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Descendants of John and Agness Gilmore
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For sheer drama-- Immigrant strikes it rich...Indians capture women and children...Rescue by militia-- it's hard to improve on the story of the Gilmore's in America.  Another plus for researchers, is the amount of documents available,  including Wills, Marriage Bonds  and Land Deeds.  On the down-side, is the large  amount of information  being circulated that is in error.  Much of  the errors originated in the 1800s, only to be copied and distributed for some 200 years.   Often the theory  today is  that anything written that long ago must be accurate.   Such errors have produced  dates of birth, which if accurate, meant an occasional parent as young as ten, and other  parents dying five years before their children  were born. The questions arise:  Wrong parent?  Wrong dates?  Wrong family tree?  As one of our many Gilmore cousins wrote  in response to my  dismay at identifying who was whom and   requesting clarifying  information:

  " I sent you what I was sure of (earlier)  The  material  below should
   be regarded as light evening fiction.  Put on Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,
   brew a pot of Tranquili-tea --you'll need it-- and look this over.  I
   have gathered it from various sources and vouch for none of it."
                                                                              
R.D. Thomas


Fortunately, there are some very careful genealogists --including R.D. Thomas-- and I have tried to follow their example.  Nevertheless, brew your tea, sit back, and pay attention to the disclaimers you'll find in this report, and remember the golden rule of genealogical research:


Assume nothing, prove everything . . .  then prove it again!



Generation 1

1. John Gilmore I  was born ca. 1690 in Ireland or Scotland (?)1, and died 17 October 1759 in Kerrs Creek, Augusta Co. VA. He married Agnes (Anderson?) ca. 1709 in Ireland2. She was born ca. 1690 in Ireland (?), and died 17 October 1759 in Kerrs Creek, Augusta Co. VA.   

Some researchers  claim John's parents were Thomas Gilmore and his wife, Marion Sterling, but this has not been verified, and the only source found traces to an unverified statement by a descendant.   Irish genealogist Brian Mitchell reported to Rhonda Howard that at the time of the Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 (which was a tax raised for every hearth or fireplace in a house) the database recorded five Gilmore households in County Derry, Ireland.   In his search of Irish records, Mr. Mitchell, a professional genealogist,  found no evidence providing a link from any of these families to John Gilmore of Kerr's Creek.

        Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 

 Head of Household                  Parish/Townland
                   Alexander Gillmore                   Drumachose/Limavady town
             John Gilmore                             Ballywillin/Not recorded
        Robert Gilmore                        Desertoghill/Movenis
         Thomas Gilmore                       Adhadowey/Ardreagh
         William Gilmore                        Errigal/Crockindollagh

Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America by Charles Bolton, states that the Session Book of Aghadowey Presbyterian Church, County Londonderry of 26 January 1703 records the provision of a grant of 1 shilling to a John Gilmore. (Source courtesy of Rhonda Howard. ) Again, there is no proof of any specific connection with our Gilmores of Virginia. 

 John and his family are believed to have descended from members of a large group of Scots who  left the Lowlands of Scotland to settle in the English Plantation of Ulster in Northern Ireland beginning in 1610. They were part of England's plan to replace the Irish in Ireland with people England hoped were more pliant.  After failing to find enough Englishmen willing to settle the plantation,  King James directed that Scots --only those from the Lowlands, as it was thought they were more placid than their Highlander cousins-- were solicited.   However the Lowland Scots saw themselves as "a people set apart", and while their politics and culture  were Scottish, their religion  (Presbyterian) was not necessarily compatible with either the Highlander and Irish "papists" or with the King's Church of England.   By the 1700s, economic, social, religious and political problems through several changes in the power structure in England finally resulted in many of the Scots returning to Scotland, but a large number of families emigrated to America.  Reports of cheap, rich land, religious freedom, and no compulsory tithes attracted increasing waves of emigrants, with at least 5,000 Scots-Irish  migrating  to Pennsylvania in the year 1717. 

The Gilmores arrived in America  sometime before 1730,  joining the Scots-Irish settlements of Penn's colony.  Initially, the Quakers welcomed them, happy to have new settlements between themselves and the Indians, but as more and more of these staunchly Presbyterian people arrived cultural differences between them and their hosts became more obvious. By 1732 there was enough distrust between the Scots and Penn's Quakers to cause  many of the Scots to move on,  following the river valleys westward and south to the Valley of Virginia, where they again settled close to one another as groups related by blood, culture and religion have always done.   It's of interest to note that when the  Highland Scots  immigrated,  most  settled in North Carolina and not among the Presbyterian Scots-Irish.  

Starting as roughneck pioneers,  living in their wagons until log cabins were built and contending with   unfriendly Indians,  they became in a short time,  owners of large plantations, and  --unfortunately--  slave owners.  They fought in Dunsmore's War, the Revolution and  the War of 1812 to protect their new land.   By the time of the Civil War,  descendants of John and Agness Gilmore could be found on both sides during the Battle of Gettysburg, and while Tom Gilmore of Rockbridge County, Virginia fought against Hunter's invasion of Lexington,   his Gilmore 2nd cousins of Preble County, Ohio,  marched with Sherman to the sea. 

The exact year our John Gilmore and his family arrived in Virginia is unknown. His name appears in Augusta County records in 1745,  but it is thought he may have arrived as early as 1736.

                       Proceedings of the Rockbridge Historical Society - Vol. X, 1980-1989

". . . the recording of deeds was sometimes delayed for many years beyond the physical act of settling. Witness the case of John McDowell, who was certainly the first to make a formal contract with Borden. McDowell's lands were not legally titled until 1755, and then to his son years after the father's untimely death in an Indian skirmish of 1742. The Greenlees, too, did not receive a title until 1747. Cunninghams, McKees, Hamiltons, GILMORES, Logans, and Irvins, among others were reputed to have settled around Kerrs Creek perhaps as early as 1736, but none by these names were titled until after Borden's death."
                                                                              

Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, (Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800):

November 21, 1745 John bought 500 acres on the north fork of Tees Creek -- later known as Kerr's Creek-- from Benjamin Borden, Sr. [Augusta Co Deed Bk 1, pg 220] On Aug 16, 1748 his sons James and John, Jr. purchased additional land [Augusta Co Deed Bk 2, p 53-55] That same year, John Sr. sold 250 acres to his son William.

16th May, 1758. John Gilmor, Sr., and Agness ( ) to Wm. Gilmore, yeoman, £10, 250 acres on Tees Creek in Fork of James, part of the tract John now lives on containing 500 acres. Teste: Wm. McKemey. Jno. Gilmer. Sent to Wm. Gilmore,  May, 1769.

John became a justice of the Augusta County Court, serving until his death in 1759.

Kerr's Creek Massacre:  John Gilmore and his wife Agness were killed by Shawnees in the first Kerr's Creek Raid of 17 October 1759 and their possessions were plundered. Two of their children still at home were also killed, but their names are unknown.  There are many different versions of the Indian attacks in that area, including the names of those involved. Even reports written following the events contradict each other. From the court records, we do know that the attack in which John and Agness were killed was before November 1759, and their son Thomas died during an attack shortly before September 1763.  Below, see some excerpts from court records following attacks at Kerr's Creek.

NOV 22, 1759.(320) Administration of John Gilmore was moved for by James Gilmore, eldest son, and also by Thomas Gilmore, the younger son--granted to Thomas.

Nov 19,1761 Thomas Gilmore vs. George Wilson - Agreed case submitted, viz: During the late war the Indians came to the plantation where plaintiff lived, and after killing his father and mother, robbed them and plaintiff of almost everything they had, and amongst other things, the horse in dispute. Defendant and several others pursued the Indians several days and retook great part of the things belonging to the plaintiff. The inhabitants of Car's Creek, the plaintiff not one of them, offered to any persons that would go after the Indians and redeem the prisoners they should have all plunder belonging to them.

Nov, 1762  Thomas Gilmore vs. James Gilmore, eldest son and heir of John Gilmore. Chg. writ, 176

Sept 2, 1763 James and John Gilmore qualify admrs. Thomas Gilmore. Wm. Gilmore qualified admr. of Wm. Culberts.

Sept 20, 1763. William Gilmore's bond (with Jas. Gilmore, Alex. Dale) as administrator of Wm. Culberts.

When William Culbert(son) was killed during the July 1763 attack at Kerr's Cr, he left an estate deep in 
debt.  Because Wm. Gilmore, s/o John & Agness,  was the biggest debt-holder, he was granted rights to serve    as admin. of the Culbert estate. This becomes  important to us, as in 1765, two years after the attack, William arranged for a sale of Culbertson's estate, and a "Jannet Gilmore" attended the sale. Jannet/Jennie/Jane? Since there  is no other with a similar name in that area other than the wife of Thomas,  her name on this sale document  
[Augusta Co. VA.Will Bk No.3, pg 435]   is  part  of the evidence indicating that  by Oct 1765, the widow of Thomas Gilmore had  been returned from captivity.  This was my first clue that maybe some of the old tales about the captives were not accurate.                                                 

Aug 19, 1772. John Gilmore, aged 14, orphan of Thomas Gilmore, chose John Gilmore and John Thompson guardians.

The guardians the orphan John Gilmore chose may be his Uncle John Gilmore and maternal grandfather. John Thompson may have been his step-father, the second husband of his widowed mother.  

Some researchers believed that since John was choosing his guardians in the summer of 1772, it proved
 he had recently been rescued from captivity.  Not true.  Guardians were assigned by the courts and orphans were not allowed to choose their guardians until they were at least 13 years old.

There is an old, traditional story reported by some researchers,  that goes something like this: 


"When John was captured by the Indians he was adopted into the Miami Tribe and
lived with them for about 11 years, being rescued after a cousin, Jacob Warwick learned
from an Indian the he was still alive.  After the surrender of Cornstalk, Jacob rode to
the Miami River encampment and bought the boy from the Indians, returning with him to
Virginia. John remained at Jacob's home until after his mother was also ransomed by Jacob.
 He was known throughout his life as "Indian John",refusing shoes and wearing moccasins
and retaining other habits he had learned."

Note that Chief Cornstalk surrendered ca. 1776-77, four years AFTER John Gilmore choose his
guardians.  Some documented facts that disprove this story:

In the fall of 1764, Col. Henry Bouquet of the Royal American Regiment, organized an
expedition to the Ohio Country to demand a surrender of the tribes that participated in
Pontiac's War during 1763 through the first half of 1764. With the call for surrender, he
intended to, as a contingency for mercy, require the return of all captives taken since the
outbreak of hostilities in 1754.   

          From Returned Captives, a well-sourced report of the prisoners returned as a result of 
          Bouquet's expedition:


Sometime prior to Col. Bouquet's leaving Ohio country on  15 Nov 1764,  the list of some
returned prisoners included  Elizabeth Gilmore,  Elizabeth Gilmore, Jr.[her daughter] and a
John Gilmore, who were released by the Shawnee Indians.  [Elizabeth was the wife of William Gilmore and John  was the son of Thomas.]

In a letter to Bouquet from Capt. William Murray, commander at Fort Pitt, dated 31 Jan 1765, Murray enclosed a list of nine prisoners,  "delivered up by the Shawanese Indians at Mackwayack & arrived at Fort Pitt 5th Janry 1765." (Bouquet, 6:753- 54)

All returnees were taken from colonial Augusta County,  and included the following from Kerr's Creek:

Mary Hamilton 15 yr old taken July 1763 from Kerrs Creek Augusta Co., /her father says he
Purchased  her from the  Indians.
Miriam Hamilton 10 Year Old taken at the same time & sister
to the former.  /Her father purchas'd her.  Jane Gilmore a Woman taken at the same time & place /her Brother purchased her from the Indians.

I suspect--but can't prove-- that Jane Gilmore's "brother" was her brother-in-law, William Gilmore, although there are researchers who claim her "brother"  was  her nephew Jacob Warrick.   IF it was a Warrick, it almost had to be John,  Jacob's older brother, who was among the members of the volunteers from Virginia to go with Col. Bouquet (Chalkley V. I, Page 229) and was awarded 50 acres for services  in Bouquet's expedition is 1764.   Since the son of Thomas Gilmore was about five years old at the time of
 his capture and  held less than 18 months, it's a bit difficult to believe he refused to ever wear shoes and became known as "Indian John".  

More about #30. John Gilmore, orphaned son of Thomas is included later in this report.

Children of John Gilmore and Agnes (Anderson?) are:
+ 2 i. James Gilmore, born 1710; died Bef. 11 Feb 1783 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
+ 3 ii. John Gilmore II, born ca. 1715; died ca. August 1781 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
+ 4 iii. William Gilmore, born ca. 1724; died Aft. 1776.
+ 5 iv. Thomas Gilmore, born ca. 1725; died July 1763 in Kerr's Creek, VA.
   6 v.(Unverified)Jane Gilmore, born ca. 1726.
   7 vi.(Unverified) Agnes Gilmore, born ca. 1731.


Only the four sons listed above are proven as being children of John and Agnes.  Some researchers include a son Joseph.  This seems to be based Oren F. Morton's History of Rockbridge County., p. 487, which reports that, "Joseph Gilmore -bro. to Thomas of Kerr's Cr. - m. Susanna Paxton, 1793-- ,"  but
this is in error.  If John and Agness had a son named Joseph, he is not the Joseph Gilmore who married Susannah Paxton.  It was James Gilmore's son, Joseph,  the  grandson of John, who married Susannah Paxton on  05 Jun 1793.   In addition, Joseph, the son of James and Martha Dennison Gilmore, did not have a brother named Thomas, nor is there any  record of an earlier Joseph Gilmore in the county.  
Keep in mind, also, that while Oren F. Morton  did some research himself,  he was also a compiler of information sent to him by others, and thus  was not necessarily the originator of any specific error.

There have been several daughters' names attributed to  John and Agness, born between 1726-1731,  
but I have not found any documents that offer proof. 
 An Isabella Gilmore is reported by Dale family genealogists as the wife of Alexander Dale, a neighbor and fellow bondsman of  William Gilmore for the Culbertson estate (see item of 20 Sept 1763 above), but they have not been able to find documentation  to connect Isabella to this Gilmore family.   Some researchers include a Jane Gilmore in the list of John and  Agness' children, and report that she is the Jane who married Jonathan Poage, Jr.  

NEW Feb. 2011: Information recently sent me strongly suggests that Ann Gilmore. wife of Andrew McCampbell was a daughter of John and Agness OR a daughter of John(2) and Elinor Cunningham. This is the first of many auggested "uknown Gilmore daughters" for whom there is historical source information proving some connection to this family.


Endnotes:
  1. Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Cemetery, photos courtesy of Mike Gardebled, photojournalist.
       If the 1710 dob of James is correct, his parents were born ca. 1685-1690, and not
       ca 1703 as reported by early historians.
  2.  R.D. Thomas and others report Agness was an Anderson, but this has not been verified, and seems
       to be based on a  disputed letter by a descendant.


Additional Sources re:  Col. Bouquet and the Captives :
Paul K. Adams, Colonel Henry Bouquet's Ohio Expedition in 1764  http://cip.cornell.edu/Dienst/UI/1.0/Summarize/psu.ph/1134157990

Charles A. Hanna, Wilderness Trail (1911)   http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pitttext/
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology  
http://www.gbl.indiana.edu/


Special thanks to R.D.Thomas, Freda Strampe. Lewis Barnett, Mary K Wright and Marilyn B. Headley.



Generation No. 2


2. James2 Gilmore, Sr. (John1)3 was born 1710 in Ireland (?)4, and died Bef. 11 February 1783 in Rockbridge Co. VA5. He married Martha Dennison6,7ca. 1740 in either Ireland or PA. She was born ca. 1720, and died Aft. 1782.

Letter from Freda Strampe April 29, 2001: As for James Gilmore being the son of John and Agnes. Chalkleys Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement in Virginia (court records) shows James Gilmore as the oldest son and Thomas Gilmore as John's youngest son.

Like his father John, James was a well-known figure around the courthouse, serving as a justice, a bondsman, an appraiser and administrator of estates. He and Martha were very active in their church,
and were among the founders and supporters of the Presbyterian churches in the Rockbridge area.  

James had only one wife, and contrary to some reports, there is no reason for any dispute about his wife's surname being Dennison.   Unfortunately, an error caused by one researcher's misunderstanding of a will written by John Beatty of Washington Co. VA. --father-in-law of James and Martha's son Robert-- was shared, copied, published, and even now, fifty years later, quoted as "factual". Careful research would put this to rest very quickly. See notes for his son, Robert Gilmore (below) for more information, and also  Gilmore Archives for a tombstone photo by photojournalist and genealogist, Mike Gardebled.  

There is, however, some worthy dispute regarding both the date of birth for James (1710) which is on the memorial stone in High Bridge Cemetery, and his involvement --if any--in the Revolution.  It's verifiable that James and Martha Dennison Gilmore's son William was born in 1760, which would make Joseph's dob of 1759 --on the High Bridge cemetery stone-- seem reasonable, and we know from Certifications of Permission (re age of brides), that their sister Isabella was b ca 1762 and sister Elinor in 1763, when, if the tombstone date is correct,  James would have been fifty-three  years old. James could well of sired children when he was no longer a spring rooster, so to speak, so the dob of 1710 would work for him, but how about Martha? No dob for her is listed, but for the sake of discussion, if Martha was 20 years old when her first child was born ca. 1740, then 23 years later, when Elinor was born in 1763, she would have been only forty-three. Even if she had been several years older, it seems the dates would work for her, which means the question of James' dob on the stone could still be accurate. But can it be proven?

Who arranged for the stone? When? For generations, researchers explored this cemetery and others, but not until recently (1990) was it "discovered ", although researchers have reported taking photos of the stone as early as June of 1984.In photos taken by several cousins, it would appear the stone is out in the open and not hidden, but apparently that wasn't always the case.

Possibly the answers to these questions can be found on the names which are included on the stone: James and his wife Martha, their son Joseph, Joseph's first wife, Paxton Gilmore, one of Joseph's son's and his wife. Paxton's grand-daughter, Josephine Gilmore Yeatman (1868-1958) was a dedicated genealogist and an active DAR member -- applying on the basis of her Yeatman ancestors. I believe that sometime between the death of her mother in 1912 and her own death in 1958,  Josephine arranged for the memorial stone.  Certainly it would have to  have been one of Paxton's descendants, as anyone else would not have chosen the specific names which are on the stone.   The questions remains, how accurate was the information used to engrave the memorial stone? There is serious question re. the dates for Joseph, as his dob and dod do not agree with a statement that he was 71 years and 3 months when he died in January 1830.  

Freda Strampe: I learned when in Lexington that the cemetery records that are on line
for High Bridge are incomplete - as we know because of James Gilmore's marker - and a
group is going to survey that cemetery plus one other and will put in book form. There are
so many stones that are no longer readable and a number of the old ones that are buried
under these big trees that are like evergreens - grow close to the ground and are very dense.
You can't get at them to read them.

Marilyn B. Headley: Just checked my email from work - don't have much time right now but
 I do know that the coppery-type headstone was one that was added by descendents and not
original. It looks like a flat (angled up a little) stone with a brass/coppery looking plate on it. I
am not sure that any headstone date on it would necessarily be accurate as it was put there
years later - most likely after the date of the pamphlet from which I copied the list about the
High Bridge Church cemetery which I believe was printed in the 1920s

James A. Lackey: I'm sitting here looking at the rubbing I took in 1990 from the modernized
copper grave marker of James Gilmore and Martha Dennison Gilmore at the High Bridge
Church. . . . it was not copper but had a coppery look. It is some modern alloy but I have no
idea who put it there or what its history is. . . . It was clearly a brand new headstone, but I was
told by someone (I forgot who) that the people's names and dates were transferred from the old
stone.


                 Military Records: Highlights
             Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776, 

  Richmond, VA: Southern Book Co. (available ancestry.com)


     Certificates

County: Augusta County
Date: Sep 1758
Name: James Gilmore
Rank: Militia

County: Augusta County
Date: Sep 1758
Name: John Gilmore
Rank: Militia

County: Augusta County
Date: Sep 1758
Name: Thos. Gilmore
Rank: Militia

These would appear to be the sons of John and Agness. The date is about one year prior to the
first Kerr's Creek massacre.   If this James is the son of John and the dates reported on the
 memorial stone in High Bridge are correct,  he would have been forty-eight years old in 1758,
and his son,  James Jr. about thirteen.

  Q: 
Which James Gilmore served during the Revolution?
It's proven that James Gilmore, Jr. was the hero who led the Rockbridge Rifles.  The question is
whether or not his father was also a veteran of the war.
Major-Generals who proved their service received land grants from 15,000 to 17,500 acres; Colonels normally received 8,888 acres; Lieutenant-Colonels normally received 6,666 acres; Majors normally received 5,333 acres; Surgeons and Surgeon’s Mates received from 2,666 to 8,000 acres; Captains usually received 4,666 acres and Lieutenants, Ensigns and Cornets received normally 2,666 acres, which is what James Jr. received.   The information from Order Books (below) indicates  it was James, Jr. who served, but his rank is given as that of Captain.

VA Milita Officers taken from county Order Books:

Botetourt Co. Order Books:
May 5, 1777 (sworn in)
Gilmore, James, Capt.
Hall, James, Capt.
(These men were brothers-in-law)

Rck. County Order Books
Aprl 7, 1778
Gilmore, John, Lt. Col.   I believe this is probably John, Sr.  the s/o John and Agness, as his son was pretty young to have made this high rank, and no other John Gilmore seems to fit the rank.  John, Sr. died later in 1778, and so far, I've not found "Col. John Gilmore" listed again.

May 5, 1778
Gilmore, James, Jr.  Capt.
Hall, James, Capt.
Gilmore, John, Capt. 
 
         Revolutionary War Veterans Gravesites in Virginia

On February 15, 2000,  the State of Virginia published  a report by the JOINT LEGISLATIVE
AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMISSION OF THE VIRGINIA  GENERAL ASSEMBLY,(JLARC) pertaining to a compiled  list of sites where Revolutionary War veterans are buried, and to study issues related to the care and maintenance of the burial sites of these veterans.   Among the listings, is this for
 the  James Gilmore who died in 1782 --which would be James, Sr.  

     "Gilmore James  [date of death] 1782  Rockbridge  High Bridge Church Cemetery   Captain. "

Listed as sources for this entry were (1) National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Senate Documents. 1900-1974 in individual volumes. (Washington: Government Printing Office).  (2) Patricia Law Hatcher, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. 4 vols. (Dallas: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987). Hatcher’s work is an abstract of the Senate reports, and (the committee noted) useful in compiling the initial list to check against the DAR records. 
  

Will and Estate Settlement of James Gilmore,
Rockbridge County, VA;
Recorded in Book 1, p 174, Lexington, VA --Written 22 June 1781
(Abstract)

In the name of God, Amen, the 22nd of June and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and eighty one,  I, James Gilmore of the County of Rockbridge and State of Virginia . . .
. . .give and bequith to my two sons Joseph and William Gilmore the Plantation I now live on containing 285 acres and three surveys adjoining to s. tract to be equally (divided) between them in quantity and quality.. . . to my son Samuel Gilmore two surveys consisting of 120 acres known by the name of Hutson's Spring, fifty acres at J. Haus Mountains at the head of Collyers Draught.
. . . to my son John Gilmor(sic) 350 formerly the property of Benjamin Watsons. . .one negro out of these divided of said estate.. . .  to my daughter(s)  Mary Foster ten pounds. . .to Margaret Anderson  a negro wench named Sally. . .to Martha Hall a negro named Calop.. . . to my son James Gilmore one hundred pounds Specie and I disanul and make void all bonds and amounts which I have against him.
. . . the slaves that I am possessed of to be equally divided between my sons Samuel, Joseph and William Gilmore and all other moveable property to be equally divided between my beloved wife Martha Gilmore, Samuel, Joseph, William, Agnus, Isabella and Elenor Gilmore. . . my beloved wife shall have her maintenance of the Plantation House bequeathed to my two sons Joseph and William Gilmore I say during her widowhood and to have her choice of a horse and furniture bed and cloaths over and above a child's part likewise a negro wench to attend on her lifetime if she remains a widow.

(sons)  Joseph and William Gilmore to be my executors . . .

The inventory of the estate was made by John Gilmore, John Greenlee, Henry Miller and Hugh Barclay and presented February 11, 1783. Settlement of the estate dated December 1805. The recorded information below provides an interesting note to the apparent reaction of James, Jr. to the Will. 
Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book A, p. 415.
An indenture between James Gilmore, heir at law of James Gilmore, deceased of the county of the one part, and Joseph Gilmore of the County of Rockbridge of the other part witnesseth that whereas the said James Gilmore deceased made his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the second day of June 1781 . . . and therein did bequeath unto his sons Joseph and William Gilmore the Plantation where he then lived containing 285 acres together with three surveys adjoining said tract . . . but through a mistake did not includ (sic) the said Joseph & William's heirs and assigns which makes them only tenants for life. Now the said James Gilmore by Virtue of the power ..... uppon (sic) him by being the eldest son and heir at Law of James Gilmore, and in consideration of the sum of five hundred pounds current Money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Gilmor hath granted, bargained and sold unto Joseph Gilmore, his heirs and assigns forever . . .
Witnesses: John Bowyer, Wm. McKee, Wm. Alexander, John Paxton.

[Transcriber's Note: In all probability, there were bad feelings between James and his brother after Joseph had to pay James £500 for title to the land he had inherited!]

Settlement dated 1805 and legatees listed:
Mary Foster, Margaret Anderson, Martha Hall, Samuel Gilmore, Agnes McAllister, Isabella Lecky, Elenor Williams, John Gilmore.

