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James K. GILCHRIST

Male 1863 - Abt 1906  (42 years)


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  • Name James K. GILCHRIST 
    Born 10 May 1863  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1906  Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Until Oct. 1995, little was known about this grandson of James and Mary GILCHRIST. His nephews, Byron and Virgil GILCHRIST had reported that he was a bit of a "wanderer". He taught school for a short time, probably in the Fulton or Marshall Co. areas of Northern Indiana. Sometime between 1880 and 1889, "Jim" relocated somewhere in the Zanesville, OH area, supposedly to join a road or bridge construction crew.

      In Ohio, about 1889, Jim married. The nephews reported that his wife was a widow with one child. They knew the wife only by the nick name, "Aunt Beecy" and her daughter as "Cecil." This couple had two sons, Clyde Nafe, born 27 Jul 1890 and Ralph, born Sept. 1893. Clyde never married and lived in the same OHIO area all his life. Cecil, the girl, married Ernest Painter who, according to family stories, was killed in a construction accident in the 1940's. Cecil never remarried.

      Ralph, once thought to be the youngest child, died young. Clyde received his father's share of his grandfather's estate, and was, until research on this family began, thought to be the only natural child of James K. GILCHRIST. Ralph was never mentioned in the family stories as compiler was growing up, and more recent visits with Byron GILCHRIST, the nephew of James K., have revealed that Byron did not know of Ralph's existence; nor did he know of the younger child, Letha, who is buried in the family plot in Muskingum County, OH. Apparently, she lived only about one year.

      As of Oct. 7, 1995, compiler has not found documentation that James GILCHRIST legally adopted Theresa's daughter, Cecil; however, her death certificate ("Cecile D. PAINTER) gives her father's name as "James K. GILCHRIST." Earlier research of the 1910 Miracode listed her in the home of Howard PAINTER as "Cecil D. GILCHRIST." Census and the death certificate give Cecile's birthdate as 25 August 1886; this would have been about three years before James and Theresa were married.

      REFERENCES:

      1. Virgil J. GILCHRIST, dec'd; father of compiler; nephew of James K. GILCHRIST.
      2. Byron GILCHRIST, nephew of James K.; Indianapolis, IN (Interview)
      3. U.S. Census 1870, IN; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp.; p 34; #257/#257. Microfilm # 593-316.
      4. U.S. Census 1880, IN; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp.; E.D.#42; p 43; #445/#445. Microfilm #T9-278.
      5. U.S. Census 1900, OH; Muskingum Co.; Muskingum Twp.; E.D.#25; Sheet #6; #123/#123. Microfilm #623-1310.
      6. Will Book F, pp 364-365; Fulton Co. Recorder's Office; Rochester IN. (Copy of Will owned by compiler.)
      7. Probate File: Thomas GILCHRIST; Fulton Co. Recorder's Office; Rochester, IN. (Copy owned by compiler.)
      8. "Muskingum County Marriage Book II"; photocopy of p. 10; via Hilda Yinger; Muskingum Gen Soc Lib., Zanesville, OH
      9. "GRANGER Cemetery", Muskingum County, OH. Photocopy of p. 70; via (same as #8 above)

      (2) A household headed by James GILCHRIST is listed in the 1900 census of Muskingum Township, Muskingum County, OH.

      James is listed in the 1900 census as a stationary engineer who was then 37 years of age, and who was born in May 1863. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 11 years.

      Listed with James is his wife, Theresa, who was then 35 years of age, and who was born in September 1864. According to the 1900 census, she was born in OH, and both of her parents were born in OH. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 11 years, and had given birth to 3 children, all of whom were then living.

      Also listed with James is his daughter, Cecil, who was then 14 years of age [about 3 years before James and Theresa were married to each other], and who was born in August 1886. According to the 1900 census, she was born in OH, and both of her parents were born in OH.

      Also listed with James is his son, Clyde, who was then 9 years of age, and who was born in July 1890. According to the 1900 census, he was born in OH, and both of his parents were born in OH.

      Also listed with James is his son, Ralph, who was then 6 years of age, and who was born in September 1893. According to the 1900 census, he was born in OH, and both of his parents were born in OH.

      Also listed with James is his nephew, Hugh MENDENHALL, who was then 22 years of age, and who was born in September 1877. According to the 1900 census, he was born in OH, and both of his parents were born in OH. [The compiler believes that Hugh was a nephew of James' wife, Theresa (MILLER) GILCHRIST. Theresa was a sister of Hugh's mother, Martha (MILLER) MENDENHALL.]

      Also listed with James is his father-in-law, John MILLER, who was then 71 years of age, and who was born in January 1829. According to the 1900 census, he was born in OH, his father was born in VT, and his mother was born in Germany. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 49 years.

      Also listed with James is his mother-in-law, Eleanor MILLER, who was then 72 years of age, and who was born in October 1827. According to the 1900 census, she was born in OH, her father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in MD. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 49 years, and had given birth to 9 children, 6 of whom were then living.
    Person ID I2649  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 

    Father Thomas GILCHRIST,   b. 14 Apr 1839, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1926, Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Phoebe KEELY,   b. 4 Nov 1846, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1895, Rochester Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage License 9 Jun 1862  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 11 Jun 1862  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theresa E. MILLER,   b. Sep 1864, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Jul 1889  Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ralph GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1893, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [natural]
     2. Letha GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1902, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1903, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
     3. Cecile D. GILCHRIST,   b. 25 Aug 1886, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1959, Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     4. Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST,   b. 27 Jul 1890, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1966, Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 17:10:02 
    Family ID F1847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959: name: ThomasGilchrist event: Marriage event date: 11 Jun 1862 event place: , Fulton, Indiana other event place: registration place: , Fulton, Indiana, United States marriage license date: 09 Jun 1862 residence: gender: Male age (estimated): number of prior marriages: race: birth date: birthplace: father's name: mother's name: spouse's name: Phebe Keeley spouse's residence: spouse's gender: Female spouse's age (estimated): spouse's number of prior marriages: spouse's race: spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: spouse's father's name: spouse's mother's name: informant's name: officiator's name: page: 146 record number: reference: film number: 001871260 digital folder number: 004540542 image number: 00161 number of images: 1 batch number: M03028-4.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: name: Thomas Gilchrist event: Marriage eventdate: 11 Jun 1862 event place: , Fulton, Indiana other event place: registration place: , Fulton, Indiana, United States marriage license date: 09 Jun 1862 residence: gender: Male age (estimated): number of prior marriages: race: birth date: birthplace: father's name: mother's name: spouse's name: Phebe Keeley spouse's residence: spouse's gender: Female spouse's age (estimated): spouse's number of prior marriages: spouse's race: spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: spouse's father's name: spouse's mother's name: informant's name: officiator's name: page: 146 record number: reference: film number: 001871260 digital folder number: 004540542 image number: 00161 number of images: 1 batch number: M03028-4.