Susannah Gillham1

b. 1746, d. 1831
Father*Thomas Gillham1 b. 1710, d. 1790
Mother*Margaret Gay Campbell1 b. Jan 1725, d. 1785
Birth*1746Susannah Gillham was born about 1746.1
Marriage*1765She married James Kirkpatrick, son of James Kirkpatrick, in 1765.2,1
(Wife) Death1 January 1781Susannah became a widow when James Kirkpatrick died on 1 January 1781 at about age 38.2
Death*1831She died in 1831 in Sangamon County, Illinois, at about age 85.1

Family

James Kirkpatrick b. 1743, d. 1 Jan 1781

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Gillham) Kirkpatrick, Memorial# 73290613. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Kirkpatrick, Memorial# 47123178.

Susannah Gillham1

Father*Isaac Gillham1 b. 17 Oct 1757, d. 16 Sep 1845
Mother*Jane Kirkpatrick1 b. 1761, d. 1845
Birth*Susannah Gillham was probably born in South Carolina.1
Marriage*16 February 1814She married Hardy Willbanks on 16 February 1814 in Madison County, Illinois.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gilliam Family, pages 71-76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  2. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, Hardy Willbanks and Susannah Gillham, Madison County, 16 February 1814, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.

Thomas Gillham1,2

b. 1710, d. 1790
Birth*1710Thomas Gillham was born about 1710 in Ireland.2
Marriage*He married first Mary Meade in Ireland.3,2
Immigration*1730Thomas, with his wife Mary and son Charles, immigrated to America about the year 1730 and settled first in Virginia.1
(Husband) Death9 December 1738Thomas became a widower when Mary (Meade) Gillham died on 9 December 1738 at about age 24.3,1
Marriage*1743He married second Margaret Gay Campbell, daughter of William Campbell and Sarah Gay, in 1743.2,4
French & Indian War*He served as a Captain in the South Carolina Militia during the French and Indian War.2
(Husband) Death1785Thomas became a widower for the second time when Margaret (Campbell) Gillham died in 1785 at about age 60.4
Death*1790He died in 1790 in York County, South Carolina, at about age 802
Burial* and was buried as Captain Thomas Gillham in Section B6 of Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sharon, York County.2

Family 1

Mary Meade b. 1714, d. 9 Dec 1738
Children1.Charles Gillham1,5 b. 1729, d. Dec 1800
2.Ezekiel Gillham1,6 b. 1732, d. 10 Jul 1800
3.Mary Gillham7 b. 1735
4.Nancy Gillham8 b. 1737

Family 2

Margaret Gay Campbell b. Jan 1725, d. 1785
Children1.Sarah Gillham+9,2 b. 1743, d. 5 Dec 1827
2.Susannah Gillham10 b. 1746, d. 1831
3.Thomas Gillham Jr.11 b. 17 May 1749, d. 20 Nov 1828
4.William Campbell Gillham Sr.+12 b. 1750, d. 21 Oct 1825
5.James Clemons Gillham+13 b. 1752, d. 1811
6.John Gillham+14 b. 4 Jan 1756, d. 13 Dec 1834
7.Isaac Gillham+2 b. 17 Oct 1757, d. 16 Sep 1845

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, pages 71-75. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, CPT Thomas Gillham Sr., Memorial# 73292365. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Meade) Gillham, Memorial# 156738941.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Peggy (Campbell) Gillham, Memorial# 73293451.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Gillham, Memorial# 194734717.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ezekiel Gilham, Memorial# 101252369.
  7. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gilliam Family, pages 71-76.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Gillham) Dunnagan, Memorial# 194767301.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Gillham) Davidson, Memorial# 39776885.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Gillham) Kirkpatrick, Memorial# 73290613.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lieut Thomas Gillham, Jr., Memorial# 9421521.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham, Sr., Memorial# 7099039.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Clemons Gillham, Memorial# 7075181.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lt John Gillham, Memorial# 5085687.

