Gilshot THOMAS, Jr

Male Abt 1754 - 1809  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Gilshot THOMAS  [1
    Suffix Jr 
    Born Abt 1754  North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Sales Transaction 24 Jun 1788  Winton County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Description: one negro boy Bakus aged 16 or 17
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    Court Civil 7 Aug 1788  Winton County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Power of Attorney Signing 1792  Burke County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Alexander Newman served as a Private in Captain Johnson's Company of the South Carolina Militia and was promoted to Lieutenant on May 20, 1781. After the war, he served as Clerk of the Inferior Court of Screven County. See (1) Marriages and Deaths: 1763 to 1820, P 85 (2) Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, P. 725
    Possessions 10 Aug 1802  Middletown, , New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Sold ancestral proprty to Alexander Newman who acted as POA for Gilshot Sr.'s children 
    • Property formerly belonging to his grandfather, John Thomas, and recently his father, Gilshot Thomas. According the records I have found, Mr. Alexander Newman, a JP, died 2 months after this transaction without a will.
    Will 2 May 1809  Screven County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died Aug 1809  Screven County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A John Freeman, petitioned the court for letters of testamentory for the administration of the estate on 31 August 1809, the announcement was in the Sept 9, 1809 Augusta Chronicle, page 3, column 4. It is a fair assumption then that he died in August.
    Person ID I0857  Thomas
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2011 

    Father Gilshot THOMAS,   b. Abt 1730,   d. Bef Jul 1792  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Helinor WILLIAMS,   b. Est Abt 1682 
    Married Abt 1750  New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to later records, John & Anna Thomas, John Williams and his wife and Daughter Hannah, and Gilshot all lived in New Castle, it is a fair assumption that they were married there. \par
    Residence Bef 19 Dec 1754  North Carolina Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • This is possibly near present day Lockhart, SC. Portions of present day South Carolina were considered North Carolina.
    Family ID F0101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mrs Gilshot THOMAS, Jr,   b. Est Abt 1754,   d. Est Abt 1809  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hannah THOMAS,   d. (Dead)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F0399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Power of Attorney from Gilshot Thomas, Jt. to Alexander Newman
    Power of Attorney from Gilshot Thomas, Jt. to Alexander Newman
    Power of Attorney from Gilshot Thomas, Jt. to Alexander Newman for the property in Middletown, DE

    Documents
    1802 Deed for Delaware Propery
    1802 Deed for Delaware Propery
    Sale of property in or near Middletown, New Castle County, DE. from Gilshot Jr to Alexander Newman. Mr. Newman died 3 months later with out a will.
    Summary of Gilshot Jr's will
    Summary of Gilshot Jr's will
    This comes from Screven County Library on line.

    Histories
    The case of the two Gilshots
    The case of the two Gilshots
    Which Gilshot is which? Gilshot Sr and Gilshot Jr

  • Notes 
    • See Court of Conscientious Records I have made the assumption that the Gilshot Thomas appearing in South Carolina records is Gilshot Jr. He is most likely the Gilshot Thomas who served in the militia under LT Jacob Buxton. A.A. 7723; X3988 James Thomas also served at the same time.
      Colonial Records of Georgia, Vol XIII, Page 588 GA Revolutionary Soldiers - Screven County - Gideon Thomas He served in the South Carolina Militia before the fall of Charleston and also in the Georgia Troops under General John Twiggs. d. 1807 See 1) Georgia's Roster of the Revoltion P. 169 & 393 2) Information on Some Georgia Pioneers "Listed as Gedion, RS, Scrivin Cty. D. 1809 (Was in Montgomery County 1805)" Information on some Georgia pioneers Maddox, Joseph T. Publisher: J.T. Maddox, Pub date: [1982] Pages: 216, xxxiii p. ; G 929.3758 GEO GEORGIA 3) Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution Roster of South Carolina patriots in the American Revolution Moss, Bobby Gilmer. Publisher: Genealogical Pub. Co., Pub date: 1983. Pages: xxiii, 1022 p. : ISBN: 0806310057 Item info: 1 copy available at Central Library. G 929.3757 SOUTH SC

  • Sources 
    1. [S0003] 1802 Deed by Gilshot Jr to Alexander Newman, for DE Property.

