James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist
birth: 04 Nov. 1798/99 – Scotland
death: 13 Oct. 1876 – Rochester, Fulton County, IN
burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN

marriage: 13 Aug. 1826 – Jefferson County, IN
Mary Anderson
birth: 08 Sep. 1799 – Johnstone, Dumfries, Scotland to Thomas Anderson & Elizabeth Bridget Beck
death: 01 Jan. 1877 – Rochester, Fulton County, IN
burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN

Children of James Gilchrist and Mary Anderson:

  • Elizabeth Gilchrist (25 Jan 1828 – 17 Jan 1835)
  • James Gilchrist (1832 – 1897)
  • Jennet Gilchrist (16 Jun 1835- 04 Oct 1865) m. 19 Jan 1860 in Rochester, Fulton Co., IN to Christopher Campbell
  • Thomas Gilchrist (14 Apr 1839 – 26 Apr 1926) m. 11 June 1862 in Fulton County, IN to Phoebe Keely

James Gilchrist lived in:

  • Recorded in both his first and second papers for citizenship, James Gilchrist was “a native of Lennockshire, Scotland (assumed Lanarkshire). He arrived at Port of Baltimore in late June 1821.
  • 1826 Jefferson County, IN
  • 1845 Fulton County, IN

Other Information:

James and Mary Gilchrist were members of the Carmel Associate Presbyterian Church in Hanover Township, Jefferson County, IN. Their first child, Elizabeth is buried in the cemetery there in the block of graves of the Thomas Taylor family, neighbors of the Gilchrists and also natives of Scotland.

Apparently James and Mary Gilchrist were well thought of in the Fulton County area where they lived. The obituary for James includes the following tribute:
“…Never was a neighborhood blest with more honest, accommodating
and useful neighbors than were Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist. They died as
they had lived, loved and esteemed by all, and are at peace with God…”

Submitted by: 
E. Ann Grubb
Your Email: eanng1177@gmail.com

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