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Jane Coward Gill
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1804
Death: May 12, 1885

GILL -- At the residence of her son, Wm. E. Gill, of this parish, on May 12th, Mrs. Jane Gill, aged 80 years, 10 months and 10 days.


The subject of this sketch, Mrs. Jane Gill, relict of Dr. John Gill, of Rapides parish, was born in South Carolina, July 2, 1804, and moved with her parents to Amite county, Miss., where she met and married Dr.John Gill. She and her husband moved in 1844 to Rapides parish, where they resided until his death, which took place in 1864. Mrs. Gill soon after gave up house-keeping, and spent the remainder of her long and useful life with her children in this parish. She spent the most of her time at the home of her son, Hon. W.E. Gill, of Big Woods, where she died.

She united with Ramah Baptist church, Lawrence county, Miss., about the year 1830, and afterwards moved her membership to Mount Pleasant church, Rapides parish, of which she remained a member until her death, which took place the 20th of May last.

In the death of Mrs. Gill, the church has lost one of its brightest lights, the community a member loved and revered by all for true nobility and generosity, the family a mother in every sense of the word; and we offer to the bereaved our sincere condolence, and we who are left, imitate her virtues, that we may receive a like reward.

Deceased was the eldest daughter of Major Hardy Coward, one of the pioneer settlers of this parish, a follower of old Jackson in the war of 1812. She was also directly connected with some of the best families in Amite county, Miss, among others, the Bates' family, she being a sister to the mother of Richard P. Bates, Sr., a near relative of W. A. Gill and brothers.
Family links: 
  Isaac Hardy Coward (1776 - 1844)
  Elizabeth Bates Coward (1787 - 1859)
  John Gill (1796 - 1864)
  Thomas Jefferson Gill (1822 - 1912)*
  William Ellison Gill (1824 - 1892)*
  Pearson L Gill (1830 - 1863)*
  Julia Anna Gill Iles (1838 - 1924)*
  Vianna Gill Cooper (1840 - 1875)*
  Jane Coward Gill (1804 - 1885)
  Richard Addison Coward (1806 - 1867)*
  Louisa Coward Smart (1813 - 1893)*
  Needham Coward (1815 - 1866)*
  Viena J Coward Perkins (1816 - 1890)*
  Rebecca Ann Coward Perkins (1823 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth Coward Andrus (1826 - 1908)*
  Minerva Coward Perkins (1834 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Gone but not forgotten
Big Woods Cemetery
Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Annette Berksan
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32450629
Jane <i>Coward</i> Gill
Added by: Annette Berksan
Jane <i>Coward</i> Gill
Added by: Jennifer Daigle Ancelet
Jane <i>Coward</i> Gill
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