Biography of John T. Gilmore (1830-)
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 544.

John T. GILMORE is the son of James and Elizabeth (HAMMONDS) GILMORE, the former of whom came from his native State of Kentucky to Missouri after reaching man's estate.   They were married in the latter State, and soon after located on the farm where their son, John T., now resides.  The father was a Whig in politics, and was a soldier in the War of 1812.  He lived to be about 31 years of age.  His widow afterward married Richard WOMMACK, and died at the age of sixty-six years.  She had one child by her first husband and eight children by her second.  John T. was born on the 1st of August, 1830, on the farm where he is at present residing.  At the age of nineteen he bagan working for himself, at $8 per month, and some time after was spent in chopping and rafting logs down the Mississippi River to St. Louis.  By industry and economy he has eventually become the owner of 460 acres of land, and is comfortably fixed financially.  In 1851 he married Elizabeth GILLILAND, who died in 1870, leaving eight children.  In 1871 he chose for his second wife, Elizabeth GILLILAND, a niece of his first wife.  This wife's death occurred in 1873.  She left one child.  The year of his marriage to his present wife, whose maiden name was Mattie MOORE, was 1874.   They have five children   Mr. GILMORE has always been a Democrat in politics, and from 1884 to 1886 held the office of county judge.

[Transcriber's note: his daughter, Mildred "Minnie" Paralee GILMORE b. 1865, married John A. EVERSMEYER on February 23, 1887 in Lincoln County, Missouri]

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