Facts and Events
History of Bethel, ME
Note: Some of the following seems inconsistent with current understanding of family history.
John Kilgore, son of John Kilgore who came from Scotland and settled in Kittery, Me.,
(the name is also written Kilgour and Kilgoure) married Elizabeth Brickett of Berwick, moved to Fryeburg and then to Bethel. He settled at Middle Interval where his son John afterwards lived. In 1796, he was elected chairman of the board of selectmen. S1
- i Joseph, b. 1764, m. , Wiley, s. Lisbon.
- ii John, b. April 14, 1766, m. Anna York of Bethel.
- iii Benjamin, b. , 1768, m. Olive Grover, s. Watcrford.
- iv Samuel, b. , m. Sully Hastings, s. Warren.
- v Mary, b. , m. John Shorey, s. Litchfield.
- vi Sally, b. , m. Benjamin McCollister of Lovel.
- vii Elizabeth, b. , m. Elias Lord of Lyman.
- viii Mehitable. b. , m. William Russell of Bethel.
- ix Alice, b. , m. Samuel Aver of Bethel.
John Kilgore, son of the preceding, born April 14, 1766, married Anna, daughter of Col. John York who was born Feb. 11, 1774, and settled at Middle Interval. He was often on the board of selectmen, aud prominent in town matters.
- i Urban, b. May 30, 1790, d. in war of 1812.
- ii Elihu, b. Jan. 30, 1792, m. Sally York.
- ill Eliphaz Chapman, b. April 4, 1794, m. Sally Frost.
- iv Sally, b. March 19, 1796, m. John York.
- v Alvah, b. March 27, 1798, m. Polly Powers, s. Newry,
- vi Joanna, b. June 22, 1800, d. Aug. 1, 1801.
- vii John, b. June 24, 1802, m. Almira Frost.
- viii Joanna, b. Sept. 25, 1804, m. 1st Elijah Searle; 2d, Ephraim Mc./ Kusick.
- ix Abigail, b. Oct. 7, 1806, m. 1st, Luke R. Russell; 2d, Silas Billings of Woodstock.
- x Ira, b. Oct. 19, 1808, m. Lydia Russell; both died in Augusta.
- xi Moses Hadley, b. March 30, 1811, m. Irene Shurtleft'.
- xii Phineas IL, b. July 17, 1813, m. Jane Severance, went early to Wisconsin.
- xiii Julia A., b. June 24, 1815, m. Peregrine Sessions, went to Utah.
Elihu Killgore married Sally York, daughter of Job York. He lived on the river road between Bean's Corner and Rumford.
i Rosalie, b. March 12,1814.
- Lapham, William B. (William Berry). History of Bethel, formerly Sudbury, Canada, Oxford County, Maine, 1768-1890: with a brief sketch of Hanover, and family statistics. (Augusta, Maine: Press of the Maine Farmer, 1891), p. 571 ().