Thomas Gillham1

b. 1785, d. 7 November 1844
Father*Isaac Gillham1 b. 17 Oct 1757, d. 16 Sep 1845
Mother*Jane Kirkpatrick1 b. 1761, d. 1845
Birth*1785Thomas Gillham was born in 1785 in South Carolina.1
Marriage*16 April 1810He married Letty Davidson, daughter of Thomas George Davidson and ______ ______, on 16 April 1810 in St. Clair County, Illinois.2
Public Service*Thomas served as a Justice of the Peace, and subsequently a County Commissioner, for Madison County, Illinois.3
(Appraiser) Inventory29 December 1825Henry Hayes, Isaac Gillham Jr. and Thomas Gillham, appraisers for the estate of Alexander Laughlin, late of Madison County, Illinois, deceased, prepared an inventory for the estate dated 8 December 1825 and a Bill of Sale, listing the names of those purchasing items from the estate, dated 29 December 1825. Both documents were signed, certified and submitted to Hiram Arthur, Administrator, and to the probate court in Madison County, Illinois, on 10 June 1826. The Bill of Sale, totaling $397.03¾, was filed by the court on 11 June 1826 and the appraisement of the estate, valued at $580.75½, was filed by the court on 19 June 1826. Almost all of the purchases from the estate listed on the Bill of Sale were made by the widow, Barbara.4,5
Probate*29 August 1828The estate of his brother-in-law, John Davidson, was opened for probate on 29 August 1828 in Madison County, Illinois. The deceased's brother, Ephraim Davidson, being duly sworn, told the probate judge that about the ninth day of August 1828 John Davidson departed this life without leaving any last will or testament. William Gillham, Judge of Probate, appointed the widow, Margaret (Gillham) Davidson, who was the judge's sister, as Administratrix, and their brother, Thomas Gillham as Administrator. A bond of $1,000 was paid by Margaret (Gillham) Davidson, Thomas Gillham and Ephraim Davidson as assurance that the estate would be handled ethically and legally.6,7,8
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Thomas was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, his name appearing on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.9
(Administrator) Probate28 July 1832Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham were appointed Administratrix and Administrator for the probate of the estate of Jacob Kensler on 28 July 1832 in Madison County, Illinois. Mary Kensler, James Botkin, John Heaton and Thomas Gillham agreed to be held and firmly bound unto the people of the state of Illinois in the penal sum of $1,200 current money of the United States which payment, well and truly to be made and performed, they and each of them did bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, jointly, severally and firmly.10,11,12
(Administrator) Estate SaleAugust 1832Thomas was among those relatives, friends and neighbors who purchased items from the estate of Jacob Kensler of Madison County, Illinois, in August 1832. The list of purchasers included the names of Jacob's widow, Mary Kensler, their son Jacob Kensler, the administrator of the estate, Thomas Gillham, the fourth party to the probate bond, James Botkin, Jacob's son-in-law, John Heaton, his brother, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Ephraim Davidson and Hiram Arthur.13
Death*7 November 1844He died on 7 November 1844 in Madison County, Illinois, at about age 59.1

Family

Margaret Letitia Davidson b. 1791, d. Mar 1863
Child1.James G. Gillham+14 b. 1827, d. 21 Apr 1885

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Gillham, Memorial# 187251976. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Letty (Davidson) Gillham, Memorial# 187253222.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 77. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, images 379-388; 8 Dec 1825, 29 Dec 1825, 10 Jun 1826, 11 Jun 1826, 19 Jun 1826, inventory of estate taken by Henry Hayes, Thomas Gillham and Isaac Gillham and lists of purchasers and other credits and charges. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  5. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 402; 19 Jun 1826, stated by Judge of Probate, Edwardsville: Received by the hand of John T. Lusk, Esq. for Barbara Laughlin and Hiram Arthur, administrators of the estate of Alexander Laughlin deceased, the appraisement file of said estate amounting to $580.75 ¼ which was examined and filed; also the sale bill of said estate amounting to $397.03 ¾ which was also placed on file; and also the sum of $2.00, the judge's fees on the above papers.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 20, tray 64, C´s, No. 31-37; box 21, tray 65, D´s, No. 1-21, 1813-1903, images 1083-1097 and 1098-1114 of 1789, image# 1101; Ephraim Davidson, being duly sworn, said that about the ninth day of August 1828 John Davidson departed this life without leaving any last will or testament.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, images 112-113 of 725; Margaret Davidson and Thomas Gillham appointed administratrix and administrator of the estate of John Davidson on 29 August 1828.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 20, tray 64, C´s, No. 31-37; box 21, tray 65, D´s, No. 1-21, 1813-1903, images 1083-1097 and 1098-1114 of 1789, image# 1085; on 29 August 1828, Margaret Davidson, Thomas Gillham, and Ephraim Davidson paid a bond of $1,000 as assurance that the estate would be handled ethically and legally.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Jacob Kensler, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 154 of 725; 28 Jul 1832, Jacob Kensler died intestate, as it was said, on or about 3 Jul 1832, and the probate court judge appointed Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham as administrators of his estate.
  11. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430, Petition Papers images 1379-1381.
  12. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430, Account Papers image 1421.
  13. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430 of 1996, images 1388-1395.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James G. Gillham, Memorial# 121065521.

Thomas A. Gillham1

b. 28 February 1870, d. 29 December 1871
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*James A. Gillham1,2 b. 11 Apr 1832, d. 14 Jan 1917
Mother*Martha P. Price1,3,2 b. 1832, d. 1913
Birth*28 February 1870Thomas A. Gillham was born about 28 February 1870 in Illinois2
Death*29 December 1871 and died on 29 December 1871 in Illinois at age 1.1,2
Burial*He was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James A Gillham, Memorial# 67828845. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas A. Gillham, Memorial# 11663970, his date of birth reported as 29 February 1870, although 1870 was not a leap year.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha P. (Price) Gillham, Memorial# 67828911.

