Biography - David Gilmore

David S. GILMORE, millwright, Hillsboro, was born in Hardin County, Ky., April 13, 1832; son of Alexander GILMORE, born in Virginia about 1805. When quite young he came to Kentucky with his parents and settled in Hardin County, where he died about 1850. He was also a millwright by trade. His wife was Millie MUDD, who was also a native of Virginia. They raised three children, two sons (David S. being the eldest), and one daughter. Our subject came to this State in 1859, and first located in Macoupin County, where he remained probably some three years, thence to this county, where he has since lived, in different parts of the county, but for the past sixteen years has resided in Hillsboro. He received a common school education in Kentucky. He began business for himself when only eighteen years of age, as millwright, which he has followed through life, in connection with his other business, such as wagon-making, stocking plows, and other such work as is done by any first-class mechanic, such as our subject is justly entitled to be called. He is Democratic in politics; also a member of the Masonic order. He was married in Grayson County, Ky., on August 12, 1847, to Rachael WATKINS, daughter of Isaiah WATKINS and Catharine (THOMAS) WATKINS. Subject has three sons, viz.: James D., Robert Lee, Jesse, and four daughters, Nancy A., wife of Duncan GODE; Lurena, Libbie May, Sarah E. Our subject owns a comfortable littleresidence in East Hillsboro. He has worked at his trade through different parts of his State, Missouri and Kentucky.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 106-107.

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