NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Gilmore or Gilmour family is of ancient Scottish origin. The family was in Edinburghshire and other parts of the country before the year 1600. It possesses the barony of Gilmour. Many of the American families are descended from a branch of the family that settled with the Scots in Ulster province, Ireland.
(I) Arthur Gilmour, was born near Paisley, Scotland, 1798, died in Morristown, New York, 1869. He was educated in the schools of his native town, and when very young began to learn the trade of weaver. His father was a weaver. When a young man he came to this country and made his home at Scotch Bush in Morristown, N.Y., and followed farming. He was a Presbyterian in relgion and a Republican in politics.
He married (first) Nancy _____, by whom he had four children, all deceased. He married (second) Elizabeth Marshall, a native of England, born in 1824, died in Morristown, 1870.
Children of first wife:
Arthur, Thomas, Nancy, child, died young.
Child of second wife:
John Marshall, mentioned below.
Robert, had the homstead; married Margaret Rutherford; children: Arthur D., Frank R. and Helen E.
Alexander, retired farmer, lives in Hammond, N.Y.; married Mary Belle Russell, and had one child: Ella E.
(II) John Marshall, son of Arthur Gilmour, was born in Morristown, May 4, 1858. He was educated in the public schools and at the State Normal School at Potsdam, New York. For several years he taught school at Scotch Bush. He followed farming for many years, and is the owner of a farm in Scotch Bush, Morristown. In 1901 he was appointed clerk in the postoffice at Morristown, and since 1905 has been postmaster.
In politics he is a Republican and he has been active in local affairs, attending various nominating conventions of his party and exerting a considerable influence in political affairs. He has been a member of the board of education for a number of years. In 1906 he was one of the organizers of the Frontier National Bank of Morristown, and is a director, and he and John D. Wallace erected the building which the bank occupies. He is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters of Morristown. He is an active and earnest member of the Presbyterian church, of which he has been an elder for a number of years. He is a man of excellent business ability and great public spirit, and during his entire active career has labored efficiently for the welfare of the community.
He married (first) April 23, 1885, Grace, daughter of W. J. Shields, of Oswegatchie, N.Y. He married (second) Anna J., born Feb. 19, 1868, daughter of John Jamieson, of Scotch Bush, Morristown, N.Y.
Children of first wife:
Ethel A. aand Grace E.
Children of second wife:
Warren J., Ruth H., Jennett B., Anna V., all born in Morristown.
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