Thomas Clayton Gillham1,2,3

b. 1841, d. 17 July 1904
Father*William Gillham1,2,3 b. 1791, d. 9 Feb 1845
Mother*Mariam H. Davidson1,2,3 b. 1806, d. 1851
Birth*1841Thomas Clayton Gillham was born about 1841 in Madison County, Illinois,2
Death*17 July 1904 and died on 17 July 1904 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, at about age 63.3
Burial*He was buried in Plot 2, 385/R7 of Danville National Cemetery, Danville.3

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, pages 71-75. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Marian Gillham, her name transcribed as "Merrcum", Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 489A; Image: 318. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Clayton Gillham, Memorial# 2565402. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Thomas Gillham Jr.1

b. 17 May 1749, d. 20 November 1828
Father*Thomas Gillham1 b. 1710, d. 1790
Mother*Margaret Gay Campbell1 b. Jan 1725, d. 1785
Birth*17 May 1749Thomas Gillham Jr. was born on 17 May 1749 in Augusta County, Virginia.1
Marriage*He married first Susannah McDow.2,1
(Husband) Deathafter 1786Thomas became a widower when Susannah (McDow) Gillham died after 1786, the year of the birth of her last child, in her early 30s.2
Marriage*He married second Susannah Rutherford.3,1
(Husband) Death1795Thomas became a widower for the second time when Susannah (Rutherford) Gillham died about 1795 at about age 41.3
Death*20 November 1828He died on 20 November 1828 in Madison County, Illinois, at age 791
Burial* and was buried in Wanda Cemetery, South Roxana, Madison County.1

Family 1

Susannah McDow b. 1754, d. a 1786

Family 2

Susannah Rutherford b. 1754, d. 1795

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lieut Thomas Gillham, Jr., Memorial# 9421521. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (McDaw) Gillham, Memorial# 194750236.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Rutherford) Gillham, Memorial# 194750178.

Thomas Milton Gillham1

b. 12 December 1813, d. 7 August 1860
Father*William Campbell Gillham Jr.2,3 b. 19 Mar 1788, d. 19 Sep 1849
Mother*Mary McDow4,3 b. 26 Nov 1793, d. 9 Mar 1873
Birth*12 December 1813Thomas Milton Gillham was born on 12 December 1813 in Scott County, Illinois.3
Marriage*1833He married Eliza MaryAnn Funk, daughter of Samuel Funk and Elizabeth Cordell, in 1833.5,3
Death*7 August 1860He died on 7 August 1860 in Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, at age 463
Burial* and was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Winchester.3

Family

Eliza MaryAnn Funk b. 12 Jun 1812, d. 9 Dec 1905
Child1.William Adolphus Gillham1,3 b. 9 Jun 1838, d. 11 Jan 1909

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Adolphus Gillham, Memorial# 8364992. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham Jr., Memorial# 71516890.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Milton Gillham, Memorial# 5085663.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (McDow) Gillham, Memorial# 71516977.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza MaryAnn (Funk) Gillham, Memorial# 18936938.

William Gillham1

b. 1791, d. 9 February 1845
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Isaac Gillham1 b. 17 Oct 1757, d. 16 Sep 1845
Mother*Jane Kirkpatrick1 b. 1761, d. 1845
Birth*1791William Gillham was born in 1791 in South Carolina.1,2
Marriage*13 March 1821He married first Barbara Heaton, daughter of James Heaton and Barbara Kinder, on 13 March 1821 in Madison County, Illinois.3,1,4,5
(Purchaser) Estate Sale26 December 1822William purchased Valentine Kinder's Bible from his estate on 26 December 1822 in Madison County, Illinois. William's wife, Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, was a granddaughter of Valentine Kinder.6
(Administrator) Administration20 December 1831Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham were appointed administrators of the estate of their mother-in-law, Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin, deceased, on 20 December 1831 in Madison County. They made their sworn statement to the probate court that, in their opinion, the total value of the personal estate of which Barbara died possessed would not exceed $800 and John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson were appointed by the judge to appraise the estate of the deceased. John Gilliam was a brother-in-law of two of Barbara's daughters, Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, Jacob Kensler was the father-in-law of Barbara's son, John Heaton, and Ephraim Davidson was the future father-in-law of Barbara's son, James Laughlin. A third son-in-law, Isaac Gillham Jr., joined Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham in posting a bond of $1,600 with the probate court.7,8,9,10
(Husband) DeathWilliam became a widower when Barbara (Heaton) Gillham died quite young, at probably less than 30 years of age, after giving birth to two children.1
Marriage*25 December 1832He married second Mariam H. Davidson, daughter of Thomas George Davidson and Mary Sanford, on 25 December 1832 in Madison County, Illinois.11
(Husband) Estate Distribution6 April 1833William's wife was a daughter, and one of several heirs, of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, and William received $55.50, the remainder of his wife's heir's share, on 6 April 1833 from the administrators of his mother-in-law's estate. The shares of the two older sons, John and Valentine Heaton, were paid by the estate administrators directly to them, the shares of the four married daughters were paid to each of their husbands, and the shares of the two minor children were paid to their half-brother, Valentine Heaton, as their guardian. On 13 February 1846 Rebecca Gillham, daughter of the deceased, provided a written statement to the probate court stating that she was one of the several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that, to her knowledge, the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of her estate the sum of $105.50 each, by themselves or through their guardians.12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19
Death*9 February 1845He died intestate on 9 February 1845 at about age 5420,2
Probate*12 February 1845 and probate was granted to his brother Isaac Gillham Jr. and George Rice on 12 February 1845 at Madison County, Illinois. Isaac would die the following month.20

