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Mary ANDERSON

Female 1799 - 1877  (77 years)


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  • Name Mary ANDERSON 
    Born 08 Sep 1799  Johnstone, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 01 Jan 1877  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Until Dec. 1993, very little was known about Mary (ANDERSON) GILCHRIST except that she was born in SCOTLAND; married James GILCHRIST in Jefferson Co. in 1826; gave birth to 2 sons, James and Thomas and a daughter, probably named Janet or Jennett, and died on 01 Jan 1877.

      In response to a query published in the "Genealogical Helper Magazine," contact was established with Virginia Korns, a descendent of Mary's younger brother, Thomas ANDERSON. Through correspondence with Mrs. KORNS, compiler established contact with John M. ANDERSON, a descendent of Mary's oldest brother. Mr. ANDERSON has not only done extensive research on Mary ANDERSON's family, but has also visited the tenant farm in SCOTLAND where the ANDERSON children were born, and is in the process of writing a book about the family.

      We now have documentation that Mary was born in Johnstone Parish, on a farm called West Blackburn, in the county of Dumfries in SCOTLAND on 08 DEC 1799. (Mary's tombstone reads, "Born in SCOTLAND, April 15, 1800.") Mary's parents were Thomas and Elizabeth/Bridget "Betsy" (BECK) ANDERSON. They were tenant farmers on the JOHNSTONE estate. Mary was the eighth of nine children born to the couple there.

      Although we are unsure as to exactly when Mary's family immigrated from SCOTLAND, we have evidence that her older brother "Scotch John" was in Greene Co., OH by 1812 when he purchased a quarter-section of land in Jefferson Co. (then Clark Co.) from the U.S. Land Office in Jeffersonville, IN. Evidence points to an approximate arrival in INDIANA of 1818 for Mary, her parents, her sister, Margaret, and the youngest Anderson child, Thomas, who was not born until 1804. There is also evidence that other members of the family came to the Jefferson County area before their parents with the PARK family.

      Family tradition, passed on by Mrs. Korns, reports that the parents followed "Scotch John" and other older siblings to the U.S. because the "old folks" did not want to die separated from the rest of the family.

      The story continues that once here, the parents became so homesick for SCOTLAND that they grieved themselves to death. Whether this is true or not, the couple died within a short time after they settled in Jefferson County.

      Mary was not quite 23 when her parents died, and she did not marry James GILCHRIST until about 4 years later. At the time of her parent's death Young Thomas, about 17, went to the court as an orphan and chose Thomas TAYLOR as his guardian. TAYLOR entered bond of $1000.00. Where Mary lived at this time is not known, nor is the relationship between the ANDERSONs and the TAYLOR family known, but it may be significant that Thomas TAYLOR served as executor for the senior Thomas ANDERSON's will. Also, Elizabeth GILCHRIST, the first born child of James and Mary is buried beside Thomas TAYLOR and his wife in the TAYLOR family plot at the Carmel Cemetery near Hanover, IN.

      "NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS", Vol 7, 1877, Fulton Co. Library, Rochester, IN, carries the obituary of Mary (ANDERSON) GILCHRIST on page 137, which reads as follows:

      DIED. - On New Year's night, Mrs. GILCHRIST. Her death was caused by old age and infirmity. Mr. and Mrs. GILCHRIST emigrated to this country from SCOTLAND many years ago. By patient toiling they secured for themselves a comfortable home, and lived to a ripe old age. The old gentleman departed this life some two months ago, and she has gone to join him in the better land. 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 and man....

      REFERENCES:

      1. Virginia KORNS, 2402 E. Rahn Rd., Kettering, OH 45440; desc. of Thomasand Elizabeth (BECK) ANDERSON via Thomas ANDERSON, Jr.
      2. "Register of Births by Proof", Johnstone Schoolhouse, 22 Oct 1801,West Blackburn, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. (Taken from p. 12: "Registerof Births and Baptisms"; Register House, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND; copy provided by John M. ANDERSON, desc. of Thomas and Elizabeth ANDERSON.)
      3. Marriage Record Book (1826), Jefferson Co. Clerk's Office, Madison, IN(photocopy owned by compiler).
      4. Tombstone Inscription: I.O.O.F. Cem., Leiter's Ford, Fulton County, IN.
      5. Records of the Carmel Congregation of the Assoc. Presb. Church,1837-1872. (Records found at Jefferson Co Lib., Madison,IN ; copy owned by compiler)
      6. John M. ANDERSON, 3731 E. 104th St. S., Tulsa, OK 74137-5818 (desc. of Thomas and "Scotch John" ANDERSON; author of ANDERSON and BROOKIE family histories; gen. researcher.)
      7. "Newspaper Excerpts" Vol. 7, 1877; p. 137; Fulton Co. Lib., Rochester, IN Obituary of Mary (ANDERSON) GILCHRIST (copy owned by compiler.)
      8. U.S. Census 1850 IN; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp.; #103/#103. MF #432-146
      9. U.S. Census 1860 IN; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp.; p. 181; #1131/#1135. MF #653-260.
      10. U.S. Census IN 1870; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp.; p. 34; #257/#257. MF #593-316.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Mary Anderson Gilchrist
      Birth: Sep. 8, 1799, Scotland
      Death: Jan. 1, 1877, Fulton County, Indiana, USA

      Born to tenant farmer Thomas Anderson and wife, Elizabeth (Beck) at Blackstone, Johnstone Parish, Dumfries, SCOTLAND; emigrated to US in 1819; married James Gilchrist in Jefferson County, IN 13 August 1826; migrated to Fulton County, IN about 1846. Mother of James, Jr., Thomas, Jannett, Elizabeth.

      Family links: Spouse: James Gilchrist (1799 - 1876); Children: Elizabeth Gilchrist (1829 - 1835), Jennett Gilchrist Campbell (1835 - 1865), Thomas Gilchrist (1839 - 1926)

      Burial: Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana, USA

      Created by: Ann Grubb
      Record added: Oct 19, 2005
      Find A Grave Memorial# 12099210
    Person ID I23  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 

    Father Thomas ANDERSON, Sr.,   b. 01 Feb 1754, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1822, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth BECK,   b. Bef 05 Jan 1763, Holywood, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1821, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1785  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James GILCHRIST,   b. Between 04 Nov 1798 and 04 Nov 1799, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1876, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1826  Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage License 13 Aug 1826  Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jennet GILCHRIST,   b. 16 Jun 1835, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1865, Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [Natural]
     2. 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)  [Natural]
     3. Elizabeth GILCHRIST,   b. 25 Jan 1828, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1835, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [Natural]
     4. James GILCHRIST,   b. Abt 1832, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1897, Fulton County, IN? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 13:36:21 
    Family ID F715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959: name: JamesGhilchrist event: Marriage event date: 13 Aug 1826 event place: other event place: registration place: , Jefferson, Indiana, United States marriage license date: 13 Aug 1826 residence: gender: Male age (estimated): number of prior marriages: race: birth date: birthplace: father's name: mother's name: spouse's name: Mary Anderson 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: And Isaac page: 68 record number: reference: film number: 000549400 digital folder number: 004714736 image number: 00067 number of images: 1 batch number: M03495-4.