THE GILL FAMILY
WILLIAM ALEXANDER "BILLY BUDD" GILL
                                       AND
FRANCES ROZELLA "FANNIE" GARLINGTON
A TEXAS FAMILY GOES TO BRAZIL
PARENTS & FOREBEARS
PARENTS & FOREBEARS
BROTHERS AND SISTERS
APPARENTLY DIED YOUNG.  NOT ON 1850 CENSUS
MARRIED  WHITFIELD "PONY" SCOTT
SHOT AND MURDERED  AGE 18
NO FURTHER INFORMATION
MARRIED WILLIAM GRAY GARRETT
APPARENTLY DIED YOUNG.  NOT ON 1860 CENSUS
DIED OF FLUX AT AGE 13
NO FURTHER INFORMATION
MARRIED ARMITAGE T. OAKLEY
MARRIED PHILLIP JAMES STEPHENSON

Albert G. Gowan, first child of Ebenezer Jahue Gowan and Louisa E. Carr Gowan, was born December 30, 1860 at Sylvarena, Mississippi. He removed with his father’s family about 1877 to Blooming Grove.

On January 1, 1888, he was married to Miss S. Emma Beaubieu, age 15, of Navarro County who was born in 1873.  In 1889 they received a deed to land located 17 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas, according to Comanche County Deed Book 28, page 250.

On December 17, 1789, they received a release from B. F. Clark on 40 acres of land, according to Comanche County Deed Book 28, page 252.  On June 24, 1890, Albert G. Gowan and S. Emma Beaubieu Gowan “of DeLeon, Texas” sold the 40 acres to to J. W. Pittman for $165, according to Comanche County Deed Book 29, page 261.

On August 5, 1890 Albert G. Gowan received a deed to Lots 1, 3 and 4, Block 13 in DeLeon from Texas Central Railway Company, according to Comanche County Deed Book 41, pages 196-198.  They sold Lot 4, Block 13 to J. T. Warren for $40, according to Comanche County Deed Book 41, page 195.  They also gave a warranty deed to J. R. McAdams December 13, 1890, according to Comanche County Deed Book 41, page 199.  In 1890 Albert G. Gowan was described as an “inventor and house builder.”

  1. Emma Beaubieu Gowan died about the end of 1890, perhaps in childbirth. A son, unnamed, was born to her December 20, 1890 and died the same day.

Albert G. Goway was married second to Mrs. Naomi Lee Dossett Gill, probably in Shackelford County, Texas August 20, 1891. She was born in Kentucky in August 1869.

Albert G. Gowan purchased 99 acres of land from Mrs. S. F. Harbin, “a feme sole of Dublin, Texas,” according to Comanche CountyDeed Book 53, page 155. He paid $450 for the farm.

Albert G. Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Comanche County, Enumeration District 27, page 11:

“Gowan,     A. G.       40, born in MS in December

1860

Lee      30, born in KY in August 1869

Carrie        8, born in TX in July 1892

Victor        5, born in TX in September

1894

Benjamin    2, born in TX in June 1897”

Albert G. Gowan and NaomI Lee Dossett Gill gave a warranty deed to M. G. Gaines October 17, 1901 to the Harbin land, according to Comanche County Deed Book 53, page 156.  He received an affidavit Aujgust 25, 1915 from Fleet Gill attesting to this transaction, according to Comanche County Deed Book 103, page 374.

About 1902, Albert G. Gowan removed to Eastland County, Texas where he resumed farming.

Albert G. Gowan gave a release to property in Dallas County, Texas to Henry Schaerdel January 14, 1927, according to Dallas County Deed Book 1420, page 59.

Albert G. Gowan died July 10, 1927 at Dallas, according to BVS File 22794. He was buried in the DeLeon Cemetery.

On January 20, 1939 Naomi Lee Dossett Gill Gowan sold a lot in Waxahachie, Texas to her son-in-law, Frank Sailing and his wife, Carrie Louise Gowan Sailing, according to Ellis County Deed Book 341, page 346.  She gave them a release on the vendor’s lein February 19, 1942.  At that time, she lived at 2201 Taft, Ft. Worth, Texas.  By 1952, she had returned to Comanche, Texas.

She died September 21, 1959 in Dallas, according to BVS File 49000.