Family 1

Barbara Heaton b. 1805
Children1.Joseph Addison Gillham1 b. 1822, d. 15 Oct 1853
2.Elizabeth Louisa Gillham+21,1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902

Family 2

Mariam H. Davidson b. 1806, d. 1851
Children1.Mary Jane Gillham1,22 b. 1834, d. 1867
2.Thomas Clayton Gillham1,22,23 b. 1841, d. 17 Jul 1904

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, pages 71-75. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Gillham, Memorial# 194121931. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, William 5th V Gilham and Barbara Heaton, Madison County, 13 March 1821, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, William 5th Gilham and Barbara Heaton, Madison County, 13 March 1821. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, William "Githam" and Barbara Heaton, Madison County, 13 March 1821, referencing Film Number: 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder of Madison County, Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder, Administrators, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, noting that his probate papers are mixed up with others, and that the papers listing the sale of items from his inventory were found on images 962-965 of 1996, following the name of John Keller. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 146 of 725; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham appointed administrators of estate of Barbara Laughlin who died intestate on or about 9 Dec 1831.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 530; 20 Dec 1831 Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham, administrators, made their sworn statement to the probate court that in their opinion the total value of the personal estate of which Barbara died possessed would not exceed $800.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 536; 20 Dec 1831 John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson appointed to appraise Barbara's estate.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 538-539; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton, William Gillham and Isaac Gillham posted bond of $1600.
  11. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, William Gillham and Miriam H. Davidson, Madison County, 25 December 1832, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457.
  12. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 532, 13 Feb 1846, written statement of Rebecca Gillham that she was one of several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that to her knowledge the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of said estate the sum of $105.50 each by themselves or through their guardians.
  13. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 578-579, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $55.50 to heir William Gillham.
  14. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 580-581, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Isaac Gillham.
  15. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 582-583, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $40.50 to heir Thomas G. Lofton.
  16. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 590-591, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Valentine Heaton.
  17. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 592-593, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $93.50 to heir John Heaton.
  18. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 594-595, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $211.00 to Valentine Heaton as guardian of Sarah and James Laughlin, minor heirs to Barbara Laughlin.
  19. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 412, 6 Apr 1833, Misfiled, a payment of $90.50 to Fielding Lewis from the administrators of the estate of Barbara Laughlin.
  20. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, Probate case files, box 10, tray 30, G’s, No. 13-25; box 11, tray 31, H’s, No. 1-14, 1813-1903, images 699-746; probate of William Gillham granted on 12 February 1845 to George Rice and Isaac Gillham as administrators at the request of the deceased's widow. She signed her name "Marian H. Gillham."
  21. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Louisa (Gillham) Davidson, Memorial# 23254002.
  22. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Marian Gillham, her name transcribed as "Merrcum", Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 489A; Image: 318. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  23. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Clayton Gillham, Memorial# 2565402.

William Adolphus Gillham1

b. 9 June 1838, d. 11 January 1909
Father*Thomas Milton Gillham1,2 b. 12 Dec 1813, d. 7 Aug 1860
Mother*Eliza MaryAnn Funk3,1 b. 12 Jun 1812, d. 9 Dec 1905
(Family Member) Research NotesWith many thanks to the several descendants and extended family members of Mary Ann Hewett who published pages from her family Bible online for the benefit of other family members and researchers. We thank them for the opportunity to share the pages again here. They include information about the following members of Mary Ann's extended family: John M. Hewett, Sarah (______) Hewett, Sarah M. Hewett, Robert Carson Hewett, Susan F. Hewett, Joseph Campbell, Sophia (Kennedy) Campbell, Milton W. Riggs, Eliza G. (Beach) Riggs, Thomas Caleb Beach, Martha A. (Campbell) Beach, Thomas Black Campbell, Polly (Campbell) Campbell, James Campbell, Margaret (Berry) Campbell, John B. Campbell, Samuel F. Campbell, James G. Campbell, William Lusk Campbell, Orpha C. Campbell, Sally Campbell, Hannah Campbell, Green Berry Campbell, Eliza Jane (Campbell) Rice, William Adolphus Gillham, Sophia Margot (Campbell) Gillham, Barton Warren Campbell, Mary (Cooper) Campbell, Robert Carson Beach, Anna Berry, John W. Allen, Sallie F. (Campbell) Allen, Susan M. Campbell, Emma E. (Campbell) Ewing, Joanna Campbell, Sidney Ella Campbell, Mary Bell Campbell, Karl Campbell Allen, Lloyd Shackleford Allen, Caleb Beach, Augustus Henry Beach and Middleton Hewett Beach.4
Birth*9 June 1838William Adolphus Gillham was born on 9 June 1838 in Madison County, Illinois.1
Marriage*30 March 1858He married first Sophia Margot Campbell, daughter of Joseph Campbell and Sophia Kennedy, on 30 March 1858 in Winchester, Scott County, Illinois.4,1,5
Children*William and Sophia had seven children together5
Divorce*26 June 1897 and were divorced after 39 years of marriage on 26 June 1897.5
Marriage*8 May 1898He married second, as her fourth husband, Mary Elizabeth (______) Housman on 8 May 1898 in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.1
Death*11 January 1909He died on 11 January 1909 of heart trouble at his home at 203 North Main, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, at age 701
Burial* and was buried in Section K, Lot A, Grave# 6 of Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita.1

