Person:James Gilmore (29)

James Gilmore, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
d.bef. 20 September 1785 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HJames Gilmore, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA1722 - bef 1785
  • W.  Ann (add)
  1. James Gilmour1745 - 1834
  2. Elizabeth Gilmoreabt 1746 -
  3. Rebecca "Rebekah" Gilmoreabt 1748 - 1802
  4. Alexander Gilmore1752 - aft 1785
  5. Jane "Janet" Gilmoreabt 1755 - aft 1842
  6. John Gilmore
  7. Martha Gilmore
Facts and Events
Name James Gilmore, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Alt Name James Gillmer
Alt Name James Gilmour
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1722 Northern Ireland
Death? bef. 20 September 1785 Augusta County, Virginia
Burial[1] 1785 Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fort Defiance, Augusta, Virginia, United States, Augusta, Virginia, United States

James Gilmore was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Not to be confused with James Gilmore (1722-1783) of the Borden Tract, who married Martha Dennison. Some researchers have confused the two.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


James Gilmore's land (Beverley Manor SW, 204 acres, 1747) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 325.—13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to James Gilmore, farmer, £8 current money Virginia; 204 acres in Beverley Manor; corner James Moody; corner to a place surveyed for David Davis; Bell's land. Witnessed and proved as above.
  • Page 54.—19th November, 1760. Same to James Gilmore, £100, 190 acres in Forks of James on Cedar Creek; cor. Rob. .Poage's land, Thomas Hatton's line, John Darrick's line; cor. Samuel Walker and John Allison. Delivered: James Gilmore, November Court, 1766.

Will Abstract

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 496.--13th November, 1779. James Gilmore's (Gillmer) will--To wife, Ann; to son, John; to son. James; to son, Alexander; to four daughters, Elizabeth Campbell, Martha Curry, Rebekah Brawford, Janet Peery. Executors, wife Ann and sons John and James. Teste: Elijah McClenachan, Arthur Hamilton, Wm. Blair. Proved, 20th September, 1785, by Hamilton and Blair. John qualifies.
  • Page 498.--16th November, 1785. Recorded. James Gilmore's appraisement by Wm. Wilson, Samuel Gibson, James Moffett.
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    James Gilmour
    Birth: 1722, Northern Ireland
    Death: Sep., 1785
    Augusta County
    Virginia, USA

    JAMES GILMOUR was born circa 1722 in Ulster, Ireland. His family originated in Scotland, but was one of those Protestant families that had been forced out of Scotland by the British to settle in Ireland to neutralize the power of the Catholics there.

    JAMES GILMOUR emigrated from Ireland in about 1735 to find a better life in the American colonies. He arrived by ship in Philadelphia and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where, after applying for a land warrant, was given 150 acres of land there. In I.D. Rupple's LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1814, page 185 the property list of landholders prior to 1734 includes his name.

    JAMES GILMOUR was married to an ANN [last name unknown, but mentioned in his Will of 13 November 1779].In early August 1747, JAMES GILMOUR moved from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Augusta County, Virginia where they settled in the Southwest section of the "Beverly Patent" near Staunton. In Augusta County Virginia Records by L. Chalkley, Deed Book I, page 325, "on 13 August 1747, WILLIAM BEVERLY deeded to JAMES GILMOUR, farmer, for 8 pounds (Virginia currency) 204 acres in Beverly Manor [location: corner of James Moody's corner to a place surveyed for David Davis; Bell's land". There were additional land purchases in Augusta County made by JAMES GILMOUR according to Chalkley on 10 Nov. 1752 [Deed Book #4, page 523 for 5400 acres from Buffalo Creek to North Fork of the James River] and on 21 March 1755 [Deed Book 7, page 38 for an additional 285 acres in the North Fork of the James River which was "delivered to JAMES GILMOUR in Nov. 1766"]

    JAMES and ANN GILMOUR were the parents of nine children who are all mentioned his Will:

    1. JOHN GILMOUR, born in 1743 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married ELIZABETH W. WALLACE in 1778 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; he died in 1789 in Jessamine County, Kentucky [Note: this John Gilmore appears to be mis-placed as the son of James Gilmore, other sources have him as the son of John Gilmore and Eleanor Cunningham]

    2. JAMES GILMOUR, born 17 January 1745 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died on 18 November 1834 in Christian County, Kentucky; married first in either Virginia or Lincoln County, Kentucky,circa 1780, an ELEANOR [last name unknown, but some think might be Callison]; married second LOSEY LODDEN on 20 February 1789 in Lincoln County, Kentucky;

    3. ELIZABETH GILMOUR, born in 1748 in Augusta County, Virginia; married a CAMPBELL

    4. REBEKAH GILMOUR, born in about 1750 in Augusta County, Virginia; married ROBERT BRAWFORD in Augusta County, Virginia; she died in 1802 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

    5. ALEXANDER GILMOUR, born in 1752 in Augusta County, Virginia. He was still alive at the time of his father's death and Probate in 1785.

    6. JANET GILMOUR, born in about 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia; married JAMES PEERY on 8 December 1777 in Augusta County, Virginia; died 17 January 1842 in Hickman County, Tennessee.

    7. SAMUEL GILMOUR, born in about 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia;

    8. THOMAS GILMOUR, born in about 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia;

    9. MARTHA GILMOUR, born in Augusta County, Virginia; married a CURRY

    JAMES GILMOUR composed his Last Will and Testament on 13 November 1779 and it was Proved in Staunton, Augusta County, VA on 13 November 1785.

    PLEASE NOTE: This JAMES GILMOUR is NOT the same person as the JAMES GILMORE who was married to MARTHA ANN DENNISON in about 1740 in Pennsylvania. That James Gilmore settled in the portion of Augusta County, Virginia that soon became Rockbridge County after they arrived there [well south of Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia], and they are both buried in the High Bridge Cemetery in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Many in that Gilmore family were victims of the Kerrs [Carrs] Creek Indian Massacres.