Gill Lineage


William Thomas Gill, Sr. (b. 1830, d. 1873)
records in Long County, GA--Irish immigrant; buried in McIntosh (formerly Liberty) County, GA.
m. Sarah Safronia Caldwell (b. 1843, d. 1918)
was living with her son, William Thomas Gill, Jr., in the 1910 Pierce County Census; buried in Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
Children:  Robert Alexander Gill (b. 1859, m. 11-9-1879, d. 1931) - m. Gennetter V. Prescott (b. 1866, d. 1937)
                  Ellen (Elender) Josephine Gill Wasdin (b. 1861, m. 1-2-1879, d. 1943) - Hiram D. Wasdin (b. 1857, d. 1945)
                  William Thomas Gill, Jr. (b. 1-13-1864, m. 11-11-1887, d. 1940)
                                m.1) Sarah Cason 2) Serena E. Johns
                  Elizabeth Matilda Gill Knowles (b. 6-20-1867, d. 1-25-1946)
                                m. John J. Knowles
                  James Gill (b. 1870, d. 1878) – accidentally killed
                  Mary Latitia (Lou) Gill Thomas (b. 1874, m. 9-12-1889, d. 1936) - m. Isaac Henry Thomas
 

William Thomas Gill, Jr. (b. 1-13-1864, m. 11-17-1887, d. 9-3-1946)
born in Ludowici, GA; buried in New Home Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County, GA, where his church membership was recorded.  In the 1910 Census for Pierce County, William is age 46 and widowed.  He is a farmer and can read and write.  His Mother Sarah S. Gill lives with him.  In the 1920 Census of Pierce County he is married to Serena Johns and is living in Walkersville in Militia District 1609.  In the 1930 Census of Pierce County he is living on Blackshear Steel Bridge Road.
m. Sarah Rebecca Cason (b. 7-19-1862, m. 11-11-1887, d. 12-3-1909)
born in Pierce County, GA, in 1862; in the 1870 and 1880 census of Pierce County, she is living in the household of her aunt and uncle, William and Marantha Chancey, along with her sister, Martha; buried in Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County, GA where her church membership was recorded; her epitaph reads: "She welcomed death as the fruition of her eternal hopes."
Children:  Martha Jane Gill Crosby (b. 10-2-1888, m. 1-29-1909, d. 6-2-1984) - m. Barney W. Crosby
                  Lula Safronia Gill Manning (b. 4-17-1891, m. 4-26-1908, d. 1-28-1956
                                m. George W. Manning
                  Mary Ellen Gill Lee (b. 5-9-1892, m. 2-5-1911, d. 11-13-1982) - m. Frank Albritton Lee (b. 2-14-1886, d. 1-5-1964)
                  Susie E. Gill Lee (b. 11-9-1894, m. 4-23-1911, d. 1-24-1930) - m. Burie Gard Lee
                  Daniel Robert Gill (b. 3-10-1897, d.3-3-1951)
                                m. 1) Delia Courson (b. 1896, m. 12-27-1915, d. 1919)  2) Ethel Elma Little (m. 5-14-1920)
                  William T. "Willie" Gill (b. 2-9-1899, d. 10-21-1960) - m. Marie Clark
                  Sarah Belle Gill Manning (b. 1901, d. 1923) - m. Virgil Manning (b. 1895, m. 10-15-1918, d. 1941)
                  Lizzie M. Gill Chancey (b. 1903, d. 1986) - m. Vann Chancey
                  Ida Mae Gill (b. 6-29-1907, d. 7-3-1907)
                  Pearl Lavada Gill Brauda Strickland Dubose (b. 1909, d. 8-22-00)
                                m. 1) Henry Brauda 2) Elzie Nathaniel Strickland (b. 1899, d. 1972)
                                     3) Irvin Dubose
m. Serena Elizabeth Johns (b. 11-18-1883, m. 7-2-1911, d. 7-12-1936)
Children    Jewel Gill Weathers (b. 1912, d. 4-12-2001) - m. Alvin Calhoun Weathers
                  James Ruby Gill (b. 8-28-1913, d. 8-18-1982) - m. Edna Vickers
                  Joseph Marrel Gill (b. 1914, d. 1974) - m. Annie Maude Dixon
                  Andrew Jackson Gill (b. 9-11-1916, d. 5-7-1955) - m. Era Miller
 