Family 1

Sophia Margot Campbell b. 21 May 1840, d. 26 Jan 1914

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Adolphus Gillham, Memorial# 8364992. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Milton Gillham, Memorial# 5085663.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza MaryAnn (Funk) Gillham, Memorial# 18936938.
  4. [S1737] Mary Ann (Hewett) Beach Campbell Family Bible, from copies of original Bible pages shared online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Mary Ann (Hewett) Beach Campbell Family Bible.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sophia Margot (Campbell) Gillham, Memorial# 93898228.

William Asbury Gillham1

b. 6 September 1834, d. 27 July 1902
Father*James Gillham2,1 b. 8 Apr 1796, d. 5 May 1870
Mother*Sarah Love Lofton3,1 b. 24 Jun 1798, d. 11 Aug 1881
Birth*6 September 1834William Asbury Gillham was born on 6 September 1834 in Scott County, Illinois.1
Marriage*1858He married Rebecca Ann Waits in 1858.4
Census US 1900*6 June 1900Rebecca and William Asbury Gillham appeared on the 1900 census taken on 6 June 1900 in Point Pleasant, Scott County, Illinois. William was 65 years of age and a farmer, and Rebecca was 62. They owned their farm with a mortgage and had been married for 42 years. Rebecca had given birth to 8 children, 6 of whom were still living. Residing with their parents in 1900 were son John W., who was single, 30 years old, and worked as a farm laborer and the couple's daughter Martha G., who was 39 years old and single. Also enumerated in the Gillham household in 1900 was a male boarder who 15 years old and a farm laborer.5
Death*27 July 1902He died on 27 July 1902 in Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, at age 671
Burial* and was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Winchester.1

Family

Rebecca Ann Waits b. Sep 1837, d. 26 Mar 1906
Children1.Martha G. Gillham6 b. May 1861
2.Maude Annette Gillham+1,7 b. 12 Mar 1865, d. 1 Jul 1957
3.John W. Gillham6 b. Jan 1870

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Asbury Gillham, Memorial# 5085668. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Gillham, Memorial# 5086187.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Lofton) Gillham, Memorial# 5086189.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Ann (Waits) Gillham, Memorial# 5085673.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of William A. and Rebecca Gillham, Point Pleasant, Scott, Illinois; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240344. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Ann (Waits) Gillham, Memorial# 5085673, her month of birth recorded as September.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maude Annette (Gillham) Gordon, Memorial# 87248746.

William Campbell Gillham Jr.1

b. 19 March 1788, d. 19 September 1849
Father*William Campbell Gillham Sr.2,1 b. 1750, d. 21 Oct 1825
Mother*Jane McDow1,3 b. 1758, d. 1828
Birth*19 March 1788William Campbell Gillham Jr. was born on 19 March 1788 in Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina.1
Marriage*He married Mary McDow.4,1
Death*19 September 1849He died on 19 September 1849 in Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, at age 611
Burial* and was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Winchester.1

Family

Mary McDow b. 26 Nov 1793, d. 9 Mar 1873
Children1.Thomas Milton Gillham+1,5 b. 12 Dec 1813, d. 7 Aug 1860
2.Caroline Jane Gillham1,6 b. 14 Apr 1815, d. 12 Mar 1851

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham Jr., Memorial# 71516890. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham, Sr., Memorial# 7099039.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane (McDow) Gillham, Memorial# 91464670.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (McDow) Gillham, Memorial# 71516977.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Milton Gillham, Memorial# 5085663.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Caroline Jane (Gillham) Leib, Memorial# 18936296.

