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William Sills
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Birth: 1843
Death: Mar. 19, 1909

William Sills was born in 1843 in GA, the son of Edward " Ned" and Lydia Williams Sills from Wilkinson County, GA. He was a farmer and resided with his parents in GA and FL. During the Civil War he enlisted in 1st Florida Calvary, Co. E, Capt. CF Cone's Unit in Jasper, FL. He was wounded on May 9, 1863 in the head and hand, while on duty in Tennessee. After the war he returned home and married Mary Anne Howell in Ware County, GA on Dec. 18,1867. They had two children, both born in GA:
*Emmas Sills, 1869-1910, married H.M. Thomas
*Joseph David Sills, 1872-19933, married Loucressie Highsmith. They are both buried at Friendship Cemetery, Hamilton Co.

After the death of Mary Anne between 1880 and 1886, William married his second wife, Laviney " Viney" Rodgers on Sept 15, 1886. They had the following children, all born in FL:

*William Wiley Sills, 1889-1954, married Ollie Morgan
*Minnie Sills, 1891-?, married Alfred Lewis
*Jessie Coleman Sills, 1892-1956, married Myra Fales
*John Wesley Sills, 1902-1967, married Julia Highsmith

William applied for a CSA pension on July 28, 1897 in Hamilton Co. FL , and was approved. After his death in 1897, his wife Viney applied for a Widow's Pension and was approved and received it until her death in 1933.

(Above info taken from sketch originally written by Jean ( Sills) Lesley. feel free to contact for more info. )

Jerry Barnard 
Family links: 
  Lydia Williams Sills (1795 - 1876)
  Joseph David Sills (1867 - 1933)*
  John Wesley Sills (1902 - 1967)*
  William Sills (1843 - 1909)
  Newton Edward Sills (1844 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Friendship Cemetery
Hamilton County
Florida, USA
Created by: Jerry Barnard
Record added: Jun 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53628069

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