Descendants of

William Gilmore (ca 1800-ca 1850) of

Chatham, Moore and Anson Counties, NC

 

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First Generation

1. William Gilmore [43], son of Unknown and Unknown, was born circa 1800 in Unknown and

died probably before 1850 in Unknown at age 50.

William married Martha Unknown [44] [MRIN: 15] circa 1823 in Probably In Moore or Chatham

County, NC. Martha was born circa 1800 in Probably In Moore or Chatham County, NC and died

after 1860 in probably in Anson County, NC. Other names for Martha were Patsy, and Pitsey.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M i. Samuel Gilmore [34] was born circa 1825 in , Chatham, NC, died on 21 Aug

1864 in Charles Town, Jefferson, WVA at age 39, and was buried in See Notes.

3 F ii. Elizabeth Gilmore [45] was born circa 1843 in Probably In Moore or Chatham

County, NC.

Elizabeth married William Mosley [46] [MRIN: 16] on an unknown date.

+ 4 M iii. Green B. Gilmore [47] was born circa 1828 in Probably In Moore or Chatham

County, NC.

+ 5 M iv. Jonas Florida Gilmore [57] was born circa 1836 in Wadesboro, Anson, NC and

died after 1900 in probably in Anson County, NC.

Second Generation (Children)

2. Samuel Gilmore [34] (William 1) was born circa 1825 in , Chatham, NC, died on 21 Aug 1864 in

Charles Town, Jefferson, WVA at age 39, and was buried in See Notes.

General Notes: Compiled Military Service Record indicates he was born in Chatham County,

NC

Probably buried in EdgeHill cemetery, in the Confederate Section, in one of the unknown

graves.

The primary purpose of our trip to this part of West Virginia was to follow the march my gg

grandfather, Samuel Gilmore made August 21, 1864, the day he was kia while serving with

Co I, 43rd Inf Regt, NC Troops, CSA, at the battle of Cameron's Depot, which is located

about 2 miles from Charles Town, WV (see pic). This battle took place during the

Shenandoah Valley Campaign from May thru September of 1864, with General Jubal Early

as commander of the Confederate Forces, and General Phil Sheridan as commander of the

Union Forces. The area involved, the Shenandoah Valley of WV, was important from both

the Confederate and Union perspectives, as it lies only about 65 miles from Washington,

about the same to Baltimore, and only a few miles to Maryland, across the Potomac River,

and also close to the Pennsylvania border. It was the breadbasket for the northern part of the

Confederacy, and the Baltimore and Ohio railroad ran right thru the valley south to lower

Virginia, and north to Baltimore, Washington, and points north. The union and confederacy

had battled over this valley since the early days of the war in 1861. This 1864 campaign

resulted in the union forces driving the confederate forces out of the valley for good by late

1864. Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox in April, 1865, and confederate forces to the

south and west had all surrendered by the end of May, 1865, thus ending the war. I had all

the information about the battle of Cameron's Depot from the Official Records of the War of

the Rebellion", and other researched information, to include an 1864 map of the area done

by a topographical engineer with the Army of Northern Virginia, and used by the southern

commanders at that time. This map had not only the towns and roads, but showed the

location/names of all the landowners. Surprisingly, many of the roads today are exactly as

they were in 1864, except they are paved. And, many of the old estates/manor houses still

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exist today (see pics of Harewood and Richwood). Also I have a copy of my gg grandfather's

widow's application for a confederate pension, which describes in detail how he was killed,

etc. My gg grandfather's unit camped at Bunker Hill the night of August 20th, and left there

about 6:00 AM. They encountered a few union pickets at Middleway (or Smithfield), and

encountered the main body of the Federal forces at Cameron's Station (train station on the B

& O railway, about 2 miles west of the town of Charles Town, about 9:30AM. The

confederates formed their battle line at "Richwood" plantation (see pic), and drove the

Yankees back toward Charles Town, and by late that night, the Union forces had retreated to

