Biography of Joseph B. Gilmer
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Gilmer, Joseph B., was born in the town of Bath, N. Y., October 9, 1828, son of William and Eunice (Benedict) Gilmer, he a native of North Hector, born in 1803, and she of the town of Lodi, N. Y., born in 1804. The paternal grandfather, James Gilmer, was a farmer in North Hector, where he died September 15, 1830, aged sixty-seven years. William Gilmer settled in Bath, three miles east of Savona, in 1825, and lived there until the time of his death in 1877, and Mrs. Gilmer died in 1865. He was a deacon in the Baptist church for a great many years. Joseph B. was reared on a farm and for six years taught school winters and farmed summers. In 1851 he married Melinda, daughter of Rev. J. D. Carr, of Bradford, by whom he had three children: Rose; Charles W., a farmer and vineyardist on the old homestead in Bath; and Ray C., a farmer in the town of Bradford. In 1864 Mr. Gilmer settled on the farm of 100 acres, where he still resides. Mrs. Gilmer died January 2, 1895.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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