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Lynda Lehmann-French (#47060162)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 3 days
RE: Robert James Gill & Col John Porter Gill
You've been a busy girl, Lynda, Thanks for the great data. Here's the info source on John P. Gill's marriage. It's from the published marriage records of Greene co Ala.. He married Jane O. Martin on 14 Aug 1827. Below are the notes on JPG from the notes portion of his page in my database. Much of the data I have on him comes directly from primary sources in my book collection.(I collect out of print and rare Texas books)

John Porter came to Brazoria Co. Texas in May, 1831. Was at the capture of San Antonio de Bexar Dec 1835. Got 640 acres for this. Also got 320 acres of bounty land. Robert J. Gill got most of his property in his will. John Ben Milam Gill, son of R.J. got some of the land. At San Jacinto, he was 1st Lt in Capt. Thomas McIntire's 5th co. of the second infantry regiment of Texas Volunteers. He arrived in May 1831 with William and John Martin. They must have been his wife's brothers.
He was elected Justice of the Peace on 8 April, 1844. He was elected Sheriff of Brazoria co on 13 Jul 1846. he left office on August 6,1850. He is not on any 1850 Texas census. It is possible that he went back to be with his mother in Greene co Ala, as she was apparently sick and died on 27 Nov 1850. He is on p. 359 of the 1860 Ft. Bend, Texas census.

Here are my brief notes on RJ Gill:

He became a Methodist minister at some point. He is on p. 340 Winston, Miss. 1850 census listed as a farmer. He is on p. 89 Gonzales, Tx 1860 census. Thrall's History of Texas Methodists says in the appendix that he began traveling for the church in 1855 and he located (stopped traveling) in 1857. He was riding circuit for the church in those years, but why he stopped, I don't know. He is again listed as a Methodist minister in Blanco co Tx in 1880.

I guess were are cousins from the Gill connection, since we both share RJ Gill as a grandfather. He is my ggggrandfather. RJ Gill's daughter Mary P married Thomas Walker Jones. Their eldest daughter Mary Elizabeth married Thomas Arsene LeBleu. Their son Marvin Arsene married Christie Vickers, and their daughter Fay was my mother.

Added by dm13 on Apr 06, 2014 11:24 AM

Gill family
I am an RJ Gill descendant though his daughter Mary Priscilla. Thanks for the hard work on RJ's family. Thanks to you I came up with two new names. I was totally unaware of RJs eldest daughter, who was married when the 1850 census came out. I was also baffled as to what the name was of the daughter (Lenora) born in 1833, since it is undecipherable on the 1850 census. RJ's son John was named John Ben Milam Gill. The name came from his uncle John Porter Gill, who was a member of the Texas Army at the 1st battle of San Antonio, where his commander, Ben Milam, was killed. RJ then named his son John after the fallen hero. I also am pretty sure that the land on which Snake Creek cemetery is located was originally owned by John Porter Gill, who also was a Captain at the Battle of San Jacinto. JP got a lot of land grants, and I think the Snake Creek cemetery land was one of them. He was also Sheriff of Brazoria County. JP Gill came to Texas in 1831 with two brothers of his deceased wife Jane Martin, who died in Greene co Ala sometime after they were married in 1827. When he died, JP Gill willed most of his land to JBM Gill. JBM Gill is buried in the Beeville cemetery in Beeville Texas. Disregard all, if you knew this information already.

Added by dm13 on Apr 05, 2014 1:09 PM

Jack Weldon Harvey
You are welcome for the photos, always glad to honor our veterans.

Yes, you have my permission to use the photos. Please use this line:

2014 by LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.

Thank you very much for being considerate in asking if you could use the photos.

Hope you are enjoying your life in Oklahoma, I am originally from there, I miss the beautiful sunsets.

Added by LKat on Mar 29, 2014 4:36 AM

Erin Antley
I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading about your ancestors on the Blanche memorial. I came across it while reading up on the burials at the Terrell State Hospital--and I started that because I have traveled through the area a lot over the last 4-5 years and I always find it interesting to study up a little about the history of a particular area. My husband is working near there and when I travel to be with him, I treat the children to impromptu history lessons! I am proud to say that the oldest has very high scores in history-HAHA!
Thanks again for the interesting write up!
Fellow Findagraver,
Erin Antley

Added by Erin Antley on Feb 09, 2014 8:31 PM

You are very welcome. I am transfering the memorial to your care. Merry Christmas Jo

Added by Josway on Dec 25, 2013 10:29 AM

SFC USA RET Duffie & Kathy
Where does your info Come From????

Added by SFC USA RET Duffie & Kath... on Nov 21, 2013 6:24 AM

Tom Ballard
Re: Martha Cage
Linked to her mother as you requested before I transferred management to you.

Added by Tom Ballard on Oct 16, 2013 8:01 PM

Tom Ballard
Re: Martha Cage
Corrected her middle name to Almira.

Thanks again.

Added by Tom Ballard on Oct 13, 2013 12:40 PM

Tom Ballard
Re: Mattie Cage, Virena Teas & Frank Teas
Thanks for sponsoring Mattie Cage memorial.

I believe I have entered all the info you submitted for Mattie Cage, Virena and Frank Teas.
If I have not please let me know and I will correct.

Thanks so much for the information.

Added by Tom Ballard on Oct 13, 2013 11:46 AM

Kitty Walker Lennard
Shiloh Cemetery Steele / Etowah Co.
Here are the numbers and I put the name in subject.