Children born to Albert G. Gowan and Naomi Lee Dossett Gill include:

Carrie Louise Gowan              born July 4, 1892

Victor Thomas Gowan           born September 2, 1894

Ben Cecil Gowan                born June 21, 1897

Albert G. Gowan, Jr.              born about 1898

Rufus James Gowan               born October 11, 1900

Carr Gowan                    born July 22, 1903

Vyda Lee Gowen                born May 2, 1905

Golder Gotch Gowan             born July 7, 1907

Warren Gowan                   born September 3, 1909

Carrie Louise Gowan, daughter of Albert G. Gowan and Naomi Lee Dossett Gill, was born July 4, 1892, according to Comanche County Birth Book 20, page 434. She was married about 1910, husband’s, name Davis.  Later she was remarried to DeWitt Travis.

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Agee M Gowan

  • BIRTH 8 Dec 1859 Sylvarena, Smith County, Mississippi, USA

  • DEATH 10 Jul 1927 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA

  • BURIAL DeLeon Cemetery  De Leon, Comanche County, Texas, USA

  • PLOT Section B6

  • GPS Add coordinates

  • MEMORIAL ID 21565547

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Naomi Lee Dossett Gowan

  • BIRTH 10 Aug 1869

  • DEATH 4 Sep 1959

  • BURIAL DeLeon Cemetery  De Leon, Comanche County, Texas, USA

  • PLOT Section B6

  • GPS Add coordinates

  • MEMORIAL ID 21565565

LINE OF DESCENT
WILLIAM STEVENS GILL
+SALINA HENRIETTA EVANS
                    KATE GILL   1841-????
                    MARY GILL 1842-????
                    WILLIAM ALEXANDER "BILLY BUDD" GILL   1843-1889
                    +FRANCES ROZELLA "FANNIE" GARLINGTON  1850-1877
                                        WILLIAM ALEXANDER "WILLIE" GILL JR  1867-1876
                                        CHARLES TILLMAN "CHARLIE" GILL  1867-1867
                                        EUGENE VICTOR GILL  1870-1965
                                        +STELLA SUSAN WEST
                                                             OUIDA PEARL GILL  1892-1998
                                                            +WILLIAM EDWARD NOWLIN  1892-1940
                                                                                HAZEL LEMOINE NOWLIN  1915-1984
                                                                                +VERNON H "BUDDY" HAWTHORNE  1915-1984
                                                                                +LEE ALLEN WILLIAMS  1903-1970
                                                                                 HAROLD GILL NOWLIN  1917-1926
                                                                                 ROY WAYNE NOWLIN  1919-1971
                                                                                 +EULA MAE SONNIER  1917-1981
                                                                                                     ROY WAYNE NOWLIN Jr  1942-
                                                                                                     +LOURDES B ANINON  1961-
                                                                                                     +IDA SIMS  1936-  
                                                                                                      THOMAS GILL NOWLIN  1946-
                                                                                                      +BARBARA ANN NIETSCHE  1949-
                                                                                 VICTOR CLAYTON NOWLIN  1920-2009
                                                                                 +HAZEL JOAN UTZ  1919-1998
                                                                                  HOLLIS RAYMOND "BUD" NOWLIN  1923-2005
                                                                                 +MYRTLE MARY CALDARA  1923-2004
                                                                                                     DONNA KAREN NOWLIN  1949-
                                                                                                     +THOMAS WAYNE SCHULTZ  1944-2006
                                                                                                      LINDA CARRIE NOWLIN
                                                                                                     +ANTHONY JUDE HANSEN
                                                                                  DOROTHY JEANE NOWLIN  1931-
                                                                                  +ELIAS PAUL "TEX"  PERRY  1922-1980
                                                            +CARROLL HOLT  1886-1983
                                                            LAURA GENE GILL  1894-1958
                                                            +JOSEPH OTHO WALKER  1890-1927
                                                                                JOSEPH OTHO WALKER JR  1920-1978
                                                                                +ALMA DAHL  1926-2008   
                                                                                                     ALFRED GLEN WALKER  1956-1984
                                                                                                     +CELIA L CONNELL 
                                                                                 BILLIE JOYCE WALKER   1921-2011
                                                                                +WILLIAM LEWIS "BILL" JOHNSON  1918-1998
                                                                                                      CHARLES EUGENE "CHARLIE" JOHNSON  1942-2011
                                                                                                      JAMES ELTON JOHNSON 
                                                                                                      +KAREN CHASE
                                                                                                      ELOISE JOHNSON  1944-
                                                                                                      +DOUGLAS HACKETT 
                                                                                                      WALTER ERIC JOHNSON
                                                                                                      CHRISTOPHER EDWARD JOHNSON
                                                                                                       +ROSEMARIE HINOJOSE
                                                                                  FRANCIS ELOISE WALKER  1923-1939
                                                              DIXIE ELLEN GILL  1898-1992
                                                              +EDWARD LEE ROY COCK  10907-1992
                                                                                    CAROLYN LOU COCKS  1935-2012
                                                                                    +SHERMAN LEE CUNNINGHAM  1931-1982
                                                                                                        SHERMAN LEE CUNNINGHAM JR  1956-2011
