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Washington Gilson

Male 1829 - about 1895  (65 years)


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  • Name Washington Gilson  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 6 March 1829  Rushville Twp., Rush Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died about 1895  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I72873  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 April 2008 

    Father Andrew Gilson,   b. 22 January 1792, Washington Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Rush Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Mary Moffett,   b. 1796, Washington Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4249  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Jane Curry,   b. 10 September 1826, Harrison Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 December 1850  [2
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Lafayette Gilson,   b. about 1853, Rush Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 August 1906, Rush Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Mary B Gilson
    Family ID F50953  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • #4976: HISTORY OF RUSH COUNTY, INDIANA: From the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc. Illustrated; Chicago: Brant and Fuller, 1888. p. 379. Harrison County.

      WASHINGTON GILSON, a prominent citizen of Center Township, was born in Rushville Township, March 6, 1829. He is the son of Andrew and Mary Gilson, who were both natives of Virginia. His boyhood was spent in his native township upon a farm. His father died of cholera in 1832, after which he remained with his widowed mother until he was fifteen, when he went to live with his uncle Thomas Moffett, also of Rushville Township. He was with him two years, and then went to live with his brother in Center Township, where he continued until his marriage, which occurred December 10, 1850. The lady that became his wife was Miss Mary J. Curry, who was born in Harrison County, Ky., September 10, 1826, being the daughter of James A. and Nancy Curry, who were also natives of Kentucky. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Gilson located where they now reside in Center Township, where Mr. Gilson has ever since been engaged in agricultural pursuits. He owns a handsome farm of 110 acres, which is in a good state of improvement and cultivation. He and wife are the parents of two children, both living. They are Thomas L. and Mary B., both of whom are married. Mrs. Gilson is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Gilson has never identified himself with any church, but is a firm believer in the principles of Christianity. In politics he is a Democrat. He has served his township as Justice of the Peace one term. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1795] Clan Moffat Society Lineage Sheet, submitted by Milly Armao.

    2. [S1812] eMail message titled “Re: Gilson/Moffett Lineage”, from Milly Armao.


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