William Gill is listed in the 1786 Granville Co., NC census, Tara River District, page 1:

William Gill, born 1726-1765 (apparently 1726-32), Granville Co., NC census  1786, Tara River Dist., 2m 21-60,  3wf, 3 black 12-50, 6 black <12 and >50, 14 total  (State Census of N.C. 1784-1787, 2nd Ed. Revised, A.K. Register, Gen. Pub. Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1983, p50).  This William Gill might be the  William Gill who was son of Joseph Gill, Chesterfield Co., VA, but there is a Northumberland Co., VA connection to Granville Co. too.

Adjacent families in the census: Jno. Wms., Geo. Reeves, John Thomason, Jos. Hester, Hy. Nowland, Anthony Lumkin, Groves Howard, John Jones-Taylor, Hermon Goss.

Wm. Gill land grant 648 acres, issued 27 Nov. 1760, 125a issued 6 Feb. 1762 Granville Co. NC. Wm. Gill land grant 200a entered 24 July 1780 issued 21 Oct. 1782 Granville Co., NC. 1783 Wm. Gill of Granville Co., NC sold land to Francis Gill of Chesterfield Co., Va, for £250 specie, 500a on Roan Oak River, Halifax Co., NC, land Wm. Gill bought of Richard Head. 3 Aug. 1783. Wit: Francis Gill, Boling Bolton, Stephen Gill, Joseph Gill, James Gill. Nov. 1783, Halifax Co., NC, Deeds XV, 75. Wm. Gill grand juror 1782, 1785 Granville Co., NC. Wm. Gill, Esq. census 1790 Granville Co., Hillsborough Dist. (Clark 112)(Deeds XV, 75).

Have you come across anyone that is working in the William Gill Family from Granville Co NC.

William Gill 1758 - 1816 moved to Granville Co North Carolina originally was from Mecklenburg Co Virginia. He was in the Rev. War Army Certificate #1097, Lieut. Colonel of Militia & Captain of Horse Militia. Judith Maynard Gill predeceased him in death. The Raleigh N C Register issued of Friday, 20 September 1816 page 3, col 5 reported his death " Col. Wm Gill of Granville County, an old revolutionary officer, died lately. I have court documents that came from the North Carolina Archives that state: Court Session 2- 1819, Col William Gill died 1816, petition : William H Gill, William Davie and wife Anna (William Davey and Nancy M Gill were married 7-8-1818, Thomas Pool Bondman), Frances E Gill, John H. Gill and Charles G Gill by his guardian William H. Gill, and Betsey W Thomas aka Elizabeth W. Gill. 2/21/1854 Isaac Slaughter aquaninted with William H Gill , claimed that William Gill, Colonel and his wife called him their son. I submitted the Gill sons were in Columbia  Co., Ga, probably moved there with William Davie who was from Columbia Ga in some court documents.

Columbia County, GA 1821 tax lists show three Gills all immediately adjacent to each other: William H. Gill, John N. Gill, and Charles C. Gill. All paid poll tax, implying they resided in Columbia County, for 31 1/4 cents.

Columbia Co., GA deeds (I did not abstract these and I assume the middle initial differences are in error.)

Charles G. Gill to John Griffin, Sr. 10 Dec. 1828 rec. 8 Jan. 1829 Y605

Charles Gill to Jacob Harris 9 Mar. 1830 rec. 29 Dec. 1830 Z132

Charles G. Gill to Thos. Harden 17 July 1832 rec. 7 Aug. 1835 Z556

Have heard that Charles G. Gill moved to Madison Tennessee.

Can anyone tell where Col William Gill is buried or anything about his family. Thank you.

Additions as of September 2016:

  • One of the sons of William Gill Jr. Granville County N C was Charles Grandison Gill. Web site of Find A Grave. Charles Grandison Gill Born 1/15/1799 died 1851. Citizens Cemetery Okolona Chickasaw County Mississippi – wife Sue Ewing - son Joseph L Gill 1831-1853. Great picture of tombstone. He was a mason. My proof is Ancestry.com file folder William Gill Granville Co N C year 1816 film strip #1941. I had him listed as Charles C Gill in your web site……..

    Also proof of daughter Betsey W Gill aka Betsey W Thomas film strip #1749 & 1987.

    In these documents it lists the children as:

    1. William H Gill as a son of William Gill Jr. Granville Co N C
    2. Charles Grandison Gill
    3. Frances E Gill (female)
    4. John N Gill
    5. Nancy M Gill aka Anne Davie
    6. Betsey W Gill aka Betsey W Thomas aka Elizabeth Gill

    Barbara Thomas

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