                                                                                                        +VICKIE L OAKLEY  1958
                                                                                                        DONALD TERRY CUNNINGHAM  1958-1982
                                                                                                        +LESLIE E KNOWLES  1961- 
                                                                                                        CHRISTOPHER CUNNINGHAM  1963-1995 
                                                                                                        DAVID L CUNNINGHAM  1960-   
                                                                                                        DOUGLAS L CUNNINGHAM  1960-            
                                                                                     PHYLLIS COCKS  1939-
                                                                                     ROY SUE COCK   1933-1940 
                                                              MATTIE P GILL  1898-1995
                                                              WILLIAM ALEXANDER GILL  1900-1975
                                                             +LESLIE WARD WILLIS  1906-1994   
                                                             +ZADA TUNNELL  1910-1999 
                                                                                    JOHN TUNNELL GILL  1937-1937
                                                                                    PATRICIA KAY GILL  1942-
                                                                                    +JAMES WILLIAM WADE
                                                                                                         LAURIE ANN WADE  1961-
                                                                                                         DANA KAY WADE  1964-
                                                                                                         +PAUL E GREEN  1962-
                                                                                    +LARRY DEAN ASHENFELTER  1940-1982   
                                                              FAYE MARIE GILL  1904-1995
                                                              +_______COOKSEY
                                                              +FREDERICK TECUMSEH ROGERS  1897-????
                                                                                     JACK GORDON ROGERS  1930-2010                                                     
                                                              EUGENE VICTOR GILL Jr  1906-1967
                                                              +JANIE MILDRED WRIGHT  1916-2005
                                                              EMMA GILL  1906-????  
                                                              ROBERT DERALD GILL  1910-1983
                                                              +LAVONIA DOUGLAS  1921-1983
                                        CARL GILL  1872-1889
                                        FLEET L GILL  1875-1970
                                        +MINNIE M REED  1875-1956
                                                              HUBERT OLNEY GILL  1900-1992
                                                              +RUBY LEE JOHNSON  1909-2007
                                                              HARRIETT AUGUSTA GILL  1902-2004
                                                              +STEVEN ALVA DEBNAM  1903-1977
                                                                                   JOY DIANA DEBNAM    1932-1970
                                                                                   +WILLIAM HUIE HESS  1933-2015
                                                                                                        NATHAN W HESS  1958-
                                                                                                        MARGARET ELIZABETH HESS  1962- 
                                                                                   STEVEN LEE DEBNAM  1935-2004
                                                               GENEVA HETTIE GILL  1903-1987
                                                              +JOSEPH DEWEY CHAMBLEE  1898-10968
                                                                                   DENNIS WONDEL CHAMBLEE  1922-2007
                                                                                   +JUANITA BEVERLY  1923-2015
                                                                                                        WANDA PHYLLIS CHAMBLEE  1948-2013
                                                                                                        +ROGER PATRICK JURN  1939-1988
                                                                                    SYBIL MOLENE CHAMBLEE   1923-2004
                                                                                    +VIRGLE COOK  1920-????
                                                                                    JAMES FRANCES CHAMBLEE  1926-2003
                                                                                    +JAMES CALVIN MARSHALL  1924-2007
                                                                                    MYRON DAPHENE CHAMBLEE  1927-2002
                                                                                    +WILLIAM NICHOLAS BREWER  1920-2007
                                                                                    LELAN R CHAMBLEE  1929-1983
                                                                                    EMMA JEAN CHAMBLEE  1932-2009
                                                                                    +WILLIAM "BILLY SIMS" MADDING  1927-1959
                                                                                                        BARBARA JEAN MADDING  1951-1998    
                                                                                    JOSEPH DEWE CHAMBLEE Jr  1935-2005
                                                                                    +PEGGY LYNN MORAN  1938-1962   
                                                              L B GILL   1903-1986
                                                             +VARNA LORENE MILLER  1910-1990 
                                                                                    CLIFTON DWAYNE GILL  1935-1968
                                                                                    +ELIZABETH E SHARP  1936-
                                                              RAYMOND WILLIAM GILL  1909-1993
                                                              +MARY PAULINE RUST  1914-1933
                                                              +RUBY ALMA YEARY  1915-1984
                                                                                      JAMES LOGAN GILL  1937-1996
