Robert Taylor Gilchrist

Brief Life History of Robert Taylor

When Robert Taylor Gilchrist was born on 3 February 1846, in Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Neill Gilchrist, was 41 and his mother, Mary Blair, was 40. He married Mary Jane Willes on 6 October 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 29 November 1936, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Robert Taylor Gilchrist
Mary Jane Willes
Marriage: 6 October 1874
Robert Neil Gilchrist
Sydney Gilchrist
Alice Gilchrist
Florence Gilchrist
Lileth Gilchrist
Alzina Gilchrist
John Gilchrist
Janette Gilchrist
Ada May Gilchrist
Ione Athens Gilchrist

Sources (57)

  • Robert Gilchrist, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Taylor Gilchrist - Published information: birth: 3 February 1846; Ayr, Ayr, Scotland
  • Robert Taylor Gilchrist, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Scottish (western) and Irish (Down): from Gaelic Mac Giolla Chríosd, Mac Gille Chríosd ‘son of the servant of Christ’.

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

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Mary Jane Willes

PIONEER HISTORY OF MARY JANE WILLIS GILCHRIST-b. in Utah before statehood given by Cheryl L. Thacker-Camp One, Wasatch Company-14 Feb. 2011 Mary Jane Willes was born in Lehi, Utah January 22, 1853 th …

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