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Genealogy: Family Histories

John (Gilmour) Gilmore Family

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 03/03/2005

Descendants of John Gilmore

Generation No. 1

 

1. JOHN1 GILMORE was born Abt. March 31, 1810 in Gallowayshire, Scotland, and died May 12, 1894 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He married ANNE CHAMBERS February 20, 1842 in Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotland. She was born Abt. February 20, 1811 in Scotland, and died February 20, 1864 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Notes for JOHN GILMORE:

GILMORE, JOHN

Land Office: MILWAUKEE Sequence #: 1

Document Number: 18637 Total Acres: 40

Misc. Doc. Nr.: Signature: Yes

Canceled Document: No Issue Date: March 01, 1848

Mineral Rights Reserved: No Metes and Bounds:

No

Survey Date: Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566

Multiple Warantee Names: No Act or Treaty: April

24, 1820

Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification:

Sale-Cash Entries

Legal Land Description:

# Aliquot Parts Block # Base Line Fractional Section Township Range Section #

1 SESW 4TH PM - 1831 MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN No2 N 18 E 29

 

 

More About JOHN GILMORE:

Name 2: 1880 Census has him listed as John Gilmour

Burial: Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

Census: 1850, Listed as John Gelmer on page 408 1850 Federal Census Town of Lisbon

Residence: 1880, Lisbon homestead (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon, page 12, June 12 & 14, 1880.)

More About ANNE CHAMBERS:

Burial: Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

More About JOHN GILMORE and ANNE CHAMBERS:

Marriage: February 20, 1842, Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotland

 

Children of JOHN GILMORE and ANNE CHAMBERS are:

2. i. ANNE2 GILMORE, b. April 16, 1835, Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotland; d. November 21, 1915, Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin.

3. ii. ELIZABETH GILMORE, b. December 19, 1842, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. August 14, 1907.

4. iii. JANE GILMORE, b. July 01, 1844, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. October 09, 1915, Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin.

iv. JOHN GILMORE, b. March 07, 1846, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About JOHN GILMORE:

Residence: 1880, Father's homestead (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon, page 12, June 12 & 14, 1880.)

v. JAMES GILMORE, b. July 08, 1847; d. August 04, 1896.

More About JAMES GILMORE:

Burial: Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

Residence: 1880, Father's homestead (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon, page 12, June 12 & 14, 1880.)

vi. MARY GILMORE, b. 1849, Wisconsin.

More About MARY GILMORE:

Residence: 1880, Father's homestead (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon, page 12, June 12 & 14, 1880.)

5. vii. AGNES GILMORE, b. June 08, 1852, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. April 02, 1916.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ANNE2 GILMORE (JOHN1) was born April 16, 1835 in Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotland, and died November 21, 1915 in Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin. She married JAMES PIERCE Aft. 1880.

Notes for ANNE GILMORE:

Source: Passengers & Immigrants: New York 1820 - 1850

 

Ann Gilmore, age 7 Liverpool to New York, Ship: Liddons, arrived July 20, 1842 (Source: Genealogy.com)

 

I did a search on Ann; I assume that parents were with her. The search doesn't enable one to view the ship's manifest unless there is something more I missed.

 

The 1880 Fed Census for Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin has Ann Gilmore living with a Peter Melville, age 79, farmer, as a Servant. Peter may be father (?) of Alexander. So in 1880 she hasn't married yet at age 45?

Something I just noticed re the 1880 Census; if she wasn't married, then James Samuel Pierce born March 24, 1872 couldn't be her natural son.

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Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 08:28:58 -0500

Mike,

 

I will try to explain my Anne GILMORE dilemma, but I am afraid it will cause a relapse of your illness. GGgrandmother Anne has caused me a lot of research difficulties.

 

You will note on the 1870 census she is single and living in Lisbon. It is my understanding that she married a PIERCE man (first name unknown), ended up in Elyria, OH, and gave birth to her son there in 1872. She returned to the Lisbon area in 1876. The mysterious PIERCE man she married supposedly owned a "harness shop" in Chicago. He also was a lumber man and travelled to work in the woods. This PIERCE man died in the Chicago fire, or possibly the Peshtigo fire, while Anne was away visiting relatives. Anne never heard from him again. So goes the family story that has been passed down. I have yet to determine what portion is true and what portion is false.

 

If you look at later censuses she is listed as "widowed", not single, and goes by the name of Anne PIERCE .

 

James Samuel PIERCE is the legitimate son of Anne GILMORE. I have information that proves it as well as that Anne was in fact married. However, I have yet to find a birth record for James or a marriage certificate for Anne and Mr. Mystery PIERCE.