                                                                                      +OLLIE JOYCE WARREN  1943-
                                                                                                        REGINA EVYONNE GILL  1963-
                                                                                                        MICHAEL WILLIAM GILL  1968-
                                                                                                        RUSSELL WENDELL GILL  1967-
                                                                MARYDELL  GILL  1915-2012
                                                                +LUTHER HALL McCRUMMEN  1916-2002
                                                                                        MARSHALL HALL McCRUMMEN  1941-2003
                                                                                        +BARARBARA HICKMAN  1939- 
                                                                                                         KIRSTIN "KIKI" McCRUMMEN
                                                                                                         +MICHAEL OLESON
                                                                                                         TAMARA McCRUMMEN
                                                                                                         +CHRIS CABALLERO
                                                                                                                             DARBY CABALLERO 
                                                                                                          LINDSEY GILL McCRUMMEN  1945-
                                                                                                          ROGER KENT McCRUMMEN  1953-
                                                                 JOYCE ANITA GILL  1918-2004 
                                                                +WAYNE HOUSTON WOODY 1923-2004
                                                                                         WAYNE HOUSTON WOODY JR  1946-1991
                                                                                         +MARIANNE MELTON  1946- 
                                                                                         ANITA ELIZABETH WOODY  1950-2004
                                                                                         +KENZEL RAY MAY  1946-                    
                                                                +VERSHEL H SMITH        
                                        ZENO GILL  1877-????
                                        FRANCES GILL  ????-????
                    +NAOMI LEE"LEE" DOSSETT  1869-1959
                                        WILLIE LEE GILL  1889-1969
                                        +HOMER LEONARD FROST  1869-1959
                                                             THELMA LEE FROST
                                                             +ALLIE VINSON POLLARD
                                                                                 THELMA FERN POLLARD
                                                                                  +GARVIN W SNYDER 
                                                             +FOREST B BUCKLEY
                                                                                   FOREST B "SONNY" BUCKLEY Jr  1932-2002
                                                                                   +SUZANNE
                                                                                   +JUDITH M HUDSON    1942-  
                                                                                   MARION BUCKLEY
                                                                                   +______HOLDCRAFT
                                                                                   +______HUFF
                                                                                   +HOYT W SMITH 
                                                              BUENA VISTA "FROSTIE" FROST  1908-1992
                                                              +FLOYD THOMAS BURCHFIELD  1903-1970
                                                                                   MARY LYNN BURCHFIELD  1930-2017
                                                                                   DIXIELEE THOMASENE BURCHFIELD  1931-2014
                                                                                  +FRANK J McKENNA  
                                                                                  +JERRY DONALD "RIP" STRANGE  1908-1991   
                                                                                                            JAMES FRANCIS "JIMMIE" STRANGE
                                                                                                            +LILLIAN CAROLYN MIDKIFF       
                                                              DIXIE GILL BRONTE FROST  1910-1973
                                                              +JAMES RAY HICKMAN    1921-2009
                                                              WINTER KNIGHT FROST  1912-1940   
                                                              LLOYD TURNER FROST  1914-1989
                                                              +LUCETTE A BEAUBIEN  1915-2001
                                                              DOROTHY GENE FROST  1916-2010
                                                              +CHARLES ELMER BORDEN SR  1911-1986  
                                                                                     CHARLES ELMER BORDEN JR  1935-2004
                                                              +CHAD NOLAN HENSLEY  1917-1998
                                                              HOMER LEONARD FROST JR  1921-1969
                                                             +GLADYS LORENE JOHNSON  1926-1995
                                                                                     THOMAS LAWRENCE FROST  1955-
                                                                                     MARY FROST  1953-1953
                                                              PEGGY MARIE FROST  1924-1953
                                                              DAVID ROY FROST  1925-1961
                                                              +MARGIE NELL WEBB  1929-1995  
                                                              MARY PATRICIA FROST  1929-2008     
                                                              +JAY RAY HUNTER  1927-1987
                                                                                     JONATHAN MICHAEL HUNTER  1948-
                                                                                     JAMES SCOTT HUNTER  1949-2001
                                                                                     +NANCY E KNUTSON  1951-
                                                                                     PEGGY SHANNON HUNTER  1953-1969                                             
                   
