Genealogical and Family History
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Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.

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[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]


John Gilmore, immigrant ancestor, was of Scotch-Irish ancestry and descended from the Gilmores of Paisley, Scotland. He was born in Ulster province, north of Ireland, came to this country about 1700 and settled at Weymouth, Mass., and died in Raynham, Mass. July 24, 1741. His wife Anges died March 18, 1752. The Gilmores of Londonderry and Windham, N. H., came about the same time and are closely related.

(II) James, son of John Gilmore, came to Massachusetts with his parents and the early Scotch (Scottish) pioneers, and died in Raynham, Mass. Nov. 19, 1773. James married, in 1725, Thankful Tyrrel, of Weymouth, born Sept. 20, 1705, daughter of William Jr. and Abigail Tyrrel. Thankful Tyrrel Gilmore is mentioned in her fahter's will in 1727. Thankful died Feb. 20, 1789, in her eighty-fourth year. Headstones of James and Thankful at North Raynham.
1. Adam, baptized at West Bridgewater in 1742.
2. Agnes, baptized at West Bridgewater in 1742.
3. Thankful, born 1738.
4. William, born 1740.
5. Tyrrel, born March 24, 1744, mentioned below.
6. Whitefield, born Nov. 12, 1745, settled in New Bedford, N. H., where he married Margaret Gilmore, b. Nov. 6, 1743.

(III) Tyrrel, son of James Gilmore, born in or near Raynham, March 24, 1744, married Hannah Cook, of Foxboro, Mass. He was a soldier in the revolution, a private in Capt. Benjamin Hawes' company, Col. John Smith's regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 (P. 466, Vol. VI, Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution).
He lived in Attleboro or Wentham, and it seems died in the service the following May.
1. William, of Franklin, Mass.; married Molly Hill.
2. Samuel, mentioned below.
3. Hannah, married Richard Fisher, of Franklin, Mass.
4. Rachel, married Eben Crowningshield, of Cumberland, Rhode Island.

(IV) Samuel, son of Tyrrel Gilmore, was born in Attleboro or Wrentham, Mass. Aug. 11, 1765, and was a soldier in the revolution, serving under Capt. Hunt and Colonels Greaton and Jackson; length of service, three years. He settled in Orrington, afterward Brewer and now Holden, Maine, before 1797, and married Reumah Hathorn of Hawthorn, who was born in Taunton, Mass. Sept. 11, 1767. Samuel Gilmore died Feb. 27, 1845; his wife died Jan. 26, 1864, aged ninety-six years four months fifteen days. Headstones of Samuel and Reumah at East Holden.
Children, b. in Holden:
1. David, born Sept. 8, 1788, mentioned below.
2. Eunice, married Elias Field (published Aug. 25, 1815).
3. Lucy, born Aug. 4, 1793, married John Wiswell, of Frankfort (pub. Feb. 27, 1814), parents of Arno Wiswell, of Ellsworth, and grandparents of Andrew P. Wiswell, late chief justice of Maine).
4. John Smith, born Jan. 27, 1795, died Aug. 1, 1797.
5. Reumah, born June 18, 1798, married Daniel Field.
6. Hannah, born Oct. 27, 1800, married Jonathan Hurd April 15, 1822.
7. Samuel, born July 23, 1803, married Phelia Hurd. His second wife was Sarah Brown, born in Harmony, Maine, Sept. 8, 1825. He died April 14, 1889; Sarah died April 15, 1889; they were both buried the same day.
8. Mary Gates, born Sept. 9, 1805.
9. Nancy Tyrrel, born May 6, 1809.
10. John Smith, born Sept. 30, 1812, died Feb. 6, 1905.

(V) David, son of Samuel Gilmore, born in Holden, Maine, Sept. 8, 1788, married (intention dated June 12, 1811, at Orrington) Sally Coombs, daughter of Benjamin Coombs, a descendant of the Huguenots, born in Poland, April 6, 1794, died Jan. 20, 1876. David was a farmer and millwright and said to have been the first white child born in Holden. He died April 12, 1868.
Children, b. at East Brewer (now Holden):
1. Rufus, born Sept. 11, 1812.
2. Tyrrel, born July 12, 1815, mentioned below.
3. William, "Forty-niner."
4. Sally E.
5. Phebe Coombs, born July 9, 1822.
6. Amanda.
7. Eunice F.
8. Albert Franklin.
9. David, went to California in the early fifties.
10. Nancy L.
11. Merrit.
12. Otis, born Aug., 1838, served as first sergeant in civil war, Fifteenth Maine Volunteers, also in Nineteenth unsassigned infantry as captain. After the war he was postmaster at Brewer. Died Jan. 18, 1890.
13. Byron C., born May, 1840, served two years in the civil war in second Maine Volunteers, later as deputy provosxt marshal in Bangor, under Major E. Low; in 1864 he was commissioned lieutenant and subsequently captain Company F, Thirty-first Maine Volunteers; killed before Petersbury, Virginia, June 30, 1864.