 

Lorrie Schneck

More About ANNE GILMORE:

Occupation: 1880, Servant for Peter Melville, Town of Lisbon (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon.)

More About JAMES PIERCE and ANNE GILMORE:

Marriage: Aft. 1880

 

Child of ANNE GILMORE and JAMES PIERCE is:

6. i. JAMES SAMUEL3 PIERCE, b. March 24, 1872, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio; d. August 10, 1958, Gilman, Taylor, Wisconsin; Stepchild.

 

3. ELIZABETH2 GILMORE (JOHN1) was born December 19, 1842 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died August 14, 1907. She married ALEXANDER MELVILLE March 17, 1868 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, son of PETER MELVILLE and EMELIA BRUCE. He was born January 28, 1834 in Kilspindie, Perthshire, Scotland, and died December 09, 1906.

More About ELIZABETH GILMORE:

Burial: Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

Notes for ALEXANDER MELVILLE:

Source of undocumented information from "Alexander Melville Family Group Record" and "Hervey Albert Melville Family Group Record" by Ruth Alice Woodruff and "My Gowans Lineage.FTW, Date of Import: 2 Apr 2003", "LDS" and "Waukesha Freeman Obituary of John Melville".

Any further data found by this editor (Mike Reilly) or others will have in-line source notes.

More About ALEXANDER MELVILLE:

Name 2: 1860 "Alexander Melvin" (Source: 1860 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon, page 59 June 22, 1860, Post Office: Lake Five.)

Burial: Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

More About ALEXANDER MELVILLE and ELIZABETH GILMORE:

Marriage: March 17, 1868, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

 

Children of ELIZABETH GILMORE and ALEXANDER MELVILLE are:

i. EDWARD3 MELVILLE, b. Abt. 1862, Wisconsin (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon, page 13, June 14, 1880.).

ii. AGNES ELIZABETH MELVILLE, b. March 23, 1869; d. July 08, 1895.

7. iii. JOHN ANDERSON MELVILLE, b. September 22, 1871; d. July 10, 1926.

8. iv. JAMES ANDREW MELVILLE, b. April 08, 1873; d. January 20, 1959.

9. v. REV. THOMAS HENRY MELVILLE, b. March 21, 1875.

vi. DAVID HOWARD MELVILLE, b. February 01, 1877.

10. vii. HERVEY ALBERT MELVILLE, b. September 22, 1879, Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. December 03, 1963, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

4. JANE2 GILMORE (JOHN1) was born July 01, 1844 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died October 09, 1915 in Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin. She married JAMES MAIDERS GOWANS Abt. 1871. He was born Abt. 1844 in Leysmill, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland, and died May 02, 1925 in Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin.

More About JANE GILMORE:

Burial: Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

More About JAMES MAIDERS GOWANS:

Burial: May 1925, Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

More About JAMES GOWANS and JANE GILMORE:

Marriage: Abt. 1871

 

Child of JANE GILMORE and JAMES GOWANS is:

11. i. MARGARET ANN3 GOWANS, b. November 22, 1872, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio; d. March 04, 1952, Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin.

 

5. AGNES2 GILMORE (JOHN1) was born June 08, 1852 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died April 02, 1916. She married WILLIAM PHILP GOWANS December 21, 1881 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He was born April 22, 1857 in Leysmill, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland.

More About WILLIAM PHILP GOWANS:

Occupation: 1880, Age 23, farm laborer for William Small (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon.)

More About WILLIAM GOWANS and AGNES GILMORE:

Marriage: December 21, 1881, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

 

Children of AGNES GILMORE and WILLIAM GOWANS are:

12. i. LILLLIE MAY3 GOWANS, b. November 02, 1882.

13. ii. WILLARD JOHN GOWANS, b. June 30, 1884, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. October 28, 1969, Black Hawk County, IA..

14. iii. JANE (JEAN) ANN GOWANS, b. January 21, 1887, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

iv. AGNES ELIZABETH GOWANS, b. August 13, 1888, Pewaukee, Waukesha, WI.; d. October 25, 1951, Los Angeles, CA..

v. MARGARET GOWANS, b. October 13, 1889, Pewaukee, Waukesha, WI.; d. October 27, 1889, Pewaukee, Waukesha, WI..

More About MARGARET GOWANS:

Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin

15. vi. ALEXANDER BROWN GOWANS, b. February 14, 1891, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. JAMES SAMUEL3 PIERCE (ANNE2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born March 24, 1872 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, and died August 10, 1958 in Gilman, Taylor, Wisconsin. He married HELEN GOWANS February 24, 1897 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. She was born April 07, 1873 in Leysmill, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland, and died April 18, 1912 in Hammel, Taylor, Wisconsin.

