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Rev Samuel Somes Gilman
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1791
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1858
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Obit from New York Times.

One of the most useful and accomplished divines of this country, Rev. S. Gilman, D. D., of Charleston, S.C. died on Monday, Feb 8, at the residence of his son-in-law, Rev. Mr. Bowen, in Kingston, Mass. Dr. Gilman, who was born in Gloucester, Mass., Feb 16, 1791, and had therefore nearly completed his 67th year, has been long and favorably known beyond the circle of the denomination to which he belonged, and of the parish in which for more than forty years he had labored with faithful zeal, as a scholar and a writer of no common excellence. He was graduated at Harvard in 1811, in the same class with Edward Everett, Rev. Dr. Frothingham, of Boston, and others of equal public and scholastic reputation, and was early numbered among the contributors to the North American Review and the Christian Examiner. In the days of Nullification, Dr. Gilman bore himself among the angry passions of the people of Charleston with dignified and Christian patriotism, and an ode on the Union which he wrote at that time has passed into the popular literature of the country. Mrs. Caroline Howard Gilman, his wife, who was the partner of his literary pursuits, and of his pastoral labors, had on a permanent place among the female writers of American, and the sympathy of a wide circle of relatives and friends in all parts of the country will be awakened in behalf of herself and her family by the news of their sudden bereavement.

Gilman is credited with writing and composing his alma mater's hymn, "Fair Harvard".

Son of Frederick & Abigail Somes Gilman. Samuel also had daughter Annie Margaret Gilman Bowen who married the Reverend Charles J. Bowen. She died in Boston on April 22, 1903. Her death certificate says that she was at the Massachusetts Crematory. Rev. Charles J. Bowen died on April 10, 1870. Daughter Eliza W. also married Pickering Dodge of Salem, Massachusetts.

Family links: 
  Frederick Gilman (____ - 1798)
  Caroline Howard Gilman (1794 - 1888)
  Abby Louisa Gilman Porcher (1820 - 1883)*
  Caroline Howard Gilman Jervey (1823 - 1877)*
  Eliza Webb Gilman Lippitt (1825 - 1903)*
  Annie M. Gilman Bowen (1829 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
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Unitarian Church Cemetery
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Jan 12, 2008
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Rev Samuel Somes Gilman
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Rev Samuel Somes Gilman
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Rev Samuel Somes Gilman
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