mary B. ___, Drewry born Jan. 23, 1795, Webster born Sept.
8, 1796, Phillip born Dec. 23, 1798, Amy born Oct. 17, 1802, married Thrower
Freeman October 17, 1826
Note: There was also a son, Francis, mentioned in the will of Phillip Gill.
He first appeared on the Lunenburg Co., VA personal property tax list in
1822. He must have been the next to the youngest child. Philip Gill
married Eliza December 22nd 1826, Eliza Ann Gill the wife of Philip Gill
died lst of February 1827, and he married next Nancy W. Simmons March
20th 1830. Philip Gill died July 11, 1850. Note: The Marriage
Records of Mecklenburg Co., VA. show a marriage between Phillip Gill and
Mary Ballard, 4 Feb 1817. Phillip Jr. would have needed parental consent,
and none is listed. I suspect that Amy Gill had already died, and Phillip
Sr. remarried. The Will of Phillip Gill can be found in Mecklenburg
Co., VA., Will Book 17, Page 180. His will names: l. Daughter, Lucy
Evans; 2. Daughter-in-law, Mary B. Gill (wife of his son Stephen, deceased);
3. Son, Drury Gill; 4. Son, Phillip Gill; 5. Son, Francis Gill; 6. Daughter,
Executors: Sons, Drury and Phillip Gill. Dated: 23rd August 1849
Probated: Sept. Court 1850. Children (duplicate of above):
The line of Phillip Gill Jr. will continue, but the following is
information about some of his other children:
l. Elizabeth "Betsy" Gill married John Stewart
2 June 1816, Lunenburg Co., VA. Marriage Records.
2. Lucy Gill married (1) Benjamin Thompson 10
Dec 1813, Lunenburg Co.; (2) J. Daniel Evans 1 Dec 1830, Lunenburg Co.
3. Sally Gill. No further record. Could have
4. Stephen Gill married Mary B.___. No marriage
5. Drury Gill married (1)
Sinthea Perkins 22 Nov 1830, Warren Co., NC; (2) Eliza B. Felts 30 Sept 1860,
Warren Co., NC.
6. Webster Gill. No marriage records found.
He may have moved west to Tennessee with Thrower Freeman and his wife Amy
7. Phillip Gill, Jr. born 23 Dec 1798, in Lunenburg
Co., VA. There are two marriages on record: (l) Phillip Gill, Jr. married
first Eliza A. Graham, 22 Dec 1825. (This date differs from the Bible records.
Bible states 1826. A letter from Mrs. Grace T. Marshall, Deputy Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Lunenburg Co., VA, dated Feb 18, 1975, gives the 1825
date, and states that it is recorded in Will Book 8, Page 544. I have not
personally checked this source). (2) Phillip Gill married second Nancy
Watkins (Ogburn) Simmons, 20 March 1830. Nancy Simmons was the widow of William
B. Simmons, and the daughter of Rev. Charles Ogburn and Angelina (Clark)
Peete, widow of William Peete of Northampton Co., N.C. Phillip Jr.
died 21 April, 1868 at his residence in Mecklenburg Co., VA. (from a copy
of his obituary). His obituary mentions that he leaves a son and a daughter,
but no names are listed. From the 1850 census report of Mecklenburg
Co., VA., #551, the following is found: Philip Gill - age 57 - Male
- Farmer; Nancy W. Gill - age 50 - Female; Amy Andrews - age
38 - Female; Samuel F. Gill - age 19 - Male; Flournoy J. Gill
- age 15 - Female. Samuel F. Gill and Flournoy J. Gill were his children.
From the research of Katherine Elliott, we learn that land which belonged
to Phillip Gill was divided between Charles W. Ogburn, husband of Flournoy
Gill Ogburn, and Samuel Gill. (From the Survey Book of Paschal Waddill).
(The line of Samuel F. Gill will follow). Flournoy Jane "Dink" Gill
was born 18 Feb 1834 in Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Two Children of Phillip Gill Samuel F. Gill and Flournoy J. Gill :
Samuel Francis Gill Samuel Francis Gill was
born 2 Nov 1831 in Mecklenburg Co., VA. (Bible records). He married Emily
W. Arnold 13 Dec 1853 (date of Marriage Bond, Warren Co., NC). She was the
daughter of Joseph D. Arnold and Martha W. Harper. Arnold - Gill Bible.
The following record is part of the information contained in an account book,
which in 1957, was in possession of Mrs. Nell Edmondson of Baskerville, VA.