Halltown, which is just west of Harper's Ferry. My gg grandfather was probably mortally

wounded at "Richwood", or close by, and he died that night from a gunshot wound to the

lower abdomen. I really wanted to see if I could find a grave for him. From a microfiche copy

of the NC Argus, Wadesboro, Anson County, NC, newspaper, dtd September 8, 1864, I

found the report of his death in action, as well as the names and units of others in his

regiment who were killed or mortally wounded that day August 21, 1864. In the Confederate

section of Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, I found the marked graves of all those listed

in the newspaper report of above, except my gg grandfather. There are two CSA unknown

markers there next to those killed and identified who were in my gg grandfather's unit. Most

probably one of those graves is his (see pic). The gravestones were marked and placed by

the Lee Memorial Association of Jefferson County in 1871, according to a large monument

placed in the middle of the Confederate section of Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town,

Jefferson County, WV.

Samuel married Margaret E. Martin [35] [MRIN: 12] from circa 1840 to 1845 in Probably In

Moore or Chatham County, NC. Margaret was born circa 1825 in Probably In Moore or Chatham

County, NC, died in Jun 1893 in , , Anson, NC at age 68, and was buried in , , Anson, NC.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 6 M i. William Harkles Gilmore [30] was born on 24 Dec 1853 in Wadesboro, Anson,

NC, died on 30 Aug 1928 in Morven, Anson, NC at age 74, and was buried in

Morven, Anson, NC.

7 M ii. James H. Gilmore [36] was born circa 1845 in Probably In Moore or Chatham

County, NC and died on an unknown date.

James married Mary L. Unknown [37] [MRIN: 13] on an unknown date.

8 F iii. Malvina Gilmore [40] was born circa 1849 in Probably In Moore or Chatham

County, NC.

9 F iv. Jane Gilmore [41] was born circa 1850 in Probably In Moore or Chatham County,

NC.

10 M v. Robert Gilmore [42] was born circa 1856 in probably in Moore or Anson County,

NC.

4. Green B. Gilmore [47] (William 1) was born circa 1828 in Probably In Moore or Chatham County,

NC.

Green married Elizabeth Unknown [66] [MRIN: 24] on an unknown date.

The child from this marriage was:

11 M i. Angus Green Gilmore [67] was born circa 1846 in probably in Moore or Anson

County, NC and died on 24 Sep 1916 in , , Anson, NC at age 70.

General Notes: Angus Green Gilmore was living in the household of Samuel and

Margaret E. Gilmore per the 1850 Moore County, NC Federal Census.

Angus Green Gilmore's death certificate indicates Green B. Gilmore as his father.

Angus married Laura Atkinson [68] [MRIN: 25] on an unknown date. Another

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name for Laura is Sarah.

5. Jonas Florida Gilmore [57] (William 1) was born circa 1836 in Wadesboro, Anson, NC and died

after 1900 in probably in Anson County, NC.

Jonas married Sarah Unknown [58] [MRIN: 21] before 1868 in probably in Anson County, NC.

Sarah was born circa 1847 and died on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

12 F i. Littia A. Gilmore [59] was born circa 1868.

13 M ii. Anderson B. Gilmore [60] was born circa 1869.

14 M iii. Victor Gusta Gilmore [61] was born on 6 Jun 1871 in probably in Anson County,

NC.

Victor married Sallie Ann Genes [62] [MRIN: 22] on 11 Aug 1891 in , , Anson,

NC. Another name for Sallie is Sarah.

15 F iv. Gertrude Gilmore [63] was born circa 1875 in probably in Anson County, NC.

16 M v. Harmon Gilmore [64] was born circa 1880 in probably in Anson County, NC.

Jonas next married Margaret Gaddy [65] [MRIN: 23] on 22 Feb 1885 in , , Anson, NC. Margaret

was born circa 1839 in probably in Anson County, NC and died on 10 Jan 1917 in Lilesvile,

Anson, NC at age 78. They had no children.

