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Thomas Gilchrist

Thomas Gilchrist
birth: 14 Apr 1839 – Jefferson County, IN to James Gilchrist & Mary Anderson
death: 26 Apr 1926 in Richland Twp., Fulton County, IN
burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton Co., IN

marriage: 11 June 1862 – Fulton County, IN
Phoebe Keely
birth: 04 Nov 1846 – Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN to  James Keely & Mary A. McKee
death: 04 Dec. 1895 – Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., IN
burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton Co., IN

Children of Thomas Gilchrist and Phoebe Keely:

  • James K. Gilchrist (10 May 1863 – 29 Feb 1906) m. 03 Jul 1889 in Muskingum Co., OH to Theresa E. Miller Painter
  • William Jefferson Gilchrist (31 Mar 1869 – 20 Dec. 1943) m. 31 Dec. 1898 in Rochester, Fulton Co., IN to Millie Artemicia Mow
  • Mary Anderson Gilchrist (13 Sep 1875 – 05 Jul 1949) m. 26 Feb 1893 in Rochester, Fulton Co., IN to John Ault

The following children are buried with Thomas and Phoebe Gilchrist, but there has been no documentation to prove they are their children; the markers on these graves give only the first name of each child.

  • Sideny (10 Mar 1876 – 28 Oct. 1876)
  • Nellie (17 Mar 1888 – 13 May 1889)
  • Edward L. (11 Jan 1890 – 25 Feb. 1890)

Thomas Gilchrist lived in:

  • 1839- Abt. 1850 Thomas lived in Hanover Twp., Jefferson County, IN
  • 1850 – 1902 Rochester Township, Fulton County, IN
  • 1902 – death in 1926 Richland Township, Fulton County, IN
  • 1846 -1853 Phoebe Keely Gilchrist lived in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN
  • 1853- death in 1895 Fulton County, IN

Other Information:

James Gilchrist, the father of Thomas and James Gilchrist conveyed nearly all of his farmland to his two sons and his daughter, Jennet Campbell in 1860. In 1881, the two brothers divided their 180 acres between them. When Thomas married, he and his wife remained in his parents’ home in Rochester Township. In 1890 James conveyed his share of the property to Thomas and Phoebe “for one dollar plus love and affection,” reserving for himself a life estate on the land that had belonged to him. Thomas sold the farm in 1902, after James’ death in 1897, and purchased 122 acres on the north side of the Tippecanoe River in Richland Township. On this property he built a log home where he remained until his death. In 1898 William Gilchrist, Thomas’ son, brought his bride to live with Thomas and Phoebe. William remained there after Thomas’ and Phoebe’s deaths, and for several years thereafter.

Submitted by: 
E. Ann Grubb
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James Madison McKee

James Madison McKee
b. 15 September 1837, Napoleon, Ripley County, Indiana, to Samuel and Emily (Langston) McKee
d. 26 August 1904, Ojai, Ventura County, California

m. 27 March 1857, Napoleon, Ripley County, Indiana
Nancy Catherine Eaton
b. 23 January 1840, Napoleon, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 7 September 1894, Ojai, Ventura County, California

Children with Nancy Catherine Eaton:
• Sarah Ellen (b. 1857)
• Clarence Edmund (b. 1871)

James was a teacher in Ripley County, Indiana. He served in the Civil War with the 68th Indiana Volunteers. The family left Ripley County, Indiana, for Ventura County, California, in 1887. James was a Justice of the Peace in Ojai, California, 1887-1904 and also served as a judge.

Submitted by:
Gail Brandolino
Mandeville LA

Thomas Sackett

Thomas Sackett
b. 30 April 1787, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to Aaron and Dorcas (Clarke) Sackett
d. 15 September 1871, Macon County, Missouri

m/1. 23 November 1808, Hamilton County, Ohio
Catherine Chambers

m/2. 25 May 1827
Margaret “Peggy”Martin

m/3. 1 April 1832, Warren County, Ohio
Elizabeth Bowyer
b. 19 February 1788
d. 21 September 1846, Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois

m/4.
Mary McKee

Children with Catherine Chambers:

  • Dorcas

Children with Margaret Martin:

  • Phebe
  • Mary Harriett
  • John
  • Samuel

Children with Elizabeth Bowyer:

  • Margaret Jane

Thomas immigrated to Indiana from Butler County, Ohio, about 1810-1815. He emigrated from Franklin County, Indiana, to Sangamon County, Illinois, about 1829. In Sangamon County, Illinois, Thomas lived near a small town in Salisbury Township that is now known as Salisbury, but in early census records, was called “Sackett Town” after Thomas Sackett.

In 1861 the Sangamon County board met to divide the county into 22 townships, one of which is Sackett Township after Thomas, who served as county commissioner in 1838-1839.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL

Louis McKee

Louis McKee
b. January 1888, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, to Jefferson and Ida B. (Crutchfield) McKee
d. 28 September 1962, Monroe, Michigan

m/1.
Blanche Whetsel

m/2.
Betty [–?–]

Children with Blanche Whetsel:

  • Vernon A.
  • Hazel

Louis emigrated about 1932 from Allen County, Indiana, to Newport, Michigan.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt
Huntertown IN
E-mail: dslaterput@aol.com