                   
HARRIETT JANE "HATTIE" GILL  1844-1901
                    +WHITFIELD "PONY" SCOTT  1842-1887
                                         MYRTA ZOE SCOTT  1865-1958
                                         +AIME CHARLES SCHREINER  1862-1935
                                                             WHITFIELD SCOTT SCHREINER  1888-1969
                                                             +JOSEPHINE AUGUSTA CARR  1893-1984
                                                                                 JOSEPHINE TOBIN SCHREINER  1916-2009
                                                                                 +ERNEST CLYDE PARKER JR  1918-2009
                                                              AIME CHARLES SCHREINER JR  1890-1963
                                                              +NELLIE ELIZABETH GANTER  1891-1953
                                                                                  NELL GANTER SCHREINER  1916-2001
                                                                                  +THOMAS WEIR LABATT JR  1913-1981
                                                              HESTER PALMER SCHREINER  1898-1949
                                                              +HARRY MOSS HARRISON  1889-1954 
                                                                                  HESTER SCHREINER HARRISON  1918-2003
                                                                                  +---------- DICK   
                                                                                  AIME SCHREINER HARRISON  1922-1998
                                                                                  +HELENA MUIR HURST  1925-2008 
                                                                                                      BARRETT H HARRISON  1949-
                                                                                                      +KIMBERLY E ECHOLS  1959-    
                                         WILLIE BEVERLY SCOTT  1870-1937
                                         +ALVIN W IRVING  1861-1947
                                                             AIME LEIGH IRVING  1900-1901
                                                             ALVIN COOPER IRVING  1908-*1970
                                                             +LOUISE ELIZABETH DICKEY  1918-  
                                         VICTOR LEE SCOTT  1871-1948
                                         +LELIA LAMOUR  1871-1954
                                                             VICTOR WHITFIELD SCOTT  1871-1948
                                                             +VICTORIA MARY KINDLA  1894-1950
                                                             SADIE L SCOTT  18978-1966  
                                                            +BEN ARTHUR WAGNER  1893-1961
                                                            + FELIX WILLIAM JUNG  1888-1967
                                                             LUCILLE HARRIETT SCOTT  1900-1966
                                                            +LEROY REEDER KUGLE  1893-1941
                                                                                LEROY RUSSELL KUGLE  1918-1997
                                                                                +ELAINE R JARVIS  1917-2005
                                                                                WHITFIELD ELVIN KUGLE  1920-1972
                                                                                +CLARA KATE CULBERTSON  1919-2004
                                                            +GEORGE B WAGONER  1879-1966 
                                                            EARL D SCOTT  1902-1980
                                                            +FLORENCE RUTH SMITH  1901-1961
                                                                                 EARL D SCOTT JR  1926-
                                                            HAL GARRETT SCOTT  1904-1983
                                                            +ALICE EDNA FRITTS  1906-1986
                                                            BERNICE ELIZABETH WHEELER  1907-1990
                                         EARL D SCOTT  1873-1957
                                         +GERTRUDE PRESNALL  1872-1961
                                         CLINTON LEVY SCOTT  1879-????
                                         JULIA SCOTT  ????-????  
                    MARGARET GILL  1846-1860
                    CHARLES GILL  1840-1870
                    EMMA GILL  1853-1860
                    THOMAS GILL  1854-1860
                    ANNA KATHERINE GILL  1856-1932
                    +ARMITAGE THOMAS OAKLEY  1855-1910
                                        VELMA FAYE OAKLEY  1882-1963
                                        EDNA VIVIAN OAKLEY  1888-1959   
                                        EARL G OAKLEY  1890-1918
                    LAURA BLANCHE GILL  1859-1952
                    +WILLIAM GRAY GARRETT   1851-1935
                                        AIMEE ZOE GARRETT  1885-1982
                                       +ROBERT LOUIS SCHMERBECK1878-1945
                                                               ROBERT LOUIS SCHMERBECK JR  1909-1998
                                                              +EDITH HAZEL HAUSER  1918-2002
                                                               GARRETT GILL SCHMERBECK  1910-1999
                                                                  +MIRIUM  FRANCES HOOD   1917-
                                                                                    MARILYN SCHMERBECK  1944-
                                                                                        +WILLIAM F HEAP  1946-
                                                                                    FRANCES ANN SCHMERBECK  1946-
                                                                                    +WILLIAM THORPE McKENZIE 
                                                                                    PHILIP DAVID SCHMERBECK 1956-
                                                                                    MARK GARRETT SCHMERBECK  1659-  
                                                               AIMEE LOUISE SCHMERBECK  1912-2006  
                                                               +LOUIS CARROLL  ADAMS  1908-1993                      
                                        HARRIETT SCOTT  1887-1975  
                                        WILLIAM GRAY GARRETT JR   1888-1965
                                        +MARY BURNS JOHNSTON  1890-1981
                                                                ANNIE LAURIE GARRETT   1913-1937
                                                                +JAMES SAMUEL HOWZE  1909-1989
                                                                                    MARY SUE HOWZE  1936-2000
                                                                                    +DONELL EAR SHEPARD  1933-1992
                                                                                                             ANNIE LAURIE SHEPARD  1963-
                                                                                    +THOMAS P. CAHILL  ????-????
                                                                MARY JANE GARRETT 1919-2010 
                                                                +CLIFTON CRAWFOFORD CARTER  1918-1971
                                                                                     KATHLEEN JANE CARTER  1946-
                                                                                     +MICHAEL JAMESLIVINGSTON  1947-
                                                                                     CYNTHIA SUE CARTER  1948-
                                                                                     +LAWRENCE ALAN  RAMSDELL 1948-
                                                                                     WILLIAM GARRETT CARTER  1950-
                                                                                     +MARY LOU AZEVEDO  1951-
                                                                                     LYNDON EDMOND CARTER  1953-
                                                                                     +MARGARET P ROMBERG  1965-
                                                                                     LAURIE ANN CARTER  1960-
                                                                                    +DAVID CHARLES UHLMAN  1957-
                                        HARRISON RICE GARRETT  1890-1921
                                        LEROY DENMAN GARRETT  1891-1981
                                        +JESMYR FORTRAN   1897-1978 
                                                                VICTOR  EARLGARRETT  1920-1998
                                                                +JESSIE BUTLER BROADFOOT  1924-2014
                                                                                      VICTOR EARL GARRETT JR  1956-
                                                                                      +TAMMY GAYLE HENDERSON  1959-
                                                                                                               VICTOR EARL GARRETT III  1981-
                                        VICTOR EARL GARRETT  1894-1918
                                        INFANT DAUGHTER  GARRETT  1899-1899
                                        LAURA RUTH GARRETT  1902-1982    
                                        +RICHARD AUSTIN CHRIESMAN  1885-1975   
                    MARION GILL  1861-1945
                    +PHILLIP JAMES STEPHENSON  1856-1946

