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Elizabeth GILCHRIST

Female 1828 - 1835  (6 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth GILCHRIST 
    Born 25 Jan 1828  Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Jan 1835  Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Carmel Associate United Presbyterian Cemetery, Hanover, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      GILCHRIST family tradition had reported that James and Mary ANDERSON GILCHRIST had only three children - two sons and a daughter whose name was thought to be Rebecca. Early in the research on this family, compiler made the discovery that the daughter reported was actually "Janet" or Jennet" and that she had died in Fulton County, IN in 1865, leaving a husband and two young sons. Although family reports that all three children were born in Jefferson County, compiler was able to find no birth records dating back far enough to confirm this. Tally marks on census for 1830 and 1840 were the only documents available.

      Microfilm of the 1830 census for Jefferson Co. is very difficult to read. First, compiler thought there might have been a "tally" under females, "To 5" in James GILCHRIST's enumeration; however, it was discounted as a scratch on the film, since Jennet was believed to have been born about 1835.

      On the 2nd visit to the Carmel Cemetery, a well-preserved stone marker was found in the vicinity of the Thomas and Ann TAYLOR graves. This marker very clearly states, "Elizabeth, daughter of James and Mary GILCHRIST, died January 17, 1835, aged 6 years 11 months and 28 days." (Birthdate above, calculated.)

      Elizabeth was apparently the first child born to Mary GILCHRIST. Why she was buried among the TAYLOR graves is not known, but may be indication of a close relationship between the ANDERSON and TAYLOR families.

      Elizabeth's uncle, Thomas ANDERSON, was only 17 when his parents died. He declared in court his wish to be the ward of Thomas TAYLOR until he reached his majority. TAYLOR was also named by the senior Thomas ANDERSON as chief executor of his will. (Documentation has been found that the TAYLORs were also immigrants from SCOTLAND)

      NOTE: In Jefferson County Will Book Indexes, compiler found a reference to the will of Thomas TAYLOR and his wife that indicated the couple had no children of their own, but seemingly made a practice of serving as guardians to various orphan children in the community. Compiler suspects there may have been a stronger bond than this between the ANDERSON and TAYLOR families.

      REFERENCES:
      1. Tombstone: Carmel Cemetery; Carmel Rd. (Co. Rd. 650W); apprx. one mile south of Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN (Photo owned by compiler)
      2. "Supplement to Carmel Cemetery List", compiled by John M. ANDERSON; July 1980. J.M. ANDERSON, 1321 E. 104th St. S.; Tulsa, OK 74137.
      3. U.S. Census 1830 IN; Jefferson Co.; Twp."Exclusive of Lancaster Twp." p. 172/87?. MF #19-28.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Elizabeth Gilchrist
      Birth: 1829
      Death: Jan. 17, 1835

      DAUGHTER OF JAMES & MARY GILCHRIST

      Family links: Parents: James Gilchrist (1799 - 1876), Mary Anderson Gilchrist (1799 - 1877)

      Burial: Carmel Associate United Presbyterian Cemetery, Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
      Plot: Family plot of Thomas Taylor

      Maintained by: Ann Grubb
      Originally Created by: Bunnygirl
      Record added: Aug 02, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 74310491
    Person ID I2661  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2017 

    Father James GILCHRIST,   b. Between 4 Nov 1798 and 4 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary ANDERSON,   b. 8 Sep 1799, Johnstone, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1877, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    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
    Family ID F715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Elizabeth GILCHRIST

  • Sources 
    1. Details: 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.