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  1. Sarah Elenora Gilmer: Birth: 29 DEC 1864 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 2 SEP 1938 in Warm Beach, Snohomish County, WA

  2. Ida May Gilmer: Birth: 25 JUL 1866 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 26 JUL 1866 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL

  3. Frank Meriwether Gilmer: Birth: 14 MAR 1868 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 9 APR 1961 in Bellevue, King County, WA

  4. Leonidas Dixon Gilmer: Birth: 14 MAR 1868 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 20 JUL 1947 in Bellevue, King County, WA

  5. Walker Donaldson Gilmer: Birth: 5 JUN 1870 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 4 OCT 1957 in Seattle, King County, WA

  6. James Nicholas Gilmer: Birth: 11 AUG 1872 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 19 JUL 1874 in Lowndes County, AL

  7. Elizabeth Wynn Gilmer: Birth: 12 MAY 1875 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 3 JAN 1965 in Bellevue, King County, WA

  8. Earnest Englehardt Gilmer: Birth: 12 DEC 1876 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 31 MAR 1951 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR

  9. Merritt Fisher Gilmer: Birth: 6 JAN 1885 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL. Death: 18 AUG 1987 in Everett, Snohomish County, WA


Notes
a. Note:   N11 James N. Gilmer (First_Last) Regiment Name 5 Batt'n., Hilliard's Legion, Alabama Cavalry. Side Confederate Company D Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private Alternate Name Notes Film Number M374 roll 16 http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
  James N. Gilmer
  Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).
  He mustered into "D" Co. AL 5th Cavalry (date and method of discharge not given)
  James N. Gilmer
  Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).
  He mustered into AL 60th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given)
  James N. Gilmer
  Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant (date unknown).
  He was commissioned into "F" Co. AL 3rd Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) -- civilwardata.com
  Household Record 1880 United States Census -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Household:
  Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace J. N. GILMER Self M Male W 41 AL Ware Houseman KY - L. B. GILMER Wife M Female W 35 MS Keeping House VA NY Elnora GILMER Dau S Female W 15 AL At Scho Leonidas GILMER Son S Male W 12 AL At Home AL MS Frank GILMER Son S Male W 12 AL At Home AL MS Walker GILMER Son S Male W 10 AL At Home AL MS Lizzie GILMER Dau S Female W 5 AL AL MS Earnest GILMER Son S Male W 3 AL AL MS E. A. DONALDSON Sister W Female W 37 AL At Ho Louisa LOWE Other W Female MU 50 MD Servant MD MD Abram LOWE Other S Male MU 14 AL Servant MD MD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place 2nd Ward, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254026 NA Film Number T9-0026 Page Number 97B
  James N. Gilmer was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 20, 1839. He joined the Confederate Army on January 8, 1861, to assist the state of Florida in taking possession of the Pensacola Navy Yard and forts. "In April my company was reorganized and I was elected First Lieutenant of Company F, 3rd Regiment Alabama Voluntaries. That company was sent to Lynchburg, Virginia, ordered to Richmond then on to Norfolk. I moved from Company F to accept an appointment with the Hilliard Alabama Legion and commissioned Captain in the First Battalion Infantry in June of 1862. Filled said position until the following October when appointed Adjutant General of the Legion. Stayed in that position until September of 1863 when was assigned to General A. Gracies staff. In January of 1864, was assigned to the 60th Regiment Alabama Volunteers as Adjutant General where stayed until close of War."
  --The Seattle Star, September 8, 1901
  Last night a large number of old Confederate veterans met in the Marine Engineers hall at the call of Gen. Geo. F. Alford, of Dallas, Tex., adjutant general and aide-de-camp on the staff of Lieut. Gen. Wim. L.. Cabell, commander in chief United Confederate Veterans, Trans-Mississippi department, and organized Camp John B. Gordon, U. C. V, with the following officers: Col. James N. Gilmer, captain, commandant; Major John C. Patterson, 1st lieutenant commandant; Capt. Aurelius K. Shay, 2nd lieutenant commandant, Capt. Wm. H. Collier, adjutant and treasurer; Dr. H. Yandell, surgeon. Gen. Geo. T. Alford called the meeting to order, made an address and presided over the order to its close.
  -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Saturday, July 17, 1920, page 5, column E
  COL. GILMER DIES AT ADVANCED AGE Octogenarian Veteran of Civil War Had Been Resident of Seattle 31 Years [photo]
  Col. James N. Gilmer, a resident of Seattle for more than thirty-one years, died yesterday at his home, 4750 Fourteenth Avenue Northeast.
  Col. Gilmer was born near Montgomery, Ala., March 20, 1839. At the age of twenty he was graduated from the Georgia Military Institute. Two years later, at the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Confederate army as adjutant of the Fifth Alabama regiment and served with distinction through the conflict.
  Upon the close of the war he entered the cotton warehouse business with his father, later taking over the entire concern.
  In the early '80s he served as adjutant general of the state of Alabama.
  He brought his family to Seattle in April, 1889, six weeks before the great fire, and since that time had made his home here.
  He had been an active member of the local alumni of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, being the oldest member of the fraternity in the country, both in point of age and length of membership. He joined the Georgia Pi chapter of the society in 1857.
  Col. Gilmer was instrumental in organizing the local camp of Confederate veterans, in which he took a great deal of interest. He was also a member of the Borrowed Time Club and of the Knights of Pythias.
  He also took an active interest in church work, attending in recent years Christ Episcopal Church, in the University district.
  Col. Gilmer is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. E. A. Donaldson of Arlington; five sons, Lee D, Frank M., Walker D. and Merritt F. Gilmer of Seattle, and Ernest E. Gilmer of Portland, and two daughters, Mrs. R. W. Shaw of Arlington and Mrs. Joseph Shippen of Seattle.
  Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Butterworth & Sons' chapel.


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