Maj Gilman Clifford Mudgett

Maj Gilman Clifford Mudgett

Birth
Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 3 Jul 1897 (aged 83)
Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Burial Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Plot Arnold Reserve A - 27
Memorial ID 8092804 · View Source
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According to his newspaper obituary, he studied law and was a clerk in the legislature during the winter of 1834-35. In December 1835, he relocated to Defiance Co, Ohio where he engaged in merchandising, milling, and farming. A deed located by M.L. Cook in the Defiance Co., Ohio Courthouse shows that Gilman purchased land from Jesse Hilton on 24 June 1836. In 1842, Gilman was elected a member of the Ohio Legislature. In 1847, he moved to DeKalb Co, IN and farmed until 1853, when he moved to Jones Co, Iowa where Rebeka's brother, Allen, was living. He moved to High Point Twp in 1860, and "in August 1861, he raised a company which was mustered into the service as Company L, Third Iowa Cavalry. He became Major of the Regiment and served in that capacity util August, 1864, when he resigned and came home on account of ill health" (source: Newspaper Obituary and Civil War Pension Index). In 1874, he went to California with two of his sons and engaged in the lumber business, and in 1881, he was elected as a member of the California Legislature. He moved to Idaho in 1883, but four years later returned to Garden Grove where he lived for the remainder of his life. The Masonic fraternity handled his burial, and members of the G.A.R. were also present, including 10 members of the Major's old company. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Garden Grove.


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  • Maintained by: Mary Lou Cook
  • Originally Created by: Thelma Jane Dorsey
  • Added: 16 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8092804
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Gilman Clifford Mudgett (8 Jul 1813–3 Jul 1897), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8092804, citing Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Mary Lou Cook (contributor 47131751) .