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Re: Buchanan, Gilkerson, Dickerson
Posted by: wee karola (ID *****1421) Date: February 06, 2010 at 10:09:37
In Reply to: Re: Buchanan, Gilkerson, Dickerson by Keith Smith of 280

Hello Keith,
"1905 The Interior Journal (Stanford, Ky.)Sept 5, 1905
DICKERSON Mrs Jane Dickerson mother of Mr James B Gilkerson died at Crab Orchard last week aged 93 She was an exceedingly kindhearted good woman and her death caused universal regret"

James Buchanan Gilkerson (25 Jun 1840 VT-23 Oct 1920 KY)
Grist Mill/Grocer
He traveled to Glasgow, Scotland several times and married my widowed great-grandmother 25 Sep 1883[I have marriage record]He brought my grandfather William Robin(1874-1963)& his sister Catherine to Crab Orchard, KY. My grandfather and his sister returned to Glasgow, Scotland to attend boarding school in Scotland. I have the Last Testament of my grandfather's mother Jane Neilson Robin Gilkerson she died in Crab Orchard, KY in 1891. It must have been an exciting but shocking experience for her since she was raised in an affluent 'big city' of Kelvinside, Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland. I remember when I was a little girl my grandfather said, " I was in America before you and I saw real wild west American Indians."
GREAT-GRAND-STEP-FATHER was J B Gilkerson who was born in Ryegate, Vermont in 1840. Father was also James Gilkerson-grocer. Mother was Jane Robin Buchanan Gilkerson Dickerson per 1884 marriage cert.
1873 Travel SS Olympia 1st cabin ? is that him.
1880 Residence Place: Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States(apprenticed clerk w/Buchanan family grocery)
Origin Date: Origin Place: United States of America
Arrival Date: 21 Jan 1884 Arrival Place: New York
Departure Date: Departure Place: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination Date: Destination Place: United States of America
Origin Date: Origin Place: United States of America
1884 Arrival Date: 21 Jan 1884 Arrival Place: New York
Departure Date: Departure Place: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination Date: Destination Place: United States of America
1889 20 May passage from Glasgow/NY
1900 Census Place: Crab Orchard, Lincoln, Kentucky; Roll; Enumeration District: 34. occ:Grist Mill
1900 Residence Place: Crab Orchard, Lincoln, Kentucky
Crab Orchard Station — On the old pioneer road to Cumberland
Gap, in Lincoln County.
1900 census Grandchildern of Jane Robin Buchanan Gilkerson Dickerson
b.7 Aug 1885 Jean Lasley
b. 1885 ames A Lasley
father birthplace: Tennesse
mother’s: Kentucky

1905 Crab Orchard:”The Masons feel confident of rebuilding their hall this summer....Mr. Gilkerson is converting his grist mill into a spoke factory and will soon be ready for sawing....” Internal Journal Stanford,KY 1905
"The grist mills were an important part of communities, this is where farmers sold their crops and families bought the ground corn to bake with."
1920 Died at Old Mason’s Home of Kentucky Frankfort Road,Shelby Kentucky [I have copy of death cert]

I hope this is not too confusing to you. I hope it is helpful and is the same person. This genealogy is often very confusing. Let me Know and I can share the marriage docs etc. with you. Is their house or grist mill still there? Do you have any photos of them? Do you know where they may have been buried?
I have really concentrated on my grandfather Wm Robin's family. By-the-way my grandfather's mother was Jane Neilson Robin who married your James Buchanan Gilkerson was the daughter of second son John Neilson of the famous Scot inventor of the 'hot blast furnace' ,James Beaumont Neilson, from his first marriage.

Besy wishes,

"...if I don't make haste, I shall have to go back through the looking-glass...back into the old room-and there'd be an end of all my adventures!"

Sending my 'curiouser & curiouser' thoughts through the looking-glass.

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