||13 November 1756
||John McMillan was born on 13 November 1756 at Scotland.1 |
||2 September 1787
||He married Marion McLymont on 2 September 1787 at on shipboard crossing to America.2 |
||23 February 1844
||John McMillan died on 23 February 1844 at Ashe (now Alleghany) County, NC, at age 87.1 |
|| On the website of Claude Wells, who has researched the McMillans in Scottish records, he names James McMillan and Jean Douglas as John Sr.'s parents back in Scotland. But the birth date of the son John born to them doesn't match John Sr's birth date from his tombstone, and based on the discussion of other possible parents on his website, I don't believe they are proven as John Sr.'s parents, but appear to be a distinct possibility.3 |
|| (On page 167 of "A Factual History of Ashe County" is the following heading "John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record." It starts with John and Marion McMillan and lists the birth and death dates for their children and the spouses of their children. It also has the following paragraph: "John McMillan and Marion Mc Lymont: her parents were opposed to her marriage because he was leaving Scotland. One night just before the ship sailed the next day, she lit a candle went to take a farewell look at her father and mother, and then ran away to join him on the ship where they were married. They were a year on the boat where their first child was born. John was a man of letters, he settled on Elk Creek, and was the first Clerk of Court when Ashe County was formed in 1799." Then she has this note: "This record was received from Mrs. Marie Forrest, Myrtle Beach, SC, July 11, 1957, who added the following Notes: Aunt Jennie Reeves had copied this from a McMillan Bible. I copied it from her record." I'm not sure if the author made a mistake and meant to have the heading read "John McMillan and Marion McLymont" or if she means that this Bible was passed down by the John and Narcissa McMillan family. I also don't know how much of the paragraph about the couple's journey to America and settlement in Ashe County was from the Bible record and how much was additional information added by Mrs. Reeves.2|
|| In 1788, John McMillan's first appearance in Wilkes Co was on the 1788 Tax List, District 5. District 5 was below the Blue Ridge. He did not move from Dist 5 to Dist 4 (north of the Blue Ridge) until the 1792 tax list..4,5 |
|| John McMillan appeared on the census of 1790 at Wilkes County, NC, as follows: Jno McMullin Tenth District 1 male over 16 3 males under 16 1 female. Now based on the dates from the family Bible, the household should have been 1-1-3 instead of 1-3-1. I wonder if the census taker transposed his numbers, or could "Jno McMullin" be some other person?6 |
|| John McMillan appeared on the census of 1800 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 40001-12010 1 slave.7 |
||27 November 1804
|| On 27 November 1804, at Ashe County, NC,, Jno McMillan received a land grant #504 for Entries No 219 and 220, entered April 2, 1799. The property was described as 50 acres, on a fork of the Negro Boy branch of the waters of the New River, near Turkey Knob, adjoining William Landreth, plus 12 acres on Hagar's branch of Elk Creek, between Turkey Knob and Chesnut Ridge. The final grant was witnessed by William Baldwin and Jesse Reeves..8 |
|| In April 1805, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan bought from Joshua Cox, sheriff of Ashe County, 200 acres for which he was the highest bidder at 10 shillings. The land was being sold by the sheriff to recover a judgment in favor of Obadiah Bromfield against Samuel Robinett. The land was described as lying on the waters of Potatoe Creek at the mouth of the Piney Fork. The deed was witnessed by William Reeves and William Gambill..9 |
||11 November 1805
|| On 11 November 1805, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan bought from Joshua Cox, sheriff of Ashe County, 400 acres for which he was the highest bidder at 8 pounds 10 shillings. The land was being sold by the sheriff to recover a judgment in favor of Robert Nall against Gabriel Jones. The land was described as lying on the Virginia line, adjoining Peter ?Calmous. The deed was witnessed by Wm Reves and Wm Gambill..10 |
||15 December 1808
|| On 15 December 1808, at Ashe County, NC,, Jno McMillan received a land grant #642 for which the original entry number was left blank in the deed book. The property was described as 100 acres on the waters of Bletchers Creek, beginning at a stake on the top of Peach Bottom Mountain..11 |
|| John McMillan appeared on the census of 1810 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: J. McMillan 12201-11101 3 slaves.12 |
||1 February 1812
|| On 1 February 1812, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan bought 350 acres from David Caltran for $500. The land was described as lying on the north side of the South Fork of New River at the mouth of Nathan's Creek. The deed was witnessed by John McMillan and Nancy McMillan [two of John's children]. It was not registered with the county until 1850..13 |