More About James Gilmore, Sr.: Burial: High Bridge Presb. Church8,9 Estate Inventory: 11 February 1783, Presented Immigration to US: Bef. 1740.  Most likely James and his family came from Scotland via Ireland to Pennsyvania;  settled there temporarily; then along with many other Scottish families moved to Virginia.  Military service: 1758, Militia10,11,12,13 More About Martha Dennison: Burial: High Bridge Cemetery14


Children of James Gilmore and Martha Dennison are:
    8  i.    Margaret Gilmore, born ca. 1740. She married Mr. Anderson.
+ 9  ii.    Mary B. Gilmore, born ca. 1742 in Augusta Co. VA; died 17 Dec 1799 in Wythe Co. VA.
+ 10 iii.  James Gilmore, born Bet. 1743-1745 in Augusta Co. VA; died Sept 1822 in Pulaski Co. KY.
+ 11 iv.   John Gilmore, born Bet.1743-1760 in Augusta Co. VA; died 1814 in Pulaski Co. KY.
+ 12 v.    Robert Gilmore, born Bet.1743-1757 in Augusta Co. VA; died 10 November 1777
              near Ft. Randolph, VA.
+ 13 vi.  Martha Gilmore, born ca. 1750; died Bef. 181615.  .She married Captain James Hall.
+ 14 vii.  Samuel Gilmore, born ca. 1755; died ca. 1818.
+ 15 viii. Joseph Gilmore, Sr., born Bet. 1758-1759 in Augusta Co.; died 19 Jan 1830 in Rockbridge Co.
+ 16 ix.   William Gilmore, born ca. 1760 Augusta Co. VA; died 08 Sept 1836 in Putnam Co. Indiana.
+ 17 x.    Agnes Nancy Gilmore, born ca. 1761 in Augusta Co. VA; died Bef. 1832 in Pulaski Co. KY.17
+ 18 xi.   Isabella Gilmore, born ca. 1762 in Augusta Co. VA; died Bef. 1796 in Rockbridge Co..
   19 xii.  Elinor Gilmore, born 176318; married Joseph Williams 05 Oct 1784 in Rockbridge, Co. VA19.


Endnotes:
3.  Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Presb Cemetery; photo by Mike Gardebled.
4.  Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Presb Cemetery, "fig.," Courtesy of Freda Strampe.
5.  Rockbridge County, VA Records, Book I, pg 174.
6.  Family Archive: Notes of Julia Humes.
7.  Photos of  Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Presb Cemetery; courtesy of Freda Strampe and Lewis Barnett
8.  High Bridge Church Cemetery, Reported to Gilmore-L@rootsweb.com 9/10/2000 by FStrampe@aol.com, "Recently discovered headstone for James and Martha Gilmore gives Martha's name as Dennison."
9. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2, p.  Serial: 11999; Vol: 8, GILMORE, James  High Bridge Ch Cem  Rockbridge VA 56.
10.  Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776, County: Augusta County Date: Sep 1758Name: James Gilmore Rank: Militia  Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776Certificates. .
11.  Chalkley, Lynn, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlements in Virginia,  (Vol. 1-3; 1912), Vol II, Page 268.-- 1759- Thomas Huston, Wm. Reagh, in Capt. Alex. Buchanan's Company. James McCleerey, Thomas Kilpatrick, Samuel McCutcheon, Jr.,James Gilmore, in Capt. Lockhart's Company.
12.  Chalkley, Lynn, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlements in Virginia,  (Vol. 1-3; 1912), Vol II pg 481, George Hight's Declaration, December 3d, 1832: Born in King andQueen County in 1755 and moved to Albemarle when eight years old; thenceto Amherst; enlisted under Capt. Gilmore in Botetourt to go against theIndians...
13.  Chalkley, Lynn, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlements in Virginia,  (Vol. 1-3; 1912), Vol II, pg 484, Andrew Wiley's Declaration: Drove cattle under Thomas Vance toPoint Pleasant in 1777; Colonels Dickinson, Gilmore, and Campbell wereon this expedition;.
14.  Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Presb Cemetery,  No dates given for Martha Dennison (Gilmore).
15.  Martha is not named in husband's will, so evidently preceded him in death..
16.  Oxford Presb. Church Cemetery, Headstone insciptions: Capt. James Hall d. 1816, husband of Martha Gilmore. Revolutionary Soldier.Martha Hall, wife of Capt. James, daughter of James Gilmore.Polly Hall, daughter of Capt. James.James Hall died 20 Oct. 1896 aged 74y. (grandson?)Rockbridge Rangers CSA.
17.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Marriage Contract of Joseph McAlister and Agnes (Nancy) Gilmore is dated 10th of Oct 1781. Bondsmen are Joseph McAlister and David Hay (s?). Attached is certification by James Gilmore for his consent of his daughter Agnes' marriage, dated 9th Oct 1781. Witnesses were Robert Robinson and James Stirling; Testified by Andrew Reid, Clerk, Rockbridge Co.
18.  Marriage Records Rockbridge Co. VA, "...my sister Elleny Gilmore is arrivd to the full age of twenty one years...this 15 th day of Oct 1784"   Elinor's dob is a guess based on this certification by her brother, John Gilmore.
19.  Marilyn B. Headley, Angela Ruley, Rockbridge County Marriage Bonds (compiled), http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/va/rockbridge/license.html.




3.  John2 Gilmore II (John1)20 was born ca. 1715 in Ireland, and died ca. August 1781 in Rockbridge Co. VA.  He married Eleanor Cunningham21.  She was born ca. 1722.

Notes for John Gilmore II:
Land Records: 16 August 1748, Purchased 250 acres from Benjamin Borden's heirs.22
Military service: 1758, Militia23
Will Presented: 07 January 1783, Rockbridge Co. VA Will Bk 1, p 127
Will written: 25 August 1780, Presented Jan 7, 1783 Rockbridge Co. Will Bk 1, pg 127. Left son James home plantation and son John 2 slaves.



Will of John Gilmore of Rockbridge County, Virginia
       Rockbridge County, VA Will Book I, p. 1 26
       (Abstract)

In the name of God Amen the Twenty fifth Day of April one thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty one               I john Gillmer of Rockbridge County in the Colony of Virginia. . .

. . . to Elinor Gillmer my beloved Wife her bed and bedclose and all her wearing apperrill and she is to have         the Mullata wench named Pheb during her Natural life and at her decease if said Wench be alive she is to fall             to my son James Gillmore and my wife is to have one third part of all my moveable Estate excepting one          Bay Horse and one black Mare Benney and one bay colt of two years old that belongs to my son James Gillrner and order that my son James Gillmer give his Mother Elinor Gillmer one horse for her a good maintainance  during        her Natural life . . .to my beloved (James) Gillmer the plantation I now live on containing 440 acres and all the remainder of my moveable Estate.. . . to my wife and likewise bequeath to my son James Gillmer  three of my Negroe children one named Thurze and one named Sam and one named Will. My son James   Gillmer is to have    the land I bequeath to him his to have and  to him and his heirs   . . .to son John Gillmer   two of my negrue Children one named Lucius and the other named Soloman  . . . my five Daughters (unnamed!) divided share of sale of property IF James dies without issue.   

  James Gillrner and wife Elinor. . . Sole Executors

  Presented at Court held for Rockbridge County August the 7th  1781


Notes re:  The  five un-named daughters of John Gilmore and Eleanor Cunningham:
Some researchers offer strong circumstantial evidence that the Elizabeth Gilmore who married
Samual Davidson was one of  John's daughters. There has also  been speculation that Eleanor Beatie,
 wife of John Beatie, was one of John Gilmore's daughters.
 Although there's  only speculative vital dates to work with, it does appear any daughter of theirs would be too young to be the mother of Beatie's children, all born before 1758. 

Researchers often report that John and Eleanor's daughters were Eleanor, m William Howell; Margaret, Nancy, Betsy, and Polly "Margaret".  These  names probably came from this tidbit  in Vol II pg 91, 92 of the Scotch Chronicles, (below).  This record, however,   pertains to a lawsuit in Hampshire County, VA and a different Gilmore family. 24

                    August, 1795 -  Colston vs. Greenwell, &c.--O. S. 54; N. S. 18--Bill, 3d .
              (Pertaining to dispute over land deed in  Patterson's Creek Manor, Hampshire County. VA)

Sarah Park, aged 50 years, deposes November, 1796, that 28 years ago
(Abt 1768) she moved with her husband, Richard Boyce, to Patterson's
Creek Manor. Previously she had known John Gilmore and his family, who
lived in the neighbor hood with her on Opcckon Creek in Frederick County
and who had moved to  Patterson's Manor Creek before Sarah.  Gilmore
had at least five daughters, viz Eleanor, Margaret, Nancy, Betsey and Polly.
 Eleanor married William Howel. Two or three years after her father's
death Margaret died and afterwards the daughter named Polly called herself
Margaret....John Vandever, aged 40, deposes....Gilmore obtained his lease
about 14th May 1771,  when Eleanor was  17-18 years old and Margaret 16-17.

Becky Lucas, Gilmore-L@rootsweb - John Gilmore lived in Hampshire Co. VA where
both Patterson's Creek Manor and South Branch Manor were located. The will of John Gilmer was
made in Hampshire Co. WVA 9 Nov 1772 and probated 10 Aug 1773. It names his wife Margaret
and daughters Margaret, Eleanor, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane and Mary... Eleanor m. Wm Howell and
moved to Preston Co. VA. Ann m Matthew Pigman. Margaret died shortly after her father.
Elizabeth = Betsy, and it's possible that Mary may have changed her name to Margaret after
her sister's death. ... It is believed that this John may be the brother of Matthew Gilmore who
lived at South Branch and died in 1787. ...the Sarah Park who gave testimony in the land case
involving Benjamin Rutherford was possibly  Sarah Parker, whose father had land near John
Gilmore and Richard Boyce. No records of a Park or Parks in the area.

Children of John Gilmore and Eleanor Cunningham are:
+    20    i.    James (Cunningham)3 Gilmore, born 1754 in Virginia; died 1817 in Columbus, Ohio.
+    21    ii.    John C. Gilmore/aka John Gilmore III, born ca. 1743 in Augusta Co. VA;
                    died 1789 in Fayette, Jessamine Co. KY.
     22    iii.    Unk d/o John Gilmore, born ca. 1745.  
     23    iv.    Unk d/o Gilmore.
     24    v.     Unk d/o Gilmore.
     25    vi.    Unk d/o Gilmore.
     26    vii.   Unk d/o Gilmore.

Endnotes:
20.  Augusta County, VA Court Records.
21.  Oren F Morton, History of Rockbridge Co, VA, Name of John's wife..
22.  Augusta County, VA Court Records, Deed Bk 2, pp 53-55, On this same date James Gilmore, s/o John Gilmore, Sr. purchased 328 acres on Kerr Creek.
23.  Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776, ancestry.com, County: Augusta County Date: Sep 1758Name: John Gilmore Rank: Militia  Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776Certificates. .
24.  RD Thomas.



    4.  William2 Gilmore (John1)25 was born ca. 1724, and died Aft. 177626.  He married Elizabeth Anderson27,2829, daughter of Isaac Anderson and Martha Anderson.

Augusta County Records; Scotch-Irish Chronicles Vol III
16th May, 1758. John Gilmor, Sr., and Agness  to Wm. Gilmore, yeoman,
£10, 250 acres on Tees Creek in Fork of James, part of the tract John now lives
on containing 500 acres. Teste: Wm. McKemey. Jno. Gilmer.
Sent to Wm. Gilmore, May, 1769.

August 1774 Augusta Co Records: Wm. Gilmore and Alex. Brownlee qualified Constables.
Robert Curry qualified Captain of Militia.
 
William and John Gilmore to be surveyors of road from head of Carr's Creek to North
River--new road established.
 
Washington Co. 1778 Appointed commissioner to locate road from north side of Clinch Mountain
. . . to James Logan's. . . .   Russell Co. VA Deed Book 1, pp 157-160:  William was acquiring land as
early as 1756 (F. Strampe]

ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA.WILL BOOK No. 3.Pg 280.--
20th September, 1763. William Gilmore's bond (with Jas. Gilmore, Alex. Dale) as administrator
of Wm. Culberts.

As a result of Co. Bouquet's proclamation to the tribes, the Indians began bringing in their white prisoners.  Sometime prior to Col. Bouquet's leaving Ohio country on  15 Nov 1764,  the list of returned prisoners included  Elizabeth Gilmore,  Elizabeth Gilmore, Jr.[her daughter, "Nancy"] and a John Gilmore, who were released by the Shawnee Indians.  Elizabeth was the wife of William Gilmore. In some records,  William is reported as having ransomed his wife and daughter.
 
            AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. WILL BOOK No. 3.Page 435.--                                                    
 21st October, 1765. Sale bill recorded of William Culberts,
by Wm. Gilmore, administrator, to, viz: Mary Brown, Margaret McCown,
Patrick Denny, Andw. Fitzpatrick, Mary Boyls, Mary Ann Crawford, Jas.
Logan, Wm. McCanless, David Guin, Jane Scot, Wm. Ooley, Jno. Selone,
Jas. McCampbell, Richard McGee, Jean Muldrach, Alex. Dale, Chas. Boyles.
Paid William Naper, Jannet Gilmore, Samuel Norwood, Blakeley Brush,
Isabell Summers, Elizabeth Woods, Mary McCown, Sarah Davis, John
Hays, Cryer of Vendue; James McNabb.

(Note:  This was not really a sale, but an auction, which is why there was  a "Cryer of Vendue.")

Virginia Gazette, Rind, May 11, 1769, Publisher: Rind  Pg 4, Col 1                                                    
 Augusta County, Virginia  March 24th 1769  "WILLIAM CULBERTSON
 late of this county, who was killed the late Indian War, which was in the year
1763, being then indebted to me, and I being allowed to admniffter on his effate,
this is to inform this relations, or heirs, if any there be, that there is excis of his
 effate in my hands than is fufficient to ditcharge my debts.        William Gilmore" 


Notes for Elizabeth Anderson:
According to the traditional story about Elizabeth's captive by Indians in the 1763 Kerr Creek massacre  stated  that she, along with her daughter "Nancy",  was  held for two years before her husband, William, arrived in the Indian Village with a company of men to demand the release of the white captives.  The records show that Elizabeth and her daughter were released sometime prior to 15 Nov 1764 during the Boquet Expedition. I haven't been able to locate the names of the Rockbridge men who rode with Col Boquet's forces, but it's easy to believe that William and other Gilmores  were among them. 

It's been reported that while in captivity, Elizabeth had an eye knocked out by an Indian boy.

   
Children of William Gilmore and Elizabeth Anderson include:
+    27   i.    William Morgan Gilmore/Gilmer, born ca. 1765;  died 1841 in Russell Co. VA.
+    28    ii.   Elizabeth " Nancy"  Gilmore, born 1763; died 1832 in Russell Co. VA.

Endnotes:
25.  Oren F Morton,  History of Rockbridge Co, VA.
26.  Strampe, Freda: John and Agnes Gilmore of Rockbridge County,  (May 2001), William was not killed at the 2nd attack in Kerr's Creek as is sometimes reported.  William and his wife Elizabeth sold property 10 Jun 1776;  appointed commissioner to locate a road in Washington Co. VA in 1778.
27.  ibid  pg 6, "There is some controversy on the surname of Elizabeth - Beattie or Anderson, however an Anderson history states that Elizabeth Anderson Gilmore, d/o Isaac, was captured by Indians in the 2nd Kerr Creek Massacre.  This concurs with the Rockbridge History.
28.  Oren F Morton, History of Rockbridge Co, VA.
29.  No marriage bond  found.



    5. Thomas2 Gilmore (John1)30 was born ca. 1725 in Ireland, and died July 1763 in Kerr's Creek, VA31.  He married "Jennie"  32 Bet. 1748 - 1758.  She was born ca. 1728.

More About Thomas Gilmore:
Military service: 175833

Children of Thomas Gilmore and Jennie Thompson are:
+  30    i.    John3 Gilmore, born 09 March 1758; died 06 January 1838 in Augusta Co. VA.
    31    ii.    Unknown Daughter Gilmore34, born 1749; died July 1763 in Kerr's Creek.
    32  iii.    Unknown Daughter #2 Gilmore, born 1751; died July 1763 in Kerr's Creek.
       


Endnotes

32.  There is no proof of Jennie Gilmore's full name.                                                                                                                                                    33.  Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776, County: Augusta County Date: Sep 1758 Name: Thos. Gilmore Rank: Militia  Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776 Certificates. .
34.  Annals of Augusta County;  Jos. A Waddell, 1902, pp. 123, 124., "The wife of Thomas Gilmore, standing with her three children.... she and her son, Johm, and two daughters were made prisoners...The Indians then separated into several parties, dividing the prisoners amongst themselves;  Mrs. Gilmore and her son fell to one party and her two daughters to another.  The last she heard of the  latter was their cries as they were torn from her...."



       Generation No. 3

    9.  Mary B.3 Gilmore (James2, John1) was born ca. 1742 in Augusta Co. VA, and died 17 December 1799 in Wythe  Co. VA35.  She married William Foster 14 December 1763 in Augusta Co. VA36,37.  He was born ca. 1740 in Augusta Co. VA, and died 18 July 1803 in Wythe Co. VA38,39.

More About Mary B. Gilmore:
Claim to DAR: Chattaanooga, TN -  #214548 to Mrs. Nancy Leeper Yarnell,
as descendant of Mary Gilmore, oldest dau of James and Martha Gilmore.40

Note: 1782, Named as "Mary Foster" and left 10 lbs in father's Will of 1781

More About William Foster:
Land Records: 1780, Sold 365 acres in Rockbridge Co. (Deed Bk A pp 237-239)
   
Children of Mary Gilmore and William Foster are:
    33    i.    James Foster.
    34    ii.    Catherine Foster.
    35    iii.   William Foster.
    36    iv.   Margaret Foster, b. 1779 in VA; d. 1841 in TN41.  She married Joseph Carter42 ca. 1804.
    37    v.     Robert Foster.
    38    vi.    Thomas Foster.

Endnotes:
35.   Freda Strampe,John And Agnes Gilmore,,  (Draft Ms, May 2001), Reports death as 17 Dec 1789 in Indiana...place of death not certain.
36.  Byron Gilmore, cites:  Montgomery Court. VA Records and Bible of James Foster, s/o Wm and Mary Gilmore Foster.
37.  Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly,
38.  Lewis Barnett, Letter from Byron Gilmore 7 Aug 1975 to Dr. George Diehl.
39.  Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly,vol  XV, no. 3 (01-JUL-1977).
40.  Lewis Barnett, Letter from Byron Gilmore 7 Aug 1975 to Dr. George Diehl.
41.   Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly vol. XV  number 3 (01-JUL-1977),  Cites  pub. of Eastern Tennessee Historical Society.
42.  Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly,See citation for Mary Gilmore.



    10.  James3 Gilmore (James2, John1) was born Bet. 1743-1745 in Augusta Co. VA46, and died September 1822 in Pulaski Co. KY.  He married Martha Ann McElwee 1782 in Lincoln Co. KY47, daughter of John McElwee and Jane Adams.  She was born ca. 1760. 

Notes for James Gilmore:

The first Court of Quarter Sessions,  County of Pulaski, was held at the home of Henry Frances, about seven miles south of the present town of Somerset, on the 23d day of July, 1799, for the trial of both civil and criminal cases.  James Gilmore, Joseph McAlister and John Hardgrove, Justices of said court, commissioned by James Garrard, Governor, who were styled thus: Present the worshipful James Gilmore, Joseph McAlister and John Hardgrove, gentlemen. The First Clerk. William Fox, the father of Judge F.T. Fox, was the first clerk, who held both the office of County and Circuit Clerk up to the year 1847.

James Gilmore, Jr.  was left only 100 lbs in his father's Will, but was also excused from all debts he wed him.   Due to a legal oversight when James Sr. wrote his Will, however, James Jr. was able to bring suit successfully and get 500 lbs more in payoff from his brothers.   James Jr and wife, Martha Ann McElwee lived in Kentucky, where he had moved sometime after (?) his father's death.

 28 Mar 1807 James  Gilmore received Bounty Land Warrant #5157 for 2,666 2/3 acres in KY for his three years of service in the 12th VA Reg. under  Capt Wm McKee. (Freda Strampe)

4 Apr 1814:  Certificate of clerk of Pulaski Co.:  Commitee appointed by the Pulaski Circuit Court for James Gilmore who is of unsound mind for his restraint and safe keeping and management of his estate.

 Notes for Martha Ann McElwee:
 Martha's family lived in Mecklenburg Co. where her father died in 1777.  Her older
 brother it appears took his mother and several siblings to Lincoln Co., KY.  Martha is named in her mother Jane Adam's will.  (Source: Freda Strampe)

 Gilmore's  buried in the old Gilmoore  family burying-ground, in Pulaski County.
    Source:   the Kentucky State Historical Society, Frankfort, April 8, 1931.

Martha Gilmour (sic) was Born Oct. 19, 1782
John Gilmoore was Bornd Nov. 25th, 1784
Robt. Gilmoore was Bornd Jan. the 10. 1787
Anny Gilmoore was Bornd June the 13, 1789
James Gilmoore was Bornd Jan. the 24th, 1792
William Gilmoore was Bornd Jan. the 13th, 1794
David Gilmoore was Bornd May 12, 1796
Winston Gilmoore was Bornd. Jan. the 13th 1798
Jefferson Gilmoore was Bornd Jana the 3 (?) 1800
Samuel Gilmoore was Bornd. April 10, 1802


   
Children of James Gilmore and Martha McElwee are:
      42    i.     Martha "Patsy"4 Gilmore, b. 19 Oct 1782; d. Aft. 1870;  m. William Carson 183148.
+    43    ii.    John Gilmore, born 25 November 1784.
+    44    iii.    Robert Gilmore, born 10 January 1787; died September 1842.
      45    iv.    Ann Gilmore, born 13 June 1789.  She married David Lee.
      46    v.     James Gilmore, Jr., born 24 Jan 1792;  died 184249.  He was never married50
      47    vi.    William Gilmore, born 13 June 1794; died Bet. December 1814 - January 181551.
                       DAR record states William was killed in Battle of New Orleans while with KY troops.
      48    vii.    David Gilmore, born 12 May 1796.  He married Mary (?) Gilmore.
      49    viii.   Winston Gilmore, born 13 January 1798; died Bet. 1838 - 184452.
      50    ix.    Jefferson Gilmore, born 03 January 180053; died 01 August 1869. 
                       He married  (1) Eliza Ann Barnett;  (2) Ellen Evans Atkins.
      51    x.      Samuel Gilmore, born 10 April 1802.   Not named in father's Will.


Endnotes:
46.  Freda Strampe,  John and Agnes Gilmore of Rockbridge Co. VA.
47.  Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriages to 1850: 
Gilmore, James   Mc Kelser, Martha  Marriage Date:   06 Jul 1782.
      
( Not necessarily a good source.  Martha's surname is known to be McElwee. I believe this bond may refer to      James Gilmore/Gilmour, member of a different family. More research needed.)  
48.  Bourne Groggin, surety.
49.  Wilma Sutton Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn.,  Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY.March 1975, et.al..
50.  Freda Strampe
51.  DAR record reports William was killed at Battle of New Orleans.
52.  Wilma Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn., Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY. March 1975, et.al.,
        Courtesy of Louis Barnett.
53.  ibid;  dob given as 6-5-1800.



    11.  John3 Gilmore (James2, John1) was born bet.1743-1760 in Augusta Co. VA and died 1814 in Pulaski Co. KY.  He married Elizabeth Beach43 27 June 1791 in Rockbridge Co.44, daughter of Waldron Beach.  She was born ca. 177345.

Notes for John Gilmore:

Freda Strampe: John Gilmore, son of James and Martha Dennison Gilmore, married Elizabeth
Beach.  They moved to Pulaski Co., KY shortly after  [his brothers] James and Samuel moved there.  John Gilmore b. ca 1743 d. 1814 in Pulaski Co., KY.  The only children identified for John were Waldent, James and Robert Gilmore and Robert has never been proven.

Emily Wilson:  Your notes on this John Gilmore identify his 3 sons as Weldent (sic), James and Robert, with Robert as never proven (Freda Strampe is your source).  I can assure you that all three of these men existed.    The name Waldron is prevalent in the Beach family, which is very well documented.  I have done a lot of original research, mostly through Census and Cemetery records, to figure out this family.  James and Robert both moved to Lincoln County Missouri, and both served in the War of 1812.  These two branches are very intertwined with the Gilillands.  Robert became a minister (Baptist, I think).  He and his wife died in Sweetwater, Wyoming in 1849 on their way to the California Gold Rush.  Their children all returned to Missouri safely and were raised by the Gilillands.  Sulphur Lick Cemetery just outside of Troy, Missouri is the final resting place of many of the Gilmores. James (James T.) died at age 31 in 1830. According to his headstone he was born in 1800.  John Thomas Gilmore was his only child.  But John Thomas married 3 times and produced 14 children, one of whom is my Dad’s grandmother.  John Thomas Gilmore was a prominent Judge in Lincoln County and was a good friend of John Marshall Clemons, Judge in neighboring Pike County and father of Mark Twain. 

   
Children of John Gilmore and Elizabeth Beach are:
     39    i.     Waldron  Gilmore, born aft. 1792
 +  40    ii.    James Gilmore, born aft. 1792
 +  41    iii.    Robert Beach Gilmore, born 16 January 1792 in Virginia;  d. 25 June 1849, Wyoming.


Endnotes:
43.  Emily Wilson, Scottsdale, AZ;  "According to Eugene Beach, the pre-eminent
        Beach family researcher, this Elizabeth Beach is the daughter of Waldron Beach."
44.  Virginia Marriages to 1800.
45.  Emily Wilson, Scottsdale, Arizona, email 2 Oct 2004.



    12.  Robert3 Gilmore (James2, John1)54 was born Bet. 1743-1757 in Augusta Co. VA, and died 10 November 1777 in Near Ft. Randolph, VA55.  He married Sarah Ellen Beatie ca. 1774, daughter of John Beatie and Elinor Gilmore.  She was born ca. 1755.

Notes for Robert Gilmore:  Most of this information is the result of a joint effort in April 0f 2001  by Joann Tortarolo, Freda Strampe, Connie Allen, and Joanne Kartak in a research-marathon.  [Any errors, however, are my own. jmk]   When we started, there was no proof that Robert was the son of James and Martha Gilmore. By the time we were done, Robert seems more "proven" than many.  Your opinion is welcomed.

(In 1777) James Hall was indicted for the murder of the Shawnee Indian Chief, Cornstalk, which occurred in Pt. Pleasant. It is recorded that Capt. James Hall became upset after learning that a relative by the name of Gilmore had been killed by an Indian while hunting.  The people of the Kerrs Creek community remembered the Indian raids in their valley with much horror. They remembered how homes had been burned, families partially or wholly wiped out. Women and children had been tomahawked and scalped, friends and relatives had been carried away, and some had never returned. The men who had participated inthe killing of Cornstalk were from Rockbridge. Captain James Hall was related toGilmore (Captain Hall's wife was Martha Gilmore, and the Gilmore family had sufferedin the Kerrs Creek Raids).Source: Angela Ruley

Many researchers identified the  Gilmore whose death  in 1777 at the hands of Indians precipitated the murder of Cornstalk, as James.  This is now thought to be incorrect, and many  Gilmore genealogists now agree that the following notation by Thwaites and Kellogg's Frontier Defense on the Upper Ohiop. 158 is correct: 
 
 "Ensign Robert Gilmore killed by Indians near Ft. Randolph.  His
tragic death led to the murder of Cornstalk.  NOTE:  Ensign Robert Gilmore
must have been connected with Capt. James Hall's Company; he may have been
Hall's brother- in-law."

