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311    GILMORE, JOHN [K94.1]

      Location - Oakland Township. 300 feet west of SR 1953, Chatham Church Road, 0.2 mile north of Rocky River Bridge. Fence gate to horse pasture in 0.3 mile south of SR 1522, Johnny Shaw Road. Cemetery is 0.2 mile south of gate in grove of trees.

      Coordinates: 35d 37m 35.0s N; 79d 12m 00.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 7 November 1987, James Vann Comer recorded three (3) markers, sixteen (16) graves marked with field stones, and fifteen (15) spaces for graves unmarked. On 31 August, Will Heiser and Lemuel Burns recorded three (3) markers and nine (9) field stones.

      Owner: Thomas E. Tilley.
      Topo Quadrant: Pittsboro.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Maintained and in use: Yes.
      Number of graves: 12.
      Cemetery size: 60' x 30'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Locked pasture gate
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: Maintained by Lemuel C. Burns, 542-2765.
      Enclosed: No.
      Enclosed explanation: Lemuel Burns plans to put landscape timbers around the grove of trees..
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 3.
      Last burial: 1872.
      First burial: 1860.
      Unusual situation: Yes.
      Unusual situation: 3 markers inscribed, 9 graves marked by field stones.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Hazards: Horses trampling through the grove of trees.
      Listed: Yes.
      Miscellaneous information: John Gilmore was father of Hasten Gilmore (see K95.1), and gr.gr.gr. Grandfather of Lemuel C. Burns, 542-1765 (-2765?) See attached sketch..
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser and Lemuel C. Burns. Date: 31 Aug 1989.


  1. Gilmore, Elizabeth   (b. 1790 - d. Oct 1872)
      • Wife of John Gilmore. Footstone initials: EG. Row 1. column 1.
  2. Gilmore, John   (b. 1790 - d. 13 Nov 1868)
      • Husband of Elizabeth Gilmore. Footstone initials: JG. Row 2. column 1.
  3. Gilmore, Margaret   (b. 12 Sep 1840 - d. 27 Jun 1860)
      • Wife of Rev. S. Gilmore. "To die is gain". Footstone initials: MG Monument maker: Lauder, Fayett. Row 3. column 1.


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