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Re: 1860 Gillins Slave owners
In Response To: Re: 1860 Gillins Slave owners ()

: Hello. The name as shown above does not appear in either the 1850
: or the 1860 Slave Schedules for SC. However, I did find these
: names: 1850: GILLAND, James R. -- Fairfield Dist.

: GILLELAND, Robert -- Laurens Dist.

: GILLELAND, W. D. -- Charleston Dist.

: GILLILAND, Martha -- Laurens Dist.

: GILLILAND, William D. -- Union Dist.

: 1860: GILLANE, James -- Abbeville Dist.

: GILLAND, J. R. -- Williamsburg Dist.

: GILLILAND, Robert -- Laurens Dist.

: GILLILAND, Robert J. -- Pickens Dist.

: Knowing how some of my relatives in SC pronounce names, it might me
: worth it to consider these or even "Gilliam"

: Good luck!

Thank you. I will check those individuals out today on the images and see if I can find anything. (Part of the following was also posted on the other forum)..but this is where I stand with my family now.

Attempting to find the parents of Pharoah Gillins, I began searching the 199 images of 1870 St. Johns Berkeley Charleston County Sc.

This is him in 1870:
1870 St. Johns Berkley,,Charleston SC pg 240
Gillins, Pharoh..age 23
Nannie..age 20

Searching through the images, I found, a few doors away, on page 242:

Gillins, Barsow or Bassow..age 60
Alindia..age 47
Binkie..age 14
Guy..age 12
Osenia?..age 9

few more doors away 243 is:

Gillins, James..age 40
Phillipi..age 46

page: 245 B
Gillins, Jack...age 50
Rebecca..age 40
Stephen...age 7
Samuel..age 6mons.

Several members mentioned above were found still living in Charleston Co. in 1880. All stating "born in SC".

Working my way backwards searching for that surname, I couldnt find anything until I found these names in SC. I feel that my Gillins are somehow connected to these people.

1790 Census
of the Dorchester- St. George Parish and Beech Hill Areas
(No first name given) Gillins 0 0 0 0 4 (4 slaves)

1810 United States Federal Census
Gillens, David
State: South Carolina Year: 1810
County: Abbeville Roll: M252_60
Township: Page: 59
Image: 60
* Owned no slaves as of 1810.

I strongly believe that Bassow/Barsow is the father of Pharoah. But, I need to prove it somehow. Any suggesstions and or guidance will be appreciated. Thanks again..Leanne

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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