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Sarah E. Weir Gilson
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Birth: 1840
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun., 1898
Barton County
Missouri, USA

1880 Census
w/o Marshall Gilson age 46 Blacksmith
bp Wisconsin
(Photo at right, click on photo for details)


known children;

John J age 17
Mary M age 14
Sarah E age 10
Robert M age 8
Thomas age 5
Evelin W age 5
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The following article was printed in the
Carthage Evening Press
June 2, 1898

A Remarkable Character
Mrs. Gilson, an old and well known resident at Dublin, near Jasper, died this week and was buried in an old and abandoned cemetery at her own request beside her husband who had been buried there. She also requested that her favorite trinkets, a bow and arrow, an old silver half dollar, sleeve buttons and a book be buried in her coffin with her body. This was done.
Mrs. Gilson was known throughout her circle of acquaintances as the "marshal" on account of a peculiar habit she had of "laying down the law" to those who went contrary to her wishes. The following incident is a sample: Some years ago when a new saloon opened up in Jasper she warned the proprietor to not sell any whiskey to her son. IT appears that her son proved to be one of the first customers, and learning of this, Mrs. Gilson went to the saloon and pulling two big revolvers on the bar keeper, reiterated her request with emphasis. The son received no more whiskey at the Jasper saloon.


Background information for where Mrs. Sarah Gilson and her family resided.

Dublin, Missouri is a former community in Barton County, Missouri located on the Jasper County line approximately one mile north of the current town of Jasper.
Dublin and what is now Jasper were often referred to as Midway, but that moniker more properly referred to the Jasper County settlement. The main road through Dublin, later made part of the Jefferson Highway, continues south to become Main Street in Jasper.
Jasper overtook Dublin in growth with the coming of the Missouri Pacific Railroad: though both were on the route, Jasper got the depot after the company could not come to an agreement with E.C. Morlan, the main shopkeeper and landowner in Dublin.
The Dublin community slowly withered away after 1900, and in the 1960's the town site was bisected by a realignment of U.S. 71 which included construction of a larger, modern viaduct across the railroad and Coon Creek.
Today all that remains to mark the existence of the community is a single residence, a large MFA Oil propane storage tank, a few dead-end driveways to former residences, and foundation remnants along Coon Creek marking the former location of the local grist mill.
A jog existed at the county line on the main road through the town for more than 100 years; this was straightened in 2001 to allow for the replacement of the low-water crossing of Coon Creek with an all-weather bridge. While the new bridge does, in fact, remain above water at flood stage, its approaches do not. source; Wikipedia

(bio by NJBrewer)
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marshall Hart Gilson (1834 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Jasper
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Mar 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86247944
Sarah E. <i>Weir</i> Gilson
Added by: Gary W
 
Sarah E. <i>Weir</i> Gilson
Added by: NJBrewer
 
Sarah E. <i>Weir</i> Gilson
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Added by: Big John
 
 
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- Karen Ayers Weir
 Added: Aug. 16, 2012
"No one can pass through life, any more than they can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after them in finding their way."
- NJBrewer
 Added: May. 8, 2012

- Linda
 Added: Mar. 5, 2012
 
 
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