||2 November 1814
|| On 2 November 1814, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan bought from William and Nancy Gambill for $250, 412.5 acres on the waters of the South Fork of New River. No other landmarks are mentioned. The deed was witnessed by martin Cleveland and James McMillan..14 |
|| In 1815, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan appeared on the tax list, Capt. Maxwell's District, having 800 acres of land valued at $400, with 3 polls (I believe a 21 year old free male or a slave was worth one poll) Two names from him is Jas McMillan with 400 acres valued at $100 and no polls (meaning he was under 21, although I don't think that's correct). Next to James is Jno McMillan, Jr with 400 acres valued at $100, also no polls. Over in Captain Weaver's District was Andrew McMillion with 550 acres valued at $400 and 1 poll, beside his name it says Nathan's Creek. These tracts of land on which the sons were living may have belonged to their father. As far as I know, 1815 is the only early tax list for Ashe County to have survived..15 |
||22 November 1816
|| On 22 November 1816, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan received Grant #903 for an entry dated 11/8/1814. The land was described as being on the waters of the South Fork of New River, adjoining John McMillan's current land..16 |
|| John McMillan appeared on the census of 1820 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 010101-01001 11 slaves.17 |
||26 November 1825
|| On 26 November 1825, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan sold to John Toliver for $250, three tracts of land on Peach Bottom Mountain on Bleadsaw Creek. The first tract was 100 acres, the acreage was not listed for the second tract, and the third tract was 350 acres. Or depending on how you read it, the entire sale might be for 350 acres. The deed was witnessed by David Edwards and A.B. McMillan. It was not registered until 1838, when Toliver was registering the second purchase from McMillan..18 |
|| John McMillan appeared on the census of 1830 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 1 male 70-80, 1 female 60-70, 12 slaves.19 |
|| In February 1838, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan sold to John Tolever for $221, 150 acres on the north side of New River, running to the top of Martin's Ridge. The name of a neighboring land mentioned is hard to read but appears to be "Austen." The deed was witnessed by R Gentry and A.B. McMillan.20 |
|| John McMillan appeared on the census of 1840 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 1 male age 80-90 15 slaves.21 |
||24 September 1840
||John McMillan left a will on 24 September 1840 at Ashe County, NC. "John McMillan's Sr. Will"|
In the name of God Amen. I John McMillan of Ashe County of State of North Carolina, being at this time in health of body and of sound and disposing memory and judgement, Blessed be God for the same. I do this 24th day of September 1840 make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, I give unto my son Andrew McMillan all the land that I own on Nathan's Creek being in several tracts which I value at 1700 dollars out of which he is to pay to John McMillan two hundred dollars and to my son John McMillan I give Holman place beginning on Potatoe creek between him and James Land running up the ridge above the Coots field and near the fence of the old field then to the waggon road southward to the maple branch thence up the maple branch as far as my lands extend and some entrys towards Bakers ridge also part of the Coots tract on the north side of Potatoe Creek, all of which I value at 1300 dollars. Number of acres not known, and to my son Alexander I give the place I live on also one hundred acres on the north side of the Negro Boy branch also the lower part of the Maxwell tract from the west corner of my old tract from a chesnut tree marked E.O. being an old line run by Enoch Osborne and from said tree running southward near an old path to the ?rich Ditch branch tract also the ditch branch tract of one hundred acres all of which I value at 2000 dollars, and to James McMillan's sons I give all the lands between John McMillan's part and Alexanders being in several tracts all joining the exact quantity I do not know but value it at 1500 dollars, which land is allotted entirely for the boys. The girls to have no part of it. And to my daughter Polly Maxwell I give two tracts of land where she lives of two hundred acres each one of these tracts I had allotted for Andrew Fields if he would settle upon it she is to have said land besides a share of my other property, my will is that my slaves be divided as follows, to James' heirs I give Isaac, Henry, Tilly and Child Sam. To Andrew McMillan I give Mary and children she has at his house that is Jack Alfred and the youngest ones and Duncan.