SITE OF OLD GILL FARM Marker # 4849 Location: From Comanche, take SH 16 NE about 4 miles, then go east on county road about 4 miles, at Old Gill Farm and Family Cemetery, Copperas Creek Park on Proctor Lake City: Comanche vicinity Marker Erected: 1968 Marker Text: Settled 1874 by W. A. Gill (1843-1889), son of W. S. Gill, hero of Battle of San Jacinto. W. A. fought in Civil War and was a Captain in the Texas Rangers. His sons E. V. and Fleet lived here for many years. Remains in this family plot were moved in 1964 to Buffalo Cemetery (1 mile N). (1968)

SITE OF W. A. GILL                     FARM
LAKE PROCTOR
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND FANNIE
1.  WILLIAM ALEXANDER "WILLIE" GILL Jr
2.  CHARLES TILLMAN "CHARLIE " GILL
3.  EUGENE VICTOR GILL
4.  CARL GILL
5.  FLEET L.  GILL
6.  ZENO GILL
7.  FRANCES GILL

1870 United States Federal Census

Name:  William Gill

Age in 1870:  27

Birth Year:  abt 1843

Birthplace:  Texas

Dwelling Number:  541

Home in 1870:  West of the Brazos River, McLennan, Texas

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Male Citizen Over 21:  Y

Personal Estate Value:  400

Household Members:

Name          Age

William Gill    27

Fanny Gill    20

William Gill    3

Allen Gurlington    13

1880 United States Federal Census

Name:  William Gill

Age:  37

Birth Date:  Abt 1843

Birthplace:  Texas

Home in 1880:  Comanche, Texas, USA

Dwelling Number:  98

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)

Marital Status:  Widower

Father's Birthplace:  Tennessee

Mother's Birthplace:  Alabama

Occupation:  Farmer

Sick:  Rumotuin

Neighbors:  View others on page

Household Members:

