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eMail message titled “Re: Gilson/Moffett Lineage”

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  • Name Title eMail message titled “Re: Gilson/Moffett Lineage” 
    Author from Milly Armao 
    Date dated 9 April 2008 
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    Source Type eMail Message 
    Location of Source Printed copy filed under Source 1818 
    Source ID S1812 
    Text #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.

    I am not sure who Washington's brother is, as there are many Gilsons in Rush County, Indiana at that time.

    Washington Gilson and Mary Curry Gilson had two children, Thomas L. Gilson and Mary B. Gilson, as listed above.

    Don't know anything about Mary B. Gilson other than she married Matt McBride (see obit attached).

    Thomas L. Gilson, 1853-16 Aug 1906, went by his middle name, Lafayette. He married Sarah Isabel Wells, 16 Feb 1853-5 Jan 1918. They had three children that I know about, Nora W. Gilson b. abt 1875 and Dayton Herschel Gilson 2 May 1879-13 Apr 1946, and Ethel Gilson b. abt 1886. I am attaching a copy of Lafayette's Obituary. 
    Linked to James A Curry
    Dayton Herschel Gilson
    Ethel Gilson
    Mary B Gilson
    Nora W Gilson
    Thomas Lafayette Gilson
    Washington Gilson
    Matt McBride
    Sarah Isabel Wells
    Nancy [--?--]
    Family/Spouse: Washington Gilson / Mary Jane Curry 

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