GREENE COUNTY, TN, BIOGRAPHIES:
The Kilgore Family
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KILGORE/WALKER FAMILY LINEAGE
The KILGORE family, a Scotch-Irish line, emigrated to America from Nothern Ireland about 1763. The Scotch-Irish KILGORES have a tradition that their line of KILGORES are related to the DOUGLASS family of Scotland and, through this line, to Queen Victoria.
There were five KILGORE boys (believed brothers) located in VA in 1763.The names given were Robert, Charles, William, James and Hiram KILGORE. All five of the KILGORE brothers were in the Battle of King's Mountain, which was fought 7 October 1780 and was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. In this battle Hiram KILGORE was killed, Charles KILGORE was shot through the body, and Robert KILGORE was seriously wounded. Charles and Robert both recovered. Records of Service and Pensions indicate that Charles KILGORE served in Captain DYSART's Company in Colonel William CAMPBELL's VA regiment during the Revolutionary War. He was pensioned from 28 April 1809 due to disability incurred in service; the nature of this disability is not stated. In May 1820, he was living in Greene Co, TN, as a pensioner. Records substantiate the fact that members of the KILGORE family moved from VA into NC and TN. The Charles KILGORE family is researched for this record.
1.00--Charles KILGORE, b. in Ireland ca. 1744; d. after 6 June 1822, the date of his will; m1. ca. 1762 or 1763 to Winnie CLAYTON;
2.01--Charles KILGORE Jr, b. in Orange (later Caswell) Co., NC, on 4 Jan 1764; d. 28 Nov 1844; m. Avarilla SIMPSON (b.18 Feb 1766; d. 1 Jun 1857; d/o R. and S. SIMPSON of VA);
2.02--Rev. Robert KILGORE, b.--prob. in Orange (later Caswell) Co., NC--in 1765; d. 1854; m. in 1785 to Jane Porter GREEN (1761-1842);
2.03--Mary KILGORE, b.--prob. in Orange (later Caswell) Co., NC--in 1766; d. 1845; m. in 1785 to James CULBERTSON (b. 1764; d. 1823);
2.04--William KILGORE, b.--prob. in Orange (later Caswell) Co., NC--in 1769; d. 1857; m. Virginia Jane OSBORN (b. 1776; d. 1851);
2.05--Hiram KILGORE, b.--prob. in Orange (later Caswell) Co.,NC--in 1771; d. 1851; m. Rebecca RENFRO (b. 1781; d. 1863);
2.06--Ralph KILGORE, b.--prob. in Orange (later Caswell) Co.,NC--in 1773; d. unk.; m. Ms. GRAY
3.01--KILGORE, b. unk.2.08--John M. KILGORE,
3.02--KILGORE, b. unk.
2.09--Rebecca KILGORE, m. Mr. SHIRL,
2.10--Martha KILGORE, m. on 26May 1788 in Greene Co., TN, to Daniel WALKER (b. 1761, s/o John WALKER, Sr.; d. 21 March 1834)
2.11--Sara Smith KILGORE, m. Mr. HENDERSON [or possibly 2.11--Sara KILGORE, m1. Mr. SMITH; m2. Mr. HENDERSON]
Charles KILGORE's oldest son was born in Orange Co NC on 4 January 1764. Most of the children of Charles KILGORE and Winnie CLAYTON probably were born in Orange Co., NC, which became Caswell Co after that time.
Charles KILGORE settled in VA in 1773, which was then Washington Co. but in 1786 became Russell Co. and in 1815 became Scott Co., VA. He owned a large plantation in Scott Co., VA, 600 acres at Osborne Ford. Charles KILGORE, probably after the death of his first wife, Winnie, moved in 1787 to Greene Co., NC, which later became Greene Co., TN. His name is mentioned in numerous records in Greene Co., TN. Evidently he was a close friend of John WALKER, Sr., who was executor of his will.
Charles KILGORE later married: (2) Martha McILHANEY. Among the heirs of Capt. McILHANEY of the Revolution are mentioned the children of his deceased daughter, wife of Charles KILGORE. The children mentioned were James M. KILGORE and John M. KILGORE. The same children were mentioned in the will of Charles KILGORE of 6 June 1822.
Charles KILGORE's will was dated 6 June 1822. He bequeaths certain slaves to each of his children. He also mentions three Negro slaves that were to have their freedom; one at his death, one at age 25 and another at age 20. Children mentioned in the will were sons William, John, Joseph, and James KILGORE, and daughters Peggy SHIRL, Martha WALKER, Dora (Sara?) Smith HENDERSON, and Mary KILGORE CULBERTSON, wife of James CULBERTSON.
The names of his daughters by his second marriage were Mrs. Rebecca SHIRL, Mrs. Martha WALKER and Sara Smith HENDERSON.
Martha KILGORE, daughter of Charles KILGORE, married on 26 May 1788 in Greene Co TN to Daniel WALKER, born in 1761 and died 21 March 1834, son of John WALKER.
Note: Elizabeth Black KILGORE (parentage unknown) married Joseph WALKER.
In 1825, John WALKER , Jr. was appointed guardian to the children of James KILGORE, son of Charles KILGORE. (See Will Book A, page164.)
Charles Kilgore of Greene Co TN
Genforum Post by: Vickie Miller
Date: December 30, 1997
Post #16 of 2241
I'm searching for any info on Charles Kilgore D: 1823 Greene Co TN.
He married Martha ? and had following children:Mary Kilgore B:1766 M: James Culbertson; [JMG Note: William "Capt. Bill" Walker, nephew of Daniel (3 lines below), m. James' and Mary's daughter, Elizabeth Culbertson]Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Rebecca Kilgore M: Adam Sherrill;
Martha Kilgore M: Daniel Walker; see page
William Kilgore M: Jean Henderson;
John M. Kilgore M: Lydia Henderson;
Sarah Smith Kilgore M: Samuel Henderson;
Elizabeth Black Kilgore M: Joseph Walker;
James Kilgore M: Margaret Walker.