Name    Age

William Gill    37

Eugene V. Gill    10

Carl Gill    8

Fleet L. Gill    5

Zeno Gill    3

Sarah Garlington    50

Allen S. Garlington    23

1.  WILLIAM ALEXANDER "WILLIE" GILL Jr.

FIND A GRAVE

W A Gill

Willie was burned to death after the family returned to Texas.  He was about six years old - Uncle Gene said he could remember seeing it happen.  Willie was trying to start a fire with coal oil, caught fire and burned to death.  This happened at Comanche.  They left Willie and told him to be sure and keep a good fire in the big range cook stove.  Willie poured kerosene on the fire - it exploded.  Uncle Gene was right behind him - tried to help him - he ran, and a hired man caught him.  They put out the fire.  A Weaver cousin rushed to his aid, too, but unfortunately, Willie was too badly burned and died."
2.  CHARLES TILLMAN "CHARLIE" GILL
Charles Tillman Gill , known as "Charlie" was born in Brazil.  According to family records, his middle name was given to him in honor of Benjamin Tillman, the Governor of South Carolina.  However, Tillman was not elected until 1890 and was only 21 or 22 at the time of Charlie's birth, making that story a bit doubtful.  Family records also state that Charlie died in Brazil not reaching his first birthday.  But, he is shown on the  "British Lion" manifest as an infant for the return trip back to the United States.  One can only assume that the manifest was written up before sailing and that Charlie passed away prior to the sailing in September, 1869.  He is not listed on the 1870 Census taken in McLennan County Texas. (See above Census Records)
3.  EUGENE VICTOR GILL
EUGENE VICTOR GILL was born on December 14, 1870, in Bosqueville, Texas, his father, WILLIAM, was 27 and his mother, Frances, was 20. He married STELLA SUSAN WEST in 1892. They had eight children in 18 years. He died on December 4, 1965, in Levelland, Texas, at the age of 94, and was buried there.
STELLA SUSAN WEST was born on September 13, 1873, in Arkansas, the daughter of Martha and James. She married EUGENE VICTOR GILL in 1892. They had eight children in 18 years. She died on August 27, 1954, in Hockley, Texas, at the age of 80, and was buried in Levelland, Texas.

Eugene Victor Gill, Sr

  • BIRTH 14 Dec 1870 Bosqueville, McLennan County, Texas, USA

  • DEATH 4 Dec 1965 Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA

  • BURIAL Levelland Municipal Cemetery  Levelland, Hockley County, Texas, USA

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  • MEMORIAL ID 21790934

Stella Sue Gill

EUGENE  AND STELLA HAD 8 CHILDREN
1.  OUIDA PEARL ILL
2.  LAURA GENE GILL
3.  MATTIE R GILL
4.  DIXIE ELLEN GILL
5.  WILLAM ALEXANDER GILL
6.  FAYE MARIE GILL
7.  EUGENE VICTOR GILL Jr.
8.  ROBERT DERALD GILL

William Edward Nowlin

  • BIRTH 11 Sep 1892 Alabama, USA

  • DEATH 29 Sep 1940 Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • BURIAL Greenlawn Memorial Park  Groves, Jefferson County, Texas, USA

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  • MEMORIAL ID 64141227

Ouida Pearl Gill Nowlin

  • BIRTH 22 Jul 1892 Comanche County, Texas, USA

  • DEATH 27 Nov 1988 Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA

  • BURIAL Unknown

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  • MEMORIAL ID 83789536

Harold G Nowlin

  • BIRTH 7 May 1917 Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • DEATH 31 Jul 1926 Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • BURIAL Greenlawn Memorial Park  Groves, Jefferson County, Texas, USA