William Campbell Gillham Sr.1

b. 1750, d. 21 October 1825
Father*Thomas Gillham1 b. 1710, d. 1790
Mother*Margaret Gay Campbell1 b. Jan 1725, d. 1785
Birth*1750William Campbell Gillham Sr. was born in 1750 in Augusta County, Virginia.1
Marriage*He married Jane McDow.2,1
Relocation*Jane and William Campbell Gillham Sr. moved as very early settlers to Six Mile Prairie, Madison County, Illinois, and then later moved on to Jersey County, Illinois.3
Death*21 October 1825He died on 21 October 1825 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, at about age 751
Burial* and was buried in East Newbern Cemetery, Dow, Jersey County.1

Family

Jane McDow b. 1758, d. 1828
Children1.Agness Gillham+4 b. 19 Oct 1776, d. 12 Feb 1844
2.William Campbell Gillham Jr.+1,5 b. 19 Mar 1788, d. 19 Sep 1849
3.Jane Gillham+6

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham, Sr., Memorial# 7099039. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane (McDow) Gillham, Memorial# 91464670.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, page 72. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Agness (Gillham) Lofton, Memorial# 158718501.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham Jr., Memorial# 71516890.
  6. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gillham family, pages 71-75.

William Isaac Gillham1

b. December 1860, d. 1947
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*James A. Gillham1 b. 11 Apr 1832, d. 14 Jan 1917
Mother*Martha P. Price1,2,3 b. 1832, d. 1913
Birth*December 1860William Isaac Gillham was born in December 1860 in Illinois.1,2
Marriage*3 February 1886He married Anna M. Merrill on 3 February 1886 in Cook County, Illinois.2,4
Death*1947He died in 1947 at about age 871,2
Burial* and was buried in the Southern Addition, Block M, Lot 3, of Brighton City Cemetery, Brighton, Macoupin County, Illinois.2

Family

Anna M. Merrill b. 10 Dec 1861, d. 14 Jul 1950
Child1.Rose Gillham5,2 b. 26 Feb 1887, d. 19 Dec 1977

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James A Gillham, Memorial# 67828845. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Isaac Gillham, Memorial# 67846394.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha P. (Price) Gillham, Memorial# 67828911.
  4. [S1821] Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William I. Gillham, age 25, and Anna M. Merrill, age 24, on 3 February 1886 in Chicago, Cook County, referencing FHL film# 1030153. Hereinafter cited as Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rose (Gillham) Gent, Memorial# 67872210.

Joseph Gillman1,2

Marriage*14 August 1760He married Jane Tyler, daughter of Andrew Tyler and Miriam Pepperell, on 14 August 1760 in Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Jane Tyler b. 14 Nov 1736

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 250. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 7. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Andrew Gilmore1

Marriage*5 October 1752He married Abigail Dunbar, daughter of Elisha Dunbar and Mercy Hayward, on 5 October 1752 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County.1,2

Family

Abigail Dunbar b. 18 Mar 1728
Child1.Elisha Gilmore1

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, West Bridgewater, Volume 1, page 139. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Elisha Gilmore1

Relationship2nd cousin of John Bolton
Father*Andrew Gilmore1
Mother*Abigail Dunbar1 b. 18 Mar 1728
Marriage*30 March 1780He married Sarah Field, daughter of Zebulon Field and Patience Wetherell, on 30 March 1780 and their marriage was recorded in Raynham, Bristol County.1,2

Family

Sarah Field

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Raynham, Volume 1, image 55, page 129. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

William Gilmore1

Marriage-Possible*24 November 1731He may have married Mary Willis, daughter of Nathaniel Willis and Lydia ______, on 24 November 1731 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Mary Willis b. 20 Nov 1694

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 146. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

George Gilpin1

b. 16 April 1708, d. December 1773
Father*Joseph Gilpin2 b. c 1664, d. 1739
Birth*16 April 1708George Gilpin was born on 16 April 1708 at Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3
Marriage*1737He married first Ruth Caldwell, daughter of Vincent Caldwell and Betty Peirce, in 1737 in Chester County.2,4
(Husband) Deathbefore 9 April 1760George became a widower when Ruth (Caldwell) Gilpin died.1
Marriage*9 April 1760He married second Sarah (Sharpless) Woodward, widow, daughter of James Sharpless and Mary Lewis, on 9 April 1760 at the Providence Meeting in Providence, Chester County.1
Death*December 1773He probably died in December 1773 at age 651
Burial*17 December 1773 and was buried on 17 December 1773, probably at the Concord Meeting in Chester County.5

