George W. Gammill Family
Photographed ca. 1880
L to R, front row: Pearl Alexandra Gammill (1872), Anna Eliza Alford Gammill (1849 - 1925), America Waskom Gammill (1880), George Alford Gammill (1879 - 1906), Pearl Gammill (1872), Tabitha Eliza Gammill (1875), George Washington Gammill (1831 - 1908), Nancy Alice Gammill (1870).
L to R, back row: Janie Elizabeth Gammill (1861 - 1928), and Mary Angeline Gammill (1867 - 1902).
George Washington Gammill was born in Troup County, GA, the son of Israel and Nancy Smith Gammill. His first marriage was in 1860, to Nancy Tabitha Wise, daughter of John and Nancy Wise. In 1862, he entered the service of the Confederate Army as Pvt. with the 47th AL Inf. Reg. He first saw battle at Cold Harbor Station and was wounded at Sharpsburg (Antietam), Maryland. He was promoted to 2nd Lt. before Sharpsburg and is also known to have fought at Cedar Run and 2nd Manassas (2nd Bull Run), VA.
After the war he returned to Chambers County where he was a successful farmer and school teacher. After the death of his first wife, he married Anna Eliza Alford in 1878. Children were born from both marriages. For over 50 years George W. Gammill was a member and Church Clerk of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church at Marcoot.
The Gammill family later moved to Birmingham, AL. While on a visit back to Chambers County, George W. died and was buried in the family burying ground. For more information see the following link: