Title: The story of the Gilmans and a Gilman Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Gilman of Hingham, England 1550-1950 by Constance Le Neve Gilman Ames, Yakima, Washington, Copyright 1950 by Constance Le Neve Gilman Ames, Printed for the Author by Shields Rainier Printing Company, Yakima, Wahington.
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Note: om Exeter, New Hampshire in 1792.The names are Dudley, Stain, Gordon,Bean,Ladd,Cobb & Rand and are to have been the first men who brought their families and built their homes here.Solomon Leighton, John Dudley and Paul Blake were elected the first selectmen. Samuel Stevens Gilman was one of the earliest and most prominent settlers along with some names like Daniel Thing,Joses Ladd,Theodore Marston and Benjamin Eastman. Samuel was the first trader and Benjamin Eastman was an innkeeper.My line of Gilmans ended with Mary Ellen b:1844 and married Elijah Stevens. Her parents were Bela and Catherine Wheelock-Gilman and her grandparents were Samuel Stevens and Elizabeth Dudley-Gilman. All nine of Samuels children were born in Mt.Vernon. Samuel had 12 children. The first four were born in Exeter and the last eight in Mt. Vernon. Sorry about the mix up. Michele<[email protected]>
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