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Capt. Elias GILKYSON

Male 1789 - 1873  (84 years)


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  • Name Elias GILKYSON 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 1789  Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Mar 1873 
    Notes 
    • (1) Jordan, John W., Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, Vol. IV, New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915, pp. 1144-1147:

      Elias Gilkyson . . . was the eldest [?] son of James and Rachael Gilkyson. He was born in 1789, and, like his father, was also a landowner and resident of Lower Makefield township. He was a man of considerable position and importance in the county. In 1825 he was county commissioner, and from 1836 to 1839 served the county as prothonotary. He was a colonel in the Pennsylvania militia. March 14, 1811, he married Elizabeth Wynkoop, a member of one of Bucks county's most prominent families, founded in America by Peter Wynkoop, who came from Holland in 1639 and settled in "Rensselaerwyck," near Albany, New York. Gerardus Wynkoop, grandfather of Elizabeth Wynkoop Gilkyson, was a lieutenant of the Associated Company of Northampton, in Bucks county, during the Revolution, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly from 1774 to 1794, serving several years as speaker of the house. Elizabeth Wynkoop Gilkyson was also a direct descendant of Cornelius Wynkoop, "Schepen" or magistrate from 1672 to 1674, in Ulster county, New York; Garrett Wynkoop, ensign of a New York provincial regiment in Ulster county, New York, in 1700; and a cousin of Judge Henry Wynkoop, first representative from Bucks county in the United States Congress. Through her mother, Ann Strickland Wynkoop, she was descended from the Strickland family, one of whom, Amos Strickland, was sheriff of Bucks county in 1749. Both Elias Gilkyson and his wife were Presbyterians, and they are buried in the Presbyterian graveyard at Newtown, Bucks county. Elias died March 23, 1873, in his eighty-fourth year, and his wife, September 8, 1876, in her eighty-ninth year. An excellent oil painting of Elias Gilkyson, made in his youth, is in the possession of his grandson, Colonel Hamilton Henry Gilkyson.

      (2) Carrell, Ezra Patterson, Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife, Philadelphia, PA: International Printing Co., 1928, p. 197:

      ELIAS GILKYSON . . . , son of James and Rachel (Gilbert) Gilkyson, was born in Bucks County in 1780. He was but 5 years old when his parents removed to Lower Makefield Township, where he was reared. He inherited a portion of his father's homestead, and acquired other lands in Lower Makefield, being an extensive land-owner. He was County Commissioner of Bucks County, 1825-1827, and Prothonotary of the county, 1836-1838. He was also captain of a company, serving under his brother, Colonel Andrew Gilkyson, in the War of 1812-14, and later served as Colonel of General Militia.

      He married, March 14, 1811, Elizabeth Wynkoop, of the prominent Wynkoop family of Bucks County. Elias and Elizabeth (Wynkoop) Gilkyson were members of Newtown Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder, and both are buried in the graveyard of that church.

      Elias died March 23, 1873, in his eighty-fourth year, and Elizabeth died September 8, 1876, in her eighty-seventh year.

      CHILDREN OF ELIAS AND ELIZABETH (WYNKOOP) GILKYSON:

      [i] Col. James, b. Feb. 15, 1815, d. May 24, 1899; m. 1st, Ann E. Henry; 2d, [Stella (Morse) Strawn].

      [ii] Wynkoop, b. circa 1817; removed early in life to Biddle's Bar, Calif.; m. Miss Hobart, a niece of Vice-President Hobart, and had one son, John Wynkoop, residing in California.

      [iii] Eleanor, b. 1819; d. Nov. 12, 1862; unm. Buried [at] Newtown Presbyterian Church.

      [iv] Albert, married, and removed to Jersey City, N. J.; nothing known of descendants.

      [v] Col. Stephen R., b. 1830; d. ____; m.

      [vi] Caroline, b. ____; d. ____; m. Theodore H. Hill; lived and died in Trenton, N. J. No issue.
    Person ID I41374  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father James GILKYSON,   b. 27 Jun 1751, Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Nov 1840, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rachel GILBERT,   b. 1754, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Nov 1829, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 8 Jan 1780  Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth WYNKOOP,   d. 8 Sep 1876 
    Married 14 Mar 1811 
    Children 
     1. Stephen R. GILKYSON,   b. 1830,   d. Trenton, Mercer County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. James GILKYSON,   b. 15 Feb 1815, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1899, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     3. Wynkoop GILKYSON,   b. Abt 1817  [natural]
     4. Eleanor GILKYSON,   b. 1819,   d. 12 Nov 1862  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     5. Albert GILKYSON  [natural]
     6. Caroline GILKYSON,   d. Trenton, Mercer County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F17751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart