(numbers are generation numbers)

1. David Gill "of Mattapony Neck", Va. <1648- d>1717. no wife's name mentioned. He apparently lived on a "Mattaponi Neck" in Northumberland Co. adjacent a Mattaponi Creek both of which may have now been renamed. He could have been the David Gill who was transported to Maryland in 1674 (Book 18 p137 Maryland Land Patent Book, listed in "Early Settlers of Maryland" by G. Skordas, 1968 p182), or he could have been a son of Stephen Gill of York Co., VA <1615-1653,"Chirurgeon" m. widow Ann Topin. One documented son, (2) James Gill (who appears to be the James Gill in Richland Co., SC).

There are at least three fairly strong possibilities for the father of James Gill.  All that is documented is that he was "from Virginia." (1) He probably is the James Gill born to David Gill, above. (2) However, he could be a son of the Peter Gill b<1710?-d1749 in Chesterfield Co., VA who died intestate.  (3) He could also be of some other line that we have not yet fathomed, perhaps from a "burned county."

2. James Gill, Gill Ck., Richland Co., SC 1712-<1784 m. Hannah Goodwyn?.   James is documented as from Virginia when he applied for his first SC land grant in 1748.  A James Gill was baptized in VA who was the son of David Gill of Mattapony Neck.  He may also be from Chesterfield Co., VA.  James Gill removed from Virginia to Richland Co., SC on the Congaree River c1748. Four documented sons: (3) Thomas Gill (SC), (3) John Gill (SC), (3) Valentine Gill (AllendaleCo.), (3) Richard Gill (Allendale Co., Clarke Co., AL).

3. Thomas Gill "of the Congarees, SC" born c1732 (range 1731-1744)- died (1784-6) m. Hannah. Born VA. (supposedly), first born son of James Gill (his brother, John Gill, may have been his twin).  One documented son, (4) John Gill.  Thomas was in the area, and may have been the father of the Laurens Co. Gill Loyalists.

4. John Gill lived in the same place, but in what was called first Orangeburgh Co., then Winton District, subsequently Barnwell County, and now Allendale County, SC. Born c1759 (range 1755-65)- died in 1822, signed revolutionary war indents by mark, then by letters, finally signing his name late in life (m. Ann, Elizabeth). Two extant landplats, 1, 2. Two documented sons, (5) Thomas Gill, (5) John Neilson Gill (illegitimate).

5. Thomas Gill c1780-(1838-40) m. Mary Wilson. Born in Allendale, SC, GA, or FL. Land Plat mosaic from plats in Barnwell C.H. Plat books. Three documented sons: (6) James W. Gill, (6) William T. or F. Gill, (6) Allen Jerry Gill.

6. Allen Jerry Gill born 1827 in FL? - died 1904 in FL m. Martha Jane Edenfield in Hampton Co., SC, and lived in Hampton Co., SC. 12 children: (7) Mary Ann Gill, (7) William LeRoy Gill, (7) Miles ReDacy Gill, M.D., (7) Sarah Rebecca Gill, (7) Thomas Bethel Gill, (7) Caroline Elizabeth Gill, (7) Alice Jane Gill, (7) Martha Jane Gill, (7) Allen Jerry Gill, (7) Joseph Turner Gill, (7) Robert Fulton Gill, (7) Homer Edward Gill.  Frank O. Clark was told by two different branches of the family c1960 that Allen Jerry Gill "had an Indian grandmother."  I have not been able to document this connection. 

7. William LeRoy Gill 1853-1908 m. Ellen Cathren Goethe, SC. 9 children: (8) William Washington Gill, (8) Minnie Maud Gill,(8) James Edward Gill, (8) Ida Lee Gill, (8) Rosa Cornelia Gill, (8) Paul Dargen Gill, (8) Julia May Gill , (8) Ben Tillman Gill, (8) Bryan Evans Gill

8. Julia May Gill 1890-1984 m. David Thomas Peebles. Julia was born in Jasper Co., S.C., died in Augusta, GA.

For further information on this family, please contact "Dr. Frank O. Clark"

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