Pontotoc County, Mississippi is adjacent to the Natchez Trace, an early path from Tennessee down to Natchez, Mississippi.  many Southern families sought refuge in Tennessee during the turbulent times of the revolutionary war, and then returned south after Cornwallis surrendered.  Some of these families, particularly some Gills, may be found along the Natchez Trace, and this may be the reason. Charles Ewing Gill reputedly was born in Tennessee, according to one genealogist.

Charles Ewing Gill

Matilda Caroline Gill who married John H. Barlow

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