Note:  Capt. James Hall was married to Robert's sister, Martha Gilmore.
                         
Dr. George Dielh's Defender of Cornstalk, Ch III, pg 217, states:

Nov 10, 1777-  Robert Gilmore and a Hamilton, members of Capt James Hall's
company... crossed the Kanawha River in a canoe with the hope of killing a deer for
fresh meat.... Two Indians...seeing Gilmore and Hamilton approach drew a bead and
fired. Hamilton fled...crying out that Gilmore had been killed.

Note:  Dr. Diehl cited as one of his sources, a Howe's History of Virginia, in which Howe cites  a report by eyewitness Colonel John Stuart.

Additonal evidence (below) strongly indicates that Robert Gilmore was  (1) the son of James and
Martha Gilmore,  (2) the first husband of Sarah Ellen Beatie, and (3) the father of John Beaty's
 "Gilmore granddaughters", Elinor and Martha.


Nov 10, 1777-Robert Gilmore killed by Indianson the Kanawha River.

1778- Rockbridge County, Tithables of 1778 include a Sarah Gilmore.  Source: A History of
Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, Staunton, Virginia, 1920.

1779- Feb 2:  Robert Gilmore's estate:  Sarah Gilmore, James Gilmore, Jr., James
Gilmore, Sr. and John Gilmore made bond in the sum of $10,000 as executors of the
estate of Robert Gilmore. Source: Rockbridge Co. Will Bk 1, p 43.  [This was an
extraordinary amount of bondfor the times!]

Jun 1780. Sarah Gilmore, widow, made a marriage bond to marry James Logan.   James
Hall  is listed as surety.  Source:  Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records.  James Hall was
the husband of Martha Gilmore, d/o James and Martha Dennison Gilmore. 

1790Will of John Beattie written -John Beattie mentioned his granddaughters -
Elinor and Martha Gilmore, daughters of Sarah Logan,and stepdaughters of James Logan.

30 December 1795Martha Gilmore married Samuel Porter
"Bond of Samuel Porter to marry Martha Gilmore, with James Gilmore as surety. 
Consent of John (sic) Logan, who stated that Martha Gilmore was in his care."

14 November 1797Eleanor Gilmore married John Webster Gilbert.
In the later record, there is the statement  signed by James Logan that Eleanor is above the age of 21. 

1803A James Gilmore died  in Lincoln Co., KY and named his half brother Robert
Logan in his will. His sisters were Martha and Eleanor.   According to Freda,  he was
married to Jenny Tinsley.  In his will he bequeathed part of his land in Rockbridge, VA to
the husbands of Martha and Eleanor Gilmore. 

Ages of Sarah Ellen Beattie Gilmore Logan, and her daughters, Eleanor and Martha
Gilmore, are problematic.  Someone has come up with a possible birth date of 1758 for
Sarah Ellen.  If Martha Gilmore was married in 1795 with James Logan's consent then
she must have been under 21 in 1795.  Eleanor must have been 21 in 1797.  This would
put their birth dates about 1775-1776, and be consistant with their father being the
Gilmore that was killed in the Indian uprising in 1777. 

It must be noted, however, that in  pension claims filed 55 years later by two men who
had been in the Cpt Arbuckles' company, and near Capt.  Hall's group, it was reported
that it was a James Gilmore who had been killed. The claims differ in the rank of James,
with one man referring to him as Lt. and the other as Ensign.  [Source: Scotch-Irish
Chronicles:]  William Pryor's Declaration, October 15th, 1832;  Zedekiah Shumaker's
Declaration, October 15th, 1832:   At the time of their claims, both declarants may have
been suffering a few senior moments. Since the name James Gilmore was well known,
and Robert Gilmore not,  perhaps the pension applicants were confused?

Another piece of evidence that supports all this is that the Beattie family lived at Kerr's
Creek in Rockbridge Co., VA until they moved to Washington Co., VA about 1772.
Land grants of both James Logan and several Gilmores show that they too had land in
Kerr's Creek

Conclusions:
1- James and Martha Gilmore  had a son named Robert who married Sarah Beatty, d/o John Beatie.
2- Robert and Sarah had three children, James, Martha and Eleanor.
3- Robert was killed by Indians near Fort Randolph while on a hunting excursion.  It was his death that precipitated the  killing of Chief Cornstalk by Cpt James Hall,  husband of Robert's sister, Martha Gilmore.
4- Sarah Gilmore (widow) married James Logan in 1780.  James Hall and James Logan were Bondsmen.Sarah and James had at least one child-- Robert--who is named in the Will above,
5- John Beatie's Will names his " granddaughers  Martha and Eleanor Gilmore."  Also in the Will, along with John's sons and other sons-in-law, is James Logan. 
7- Although James,theprobableson of Robert and Sarah is not mentioned in John Beatie's Will, James leaves his saddles and bridles  to his " half-brother, Robert Logan."
8- Eleanor Gilmore married John Gilbert (named in James Gilmore's Will above).
9- Martha Gilmore married Samuel Porter (also named in James' Will).  Her marriage bond states that  James Logan has Martha in his care and gives his consent to the marriage.


Children of Robert Gilmore and Sarah Beatie are:
    52    i.    Martha4 Gilmore, born ca. 1775;  married Samuel Porter 30 December 1795 in Lincoln Co. KY.
    53    ii.    Eleanor Gilmore, born ca. 1776.  She married John Gilbert 14 November 1797.
    54    iii.   James Gilmore, born ca. 1777; died Bef. 14 March 1803; m. Jane "Jinny" Tinsley 26 Feb 1799 
                  in Lincoln Co.  KY56; she was born 15 April 1782 in Virginia57; died 26 Dec 1863 in Christian Co.
                  KY.57 "Jinny" married twice more after James death; (1) William Bronaugh in 1804 in Lincoln
                  County, KY.; and  (2) Taliaferro Bronaugh on 2 June 1830 in Christian County, Kentucky [near
                   Hopkinsville].57
.

                 Will of James Gilmore
Lincoln Co KY Pioneer and Court Recordsp. 52
Written 2 Sept 1801, Probated   14 Mar 1803 Lincoln Co.

(Abstract) "... To dearly beloved wife Jinny Gilmore my mulatto boy
named Tom.....and all other speacies of property.. . .my saddles and
bridles Excepted which I giveto my half Brother Robert Logan....
(I also)... beqeath two thirds of land in Rockbridge County containing
200 acres to be divided ....betwixt John Gilbert and Samuel Porter...
Testees of the will were James Logan and James Tinsley.


Endnotes:
54.  Most probably this is the Gilmore whose death precipitated the killing of Chief Corstalk in 1777.
55.  Thwaites and Kellogg;Frontier Defense on the Upper Ohio, p 158. Courtesy of Freda Strampe
56.  Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records; courtesy Freda Strampe.
57.  Ron Stephens

Many thanks to Connie Allen, Joann Tortarolo and Freda Strampe
for letting me be part of this joint research project.  It was a blast!



  13.  Martha Gilmore3 (James2, John1) was born ca. 1752; died Bef. 181615. She married Captain James Hall.  He was born ca. 1745 and died 1816.  Both are buried in  Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
From Unknown Source:    Martha was born about 1752 in Augusta Co., VA. She married James Hall who was born about 1761 in Augusta Co., VA and died in 1816. He is buried in the Oxford Church Cementery in what is now Rockbridge Co., VA. James had bought 215 acres of land on Buffalo Creek, near Oxford Presbyterian Church. James Hall was indicted for the murder of the Shawnee Indian Chief, Cornstalk, which occurred in Pt. Pleasant. It is recorded that Capt. James Hall became upset after learning that a relative by the name of Gilmore had been killed by an Indian while hunting. Capt. James Hall was very upset with Cornstalk's past raids on neighbors, friends, and relatives (as well as other Indian massacres that occurred around Kerr's Creek in Rockbridge Co.,VA that left several dead and others abducted by the raiding Indians). Thus, he flew into a rage and ordered some of his men to kill Cornstalk who was at the Fort. Pt. Pleasant is currently located in Mason Co., WV. The place where this occurred can be seen at Tu-Endie-Wee Park in Pt. Pleasant. From Order Book I of Rockbridge Co.,VA on April 13, 1778, trial of Capt. James Hall for being concerned in the murder of Cornstalk Indian his son & two other chiefs of Indians on the 20th November last. Hall appeared & denied the facts with which he was charged. Trial adjourned; tried again on April 28 and no witness appearing before him he was acquitted. In the same order book, on May 5, 1778, John Gilmore and James Hall qualified as Captains of Militia. Rev. Samuel Houston was the brother-in-law and friend of Capt. James Hall. 

More About Martha Gilmore:
Burial: Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Notes for James Hall, Captain:
James was a Captain in the militia stationed at Pt. Pleasant when Chief Cornstalk was killed on Nov 10, 1777. James was tried for his murer, but the case was dismissed because no one would testify against him. (Source: Rockbridge Order Bk 1778-1784, pp.8,9.) He was also one of the men at Pt Pleasant in 1774 listed along with James, John and Robert Gilmore, James Logan, John McKee and Lt. Wm. McKee serving in Murray Co. After his trial for murder of Cornstalk, James was commissioned a captain in the Militia May 5, 1778. He served under Gen Muhlenburg in Eastern Virginia in 1780 and 1781, participating in the Battle of Hot Water on the Williamsburg Front. (Source: Freda Strampe)

James Hall's grandfather was William Hall, born in 1702 in County Antrim, Ireland. William immigrated to the United States and eventually settled in the area that is now Rockbridge County, VA. He was married to Jean/Janet/Jeanette ? and had several children: Andrew, Agnes, John, Isabella, William, Nathaniel, Samuel, and James. His wife was born around 1710. William died in 1773. Both he and his wife are buried in the New Monmouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, which is located in Rockbridge Co., VA. 

More About James Hall, Captain: Burial: Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery16 Will Presented: 04 November 1816, Rockbridge Co. VA Will Bk.4 ,pp187-190

  Child of Martha Gilmore and James Hall, Sr.
   i.  James Hall, Jr. born ca.   He married Patsy Leech  on August 22, 1816 in Rockbridge Co.,

Endnotes:
15.  Martha is not named in husband's will, so evidently preceded him in death..
16.  Oxford Presb. Church Cemetery, Headstone insciptions: Capt. James Hall d. 1816, husband of Martha Gilmore.
       Revolutionary Soldier.Martha Hall, wife of Capt. James, daughter of James Gilmore. Polly Hall, daughter of Capt. James.
       James Hall died 20 Oct. 1896 aged 74y. (grandson?) Rockbridge Rangers CSA.



    14.  Samuel3 Gilmore (James2, John1)58 was born ca. 1755, and died Aft. 1820 in Missouri59.  He married Elizabeth Modrell 01 April 1785 in Lincoln Co. KY60. 

Illinois Papers D. 185; Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA
1782- Served in Capt. Nathaniel Hart's Co. of Lincoln County Militia, which was ordered on a tour of duty to build a fort at the Falls of the Ohio under command of Col. Benjamin Logan, Continental Line. Samuel enlisted as a Private June 27, 1782 and was discharged July 15, 1782 with 18 days service, entitiling him to One Pound, four Shillings.  On October 22, 1782 he enlisted as a Private with the Lincoln Co. Militia under Gen. George Rogers Clark. . .  Served under Capt. John Dougherty in repelling an "Invasion of the Enemy". Discharged Nov. 24, 1782, having earned for his service, Two Pounds, Two Shilling, 8 Pence.

  Samuel moved to KY about the same time as his brother James. (1781-1782)
KY Records: 1784,  He and James appear in Lincoln Co. Records Vol.2 Series Vol 27 Cook Pub. Pg 101:20 Jul 1784 James Gilmore and Samuel Gilmore vs. James and Matthew Logan.  Case was discontinued.

Land Grants: 1808, 100 acres in White Co. TN (Deed Bk C pp 273-274) which he sold 25 Sept 1810.  He left Pulaski Co. Tax rolls in 1811 but was is shown owning 100 acres of poor land in Rockcastle Co. KY until 1814.


Children of Samuel Gilmore and Elizabeth Modrell are:
  56 i.  Martha Modrell4 Gilmore, b. ca 1786 in KY., m. Richard Hill Oct. 6, 1802 in Pulaski Co. KY.
  57 ii. Agnes Gilmore, b ca 1788 in KY, m. Elijah W. Smith 25 Oct 1806 in Pulaski Co. KY.
  58 iii. Robert Gilmore b. 1790, Jan. 6; in Lincoln co., KY, d . 1854, Jan. 13; Agency Ford, Buchanan
            Co., MO, m.  ca 1814 in Bedford Co. TN. to Rebecca Poteet: (sister of his  brother James'
            wife Mary Poteet)
+59 iv. James Gilmore, b. 15 July 1791 Mercer Co. KY (Virginian Territory), d. 31 March 1863 in
             Douglas Co. OR, m. Mary Poteet 10 July 1814 in Bedford Co. TN.
  60 v.  Samuel Gilmore, b. 2 Dec. 1795 in KY, d. ca. 1850 in MO.; m. Emma Dougherty/Doherty.
  61 vi.  Joseph Gilmore (twin of Samuel) b. 2 Dec. 1795 in KY, d. 20 Dec. 1852 in Buchanan Co. MO; m. Martha W.
             Reynolds, 21 March 1830 in Clay Co. MO.
   
           Sam and Elizabeth possibly had two additional children:  Nancy Ellen and John.
  
     Information about the children of Samuel and Elizabeth Modrell Gilmore is courtesy of  Don Corsetti.

Endnotes:
58.  Will of James Gilmore 22 June 1781, Named in father's will.
59.  Don Corsetti:  Samuel listed in 1820 U.S. Census in Bedford Co. TN. He  and his family moved to Missouri sometime before his death. 
60.  Lincoln County Courthouse Records.




    15.  JOSEPH3 GILMORE, Sr. (James2, John1)61 was born Bet. 1758-1759 in Rockbridge Co. VA, and died 19 January 1830 in Rockbridge Co. VA62.  He married (1) Susannah Paxton 05 June 1793 in Rockbridge, Co. VA63, daughter of William Paxton and Eleanor Hays.  She was born ca. 1772 in Rockbridge Co. VA64, and died 11 November 1800 in Rockbridge Co. VA.  He married (2) Mildred Marie Rowland 09 November 1805 in Gilmore Mills, Rockbridge, VA65,66, daughter of Thomas Rowland and Mary Russell.  She was born 11 July 1771 in Rockbridge Co. VA, and died 02 January 1844 in Rockbridge Co. VA67.

Joseph Gilmore, according to historians, was considered "...one of the most prominent and highly
honored citizens of Rockbridge County."   Along with his brother,William, Joseph inherited the
home property of their father, James Gilmore, Sr. Later he bought out William's interest and
became the sole owner of Sidney Vale, the plantation where several generations of Rowland and
Gilmore children were born.


                Property Taxes 1783 Rockbridge Co. VA
Categories: free white males, slaves above 16, slaves age 12-16, horses and cows.

Joseph Gilmore 2-6-2-19-37 TITH: William Gilmore SLAVES:
Bob,Pegg, Charles, Sprig, Cate, Stilran, Mansar One Ordinary
License Estate of Jas. Gilmore dec'd.


              From the genealogy papers of J.W. Wheatley  ( ca. 1912): 
                                   (Courtesy  of Eileen Hacker.)

   "Joseph was a man of promience in Rockbridge County, holding several
county offices.
He died Tuesday, January 19, 1830 at 6 A.M., aged 71 years."
    
J.W.  Wheatley (see #351 below) was one of several avid genealogists among the
descendants of Joseph Gilmore.  In June of 1912,  his cousin, Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, sent him this extract from a letter written  by her grandfather, Paxton Gilmore to family members.

"My father, Joseph Gilmore, was next to the youngest of 16 or 17 children of
James Gilmore and Martha Denison, his wife, Protestant emigrants from the
North of Ireland, sometime between 1735 and 1740. Whether they were married in Ireland or Pennsylvany (sic) I never was able to learn.... My mother, Susan Paxton, was the daughter of William Paxton and Eleanor Hayes of near Lexington, Va., of Scotch-Irish descent....There is a tradition handed down in the family that  they were of a clan in Scotland that had for their motto a bloody hand."



Ed. Note: There is at least one error in Paxton's account, but it's interesting to note the family's early interest in their history.  This interest continued through the generations, and my grandmother, Julia Humes Bilyeu --self-described as three-quarters Gilmore-- passed on her  research notes and interest in genealogy to me.   jmk.


         Will of Joseph Gilmore 
Signed and Witnessed  December 6, 1828 
  Rockbridge Co., Will Bk. 6, p. 442, 443
  
                 Abstract  (copy of original on file):

In the name of God amen - I Joseph Gilmore of Rockbridge
County and State of Virginia. . .
    First-- I order and bequeath that my beloved wife Mildred Gilmore
shall have one third of the Sidneyvale Tract of Land during life, and one
Third of all the negroes not willed to some of the heirs hereafter exprest
& a Third of all the personal property belonging to said Farm at my death
during life.
    Secondy-- I bequeath to my twosons Madison Gilmore and James
Gilmore, all the tracts of land bought of William Rowland which
Madison now lives on and the negroes Amey, Flemin, Pat, Isaac and
six children to be equally divided between them only Madison to have choice
     Thirdly-- I give and bequeath to heirs of my son, Paxton Gilmore, the
Land and Mill bought of John Miller & a Negro boy Dave, a cooper by trade

     Fourthly--I bequeath to myDaughter Polly Rowland-  Maria, Teash and their
children and a boy Jerry got of Thos Rowland estate, and four

hundred dollars out of a Legacy to be received from Wm. Paxton Heirs or any
money on hand or bonds.
     Fifthly I give to Daughter Eliza Gilmore the negroes Katy and her increase
and a girl Lucy got from Rowlands estate a Horse & saddle, some Bed and bedding
and six hundred dollars from the estate of Thomas Rowland or any money on hand or
bonds.

     Sixthly-- I bequeath to my Two sons Thomas and Joseph Gilmore, the Sidneyvale
Tract of Land at their Mother's death, and all the negroes & personal property not
otherwise disposed of, the same to be equally divided between them.

     Seventhly-- After the specified Legacies are paid, if any money or bonds are left
 Mildred Gilmore is to receive one third and the blance to be equally divided with Eliza,
Thomas and Joseph Gilmores and it is my wish if any of the Legatees should die
without lawful issue that their part be equally divided among their Brothers & sisters.

     Lastly-- I do hereby constitute and appoint my Two sons Madison and Paxton
Gilmore and William Humes (son-in-law) my Executors.

  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth of Decbr 1828.
         (Signed)   J. Gilmore      seal


Rockbridge County Court May 31 1830:  Joseph’s will was produced in court and
ordered to be recorded "... on the motion of Madison Gilmore ...together with Spotswood
Brawford, William Paxton, Richard H. Burks, David Edmonson & William Shields his securities ...
and acknowledged bond in the sum of Thirteen Thousand Dollars -Certificate was granted to
him (Madison Gilmore) to obtain probate thereof in due form of law. Teste James Reid D.C.

Settlement of Joseph's estate 13 Sep 1844 Rockbridge Will Bk. 10, pp. 40-46;

Madison Gilmore, executor Wm. Humes and James Gilmore (heirs) requested to settle the accounts of Joseph Gilmore, deceased. This was the third attempt at settlement of Joseph's estate. In March 1838, the settlement   was based upon a settlement previously made by other commissioners without reference to the will of the Testator. The first settlement being wrong in principal initiated the second; the second was there-fore not returned to court and was withdrawn.

A son of Joseph Gilmore named Thomas R. Gilmore, was deceased and intestate at the time of the settlement; therefore, the balance of the estate owed to Thomas was distributed to his mother, brothers and sisters, according to the law of descent. 


The settlement lists the legatees of Thomas R. Gilmore:
          Mildred Gilmore, his mother;
          Eliza Hume, whole blood sister;
          Joseph Gilmore (Jr.) whole blood brother;
          Madison Gilmore, half blood;
          James Gilmore, the same;
          (Mary)  Polly Rowland Layne; the same.

Mildred Rowland Gilmore  had also died by the time of this  settlement;  and  her legacy went to Eliza Hume and Joseph Gilmore,Jr., her two remaining children by  Joseph.

Notes for SUSAN PAXTON: Susanna's father was the Major William Paxton, whose name shows up frequently in the records of the Rockbridge County militia, and as a host of a well-know inn. She and Joseph and their children are included in Major Paxton's estate settlement:

Rockbridge Court Records Paxton's Heirs --O. S. 89; N. S. 30--Bill, 20th March, 1806.William Paxton died intestate, 1796, Joseph Gilmore and Sarah [sic], his wife, a daughter of intestate. . . . Susannah Gilmore also died intestate after her father, leaving issue, viz  Madison, Paxton, Polly and James Gilmore, all infants. . . .

Susannah Paxton-- first wife of Joseph-- and not Milly, is named on the Gilmore headstone in High Bridge Cemetery, thus it is assumed that the stone was installed on the order of descendants from Joseph's first marriage.  I believe it was Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, the daughter of Josephine Gilmore and Albert Yeatman and granddaughter of Paxton,  who arranged for the memorial stone sometime between her mother's death in 1912 and her own death in August 1958.  This stone is not mentioned in the list of graves included in a High Bridge Presbyterian Church bulletin in 1928, nor in a list by the historical society (below), both of which include the graves of his sons Madison  and Thomas R. , and three other family members.  According to those who have seen the stone, it is made of a "modern" material. 
               
List of Names in High Bridge Church and Cemetery
First printed by the H.B. Presbyterian Church in August of 1928.  Marilyn B. Headley discovered a copy at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, transcribed it and submitted it  to rootsweb.com.
  Five Gilmores are included among those listed:


May 22, 1800 Gilmore, Janetta Dec 9,1886                    (wife of Madison)
May 3,   1794 Gilmore, Madison June 7, 1859                (s/o Joseph and Susannah)
April 6,   1810 Gilmore, Thomas R. March 2, 1838         (s/o Joseph and Mildred)
April 7,   1839 Gilmore, Flora Irene Jan 2, 1871              (dau of Paxton Gilmore)
Mar 22,  1835 Gilmore, Virginia Marshall July 5, 1901     (dau of Paxton Gilmore)


When Susannah Paxton Gilmore died in 1800, she left Joseph with four  small children,
one of whom was Mary "Polly" Gilmore, born in  1799.    In 1805, Joseph married Milly
Rowland, who then became the step-mom of these children, all of whom were under nine
years old.  When Mary "Polly" grew up, she married Milly's younger brother, Jessie Rowland,
and became her step-mom's sister-in-law.   Among Mary "Polly" and Jesse’s children was
a son,
Robert Rowland, who was, of course,  Joseph Gilmore’s grandson.  Robert married
Rebecca  Francis
Lackey, a granddaughter of Joseph’s sister, Isabella Gilmore and her
 husband,James Lackey.  Rob and "Fannie"
became the parents of Mary Allie Rowland

    Mary Allie was the great-granddaughter of Joseph Gilmore and Susannah Paxton. 

In the meantime --still with me?--  Joseph and his 2nd wife, Milly Rowland, had a daughter,
 Eliza Stuart Gilmore, who grew up at Sidney Vale.   In 1829, she  married William Humes,
a Virginian who had migrated to Missouri.  Among their chldren was  James Edwin Humes,
born at Sidney Vale where Eliza spent the last few months of her pregnancy. 

                 James was the grandson of Joseph Gilmore and Millie Rowland.

After the Civil War when James was at Sidney Vale with his Gilmore cousins while he
recovered  from wounds,  he met his young 13 year old cousin, Mary Allie Rowland.   Seven
years later, they married,   and  their children,  including my  grandmother, Julia  Humes,
had three "Gilmore Grandparents."

      +     Eliza Gilmore,daughter of Mildred Rowland and Joseph Gilmore, and
             granddaughter of James and Martha Gilmore.

      +     Robert Rowland, son of Mary "Polly" Gilmore and Jesse Rowland, and
             grandson of Susannah Paxton and Joseph Gilmore, and great-grandson of
             James and Martha Gilmore.

      +     Rebecca Lackey, granddaughter of Isabella Gilmore and great-granddaughter
             of James and Martha Gilmore.

There are also double lines to Thomas Rowland through Milly and
her brother Jesse Rowland.  That's a whole bunch of Kiss'n Cousins!


Children of Joseph Gilmore and Susannah Paxton:
61    i.    Madison4 Gilmore, born 05 May 1794 in Rockbridge Co. VA69; died 07 June 1859 in Rockbridge
               Co. VA70.  He married Jennetta Moore Houston 08 September 1823 in Rockbridge Co.71;
               born 03 May 1800 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 09 December 1886 in Rockbridge Co. VA.

Notes for Madison Gilmore:
"A man of learning and known for his high integrity".  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman.
I believe it was Josephine who sent the information (below) about Madison that William
Paxton included in his book,The Paxtons: We Are One, [pub Platte City , MO 1903]:

"Madison was a Justice of the Peace and twice elected to the State Legislature
from Botetourt County.  His father's Will gave him valuable lands, but provided
that in case of he died without issue, the land should go to his brothers and sister. 
Because  he did not have children, his widow was left distitute, yet by her father's
will,  she had a home for life at Rural Valley." 


Rockbridge County, VA Chancery Order Book 1831-46. p. 14, 21,30,  81, 109, 117 
Re lawsuit Gilmore vs Reed Madison Gilmore exor of Joseph Gilmore dec'd ptf

1846- Listed as a member of the Virginia School Commissioners for Botetourt Co. 
Source: http://www.ls.net/~newriver/va/vasc1846.htm - 
          VA publication by Samuel Shepherd, Public Printer, Richmond, 1847.


!850 Federal Census Botetourt County, VA:
   15  787   Gilmore      Madison         56   M    Farmer     3,714  [value]   Virginia [birthplace]
   16  787   Gilmore      Janetta M.    50   F                                                Virginia

Head of household listed as Joseph Casher.
Why were Madison and Janetta  living there?

1860 Census- Dst. 8 Botetourt Co. VA  (Enumeration date of 22 June 1860)
A Madison Gilmore (white male)
age 60 is reported living in a household with
 Houston family members.   
Only trouble is I show 7 June 1859 as date of death
on stone for Madison in HB cemetery. 
Two men named Madison Gilmore born within
a few years of each other?  Since it's known
that Janetta lived with her Houston
relatives after Madison's death, perhaps there is an
error in the census, and it should
have read MRS. Madison Gilmore?  Or is this an indication of error on the tombstone?

