|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1891|
During the Civil War he served with the 6th and 8th (the 6th migrated into the 8th) 1st Kansas Cavalry as a Ferrier. He was a blacksmith.
Marshall and Sara were married in 1862 in Vernon County Missouri and for some while resided in Ft. Scott, Kansas
Family records indicate he was born in Vermont, census records showed Wisconsin.
Death date is unknown, but according to the write-up about his wife, Sarah, he was dead by 1898 when she died.
A family tree on Ancestry.com reports his death date as February 24, 1891, but no source was cited. We can presume that from Sarah Gilson's comments below, that he most likely died at his home and was buried in a local cemetery. In the write-up about her death, she had left the request that she be buried in an abandoned cemetery with her husband. No name was given, but it is the consternation of several of us associated with the Jasper County Cemetery Preservation Committee that the cemetery they are buried in is Walnut Grove, a cemetery that has been neglected for many many years. It is close to Coon Creek and regularly floods when the water rises high and many of the stones have become dislodged.
The 1880 Census reported:
Marshall Gilson age 45 - WI/Ireland/MI
h/o Sarah E Gilson age 40 - IN/Ireland/PA
John J. Gilson 17
Mary M. Gilson 14
Elizabeth C. Gilson 12
Sarah E. Gilson 10
Robert M. Gilson 8
Thomas H. Gilson 5
Eveline W. Gilson 5
Background information for where Mrs. Sarah Gilson and her family resided on the Jasper/Barton county line north of Jasper, Missouri.
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; Wickipedia
(Above bio by NJBrewer)
Sarah E. Weir Gilson (1840 - 1898)
John James Gilson (1863 - 1944)*
Mary M Gilson Sharp (1865 - 1929)*
Elizabeth Caroline Gilson Sharp (1867 - 1956)*
Robert Gilson (1870 - 1930)*
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Maintained by: JIK
Originally Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Mar 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86250821
Added: Aug. 4, 2012
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