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  • MEMORIAL ID 64141297

1.  OUIDA PEARL GILL
OUIDA
Ouida Pearl Gill was born on July 22, 1892, in Comanche, Texas, her father, EUGENE, was 21, and her mother, STELLA, was 18. She had four sons and three daughters with William Edward Nowlin. She died on November 27, 1988, in Torrance, California, at the age of 96.
William Edward Nowlin was born on September 11, 1892, in Portersville, Alabama, his father, Archie, was 34 and his mother, Nancy, was 27. He had four sons and three daughters with Ouida Pearl Gill. He died on September 29, 1940, in Groves, Texas, at the age of 48, and was buried there.
OUIDA AND W. E. NOWLIN HAD SIX CHILDREN
1.  HAZEL LEMOINE NOWLIN
2.  HAROLD GILL NOWLIN
3.  ROY WAYNE NOWLIN
4.  VICTOR CLAYTON NOWLIN
5.  HOLLIS RAYMOND "BUD" NOWLIN
6.  DOROTHY JEANE NOWLIN
Hazel Lemoine Nowlin was born on January 14, 1915, in Sidney, Texas, her father, William, was 22, and her mother, Ouida, was 22. She had four brothers. She died in February 1984 in La Marque, Texas, at the age of 69.
Vernon H. (Buddy) Hawthorn was born on April 14, 1909, in Port Neches, Texas, his father, Benjamin, was 25 and his mother, Rebecca, was 23. He married Hazel Lemoine Nowlin on September 21, 1935. He then married Thelma E Williams on July 9, 1943. He died on December 17, 1994, in his hometown at the age of 85, and was buried there.
Lee Allyn Williams was born on March 10, 1903, in Dunlap, Iowa, his father, Robert, was 29 and his mother, Katherine, was 26. He died on May 11, 1970, of a self inflicted gun shot to the head in Houston, Texas, at the age of 67.
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2.  HAROLD GILL NOWLIN
Harold Gill Nowlin was born on May 7, 1917, in Port Arthur, Texas, his father, William, was 24 and his mother, Ouida, was 24. He had three brothers and two sisters. He died from an accidental drowning at the age of nine on July 31, 1926, in Groves, Texas.

Harold G Nowlin

  • BIRTH 7 May 1917 Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • DEATH 31 Jul 1926 Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • BURIAL Greenlawn Memorial Park  Groves, Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • MEMORIAL ID 64141297

3.  ROY WAYNE NOWLIN
Roy Wayne Nowlin was born on February 1, 1919, in Port Arthur, Texas, his father, William, was 26 and his mother, Ouida, was 26. He had three brothers and two sisters. He died on May 31, 1971, in Groves, Texas, at the age of 52, and was buried there.
ROY WAYNE NOWLIN

Eula Sonnier Nowlin

  • BIRTH 5 May 1917 Louisiana, USA

  • DEATH 30 Jul 1981 Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • BURIAL Greenlawn Memorial Park  Groves, Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • MEMORIAL ID 68207317

Roy Wayne Nowlin

  • BIRTH 1 Feb 1919 Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • DEATH 31 May 1971 Groves, Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • BURIAL Greenlawn Memorial Park  Groves, Jefferson County, Texas, USA

  • MEMORIAL ID 68276256

4.  VICTOR CLAYTON NOWLIN
Victor C. Nowlin, 88, of Salinas, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 18, 2009, with his loved ones at his side at his home in Salinas.

Vic was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Port Arthur, Texas. Not unlike many from "The Greatest Generation" Vic's life was profoundly shaped by the lessons The Great Depression and World War II taught him. Lessons that served him in goodstead throughout his long life.

During World War II, Vic proudly served in the U.S. Navy where he had the privilege to visit many places both here in the United State and throughout the Pacific. One port of call was San Francisco. It was there, at a dance, that he met the love of his life, Joan Hazel Utz. In 1944, they were married and spent 54 years together until her passing in 1998.

In 1959, Vic and Joan moved to Salinas where he worked as mail carrier for the United State Postal Service. He adopted several stray dogs whom he found along his route. All who brought great enjoyment to Vic and Joan.

Vic had a great love at golf. As a young man he caddied at the local golf courses. There he learned the game and played on many of the top courses where he met many of the top golfers of his early days. He often played golf at the Salinas Fairways where he and his friends, "The Bandits", frequently gathered. One of his most memorable achievements at the Fairways was to hit a "hole in one" in 1980.
In 1998, a new chapter began in Vic's life. He met the Calender Family, Kurtis, Jan, Kourtney, Scott, and Shane. He spent the last 11 years with them where he was fondly and affectionately known as "Granpa Vic". He enjoyed horseback riding with Kourtney's horse Kavort, teaching Shane golf, and riding his bike with Scott. These were many shared and precious memories that will last a lifetime for the Calenders.

To Jan he was like a father, very kind and caring. She will always refer to him as a person with unconditional love and a heart as big as Texas. She will miss their breakfasts together.

He will be truly missed by the many friends that he made throughout his life, both from long ago and especially those who he made during the past 11 years.

Our family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and SVMH, Luci and Min, and Doctors John Carlson, Mark Adame, and Christopher Oh for their excellent care to Victor.