 
More About Madison Gilmore:
Administrator: 1830, Joseph Gilmore's estate72
Burial: High Bridge Cemetery

+    62    ii.    Paxton Gilmore, born 10 Feb 1796; died 04 May 1864, Rockbridge Co. VA.
+    63    iii.    Mary "Polly" Paxton Gilmore, born 22 March 1799 and died 12 Dec 1848 in Rockbridge Co..
     64    iv.    James Paxton Gilmore73, born 26 Oct 1800 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 13 March 1850 in  
                      Lynchburg, VA74,75.   
He never married.

  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman:  " He was a man of learning yet modest and retiring". 


  Named in his father's will:   " - - to two sons Madison Gilmore and James Gilmore all the tracts of   land bought of William Rowland which Madison now lives on and the negroes Amey,   Flemin, Pat,    Isaac   and six children to be equally divided only Madison to have choice".
   
Children of Joseph Gilmore and Mildred Rowland are:
+    65    i.     Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, b. 03 May 1807 in Rockbridge Co. VA; d. 13 Oct 1860 in Missouri.
      66   ii.    Thomas Rowland Gilmore76, born 06 April 1810 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 04 March 1838 in
                     Lexington, VA77,78.  Tom graduated from VMI and William & Mary College.  He was a lawyer in
                     Rockbridge County until an accident in Lexington caused his death when only 28 years old.
+    67   iii.    Joseph Gilmore, Jr, Capt., b. 29 August 1812 in Rockbridge Co. VA; d. 16 February 1863
                     at  Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA.
     68    iv.    William Gilmore79, born 12 November 1814; died 02 February 1818.

Endnotes:
61.  Photo of  Gilmore Headstone
62.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;, "He (Joseph) died Tuesday, January 19, 1830 at 6 A.M. aged 71 years, 3 months."
63.  Marriage Bond, Rockbridge Co. VAJune 4, 1793.
64.  Susannah's dob based on her age at marriage probably over 21.
65.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Date of bond 9 Nov 1805.  Wedding reported as 19th of Nov. (unverified) Copy of original marriage bond on file.
66.  Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850, Given date/place of marriage bond as 19 Nov 1805 Botetourt Co. VA Joseph Gilmer and Milly Rowland.
67.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912, Mildred died January 2, 1844, aged 75 years.
68.  Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Presb Cemetery, "fig."
69.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;, Letter cited by J.W. Wheatley on June 28, 1912.
70.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912, (Madison) died of apolexy June  7, 1859.
71.  Rockbridge County, VA Records.
72.  ibid
73.  The Paxtons-We Are One by W. M. Paxton of Platte City, MO.1903
74.  ibid
75.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J. W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912, James died of typhoid fever at Lunchburg (sic), VA., March 13, 1850.  He never married.  A very studious, thoughtful man.
76.  This is the Tom Gilmore whose death was  reported in the Rowland-Gilmore Bible. 
77.  Copy of a penciled  memorandum of the family record given in an old Bible belonging to Eliza Gilmore Humes,  daughter of Millie Rowland and Joseph Gilmore, and brother of Thomas., Rowland  Family Bible, "Thomas  Gilmore died 3/4/1838.... ."
78.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore:  "Thomas... died in Lexington, VA., of pneumonia, March 2, 1838, aged 26 years. He was a young man of great brilliance of mind."
79.  Book of Common Prayer, Peter Binkley wrote:  Eliza wrote her name on the first blank space, and on a few pages later,  she wrote the date 30 May 1825: her eighteenth birthday. On the back page of the Psalms, there are notes on her father's children by two marriages, probably written by Eliza.



    16.  William3 Gilmore (James2, John1) was born ca. 1760 in Augusta/Rockbridge Co. VA80, and died 08 September 1836 in Putnam Co. Indiana81.  He married Martha Lackey82 12 June 1783 in Rockbridge Co. VA82, daughter of Thomas Lackey and Agnes Leech.  She was born 1761 in Lancaster Co. PA, and died 15 February 1843 in Fairhaven, Preble Co. OH.

After the death of his father James in 1783, William and his brother Joseph inherited a half-interest each in the Gilmore plantation, "to be equally (divided) between them in quantity and quality."  Settlement of James' estate was not completed until 1805.

10 September 1806, William bought property from Samuel Barclay (Deed Bk. F, p 47).
18 April 1818,  in preparation for moving to Ohio, William and Martha sold  this same property to John Allen.   (Source:  Mary K. Wright.) 

13 April 1818,  William and Martha sold approx. 400 acres, " a certain tract or parcel of Land on the North side of James River in the said County of Botetourt to James Lackey for $1000, and on April 30, they sold  to Nathan Lackey for an additional $1000, ". . . one certain tract or parcel of Land lying in the said County of Botetourt on the North side of James River and containing 62 acres be the same more or lefs and Bounded to the   (Maguilio? )  Meredian  as follows to with Begining at a poplar on the back of said river corner to James Lackeys old patent survey."
(Source:  Botetourt County, VA Deed Book 13, pg.463. courtesy of Marilyn B. Headley.)


                   Mary K. Wright, Descendants of William Gilmore and Martha Lackey (Excerpts):
"William, eighth child of James Gilmore and Martha Dennison.... married Martha Lecky, daughter of Thomas Lecky and Agnes Leech.... (He) died 8 Sept 1836 while visiting his sons in Putnam Co. IN.
William and Martha had nine children.   The eldest girl was named Agnes in honor of her grandmother.

"!783 Rockbridge Co. VA tithables list, William and his brother Joseph were listed with slaves: Bob, Pegg, Charles, Sprig, Cate, Stilran and Manser.  Sprig and his wife were admitted to the Hopewell (Ohio) Church, and the records to show that  " Sprig & Phylesss both persons of colour" had been in full communion in the Presbyterian Church" in Highbridge, and their membership forwarded on October 21, 1822 by Samuel Houston, minister."

                    Headstone of William Gilmore in Greencastle, Indiana


William Gilmore
Who departed this life Sept. 8, A.D. 1836
He was born Rockbridge County
Virginia A.D. 1760
Which place he left in A.D. 1818
Settled in Preble County Ohio
Here he continued to reside up
To the time of his death
For more than forty years he was a ruling elder in the
Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church

Ed. Note:   The stone was broken off in 2001.  R.A. Gilmore provided the remainder from a
transcription made ca. 1988 and  included in Mary's book,  but I have not included it here.


        Clementine Brown Railey, History of the House of Ochiltree of Ayrshire, Scotland :
        William and Martha Gilmore emigrated to Preble Co., Ohio in 1818.  He and his brother, Joseph
        had  jointly owned the old plantation, in Rockbridge Co., inherited from their father, James
        Gilmore, until 1816, when they divided it.  The pioneers to Ohio crossed the Ohio river, near
        Cincinnati, passed up thro’ Hamiliton and Butler Counties, to Preble Co. 

More About William Gilmore:
Burial: Stan D. Culley, who repaired and cleaned the tombstone: "William Gilmore is buried in Greencastle, Indiana, where he died while visiting relatives." (Courtesy of Mary K. Wright.)

More About Martha Lackey:
Burial: Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery, Ohio83



Children of William Gilmore and Martha Lackey are:
+    69    i.    Agnes Nancy4 Gilmore, born 09 May 1784 in Rockbridge Co.; died 02 February 1852
                    in Morning Sun, Preble Co. Ohio.
+    70    ii.    James (Wm) Gilmore, born 25 January 1790 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 17 February 1845
                     in Putnamville, OH.
+    71    iii.    Martha Gilmore, born 06 March 1788 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 10 June 1856.
+    72    iv.    Robert Harvey Gilmore, born 09 April 1786 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 25 February 1839
                     in Fairhaven, Preble Co. OH.
+    73    v.    Thomas Gilmore, born 20 November 1792 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 09 January 1880 in
                      Greencastle, Putnam Co. OH.
+    74    vi.    William Gilmore, born 02 April 1797 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 02 February 1837 in
                      Fairhaven, Preble Co. OH.
      75   vii.    Sabina Gilmore, born 13 June 1799 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 31 March 1882 in Fairhaven,
                       Preble Co. OH.  She married Samuel Ramsey 18 December 1823; born 01 November 1798
                       in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 06 December 1836 in Fairhaven, Preble Co. OH. Both  buried
                       in the Hopewell Cemetery.
+    76   viii.    Samuel Baldridge Gilmore, born 13 September 1801 in Rockbridge Co. VA;
                       died 12 September 1836 in Fairhaven, Preble Co. OH.
+    77    ix.     Eli Gilmore, Dr., born 05 February 1795 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 04 April 1857 in
                       Fairhaven, Preble Co. OH.

                             Many thanks to Mary K. Wright for information about this family.

Endnotes:
80.  Diehl, George W., Diehl,  Dr. George W; Rockbridge Co. VA Notebook.   Chapter VIII, William Gilmore, son of James Gilmore and his wife Martha Dennison...was born in Augusta County (now Rockbridge) in 1760.  He married June 12, 1783.
81.  Rockbridge Co. VA Cemeteries, LVA, Putnam Cemetery.
82.  Diehl, George W., Diehl,  Dr. George W; Rockbridge Co. VA Notebook. 
83.  House of Ochiltree, "Mr Gilmore d in 1836 ag'd 76 while on a visit to ...family in Putnam Co. Ind and is buried in Greencastle cemetery.  On his monument: "An elder in the Presbyterian Church".



    17. 
Agnes Nancy Gilmore, (James2, John1) was born ca. 1761 in Augusta Co. VA; died Bef. 183216 in Pulaski Co. KY. She married Joseph McAlister 10 October 1781 in Rockbridge Co.17; born ca. 1754; died 22 January 1833 in Pulaski Co. KY.

               More About Joseph McAlister: Military service: 1781, Served as an Ensign with
               James Gilmore, Jr. at the Battle of Cowpens.  Awarded Pension #S1241.

Children of Agnes Nancy Gilmore and Joseph McAlister:
  i. Robert, b. March 06, 1782, Rockridge Co., VA; d. September 16, 1851, Pulaski Co., KY.
                     ii. John, b. 1798, Kentucky; d. Greenup Co, KY
                    iii. Adam W., b. 1805, Kentucky
                    iv. Harvey, b. November 02, 1814; d. September 01, 1864,  KY
                    v. James, b. 1786, VA; d. 1833, Before his father, ie 1833, KY
                    vi. Martha "Mattie", b. 1795; d. 1830, Before her father, i.e. 1833,  Pulaski co, KY.
                    vii. Nathanial, b. May 06, 1779, VA; d. November 05, 1855, Pulaski Co., KY
                    viii. David, b. 1784, VA; d. 1840;
                     ix. Joseph, Jr., b. 1790, VA; d. Pulaski Co., KY.
                      x. George, b. 1793, lincoln co, KY; d. 1830, Knox co, KY; m. Jane; b. March 10, 1808, TN.
               
                 Information about Agnes Nancy Gilmore and Joseph McAlister is courtesy of Lewis Barnett.


Source:
16.  Not named in husband's will, and assumed to have died before the will was written.
17.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Marriage Contract of Joseph McAlister and Agnes (Nancy) Gilmore is dated
10th of Oct 1781. Bondsmen are Joseph McAlister and David Hay (s?). Attached is certification by James Gilmore
for his consent of his daughter Agnes' marriage, dated 9th Oct 1781. Witnesses were Robert Robinson and James
Stirling; Testified by Andrew Reid, Clerk, Rockbridge Co.



    18.  Isabella3 Gilmore (James2, John1)84,85 was born ca. 1762 in Augusta Co. VA, and died Bef. 1796 in Rockbridge Co..  She married James Lackey/Leckey85 27 August 1782 in Rockbridge Co. VA86, son of Thomas Lackey and Agnes Leech.  He was born 1759 in Lancaster Co. PN, and died Bet. 1819 - 1829 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
After Isabella's death, James married Mary Montgomery.

Notes for James Lackey/Leckey:
Botetourt County, VA Will Book C, p. 400

More About James Lackey/Leckey:
Burial: Miller Cemetery87
   
Children of Isabella Gilmore and James Lackey/Leckey are:
    78    i.     Martha Isabella4 Lackey88, b. 1783; m. John McKnight 18  Nov 1806 in Botetourt Co.89.
    79    ii.    Elizabeth I. Lackey90, born 24 June 1784.
    80    iii.    Agnes I. "Nancy" Lackey90, b. 08 Jan 1786.  She m. James McKnight 01 Jan. 1821 in
                     Rockbridge Co.91.

     81    iv.    Samuel James Lackey92,93, born 25 February 1787.
+   82    v.     Thomas James Lackey, born 29 August 1788 and died 06 April 1856 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
                     He married (1)Jane Gilmore (No. 134 below)  13 February 1813 in Rockbridge Co. VA
                           
daughter of John Gilmore and Magdalene Shepherd; and (2) Sarah Poage.  
    83    vi.     Nathan Lackey, born 18 Nov 1791; died 01 Dec 1846 in Botetourt Co. VA.
    84    vii.    Mary Jane Lackey, born 28 September 1792; died 1835.

                 Special thanks to my cousin James Lackey for information about the Lackeys'


                                                 For more about this  family, see Lackey


Endnotes:
84.  Will of James Gilmore 22 June 1781, Named in father's will.
85.  Lackey Family Bible (1807); owned by Joseph H Knick, Martinez Georgia, courtesty of Marilyn B. Headley.
86.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Bond made by Jas Lecky and James Dryden. James Gilmore gave consent.
       Test: Thomas Lecky and Joseph McAlister.
87.  Timber Ridge Presb Church:Cemetery Notes; Allen G Hamann, Oct 1992,  (Oct 1992), Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church,
        available at the Library of Virginia.
88.  Will of  James Lackey 1822.
89.  Lackey Family Bible (1807);
90.  Will of  James Lackey 1822.
91.  Lackey Family Bible (1807);
92.  Will of  James Lackey 1822.
93.  Lackey Family Bible (1807);




    20.  James (Cunningham)3 Gilmore (John2, John1) was born 1754 in Virginia94, and died 1817 in Columbus, Ohio95.  He married "Sally" Davidson 14 May 1784 in Rockbridge Co. VA96, daughter of John Davidson.  She was born ca. 1765 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
   
Notes for James (Cunningham) Gilmore:
James  fought in the Revolution.    (unverified)

 In 1783 James was taxed for his mother's slave, Pheabe,who was left to
 Elinor in her husband's will.
 James still lived in Rockbridge Co in 1789,

 Mary K. Wright: James and at least some of his children were in Columbus, Ohio ca 1816,
 but I do not think all of them were.
. . . Diane Gilmore Young reported finding information
   in
The Columbus City Graveyard   by Donald  Schlagel re. a tombstone reading,
   "James Gilmore, a natiave of Rockbridge County, VA d. 10 Oct 1817, age 61 yrs."

Children of James Gilmore and Sally Davidson are:
    85    i.     (Mary?) Polly4 Gilmore97, born ca. 1790.  She married James Gilmore Davidson
                   08 December 1808; born ca. 1784.

    86    ii.    John Gilmore, born ca. 1791.
+  87    iii.    Robert "Robin" Gilmore, born ca. 1793 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died in Columbus, Ohio.
    88    iv.    James Gilmore, born ca. 1795.
    89    v.     Jane Gilmore, born 25 January 1796.  She married Nash Lagrande Pitzer98.
    90    vi.    Samuel Gilmore, born ca. 1797.
+   91    vii.   Addison Gilmore, born 04 August 1800; died 04 April 1892 in Rockbridge Co..
    92    viii.   Sarah E. Gilmore, born 20 September 182499.  She married George Poage. (unverified)
                     
                 Note:   I'm confused.  Did James and Sarah Davidson Gilmore have a daughter born this late?
                Mary K. Wright:  I agree that this date is wrong.   Think James and Sally had a daughter named
                 Sally as there is one in the estate settlement.

Endnotes:
94.  Although James is usually reported as born in Rockbridge Co.and his dob given by Freda Strampe would support this, in
       the 1850 and 1880 Census, hiis son Addison reports father b in PA.
95.  Strampe, Freda,  John and Agnes Gilmore of Rockbridge Co. VA, "In 1783 James was taxed for his mother's slave, Pheabe,
       who was devised to Elinor by her husband,  John.  James was still living in Rockbridge Co. in 1789.James died in 1818
       I believe it was shortly arriving in Ohio.  He is buried in Columbus, OH and his estate was shown in Columbus, OH as well
       as in Rockbridge Co., VA."  
96.  Rockbridge Marriage Bond Index, 1778-1801, Gilmore, James/Davidson, Sally   Davidson, Samuel (bond) Anderson, Wm.
        (wit)Davidson, John  (father)   14 May 1784 1784-012. Gilmore, James/Davidson, Sally  Davidson, Samuel  Anderson,                 .
97.  Freda Strampe,  (letter of Apr 29, 2001).
98.  Mary K. Wright.
99.  Date of birth  for Sarah seems out of line with her siblings, although Sarah would only have been 41, so could easily have
       been her mother.  The 1880 Census Natural Bridge, Rockbridge Co. lists Sarah E. Gilmore, sister of  Addison, age 55. Tombstone
       next to Addison's in Oxford Presb.  Cemetery gives name as Miss Sarah E. Gilmore, dob 20 Sept 1824 and dod 18 Apr 1896.  This
       would seem to indicate she is not the Sarah Gilmore who m. George Poage. 



    21.  John C. Gilmore/aka John3 Gilmore III (John2, John1) was born ca. 1743 in Augusta Co. VA, and died 1789 in Fayette, Jessamine Co. KY.  He married Elizabeth Wallace100, daughter of Peter Wallace, Jr.  She was born 1745 in Augusta Co. VA, and died 1804 in Jessamine CO. KY.

Notes for John C. Gilmore/aka John Gilmore III:
Some Early Va Marriages, p. 105:  John Gilmore b. 1743 d. 1789 m. Elizabeth
Wallace b. 1745 d. 1804, daughter of Peter Wallace, Jr. moved to Rockbridge
Co. to Jessamine Co., KY; buried John Gilmore Graveyard [Jessamine Co., KY
formed from Fayette Co., KY in 1799.]

Freda Strampe:  In his will, John (4) freed his slave, Solomon.  Solomon, a young slave, was
left by John Gilmore, Sr. to John Gilmore, Jr. and most probably passed to
John (4) at the death of his father. 

More About Elizabeth Wallace:
Will: 19 September 1804, Jessamine Co. KY Will Bk A, pp.92-96. (See Wallace Report by F.Strampe.)

   
Children of John Gilmore and Elizabeth Wallace are:
    93    i.    Samuel4 Gilmore, born ca. 1765; died Bef. 1804101.

More About Samuel Gilmore:
Will: Bef. 1804, Left land to his mother, Elizabeth Wallace Gilmore which she
 refers to in her own will of Sept 1804.


    94    ii.    Martha Gilmore102, born ca. 1768.  She married Jonah W. Burton103; born ca. 1765.
    95   iii.    Sarah Gilmore104, born ca. 1769.  She married Andrew McCampbell105; born ca. 1766.
+  96    iv.    Ellenor Gilmore, born ca. 1770.
    97    v.     Elizabeth Gilmore106, born ca. 1775.  She married Robert Simpson107.
    98    vi.    John W Gilmore/aka John Gilmore IV, born ca. 1782 in Fayette (Jessamine) Co. KY108;
                    died 1807 in Fayette Co. KY109.


Notes for John W Gilmore/aka John Gilmore IV:
Before his death in 1807, John Gilmore IV freed his slave, Solomon, who, 
along with a slave named Lucius. was probably the same slave bequethed
to his father John III from John Gilmore, Jr.

    99    vii.    Janet Gilmore110,111, born ca. 1784.  She married John G. Fenley.
  100    viii.    Susana Gilmore112, born ca. 1785.


Endnotes:
100.  Some Early Virginia Marriages, p.105.
101.  Strampe, Freda,  John and Agnes Gilmore of Rockbridge Co. VA, Died before his mother wrote her will in 1804. 
         His land he left to his mother.
102.  Will of John Gilmore IV: Jessamine Co. KY Will Bk A, pp.114,115, In her brother John's will, Martha was left share
         of his estate amd  "one bay mare about seven years old" and her son John BUrton was left 100 pounds.
103.  ibid
104.  ibid;  Sarah was left a share of her brother's estate and
         "one dark Brown Mare Whith a Balld face 5 years old and her colt"  Her son was left 100 pounds.
105.  ibid
106.  ibid;  Left share of estate in brother's will.  Her son John
          left 100 pounds..
107.  ibid; Named in brother's will..
108.  Strampe, Freda,  John and Agnes Gilmore of Rockbridge Co. VA, Died without issue.
109.  Fayette Co. KY Will Bk A, pp 114,115..
110.  Strampe, Freda,  John and Agnes Gilmore of Rockbridge Co. VA, Married John G. Finley/Fendley.
111.  Will of John Gilmore IV: Jessamine Co. KY Will Bk A, pp.114,115;  in brother's will as "Jane wife of John G. Fenley"..
112.  ibid.   Married Samuel Laird (Lard? Sard?)as per  Freda Strampe.




    27.  William Morgan3 Gilmore/Gilmer (William2 Gilmore, John1)114 was born ca. 1765115, and died 1841 in Russell Co. VA.  He married (1) Martha Edmonson/Edminston 13 October 1791 in Washington Co. VA116.  She died Bef. 1810.  He married (2) Elizabeth Wright 1810.  She died Bef. 1840 in Russell Co. VA.

Notes for William Morgan Gilmore/Gilmer:
Is this the William Gilmore who referred to his "Uncle Beattie" and caused so much confusion re the Gilmore/Beattie Connection ?    According to F. Strampe, he and his family began using the Gilmer spelling regularly, although this spelling
 is not used  in his will.


Abstracts of Wills of Russel Co. VA from 1803-1860:
William Gilmore dated 2 Oct 1838; beneficiaries: wife, Elizabeth (second and present); children" Margaret, Samuel, James, Cummings, William, Isaac, Westley, Mary and Martha (children by first wife) and Charles. H, Jerusha, wife of James Gibson, Axley and seven other "minor children" who were mentioned but not named; slaves mentioned" Susan, Lucy, Will, to be emancipated "if law permits". Executors: Elizabeth Gilmore, widow, Charles Gilmore and Axley Gilmore, sons; witnesses E.D. Kernan, Wm. Johnson, Charles C Dickenson, Daniel Williams.  Will probated 2 Nov 1841, Russel County, p

William married for a third time in 1840,  to  Elizabeth Necessary  (F. Strampe).  This was two years after he wrote his will, and one year before his death.  
   
Children of William Gilmore/Gilmer and Martha Edmonson/Edminston are:
    104    i.    Margaret4 Gilmer.
    105    ii.    Samuel E. Gilmer.
    106    iii.   James (s/o Wm M) Gilmer.
    107    iv.   Cummings Gilmer.
    108    v.    William (s/o WM) Gilmer.
    109    vi.    Isaac Gilmer.
    110    vii.   John (s/o WM) Gilmer.
    111    viii.   Thomas (s/o WM) Gilmer.
    112    ix.    Mary (d/o WM) Gilmer.
    113    x.     Martha Gilmer.
    114    xi.    Wesley Gilmer.

Children of William Gilmore/Gilmer and Elizabeth Wright are:
    115    i.     Jerusia4 Gilmore.
    116    ii.     Charles H. Gilmore/Gilmer.
    117    iii.    Axley Gilmore.
    118    iv.    Sarah Gilmore.
    119    v.     David Gilmore/Gilmer.
    120    vi.    Rachel Gilmore.
    121    vii.    Rebecca Gilmore.
    122    viii. Joseph (s/o WM ) Gilmore/Gilmer.
    123    ix.    Daugherty Gilmore/Gilmer.
    124    x.     Elizabeth Gilmore.
                         

Endnotes:
114.  Strampe, Freda: John and Agnes Gilmore of Rockbridge County,  (May 2001), Married three times in Washington Co.
         VA 1791,1810, and 1840. Had a total of 20 children. Freda cited Virginian Magazine of History & Biography V.37, p 341;
          and Abstract of Wills of Russell Co. VA probated Nov 2, 1841 pg. 291.
115.  Russell Co. Census of 1810, Samuel E.Gilmore  26-45 yrsWilliam - 45+ yrs.
116.  Washington Co. VA Marriages; Marty Hiatte & Craig Roberts Scott; Iberian Publ Co. Athens, GA. 1994.



    28.  Nancy3 Gilmore(William2, John1) was born 1763, and died 1832 in Russell Co. VA117.  She married John Cowan.  He died 1799 in Russell Co. VA.
   
Children of Nancy Gilmore and John Cowan are:
    125    i.     George4 Cowan.
    126    ii.     David Cowan.
    127    iii.   John T. Cowan.
    128    iv.    James G. Cowan.
    129    v.     Samuel G. Cowan.
    130    vi.    Andrew Cowan.
    131    vii.    Martha Cowan.
    132    viii.   Nancy Cowan.
    133    ix.    Elizabeth Cowan.

Source:
117.  Russell Co. Will Bk 4A, pp 619, 620, courtesy  F. Strampe.   



30.  John3 Gilmore(Thomas2, John1)118 was born 09 March 1758 in Augusta Co. VA119,120, and died 06 January 1838 in Augusta Co. VA.  He married Magdalene Shepherd 07 June 1791 in Botetourt Co. VA121.  She was born ca. 1770.
                                                    Notes for John Gilmore:

  Augusta County, VA Will Bk V
Page 6.--19th August, 1772. John Gillmore and John Thompson's bond
(with Robert Thompson and Alex. Thompson) as guardians to John Gilmore,
orphan of Thomas Gilmore.

Chalkley's Scotch-Irish Chronicles  August 19, 1772, Augusta Co. records show that
John Gilmore, aged 14, orphan of Thomas Gilmore, chose John Gilmore and John
Thompson guardians.

A year earlier, on Aug 3, 1771, John Thompson received a deed for "28 acres adjoining the land
belonging to the heirs of Thomas Gilmore on Carrs Creek. "
Source: Land Office Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, p. 610 (Reel 39). available LVA

A guardian was appointed by the court only if there was an estate to protect. At age thirteen (14?)
a child was eligible to go into court and choose his own guardian. Poor orphaned children did not
have guardians and were bound out to learn a trade.  Since it can now be proven that Orphan John
was rescued in November 1764, it would seem that if the county followed usual procedure, he was
assigned guardians within a few weeks or months of his rescue, and that the entry dated Aug. 1772,
just reflected his acting on his option of picking for himself.  It's been suggested that John's mother,
Jannet Gilmore, widow of Thomas, married John Thompson sometime between her rescue in January
1765 and 1771.   I had suspected Thompson was Orphan John's maternal grandfather or uncle,  but
if he was John's step-father, that also would explain why he was given guardianship.  


