Gill Family

The GILL family was originally from Georgia. They arrived first to Bradley County, Arkansas in the early 1880's and then settled in Dallas County by the 1900's. Most settled in and around Liberty Township, Dallas County and were buried in Liberty Cemetery, near Fordyce, Arkansas. The descendants of Henry Gill extends for over five generations in Dallas County, I have only included the first three generations here.

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First Generation
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1. Henry Albert GILL. Henry was born in Georgia in 1811.

Henry married Martha RESPESS. Martha was born in Georgia in 1820.

They had the following children:
2 i. George Albert (1861-1910)
3 ii. James Madison (-<1900)

 

Second Generation
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Family of Henry Albert GILL (1) & Martha RESPESS

2. George Albert GILL (Henry Albert1). George was born in Arkansas on 5 Sep 1861. George died on 20 Mar 1910; he was 48. George was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

In Nov 1881 George married Martha Ann Jane COCHRAN, daughter of William L. COCHRAN & Delilah F. SIMPSON (12 Mar 1841-3 June 1891), in Bradley County, Arkansas. Martha was born in Arkansas on 9 August 1863. Martha died on 14 Nov 1914; she was 51. Martha was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
4 i. Dotia Fair (1883-1947)
5 ii. Austin A. (Died as Child) (1885-1895)
6 iii. William “Lee” (1887-1940)
7 iv. Wesley (1889-)
8 v. Ethel N. (1890-1979)
9 vi. J. Erwin (1891-)
10 vii. Infant (Died as Infant) (1894-1894)
11 viii. Perline “Pearl” (1895-)
12 ix. Bertha (1897-)
13 x. Meece D. (1899-1990)
14 xi. Edgar H. (1901-1990)
15 xii. Alta (1905-)
16 xiii. Mattie Marie (1907-)

3. James Madison GILL (Henry Albert1). James died before June 1900.

On 13 August 1882 James married Mary E. SCARBOROUGH, daughter of Joseph B. SCARBOROUGH (8 Mar 1833-25 Oct 1889) & Mary UNKNOWN, in Bradley County, Arkansas. Mary was born in Arkansas in Sep 1862. Mary died in 1928. Mary was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
17 i. Oliver J. (1887-1912)
18 ii. Alma (1889-)
19 iii. James W. “Boss” (1891-1961)

 

Third Generation
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Family of George Albert GILL (2) & Martha Ann Jane COCHRAN

4. Dotia Fair GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Dotia was born in Dallas County, Arkansas, on 3 June 1883. Dotia died in New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 12 Oct 1947; she was 64. Dotia was buried in Bucksnort Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

On 24 Dec 1903 when Dotia was 20, she married Henry Bailor GREEN, son of Jonathan Baler “John” GREEN (8 DEC 1860/1861-18 Dec 1926) & Florence R. Della GRESHAM (27 Nov 1863-27 Oct 1933), in Dallas County, Arkansas. Henry was born in Dallas County, Arkansas, on 14 June 1883. Henry died in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, on 29 May 1952; he was 68. Henry was buried in Bucksnort Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
i. George Baler (1904-1981)
ii. Alma (1905-1991)
iii. Delma M. (1909-1981)
iv. G. (1912-)
v. Florence J. (1913-1915)
vi. Bernard Samuel (1916-1993)
vii. Henry Gilbert (1918-1981)
viii. Betty Jo (1927-)
ix. Eva
x. Jack H.

5. Austin A. GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Austin was born on 30 May 1885. Austin died on 8 Oct 1895; he was 10. Austin was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

No Children.

6. William “Lee” GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Lee was born in Arkansas on 22 February 1887. Lee died on 10 Mar 1940; he was 53. Lee was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

On 8 Sep 1907 when Lee was 20, he married Winnie WOOD, daughter of James Lewis WOOD (13 May 1867-25 Jan 1952) & Martha Bledsoe GREEN (2 June 1868-18 February 1948), in Dallas County, Arkansas. Winnie was born in Arkansas on 3 Apr 1888. Winnie died on 22 May 1966; she was 78. Winnie was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
i. Doyle Larkin (1908-1980)
ii. George (1912-)
iii. Elbert (1913-)
iv. Pauline (Died as Child) (1914-1916)
v. Infant (Died as Infant) (1925-1925)
vi. Ralph
vii. Martha Lorene
viii. Woody

7. Wesley GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Wesley was born in Arkansas in August 1889.

8. Ethel N. GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Ethel was born in Arkansas on 24 Apr 1890. Ethel died on 3 Jan 1979; she was 88. Ethel was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

On 24 Dec 1910 when Ethel was 20, she married Martin Lewis MEECE, in Dallas County, Arkansas. Martin was born on 26 Jan 1876. Martin died on 18 Mar 1929; he was 53. Martin was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
i. George A. (1915-1944)
ii. Infant (Died as Infant) (1925-1925)

9. J. Erwin GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Erwin was born in Arkansas in Mar 1891.


Erwin & Maggie (Spears) Gill


On 8 Oct 1916 Erwin married Maggie A. SPEARS, daughter of Benjamin F. SPEER (1848-) & Mary E. WOOD (1855-), in Dallas County, Arkansas. Maggie was born in Arkansas in 1898.


They had the following children:
i. Sally “Odella” (1919-)
ii. William J. (1919-)
iii. Loretta (1922-)
iv. Jane Elizabeth (1924-)
v. Gladys M. (1926-)
vi. George Alvin (1927-)

On 30 July 1938 Erwin married Idella O’MARY, in Dallas County, Arkansas. Idella was born in 1908.

10. Infant GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Infant was born on 20 June 1894. Infant died on 10 Dec 1894; he was <1. Infant was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

No Children.

11. Perline “Pearl” GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Pearl was born in Arkansas in Oct 1895.

12. Bertha GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Bertha was born in Arkansas in Dec 1897.

On 5 August 1917 Bertha married J. E. HEARNE, in Dallas County, Arkansas. J. E. was born in 1893.

13. Meece D. GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Meece was born in Arkansas on 4 Sep 1899. Meece died on 30 Jan 1990; she was 90. Meece was buried in McDonald Cemetery, Dallas County, Arkansas.

Meece married Roland D. WILLIAMS. Roland was born in Arkansas on 1 May 1898. Roland died on 8 Apr 1993; he was 94. Roland was buried in McDonald Cemetery, Dallas County, Arkansas.

14. Edgar H. GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Edgar was born in Arkansas on 24 August 1901. Edgar died on 5 Oct 1990; he was 89. Edgar was buried in Stoney Point Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

On 29 Oct 1922 when Edgar was 21, he married Versa W. WOOD, in Dallas County, Arkansas. Versa was born on 23 May 1904. Versa died on 31 August 1982; she was 78. Versa was buried in Stoney Point Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
i. Ruby E. (1923-)
ii. Paul A. (1925-)
iii. Fred Davis (1927-)
iv. Roy Warren (Died as Child) (1928-1932)

15. Alta GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Alta was born in Arkansas in 1905.

16. Mattie Marie GILL (George Albert2, Henry Albert1). Mattie was born in Arkansas in 1907.

Family of James Madison GILL (3) & Mary E. SCARBOROUGH

17. Oliver J. GILL (James Madison2, Henry Albert1). Oliver was born in Arkansas on 25 Feb 1887. Oliver died on 17 August 1912; he was 25. Oliver was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

On 26 Dec 1907 when Oliver was 20, he married Emily Eula “Peg” WOOD, daughter of James Lewis WOOD (13 May 1867-25 Jan 1952) & Martha Bledsoe GREEN (2 June 1868-18 February 1948), in Dallas County, Arkansas. Peg was born in Dallas County, Arkansas, on 16 Nov 1890. Peg died in Houston, Harris County, Texas, on 28 June 1967; she was 76. Peg was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
i. Jeff (1909-<2003)
ii. Oliver “Jack” (1913-<2003)

18. Alma GILL (James Madison2, Henry Albert1). Alma was born in Arkansas in Dec 1889.

On 2 Apr 1913 Alma married Cleveland HOUSE, in Dallas County, Arkansas. Cleveland was born in Arkansas in 1891.

They had the following children:
i. Woodroe (1915-)
ii. Cullen (1917-)
iii. Godfrey (1918-)

19. James W. “Boss” GILL (James Madison2, Henry Albert1). Boss was born in Arkansas on 24 Dec 1891. Boss died on 10 Jan 1961; he was 69. Boss was buried in Stoney Point Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

On 21 Jan 1922 when Boss was 30, he married Essie B. BARNES, in Dallas County, Arkansas. Essie was born in Arkansas on 13 Jan 1900. Essie died on 19 May 1969; she was 69. Essie was buried in Stoney Point Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
i. Geraldine (1924-)
ii. Edward O. (1925-)
iii. Maurice (1928-)
iv. (Living) 

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