Marriage Notes: Marriage Certificate Anson County NC

Third Generation (Grandchildren)

6. William Harkles Gilmore [30] (Samuel 2, William 1) was born on 24 Dec 1853 in

Wadesboro, Anson, NC, died on 30 Aug 1928 in Morven, Anson, NC at age 74, and was buried in

Morven, Anson, NC.

William married Mary Kinley [31] [MRIN: 10] on 24 Dec 1876 in Lilesvile, Anson, NC, daughter of

Unknown and Roxie Kinley [78]. Mary was born circa 1856 in probably in Anson County, NC

and died on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 17 M i. Walter S. Gilmore [32] was born on 10 Oct 1877 in probably in Anson County,

NC,1 died on 4 Sep 1961 in probably in Anson County, NC1 at age 83, and was

buried in Morven, Anson, NC.1

+ 18 M ii. James Emory Gilmer [23] was born on 27 Nov 1878 in , , Anson, NC, died on 2

Apr 1948 in Kershaw, Kershaw, SC at age 69, and was buried in , Kershaw, SC.

19 F iii. Nezzie Gilmore [33] was born circa 1890 in probably in Anson County, NC.

+ 20 M iv. Vernon T. Gilmore [69] was born on 2 Jul 1886 in probably in Anson County,

NC, died on 18 Mar 1957 in Florence, Florence, SC at age 70, and was buried on

19 Mar 1957 in , , Chesterfield, SC.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)

17. Walter S. Gilmore [32] (William Harkles 3, Samuel 2, William 1) was born on 10 Oct

1877 in probably in Anson County, NC,1 died on 4 Sep 1961 in probably in Anson County, NC1 at

age 83, and was buried in Morven, Anson, NC.1 Other names for Walter were Watt, and Gilmer.

General Notes: The surname is variously spelled GILMORE or GILMER in census records,

tombstone records, etc.

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Walter married Mentoso W. Unknown [79] [MRIN: 29] about 1896 in probably in Anson County,

NC or Chesterfield County SC, daughter of Unknown and Mary E. Jackson [83]. Mentoso was

born on an unknown date and died on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

21 F i. Nellie A. Gilmore [80] was born about 1897 in probably in Anson County, NC or

Chesterfield County SC and died on an unknown date. Another name for Nellie

was Nellie A. Gilmer.

22 F ii. Blanche A. Gilmore [81] was born about 1901 in probably in Anson County, NC

or Chesterfield County SC and died on an unknown date.

23 F iii. Gracie E. Gilmore [82] was born about 1904 in probably in Anson County, NC or

Chesterfield County SC and died on an unknown date.

Walter next married Lillie M. Jackson [84] [MRIN: 31] about 1914 in probably in Anson County,

NC or Chesterfield County SC. Lillie was born about 1897 in Unknown and died on an unknown

date.

Children from this marriage were:

24 M i. Leroy E. Gilmore [85] was born about 1912 in probably in Anson County, NC or

Chesterfield County SC and died on an unknown date. Another name for Leroy

was Leroy E. Gilmer.

General Notes: Leroy E. Gilmer could be the son of Walter S. Gilmore's first wife,

Mentoso.

25 M ii. Bruce J. Gilmore [86] was born about 1915 in , , Anson, NC, died about 1919 in

, , Anson, NC about age 4, and was buried in Morven, Anson, NC. Another name

for Bruce was Bruce J. Gilmer.

General Notes: Buried in Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, NC

26 M iii. Walter T. Gilmore [87] was born about 1917 in , , Anson, NC and died on an

unknown date. Another name for Walter was Walter T Gilmer.

18. James Emory Gilmer [23] (William Harkles 3, Samuel 2, William 1) was born on

27 Nov 1878 in , , Anson, NC, died on 2 Apr 1948 in Kershaw, Kershaw, SC at age 69, and was

buried in , Kershaw, SC. Another name for James was James Emory Gilmore.