Freda Strampe:  I believe --but cannot prove-- that this John,  son of Thomas, is the John Gilmore who  enlisted near the end of the  Revolution and on Jan 17, 1781 at about age 20, he fought in the Battle of Cowpens under Cpt James Gilmore--another grandson of John and Agnes-- and  was one of the guards who conducted prisoners to Salisbury.  In 1843 he was awarded a pension of $23.33  per annum.   He married Magdalene Sheperd in 1790.  It is believed  he lived on the old homestead and passed it on to his son, William C.  Gilmore.  The house is a two-story brick on US 60 about 2 miles NW of the crossroads settlement of Kerr's Creek.  The walls are 12-14 inches thick .  There are slave quarters in the back  as well as in a separate building.

Note: Other researchers believe it's more likely that the John who fought at the
Battle of Cowpens was the son
of James Gilmore, Sr. , and that he served as his
father's aide. James' son John, however, died in 1814, long before the Pension
Application was signed by "John Gilmore, of Rockbridge County", on 3 Sept 1832.   --jmk.


 Re:  "the old homestead" near Kerr's Creek.   In 1781, John Thompson bought the property and original house from William Donelson.  In 1802, he sold it to John Gilmore, who in 1834, deeded it
to his son, William.  In 1855, William tore down the old house and replaced it with the one that
is there today.   For photo and more, see   http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VHI/html/24/0207.html


Children of John Gilmore and Magdalene Shepherd are:

+    134    i.   Jane4 Gilmore, born 22 June 1792; died 06 June 1819 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
      135   ii.    Elizabeth Gilmore, born 28 November 1793.
      136   iii.   Nancy Gilmore, born 23 November 1795.  She married Andrew McCampbell
                      27 March 1817 in Rockbridge Co. VA122; born ca. 1790.
      137   iv.   Rebecca Gilmore, born 01 May 1797.
      138    v.   Thomas Gilmore, born 05 June 1799; died 06 July 1874123.
      139   vi.    Frances Gilmore, born 05 March 1801.  She married Isaac Taylor
                      06 September 1827 in Rockbridge Co. VA124.
      140  vii.   Samuel Gilmore, born 31 January 1803.  He married Dianna Anthony Trigg
                      17 October 1825 in Pittsylvania Co. VA.
      141   viii.   Cassandra Gilmore, born 13 July 1808.  She married Thomas Wilson
                      24 November 1833 in Rockbridge Co. VA124.
      142   ix.   Martha Gilmore, born 25 June 1810 in Augusta Co. VA.  She married James Lecky
                      12 June 1837 in Rockbridge Co. VA124.
+    143    x.    William C. Gilmore, Cpt., born 11 June 1812 in Rockbridge Co.; died 15 March 1890
                       in Rockbridge Co..
      144    xi.   Magdaline Gilmore, born 02 June 1814.

Endnotes:
118.  All of the evidence points to "the orphan John Gilmore"  being the father of William C. Gilmore.
119.  RD Thomas, John b November 08, 1759 Lancaster. PA. Is this the John who served under James Gilmore at Cowpens? (Freda).
120.   Freda Strampe, John F Gilmore, pg 106," John..--.believed to be the son of Thomas who was killed at Kerr Creek in 1763--
          b 9 Mar 1758 in Augusta Co. d 6 Jan 1838 Augusta Co."
121.  Worrell, Ann, Early Marriages, Wills and Some Revoluntionary War Records, Botetourt Co. VA,
          Dubartis Shepherd made security.
122.   Rockbridge County Marriages.
123.  Freda Strampe,  Report of Thomas Gilmore, pg 96.
124.  Rockbridge County Marriages



                                              Generation No. 4

     40.  Robert Beach4 Gilmore, Rev. (John3, James2, John1) was born 1792, and died 1849 in Sweet Water, WY.  He married Mary Hansford.  She died 1849 in Sweet Water, WY.

Emily Wilson:  Robert and his brother James both moved to Lincoln County,
Missouri, and both served in the War of 1812.  These two
branches are very intertwined with the Gilillands.  Robert became
a minister (Baptist, I think).  He and his wife died in Sweetwater,
Wyoming in 1849 on their way to the California Gold Rush.  Their
children all returned to Missouri safely and were raised by the Gilillands.
Sulphur Lick Cemetery, just outside of Troy, Missouri is the final
resting place of many of the Gilmores.   

Child of Robert Gilmore and Mary Hansford is:
+    145    i.    Waldron Isaiah5 Gilmore, born 1825; died 1865.

Source:  Emily Wilson                            



    41.  James T.4 Gilmore, Capt. (John3, James2, John1) was born 1800, and died 1830.  He married Elizabeth Harriet Hammonds.  She was born 1809, and died 1878.
   
Child of James Gilmore and Elizabveth Hammonds is:
+    146    i.    John Thomas5 Gilmore, Judge, born 1830; died 1898.


    43.  John4 Gilmore (James3, James2, John1)125 was born 25 November 1784.  He married Priscilla Smith
10 October 1808.  She was born ca. 1786.


Note: Information on this family line is  based on report by Wilma Cogdell.125
   
Children of John Gilmore and Priscilla Smith are:
+    147    i.    Anderson Smith5 Gilmore, born 1809 in KY; died 1878 in Muskogee, OK.
+    148    ii.    Robert Gilmore, born 1815; died September 1842.
      149    iii.  James Gilmore, born ca. 1817.

Source: 
125.  Wilma Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn.,  Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY.March



    44.  Robert4 Gilmore(James3, James2, John1) was born 10 January 1787, and died September 1842.  He married Frankie Ford.  She was born ca. 1795, the daughter of Zachariah Ford.

    Children of Robert Gilmore and Frankie Ford are:
    150    i.    Martha Ann Patsy5 Gilmore, born 1818; died in Andrew Col MO.  She married
                    James Madison Logan 1835; born ca. 1815.

    151    ii.    Zachariah F. Gilmore, born ca. 1818.  He was buried in Fillmore, MO.
    152  iii.    James Gilmore, born ca. 1825.  He married Sarah Jane McQueary 1846.


    Source for all information about Robert is from The Gilmore Family File, by Wilma Sutton Cogdell.



59.  JAMES4 GILMORE (SAMUEL3, JAMES2, JOHN1) was born July 15, 1791 in Mercertown, Pulaski, Kentucky and died March 31, 1863 in South Deer Creek, Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, . He married MARY POTEET July 10, 1814 in  Bedford, Tennessee,  daughter of ALEXANDER POTEET and MARY SMITH. She was born November 04, 1793 in  Lee, Virginia  and died November 19, 1881 in South Deer Creek, Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon.

                      All information about James and Mary Poteet Gilmore is courtesy of Clark Bangsund.

More About JAMES GILMORE:
Buried: 1863, Douglas County, OR


History of Clay County, Missouri (c. 1885) page 280.
Mary had 13 children
http://www.thewares.net/genealogy/darley/fam/fam00057.html


Children of James Gilmore and Mary Poteet are:
i.    Anderson Gilmore, b. Abt. 1815.
ii.    Samuel Mathison Gilmore, b. 1815, , Bedford, Tennessee;  d. 1893, Sherman, Washington;  m.                             Martha Ann Stevenson, February 05, 1837,  Clay,
                                                                        
http://www.oregonpioneers.com/ortrail.htm
http://www.oregonpioneers.com/1843.htm
 Gilmore, Samuel Mathison (1815-1893): member of first elected law-making body of Oregon in 1844; 1878 was a delegate to first Washington Territorial Constitutional Convention; was a firm believer in the rights of the Indians and did much to secure important fishing privileges for them at The Dalles; died in Sherman County, Washington; letter in OHSQ 1903 #4 p.280-84
1843 (~Age 28) Migrated to Oregon with the Applegates (per The History of Klickitat County, Washington and  www.oregonpioneers.com/1852.htm)
1844 (~Age 29) Member of the Oregon State Legislature
1881 (~Age 66) Living in Klickitat County, Washington

iii.    Ellen Gilmore, b. Abt. 1819.
iv.    Mathew  C.  Gilmore, b. 1818.

v.    Rebecca Gilmore, b. Abt. 1817.

vi.    Mahala Elvira Gilmore was born Dec. 1821 in  Missouri and died Sept. 18, 1909 in , Sonoma, California, .              She married (1) John M. Barker, son of James Barker and Nancy Murray;  (2) Stephen K. Waymire on                 March 05, 1840 in , Buchanan, Missouri, .  He was born Abt. 1821, died 1852 in Oregon Trail.  She married         (3) William Douglas GilliamSept. 10, 1855 in  OR'

                               Notes for William Gilliam
1850 Census Marion County, OR
1860 Census Polk County, OR
1870 Census Wasco County, OR
Sheriff of Champoeg County, OR(?) [It is a city and may have been a county?]
9/1849-1850-Appointed Sheriff of Marion County, OR, then Marion County, OR Coroner.
1867-Justice of the Peace for Wasco County, OR.
vii.    Margaret Priscilla Gilmore, b. February 06, 1824; d. Sept. 22, 1880; m. Unk. Baker
         Burial: Douglas Co. Pioneer, Vol. 9 No. 1 Mar 1995

viii.    Virginia Caroline Gilmore, b. February 23, 1825 in Missouri; d. January 17, 1891, Roseburg, Douglas, OR, ;            m.  William A. Willis, January 17, 1845 in Andrew, Missouri.  Both buried in Douglas, OR. (Source Douglas            County Pioneer, Vol. 9 No. 1 Mar 1995)
 Notes for William Willis:
 Minister - Evangelist
ix.   David McLlwain Gilmore, b. June 24, 1827, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Clay, Missouri, ; d. June 05, 1899, Holton        Creek, Kerby, Josephine, OR,  He married Mary Barker August 18, 1858 in South Deer Creek / Roseburg,         Douglas, OR, , daughter of James Barker and Nancy   
     Murray. She was born June 01, 1843 in Kansas City, Platte, Missouri, , and died September 04, 1922 in               Kerby, Josephine, OR, .

                                Notes for David M. Gilmore
1849 (~age 22) Crossed the plains and settled in southern California.
1852 (~age 25) He later (1854?) returned with Mary F. Barker (~age 9?) on a wagon train that was led by Captain James Barker, Mary's father. The Gilmore's moved to (South?) Deer Creek, OR because of a severe draught in southern California.
1858 (~age 31) Living in South Deer Creek / Roseburg, Douglas, OR,  and married Mary Frances Barker.
1860 (~Age 33) May have been living in Douglas County as a David Gilmore is listed in the 1860 census.
1865 (~age 38) Stopped/wintered (?) in Canyonville, Douglas, OR,  as daughter Louise Frances Gilmore born there.
1866 (~age 39) moved to Josephine County, OR. Waldo?
He later freighted from Crescent City to Waldo and Browntown, OR.  David was a partner of Charles Beech & A. H. Platter.
             1887 (~age 60) the Gilmore's moved to Woodville (now Rogue River), Jackson, OR.
              Old records show that they lost their ranch in the severe flood of 1889-1890.
              1893 (~age 66) moved to Kerbyville, OR (aka Kerby).
              1899 (~age 72) died in Kerbyville, OR (aka Kerby) according to son Charles in 1935.
   Notes for Mary Frances Barker:
  1852 (~age 9) Mary F. Barker came west on a wagon train that was led by Captain James Barker,    her father.
   1854 came west across the plains according to son Charles in 1935.
   1858 (~age 15) Living in South Deer Creek / Roseburg, Douglas, ORand married David McLlwain      Gilmore. Married at ~15yr 2mo.
            Children of David  Gilmore and Mary Barker are:
              1.  Alice Ann Lucinda Gilmore  b. 01 July 1859 Roseburg, OR;  d. Dec.r 23, 1911, Portland, OR, .
              2. Julie McLlwain Gilmore  b. Feb 18, 1861, Roseburg, OR.  d. July 18, 1931, Chico, Butte, CA
              3. James Thomas Gilmore b. May 01, 1863, Roseburg, OR., d. Nov. 14, 1927, Grants Pass,  OR.   
              4. Louise Frances Gilmore b. Dec  15, 1865, Canyonville, Douglas, OR; d. Sept 19, 1903 Josephine, OR.
              5. Charles Anderson Gilmore b. April 25, 1868, Josephine Co. OR,d. Aug 02, 1955, Redding, CA.
              6. David Bascom Gilmore b. Feb 11, 1870,Josephine, OR; d. Dec 17, 1954, Grants Pass, OR
              7. Frank Milford Gilmore b. July 09, 1872, Sucker Creek, Josephine, OR., d. Oct. 28, 1943, Gold                            Beach, Curry, OR, .
              8. Hattie Ellen Gilmore b. April 23, 1875, Sucker Creek, Josephine, OR., d. Abt. July 06, 1893, Rogue                    River, Jackson, OR
              9. John Green Gilmore b. June 13, 1877, Sucker Creek,  OR., d. Oct 08, 1958, Eureka, CA.
             10. Freddie Gilmore b. Nov. 03, 1879, Sucker Creek,  OR, ; d. Nov. 21, 1879, Kerby, Josephine, OR.
             11. William Edgar Gilmore b. June 27, 1881 Sucker Creek,  OR, d. Jan  05, 1963 Eureka, CA., 
            12.Maude Ella Gilmore b. Feb. 09, 1886, Kerby, Josephine, OR., ; d. Feb. 28, 1984, Eureka,  CA..

x.     Cynthia E. Gilmore b. Abt. 1828; m. (1) Unk. RobertsAbt. 1848; b. Abt. 1828; m. (2) Elijah Burrass Aug 16,             1849  Buchanan, Missouri, ; b. Abt. 1828.
xi.     Mary Jane Gilmore b. 1829; d. February 07, 1868, Roseburg, Douglas, OR., .
xii.    James P. Gilmore, b. April 18, 1830, Clay, Missouri, ; d. July 04, 1903, Goldendale, Klickitat, WA..
xiii.    Catharine Gilmore, b. Abt. 1831; m. UNKNOWN HARRINGTON, Abt. 1851; b. Abt. 1831.
xiv.    Thomas Gilmore, b. June 13, 1836; d. October 15, 1858, Roseburg, OR.  Burial: The Gilmore Cemetery,              SE of Roseburg
xv.    Josephine Gilmore, b. 1837 in  Missouri,  d. 1852, on Oregon Trail,  of Cholera.

 

    62.  Paxton4 Gilmore(Joseph3, James2, John1)126 was born 10 February 1796 in Rockbridge Co. VA, and died 04 May 1864 in Rockbridge Co. VA127.  He married Sarah "Sallie" Porter Irvine 20 February 1827 in Rockbridge Co. VA128,129.  She was born ca. 1800, and died 05 August 1851 in Rockbridge Co. VA130,131.

Notes for Paxton Gilmore:
J.W. Wheatley genealogy paper (Copy on file courtesy of Eileen Hacker) which begins:

"The following is a copy of a copy furnished me by Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, June 28, 1912,
  (signed)   J.W. Wheatley". 

The paper contains an extract from a letter written by Paxton Gilmore and a short genealogy  written by Josephine,  that begins with Joseph Gilmore and includes his children.

 "My father, Joseph Gilmore, was next to the youngest of 16 or 17
children of
James Gilmore and Martha Denison, his wife, Protestant
emigrants from the North
of Ireland, sometime between 1735 and
1740.  Whether they were married in Ireland
or Pennsylvany (sic) I
never was able to learn... My mother, Susan Paxton, was the
daughter
of William Paxton and Eleanor Hayes of near Lexington, Va., of Scotch-
Irish
descent.  ... There is a tradition handed down in the family that
they were of a clan in
Scotland that had for their motto a bloody hand.
                          (An extract from a letter written by
  Paxton Gilmore.)"   

                        About her grandfather Paxton Gilmore, Josephine wrote,

"Paxton Gilmore, born February 10, 1796, died of apoplexy at Sidney Vale
July 4, 1864.  
He married Sallie Porter Irvine February 20, 1827, who died
at Gilmore's Mill August 5, 1851,
of typhoid fever.  He was a quiet, studious
man; served in the Mexican and Civil Wars; was
a Magistrate for several years,
and had been chosen to the position of High Constable, when
by act of the Legis-
lature the candidates for that position were elected by ballot and he was not
a
candidate....He (had) four daughters and one son."

 

According to the Paxton book by W.M. Paxton,  Paxton Gilmore  and his wife,  " lived at Gilmore
Mills,near Natural Bridge, in their ancestral home.  He was a Magistrate for many years, a pleasant, agreeable, intelligent and well informed gentleman. "  

 However, the"ancestral home" mentioned by W.M. Paxton was Sidney Vale and it was left to Paxton Gilmore's half-brothers: 

 ". . .to my sons Thomas and Joseph Gilmore, the Sidneyvale Tract of Land at their Mother's
death . . . .",  and   ". . . to heirs of my son, Paxton Gilmore, the tract of Land and Mill  bought
of John Miller and a Negro boy Dave, a cooper by trade. . . . . Lastly. . . appoint my two sons Madison and Paxton Gilmore and William Humes my Executors of this my last will and testament. . . sixth of  December 1828."   

There was trouble settling the estate, however, and the first settlement was set aside as it did not take into consideration   ". . .  the will of the Testator."

After the death of Paxton's wife in 1851, Paxton seems to have left the area and his children came under the care of their uncle, Joseph Gilmore, Jr. 

Freda Strampe: E-mail 5-28-02-- I have just been reading over what I have on Paxton Gilmore -
the agreement that he made with Joseph Gilmore (Jr.) where he "sold" everything to Joseph
with the agreement that he could continue to use everything - house, furniture, slaves, livestock. 
(1827 I think it was)Then in about 1842 he mortgaged the land he was inheriting from his half-brother, Thomas Gilmore. He must have had a problem - poor businessman or a gambler. Since his wife died in 1851,  he may just have up and left!

Rockbridge County Court      October 4, 1852      Will Bk 12, p.323            
. . .The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Joseph Gilmore who hath been duly chosen and appointed Guardian of Josephine P. Gilmore, Virginia M. Gilmore, and Flora I. Gilmore daughters of Paxton Gilmore shall truly and faithfully discharge the duties of his office of Trust accordingto law then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of    Jos. Gilmore (seal), E.Echols (seal)

October 5, 1853      Will Bk. 13 , pg 10     
Settlement of Account of Joseph Gilmore, Guardian of the infant heirs of Paxton Gilmore.

More About Paxton Gilmore:
Burial: High Bridge Cemetery132

More About Sarah "Sallie" Porter Irvine:
Burial: High Bridge Cemetery

   
Children of Paxton Gilmore and Sarah Irvine are:
+    153    i.   Salina A.  Irvine5 Gilmore, b. 09 Feb 1829,Rockbridge Co.; d. 17 Feb 1877,Botetourt Co. VA.
      154    ii.   Lafayette Gilmore133,134,135 b. 03 October 1830; d. August 1848 in Rockbridge Co.136.
+    155    iii.  Josephine Paxton Gilmore, b. 09 March 1833 in Rockbridge Co.; d. 11 Jan. 1912 in Selma, AL.
      156    iv.  Virginia Marshall Gilmore, b. 22 March 1835; d. 05 July 1901 in Rockbridge Co..
  Burial: High Bridge Cemetery
      157    v.    Flora Irene Gilmore137, born 07 April 1839; died 02 January 1871.

Endnotes:
126.  Wm. M. Paxton, The Paxtons-We Are One,  (Platte City, MO 1903).
127.  Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Presb Cemetery.  Date of death on stone reads May 4, 1864. 
         According to a letter written by his daughter, Josephine Gilmore Yeatman to J.W. Wheatley, Paxton  died on July 4, 1864.
128.  Rockbridge County, VA Records.
129.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;.
130.  Barnhardt, Becky: Name: Sarah Porter IRVINE Sex: F Death: 5 AUG 1851  Note: Died of typhoid fever at Gilmore's Mills .
131.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912, Letter from Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, "
         (Sallie) died at Gilmore's Mill August 5, 1851, of typhoid fever."
132.  Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Presb Cemetery.  Names of Paxton and his wife, Sarah, are included on the tombstone
         below those of his parents and grandparents.
133.  Barnhardt, Becky.  Name: Lafayette Marshall GILMORE Sex: M Birth: 3 OCT 1830 Death: AUG 1848 Note:
         Note: Died of typhoid fever .
134.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;.
135.  Lewis Barnett.
136.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;, "(Lafayette) ... died of typhoid fever."
137.  Barnhardt, Becky ID: I898 Name: Flora Irene GILMORE Sex: F Birth: 7 APR 1839 Death: 2 JAN 1871 Change Date: 3 NOV 2001.


    63.  Mary "Polly" Paxton4 Gilmore (Joseph3, James2, John1)138 was born 22 March 1799 in Rockbridge Co. VA139, and died 12 December 1848 in Rockbridge Co.139.  She married (1) Jesse D. Rowland 14 October 1819 in Sidney Vale,  Rockbridge Co.140,141,142, son of Thomas Rowland and Mary Russell.  He was born 15 September 1783 in Botetourt County, VA143, and died ca. 1829 in Rockbridge County, VA144.  She married (2) Joseph Layne 10 January 1832 in Botetourt Co. VA145

Notes for Jesse D. Rowland:
War of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls (available LVA):
Rowland, Jesse. General Note Pay Rolls, p.226

Jesse married  Mary "Polly" Gilmore, the step-daughter of his sister, Milly Rowland Gilmore, 
Mary's mother, Susannah Paxton was Joseph Gilmore's first wife. 
Polly was one of four children --and the only daughter--of Susannah and Joseph.

  Botetourt Co. Clerk's Office:  Settlement of estate of Jesse Rowland
  Children named:  Joseph G., Robert M., Elizabeth S. and William P. 
  Sale of Goods 1829,  Accounts begin in 1831.          (courtesy of  Patte Wood)
   
Children of Mary Gilmore and Jesse Rowland are:
    158    i.    Joseph Gilmore5 Rowland, born 1821 in Botetourt Co. VA146; died in Texas after 1852.
                    He married Anna Marie Paxton 17 March 1852 in Botetourt Co.147,148; born 07 March 1830.


More About Joseph Gilmore Rowland:
Census: 1850, Botetourt Co. living with brother Robert.

Emigration: Texas after 1850 , but not found in census records.

    159    ii.    Robert Madison Rowland, born 11 September 1822 in High Bridge, VA;
                      died 29 May 1865 in Point Lookout Prison, Maryland.

    160    iii.    Elizabeth Susan Rowland, born 1828 in Botetourt Co. VA; died Aft. 1880.
    161    iv.    William Paxton Rowland, born 1830 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 1887 in Texas.

   
Children of Mary Gilmore and Joseph Layne are:
    162    i.    James D.5 Layne149, born Aft. 10 January 1832.
    163    ii.    Selma A. Layne149, born Aft. 1832.

                                            For a continuation of this family, see Rowland

Endnotes:
138.  Paxton Heirs vs Paxton Widow1806.
139.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;.
140.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com).
141.  Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, NEWSPAPER  Lexington News-letter  ENTRY  Married- On Thursday last,
 by Rev. Samuel Houston, Jesse D. Roland, Esq., of Botetourt County, to Miss Mary Gilmore, daughter of Joseph Gilmore, Esq., of this county. (p. 3, c. 4)  DATE OF PUB.  Saturday, October 23, 1819. Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 323).  .
142.  Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, Lexington News-letter, Saturday, October 23, 1819.ENTRY  Married- On
          Thursday last, by Rev. Samuel Houston, Jesse D. Roland, Esq., of Botetourt County, to Miss Mary Gilmore, daughter of
           Joseph Gilmore, Esq., of this county. (p. 3, c. 4)  .
143.  Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible.
144.  Botetourt Co. VA. Records,, 1829 - Jesse Rowland  Bk.E, p. 61  Settlement, p. 78 Inventory, p. 85 Sale Bill.  Bk. F, 206 Report, F 239,
          Settlement.Courtesy Freda Strampe.
145.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com).
146.  Census 1850 Botetourt Co. VA, Living with Rbt M Rowland
147.  Paxton, Linda; Missouri Paxtons.
148.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Licence dated 9 Mar 1852;
         d Capt James Paxton, cert from father. Marriage 17 Mar 1852 John M Cockran (minister).
149.  Unverified.


     65.  Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore (Joseph3, James2, John1) was born 03 May 1807 in Rockbridge Co. VA150, and died 13 October 1860 in Missouri151.  She married William M. Humes 12 November 1829 in Sidney Vale Plantation152, son of John Humes and Elizabeth Carlin.  He was born 18 January 1800 in Philadelphia, PA 153, and died 30 November 1848 in Morgan Co., Missouri.

More About Eliza Stuart Gilmore and William M. Humes
Census: Morgan Co. MO154,155

When William was a young boy living in Richmond, VA., he cut his hip while
swimming, and the resulting injury (described as a "white swelling"), caused
him to be sent to Philadelphia for extended treatment.  He received most of
his education there.  Later, after he returned to Richmond, his health remained
bad, and hoping it might improve if he left the climate of the Tidewater area, he
went up to Rockbridge County.  Finding a business opening, he became a merchant at
Balcony Falls and also at Gilmore's  Mill.  It was there that he met and married
Eliza Gilmore.  For awhile, they were in Marion, Smith County (now W. VA) where
William engaged in the manufacture of cotton yarn.  They joined William's father
in Miller County, Missouri before 1838., and are found there  in the census of 1840.

William died in 1848, leaving  a wife and  young children  between the ages of 8 and 18. 

Re  William and Eliza's children:  John Carlin died the year after his father. 

1850 Census Buffalo Twn Morgan County, MO
  Eliza is listed as head of household.  (William died in 1848.) 
  Her father-in-law, John Humes, is shown living with her. 

