Gill/Corley/Craig Home

Benjamin Lloyd (Ben) Gill, Jr., a banker, and his wife, Pauline C. Allen Gill, purchased the land in 1921 for $2,100 and it is believed they built this house. Ben and Pauline became the parents of two lovely daughters, Pauline Allen Gill, who was the first wife of Texas Governor Bill Clements and Gloria, wife of Riter Hulsey, Chairman of the Board of The American National Bank. Sadly, Mrs. Gill died in March 1926 at the young age of 31 leaving her grieving husband and daughters Pauline, then eight and Gloria, age 4 ½, who went to live with their grandparents Walter P. & Meck Cartwright Allen at 611 Griffith Avenue. A few months later, Mr. Gill deeded this property to Herbert Corley, Sr. and his wife, Hattie Mae McCord Corley. Mr. Corley was associated with the McCord Department Store in downtown Terrell. In 1970, their children, Herb Corley, Jr. and Martha Barnes, sold the property to Vester J. Turner, Jr. and his wife Wynona. They in turn sold the home in 1983 to the current owners, Sunni and Jim Craig, who raised their three children here.


507 9th St, Terrell, TX 75160