Capt Samuel James Gill

14 April 1760–14 April 1842 (Age 82)
Haddonfield, Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Samuel James

When Capt Samuel James Gill was born on 14 April 1760, in Haddonfield, Camden, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Gill Sr, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Anne Duncan, was 40. He married Mary Ann Fox in 1795, in Chester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1818 and Greene, Alabama, United States in 1823. He registered for military service in 1839. He died on 14 April 1842, in Clinton, Greene, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Clinton, Greene, Alabama, United States.

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Capt Samuel James Gill
Mary Ann Fox
Marriage: 1795
Robert Gill
George Gill
Nathan J. Gill
John Porter Gill
Martha Huddleston Gill
Rev. Robert James Gill
Nancy J Gill
Elizabeth Porter Gill
Susannah M. Gill

Spouse and Children

Chester, South Carolina, United States


    Robert Gill



    Nathan J. Gill


    John Porter Gill


    Martha Huddleston Gill


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World Events (8)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 16

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1783 · A Free America

Age 23

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William . In theory the name would have a soft initial when derived from the first two of these, and a hard one when from William or from the other possibilities discussed in 2–4 below. However, there has been much confusion over the centuries.2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a ravine or deep glen, Middle English gil(l), Old Norse gil ‘ravine’.3 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille (Scottish), Mac Giolla (Irish), patronymics from an occupational name for a servant or a short form of the various personal names formed by attaching this element to the name of a saint. See McGill . The Old Norse personal name Gilli is probably of this origin, and may lie behind some examples of the name in northern England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Gill, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Capt Samuel James Gill, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel James Gill -

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