To my son Alexander I give Dick ?Shifo and ?Teau and to Nancy Phips I give Kett and children, James, Rindy and children and to my son John McMillan I give Peter Hugh Simon and a girl Franky. Maysie Reeves I give Lois and children Rachel and Celia and to my daughter Polly Maxwell I give Hessy and children and Violet and Poll and child, Ben and whereas I lent a girl named Winney to James Maxwell when he married my daughter Peggy my will is that the children or increase of said girl be equally divided among said Peggy's children when they are of age or become lawfully entitled to them said Maxwell to keep Winy and one of her children his lifetime and any sale or disposal of Winney's children except with the concent of my Executors that be nul and void, and what money James Maxwell owes to me in the largest note which will be more than one hundred dollars to each one of them I request my Executors to see it faithfully taken care of either by collecting it or giving his note to Peggy's children for their share of it as soon as they become entitled to it and no claim or account that he may cause against them shall be a set off against the debt that he owes to me and the said James Maxwell or children to have no claim or share in the rest of my property on the account of his marriage with Peggy. The girl Marry at Pollys home she agreed to discount out of her share 3511 [or 351] dollars for her if she is still willing to keep her she may do so and if not let her be sold in the famly. The girl Ann at Andrew Hawthorns I give to Andrew and John and my will is that all my other property not willed away be equally divided or sold and the money divided equally divided [sic] and what money to me by note my Executors are to divide the notes equally and each one to collect his own share and if any of the children dissent or be contentious my ? will is that such dissenter pay one hundred dollars to them who are willing to abide by it to be recovered by a warrant at the division of money or notes. I want my Executor to take from the whole amount of my Estate the sum of one hundred and eighty dollars and divide the same equally among James McMillans sons when they come of age and if any of them dies before they come of age the living ones to have their share. my Executors may keep the money in their own hands by paying three per cent interest and be liable for it or lend it out at six percent and take security for it and not be liable for its loss, and the said boys to have their shares equal with their sisters, also, the said legacy to the boys not to be subject to pay any debt they may contract before they come of age and what money is coming to each of James' children let that part be paid to each one individually both to sons and daughters by giving them notes to collect or wait till money is collected. And I hereby constitute and appoint Andr McMillan and Alexander my sons Executors ot this my last will and Testament to be exeuted agreeable to the true intent and meaning thereof and they are not to charge per cent but to have sufficient pay for their trouble. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 24th say of September 1840, John McMIllan
The debt that James Maxwell owes to me will be over one hundred dollars to each one of Peggy's children but if it is over let them have it all. I want my executors to see the children paid or Maxwell give them notes.
Elijah Erwin, jurat Jno McMillan
State of North Carolina, Ashe County. Feby Term 1844. The within will was duly proven in open court by the oath of Elijah Irwin and ordered to be registered. Jno Ray Clk.22
- [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #412, "John McMillan and Descendants," contributed by Virginia McMillan Porter.
- [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites the John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..
- [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
- [S236] Mrs. W.O. Absher Ruth P. Gregory and Paul W. Gregory, Wilkes Co. NC Taxables 1787-1790.
- [S237] Paul W. Gregory Mrs. W.O. Absher and Ruth P. Gregory, Wilkes County, North Carolina Taxables (1791, 1792, 1793, 1794).
- [S613] Wilkes County, NC US census 1790, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com, image 7 of 11.
- [S240] Ashe County, NC US census 1800, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com, image 7 of 11.
- [S733] Ashe Co, NC Land Grants: File Number 510, North Carolina State Archives.
- [S782] Deed from Joshua Cox to John McMillan, Book B, page 366.
- [S781] Deed from Joshua Cox to John McMillan, Book B, page 365.
- [S783] State Grant to John McMillan #642, Book D, page 344.
- [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
- [S792] Deed from David Caltran to John McMillan, Book P, page 223.
- [S787] Deed from William Gambill to John McMillan, Book E, page 122.
- [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 104, 109.
- [S784] State Grant to John McMillan #903, Book E, page 111.
- [S612] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com, image 7 of 18.
- [S790] Deed from John McMillan to John Toliver, Book M, page 502.
- [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 19, 80.
- [S788] Deed from John McMillan to John Toliver, Book M, page 508.
- [S218] Brenda C. Bishop, Ashe County Census 1840, page 25.
- [S611] John McMillan Sr will (Written Sept 24,1840, probated July term 1844).