               Eliza J Humes             43                        4000      VA
              Thomas                         19      Laborer                     "
              Joseph                          16            "                           "
              Mildred                         12                                       MO
              James                           10                                        MO (sic)
              Mary (Mary*)                  8                                         "   
              John (James*) Humes   80                                      VA
              Elizabeth Lans....           20                                       VA
               Car____  Popejoy        23     Laborer (male)         TN



Children of Eliza Gilmore and William Humes are:
   164    i.    John Carlin5 Humes156, b. 04 Aug 1830 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA; died 14 June
                   1849157.
   165    ii.    Thomas Rowland Humes, born 20 August 1832 in VA  died 24 July 1899 in Texas.
   166    iii.   Joseph Gilmore Humes, born 30 August 1835 in Virginia; died 1896 in Texas.
   167    iv.   Mildred Maria Humes, born 17 July 1838 in Miller Co. MO; died 08 March 1908 near
                   Spokane, WA
   168    v.    James Edwin Humes, born 10 Sept 1840 at Sidney Vale,  Rockbridge Co. VA; died 17 Dec
                   1912 in Wilbur, WA.
    169    vi.   Mary Ada Humes, b. ca. 1844 in MO; died Aft. 24 Aug. 1860 in Osage, Morgan Co. MO158,159


Endnotes:
150.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912.
151.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;.
152.  Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850, Date of Bond ?  Name given as Elizabeth Gilmore.
 Samule Houston, Presbyterian Minister officiated.

153.  Peter Binkley;  Wheatley Family Archives: "Mother's grandfather (John. Humes) married Eliza Carlin in Philadelphia, where were born William..." 
154.  1850 Census Morgan Co. MO..
155.  1860 Census Morgan Co. MO.
156.  Wheatley Family Archives, Full name given in letter from sister, Mildred.
157.  Peter Binkley;  Wheatley Family Archives  http://www.wallandbinkley.com/wheatley/catalog.html
I.C.h. Letter to Elizabeth Humes ("Mother" = Eliza Stuart Gilmore Humes, 1807-1860) from John C. Humes, 1830-49), Boonville, Friday 25 May [1849]. 1849 is the only year between 1838 and John's death when 25 May fell on a Friday.
John died 14 June 1849.

158.  Binkley, Peter, Peter Binkley, Wheatley Family History,  Humes Genealogy.
159.  Census 1860 Morgan Co., Osage Twn. Enumeration date: 24 Aug 1860.  Mary in household with mother and
brothers Tom and James.


              Special thanks to Eileen Hacker and Peter Binkley for copies of original  documents.


    67.  Joseph4 Gilmore, Jr, Capt. (Joseph3, James2, John1) was born 29 August 1812 in Rockbridge Co. VA160, and died 16 February 1863 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA161.  He married (1) Catherine Beal Rowland162 16 June 1840 in Botetourt Co.163,164, daughter of David Rowland and Elizabeth Jordan.  She was born March 1812 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died Bef. 1847 in Virginia.  He married (2) Catherine B Paxton 02 November 1847 in Botetourt County, VA165,166,167, daughter of James Paxton and Catherine Jordan.  She was born ca. 1826 in Botetourt Co. VA168, and died Bef. January 1863 in Rockbridge Co. VA169.

Notes for Joseph Gilmore, Jr, Capt.:

Together with his brother Tom,  Joe was a graduate of Washington College,
class of 1832-33.   When Tom went on to  get his B of Law at U. of VA in 1836,
Joe chose farming, and it was Joe who continued farming at the Gilmore family
plantation, Sidney Vale.   

Virginia Military Academy Archives (available online)
1860 April 11 - 28  Francis H. Smith:
 Outgoing Correspondence   
PAGE 197 60G13 VMI-3

TO:  Jos. Gilmore Esq/ Gilmore's Mills Va/ DS
I regret exceedingly to have to report to you
that your Son was seen by one of our Professors
on Saturday last in a state of
intoxication. You
know the stringency of our regulations (...) & how
necessary it is that
(...) be rigidly enforced. I would
be glad to see you on the subject before I take
any action
on it if it (...) be convenient to you.
/FHS/

   The son referred to was Tom,  VMI Class of 1861.  Apparently this problem was 
   settled to everyone's satisfaction, as Tom went on to graduate with his class.



                 Will of Joseph Gilmore

Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 17, pp. 56
Written January 15, 1863 and Presented March 2, 1863

(Transcribed from copy of the original by Joanne Kartak)
         

I Joseph Gilmore of the County of Rockbridge and State of Virginal  do
hereby make this my last will and testament as follows, vis:
1st I desire
that my funeral expenses, medical bills, and other just
debts shall be paid
by my executor out of any money on hand , bonds
  or other assets.

2nd I leave and bequeath to my several children Thomas R. Gilmore,
Elisabeth J. Gilmore, Henry C. Gilmore and William J. Gilmore my
Sydney Vale tract of land including the six hundred acres moun___
track adjoining, and my Reeds farms, together with all the farming
implements of every description therein, all my negroes (except a girl Hannah
Mary by  name,) all of my stocks of every description, to be divided among
them equally when my son William J. Gilmore becomes of age, unless one or
more of them(my s__ children) shall marry or want their interest after becoming
of age, when my executor may then make distribution either in whole or in part.
Until that period, I desire that my executor shall keep this property all  together
in the same situation as it may be at my death, and the profits of this property
shall there be any after paying the ordinary expenses of the family, who I desire
shall live on the farm and the school expenses of my sons Henry C and Wm J.
Gilmore, to be equally divided among my said children.

3rd I give & bequeath to my daughter Elisabeth J. Gilmore my servant girl
Hannah Mary.

4th I desire that my executor shall sell my interest in the Gilmore Mill property
in conjunction with the other owners of said property, also all of my property
I own in the town of Buchanan, and to invest the proceeds thereof in such
interest bearing stocks or bonds as in his judgment may seem best for the
interest of my estate, until distribution of my estate as above named, when I
desire this fund also to be equally divided among my said several children.

5th I desire that all my other estate of every description shall be equally
divided  among my said children as before mentioned.

6th I hereby appoint my friend John F. Greenlee my executor to carry out the
provisions of this my last will and testament, and desire and request that he may be
allowed to qualify as such without being required to give security, I having full
confidence in his integrity and honor.

7th It is my wish and desire that my executor should out of the funds belonging to
my estate pay for certain monuments or tombstones which my friend Edward Echols
may have erected over my own and some of my friends graves in the grave yards at
 High Bridge and Locust  Bottom Churches.
Witness my hand and seal this 15 day of January 1863.
                                Jos. Gilmore  (Seal)

Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of the following witnesses
James Campbell . . . and subscribing witness Edward Echols.                                                
At Rockbridge County Court March 2, 1863...       Teste  C. Chapin  
 

 Note:  John Greenlee was allowed to serve without security as desired by Joseph,
 but agreed to posting a bond in the amount of one hundred and twenty thousand dollars.

Note:  "J" and "S" look identical in this will. 

1880 Census Natural Bridge, Rockbridge Co. VA
 William J. GILMORE         Self   S   Male       W   28   VA   Farmer               VA   VA 
 Elizabeth C. GILMORE   Sister   S   Female   W   35   VA   Keeping House   VA   VA 

Elizabeth was married in 1882, and Willy in 1883. 
Along with Tom,  they  were the last Gilmore owners of Sidney Vale,
the Gilmore plantation, first mentioned by name in their grandfather Joseph Gilmore, Sr.'s
will of 1828.   Possibly --not proven-- this is the same plantation Joseph, Sr. and his
brother William inherited in 1783  from their father, James Gilmore.

More About Joseph Gilmore, Jr, Capt.:
Burial: Rockbridge Co.

   
Children of Joseph Gilmore and Catherine Rowland are:
+    170    i.    Thomas Russell5 Gilmore, born 1841 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 22 Nov.  1903 in Roanoke,
                      VA. following an accident. 
      171    ii.    Elizabeth J. Gilmore, born 1845 in Rockbridge Co. VA170.  She married James T. McCrum
                      13 April 1882 in Rockbridge Co.171; born 1835 in PA.   She may have been his 2nd wife.
                      
Notes for James T. McCrum:  From Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records:
McCRUM, JAMES T.  WHITE, HARRIET N.          23 Oct 1860  RockBridge  VA 
McCRUM, JAMES T.  GILMORE, ELIZABETH E.  13 Apr 1882  RockBridge  VA 

                    Is this the same James?  If so, Elizabeth was his 2nd wife.

      172    iii.    Henry/Harry Gilmore172,173,174, born Bef. 1847 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 10 May 1865
                        on David's Island, NY175,176.

  Notes for Henry/Harry Gilmore:
  Residence:   Occupation:  
  Service Record 177
  Enlisted as a Private on 20 October 1864
  Enlisted in Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 20 October 1864.
  POW on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA
  Wounded on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA (Shot in head)
  Died of wounds Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 10 May 1865
  on David's Island, NY .  

                          Henry's brother Tom went to NY to bring Henry's body home.  He is buried at
                         
High Bridge Cemetery, Rockbridge, VA.


Children of Joseph Gilmore and Catherine Paxton are:
+    173    i.    William James5 Gilmore, born 07 December 1851 in Rockbridge Co. VA;
                      died Aft. 1920 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
      174   ii.    Anne Gilmore, born ca. 1854 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died Bef. 1863 in Rockbridge Co. VA178.
                      Ann is not mentioned in her father's will, and it's thought she died before it was written


Re: Children of Joseph Gilmore, Jr.
When Joseph died in 1863, Willy was only 12.



Endnotes:
169.  Will of Joseph Gilmore, Jr., Rockbridge Co. VA  Will Book 17, pp. 56, Catherine was not named in husband's will, which was written 15 January 1863.
170.  Census 1880 Rockbridge Co. VA., Birth year listed as 1845 in 1880 Census online.  Middle initial given as "C".
 Earlier census give middle initial "E".  Father's will names her as Elizabeth J. Gilmore.  .

171.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Elizabeth d/o  J. and C.B. Gilmore.[Catherine B. Paxton Gilmore].
172.  Wm. M. Paxton, The Paxtons-We Are One,  (Platte City, MO 1903), pg 257.
173.  Morse, Sally Luten, Named as younger brother of Tom Russell Gilmore.
174.  1860 Census Rockbridge Co VA, Listed as  "H. Carter Gilmore" , age 16.
175.  Morse, Sally Luten; genforum 11-18-01. Henry was shot in the head ... taken to prison and died at the camp
  hospital (??)  in NY harbor. Tom brought his remains home (shipped home) to be buried in High Bridge Cemetery.

176.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com)
177.   ibid
178.  Will of Joseph Gilmore, Jr., Rockbridge Co. VA  Will Book 17, pp. 56, Not named in father's will of January 1863.



    69.  Agnes Nancy4 Gilmore (William3, James2, John1) was born 09 May 1784 in Rockbridge Co., and died 28 February 1852 in Morning Sun, Preble Co. Ohio179.  She married Jonathan Paxton179 07 February 1799 in Rockbridge Co. (Sidney Vale?)180, son of Samuel Paxton and Rachel Paxton.  He was born 28 December 1777 in Adams Co. PA181 and died 05 February  1852 in Preble Co. Ohio.182



 Early reports gave the date of Jonathan's marriage to Agnes as 1798, but according to the
marriage bond, the couple were married in 1799 when Agness was 15, not 14 yrs. old as reported
below:


"Agnes was only 14 years old in February 1798 (sic)  when she married Jonathan Paxton"   --Clementine Brown Railey,The Ochiltrees (1916)


                          Marriage Bond of Jonathan Paxton and Agnes Gilmore
                                               (courtesy of Mary K. Wright)

  Know all men by these presents that we Jonathan Paxton and Joseph Gilmore
held and firmly bound to James ___governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
or his successor in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to which payment
well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and jointly and
severally firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seal this fifth Day of
February 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is dsuch that wereas there is a marriage
Shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Jonathan Paxton and
Agnes gilmore, Daughter of William Gilmore of Rockbridge County.

If therefore there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the same then this
Obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

                             Jonathan Paxton
                             Jos. Gilmore

This will athorise you to Eshew llisens for Jonathan Paxton and my Daughter
Agness to Joyn in the obnds of Margage.  (Signed) Wm. Gilmore February 5th 1799
Witness present: Jo.Gilmore, J.Gilmore(one other, not readable.)


More About Agnes Nancy Gilmore:
Burial: Hopewell Cemetery

Notes for Jonathan Paxton:
The son of Samuel Paxton, Jr and his 2nd wife, Rachel.  According to Dr. George W Diehl's
 Notebook articles, Samuel had 22 children.  When he (Samual) died in Feb 1793, Jonathan
was only 16.
  He claimed his small portion of any estate and drifted off to the Valley of Virginia
to make
his own way in the world.  He found his uncle Thomas Paxton, and later came to the
Gilmore
plantation of Sidney Vale and was employed there.

Children of Agnes Gilmore and Jonathan Paxton are:
    175    i.    Robert5 Paxton, born 1799 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 30 January 1872 in Ohio.
Married: 10 March 1824, Mary Ann McDill
Misc.: Bet. 1840 - 1846, Justice of the Peace in Preble Co. OH

    176    ii.    William G Paxton, born 1800 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 1873 in Mercer Co. IL.
 Married: 15 September 1829, Catherine Diehl

+  177    iii.    Martha "Patsy" Paxton, born 1802 in Rockbridge Co.; died 03 February 1852 in
                      Preble County and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery.
    178    iv.    Samuel Paxton, born 27 August 1804 in Rockbridge Co.;; died 02 October 1834 in IN (?).
    179    v.      Rachel Paxton, born 29 September 1805 in Rockbridge Co.; died 18 February 1852 in
                       Preble Co. OH.
  Married: 11 March 1824, Preble Co. to William McGaw, Jr.

    180    vi.    James S Paxton, born 15 June 1807 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 1898 in OH .

  Censured & suspended by Hopewell Church for "...his sins of Slander, Lying & profane
  wearign and  contumacy" after spreading tales of his sexual conquests with young Gilmore
  cousins.  James later married and became involved in politics.


     181    vii.   Thomas L Paxton, born 13 March 1809 in VA; died 1864.
  Married: 06 June 1839, Preble Co. OH to Martha Weed.

    182    viii.    Eli Paxton, born 02 April 1811 in VA; died 19 December 1857 in Ohio.
   Married: 17 November 1831, Preble Co. to Sarah Whiteman

    183    ix.    J Madison Paxton, born 28 May 1813 in Rockbridge Co.VA.
                      Misc.: ca. 1863, his son Thomas Paxton, a Union soldier,  died  in battle during Civil War.

    184    x.     Sarah W Paxton, born 04 November 1814 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died ca. 1843 in Ohio.
                      Married: 1837, Preble Co. OH to Samuel Weed.

    185    xi.    Sabina Gilmore Paxton, born 28 April 1817 in Ohio(?).
                      Married: 1855, Preble Co. to James H. Graham.

    186    xii.    Jonathan Paxton, Jr, born 28 March 1819 in Ohio; died August 1901 in College Corner, OH.
             Married: 1852, Preble Co. OH Elizabeth McQuiston

    187    xiii.    Lena Irwin Paxton, born 28 October 1820 in OH.  (Sometimes listed as "Sina".)

    188    xiv.    Mary J. Paxton, born 28 May 1823 in Preble Co. OH; died 29 June 1895 in OH.
                        Married: 1849, Preble Co. OH to Thomas C. McDill.

     189    xv.    Eliza Paxton, born 1825.
     190    xvi.   Alexander P Paxton, born 1826.
      191    xvii.    Agnes L Paxton, born 1827.

Endnotes:                             
179.  Diehl,  Dr. George W; Rockbridge Co. VA Notebook. (Compiled by A. Maxim Coppage, III).
180.   ibid;  Rev. Wm Baldridge officiated at wedding.
181.   ibid;  RD Thomas shows his place of birth as Cumberland Twsp, York Co. PA.
182.   ibid



    70.  James (Wm)4 Gilmore (William3, James2, John1) was born 25 January 1790 in Rockbridge Co. VA, and died 17 February 1845 in Putnamville, OH.  He married (1) Polly Grigsby 24 June 1813 in Rockbridge, VA.  She was born ca. 1790 in VA, and died Bef. 1820 in  Ohio183.  He married (2) Elizabeth/Emma "Betsy" Ramsey October 1820 in Preble, OH.  She was born ca. 1797, and died after the Census of 1860, when she appears  in the household of her son Robert, giving her age as 63.

Notes for James (Wm) Gilmore:
Estate settled by his nephew "Thomas Leech"


Children of James Gilmore and Polly Grigsby are:
    192    i.    Eli5 Gilmore, born 1814.
    193    ii.    Sarah J. Gilmore, born 1816.

     Mary K. Wright:  Information suggests that [the Gilmore] grandparents cared for the two
     children  of James and Polly --Eli and Sally.  Later, Eli is in the household of James and his
     second  wife, Elisabeth Ramsey, but Sally remained in the household of William and Martha.
 
Children of James Gilmore and Elizabeth Emma Ramsey are:
    194    i.     William Ramsey5 Gilmore, born ca. 1820.
    195    ii.    Mary Agnes Gilmore, born 1824.
    196    iii.    Martha Lackey Gilmore, born 1825.
    197    iv.    Joseph Shields Gilmore, born 1828.
  Enlisted Co I, 27, IND., Vol Inft.  He was killed at
  the battle of Gettsbury, July 4, 1863. 183
                           


    198    v.    James I. Gilmore, born 10 October 1829 in Preble, OH; died 09 July 1909.
                     He married Elizabeth Christian Hawkins Gilmore 04 September 1858 in Ohio184,185.
After his parent's death, James made his home with his cousin, Thomas Leech Gilmore,
son of Thomas and Margaret Leech Gilmore.  When his cousin died, James married his
cousin's widow, Elizabeth Hawkins Gilmore, who had been left with 8 young children.  He
lived on the farm in Putnam Co. OH until he enlisted in the Civil War and service with the
18 Battery, IND. Light Artillery, Eli Lillie, Capt. on Aug 2, 1862.  He served as wagon master,
 went with Sherman to the sea, and although never wounded, suffered from the effects of war
for the balance of his life. [Source: House of Ochiltree]


  

    134.  Jane4 Gilmore (John3, Thomas2, John1) was born 22 June 1792, and died 06 June 1819 in Rockbridge Co. VA263.  She married (#82) Thomas James Lackey 13 February 1813 in Rockbridge Co. VA264,265,266,267, son of James Lackey/Leckey and Isabella Gilmore.  He was born 29 August 1788 in Rockbridge Co. VA268, and died 06 April 1856 in Rockbridge Co. VA269.  Jane's mother-in-law, Isabella Gilmore, was the daughter of James and Martha Dennison Gilmore and the sister of Joseph.

More About Jane Gilmore:
Burial: High Bridge Cemetery270

Notes for Thomas James Lackey:
Re the date of his birth:  If the Census 1850-Rockbridge Co. VA is correct, Thomas was born ca. 1783.His dob is usually reported as 1788, however, based on the date of death and age on his tombstone.

      Rockbridge County, VA  Census date Sep 11, 1850  53 District, Page 403    
     Lackey, Thomas...head of household; age 67; occupation farmer; born in VA
     Mary (T?)...female; age 28; born in VA
     Thomas P. ...male; age 25; occupation farmer; born in VA
     Rebecca F. ...female; age 22; born in VA
     William A. ...male; age (20?); occupation farmer; born in VA


High Bridge Cemetery near Natural Bridge, VA 271
  Age 48 y., 4m., 25 d. Leckey, Sarah April 9, 1845
  Age 68 years Leckey, Thomas,  April 6, 1856
There are many additional Leckey/Lackey relations in grave sites nearby,
including  his daughter R. Fannie Roland.

Children of Thomas Lackey and Jane Gilmore are:
+    244    i.     Isabella Gilmore5 Lackey, born 06 June 1814 in Rockbridge Co. VA;
                       died 15 January 1870 in Rockbridge Co..
+    245    ii.    John Gilmore Lackey, born 31 Dec. 1815 in Rockbridge Co.; died 18 June 1889 in     Texas.
      246    iii.   James G(ilmore?) Lackey229, born 03 Jan. 1818230; died 01 March 1827 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
  

Endnotes:
263.  Lackey Family Bible (1807); owned by Joseph H Knick, Martinez Georgia.                                                                 264.  Morton, Oren F, History of Rockbridge County, pg 497
265.  Lackey Family Bible (1807); owned by Joseph H Knick, Martinez Georgia.
266.  Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850, Gives full date.  Name of bride given as Jane Gilmore.
267.  Rockbridge County Marriage Bonds1778-1850, compiled by Dorrthie and Edwin Kirkpatrick, Iberian Publ Co. Athens GA,  "Thomas Lackey and Jane Gilmore 18 Feb 1813; d/o John.  Minister, George A Baxter, Presbyterian."
268.  Lackey Family Bible (1807); owned by Joseph H Knick, Martinez Georgia, Gives date of birth as 1788,
         which agrees with age on tombstone.  Age given in 1850 Rockbridge Census would mean birth was in 1783.

269.  High Bridge Cemetery Records, Rockbridge Co. VA, Tombstone photo by Mike Gardebled on file.
270.  ibid
271.  Lackey Family Bible (1807); owned by Joseph H Knick, Martinez Georgia.



    143.  William C.4 Gilmore, Cpt. (John3, Thomas2, John1) was born 11 June 1812 in Rockbridge Co.272, and died 15 March 1890 in Rockbridge Co.273.  He married (1) Polly Moore 29 December 1832 in Rockbridge Co. VA274.  She was born ca. 1812 in Rockbridge Co.275, and died 02 December 1866 in Rockbridge Co.276.  He married (2) Hannah E. Laird 21 January 1868 in Rockbridge Co.277.  She was born 02 July 1826 in Rockbridge Co., and died 01 January 1901 in Rockbridge Co..  William and both of his wives  are buried at
New Monmouth Presb Cemetery.

Notes for William C. Gilmore, Cpt.:

Giles Gunn (seal) Wm. C. Gilmore (seal) David H. Hart (seal) At Rockbridge County
Court Sept. 4 1865  (re bond for estate of  an Edw Galor)


Notes for Polly Moore:
John Moore's Will:  Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 8, p. 74.             
Wife Betsy.... To daughter Polly Gilmore-* 1 negroe girl named Lucinda.  (balance) to
be equally divided among my children, Jane Dunlap, Martha Harper, Polly Gilmore,
James C. C. Moore, William T. Moore, and Abner W. Moore. Son William T. Moore,
executor.  Made 26 march 1838, proven 30 April 1838.
*Wife of Wm C Gilmore m 29 Dec 1832


1850 Census  Rockbridge, Dst 51  pg 43 (ancestry.com)
William C. Gilmore    38   farmer   6000
Polly                          38
Samuel                      14 (?)
James                        12
Sarah                          9
Magdalin                      6
Martha                        3

1870 Rockbridge Co. Kerr's Creek  p31 (ancestry.com)
Gilmore, William C.        58   12,000+
               Hannah E        44
               Martha J.       22
               Mary               18
               Thomas           71       (Wm's brother)

1880 Census  Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia
 W. P. Gilmore       Self    M      67   VA   Farmer        VA  VA                                  
 H. E. Gilmore       Wife   M      50   VA   Keeping House   VA   VA 
 Mary V. Gilmore   Dau     S      30   VA   At Home            VA   VA

   
Children of William Gilmore and Polly Moore are:
    273    i.    M.S.5 Gilmore, born 1835 in Rockbridge Co..  She married Dr. Daniel M. Hileman
                    13 April 1864 in Rockbridge Co.278; born 1839 in Rockbridge Co..
    274    ii.    Samuel Davidson Gilmore279, born 01 March 1836 in Rockbridge Co. VA.  He married
                      Louisa V. McCluer 31 January 1860 in Rockbridge Co.280; born 1837 in Rockbridge Co.

  More About Samuel Davidson Gilmore:
Military service: 52nd Infantry Regiment Virginia281
" Samuel Davidson Gilmore    01 March 1836Born on 01 March 1836.
Described as having a fair complexion, blue eyes with light hair. He was 6 feet tall. 
Residence: Rockbridge County, Virginia
Occupation: Farmhand   Service Record:   Enlisted as a Private on 01 August 1861 at the age of 25
Enlisted in Company E, 52nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 01 August 1861.
On rolls on 15 November 1861On rolls on 15 April 1862 Promoted to Full Sergeant 4th Class
on 01 May 1862Reenlisted in Company E, 52nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 01 May 1862
Wounded on 27 June 1862 at Gaines' Mill, VA (Wounded in shoulder)
On rolls on 15 July 1862On rolls on 15 December 1862Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on
01 January 1863On rolls on 15 February 1863Detailed on 28 July 1863 at Rockbridge Co, VA
 (Detailed arresting deserters) Returned on 18 November 1863Wounded on 19 September 1864
at Winchester, VAReturned on 31 December 1864 (Estimated day)Surrendered Company E, 52nd
Infantry Regiment Virginia on 09 April 1865 in Appomattox Court House, VA .
 
           Occupation: 1860, Farmer282

+    275    iii.    James Harvey Gilmore, born ca. 1838 in Rockbridge Co..d. 25 Feb 1839.
      276    iv.    Sarah Gilmore, born ca. 1841.
      277    v.     Magdlin Gilmore, born ca. 1844.
      278    vi.    Martha Gilmore, born ca. 1847.
      279    vii.   Mary V. Gilmore, born ca. 1851.

Endnotes:
272.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Info on marriage  bond dated 21 Jan 1868 
         gives Wm C. Gilmore's  age  as 55.  s/o Jno. Gilmore & Magdalene Gilmore.

273.  Rockbridge County VA Cemeteries; rootsweb.com, Gravestone at New Monmouth is between his 2 wives.
274.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com).
275.  1850 Census Rockbridge Co. VA, Age in census reported as 38 yrs.
276.  Rockbridge County VA Cemeteries; rootsweb.com, Tombstone reads: Gilmore, Pollie d 2 Dec 1866
        aged 57y 3m 24d, 1st w/o Wm C. d/o John Moore.

277.  Wm C. reported as W(idower), Hannah as S(ingle). d/o John and Jane Laird. Saml. Brown officiating.
278.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Occupaton of Samuel: physician. 
         Parents David and Claranda Hileman and Wm C. and Mary Gilmore.JH Harris officiating.

279.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name as listed in military records.
280.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Parents- Wm C & Polly Gilmore Wm F Junkin officiating.
281.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com)
282.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.


                                            Generation No. 5

    145.  Waldron Isaiah5 Gilmore (Robert Beach4, John3, James2, John1) was born 1825, and died 1865.  He married Mary Elizabeth Gililland283.  She was born 1826, and died 1865.
   
Children of Waldron Gilmore and Mary Gililland are:283
    279    i.     Mary J6 Gilmore, born 1845.
    280    ii.    John Gilmore, born 1847.
    281    iii.    Isaiah Waldron Gilmore, born 1849.
    282    iv.    Sarah Margaret Gilmore, born 1853.
    283    v.     William Gilmore, born 1854.
    284    vi.    James Gilmore, born 1855.
    285    vii.   Martha "Susan" Gilmore, born 1859.
    286    viii.  Allen Gilmore, born 1860.
    287    ix.     Nancy Gilmore, born 1860.

