Re: Gershom BILLS--Marshall Co., TN
Bonnie, I happen to pull up the Bills family forum.I was married to a Bills from Kansas and I often look for information for my son.
I happened to see your posting for a Gershom Bills who was born in NC.My Reese (Reece, Ries) family has been in NC since the early 1700s.I have a copy of a map showing NC landowners in the 1700s.The land grants were issued by Sir Granville.Interestingly, there is a Garsham Bills on the map with a date of 1793.There is also a Daniel Bills with a grant date of 1780.Garsham Bills & my ggggg grandfather, Valentine Reece, witnessed the will of a neighbor. I find it interesting that my ggggg grandfather lived near the Bills family-a family that I quite possibly married into.(It gets more interesting in that another witness to that will was Jabez Jarvis-my gggg grandfather on my mothers side).I just wonder if this Garsham Bills is yours?There is also a book titled "Index to Early Tennessee Wills & Administrations, 1779-1861,"that you might want to look into to see if Gershom had a will in TN.