- [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..
||15 September 1810
||Martha Patsy Moore was born on 15 September 1810 at Franklin County, VA.1 |
||She was the daughter of William Moore and Rebecca Swinney. |
||16 March 1833
||Martha Patsy Moore married Edmund Spencer Worley, son of Samuel Worley and Mary Worley, on 16 March 1833 at Franklin County, VA.2,3 |
||26 November 1858
||Martha Patsy Moore married Henry Grogan, son of Elijah Grogan and Mary Hopper, on 26 November 1858 at Ashe County, NC.4 |
||22 July 1898
||Martha Patsy Moore died on 22 July 1898 at Ashe County, NC, at age 87.1 |
||She was buried in 1898 at Graham Cemetery, Todd, Ashe County, NC.1 |
|| Why I believe Martha is the daughter of William and Rebecca. (1) Her father was definitely named William Moore because he consented to her marriage. (2) There was only one William Moore in the personal property tax lists between 1818 and 1834. That same William was on the tax lists as located at Shooting Creek. One of his deeds mentioned a wife Becca. (3) Martha moved to Ashe Co, NC along with other family members, including Rebecca. (4) The marriages of Martha, Judy and Wilson were all performed by the same minister. |
|| Martha Patsy Moore appeared on the census of 1850 at Floyd County, VA, as follows: The household of James and Sarah Goodson included Patsy Worley, age 35 b Franklin County.5 |
||She and (?) unknown father of Rosabell were Single in 1853. |
|| Martha Patsy Moore and Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household 1346. The heading says "Gap Creek and Nathan's Creek".|
Henry Grogin 43
Martha 48 born VA
Rosabell 7 born VA.6
|| Martha Patsy Moore and Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: North Fork Township, Household #40|
Henry Grogan 65 farmer . Value Real property 500 Value pers prop 500
Patsy 60 born VA
Household 39 is Giles and Mary Graham (Patsy's sister). Rosabell, Patsy's daughter is living there
Household 42 is Marshall and Charlotte Greer (Patsy's niece)
Household 46 is Solomon and Maria Shaw (Patsy's daughter)
Household #54 is Reubin Jones (Patsy's brother-in-law with 2nd wife).7
|| Martha Patsy Moore and Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Henry Grogan 77|
Martha 66 born VA, both parents born VA
Columbus Woods 10, grandson.8
||29 May 1750
||Martin Gambill was born on 29 May 1750 at Culpeper County, VA.4 |
||He was the son of Henry Gambill and Mary Davenport.1,2,3 |
||23 September 1777
||Martin Gambill married Nancy Nall, daughter of William Nall and Rebecca Holloway, on 23 September 1777 at Surry County, NC.5,1 |
||20 November 1812
||Martin Gambill died on 20 November 1812 at Ashe County, NC, at age 62.6,1 |
||He was buried at Martin Gambill Family Cem (G25), Chesnut Hill Twp, Ashe County, NC.7 |
|| Martin Gambill was a Revolutionary War hero for the county of Ashe, NC. There is a three-page article about him in the front of the first Ashe County Heritage book, one of the historical articles inserted by the book committee, as opposed to the genealogy articles submitted by the community. Exerpts from this article are as follows:|
"In 1768 Martin Gambill, at the age of eighteen, was already incensed at the arrogant and arbitrary actions of the British governing officials and tax collectors. When he learned that a group in North Carolina, who called themselves Regulators, were offering armed resistance to British laws he decided to join them. Riding his horse to Northa Carolina n 1768 he enlisted with the Regulators in Rowan County...In 1771 a group of poorly equipped Regulators were badly defeated at Alamance in Orange County and many of the survivors, including Martin Gambill, were forced to flee to the western mountains. .....He enlisted in the Company of Capt. William Nall. Records show that he served in this company as Sgt, Ensign and as 1st Lieutenant. Later he also served as Captain. In 1777 he married Nancy Nall, daughter of William....Martin Gambill participated in several forays against the Indians....Martin Gambill participated in one skirmish against the Tories at the Old Fields in Ashe County. This was the only pitched battle fought in Ashe County during the Revolutionary War.....By the summer of 1780 the American revolution was beginning to look like a lost cause....In all of the South no organized and effective Continental troops remained. General Cornwallis..had moved his army to near Charlotte and was preparing for a northward sweep....The only thing which kept Cornwallis from moving northward was the knowledge that rebels who had not been subdued still remained in the mountains and he did not know the strength or spirit of these people...he did not want to leave this unknown force behind him or to have them on his flank during a northward march. He assigned one of his most capable officers, Majr Patrick Ferguson, to the task of eliminating this threat....