General Notes: Buried in Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw County, SC

James married Mary Hunter [24] [MRIN: 9] about 1900 in pobably Kershaw County SC. Mary

was born on 19 Apr 1881 in Unknown, died on 13 Jan 1957 in , Kershaw, SC2 at age 75, and

was buried in , Kershaw, SC.3

Children from this marriage were:

27 M i. Robert Gilmer [25] was born on 1 Jun 1907 in pobably Kershaw County SC6 and

died in Feb 1978 in Lancaster, Kershaw County, SC7 at age 70.

28 M ii. Walter Gilmer [26] was born between 1900 and 1907 in pobably Kershaw County

SC.

29 M iii. Frank Gilmer [27] was born between 1900 and 1907 in pobably Kershaw County

SC and died on an unknown date.

James next married Fannie Merenthia Tyner [28] [MRIN: 11] about 1907 in probably in Chester

or Richland County, SC, daughter of William L. Tyner [48] and Mary E. Fortson [49]. Fannie

was born on 2 Nov 1892 in Royston, Madison, GA,8 died on 7 Oct 1945 in Greenwood,

Greenwood, SC9 at age 52, and was buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Greenwood, Greenwood,

SC.10

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Children from this marriage were:

30 M i. James (J. T.) Thomas Gilmer [16] was born on 19 Jun 1911 in Columbia,

Richland, SC,11 died on 19 Feb 1983 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC11 at age 71,

and was buried in Harrisburg Presbyterian Church Cem, Harrisburg, Cabarrus,

NC. The cause of his death was Heart Attack, heart disease.

General Notes: Buried in Harrisburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Harrisburg,

Cabarrus, NC

He lived in Harrisburg, NC, but was attending a dance function with his wife, Mary

Alice Logan Gilmer, in Salisbury, Rowan County, when he died suddenly of a

heart attack.

Obituary: The Concord(NC) Tribune, Monday, February 21, 1983

Noted events in his life were:

He was buried at the Harrisburg Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, Cabarrus,

NC in Feb 1983. Cremated remains buried .

James married Dorothy Newton Carnes [17] [MRIN: 5] on 6 Nov 1932 in York,

York, SC,12 daughter of John Newton Carnes [145] and Lou Della Jane

Able [144]. Dorothy was born on 8 Jul 1910 in Bowersville, Hart, GA,13 died on

30 Sep 1942 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC14 at age 32, and was buried on 2 Oct

1942 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. The cause of her death was Breast

Cancer.15

James next married Mary Alice Logan [19] [MRIN: 6] on 24 Dec 1943 in

Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. Mary was born on 15 Jan 1920 in , Lewis, KY, died on

21 Sep 2008 in Kannapolis, Cabarrus, NC at age 88, and was buried in Harrisburg

Presbyterian Church Cem, Harrisburg, Cabarrus, NC. The cause of her death was

Stroke.

31 F ii. Rowena Gilmer [29] was born in 1908 in , , SC and died on 13 Nov 1910 in , ,

SC16 at age 2.

20. Vernon T. Gilmore [69] (William Harkles 3, Samuel 2, William 1) was born on 2

Jul 1886 in probably in Anson County, NC, died on 18 Mar 1957 in Florence, Florence, SC at age 70,

and was buried on 19 Mar 1957 in , , Chesterfield, SC. Another name for Vernon was Bunn Tyler.

General Notes: Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chesterfield County, SC, according to Death

Certificate. Note on Death Certificate states burial is at Crossroads Baptist Church

Cemetery (probably in Chesterfield County, SC, although not stated in the note.

