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 James Broyles Gilmore

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James Broyles Gilmore

  • Birth 1825 Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 1899 Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Rockcastle County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 6942876

James is the son of Robert Gilmore and Frances 'Frankey' (Ford) Gilmore - he was the younger of their two sons

James married Sarah Jane McQueary on 17 Mar 1846 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. They were the parents of seven children, four who died in infancy or childhood: William Z, an unnamed son, Robert G and Merranda J., Milton Green who was living in Pulaski County a "single man" in 1887 but was gone from the county by 1900, and two daughters Elizabeth Francis and Martha Ellen who married and had children.

Pulaski Co., KY Deed Book 13, P. 154
5 April 1847 James Gilmore and wife Sarah J. Gilmore sell to Richard Blacklidge, all of Pulaski Co., KY for $216 on the waters of Fishing Creek and Cumberland River containing 118 2/3 acres being part and parcel of tract conveyed by Zachariah Ford and his wife Kezziah Ford unto Robert Gilmore, dec'd. It is also known as a part of the Dick V. Lewis claim held by the said Zachariah Ford, dec'd. It is also known as part of the estate of Robert Gilmore that was alloted to the said James Gilmore as one of the heirs.

By 1852 the family had moved to Iowa...
In 1852, James bought 40 acres of Government land in Lucas Co., Iowa and in 1856 he patented an additional 80 acres in Wayne Co., Iowa.
Lucas County, Iowa
Original Land Owners - Purchased from United States
County 117 (Lucas Co)
P. 2626 Apr 1852 James Gilmore 40 acres Cash Sale
NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 5 Twp 73N R20W

James was taxed in 1857 in Lucas County, Warren Twp. on the
SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec 20 Twp 71, R22 - 40 acres
SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec 19 Twp 7a, R22 - 40 acres
W 1/4 W 1/4 E Sec 29, Twp 71, R22 - 20 acres
Personal property $20

Wayne County, Iowa
Original Land Entries 1851-1856
16 Jun 1856 Receipt #16573 Bk 311, p. 376 James Gilmore
SE 1/4 of SE Qtr Sec 29, Twp 69 R23 40 acres

James Gilmore purchased Bounty Land Warrant #16573 from Nimrod Adams of Pulaski County, KY in November 1852. Witness: William McQueary, Jr. The Warrant was issued in the name of James Gilmore 5 May 1855 for 80 acres in Wayne Co., IA:
SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 29 and
SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 28 in Twp 69N R 23W

2 Jan 1858 James Gilmore and Sarah J. Gilmore in consideration of $480 conveyed to M.C. Lazer.
SE 1/4 fo SE 1/4 Sec 29 Twp 69N R23W and
SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 Sec 28 Twp 69N R 23W
Deed Book 5, p. 53-54. Recorded 9 Nov 1858, Wayne Co., IA.

After his wife Sarah's death, James took his three young children (Robert, Milton and Martha) back to Kentucky and lived with his mother-in-law, Miranda McQuary, leaving only his daughter, Elizabeth, in Iowa.

James never remarried to my knowledge and died in 1899.

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  • Maintained by: Deb Townsend
  • Originally Created by: James Cope
  • Added: 21 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6942876
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Broyles Gilmore (1825–1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6942876, citing Friendship Cemetery, Rockcastle County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Deb Townsend (contributor 46833448) .