Elizabeth Gilmore

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gilmore was born on 10 August 1766, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. She married Samuel Vance on 22 February 1787, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 29 November 1842, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States.

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Samuel Vance
Elizabeth Gilmore
Marriage: 22 February 1787
Susannah 'Susan' Vance
Joseph Vance
Ealy Vance
Sarah Vance
William Gilmore Vance
Mary or Polly Vance
Robert Shaw Vance
Joseph Vance
Samuel Vance
Elizabeth Gilmore Vance

Sources (6)

  • Elzabeth Gillmore, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Elizabeth Vance, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestry.com

World Events (8)


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North Carolina is the 12th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Ulster and Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Mhoire (Scots), Mac Giolla Mhuire (Irish), patronymics from personal names meaning ‘servant (i.e. devotee) of (the Virgin) Mary’.

Irish: in Sligo, shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhir ‘son of the spirited lad’.

English: habitational name from Gillamoor in Rydale (North Yorkshire), from Old English Gedling (‘place called after Gētla’, from the Old English personal name Gētla + the connective particle -ing) + mōr ‘moor’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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