More About JAMES SAMUEL PIERCE:

Burial: 1958, Perkinstown, Taylor, Wisconsin

Residence: 1880, Grandson living with Grandfather John Gilmore and going to school. (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon, page 12, June 12 & 14, 1880.)

More About HELEN GOWANS:

Burial: April 21, 1912, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About JAMES PIERCE and HELEN GOWANS:

Marriage: February 24, 1897, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

 

Children of JAMES PIERCE and HELEN GOWANS are:

i. FRANK4 PIERCE, b. March 02, 1898.

ii. WILLIAM PIERCE, b. November 07, 1899.

iii. BABY PIERCE, b. January 03, 1902.

iv. ROY PIERCE, b. April 11, 1907.

v. ALLEN JAMES PIERCE, b. September 03, 1903, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. May 12, 1984, Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin; m. ELSA JOHANNA KRAUSSE, February 26, 1938, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; b. May 17, 1905, Wisconsin; d. March 03, 1999, Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin.

More About ALLEN JAMES PIERCE:

Burial: Perkinstown, Taylor, Wisconsin

More About ELSA JOHANNA KRAUSSE:

Burial: Perkinstown, Taylor, Wisconsin

More About ALLEN PIERCE and ELSA KRAUSSE:

Marriage: February 26, 1938, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

 

7. JOHN ANDERSON3 MELVILLE (ELIZABETH2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born September 22, 1871, and died July 10, 1926. He married NELLIE M. CRAIG November 30, 1899 in Nashota, Waukesha, Wisconsin. She died 1964.

More About JOHN MELVILLE and NELLIE CRAIG:

Marriage: November 30, 1899, Nashota, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Children of JOHN MELVILLE and NELLIE CRAIG are:

i. WILLARD L.4 MELVILLE, b. September 09, 1900, Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. MARION JANET CHRISTISON, June 27, 1931, Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About WILLARD MELVILLE and MARION CHRISTISON:

Marriage: June 27, 1931, Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin

ii. MARION ELIZABETH MELVILLE, b. 1903; d. 1910.

 

8. JAMES ANDREW3 MELVILLE (ELIZABETH2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born April 08, 1873, and died January 20, 1959. He married CATHERINE QUAID 1902. She died 1944.

More About JAMES MELVILLE and CATHERINE QUAID:

Marriage: 1902

 

Children of JAMES MELVILLE and CATHERINE QUAID are:

i. JOSEPH4 MELVILLE.

ii. CLARENCE MELVILLE.

iii. NORBERT MELVILLE.

 

9. REV. THOMAS HENRY3 MELVILLE (ELIZABETH2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born March 21, 1875. He married ETTA MABEL TURNER September 03, 1902.

More About THOMAS MELVILLE and ETTA TURNER:

Marriage: September 03, 1902

 

Children of THOMAS MELVILLE and ETTA TURNER are:

i. VIVIANNE4 MELVILLE, Adopted child; m. GEORGE E. PETERSON.

ii. IRENE MELVILLE, m. WILLIAM B. GRAVES, June 19, 1937.

More About WILLIAM GRAVES and IRENE MELVILLE:

Marriage: June 19, 1937

 

10. HERVEY ALBERT3 MELVILLE (ELIZABETH2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born September 22, 1879 in Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died December 03, 1963 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He married CORA MAE CONNELL January 01, 1907 in Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin. She was born February 03, 1879 in Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died January 08, 1952 in Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About HERVEY ALBERT MELVILLE:

Burial: December 05, 1963, Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

More About CORA MAE CONNELL:

Burial: Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

More About HERVEY MELVILLE and CORA CONNELL:

Marriage: January 01, 1907, Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Children of HERVEY MELVILLE and CORA CONNELL are:

i. HELEN ESTER4 MELVILLE, b. May 28, 1908, Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. November 01, 1993, Grayslake, IL.; m. ADOLPH JOHN LEDAIN, November 15, 1933, Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About HELEN ESTER MELVILLE:

Burial: Avon Cemetery, Grayslake, IL

More About ADOLPH LEDAIN and HELEN MELVILLE:

Marriage: November 15, 1933, Colgate, Waukesha, Wisconsin

ii. RALPH CONNELL MELVILLE, b. July 18, 1911, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. December 12, 1976; m. (1) DOROTHY ANNETTE HOWARD, August 31, 1935, Sussex, Waukesha County, Wisconsin; m. (2) SARAH MARGARET FERGUSON, September 14, 1940, Waukegan Lake, Illinois; m. (3) EDITH STONE, May 12, 1974.

