Gammill476,481 was born on 25 Mar 1825 in Bedford County, Tennessee.482 He died on 5 Mar 1893 in Hardin
King, p. 21, quotes Savannah (Tennessee) Courier obit as saying: "Mr.
Arch Gammill died Sunday after a six weeks illness. He was one of the oldest
settlers of Hardin County. He came here about fifty years ago from Marshall
Co., TN and is the last of the older set of Gammills."
1870 Census for Hardin County, Tennessee, shows Archibald Gammill, 47, a farmer
who owns $1500 in real estate and $1500 in personal assets, as head of household
consisting of: Elizabeth, 44, born in South Carolina; Willas, 17, male; Sarah,
13; Pinkney, 11, male; Moses, 9; Joseph, 7; and Columbus, 6.
See 1850 Census: Tennessee, HARDIN, Roll 882 Book 1, Page 208b
SOURCES: "History of Tennessee : From the Earliest Time to the Present;
Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Henderson, Chester,
McNairy, Decatur, and Hardin Counties." Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1886.
ARCH GAMMILL, a well known farmer of the Sixth District, was born March 25, 1825,
in Marshall County, Tex. [Tenn.?], and came to Hardin County in 1838 with his
father James Gammill, who was a native of North Carolina, a farmer by occupation;
he married Miss Hester Bedell by whom he had eighteen children, of whom subject
of this sketch is the thirteenth. Arch Gammill, received such education as the
common schools of Marshall County afforded; has been a farmer since his boyhood.
He was married August 13, 1846, to Miss Elizabeth Long a native of South Carolina;
but a resident of Hardin County since childhood. To their union twelve children
have been born, of whom there are living Franklyn; Miles C.; Moses; Joseph; Columbus;
Paralee, the wife of N. G. Baker (a farmer of Hardin County); Samantha, wife
of Preston Phillips (farmer of same county); Sallie, wife of J. Couch, also a
farmer in Hardin County. The children deceased are James, Pinkney, Alford and
Samuel. Franklyn married Miss Mary Shell, a native of the county, and Miles C.
was united to Miss Alice Smoot. Mr. Gammill is a stanch Republican, a man of
good moral habits and worthy citizen who is esteemed by all who know him.
Archibald Gammill and Elizabeth Long were married on 13 Aug 1846 in Hardin
County, Tennessee.476 Elizabeth Long482
was born about 1829 in South Carolina. Archibald Gammill and Elizabeth
Long had the following children: