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Samuel P. Gilmore

Samuel P. Gilmore – P.O. Blooming Valley, was born in Woodcock Township, this county March 15, 1840 Son of John Y. and Nancy Burnside Gilmore, the former a native of Susquehannock, Penn. A Soldier of the War of 1812, and a Son of Thomas Gilmore, a native of Ireland who settled in this Township in 1801, and was Father of six children:  John Y., Nancy, William, Margaret, Polly, and Samuel.  All deceased but Nancy.

Mrs. John Y. (Young) was a daughter of William and Anna  (Graham) Burnside, natives of Ireland and settlers of Linesville, Penn.  Our subjects Parents had eleven children – Thomas, William, Melissa (wife of James Scott), Anna E. (Mrs. T.J. Odell), Caroline E. (deceased), wife of William Darrow, James B., George L., John Y., Samuel P., Charles M., and an infant Son (deceased).  The Father died in 1854, aged 60.  The Widow lives with her Son Samuel P.

Our subject was married Oct. 06, 1866 to Sarah E. daughter of Christian and Sarah (Bossard) Barr, of Blooming Valley, this county, and the had five children: Lynn, Lyle, Harry, Hugh, Grover.

During the War of the Rebellion, Mr. Gilmore enlisted August 30, 1862.  Co. “C” 150th PA Volunteer Infantry.  Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg was wounded.

History of Crawford County, PA, by Samuel P. Bates, 1885, Woodcock Township – Page 1149

Transcribed and Submitted by C. Phillip Gilmore Sr 

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