Family 1

Ruth Caldwell d. b 9 Apr 1760

Family 2

Sarah Sharpless b. 27 Mar 1710, d. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 160-161. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Gilpin, page 570. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Gilpin, page 570, the date written as "2, 16, 1708" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Caldwell, pages 492-493.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 160-161, the date written as "10 mo. 17, 1773" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Joseph Gilpin1

b. circa 1664, d. 1739
Father*Thomas Gilpin1
Mother*Joan ______1
Birth*circa 1664Joseph Gilpin was born circa 1664, based upon his reported age at death, probably at Warborough, Oxfordshire, England.1
Occupation*Joseph was a weaver in Dorchester, Oxfordshire.1
Marriage*20 February 1691/92He married Hannah Glover of Southampton, Hampshire, daughter of ______ Glover and Alice ______, on 20 February 1691/92 in England.2
Immigration*1695Joseph and Hannah, with their young children, immigrated to America in 1695 and settled on a tract of land in the township of Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, now Delaware County, which had been given to Hannah by an uncle as a wedding present.1
Residence* The family's first dwelling was a cave on the side of a hill, a form of housing used frequently by early settlers until better structures could be provided. Some years later Joseph built a frame dwelling house for his family a short distance west of their cave dwelling where he resided until his death.1
Death*1739He died in 1739 at Birmingham at age 75.1

Family 1

Hannah Glover

Family 2

Child1.George Gilpin1 b. 16 Apr 1708, d. Dec 1773

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Gilpin, page 570. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Gilpin, page 570, the date written as "12, 20, 1691" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December, of 1691/92.

Thomas Gilpin1

Marriage*He married Joan ______.1
Occupation*Thomas was a tallow-chandler in Warborough, Oxfordshire, England.1

Family

Joan ______
Child1.Joseph Gilpin+1 b. c 1664, d. 1739

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Gilpin, page 570. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Ginty1

Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Hinds
3rd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*John Ginty1
Mother*Frances Bell1
(Nephew GINTY) Estate and LandThe 1797 will of Andrew Bell, probated in 1807, bequeathed his wearing apparel to his nephew Andrew Ginty.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

John Ginty1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*1748He married Frances Bell, daughter of Andrew Bell and Lettice ______, in 1748 in Diocese of Kilmore.1,2
(Witness to Will) EstateSon-in-law John Ginty, John Wilson and George Finley had witnessed the 01 August 1755 will of Andrew Bell of Ardleny which was granted probate on 13 March 1756.3

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S769] Listing of the Church of Ireland Index of Marriage License Bonds for the Diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~adrian/…. Transcribed by Adrian Donley from the LDS FHL Film# 0100869 (Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses). The register on the film contains 184 pages, each page with 16 entries, or approximately 2940 entries in total. It is in alphabetic order, indexed by surname of both bride and groom. Note: The site contains a partial transcription only. It contains approximately 68 of the 184 pages on the film. Hereinafter cited as Diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh Marriage Bond Index.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland.

Lettice Ginty1

Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
3rd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*John Ginty1
Mother*Frances Bell1
(Granddaughter) EstateIn his will dated 01 August 1755, her grandfather Andrew Bell of Ardleny bequeathed to each of his granddaughters, Lettice Donaldson, Lettice Hinds and Lettice Ginty, £10 to be raised out of the lands of Lavagh upon their marriages, and in case any of the granddaughters should die unmarried, their legacies were to revert to their respective mothers.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Clara Gist1

b. circa 1835
Birth*circa 1835Clara Gist was born circa 1835 in Virginia, based upon her reported age on the 1850 census.1
(Relative) Census US 185017 August 1850Clara appeared on the 17 August 1850 census in the household of another Clara Gist, who was 74 years old, in District 4, Brooke County, Virginia. Her relationship to the extended Gist family has not yet been determined. In addition to the two Claras, five others lived in the household. The elder Clara's son Joseph Gist, age 34, was a farmer with real estate valued at $7,875. Joshua Gist, age 32 and an M.D., appeared as the Head in the neighboring household with real estate also valued at exactly $7,875, leading us to believe that he was likely Joseph's brother. Also in the household were Joseph's wife Elizabeth Gist, age 24, their infant daughter Louisa Gist, age 1/12, and two male laborers. The younger Clara, while believed to have been a relative, was probably too old to have been a daughter of either Joseph or Joshua and too young to have been their sister.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Clara Gist, District 4, Brooke County, Virginia; Roll: M432_937; Page: 256A; Image: 172. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Cornelius Howard Gist1

b. 1770, d. 1830
Father*Joseph Gist1 b. 1738, d. 1830
Mother*Elizabeth Elder1 b. 1742
Birth*1770Cornelius Howard Gist was born in 1770 in Maryland.1
Marriage*1792He married Clara Reinecker in 1792.1
Death*1830He died in 1830, probably in Brooke County, Virginia.2

Family

Clara Reinecker b. c 1776, d. 1858
Children1.Joshua Gist3 b. c 1818
2.Joseph Gist+1 b. 12 Mar 1820, d. 22 Nov 1892

Citations

  1. [S1385] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book, Volumes 55-56, National Member# 54001-56000, downloaded from Google Books, Volumes 55-56 (Washington, D.C.: press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1920-1921), National Member# 54964, Volume 55, page 422. Hereinafter cited as DAR Lineage Books, Volumes 55-56.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Clara Gist, District 4, Brooke County, Virginia; Roll: M432_937; Page: 256A; Image: 172. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joshua Gist, District 4, Brooke County, Virginia; Roll: M432_937; Page: 256A; Image: 172.

