Disparage not those Loyalist ancestors that you find. Read in detail all that I have put on the SC in the Revolution web page, and you may gain a different perspective on people of this persuasion. This was not a simple issue at the time.

  1. Davies Gill, p521, rank refugee from 96, Savannah & recommended by Col. Campbell & Col. Pearson
  2. Deas Gill, p11, Capt. Murphy, Savannah 1 Dec. 1779 (Adam Sigler also in this group)
  3. James Gill, p316, pay record, Col. Thos. Pearson's Regt., Little River Militia, 96 Brigade Aug.-Oct. 1782, enlisted 3 Nov. 1779.
  4. James Gill, p318, Col. Thos. Pearson's Regt., Little River Militia, 96 Brigade, Charleston 1782.
  5. John Gill p3, (James Wilson in this company too) enlisted 12 Mar. 1781, #25 private, Lt. Innes' SC Royalists, Camden.
  6. John Gill p5, (James Wilson also) Lt. Col. Innes, 24 Oct. 1781, Quarter House, SC.
  7. Robert Gill p11, Murphy Co., Savannah, 1 Dec. 1779, enlisted 3 Nov. 1779
  8. Robert Gill p316, Col. Thos. Pearson's Regt., Little River Militia, 96 Brigade, Aug.-Oct. 1782
  9. Robert Gill p318, Charleston, Aug.-Dec. 1782
  10. Robert Gill p521, rank refugee from 96, Savannah & recommended by Col. Campbell & Col. Pearson
  11. Thomas Gill p369, drummer, Capt. Neill McArthur, Royal NC Regt., St. Augustine, Apr.-June 1783
  12. Thomas Gill p408, Vacant Company, formerly Royal NC Regt., St. Arbuthnot.  Apr.-Jun 1782

I think most of the above are records of children of my Thomas Gill born c1730.

Lt. Col. Innes' SC Loyalists have some interesting names: James Bassett (Quarter House, SC 24 April 1782), Thomas Rhodes (ibid), John Gill and James Wilson.  These family names all appear together in Allendale Co., SC.  They do not appear in the Royalist brigade from that area, however, that of Capt. Levi Youmans, who was so hated that he reputedly fled to British possessions in the Caribbean after the war.  Some of these families are documented to have come from Richland Co. (now Columbia).  I believe the "Quarter House" reference above was a troop barracks in or near Charleston.  Does anyone know for sure?

Source: Loyalists in the Southern Campaign, by Murtie June Clark (none of us Clarks are related, amazing!), 1981, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, and page numbers are for that reference.

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Sorrows were many. (Haiku)

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