More About RALPH CONNELL MELVILLE:

Burial: December 15, 1978, Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About RALPH MELVILLE and DOROTHY HOWARD:

Marriage: August 31, 1935, Sussex, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

More About RALPH MELVILLE and SARAH FERGUSON:

Marriage: September 14, 1940, Waukegan Lake, Illinois

More About RALPH MELVILLE and EDITH STONE:

Marriage: May 12, 1974

iii. EARL WILSON MELVILLE, b. March 11, 1914, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. January 18, 1997, Granger, TX; m. ADELINE MARY STIRN, August 02, 1941, Annapolis, Maryland.

More About EARL WILSON MELVILLE:

Burial: January 21, 1997, Brookfield, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About EARL MELVILLE and ADELINE STIRN:

Marriage: August 02, 1941, Annapolis, Maryland

 

11. MARGARET ANN3 GOWANS (JANE2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born November 22, 1872 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, and died March 04, 1952 in Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin. She married (1) CRAIG J. FOY Abt. 1896. He was born April 30, 1862 in St. Lawrence County, NY, and died December 23, 1923 in Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin. She married (2) HARRY BARK Abt. 1924. He died 1952.

More About MARGARET ANN GOWANS:

Burial: March 07, 1952, Abbotsford Cemetery, Clark, Wisconsin

More About CRAIG J. FOY:

Burial: December 26, 1923, Abbotsford Cemetery, Clark, Wisconsin

More About CRAIG FOY and MARGARET GOWANS:

Marriage: Abt. 1896

More About HARRY BARK and MARGARET GOWANS:

Marriage: Abt. 1924

 

Children of MARGARET GOWANS and CRAIG FOY are:

i. JAMES ALEXANDER4 FOY, b. January 01, 1897; d. August 06, 1920.

More About JAMES ALEXANDER FOY:

Burial: Abbotsford Cemetery, Clark, Wisconsin

ii. JENNIE LINN FOY, b. September 14, 1898; d. 1938.

iii. MARY CATHERINE FOY, b. September 02, 1900, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. March 26, 1973, Chicago, Cook, IL; m. FRED ROSE; b. February 18, 1906; d. March 19, 1972.

More About MARY CATHERINE FOY:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Cook, IL

More About FRED ROSE:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Cook, IL

 

12. LILLLIE MAY3 GOWANS (AGNES2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born November 02, 1882. She married HARRY E. BEGGS. He was born October 1879.

 

Children of LILLLIE GOWANS and HARRY BEGGS are:

i. GILMORE (GIBSON) GOWANS4 BEGGS, b. February 13, 1910, Genessee, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Alaska; m. MILDRED HATTIE FOX, February 25, 1933, Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About GILMORE BEGGS and MILDRED FOX:

Marriage: February 25, 1933, Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin

ii. MARGARET ISOBEL BEGGS, b. August 21, 1913, Waukesha Township, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. JAMES WATSON TOLBERT, November 23, 1929, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About JAMES TOLBERT and MARGARET BEGGS:

Marriage: November 23, 1929, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

13. WILLARD JOHN3 GOWANS (AGNES2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born June 30, 1884 in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died October 28, 1969 in Black Hawk County, IA.. He married KATHERINE NOONAN August 30, 1905. She was born 1880 in West Union, IA.

More About WILLARD GOWANS and KATHERINE NOONAN:

Marriage: August 30, 1905

 

Children of WILLARD GOWANS and KATHERINE NOONAN are:

i. MARY BENNETTA4 GOWANS, b. December 23, 1906.

ii. GENEVIEVE M. GOWANS.

iii. MILDRED L. GOWANS.

iv. AGNES JOHANNA GOWANS, b. April 03, 1911.

v. KATHRYN I. GOWANS, b. July 11, 1916; m. RICHARD P. PETERSON, October 12, 1950.

More About RICHARD PETERSON and KATHRYN GOWANS:

Marriage: October 12, 1950

 

14. JANE (JEAN) ANN3 GOWANS (AGNES2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born January 21, 1887 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. She married WILLIAM C. PFISTER.

 

Child of JANE GOWANS and WILLIAM PFISTER is:

i. LORRAINE4 PFISTER, m. RAY BRAEGER.

 

15. ALEXANDER BROWN3 GOWANS (AGNES2 GILMORE, JOHN1) was born February 14, 1891 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He married ROSE MARIE MAROSE.

More About ALEXANDER BROWN GOWANS:

Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Military service: WWI Veteran

 

Children of ALEXANDER GOWANS and ROSE MAROSE are:

i. MAVENE4 GOWANS, m. DON KOENTOP.

ii. DOROTHY GOWANS, m. THOMAS SINKOVITS.

 

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