Source:
283.  Emily Wilson, Scottsdale, Arizona. Note: 



    146.  John Thomas5 Gilmore, Judge (James T.4, John3, James2, John1) was born 1830, and died 1898.  He married (1) Elizabeth Frances Gilland.  She was born 1832, and died 1870.  He married (2) Elizabeth A. Gililland.  She was born 1843, and died 1873.  He married (3) Martha E. Moore.  She was born 1848, and died 1933.

More About Elizabeth A. Gililland:
Note: Elizabeth A. Gililland was the niece of Judge Gilmore's first wife, Elizabeth Frances Gililland.

More About Martha E. Moore:
AKA (Facts Pg): "Marthy" and "Matti"
   
Children of John Gilmore and Elizabeth Gilland are:283
    288    i.     Mary6 Gilmore, born ca. 1850.
    289    ii.     Flora A. Gilmore, born 1852; died 1936;  married Thomas G. Hammett.
    290    iii.    Elizabeth Gilmore, born 1853.  She married James Wombles; born 1851; died 1892.
    291    iv.     Cynthia Gilmore, born 1857.
    292    v.     Martha Evaline Gilmore, born 1858.
    293    vi.    James T. Gilmore, born 1860.  He married Mary (?) Gilmore.
    294    vii.    Nancy C. Gilmore, born 1862.  She married Benjamine F. Dejournette; born 1855.
    295    viii.   Mildred Paralee Gilmore, born 1865; died 1939.  She married John Adolph Eversmeyer.
                       He was born 1856; died 1949.

    Note: Mildred Gilmore Eversmeyer is the great-grandmother of Emily Wilson.

    296    ix.    Ulyssus W. Gilmore, born 1867; died 1932;  married Helen (?); born 1872; died 1950.
    297    x.     Tullie L. Gilmore, born 1870; died 1870.

   
Child of John Gilmore and Elizabeth Gililland is:
    298    i.     Jessie A.6 Gilmore, born 1873; died 1873.

Children of John Gilmore and Martha Moore are:
    299    i.      Idia6 Gilmore, born 1875.
    300    ii.      Luckette Gilmore, born 1876.
    301    iii.     Veleira Gilmore, born 1879.
    302    iv.     Tommy Gilmore, born 1887.

Source:
283.  Emily Wilson, Scottsdale, Arizona.

    147.  Anderson Smith5 Gilmore (John4, James3, James2, John1)284 was born 1809 in KY, and died 1878 in Muskogee, OK.     He married (1) Nancy McAlister 1837.  He married (2) Elizabeth J. Smith.  (3)Sophia Gundiff.

1850 United States Federal Census - Kentucky> Pulaski> Division 1
Anderson Gilmore     40     Farmer     Value RealEst  2150
Elizabeth                   23    (Nee Smith.  2nd wife?)            
James                         8
John B.                        5
Elizabeth                    3

All born KY

1870 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Pulaski > Somerset
Gilmore Anderson S.    60
              Elizabeth        45
              Sophia             12
              Isaac               10  
              Henry               8
              William             4
              Lilly P              9 mon.
   
Children of Anderson Gilmore and Nancy McAlister are:
+   303    i.    Robert McAlister6 Gilmore, born July 1839 in KY; died 1918 in Muskogee, OK.
+   304    ii.   James F. Beaty Gilmore, born 1842.
    305    iii.   John Berry Gilmore, born ca. 1845.
    306    iv.   
Elizabeth Gilmore, born ca. 1847. 
    307    v.     Sophia Gilmore, born ca 1858
    308    vi.     Henry W.Gilmore, born 1863.
  
309    vii.    William C. Gilmore, born ca. 1867.
    310    viii.  
Lilly Gilmore, born ca. 1869
    311     ix.   
Mahala Gilmore, born Aft. 1850.

Source:  284.  Wilma Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn.,  Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY.March 1975, et.al..

    148.  Robert5 Gilmore (John4, James3, James2, John1)284 was born 1815, and died Sept 1842.  He married Frankie Ford.
Child of Robert Gilmore and Frankie Ford is:
       i.    Martha Ann Patsy6 Gilmore.

Source:  284.  Wilma Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn.,  Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY.March 1975, et.al..



    153.  Salina A. C. Irvine5 Gilmore (Paxton4, Joseph3, James2, John1)285,286 was born 09 February 1829 in Rockbridge Co. VA287, and died 17 February 1877 in Botetourt Co. VA288.  She married John B. Rowland 08 December 1852 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA289,290, son of William Rowland and Nancy Luck.  He was born ca. 1827 in Botetourt Co. , VA291,292, a3B
     
                     
Freda Strampe:Re. children of Addison and Peggy Scott Gilmore:
  Sarah E. Gilmore b. 20 Sep 1824 dd. 18 Apr 1896 at Summers and buried
  at Oxford Cemetery, Rockbridge Co., VA.
  William Gilmore buried at Oxford  Cemetery.  No accurate dates for William.
  Samuel A. Gilmore b. Dec 1834 died of consumption 22 Mar 1859 Rockbridge Co., VA
  age 24 years, 3 mos. Samuel never married. 

Endnotes:
254.  Oxford Presbyterian Cemetery, As reported on tombstone.
255.  Rockbridge County Marriage Bonds1778-1850, compiled by Dorrthie and Edwin Kirkpatrick, Iberian Publ Co.
         Athens GA, Addison Gilmore and Margaret Scott 16 Oct 1823, d/o John
         Min Andrew B Davidson, Presbyterian.
256.  Alexander C. McLeod, from entry in family bible.
257.  Oxford Presbyterian Cemetery, Tombstone:Section A Row 1 Gilmore, Addison 4 Aug 1800- 04 Apr 1892 .
258.  ibid; name on tombstone.
259.  Jeremiah Ruley,  Rockbridge List  Sept 1997  (see notes re James Houston Gilmore).
260.  Alexander C. McLeod, All information regarding dob and death.


    96.  Ellenor4 Gilmore (John C. Gilmore/aka John3, John2, John1)261 was born ca. 1770.  She married James McCampbell.  He was born ca. 1767.

Child of Ellenor Gilmore and James McCampbell is:
    271    i.    John5 McCampbell.

Endnotes:
260.  Alexander C. McLeod, All information regarding dob and death.
261.  Will of John Gilmore IV: Jessamine Co. KY Will Bk A, pp.114,115, Married James McCampbell.  She inherited a share of the estate and "the crop that is now growing on my land..."  in her brother John's will written June 1807.   Her son John McCampbell inherited 100 pounds.


    102.  John G4 Gilmore (John3, William2, John1)262 was born ca. 1798 in GA.; died in Marengo Co., AL.  He married Elizabeth Grey.

Child of John Gilmore and Elizabeth Grey is:
+    272    i.    John G5 Gilmore, Jr, born ca. 1820; died in TX (?).

Source:
262.  Graham, Dixie,  (Email).  Unverfied.



    143.  William C.4 Gilmore, Cpt. (John3, Thomas2, John1) was born 11 June 1812 in Rockbridge Co.272, and died 15 March 1890 in Rockbridge Co.273.  He married (1) Polly Moore 29 December 1832 in Rockbridge Co. VA274.  She was born ca. 1812 in Rockbridge Co.275, and died 02 December 1866 in Rockbridge Co.276.  He married (2) Hannah E. Laird 21 January 1868 in Rockbridge Co.277.  She was born 02 July 1826 in Rockbridge Co., and died 01 January 1901 in Rockbridge Co..  William and both of his wives  are buried at
New Monmouth Presb Cemetery.

Notes for William C. Gilmore, Cpt.:

Giles Gunn (seal) Wm. C. Gilmore (seal) David H. Hart (seal) At Rockbridge County
Court Sept. 4 1865  (re bond for estate of  an Edw Galor)


Notes for Polly Moore:
John Moore's Will:  Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 8, p. 74.             
Wife Betsy.... To daughter Polly Gilmore-* 1 negroe girl named Lucinda.  (balance) to
be equally divided among my children, Jane Dunlap, Martha Harper, Polly Gilmore,
James C. C. Moore, William T. Moore, and Abner W. Moore. Son William T. Moore,
executor.  Made 26 march 1838, proven 30 April 1838.
*Wife of Wm C Gilmore m 29 Dec 1832


1850 Census  Rockbridge, Dst 51  pg 43 (ancestry.com)
William C. Gilmore    38   farmer   6000
Polly                          38
Samuel                      14 (?)
James                        12
Sarah                          9
Magdalin                      6
Martha                        3

1870 Rockbridge Co. Kerr's Creek  p31 (ancestry.com)
Gilmore, William C.        58   12,000+
               Hannah E        44
               Martha J.       22
               Mary               18
               Thomas           71       (Wm's brother)

1880 Census  Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia
 W. P. Gilmore       Self    M      67   VA   Farmer              VA   VA                                          
 H. E. Gilmore       Wife   M      50   VA   Keeping House   VA   VA 
 Mary V. Gilmore   Dau     S      30   VA   At Home            VA   VA

   
Children of William Gilmore and Polly Moore are:
    273    i.    M.S.5 Gilmore, born 1835 in Rockbridge Co..  She married Dr. Daniel M. Hileman
                    13 April 1864 in Rockbridge Co.278; born 1839 in Rockbridge Co..
    274    ii.    Samuel Davidson Gilmore279, born 01 March 1836 in Rockbridge Co. VA.  He married
                      Louisa V. McCluer 31 January 1860 in Rockbridge Co.280; born 1837 in Rockbridge Co.

  More About Samuel Davidson Gilmore:
Military service: 52nd Infantry Regiment Virginia281
" Samuel Davidson Gilmore    01 March 1836Born on 01 March 1836.
Described as having a fair complexion, blue eyes with light hair. He was 6 feet tall. 
Residence: Rockbridge County, Virginia
Occupation: Farmhand   Service Record:   Enlisted as a Private on 01 August 1861 at the age of 25.  Enlisted in Company E, 52nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 01 August 1861.
On rolls on 15 November 1861On rolls on 15 April 1862 Promoted to Full Sergeant 4th Class on 01 May 1862Reenlisted in Company E, 52nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 01 May 1862.  Wounded on 27 June 1862 at Gaines' Mill, VA (Wounded in shoulder)
On rolls on 15 July 1862On rolls on 15 December 1862Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 01 January 1863On rolls on 15 February 1863Detailed on 28 July 1863 at Rockbridge Co, VA
 (Detailed arresting deserters) Returned on 18 November 1863Wounded on 19 September 1864 at Winchester, VAReturned on 31 December 1864 (Estimated day)Surrendered Company E, 52nd   Infantry Regiment Virginia on 09 April 1865 in Appomattox Court House, VA .
 
           Occupation: 1860, Farmer282

+    275    iii.    James Harvey Gilmore, born ca. 1838 in Rockbridge Co..d. 25 Feb 1839.
      276    iv.    Sarah Gilmore, born ca. 1841.
      277    v.     Magdlin Gilmore, born ca. 1844.
      278    vi.    Martha Gilmore, born ca. 1847.

Endnotes:
272.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Info on marriage  bond dated 21 Jan 1868 
         gives Wm C. Gilmore's  age  as 55.  s/o Jno. Gilmore & Magdalene Gilmore.

273.  Rockbridge County VA Cemeteries; rootsweb.com, Gravestone at New Monmouth is between his 2 wives.
274.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com).
275.  1850 Census Rockbridge Co. VA, Age in census reported as 38 yrs.
276.  Rockbridge County VA Cemeteries; rootsweb.com, Tombstone reads: Gilmore, Pollie d 2 Dec 1866
        aged 57y 3m 24d, 1st w/o Wm C. d/o John Moore.

277.  Wm C. reported as W(idower), Hannah as S(ingle). d/o John and Jane Laird. Saml. Brown officiating.
278.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Occupaton of Samuel: physician. 
         Parents David and Claranda Hileman and Wm C. and Mary Gilmore.JH Harris officiating.

279.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name as listed in military records.
280.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Parents- Wm C & Polly Gilmore Wm F Junkin officiating.
281.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com)
282.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.



                                                       Generation No. 5

    145.  Waldron Isaiah5 Gilmore (Robert Beach4, John3, James2, John1) was born 1825, and died 1865.  He married Mary Elizabeth Gililland283.  She was born 1826, and died 1865.
   
Children of Waldron Gilmore and Mary Gililland are:283
    279    i.     Mary J6 Gilmore, born 1845.
    280    ii.    John Gilmore, born 1847.
    281    iii.    Isaiah Waldron Gilmore, born 1849.
    282    iv.    Sarah Margaret Gilmore, born 1853.
    283    v.     William Gilmore, born 1854.
    284    vi.    James Gilmore, born 1855.
    285    vii.   Martha "Susan" Gilmore, born 1859.
    286    viii.  Allen Gilmore, born 1860.
    287    ix.     Nancy Gilmore, born 1860.

Source:
283.  Emily Wilson, Scottsdale, Arizona. Note: 



    146.  John Thomas5 Gilmore, Judge (James T.4, John3, James2, John1) was born 1830, and died 1898.  He married (1) Elizabeth Frances Gililland.  She was born 1832, and died 1870.  He married (2) Elizabeth A. Gililland.  She was born 1843, and died 1873.  He married (3) Martha E. Moore.  She was born 1848, and died 1933.

More About Elizabeth A. Gililland:
Note: Elizabeth A. Gililland was the niece of Judge Gilmore's first wife, Elizabeth Frances Gililland.

More About Martha E. Moore:
AKA (Facts Pg): "Marthy" and "Matti"
   
Children of John Gilmore and Elizabeth Gililland are:283
    288    i.     Mary6 Gilmore, born ca. 1850.
    289    ii.     Flora A. Gilmore, born 1852; died 1936;  married Thomas G. Hammett.
    290    iii.    Elizabeth Gilmore, born 1853.  She married James Wombles; born 1851; died 1892.
    291    iv.     Cynthia Gilmore, born 1857.
    292    v.     Martha Evaline Gilmore, born 1858.
    293    vi.    James T. Gilmore, born 1860.  He married Mary (?) Gilmore.
    294    vii.    Nancy C. Gilmore, born 1862.  She married Benjamine F. Dejournette; born 1855.
    295    viii.   Mildred Paralee Gilmore, born 1865; died 1939.  She married John Adolph Eversmeyer.
                       He was born 1856; died 1949.

    Note: Mildred Gilmore Eversmeyer is the great-grandmother of Emily Wilson.

    296    ix.    Ulyssus W. Gilmore, born 1867; died 1932;  married Helen (?); born 1872; died 1950.
    297    x.     Tullie L. Gilmore, born 1870; died 1870.

   
Child of John Gilmore and Elizabeth Gililland is:
    298    i.     Jessie A.6 Gilmore, born 1873; died 1873.

   
Children of John Gilmore and Martha Moore are:
    299    i.      Idia6 Gilmore, born 1875.
    300    ii.      Luckette Gilmore, born 1876.
    301    iii.     Veleira Gilmore, born 1879.
    302    iv.     Tommy Gilmore, born 1887.

Source:
283.  Emily Wilson, Scottsdale, Arizona.




    147.  Anderson Smith5 Gilmore (John4, James3, James2, John1)284 was born 1809 in KY, and died 1878 in Muskogee, OK.     He married (1) Nancy McAlister 1837.  He married (2) Elizabeth J. Smith.  (3)Sophia Gundiff.


1850 United States Federal Census - Kentucky> Pulaski> Division 1
Anderson Gilmore     40     Farmer     Value RealEst  2150
Elizabeth                   23    (Nee Smith.  2nd wife?)            
James                         8
John B.                        5
Elizabeth                    3

All born KY

1870 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Pulaski > Somerset
Gilmore Anderson S.    60
              Elizabeth        45
              Sophia             12
              Isaac               10  
              Henry               8
              William             4
              Lilly P              9 mon.
   
Children of Anderson Gilmore and Nancy McAlister are:
+   303    i.    Robert McAlister6 Gilmore, born July 1839 in KY; died 1918 in Muskogee, OK.
+   304    ii.   James F. Beaty Gilmore, born 1842.
    305    iii.   John Berry Gilmore, born ca. 1845.
    306    iv.   
Elizabeth Gilmore, born ca. 1847. 
    307    v.     Sophia Gilmore, born ca 1858
    308    vi.     Henry W.Gilmore, born 1863.
  
309    vii.    William C. Gilmore, born ca. 1867.
    310    viii.  
Lilly Gilmore, born ca. 1869
    311     ix.   
Mahala Gilmore, born Aft. 1850.

Source:  284.  Wilma Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn.,  Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY.March 1975, et.al..



    148.  Robert5 Gilmore (John4, James3, James2, John1)284 was born 1815, and died Sept 1842.  He married Frankie Ford. 
   
Child of Robert Gilmore and Frankie Ford is:
    312    i.    Martha Ann Patsy6 Gilmore.

Source:  284.  Wilma Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn.,  Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY.March 1975, et.al..



    153.  Salina A. C. Irvine5 Gilmore (Paxton4, Joseph3, James2, John1)285,286 was born 09 February 1829 in Rockbridge Co. VA287, and died 17 February 1877 in Botetourt Co. VA288.  She married John B. Rowland 08 December 1852 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA289,290, son of William Rowland and Nancy Luck.  He was born ca. 1827 in Botetourt Co. , VA291,292, and died Aft. 1880293.

More About Salina A. C. Irvine Gilmore:
Marriage Bond: 08 December 1852, John B. Rowland  in Rockbridge Co.  Wm Pinkerton officiating


1870 Fed. Census in Bedford County, Lisbon Twn.
Date Aug.21, 1870  Pg. 33 (261)  HH#256 
Rowland, John V(?) [sic, should be "B"]  42 farmer;
Salina   39,
Ann L.    18,
Wm K    10,
Sally       8,
Mary Ann 5, 
Hannah    4,    (this must be Henry? see 1880 Census)
Josephine 2. 
In the same household is Gilmore, V.M. 23, and Flora 21.   (Salina's sisters)


Jane Eckart (Citing "We Are One"):   Salina A. Gilmore who married John B. Rowland on Dec 2, 1852 of Roanoke, VA. Their children were Anna Luck Rowland who married Lewis S. Hall,  Nellie I. Rowland who married Nelson Philips, Mary R. Rowland born Aug 8, 1855 died 1885, Josephine Rowland who married Samuel Dodd, William K(yle) Rowland born Dec 1857 is living on a farm in Botetourt Co, Va, Henry G. Rowland born 1865 lives with his sister Mrs. Philips in Granger Co, TN.

   
Children of Salina Gilmore and John Rowland are:
    313    i.    Anna Luck6 Rowland, born ca. 1855.  She married Lewis S. Hall294.
    314    ii.    William Kyle Rowland, born ca. December 1857.
    315    iii.    Sally J. Rowland, born ca. 1860.
    316    iv.    Maryann Russell Rowland, b. June 1863 in Botetourt Co. VA295 d. 01 May 1886 in Floyd
                     County, VA296
    317    v.    Hannah (Henry?) Rowland, born ca. 1866.
    318    vi.    Josephine Rowland, born ca. 1867.  She married Samuel Dodd297.

                
  Special thanks to Becky Barnhardt and Jane Eckert for help with this family.     

Endnotes;
285.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.
286. Barnhardt, Becky;  ID: I895 Name: Selina Ann Catharine GILMORE Sex: F Birth: 9 FEB 1829 .
287.  Wheatley, J.W.; letter  from Josephine Gilmore Yeatman,  (Cited by John W. Wheatley, June 28, 1912), Josephine listed her aunt's full name as "Saliina Ann Catharine Irvine Gilmore". 
288.  Library of Virginia, Death Records Indexing Project : CATALOG CARD, DECEASED  Rowland, Salina I.  Date of death: February 17, 1877.  NOTE  Place of death (other than Botetourt County): Roaring River.  SOURCE  Source of information: Botetourt County, 1877, page 2.  .
289.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.
290.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;, Gives marriage date of Salina and John B. Rowland  as December 2, 1852.
291.  Census 1880 Botetourt Co. VA, Age om 1880 census 53 yrs.
292.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Marriage bond gives place of birth as Roanoke, but that may have just been his residence.  Census of 1880 gives place of birth as Botetourt Co.
293.  Census 1880 Botetourt Co. VA.
294.  Jane Eckert  Email 28 May 02, Cites "We Are One".
295.  WPA reports ca 1936, Virginia Historical Inventory, LVA, "Electronic," Floyd Co. VA Cemeteries.
296. ibid
297.  Jane Eckert

               

    155.  Josephine Paxton5 Gilmore (Paxton4, Joseph3, James2, John1)298 was born 09 March 1833 in Rockbridge Co.299, and died 11 January 1912 in Selma, AL300.  She married Albert Allmand Yeatman 15 January 1854 in Rockbridge Co. VA301, son of Thomas Yeatman and Eliizabeth Patterson.  He was born 31 March 1831 in Mathews Co. (?) VA, and died 31 May 1888 in Roanoke, VA.

Marriage Notes for Josephine Gilmore and Albert Yeatman:
Listed in 1880 Census  Abingdon, Gloucester, Virginia

   
Children of Josephine Gilmore and Albert Yeatman are:
    319    i.     Elizabeth Patterson6 Yeatman, born 09 January 1855; died 05 March 1923 in Selma, AL.
    320    ii.    Paxton Gilmore Yeatman, born 07 May 1857 in Rockbridge Co.; died 20 June 1940 in
                     Hampton, VA

 Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Roanoke

    321    iii.    Mary Deans Yeatman, born 12 June 1859; died 21 April 1911 in Lynchburg, VA.
    322    iv.    Henry Land Yeatman, born 22 February 1861302; died 11 Nov. 1871 in Botetourt Co. VA.
    323    v.    Albert Allmand Yeatman, Jr., born 10 November 1863; died 18 February 1866.
    324    vi.    Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, born 21 February 1868 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 27 August
                      1958  in Lynchburg, VA303.

   Notes for Josephine Gilmore Yeatman:
   Birth: 21 FEB 1868 in Botetourt, VA
   Death: 27 AUG 1958 in Memorial Hospital in Lynchburg, VA
   Burial: Roanoke City Cemetery in Roanoke, VA
   
   Josephine was an advid genealogist, and I believe she was instrumental in arranging for the Gilmore Memorial Stone in High Bridge Cemetery.
 

   1910 Federal Census, Lynchburg City, Lynchburg VA:
   Josephine Yeatman 78, Mary 50, Josephine 36 & 1 non-relative

                      
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 57 page 264
                       (Courtesy of Becky Barnhardt)


Miss Josephine Gilmore Yeatman.
DAR ID Number: 56766

    325    vii.    John Patterson Yeatman, born 15 August 1878 in Gloucester, VA; died 07 April 1951 in
                        Roanoke City, Roanoke, VA.  Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Roanoke

    326    viii.    Robert Irvine Yeatman, born 16 June; died 20 April 1867.

Endnotes:
298.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;.
299.  ibid;  "Josephine Paxton (Gilmore) born Saturday, 10 A.M. March 9, 1833."  Other records give year of birth as 1832. 
Possibly John Wheatley made a typo in his typwritten copy of Josphine's letter.
300.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;.
301.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Daughter Josephine Gilmore Yeatman gives wedding date as January 11, 1854.
302.  Barnhardt, Becky;  All information about Henry.
303.  ibid;  Josephine died in Memorial Hospital, Lynchburg, VA.



    168.  James Edwin5 Humes (Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, Joseph3, James2, John1) was born 10 September 1840 in Sidney Vale,  Rockbridge Co. VA336, and died 17 December 1912 in Wilbur, WA.  He married (1) Mary Alla (Allie) Rowland October 1872 in Sidney Vale, VA337, daughter of Robert Rowland and Rebecca Lackey.  She was born 11 February 1852 in Highbridge, VA338, and died 1889 in Liberty Springs, AR.  He married (2) Annie Eliza Rowland ca. 1893 in Idaho (?)339, daughter of Robert Rowland and Rebecca Lackey.  She was born 21 September 1853 in Botetourt Co. VA340, and died 20 May 1916 in Berge, WA341.


Children of James Humes and Mary Rowland are:
    357    i.    Fanny Stuart6 Humes, born 16 March 1874 in Missouri; died 1931 in Spokane, WA.
    358    ii.   Mildred Maria Humes, born 07 January 1876 in Missouri; died 15 June 1961 in Wallace, ID.,
                    Age 85 yrs, 5 mo, 8 days..
    359    iii.  Annie Isabelle Humes, born 18 Sept. 1877 in Missouri345; died ca. 1952 in Yakima, WA.
                     She married Burton A. Smith; born ca. 1875.

     360    iv.   James Edwin Humes, Jr., born 31 Oct. 1879 in Missouri; died 19 Feb 1965 in Grant Co. WA
     361    v.     Charlotte Louisa Humes, born 30 Jan. 1882346; died 16 Feb. 1882 in Aged 17 days.347.
     362    vi.    Infant Daughter Humes, born 15 September 1883348; died 27 September 1883.
     363    vii.   Roberta Rowland Humes, born 22 September 1884 in Gravois Mills, Morgan Co. MO349,350.
+   364    viii.  Julia Carruthers Humes, born 25 July 1887 in Liberty Springs, AR; died 17 July 1974
                        in Arlington, WA.

   
Children of James Humes and Annie Rowland are:
    365    i.    "Infant son"6 Humes, born 13 April 1897352; died in in infancy..
    366   ii.     Carrie Elma Humes, born 07 May 1890353; died in Everett, WA (?). 


Endnotes:
336.  Obituary of James E. Humes, Location of birth cited by Mary Margaret McBride and others.
337.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.
338.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
339.  1910 Census, Wilson Ck, Lincoln Co. WA Census states couple had been married 17 years, which probably means they were
married in either Idaho or Washington.

340.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
341.  Saltese Cemetery Records, HUMES, Annie, b. 09/21/1853, d. 05/20/1916, Nee:Rowland.
342.  Hume, Jim,  Humes Family Report:  From a report attached to copies of James obituary and circulated among family members:
 "James EdwinHumes, Sr. was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane beside his sister, Mrs. Mildred Maria Humes Wheatley."
Note:  unverified..

343.   Maggie Rail,  (http://www.interment.net/data/us/wa/stevens/addy/addy.htm),
Addy Cemetery, Stevens County, WA has the following listing in records of http://www.newgs.org/. cited
as" Humes Ed", no dates, L-9   *No verification of this being our James Ed Humes.

