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