Joseph Gist1,2

b. 12 March 1820, d. 22 November 1892
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Cornelius Howard Gist2 b. 1770, d. 1830
Mother*Clara Reinecker2,3 b. c 1776, d. 1858
Birth*12 March 1820Joseph Gist was born in Brooke County, Virginia, in 12 March 1820.2,4
Marriage*1849He married Elizabeth Colver, daughter of Thomas Colver and Rachel Heaton, in 1849.2,1
Census US 1850*17 August 1850Elizabeth and Joseph Gist appeared on the 17 August 1850 census in District 4, Brooke County, Virginia, in the household of his mother Clara Gist. Joseph, age 34, was a farmer with real estate valued at $7,875. Joshua Gist, age 32 and an M.D., appeared as the Head in the neighboring household with real estate also valued at exactly $7,875, leading us to believe that he was likely Joseph's brother. Also listed with Joseph and Elizabeth, who was age 24, were their infant daughter Louisa Gist, age 1/12, another Clara Gist, age 15, and two male laborers. The younger Clara, while believed to have been a relative, was probably too old to have been a daughter of either Joseph or Joshua, and too young to have been their sister. Her relationship to the extended Gist family has not yet been determined.3
Census US 1870*25 June 1870Joseph and Elizabeth Gist appeared on the 1870 census taken on 25 June 1870 in Wellsburg Post Office, Buffalo Township, Brooke County, West Virginia. Joseph, age 50, was a farmer with real estate valued at $64,000 and personal property at $7,180 and Elizabeth, age 44, was keeping house. Five of their children resided with the couple in 1870. Samuel was age 19, Rachel 16, Joshua 14, Mary 9, and young Joseph was 5. Two others, both born in Pennsylvania, also lived in the household. Maria Westlake was age 20, and Robert Patterson was 12.5
Death*22 November 1892He died on 22 November 1892 in Brooke County, West Virginia, at age 722,6
Burial* and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Brooke County.4

Family

Elizabeth Colver b. 10 Feb 1826, d. 13 Jul 1895
Children1.Louisa Gist3 b. Jul 1850
2.Samuel Gist5 b. c 1851
3.Rachel Gist5 b. c 1854
4.Joshua Gist5 b. c 1856
5.Mary Gist2 b. c 1861
6.Joseph Gist5 b. 1865

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1385] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book, Volumes 55-56, National Member# 54001-56000, downloaded from Google Books, Volumes 55-56 (Washington, D.C.: press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1920-1921), National Member# 54964, Volume 55, page 422. Hereinafter cited as DAR Lineage Books, Volumes 55-56.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Clara Gist, District 4, Brooke County, Virginia; Roll: M432_937; Page: 256A; Image: 172. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Christopher Gist Sr., Memorial# 135933333. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Gist, Buffalo, Brooke, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 486A; Image: 329; Family History Library Film: 553184. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1386] West Virginia Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, referencing Family History Library Film# 869830. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Deaths Index 1853-1973.

Joseph Gist1

b. 1865
Relationship7th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Joseph Gist1 b. 12 Mar 1820, d. 22 Nov 1892
Mother*Elizabeth Colver1 b. 10 Feb 1826, d. 13 Jul 1895
Birth*1865Joseph Gist was born in 1865 in Brooke County, West Virginia, based upon his reported age on the 1870 census.1
(Son) Census US 187025 June 1870Joseph appeared on the 1870 census taken on 25 June 1870 in the household of his parents Joseph and Elizabeth Gist in Wellsburg Post Office, Buffalo Township, Brooke County, West Virginia. He was 5 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Gist, Buffalo, Brooke, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 486A; Image: 329; Family History Library Film: 553184. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Joseph Gist1

b. 1738, d. 1830
Birth*1738Joseph Gist was born in 1738 in Maryland.1
Marriage*1759He married Elizabeth Elder in 1759.1
Revolutionary War*1775Joseph Gist served in the Revolutionary War as a bombardier in the Frederick, Maryland, German artillery in 1775.1
Death*1830He died in 1830 in Maryland.1

Family

Elizabeth Elder b. 1742
Child1.Cornelius Howard Gist+1 b. 1770, d. 1830

Citations

  1. [S1385] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book, Volumes 55-56, National Member# 54001-56000, downloaded from Google Books, Volumes 55-56 (Washington, D.C.: press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1920-1921), National Member# 54964, Volume 55, page 422. Hereinafter cited as DAR Lineage Books, Volumes 55-56.

Joshua Gist1

b. circa 1818
Father*Cornelius Howard Gist1 b. 1770, d. 1830
Mother*Clara Reinecker1 b. c 1776, d. 1858
Birth*circa 1818Joshua Gist was born circa 1818 in Virginia, based upon his reported age on the 1850 census.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joshua Gist, District 4, Brooke County, Virginia; Roll: M432_937; Page: 256A; Image: 172. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.