Mr. Gilmore lived at Route 1, Mt. Croghan, SC

Vernon married Ida Rhynes [70] [MRIN: 26] on an unknown date in probably in Anson County,

NC, or Chesterfield County, SC, daughter of Jeff D. Rhynes [71] and Mary Hanna Unknown

[72]. Ida was born on 19 Apr 1892 in Unknown and died on 28 Dec 1967 in Unknown at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

32 M i. Lester Grady Gilmore [73] was born about 1913 in Chesterfield County, SC and

died on an unknown date.

33 M ii. Green Gilmore [74] was born about 1921 in Chesterfield County, SC and died on

an unknown date.

34 F iii. Myrtle Gilmore [75] was born about 1924 in Chesterfield County, SC and died on

an unknown date.

35 M iv. Jeff Gilmore [76] was born about 1926 in Chesterfield County, SC and died on

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an unknown date.

36 M v. Ray Gilmore [77] was born about 1928 in Chesterfield County, SC and died on

an unknown date.

Source Citations

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1. Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, NC, tombstone.

2. Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw Co., SC.

3. Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Kershaw Co, SC.

4. 1930 Federal Census, Chester, Chester County, SC, Federal Census.

5. Ibid, 1930 Federal Census Chester, Chester County, SC.

6. Social Security Death Index, Index to SSDI.

7. Ibid, SSDI.

8. Death Records, SC, Death Certificate SC No. 10790.

9. Ibid, SC Death Records Certificate No. 10790.

10. Harley Funeral Home, Greenwood, SC.

11. Death Certificate, Rowan County, NC.

12. Marriage License/Certificate, Original marriage license and certificate.

13. Frances Mary Carnes Griffin (Letter from Frances Mary Carnes Griffin, quoting information from Carnes Family Bible,

written to James E. Gilmer, Sr., Oct 1, 1971, from Charlotte, NC.)

14. (McEwen Funeral Home, Charlote, NC. Cemetery Records, Oaklawn Cemetery, Charlotte, NC).

15. Breast Cancer, Personal Knowledge.

16. Family Bible, Entry in Gilmer Family Bible in 1944; source was James Thomas Gilmer, Rowena's brother.

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ABLE

Lou Della Jane [144], 5

ATKINSON

Laura [68], 2

CARNES

Dorothy Newton [17], 5

John Newton [145], 5

FORTSON

Mary E. [49], 4

GADDY

Margaret [65], 3

GENES

Sallie Ann [62], 3

GILMER

Frank [27], 4

James (J. T.) Thomas [16], 5

James Emory [23], 3, 4

Robert [25], 4

Rowena [29], 5

Walter [26], 4

GILMORE

Anderson B. [60], 3

Angus Green [67], 2

Blanche A. [81], 4

Bruce J. [86], 4

Elizabeth [45], 1

Gertrude [63], 3

Gracie E. [82], 4

Green [74], 5

Green B. [47], 1, 2

Harmon [64], 3

James H. [36], 2

Jane [41], 2

Jeff [76], 5

Jonas Florida [57], 1, 3

Leroy E. [85], 4

Lester Grady [73], 5

Littia A. [59], 3

Malvina [40], 2

Myrtle [75], 5

Nellie A. [80], 4

Nezzie [33], 3

Ray [77], 6

Robert [42], 2

Samuel [34], 1

Vernon T. [69], 3, 5

Victor Gusta [61], 3

Walter S. [32], 3

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GILMORE

Walter T. [87], 4

William [43], 1

William Harkles [30], 2, 3

HUNTER

Mary [24], 4

JACKSON

Lillie M. [84], 4

Mary E. [83], 4

KINLEY

Mary [31], 3

Roxie [78], 3

LOGAN

Mary Alice [19], 5

MARTIN

Margaret E. [35], 2

MOSLEY

William [46], 1

RHYNES

Ida [70], 5

Jeff D. [71], 5

TYNER

Fannie Merenthia [28], 4

William L. [48], 4

UNKNOWN

Elizabeth [66], 2

Martha [44], 1

Mary Hanna [72], 5

Mary L. [37], 2

Mentoso W. [79], 4

Sarah [58], 3