(VI) Tyrrel (2), son of David Gilmore, was born July 12, 1815, in East Brewer, and died May 18, 1890. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. Settled in Dedham, Maine, teaching school in winter, conducting a farm in summer, and from 1859 to 1870 carried on blacksmithing at Dedham village. For some years he was superintendent of schools in Dedham, Maine, a member of the Congregational church.
He married Mary W. Pearl, daughter of Peter and Rebecca (Spofford) Pearl, of Boxford, Mass.
1. Pascal P., born June 24, 1845, mentioned below.
2. Myron T., born Jan. 11, 1847, resides in San Diego, California; president San Diego Savings Bank; in civil war enlisted Company B, Fifteenth Maine Volunteers.
3. John E., born Dec. 4, 1848, resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
4. Francis H., born May 3, 1852, resides in Wagoner, Oklahoma.
5. George A., born Oct. 18, 1853, died in Fergus Falls, Minnesota May 23, 1889.
6. Mary A., born Jan. 24, 1862, married Dr. Willis F. Hart, of Camden.

(VII) Hon. Pascal P., son of Tyrrel Gilmore, was born in Dedham, June 24, 1845. He attended the public schools and graduated from the E. M. C. S. at Bucksport, Maine. Enlisted in the Sixteenth Regiment, Maine Infantry, in the civil war, and during his term of service was not off duty a single day, though in several hard-fought battles, the last being Five Forks, Virginina, April 1, 1865, and was present at Appomattox, Virginia, when General lee surrendered April 9, 1865.
Leaving school in 1867 he went to Muskegon, Michigan, surveying and inspecting lumber several years. He was a farmer and conveyancer in Dedham until 1891, but has since resided in Bucksport. He has been prominent in public affairs and served ten years as chairman of the board of selectmen and fifteen years as supervisor of schools in his native town.
In politics he was always been a Republican, representing his district two terms as representative and as state senator for one term, serving on important committees, and was counted among the activce and leading men in the legislature. From 1891 to 1896 he was state liquor commissioner. Mr. Gilmore is president of the Bucksport National Bank, which owes its existence and standing among the prosperous and conservative banks of the state to his efforts and good judgment. President of Bucksport Water Company since 1895. In January, 1907, he was elected state treasurer of Maine, and the same year became president of the Maine Insurance Company of Portland. He is identified with fraternal organizations as follows: Member of the Grand Army of the Republic, being the first commander of W. L. Parker Post in Dedham, also aide-de-camp with rank of colonel on staff of General W. W. Blackmar, commander-in-chief in 1904. Patron in Verona Grange, Bucksport. Member St. Andrew's Society, Scottish Benevolent, Portland, Maine. His Masonic affiliations are as follows: Felicity Lodge, No. 191, F. and A. M, Bucksport; Hancock Royal Arcanum Chapter, No. 19, Bucksport; Bangor Council, No. 5, Bangor; Blanquefort Commandery, No. 13, Ellsworth; Eastern Star Lodge of Perfection, Bangor; Bangor Chapter of Rose Croix; Maine Consistory, Portland; Mystic Shrine, Kora Temple, Lewiston.
Oct. 25, 1881, he married Alma M. Hart, of Holden, born July 28, 1859, daughter of Henry T. and Lauretta (Wiswell) Hart.
Madge, born Dec. 15, 1884.
Mrs. Gilmore is a descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. Her great-gradfather, Capt. Jacob Hart, was a sergeant in the war of the revolution. He was born in Walpole or Wrentham, Mass., and settled in Holden, Maine, about 1800.


This is a common name among the Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled in this country early in the eighteenth century. It was carried from Scotland to northern Ireland about a century previous to its arrival here, and has contributed many excellent citizens to the U. S.

(I) Robert Gilmore was a native of Coleraine, County Derry, Ireland, and there married Mary Ann Kennedy. Together they came to America with the large colony of settlers in 1718, and settled the next year in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He died there, at the age of eighty years, in 1750.
Children included four sons:
William, Robert, John and James.

(II) James, youngest son of Robert and Mary Ann (Kennedy) Gilmore, was born in 1705, in Coleraine, Ireland, and died in 1755, aged fifty years. He married a French Huguenot named Jeanne Baptiste.
John, Jonathan, James, Jean, Margaret, Elizabeth, Agnes and Mary Ann.

(III) Jean, eldest daughter of James Gilmore, was married in 1741 to Robert (2) Patterson, of Saco.

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