Col. Isaac Shelby of Tenn. called a meeting of the milita commanders to be held at the home of Col. John Sevier, between Boone and Deep Gap, on Sept 18th, 1780. Martin Gambill attended this meeting as a representative of the New River militia units. While the meeting was still underway, the message came flashing across the mountains [signal fires] that Ferguson's army was on the move in their direction. A decision was quickly made to intercept him before he should reach the mountains....As the signal fires extended only to Watauga County, it was necessary to send messengers to alert Col. Campbell and the individual company commanders. Martin Gambill volunteered to carry the message to Col. Campbell and to dispatch other messengers to the captains of the local units along the way. He left the home of Col. John Sevier late in the afternoon of Sept 18th, 1780.....He...crossed over a low spur...at daylight on the morning of Sept 19th at the home of Capt Enoch Osborne. Capt Osborne had just harnessed his horses to start plowing. As Gambill emerged from the river his horse fell dead from overexhaustion. Capt Osborne sent him to the house to get some breakfast while he switched his saddle to one of the plow horses. Gambill then...continued ..to Virginia...At the "red bridge", Osborne's horse fell dead. He secured another mount, it is not known from whom, and continued to the middle fork of the Holston River which he followed to the home of Col. William Campbell, arriving there just after dark. In a little more than twenty-four hours Martin Gambill had ridden over a hundred miles with no sleep and little food, crossing rough rivers and rugged mountains and alerting the militia along the way....We may never know but it could well be that the ride of Martin Gambill changed the course of American history; in any event, it had far more effect on the outcome of the revolutionary war than did the ride of Paul Revere. Had Col. Campbell and the New River militiamen not gotten the message in time to gather for the battle of King's Mountain it could well have ended with victory for Ferguson and made it possible for Cornwallis to succeed in his plans for the defeat of Washington. "
|| At Wilkes County, NC,, May 25, 1778. Martin Gambill entered 200 acres on the waters of the Little River, at the headwaters of Crab Creek & North fork of Little River. (Entry #117) There had been a period of time after the death of Lord Granville and until the state of NC confiscated his lands and began their own land process, when unclaimed land could not be legally obtained. The land entry book was started in 1778 to begin an American land grant process, and residents entered the land upon which they were already living, in order to obtain legal title. So Gambill could have been living on this property since 1768. The Little River is in present-day Alleghany County, and not where Martin eventually settled. The next three entries sequentially were by his brother William, who entered land on Roaring River (south of the Blue Ridge.)|
Oct 28, 1778 (Entry 484) Martin Gambill entered 300 acres on Roaring River at the upper end of his bottom land
Jan 2, 1779 (Entry 702) Benjamin Cleveland entered 200 acres on the south side of the South Fork of New River, below the improvement whereon Vincent Jones now lives, including his improvement. Benj Cleveland marked out, Wm Nall written in and marked out, Martin Gambill written in. This means the warrent was transferred from Cleveland to Nall to Gambill before the grant was issued.
Feb 20, 1779 (Entry 866) Martin Gambill entered 150 acres on the Little River
Feb 20, 1779 (Entry 867) Martin Gambill entered 100 acres at Giles Parmely's line
July 26, 1779 (Entry 1080) Martin Gambill entered 300 acres on New RIver, including the plantation whereon Micajah Pennington now lives. Entry withdrawn.
July 26, 1779 (Entry 1081) Martin Gambill entered 200 acres on the South Fork of New River, including the plantation whereon Vincent Jones now lives. The 4 entries before these were William Nall making an entry for land "whereon [someone] now lives."
June 10, 1780 (Entry 1682) Martin Gambill entered 200 acres on Roaring River at his upper line.
