From: (and thanks to!) M.
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 11:26 PM
Subject: Thomas A. Gill, etc.
|1850 Bastrop County, Texas Census|
|Gill, R.R. 41 M Farmer TN [born abt. 1809]|
|Gill, S.M. 31 F TN |
|Gill, N. 16 F TN |
|Gill, L. 14 F TN |
|Gill, Thomas A. 12 M TN |
|Gill, E.A. 10 F TN |
|Gill, J. 8 M TN |
|Gill, R. 6 M TN |
|Gill, P. 4 M MS |
|Gill, A. 2 M MS |
Note how this coincides with 1860 data below. While it appears to be the same children, the adults have changed. Perhaps the mother had died; the father's information needs further research. Maybe a relative took on the whole family. Thomas, Joseph, robbert(?) and Peter are the right age and gender. Possibly the "A" in 1850 was really a badly written "H" because that birthplace matches. The girls would have been old enough to have married and left by then.
|1860 Bastrop Co Texas Census|
|Robert L. Gill 49 m w Sheriff 2,000 700 Texas|
|Lollie, M 43 f Texas|
|Thomas A. 21 M Butcher Texas|
|Joseph 17 M Texas|
|robbert 16 M Texas|
|Peter 14 M Texas|
|Hall 12 M Miss|
|Mary 8 F Texas|
|James 7 m Texas|
Fairview cemetery in Bastrop (listed alphabetically) has two families, P.J. and Mary Abby Gill, and Robert L. and Mary Jane Davis Gill, both men the right ages to have been the males in the census lists.
|Gill, Angel Baby none none Inf of Robert L & Mary J Davis Gill|
|Gill, Harriet W 1948 1989|
|Gill, Mary Abby 12/27/1855 10/1/1897 Mother of PJ Gill*|
|Gill, Mary Jane 1848 1940|
|Gill, P.J. 10/17/1846 9/23/1898 Father. Husb of Mary Abby. Civil war vet|
|Gill, Robert 1844 1918|
|Gill, Walton T 1882 1928|
|*Mary Abby must be "Mother. Wife of PJ Gill", not as written.|
Thomas A. Gill was one of Terry's Texas Rangers and is listed as "one of the best soldiers" in the roster. However, he never fully regained his health after the long depravity his regiment suffered in stalking the movements of Sherman during the Civil War. (Distinguish this Thomas A. Gill from the one of almost the same age, "Thomas A. Gill born 14 Feb 1837 in Green County AL, died 15 Nov 1916 Coleman County, TX".)
Thomas Alexander Gill married Anna Elizabeth Douglass in 1866 in Bastrop, TX. Their first child, Joseph W.A. Gill, was born in Bastrop, TX in 1867. The family then moved to Stockton, CA. Baby Joseph fell out of the wagon on the way out, and they had to turn around and go back to find him on the trail. The remainder of their children were born in Stockton, CA. With the exception of twin girls who died in infancy, they all settled and raised their families in California.
Gill, Thomas Alexander, Sr. (1 Oct 1838 - 24 Dec 1902) married 25 Oct 1866 to Anna Elizabeth Douglass (27 Feb 1846 - 26 Nov 1928)
The Douglass side of this family is from well established lines recorded in early Virginia, removed to North Carolina and Sumner Co., Tennessee. They are well documented, including this marriage on p. 129 in "History and Genealogies of the Families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh and Brown" [and some Clarks!] as well as numerous other area documents. A number of them in our direct line can be traced to very early English, Irish & Scots royalty. The name Khleber which was carried down through this Gill lineage came from one of the Miller males who named a son after his fascination for "a great general in Napoleon Bonaparte's army, who he admired very much. He was a German, educated at Munich, and joined Napoleon in Egypt."
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