Thomas Marion Gill born c1822 SC to Archibald Gill.  Thomas M(arion) Gill (both parents born SC from 1880 census) farmer, Benton Co. 1850 census. Perhaps a brother to Julia?  In St. Clair County, AL in the 1860, ''70, and '80 census.  Thomas died before 1888 when Elizabeth moved to Falls County, TX.   Eliz(abeth Crow) age 29, F, b. AL. Thomas M. Gill married Elizabeth Crow in Atlanta 11 July 1846, daughter of Abner Crow.  Abner Crow in DeKalb Co., GA census in 1840. Contact P. Beesley on this family.

  1. (1) James Alexander Gill born c1847 AL
  2. (2) John Austin Gill, born c1841 AL
  3. (3) Margaret Gill supposedly died shortly after her husband and small child died.
  4. (4) Frances Musidora Gill, "Musidora," married Elija Nunnelly and moved to Falls County,Texas in the 1880's.
  5. (5) George Gill

The elusive Thomas Marion has just gotten more roots! Peggy found a book in the Los Angeles County Library: Early Records of Fishing Creek P resbyterian Church Chester County, South Carolina 1799 - 1859, compiled by Brent H. Holcomb and Elmer O. Parker copyright 1980. The book is divided into three sections: records of session 1700 - 1859, the visitation list of Rev. John Simpson 1774 - 1776, and the cemetery 1762 - 1979. The session records include baptisms, marriages, deaths and removals recorded. The visitation list lists early members in family groups.

Thomas Marion Gill appears on page 41 (lists of baptisms from April 1820 to April 1821) on July 10, 1820 (could be the 16) Thomas Marion is baptized and father listed is Archibald Gill.

page 50 baptisms from April 1824 to April 1825 lists on May 2, 1824 James Williamson baptized and father listed is Archibald Gill.

page 55 baptisms from April 1828 to April 1829 lists on Sep 28, 1829 Mary Agnes and father listed is Archibald Gill.

page 57 baptisms from April 1831 to April 1832 lists on Jan. 22, 1832 Martha Eliz. and father listed is Archibald Gill.

Having found this terrific news, I went to the front of the book and found:

page 6 baptisms in 1799 on Jun 16, 1799 Archibald and father listed is Thomas.

"Communicants admitted in 1800 On Examination. Joseph Neely, Margaret Neely, Robert Neely, Margaret Neely, Benj. Dunlap, Jane Dunlap Thomas Gill, & Agnes Gill = 8 - Wid Knox died -1

Making 53 + 8 -1 = 60 & Baptized 22 infants ovr" (this last word was hard to read)

Now what does this mean to me?

1820 Census Chester County, SC

page 53 Gill, Arch

1830 Census Chester County, SC

page 317 Gill, A

1840 Census DeKalb County, Georgia 530 District

page 43 line 1 Gill, Archibald

page 43 line 17 Crow, Abner

Thomas Marion Gill marries Elizabeth Crow June 11, 1846 in Dekalb County, GA, RE Marriage Certificate.

Thomas M. Gill registers land in at the Register of Land Office at Lebanon, AL January 1, 1859 Certificate 17743.

Benton Co., AL was renamed to Calhoun Co. sometime in the 1850s and contains the city of Anniston, Ft. McClellan and Redstone Arsenal.

1850 Census Benton County, AL 28th Dist.

page 327 Dwelling 1 Family No. 861

Ths. M. Gill Age 28 place of birth SC

page 326 Dwelling 853 and 856 Ferrington Crow (brother of Eliz) and Abner Crow (father of Eliz.)

1860 Census St. Clair, County, AL Ashville Township

page 88 (9) Family No. 84

Thomas M. Gill Age 38 Place of birth SC

1870 Census St. Clair, County AL, Beaver Valley, Sub Division 39,

Precinct 2

page 12 Dwelling 78 Family 78

Gill, Thomas Age 45 Place of birth SC

page 13 Dwelling 86 Family 86

Gill, Thomas Age 44 SC

1880 Census St. Clair County, AL Dist 2 Enum Dist 115 Beat 1 & 2

page 16 Dwelling 158 Family 159

Gill, Thomas Age 53 Place of Birth SC Place of Birth Father & Mother SC

Dwelling 159 Family 160

Nunnelly, Elija

Page 12-13 Dwelling 119 Family 120

Nunnelly, George 26

Margaret (Gill) 24

Thomas 9/12 mos.

Thomas Marion Gill Died in St. Clair County, AL ????????

1840 Benton Co., AL census:

Leonard Gill page 041 1m<5 (Able), 1m 5-10 (?), 1m 50-60, 1f 5-10 (Julia), 2f 15-20 (these two unknown), 1 f 40-50, so Leonard Gill born 1780-1790

1850 Benton Co., AL census (Eastern Alabama, on a line between Birmingham and Atlanta) census (all in the same household and some sexes not specified but most are obvious):

Thomas M(arion) Gill,  born c1822, age 28, b. SC, (both parents born SC from 1880 census) farmer, Benton Co. 1850 census. Perhaps a brother to Julia?  In St. Clair County, AL in the 1860, ''70, and '80 census.  Thomas died before 1888 when Elizabeth moved to Falls County, TX.   Eliz(abeth Crow) age 29, F, b. AL. Thomas M. Gill married Elizabeth Crow in Atlanta 11 July 1846, daughter of Abner Crow.  Abner Crow in DeKalb Co., GA census in 1840.

Contact P. Beesley on this family.

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1850 Census Benton Co., Ala. 28th District

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