The complete records are published in "The Virginia Genealogist", Vol. 25,
1981. Samuel F. Gill was born Nov. 2, 1831. Emily W. Gill, nee
Arnold, born July 30, 1834 (tombstone says July 29). Births of children
born to them: married Dec 15, 1853 (The handwriting of the births changes
with this entry of Samuel F. Gill): 1. Rosella A. Gill born Feb. 3, 1855
(other source has Rosalia), 2. Wm. F. Gill born April l, 1857, 3. Martha
V. Gill born Sept. 6, 1859, 4. Joseph P. Gill born Aug. 18, 1862, 5. Charles
H. Gill born May 22, 1865, 6. Samuel P. Gill born Dec. 29, 1867, 7. Edwin
Arnold Gill born June 22, 1870, 8. Mary E. Gill born March 6, 1873, 9. James
R. Gill born Jan. 24, 1874 (Family Bible of James R. Gill says b.d. 1876).
Samuel Francis Gill died 19 November 1910. He and his wife are both
buried at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery, near Union Level and South Hill,
VA., Mecklenburg Co. His obituary found in the "Times - Dispatch" Richmond,
VA, 20 Nov 1910, mentions that he is survived "by the following children:
Mrs. J.W. Mathews of Brunswick county; Mrs. R.L. Thomas of Lunenburg county;
J.T. Gill of Bedford county; W.F., C.H., E.C., S.D., J.R., and Miss Martha
V. Gill, of Mecklenburg county." (Some of these initials differ slightly
from other records). The obituary also gives us the information that Samuel
Francis Gill was a soldier of the Confederacy. (Confederate records show
that he enlisted 11 Oct 1864 in Mecklenburg Co. He was a private, Co. H.,
14 Virginia Inf'y). Additional information about the children of Samuel
Francis Gill and Emily W. Arnold, from the research of Katherine Elliott.
l. Rosalia Ann Gill born Feb. 3, 1855
(other source has Rosalia) m. James William Matthews, 16 Dec 1874. She died
9 Nov 1940. They were the parents of eleven children, all born in Brunswick
2. William Francis "Buck" Gill born April
l, 1857m. Lola Otelia Simmons 20 Dec 1882. He died 20 June 1947. They were
the parents of seven children.
3. Martha V. "Pattie" Gill born Sept. 6, 1859,
died 19 January 1915.
4. Joseph Phillip Gill born Aug. 18,
1862 married (l) Courtney A. Gayle 4 Feb 1886; they had one child. He
married (2) Nannie Williamson, 18 Mar 1890. He died 19 June 1912.
5. Charles Herman Gill born May 22, 1865m.
Margaret Burney "Maggie" Gayle 20 Dec 1899. He died 9 May 1926. They had
6. Samuel Drury (P?) Gill born Dec. 29,
1867 m. Martha "Mattie" Louise Land 20 Dec 1899. He died 5 Feb 1936.
They had six children.
7. Edwin Arnold Gill born June 22, 1870 m.
Annie White Thomas 19 Dec 1905. He died 18 June 1935. They had five children.
8. Mary Emily "May" Gill born March 6,
1873m. Lee Richard Thomas 21 Dec 1893. She died 23 Jan 1958. They had
one child, (girl), who died at birth.
9. James Richard Gill Jan. 24, 1874 (Family
Bible of James R. Gill says b.d. 1876). Almost everywhere you look for an
exact birthdate for this man, you find something different, but January,
1876 seems to be fairly accurate. He was born in Mecklenburg Co., VA. He
married 24 December 1902, Mecklenburg Co. to Katherine Estell Warren. She
was the daughter of Wesley Wilkins Warren and Ellen Jane Smithson. James
Richard Gill died 28 Sept. 1950 in Granville Co., N.C. He and his wife are
buried at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, South Hill, VA., Mecklenburg
Co. Children of James Richard Gill and Katherine Estell Warren:
l. Samuel Wesley Gill, b. 14 Nov 1903; d. l
Mar 1974. Married Nancy Lucille Mallette 12 Nov 1922.
2. James Bernard "Doc" Gill, b. 21 Mar 1909;
d. 11 Apr 1974. Married Jane Dudley Blalock 20 May 1941.
3. Mary Ellen "Mae" Gill, b. 16 Aug 1912; d.
6 Dec 1995. Married Rufus Harry Mewborn 11 Sept. 1931.
4. Clarence Hall "Buddy" Gill, b. 8 May 1914;
d. 4 Jan 1968. Married Bess Johnson Webb 22 Feb 1947.
Flournoy Jane Gill (female) Flournoy Jane "Dink"
Gill was born 18 Feb 1834 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, married Charles Wesley
Ogburn in Warren County, N.C. 13 Dec 1853. Flournoy and Charles had the following
l. John Ogburn, married Ida Gee.
2. Lina Ogburn, married Thos. D. Elam, 31 Oct 1877, Mecklenburg Co.
3. Florence Ogburn
4. Mosby Ogburn, died young
5. Ashby Ogburn. Married (l) Harriett Jones Petty. They were the parents
of nine daughters. Married (2) Elizabeth Richardson Gascoyne. They had one
8. Francis Gill married Nancy Allen Andrews
17 Oct 1836, Lunenburg Co. He died by 10 June 1844 when his will was probated.
9. Amy Gill married Thrower Freeman 17 Oct 1826,
Lunenburg Co., VA. This family moved to Tennessee.
Note: This information was part of the research done by Katherine Elliott,
researcher and author.
Note: The information on Flournoy Gill from Katherine Elliott. From
"History of Methodism and Pleasant Grove Methodist Church" (located near
South Hill, VA., Mecklenburg Co.), we learn that Phillip Gill was a member
of the Methodist Church. The first authentic record of membership dates from
1863, and includes ten members. Phillip Gill and Flournoy Ogburn are among
the ten listed members.
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