Mary Ellen Gill Lee (b. 5-9-1892, m. 2-5-1911, d. 11-13-1982)
Mary Ellen was born in Pierce County, Georgia, and raised on a farm.  Her mother died before she was grown, and being the oldest girl, she dropped out of school to help raise her younger sibling Pearl.  However, she had received enough education to teach school in Pierce County before she married.  She died in the hospital in Eastman, Georgia, and is buried in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church cemetery near Hickox, Georgia.
m. Frank Albritton Lee (b. 2-14-1886, d. 1-5-1964)
Frank was born in Charlton County, GA; died at home in Fernandina Beach, Fl; buried in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church cemetery near Hickox, GA.  He was reared in Charlton County on a farm.  He was taught to read and write.  Musically inclined, he taught music to local young people and also taught the Mennonites to “walk off  hymn music.”
Children:  Ephriam Osborne Lee (b. 12-14-1912, d. 2-4-1974) - m. Annie Mae Johns
                  Thomas Eli Lee (b. 6-7-1915, d. 7-24-94) m. Annie Louise Henderson
                  Nola Vergalene Lee Drawdy (b. 9-27-1917, m. 10-31-1934, d. 10-2-2007)
                                m. 1) Burris Daniel Drawdy, 2) John Earl Lee
                  Flora Alene Lee Barber (b. 7-17-1921, d. 5-17-2004) - m. Only James Barber
                  Barnwell Franklin Lee (b. 11-9-1924, d. 1-31-1983) - m. Rose Hiller
                  Delia Geneva Lee Wynn Williamson (b. 9-9-1928, d. 3-1-1982)
                                m. 1) Archie P. Wynn, 2) James Williamson
                  Margaret Ellen Lee Dixon (b. 7-6-1935, d. 12-30-2016)
                                m. 1) Sam Ray, 2) Jay E. Dixon
 

Nola Vergalene Lee Drawdy (b. 9-27-1917, m. 10-31-1934, d. 10-2-2007)
born in Pierce County, GA; buried in Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
m. Burris Daniel Drawdy (b. 12-17-1910, d. 8-2-1985)
born in Wayne County, GA, buried in Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County, GA
Children:  Virginia Alene Drawdy Robinson (b. 11-3-1935, d. 1-22-2018) - m. Richard Robinson (b. 4-4-1934, d. 11-22-2014)
                  Henry Edward Drawdy (b. 12-5-1937, d. 11-29-2013) - m. Lois Marie Everett
                  Joan Drawdy Davis Lee (b. 5-20-1940) - m. 1) Julius C. Davis, 2) James Lee
                  Nola Mae Drawdy Carter (b. 4-29-1943) - m. Warren Roger Carter
                  James Daniel Drawdy (b. 9-28-1946) - m. Gloria Bowen
                  Jo Allen Drawdy (b. 6-28-1948, d. 1-9-1949)
                  Ellie Jane Drawdy Loudermilk (b. 9-9-1949, m. 6-22-1968) - m. William A. Loudermilk
                  Linda Drawdy Griffis Hayden (b. 11-1-1951)
                                m. 1) Melvin Griffis, 2) Lee Hayden
                  Glenda Drawdy Lee (b. 11-1-1951) - m. Larry Lee
                  Ronald Austin Drawdy (b. 6-4-1955, d. 6-10-2000)
                                m. 1) Mary Ann Griner, 2) Beverly Ennis
                  Joseph Franklin Drawdy (b. 2-23-1961) - m. 1) Dari Mathis, 2) Karen Anderson
 

Ellie Jane Drawdy Loudermilk (b. 9-9-1949, m. 6-22-1968)
born in Ware County, GA
m. William Alex Loudermilk (b. 2-27-1949)
born in Birmingham, AL
Children:  Jason Wayne Loudermilk (b. 9-6-1975, m. 6-12-2004) - m. Margaret Courtney McCammon
                  Sherri Lynn Loudermilk Underwood (b. 5-29-1978, m. 6-8-2002) - m. Chris Underwood
                  John David Loudermilk (b. 7-28-1985, m. 10-25-2008) – m. Sarah Beth Williams
 
 

Bibliography:

Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Vol. VIII, p. 120
Tombstone Inscriptions
Interviews with family members
E. L. Darling and Son Funeral Home Records, Blackshear, Georgia
The Thomas Story by Aaron Thomas

Mill Creek Church and New Home Church Cemeteries

Census Records (if available) and maps for Charlton, Pierce, McIntosh, and Wayne Counties

Land Records for Charlton and Pierce Counties