Children of Valentine Gill Note that although records are in Barnwell, this family lived in what is today Allendale County, SC.
1. Mary Gill (by Valentine's unknown 1st wife) married Jacob Blizard of Fairfield Dist., SC. Linda Murphy found a file, Film # 0954248-I-923, item 18, page 39, located at the Jonesboro, GA, Family History Center. dealing with the estate of a Josiah G. Allen. "In the file is a receipt from MARY BLIZARD of Fairfield Dist., SC (no date shown) for $32.50 in full for her 1/9th part of lands sold by G. J. TROTTI, late com'r in Equity of Barnwell District, belonging to her deceased father VALENTINE GILL, which lands had been sold to JOSIAH G. ALLEN. The receipt is signed by her attorney-in-fact, JACOB BLIZARD, JR. The original P/A signed by her was executed in Fairfield District, 9 Sept 1841, and is unrecorded and states that MARY (nee GILL) married JACOB BLIZARD, now deceased."
2. John Gill born 1784-94, married Martha (Hannah's deed). On 24 Oct. 1809 Hannah Gill, apparently the wife of old James Gill of Gill's Creek in Richland Co., but could be the wife of his son Thomas, "for the love and affection which I have for John Gill, son of John and Martha Gill of Barnwell, grant unto said childe (sic) all the house and furniture where the said Gills now live. Hannah signed by mark (H), witnessed by Sally Gill and Elizabeth Gill (Barnwell Deed book D, page 476). Sally and Elizabeth were likely Valentine Gills daughter, Sarah, and his wife. This "H" mark is the same as that used by Hannah Gill to sell slaves to a Goodwyn, presumably her kin, and this Hannah the widow of old James Gill. This deed clearly implies a close relationship between Hannah and Valentine's children, and I take it to imply that this John Gill married to Martha was Hannah's grandson, and she was looking after her great-grandchild. It is very clear from the 1820 deed of John and Martha Gill (below) that this John Gill married to Martha was the son of Valentine Gill. This John Gill married to Martha is apparently John Gill "Jr." of the 1810 census, and it may be that he had reached the age of 21 in 1809 (born c1788). John was born c1784-94 from the census, as was John of Barnwell's son, John. John Gill, "Jr." (census page 69) has a stray female over 45, probably Hannah who was probably his grandmother. The 1810 John Gill, Jr. on census page 69 is implied to be the son of Valentine Gill, and John Gill, "Younger" is implied to be the son of John Gill of Barnwell. John and Martha Gill on 9 December 1820 sold to Josiah G. Allen the land "deeded to them by Richard Gill" for $50. Since Barnwell deed books are quite complete, this can be investigated. The only deed preceding this date between Richard and a John Gill is in Book B pages 90 and 82, wherein Richard states "my brother Valentine Gill's three sons by name as follow: John, Valentine, and James, children of Elizabeth Johnson". Hannah made a prior deed referring to John and Martha Gill's son John Gill. The 1820 census shows that John Gill of Barnwell's wife was still alive in the summer, when the census was taken. Valentine Gill's son, John, is known to have married a Martha. The land in question adjoined John Brookers, John Craddock's estate, Parker Savage, and Thomas Riley, being the tract surveyed for George Weekley 7 Sept. 1785 by William Green of 100 acres, and also the other run by Weekly 24 June 1774 containing 200 acres, surveyed by John Barron. Thomas Riley was also a friend and neighbor of old John Gill (WB) of Winton, Barnwell. The above 100 acres of land adjoined that of Miles Goodwyn, Gray, John Craddock, and Stepker(?) Roberts. John and Martha Gill signed by mark(X), they were illiterate. (Mrs. Hicks p27) Deed Book O page 250 John Gill & Martha Gill for $50 paid by Josiah G. Allen sell .. our shares in the undivided estate deeded to us by Richard Gill adjoining John ___, John Cradock Est., Parker Savage, Thomas Riley, ... surveyed for George Weekly 7 Sept. 1785 ... 100 acres ... The other was run 24 June 1774 ... 200 acres ... joyning (sic) above 100 acres & Miles ___, Gray, John Cradock, Robert. Dated 9 Dec. 1820. Both sign by X. wit: P. Creyon, Benj. Coleman. Proved 1 Aug. 1823. Recorded 8 Aug. 1823. One known and one suspected child of John and Martha Gill:
3. James Madison Gill ("Madison") bc1798 died c1873 married Elizabeth born c1801. James Gill vs J.G. Allen, note, A. Patterson atty, 1821, $33.37 (unmarked Barnwell book p132). Daniel Brown versus James Gill, Sum. Pro., decree for defendent, Sat. 9 Nov. 1822 (Barnwell Common Pleas Journal 1822-32, p26). James Gill vs C.G. Menninger, note, Martin & Neoga? Attys, 1828, $31.76 (unmarked Barnwell book p83). James Gill served as a juror 30 Oct. 1837 (Sessions Journal Barnwell Dist. Fall 1828-Spring 1841 page 272). He served as juror again 29 Oct. 1838 (ibid p294), on jury #2, was excused on 30 Oct. 1838 for being unwell (ibid p297), and served again on Mon. 30 March 1840 (ibid p326). 1860 census shows James Gill 62, real estate $11,000, personal estate $19,220. Elizabeth, 59, Henry 18, Thomas T. 13. A Barnwell deed lists the children, pencil marked by someone who has been here long before. Someone, unknown to Dr. Sizemore, has researched this branch of the family in the dim past. In the SCDAH is an "Index to the General Assembly Papers", and on roll 6, James Gill, Sr. of Barnwell is listed on a petition in 1860 (I have not read this petition). Barnwell Probate, James Gill estate Administered by Wm. V. Gill (his son) 1 Feb. 1873 Package 3 Case 192. Children of James Madison Gill
4. Sarah Gill married Josiah G. Allen. Mrs. Hicks states that 8 out of 9 heirs sold their interest in the 340 acres that Valentine Gill owned to Josiah G. Allen. One known daughter Ann Allen married Seth Daniel
5. Louisy (or Lovisy) Gill married Jonathan Weaver (deeded 1820 to Josiah G. Allen.
6. Valentine Gill (Junior) born c1800 married Judy (or Indy) born c1800. Valentine Gill vs Moore & O'Neal, note Patterson atty, 1838, $35.56 decree (unmarked Barnwell CH Book p18). John J. Cates vs Valentine Gill decree for pltff for $64.82 plus interest from 11 March 1840. 2 Apr. 1840 (Barnwell Common Pleas Journal 1832-1841 Vol. IV page 586). In Barnwell County for 1860 census. Known Children of Valentine Gill, Jr.
7. Elizabeth Gill
8. Anna Gill married John Barber. This is the line of David Page.
9. Mary Gill born c1808 (12 when Valentine died <cSept. 1820, married Mark Long. A Mary was also the first born of Valentine, but the Barnwell records are quite explicit on this point. The first Mary was not Elizabeth Johnson's, the second was. The 1850 census shows Mark Long 54 on page 438 with Polly, 50 (or 30?), "and family".
10. Richard Gill born c1810 (10 when Valentine died <cSept. 1820). Richard Gill vs Thos. Enicks, trespass, Bellinger atty, 1834, $13 (unmarked Barnwell CH book p42). 26 Oct. 1835 State vs. Richard Gill: "Charge Stealing Apples" no proceedings instituted by the solicitor, case dismissed (Sessions Journal Barnwell Dist. Fall 1828-Spring 1841 page 210). Apparently in Barnwell County in 1830 and 1840 census, but gone in 1850. Wife in 1830 census born c1810. Children (from the census, no children's names are yet documented.):
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