344.  Saltese Cemetery Records, Humes, Annie Rowland, b. Sep 21, 1853, d. May 20, 1916, w/o Ed, L-34 P-3.
345.  Copy of a penciled  memorandum of the family record given in an old Bible belonging to Eliza Gilmore Humes,  daughter of Miillie Rowland and Joseph Gilmore, and brother of Thomas., Rowland  Family Bible, Name on page of Births:   Annie Isabel.  Location of birth in 1880 Census given as Missouri.
346. ibid;  Name written in Births page as Charlotte Louisa.
347. ibid
348. ibid, Named on page of Births and Deaths.  Lived only 7 days.
349. ibid Name and dob on page of Births.
350.  Missouri Birth and Death Records, Father: James Ed Humes,  mother: Mary Alice Roland Humes. Name of child not in report, but is reported as  "No. of child of this mother - seventh".  Medical attendant: H. R. Fish; Gravois Mills, Mo. .
351.  Binkley, Peter.
352.  Rowland-Humes Family Bible, Entry in bible reads:  Infant son was born  __ April 13 1897, of J E and A E Humes.According to Peter Binkley he may have been named Robert.
353. ibid


    170.  Thomas Russell5 Gilmore (Joseph4, Joseph3, James2, John1)355,356 was born 1841 in Rockbridge Co. VA357, and died 22 November 1903 in Roanoke, VA358.  He married Mary E. "Nellie" Watson 02 May 1865 in Rockbridge Co. VA359,360, daughter of James Watson and Sarah Watson.  She was born 1844 in Rockbridge Co. VA, and died Aft. 1906361.

Thomas Russell Gilmore was among those who fought in Pickets Division at Gettysburg:

THE VALLEY REGULATORS COMPANY "K" 11TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY
This Company was formed of men from Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties,
the greater number being from the latter. The original Captain (Capt. Albert Yeatman) being from Botetout. It was composed of good material, rendered much hard service, suffered severely from losses in battle and has the distinction of having been in the famous charge of Pickets Division at Gettysburg. The following are the officers and men from Rockbridge:

Captains - Andrew M. Houston and Thomas D. Houston
1st Lieutenants - Andrew M.Houston and Thomas D. Houston
2nd Lieutenants - Thomas R. Gilmore and Thomas D. Houston
3rdLieutenants - Robert Campbell,Edward T. Dix, James T. Hardy
 E.H. Walker and Wm. M. Walkup  Source:  Rockbridge Co. files from  Genweb


Sally Luten Morse:   Date: November 18, 2001
My great grandfather Thomas Russell Gilmore was born in 1841 at Sidney Vale  on the James
river in Rockbridge CO Va. His father, Joseph Gilmore,(Jr.) was married twice.
His 1st wife,
Catherine Beal Rowland had 3 children; Tom (my g.grandfather ) Elizabeth,  and Henry. Henry
was shot in the head taken to prison and died at De camp Hospital?? on David's Is. in NY harbor.
Tom brought his remains home (shipped home ) to be  buried in High Bridge Cemetery.Joseph
Gilmore's 2nd wife was Catherine Beal Paxton; they had  2 children William and Anne. William's
portrait is hung at VMI .Catherine Rowland and Catherine Paxton were 1st cousins. Catherine
Rowland's mother was a Jordan who married a Rowland. Catherine Paxton's mother a Jordon
who married a Paxton.



More About Thomas Russell Gilmore:
Military service: Co. K, 11th Infantry Regiment Virginia362

Marriage Notes for Thomas Gilmore and Mary Watson:
In the summer of 1877, Tom and his family were living at Sidney Vale near
Gilmore's Mill in the Natural Bridge area (Rockbridge Co.)when John Wright
Wheatley, son of Mildred Humes Wheatley, spent several months.  In the
census below, the family is reported in Botetourt Co.   

1880 Census- Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia Dst 11

Thomas R. GILMORE    Self    M   Male    W   39   VA.   Farmer   VA.   VA. 
 Mary E. GILMORE       Wife   M   Fem     W   35   VA.   Keeping House   VA.   VA.   aka "Nellie"
 Harry GILMORE            Son    S   Male    W   13   VA.   At School   VA.   VA. 
 John W. GILMORE        Son    S   Male    W    9    VA.      VA.   VA. 
 Sallie G. GILMORE        Dau    S   Fem     W    7    VA.        "       "
 Elenora E. GILMORE     Dau    S   Fem     W    5    VA.    
 Thomas R. GILMORE    Son    S   Male     W    2    VA.    

 Charlotte TOMLIN   Other   W   Female   B   55   VA.   Servant Cooking   VA.   VA. 
 Ida TOMLIN            Other    S   Female    B   15   VA.   Chambermaid   VA.   VA. 
 Robert SMITH         Other   S    Male        B   18   VA.   Laborer   VA.   VA.

The Rockbridge County News, 26 Nov 1903
Thomas R. Gilmore Fatally In-
          jured at Roanoke

    Mr. Thomas R. Gilmore of Roa-
noke city, a native of Rockbridge,
was fatally injured on the Norfolk &
Western road near Roanoke Satur-
day morning and died Sunday morn-
ing at 4 o’clock from his injuries.
    He had charge of the oil house of
the Norfolk & Western road in the
west end of the city and was going
to his work Saturday morning when
he was runover by a locomotive and
had both his legs crushed; the right
at the ankle and the left above the
knee.
   He was buried at Roanoke Mon-
day afternoon.  The Roanoke World
says of him: “He was a splendid
gentleman and stood high in the es-
steem of all who knew him.  He was
an old V.M.I. student and served
with distinction in the Confederate
army for four years.
    Mr. Gilmore was born near Gil-
mores Mill in this county 62 years
ago.  He was a son of Joseph Gil-
more.  During the civil war he serv-
ed in Company K, Eleventh Virgin-
ia infantry.  He married a daughter
of the late Dr. James L. Watson of
this county, who survives him with
four  children: Mrs. John Pack and
Miss Eleanor Gilmore of Roanoke,
Russell Gilmore, an engineer on the
Southern railway, and Mrs. D. Craf-
ton of Washington.  He was a
brother of Mrs. James T. McCrum of
Lexington, and a half brother of
Mr/ J. William Gilmore of Gilmores
Mills.


Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans & Widows, Pension Roll pgs. 1-4,
Widow, Mary Gilmore,  applicant.


   
Children of Thomas Gilmore and Mary Watson are:
    367    i.    Harry6 Gilmore, born 1867.
    368    ii.   John W. Gilmore, born 1871.
    369    iii.   Sallie G. Gilmore, born 1873.
    370    iv.    Elenora E. Gilmore, born 1875.
    371    v.     Thomas R. Gilmore, born 1878.

Endnotes:
355.  Rowland  Family Bible, "David Rowland was the grandfather of the Tom Gilmore who married Nellie Watson"  Comment made by John Wheatley and included in penciled copy  of Bible made by Lou Humes.
356.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Thomas *K* (or "R") Gilmore, 23, b/Missouri, Farmer, son of Joseph Gilmore and Catherine Gilmore, married Mary E. Watson, 21, b/Rockbridge, daughter of Dr. James F and Sarah D.E. Watson. Possible error in original is reported, with one version giving ;name as *Gilmon*   Is Thomas the grandson of Joseph and Millie Gilmore, or from a different Gilmore family?
357.  Sally Luten Morse
358.  Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans & Widows, Pension Roll pgs. 1-4, Widow, Mary Gilmore, wrote that Thomas in a hospital in Roanoke died from shock a few hrs? days? after loosing both legs in __?__accident.
359.  Rockbridge County Marriages.
360.  Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans & Widows, Date of marriage given by widow in application.
361.  Filed application for widow's pension on 11 Dec. 1906.
362.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com), Thomas Russell Gilmore    Residence:   Occupation: Student   Service Record:   Enlisted as a Lieutenant on 25 May 1861 at the age of 19Commission in Company K, 11th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 25 May 1861.Absent, sick on 15 December 1861Dropped from the rolls Company K, 11th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 26 April 1862 .



    173.  William James5 Gilmore (Joseph4, Joseph3, James2, John1)363,364,365 was born 07 December 1851 in Rockbridge Co. VA366,367, and died Aft. 1920 in Rockbridge Co. VA368.  He married Fannie A. Hamilton 24 October 1883 in Rockbridge Co. VA369, daughter of A.J. Hamilton and M.E. Hamilton.  She was born 1852370, and died Aft. 1920.

Notes for William James Gilmore:
Gilmore, James William, Gilmore's Mills. Rockbridge county.
Represents Rockbridge County.  Democrat, Born December 7, 1851, in Rockbridge County.
Educated at Virginia Military Institute.
Farmer.                                                                
Source:  VMI Bio



1880 Census Natural Bridge, Rockbridge Co. VA
 William J. GILMORE        Self   S   Male        W   28   VA   Farmer   VA   VA 
 Elizabeth C. GILMORE   Sister   S   Female   W   35   VA   Keeping House   VA   VA 
 

Bef. 29 November 1892 -Inheritance:  Sidney Vale Estate.
William was one of three heirs of Joseph Gilmore, Jr.  Others
were his siblings Thomas and "Mrs J. T. McCrum"371

Dec 15, 1913 Deed Bk 116 pp 335-338
Sold to Bertha C Rice by JW Gilmore and FH his wife

This was the sale of the last of Sidney Vale to non-family members.



Census 1910 Lexington Dst. 127 Enumerated April 22 (pg. 22 ancestry.com)
242 Main Street (family renting house)
Gilmore, James W.  50   Occupation: D(t?)_ ment  Military School
             Francis H.   50    Mother of 1 child, married 26 yrs.
               Joseph      24    Clerk  Hardware Store  
 Also in residence:  a cook and her two children (black).
The image is hard to read.   Ages should be 58 ?  All other info fits..


Census 1920 Lexington, VA    Enumerated Jan 30:
310 Washington Street    
Gilmore, James W.            68;
               Fanny H.  (wife)  66; 
              Joseph W. (son)   34,     local supervisor at Western Power (Paper);
 Adams, Martha  M.            60  (cook).  
The family owned their home free and clear. 
All  in the household (and their parents) were born in VA.   
                                                        
   
Child of William Gilmore and Fannie Hamilton is:
    372    i.    Joseph W.6 Gilmore, born ca. 1886372.

Endnotes:
363.  Rockbridge County, VA Records, Name in land deeds listed as J. William Gilmore..
364.  Wm. M. Paxton, The Paxtons-We Are One,  (Platte City, MO 1903), Lists William James Gilmore s/o Capt Joseph Gilmore and 2nd wife, Catherine Paxton.  States he lived in the "old Gilmore home, Sidney Vale, near Gilmore's Mill..
365.  Misc. Census records.
366.  Virginia Constitutional Convention Directory 1901, Name listed as James William Gilmore.
367.  Census 1920 Rockbridge Co. VA, Age in January enumeration given  as 68 at last birthday.  Name given as James W. Gilmore.
368.  Census 1920 Rockbridge Co. VA, Age 68 in 1920 census.
369.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Name of groom given as J. Wm.. Gilmores/o Jas (sic) and C.B. Gilmore.
370.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, 31 yrs old at time of marriage.
371.  Rockbridge County, VA Records, Deed Bk 78, pp 490-492.
372.  dob based on age in Census Rockbridge Co. 1910, 1920.



    177.  Martha "Patsy"5 Paxton (Agnes Nancy4 Gilmore, William3, James2, John1) was born 1802 in Rockbridge Co. VA, and died 03 February 1852 in Columbus, Ohio.  She married Robert "Robin" Gilmore373
17 December 1818 in Preble Co. OH., son of James Gilmore and Sarah Davidson.  He was born ca. 1793 in Rockbridge Co. VA., died in Preble County, Ohio and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery.

More About Martha "Patsy" Paxton:
Married: 17 December 1818, Preble Co. OH to Robert R. Gilmore, who some think may have been grandson of John and Elinor Cunninham Gilmore.
   
Child is listed above under (87) Robert "Robin" Gilmore.
Endnote:  
373.  Freda Strampe,  (letter of Apr 29, 2001).


    216.  Thomas Leech5 Gilmore (Thomas4, William3, James2, John1)374 was born 13 February 1818 in Livingston Co. Kentucky, and died 05 May 1855375.  He married Elizabeth Christian Hawkins 09 March 1839 in Putnam Co. Ohio375. 

More About Elizabeth Christian Hawkins:  Children: 376
   
Child of Thomas Gilmore and Elizabeth Hawkins is:
    373    i.    James Harvey6 Gilmore, born ca. February 1854377; died Aft. March 1923 in California378.

Endnotes;
374.  James Harvey Gilmore, Letter dated March 11, 1923 to W. Henry Mclean, in response to request for family information. (courtesy of Mary Wright).
375.  ibid
376.  ibid; "She was the mother of 12 children, six boys and six girls..."
377.  ibid
378.  ibid



    220.  Samuel Baldridge5 Gilmore (Thomas4, William3, James2, John1) was born 22 July 1827 in Eaton, Preble Co. Ohio, and died 17 February 1914 in St.Louis, MO.  He married Mary Jane Thompson 17 November 1852379.  She was born 06 May 1827 in Nashville, TN, and died 23 January 1872 in Effingham, ILL..

More About Mary Jane Thompson:
Parents : John and Margaret Nixon Thompson.379
   
Children of Samuel Gilmore and Mary Thompson are:
    374    i.    Kate Thompson6 Gilmore.
    375    ii.   John Harvey Gilmore, died in Infancy.
    376    iii.   Luella Gilmore, died in Infancy.  Twin of John Harvey.
    377    iv.   Margaret Louise Gilmore, born 1857.
    378    v.    William David Gilmore, born 1864; died in Infancy.
    379    vi.   Thomas Nixon Gilmore.

Source:
379.  Railey, Clementine Brown,History of the House of Ochiltree, Sterling Kansas, 1916.


           

    272.  John G5 Gilmore, Jr (John G4, John3, William2, John1)435 was b. ca. 1820, and died in TX (?).
   
Child of John G Gilmore, Jr is:
    429    i.    John Simms6 Gilmore436, born ca. 1840.

Endnotes:
435.  Graham, Dixie,  (Email).  Information form John Simms Gilmore's small "old leather-bound book" in which
         names of family births, marriages, deaths recorded in his father's and grandfather's families.

436.  ibid


    275.  James Harvey5 Gilmore (William C.4, John3, Thomas2, John1)437,438 was born ca. 1838 in Rockbridge Co..  He married Martha J McCluer 12 April 1864 in Rockbridge Co.439, daughter of Robert McCluer and Mary McCluer.  She was born 1842 in
Rockbridge Co..

Notes for James Harvey Gilmore:

Mary Ingram:
James Harvey Gilmore, b..Rockbridge Co.
7 Feb. 1838 and was CSA Chaplain.
... he is the father of Robert Campbell
Gilmore, born 1866-67, Rockbridge Co. 
He entered Union Seminary in 1861.
1860 Census - James, Martha and fam were in Berkeley Co. W. VA.
1870, James is in Rockbridge Co.  but wife's name given as  Mary.


More About James Harvey Gilmore:
Military service: 1862, Chaplin440
 Occupation: 1864, Chaplin, CSA
   
Child of James Gilmore and Martha McCluer is:
    430    i.    Robert Campbell6 Gilmore, born ca. 1866441; died 1943.
                   
                     Mary Ingram:  When Rev. Robert Gilmore died in 1943.  The Presbyterian Synod of N. C.
                     sent me:  MEMORIALS TO DECEASED MINISTERS.  It states that Robert's father
                     was, James Harvey Gilmorefrom one of the old Presbyterian families which settled in
                     Rockbridge County, Virginia  about 1750.  James was a graduate of Washington College,
                     later, known as Washington and Lee University.

Endnotes:
437.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com), Name as given in military records.
438.  Marilyn B. Headley, Angela Ruley, Rockbridge County Marriage Bonds (compiled),  12 April 1864 Harvey Gilmore, 26, S, b/Rockbridge, Chaplin, C.S.A.,son of Wm. C. Gilmore & Mary Gilmore,. (See http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/va/rockbridge/license.html )
439.  ibid  Parents of Harvey given as Wm C. & Mary Gilmore. WFJunkin officiating.
440.  American Civil War Soldiers;  James Harvey Gilmore    07 February 1838Born on 07 February 1838.    Residence:   Occupation:     Service Record:   Enlisted as a Private on 07 March 1862Enlisted in Company 1st, Rockbridge Light Artillery Regiment Virginia on 07 March 1862.Detailed on 20 November 1862 (To obtain clothing for the company)Promoted to Full Chaplain on 11 December 1862 (As of 21st VA Inf)Discharged for promotion Company 1st, Rockbridge Light Artillery Regiment Virginia on 11 December 1862Enlisted in Company S, 21st Infantry Regiment Virginia on 11 December 1862.Surrendered Company S, 21st Infantry Regiment Virginia on 09 April 1865 in Appomattox Court House, VA .
441. Mary Ingram


Generation No. 6

    303.  Robert McAlister6 Gilmore (Anderson Smith5, John4, James3, James2, John1)442,443 was born July 1839 in KY, and died 1918 in Muskogee, OK.  He married (1) Mary Virginia (Farris) Beatie444 ca. 1858, daughter of Kizziah Ford.  She was born ca. 1840.  He married (2) Victoria Callaway Still 1881445.    He married (3) Beulah Hollingsworth 1895445.  She was born November 1868 in TX.


Bill Bayley, Bainbridge Is. WA: Don't know anything about Robert McAlister's second
wife, Victoria Callaway Still, but have  pictures of himwith Beulah Hollingsworth.


1870 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Pulaski > Dallas
McCalister Rachel        84                        2500   700      VA
Gilmore   Robt M          30         Farmer               400 KY
Smith   Sarah                59  (?)                  2000    300
McCalister  Thomas      19   B    Works on farm
_________Nelly M       14   M   Domestic Servt

More About Robert McAlister Gilmore:
Additional Wives: Bet. 1881 - 1895, M. 1881 to Victoria Gamble; 1895 to Beulah Hollingsworth.
Burial: Gibson, OK
Military service: Served in Union Army during Civil War.



1900 U.S. Census • Indian Territory • Creek Nation • All Townships • ED# 60 
             Gilmore, Robert M       60    Town Assessor      KY     
                          Beulah            31                             TX

Also in the household were"JB"  22, and James 20 Hollinsworth, Beulah's brothers

   
Children of Robert Gilmore and Mary Beatie are:
    431    i.    Cyrus Beatie7 Gilmore, born July 1859 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky445,446; died in Rogers,
                    Oklahoma.  He married (1) Elizabeth McQueary, who died ca. 1880. 
                    He married (2) Rachel Cherokee Hickley447 ca. 1890 in Muscogee, OK.  She was born 1867
                    in Texas; died ca. 1907 in Muscogee, Indian Terr. OK.

Notes for Cyrus Beatie Gilmore:
Bill Bayley: Cyrus Beattie (Beatie) Gilmore is the son of Robert McAlister Gilmore and
Mary Virginia (Farris) Beatie, daughter of Josiah N. Beatie and Kizziah
Ford (Crawford?) of Slick Rock, KY. He was born in Crab Orchard, KY but
died in Rogers, OK.


Notes for Rachel Cherokee Hickley:
Bill Bayley:-  I have some pictures of Rachel Cherokee Hickey,
including a small tintype. Her mother is Louisa Ralston (Rolston)
Kell which was a prominant family, and I have pictures of her.  Her
father was Bevilly (Bevelly) Bean Hickey, also part Cherokee. I have
pictures of his sister and half sister, with Louisa. His sister Margaret
Elizabeth Hickey was Mrs. John Calhoun West, another prominant area
family.

Rachel had eight kids and died at 40. . . . The stern Cherokee women
raised the kids, who were all very proper. Two of the kids died as infants.

Marriage Notes for Cyrus Gilmore and Rachel Gilmore:
Names and approx. dob's taken from 1900 Census Indian Territory, Creek Nation, Muscogee Township (OK)
Additional information is courtesy of Bill Bayley, Bainbridge Is. WA.


    432    ii.    Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Gilmore, born ca. 1861;
married John Bruce "Jack" Bobbitt.

Endnotes:
442.  Wilma Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn., Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY.March 1975, et.al..
443.  Bill Bayley .
444.  ibid email December 2004.
445.  ibid
446.  Census Records, 1900 Muscogee, OK.; Indian Territory: dob July 1859, KY.
447.  Bill Bayley


    304.  James F. Beaty6 Gilmore (Anderson Smith5, John4, James3, James2, John1)448 was born 1842.  He married Matilda Wright 1862. 
   
Children of James Gilmore and Matilda Wright are:
    433    i.    Nannie R.7 Gilmore, born 1865.
    434    ii.    George M. Gilmore, born 1867.

More About George M. Gilmore:
Spouse: 1887, Alice Orwin

    435    iii.    Elizabeth "Betty" Gilmore, born October 1869.
    436    iv.    Sallie Gilmore, born 1873.
    437    v.    Lula Gilmore, born 1876.
    438    vi.    Estelle Gilmore, born 1878.

Source:
448.  Wilma Cogdell, Memphis, Tenn.,  Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY.March 1975, et.al..


    351.  John Wright6 Wheatley (Mildred Maria5 Humes, Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, Joseph3, James2, John1)464 was born 01 May 1861, and died 18 June 1931.  He married Mary Helen Van Devander. 

John was the diarist who visited his Gilmore relatives at Sidney Vale in the summer of 1867, when he was 15 years old.  He had a life-long interest in family genealogy.  Copies of many of his genealogy notes are in my files., courtesy of Peter Binkley and Eileen Hacker.  

Source: 
464.  Eileen Hacker;  Misc. Documents mailed to JMK 6 Oct. 2003, Gilmore/Rowland Genealogy, Gilmore/Rowland (2 pg.) genealogy outline apparently written by Ricarda Wheatley Bacchus. Bottom of back page reads: "Wm Humes was my grandmother Mildred Maria Humes-Wheatley's father.(Ricarda ? Bacchus).  Other documents included letters to John from Josephine Gilmore Yeatman.



                   My "Virginia Grandmother" Julia Carruthers Humes

    364.  Julia Carruthers6 Humes (James Edwin5, Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, Joseph3, James2, John1) was born 25 July 1887 in Liberty Springs, Arkansas480, and died 17 July 1974 in Arlington, WA481.  She was the daughter of James Edwin Humes and Mary Allie Rowland.  She married Roy L. Bilyeu482 30 November 1910 in Post Falls, ID, son of James Bilyeu and Sarah Huddleston.  He was born 28 December 1889 in Wardner, Shoshone Co, ID;483 died 16 February 1954 in Yakima, WA483,484.

Julia had two additional direct lines to John and Agness Gilmore through her mother, Mary Allie Rowland:

Julia7 (Mary Allie6, Rebecca Lackey5, Thomas Lackey4, Isabella Gilmore3,  James2, John1)
Julia7 (Mary Allie6, Robert Rowland5,  Mary Paxton Gilmore4, Joseph3, James2, John1)

More About Julia Carruthers Humes:
Burial: 22 July 1974, Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima, WA


Julia's family was temporarily living in Liberty Springs, Arkansas,  when she was born.
Her mother died when Julia was only two,  and the family then moved near  Spokane  in
Eastern Washington.   Julia grew up on her father's ranch   hearing tales of the South 
while she
learned to harness horses,  drive combines,  and cook for the annual harvest-crews.  
She
became a gifted tailor and seamstress and an excellent cook, famous as a young womanfor
her "Southern" fried chicken and  lemon pies that she provided for the harvest workers and
the local potlucks.  
  Her recipes are now being shared among her g.g.granchildren.

Julia never lived in Virginia.   Nevertheless,  she claimed the rights of all children of
Virginia-born parents:  100% citizenship  in Virginia for herself and all of her descendants.  


Children of Julia Humes and Roy Bilyeu are:
i.    Robert C.7 Bilyeu, born 27 Oct 1911 in Spokane Co.,WA485; died 25 August 1999 in Yakima,WA486. He married Josephine Bilyeu; born ca. 1912; died in Yakima, WA.  They  had no children.

ii.    Irene Alla Bilyeu, born 29 November 1912 in Spokane, Washington State487; died October
1993 in Lynnwood, WA.  She married (1) ALBERT RALPH MERRILL ca. 1931; born 16 August 1909 in Fairbanks, AK488; died 20 September 1981 in Anacortes, WA489  Irene and Albert had one daughter, Joanne Irene Merrill, the compiler of this report. She was born 09 August 1932 in Yakima, WA.

                     Irene 
married (2) Charles A. Pulkrabek ca. 1942; born 14 November 1915 in Hopkins, MN and died August 1987. They had no children.

    467    iii.    Eva V. Bilyeu, born 15 June 1914 in Cheney, WA; died 13 Sept 1965 in San Bernardino,
CA490,491.  She married William Shields ca. 1944 in Seattle, WA (?); born ca. 1916 in Tennessee. They had one daughter.

    468    iv.    Bessie Covina Bilyeu born 07 June 1916 in Whitman Co., WA; died 17 Feb. 1999 in Yakima,
WA. She married Robert Laurent; born ca. 1913 in Yakima, WA; died 15 April 1992 in Yakima, WA493. They had two sons and one daughter.

Sources for vital stats and other information about the family of Julia Humes and Roy Bilyeu include
family bibles, birth, baptism, marriage and death records from Idaho, Washington and California.  

Comments?  Corrections?  Additions?

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Material contained on these pages is available for the free use of those researching family origins.
Any commercial use, without the express consent of the host/author of these pages is prohibited.
For information about using this work or the Gardebled photographs, please contact me.

 Credit where credit is due is always appreciated and with that in mind. . .
There is no way the research necessary for this report could have been done alone.
 I've tried to give  credit for all contributions, but sometimes I accidentally "drop a stitch"
and if I've overlooked you,  please let me know so I can correct it. Addresses of sources
are included only with permission.  Any researcher  whose address is included, as all of
them are happy to hear from people  who would like to exchange information.

I do owe special thanks to Freda Strampe, Gilmore researcher extraordinaire, and also
 Marilyn B. Headley and R. D. Thomas, my first "guides" to the Gilmore family; to Lewis Barnett,
Mary K. Wright and Jan Anderson,  all of whom have "been there, done that" and shared their
time and the results of their research skills with me.

To Win Wood, descendant and respected researcher of the James Gilmore who lived with
his large family in Rockingham County: Thanks for helping me keep several families of Gilmore
s in Virginia straight.  If you ever find our we are related, let me know.

I have no words to properly thank my cousin, photojournalist, Mike Gardebled, a non-Gilmore.
 who tromped through cemeteries and down country roads, camera in hand, looking for tombstones
and ancestral houses on my behalf. If you ever read this, Mike, please know I intend to nominate you
for the "Distant-Cousin of the Year Award."

Thank you for visiting this web site.

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