I also checked Wilkes Co deed books A-H, and there are no deeds where Martin Gambill purchased land from someone else. When the land entry process started up in 1778, an oath of allegiance to the new nation was required in order to obtain a warrant. Lands of persons who were unwilling to take that oath were in some cases warranted by someone else. It appears that Nall and Gambill were taking advantage of this and making entries for lands occupied by someone else.
||between 1771 and 1777
|| Between 1771 and 1777, at Surry County, NC,, Martin Gambill was listed for personal property taxes. Surry County at that time included the land that is now Wilkes, Ashe, Allegheny and Watauga Counties..10 |
|| Martin Gambill appeared on the census of 1787 at Wilkes County, NC, as follows: 1 male 21-60, 2 other males, 1 female. This household is in Capt. Nall's district (present-day Ashe County) adjoining Capt. William Nall.11 |
|| Martin Gambill appeared on the census of 1790 at Wilkes County, NC, as follows: 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female, 1 slave.12 |
|| In 1799, at Ashe County, NC,, Martin Gambill was the first Sheriff of the County at the time of its formation..13 |
|| Martin Gambill appeared on the census of 1800 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 02010-21010 + 6 slaves. Next door was son William Gambill 10100-00100.14 |
|| Martin Gambill appeared on the census of 1810 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 00001-01101-7 slaves.15 |
||between 1810 and 1812
|| Between 1810 and 1812, at Ashe County, NC,, Martin Gambill served as a North Carolina State Senator..13 |
||20 February 1812
||Martin Gambill left a will on 20 February 1812. This indenture as above written Martin Gambill's last will as he thinks a memorandum - as he wants his property to be divided. first all just debts paid; all just debts coming to said estate be sold for three years credit by giving good bond & security, payment of money and interest at the expiration of the said time. Nancy Gambill may agree to sell the land in Tennessee. as to say what I will give her I bequeathe to my wife Nancy I say I to my children my wife to give they that aint married to have equal portions with them that has been heretofore married that the said Nancy Gambill has full power to give & bequeath to her youngest children. she shall continue and be vested in that power except she marries a man that is not able to give bond and sufficient security if he can not that shall not cut her out of having a child's part, that part shall return to the children at her death except she exact it for her support. |
I herein acknowledge and assign this to be hand & seal for the above purpose and so empower William Gambill and Nancy Gambill to transact and conduct with the property as they think best. This indendure assigned te day and date above written Nancy Gambill
|| In 1819, at Ashe County, NC,, Cynthia, widow of William Gambill and the heirs and administrators of Martin Gambill, deceased, sold 275 acres to Jesse Gambill, Martin's nephew. The heirs who signed, besides Cynthia, were Nancy Gambill, adm, Jeremiah Gambill, Robert Gambill, James McMillan and John McMillan. The McMillan brothers were the husbands of Martin's two daughters. (From Deed book F, page 380) By this list Martin Gambill had only 3 sons, which fits with the census listings. Usual lists of his children include two other sons, Martin and Jesse. Jesse was probably the Jesse who was his brother's son. But there was indeed a Martin Gambill in Ashe County, who was age 48 in the 1850 census. He is generally considered a son of Martin Sr on most lists I've seen, but then he should have been on this deed and there should have been another son in the census..17 |
- [S626] William Perry Johnson, "Henry Gambill of Hanover County".
- [S27] John Scott Davenport, The Pamunkey Davenports of Colonial Virginia, 1998 .
- [S231] "Where They Came From," Wilkes Genealogical Society Bulletin (Winter 1987): pages 14-16.
- [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #224 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by J. Gwyn Gambill and Article #225 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by Jessie Gambill Cox .
- [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #224 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by J. Gwyn Gambill .
- [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #225 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by Jessie Gambill Cox .
- [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records.
- [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, pages 5-7.
- [S628] Mrs. W.O. Absher, Land Entry Book Wilkes County, North Carolina 1778-1781.
- [S629] William Perry Johnson, Surry County and Wilkes County, NC Taxables, Vol I, 1771-1777, pages 7, 22, 43.
- [S535] 1787 Census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, page 8.
- [S278] Joyce Dancy McNeil and George F. McNeil, First Federal Census of Wilkes County, North Carolina 1790, page 14.
- [S631] Hazel Roche, "Martin Gambill, Sr, an Early Settler of Wilkes/Ashe Counties, North Carolina," Gambrella, The Newsletter about Gambills/Gambles/Gambrels/Gambrells, Newsletter on line at www.geocities.com/Yosemite/6648/G_Summer99.html, Vol 3 No 2 (Summer 1999).
- [S240] Ashe County, NC US census 1800, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com, image 5 of 11.
- [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
- [S630] Martin Gambill will (Written Feb. 20, 1812).
- [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 156.