    2. [S0048] Winton (Barnwell) County, South Carolina: Minutes of County Court and Will Book 1 1785-1791, Brent Holcom (Reliability: 2).
      Gilshot Thomas of Winton County, for 150 lbs do sell one negro boy Bakus aged 16 or 17 to Job Roundtree

    3. [S0048] Winton (Barnwell) County, South Carolina: Minutes of County Court and Will Book 1 1785-1791, Brent Holcom (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S0045] 1802 Land Deed Middletown, DE (Reliability: 3).
      State of Georgia - This indenture made the twenty eight day of
      Oct in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two between
      Gilshot Thomas of the County of Screven in the State of aforesaid of the
      One part and Alexander Newman of the same county and State of
      The other part Witnesses that for and in consideration of the sum of
      One hundred Dollars by the said Alexander to the said Gilshot well
      And freely paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents
      Page 2
      the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Gilshot Thomas
      hath bargained sold delivered and conveyed and by these presents hath
      bargained sell a lien and convey unto the said Alexander Newman
      all that form and tract of land containing one hundred and fifty
      acres situate lying and being in Newcastle County in the State of
      Delaware near the township of middletown which tract was
      formerly the property of John Thomas the grandfather of the
      above named Gilshot and is the same tract whereon Gilshot Thomas
      the Elder who was the father of the present Bargainer formerly
      resided. The title deed right which is now legally vested in the first
      above named Gilshot Thomas together with all said ?
      the buildings improvements easements Privileges and apurtances
      ?? ?/ unto the said tract of land belonging or ??? anyone's
      appertances to have and to hold the said farm a tract of
      land together with the buildings, improvements, and as???
      pertaining unto the said Alexander Newman his heirs and
      Assigns (or aligns) forever and the said Gilshot Thomas for himself and his
      heirs the said tract of land together with the appurtances as unto
      the said Alexander Newman his heirs and assigns against heirs
      the said Gilshot and his heirs and assigns and against all
      forever persons claiming or to claims by through or under
      him the said Gilshot stay and will warrant and forever
      defend by these presents the witnesses where of the said Gilshot
      Thomas hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and
      year first above written
      signed sealed and delivered in the presence - Gilshot Thomas (Seal)
      Of Robert Warren JP
      Richard Price JP

      Paid on the day of the date of the within deed the
      Full and just sum of one hundred Dollars from Alex-
      Newman it being the one ???????????????????? many within mentioned
      to have been paid by him to me for the within Bargained
      Premises. Signed by one
      Witness \tab\tab\tab\tab Gilshot Thomas
      \tab Robert Warren
      \tab Richard Price

      ****Transcribed by Larry W. Thomas as best he could

    5. [S0042] Gilshot Jr's Will (Reliability: 3).
      In the name of God, Amen. I, Gilshot Thomas of the state of Georgia and county of Scrivin, being sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for the Same and Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, due make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to Say principally and first of all I Give and recommend my Soul to hands of God who gave it and my body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors who I Shall hereafter name. Nothing Doubting but I shall Receive the same at the General Resurrection of quick and dead though merits of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I Dispose of the Same in manner and form following that is to Say my Request is that my swamp stock of hogs, one young Sorrel horse also all the Slaves now made both in the Swamp and Savannah be sold to the best advantage, and money arising from the Same to be applied to the payment of my Just debts and Funeral Expenses and the Remaining part of my Estate both Real and Personal to be Dispose of as hereafter follows to wit my desire is that Edward Pye be paid out of my Estate Sum of twenty five cents and Each of the Rest of my Lawful Heirs the like sum of twenty five cents as their full part of my Estate and the Remainder of my Estate to be Equally divided between Bud Kade Hedgcock, Elizabeth Hedgcock, Gill Hedgcock and Edward Hedgcock Share and Share Alike. Also, my Desire is that Hannah Hedgcock Should live on and Enjoy the privilege of my plantation whereon I now live without Interruption During her natural life and take care of four above named children to wit Bud K., Elizabeth, Gill, and Edward Hedgcock and also to use any part of my Stock not pointed out to be Sold for the Sport and benefit of her self and the aforesaid Children and at her Decease the Tract of Land whereon I now live together with what of my Stock Shall be Left to become the property the named four Children to be divided as above directed and I do hereby appoint and ordain John Freeman Senior my Sole Executor to See my Last Will and Testament fully and truly performed in Testamony whereof I have Set my hand and Seal this Second day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and nine.

      Signed and Acknowledged in presence of

      Edward (his mark) Pye
      Thomas Brannen Esquire\tab\tab\tab Gilshot(his mark) Thomas

    6. [S0047] Upper Broad River Basin Pioneers 1750--1760, Miles S. Philbeck, (Turner and Philbeck, 1984) (Reliability: 2).
      [700-S] WILLIAM OAR, 302 acres, 19 Dec 1754. "Surd for Willaim Oar a track of Lan containing three hundered and two accers on the South Side of pacalat River on the North Side of Sandey Run Including the place where Gille Shote thomas formerly Lived Begining at a Black Oak and Runing thence So 60 Et 55 Chains to a Stake thence So 30 West 55 CHains to a Red Oak thence So 60 West 55 Chains to a pine thence to the first station".