Archibald Gillison1

#3974, (1728 - after 3 January 1792)
Relationship4th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*____ Gillison2 (c 1690 - )


Jean Larkin b. c 1728, d. 1796
Children 1.Elizabeth Ann Gillison+1 (s 1759 - s 1814)
 2.James Gillison7
 3.Mary Gillison7
 4.Karen-happuch Gillison7
 5.Ann Gillison+7
SC Counties: Abbeville County gets its name from the town of Abbeville, France. The county was originally part of Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, but was designated Abbeville County in 1785. Pendleton District is a former judicial district in South Carolina. It existed as a county or a district from 7 March 1789 to 20 December 1826. Pendleton County was created on 7 March 1789 in the former Indian lands. It included the current Anderson and Pickens counties and all but about 70 square miles along the Chattooga River of Oconee County. The land along the Chattooga belonged the Cherokee and Creek peoples. Pendleton County was attached to Abbeville.
source: Wikipedia. 
Lived in Culpepper Co, VA in 1760, then moved to SC about 1772. Archibald's Revolutionary record was verified by the DAR on Jan 13, 1953 by Maud Callaway Hays DAR #368507. Gravestone in Old Rutledge Graveyard with inscription age 64, MAR 1792. War record found in 'Stubs and Indents to Claims Growing out of the Revolution' by A.S. Salley, Jr.
Original source: Hays, Maud Callaway. Harris and Allied Families of Claiborne, Gillison, Thompson, Whitsett. 1953. Repository Daughters of the American Revolution.
Citation: "Notes about Archibald Gillison", Christian Webber's Family Tree, 
He lived at Caroline Co., VirginiaG.3 
Birth*1728He was born in 1728 at Culpeper Co., VirginiaG.1 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Jean Larkin circa 1750; or Jane Harrison, need to source.1 
5 February 1759Jas. Gillison , Feb. 5, 1759 , left all his property to his brothers, John and Archibald Gillison, of Caroline county, Aug. 21, 1760 on 5 February 1759.4 
5 February 1759In James Gillison's will dated 5 February 1759, Archibald Gillison was named as an heir.3 
1790He appeared on the census of 1790 at Pendleton Co., South CarolinaG.5 
3 January 1792He left a will on 3 January 1792 at Pendleton Dist. (Abbbeville Co.), South CarolinaG.6
Death*after 3 January 1792He died after 3 January 1792 at Abbeville Co., South CarolinaG.1 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S465] Hoops Family, Geoffrey Hoops, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Hoops Family.
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S2852] Raleigh Travers Green, Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia (Culpepper, Virginia: self-published, 1900), Part 2, p. 49, Will records. Will of Jas. Gillison, will dated 5 Feb 1759, leaving all to his brothers John and Archibald of Caroline County; probate 21 Aug 1760.
  4. [S468] Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia [database on-line], online \\, Name: Archibald Gillison; Date: 21 Aug 1760; Location: Caroline county; Comments: Jas. Gillison, Feb. 5, 1759, left all his property to his brothers, John and Archibald Gillison, of Caroline county, Aug. 21, 1760 .. Hereinafter cited as Notes on Culpeper County.
  5. [S268] 1790 U.S. Federal Census, image viewed online or M (16+) [Archibald]; 2 m (<16) [James, ____ (poss. husb. of Ann named in his will); 2 F [two of Elizabeth, Mary, Karen].
  6. [S626] South Carolina Department of Archives and History Online Archives, online, Series S108093, South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No. 9) 1782- ca. 1855. Will of Archibald Gillison of Abbeville Co., Anderson Co. Will Typescript. MSS Will: Pendleton District Estate Record Book B, p. 63; Estate packet 218.
    IN THE NAME OF ODD AMEN. I Archibald Gillison of Abbeville County and State of South Carolina being but low and weak in Body but or sound and perfect mind and memory, (thanks be to God) do make this my last Will and Testament. -- Principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the Hands of almighty God who gave it me and my Body to be Buried in Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors. And as touching such worldly Goods therewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and devise in manner and form following -- --
    Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Jean Gillison my whole Estate (both real and Personal) during her Widowhood. In case she marries or when she deceases my Will is that my four Children Namely Elizabeth Price, Mary Harris, James Gillison and Karenhappuch Harris, do each or them Receive Twenty Shillings Sterling out of my Estate. This money to be raised by Selling something that my Exeoutore may think can be best spared off the Plantation ---
    Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann Gillison (at my Wife's decease or Marriage) all that Tract of Land thereon I now do live Containing One Hundred and Twentyfive acres, and all my houshold Furniture, Likewise one Bay Filley, and all that part of my Cattle and Hogs that is now called hers, both them and their increase...
    Item, In like manner I give and bequeath to John Gillison, son of my Daughter Ann Gillison all the remainder of my Estate of every kind or quality whatsoever, and my Will and desire is that he shall have a good and liberal Education given him, and that there be a reserve made by my Exeoutors out of my Estate (before any division) of a Sufficiencey to defray the expence of his Sohooling ---
    Item I do hereby Constitute and appoint my three friends James Nash Stephen Harris, and Larkin Nash Executors to thie my last Will and Testament, hereby disclaiming, Revoking and Disannulling all other Wills and Testaments whatsoever, and do proclaim, publish, Pronounce and declare this to be my last Will and Testament----
    Given under my Hand and Seal thie third day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Two....

    Sealed, Signed & acknowledged Archibald Gillison (SEAL)
    In presence of
    George Nafh's
    James Thornhill
    Valentine Nafh

    NB. the words, both Real and personal, interlined before signed

    Recorded in Will Book B, Page 63 [in script] Book Destoyed
    Recorded September 20, 1792
    Proved September 20, 1792
    John Miller junr., c.c.
    Roll No. 218.
  7. [S466] Christian Webber's Family Tree, jmeweb1, owner, online, Archibald Gillison, of Abbeville Co., S. C. being low and weak in body, but of sound mind, make this my last will and testament... to beloved wife, Jean Gillison, my whole estate, both real and personal, during her widowhood.... in case of her remarriage or decease, my four children, Elizabeth Price, Mary Harris, James Gillison, and Karenhappoch Harris to receive 20 shillings to be raised from sale of something that can be spared from the plantation... to daughter, Ann Gillison, at wife's decease or remariage, tract of land I now live on, of 125 acres, all househould furniture, cattle, etc... John Gillison, son of my daughter, Ann Gillison, remainder of estate, sufficient for his schooling... I appoint three friends, James Nash, Stephen Harris, and Larkin Nash, executors. Date: 3 January 1792 Wit: George Nash, James Thornhill, Valentine Nash. Rec :September 2(?),1792.
    Original Source: Pendleton District, South Carolina Deeds, 1790-1806. Compiled by Betty Willie, Conveyance Book B, pages 63-64.
    Cited at… (Christian Webber's Family Tree). Hereinafter cited as Webber's FT.