I now have in my possession a few documents which Killion Creek personally signed.These are deeds and marriage consents for his children.The Killion Creek who was in Pittsylvania, Virginia was definitely the same man in Kentucky.His signature is in German form, and appears to be (as many of you already know), Guilliam Gring, Griche, Gunrig.I have been told by Germans who are experts in German genealogy, that these are all forms of the same name."Guilliam" of course is Anglicized as William.
I think it's fascinating to see these documents where the county clerk has written the name Killian Creek (which is what the name sounds like) all through the body of the deed, but when Killian signed it the signature was definitely different handwriting with the German name form.
On the deed of sale dated 20 May 1817 where Killion Creek of "Endani State and County of Gibson" sells to Harden Camp the land on Goose Spring in Kentucky, it appears that someone else signed his first name "Gilliom" and he signed the last name "Gring" or "Guring."
Another interesting note: on the marriage consent for my ancestor, Jacob Creek, to Jane Riggs, Killion most definitely did NOT sign that consent!I wonder who did...