Person:James Kilgore (5)

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James Kilgore
d.10 Sept 1771
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Name James Kilgore
Gender Male
Birth? 1720 Donagheady, Down, Ireland
Marriage 1739 to Elizabeth 'Betsy' Jacks
Death? 10 Sept 1771
Burial? Big Spring Presbyterian Church Cemt. Newville, Cumberland Co. Pa

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Notebook:James Kilgore of Cumberland County, PA
Data:Kilgore Land Records in Old Chester
James family is apparently presented in Egles Notes and Queries, and much of the data about him probably comes from that source, based on family recollection.

Overview

James Kilgore is said to have been born about 1715 in Donaghadee, County Down, Ireland. His estate records identify him as "James Kilgoar", but land records give his name as "Kilgore". James is said to have immigrated with his father John, and brothers Charles and Samuel, to Chester County, PA[1]. Land records show that he was present in Cumberland County, on Conodoguinet Creek, by 1752. He married Elizabeth Jack (1727-1792) of Ardstraw, Ireland. From her year of birth we would assume that their marriage took place no earlier than c1745. Given his numerous children, they probably married before 1750. James had numerous sons, but only one daughter. James wrote his will August 23, 1771; it entered probate 10 September 1771, narrowly fixing his death as in late August or early September 1771.

Children:

Name DOB DOD SpouseDispersion
Hugh
Benjamin
Joseph
Patrick
David
Oliver
Mary,
Ezekiel *
John*
Jonathan*
William*
Jesse*
Robert*

*Minor at the time James Will was written in 1771.

Footnotes

  1. This information is from an Ancestry faimily tree, which cited Egles Notes and Queries for much of its information. It seems likely that the identification of John as the father of James, Charles and Samuel is based on Egles N&Q, but this has not been examined direct. Some seem to dispute the connection, indicating that John died in Chester County, with no obvious linkage to James of Cumberland county.