It may be easier just to go to My profile page and do a search of all My listing's. You can put in Hyatt and they will all come up

117423515 Helen Hyatt
117514676 Clara Mae Hyatt
117514532 Elbert Hyatt
117514187 Jerry R Hyatt

Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on Sep 25, 2013 8:51 PM

Kitty Walker Lennard
Hyatt surnames
I posted some Hyatt's in Shiloh Cemetary Steele.

Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on Sep 25, 2013 3:15 PM

Kitty Walker Lennard
Gordon Lawley
You are very welcome. I wish it was plainer.

Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on Sep 25, 2013 3:14 PM

Sandi Costa
RE: Shelton's
Lynda, I entered most of the info you sent on Fannie and Jerry's memorials. I think LUCY Shelton was Jerry's wife, her nickname was Fannie....trying to confirm. The age and birth local is the same as Fannie....


Added by Sandi Costa on Sep 11, 2013 2:17 PM

Sandi Costa
RE: Shelton's
Lynda, I entered most of the info you sent on Fannie and Jerry's memorials. I think LUCY Shelton was Jerry's wife, her nickname was Fannie....trying to confirm. The age and birth local is the same as Fannie....


Added by Sandi Costa on Sep 11, 2013 2:17 PM

Sandi Costa
RE: Old Bethlehem Cemetery
Lynda, I was able to confirm a few today, some I confirmed but had to move. I can only tell you this is a black cemetery, the church did not move anyone. Their records showed they were buried there but when I found DC it showed them buried in another cemetery. The burials are all 1890+ people, and many of them are related. I don't know how to take care of this whole cemetery, maybe take a ride up there and see for myself if anything exists. The sheltons you are looking for, do you have any dates?


Added by Sandi Costa on Sep 10, 2013 12:15 PM

Sandi Costa
RE: Old Bethlehem Cemetery - Grimes County, Texas
Lynda, the names listed in the old bethlehem cemetary were taken from old books and records as being recorded buried there. There were only names, no dates. The bethlehem baptist church was moved and a new cemetery was created, that is where the newer graves are. I have not tried to find dates on those in the old cemetery, perhaps I can work on this for a while and see what I can turn up.

Thanks for your interest. I only know those names are the people buried there, I was told some old markers were still on the ground, but VERY hard to read.


Added by Sandi Costa on Sep 10, 2013 9:03 AM

David & Sandra Parr
Thomas Dunham #97823750
I added a picture of a headstone for Tomas Dunham with the same dates. It probably is a mistake on the headstone because it seems to be handmade. Also while checking the list it seems Thomas had been added twice record # 97823750 and # 97823763. It probably was a computer glitch, but will you check into it.
thanks, Sandra

Added by David & Sandra Parr on Aug 05, 2013 2:30 PM

Tracy Crow
RE: Marvin Rector #37167655
I belong to Ples Miles. His brother is Louis Miles. Wish I knew how they knew each other too.

Added by Tracy Crow on Jul 23, 2013 9:21 PM

Tracy Crow
Marvin Rector #37167655
I've added a picture to his memorial. I am related to Ples Miles, bottom row, far right. Not sure if I have the right Marvin, but considering the location of his grave, my family was from the Lockhart area. If this is not him, please feel free to remove the picture.

Added by Tracy Crow on Jul 18, 2013 2:54 PM

Adana Thompson Adams
Sam Teas & Pollock Fam
I'm so sorry if I confused you. I didn't take the photo that was posted on the page of Sam Teas buried in OH, I simply had requested it and wanted you to know it was there in case it was family to you since you own the page. I live in east central IL and did however put photos on the page of his son Samuel Teas in Ford Co IL. Have a look. My gr gr grandfather's sister married Sam Teas of IL and have worked my way back to the Pollock family for some reason and find them quite fascinating.

Added by Adana Thompson Adams on Apr 11, 2013 10:26 AM

Doris Haynes
RE: John William Hicks
My records don't show a second wife, but that doesn't mean anything. He was 30 years old when he married. I'll keep my eyes open. I don't have a lot of information from that branch of my Pyle family.

Added by Doris Haynes on Apr 09, 2013 4:49 PM

Adana Thompson Adams
Samuel Teas
See tombstone photo now posted.

Added by Adana Thompson Adams on Apr 07, 2013 10:16 PM

Dennis & Linda
Re: Rosa A Hyatt
I am local and can access all of Washington Co records. I have one of the cemetery books in my possession, having been copied from one of the cemetery board members of Elm Springs. However, Rosa Hyatt is not listed. Sometimes a family will change the burial location after the information has been given. Or, Rosa may not have a headstone. I am a researcher and according to Ancestry, the family lived in the Lee Creek Twsp. of Crawford Co in 1910. Only three children appear. In 1930, I do not find them listed in Washington nor Crawford. Let me do more checking in the next week or so; I may be able to help. - dennis
PS: You may want to check out the Hand Family Tree at, if you are a member. They have a few photos of Rosa and one of Ellen. - d

Added by Dennis & Linda on Mar 26, 2013 9:38 AM

Stephen McBride
You are welcome. I did look for Robert Gill's marker but did not find it. Someone else had requested a photo for Robert Gill and I reported I could not find it, they withdrew the request. It may have fallen over and is covered with grass/soil, especially if it is a small marker. I will look again when I am in the area. BTW, Mary's headstone has fallen and was partially covered. Steve

Added by Stephen McBride on Mar 07, 2013 7:28 PM

Dennis Alan Deel
Peyton Newgent Scott
Lynda, Thank you for the information on Peyton Newgent Scott. I have added the links to his parents' memorials.
All the best!

Added by Dennis Alan Deel on Feb 18, 2013 6:45 PM


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