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Malcolm Gilchrist

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kantyre, Argylishire, Scotland
Death: April 12, 1821 (73-81)
Mt. Plesant, Maury Co., Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Hunter Cemetery,Mount Pleasant,Maury County,Tennessee, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Angus Gilchrist, I and Annie Gilchrist
Husband of Catherine Gilchrist
Father of John Gilchrist; Duncan Gilchrist; Sarah Martha McMillan; Nancy Ann Leech; Malcolm Gilchrist and 4 others
Brother of John Gilchrist, Sr.

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About Malcolm Gilchrist

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  • Burial:Hunter Cemetery,Mount Pleasant,Maury County,Tennessee, USA

ID: I4057

Name: Malcolm Gilchrist

Surname: Gilchrist

Given Name: Malcolm

Sex: M

Birth: 8 Feb 1744 in , Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland 1

Death: 12 Apr 1821 in Mt. Pleasant, Maury, Tennessee, USA 1

_UID: 11C7437010C0D611B733004005DF3D109DA0 2

Change Date: 11 Mar 1999 at 15:17:32

Father: Angus Gilchrist b: ABT 1712 in , of Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland

Mother: Miss Mc Cormick b: ABT 1716 in , of Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland

Marriage 1 Catharine Buie b: 30 Jun 1752 in , Cumberland, North Carolina, USA

Married: ABT 1771 in , Cumberland, North Carolina, USA 1

Children

Daniel Gilchrist b: 22 Dec 1788 in , Moore, North Carolina, USA

Catherine Gilchrist b: 12 Jan 1792 in , Moore, North Carolina, USA

Sources:

Repository:

Name: Family History Library

Salt Lake City, Utah

Title: Lumber River Scots and Their Descendants

Author: Angus Wilton Mc Lean, et al

Publication: William Byrd Press, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, c1942.

Call Number: 929.273 M223m

Page: page 748

Repository:

Name: Family History Library

Salt Lake City, Utah

Title: Lumber River Scots and Their Descendants

Author: Angus Wilton Mc Lean, et al

Publication: William Byrd Press, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, c1942.

Call Number: 929.273 M223m

Page: page 747

Note: !RESIDENCE: After marriage Malcolm Gilchrist made home in Moore, North Carolina where his nine children were born. In 1809 he moved to Maury, Tennessee where he lived until his death

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Sources are secondarily "Lumber River Scots & Their Descendants" by four authors descended from the Scots there, who lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and Robert Walton Gilchrist's "A History of the Gilchrists." Primary sources are used by Vivian Kelly Travis and her professional genealogist, Samuel A. West, who mainly used land records, gravestones, and Census records. RRKing

Quoting Lumber River Scots, p. 748, "Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina gives the following information concerning Malcolm Gilchrist, Sr.: In Senate from Moore County 1796-98-99-1800; in House of Commons 1794, 1796."

In 1809 he moved to Maury County, Tennessee on a tract of 1,000 acres that he had bought earlier.

Inscription on tomb: "Sacred to the memory of Malcolm Gilchrist, Sr. who was the son of Angus Gilchrist was born in Cantire, Scotland on the 8th day of Feb. 1744. Came to the United States of America in the year 1770. Died on the 12th day of April 1821 aged Seventy Seven years two months and four days."

Malcom Gilchrist Sr. left a will.

Quoting chapter 3, A History of the Gilchrists:

"Malcolm and Catharine settled in Moore County (now, Lee County) near her parents. In 1792 he served as Sheriff of Moore County, then in 1794 and 1795 he served in the North Carolina House of Commons, the year following John's term. From 1796 through 1800 he served in the North Carolina Senate. In 1809, he and Catharine and their nine children along with other members of the Buie family moved to Maury County, Tennessee to settle newly opened Indian land. Malcolm's tract consisted of one thousand acres (The deed is still on file in the Maury County Courthouse)."

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Maury County was near Columbia, Tennessee. The death place was presumed to be the same as the burial state. RRKing 4/8/2003

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Maury County

Cemeteries In The Cypress Inn Quadrangle

Wayne County, Tennessee

Last Updated 2 February 2006

  1. 107 Susan Moore Cemetery

Gilchrist, Malcolm; no dates, CO “A” 2 TN Mtd. Inf.

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from Nelda Stephenson

WILL OF MALCOLM GILCHRIST, SR (1744-1822) Maury County, Tennessee:

Recorded Sept 24 1824

In the name of God, Amen.

I, MALCOLM GILCHRIST, SR, of Maury County in the State of Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory, also of usual good health; but being aware of the uncertainty of human life and being desirous of disposing of all my worldly substances with which it has pleased God to help me, do, make and ordain, publish and declare. This is my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other heretofore made, published, or declared by me at anytime or place whatsoever.

ITEM 1st: I will and desire that all my just debts of which are few, if any, should be paid.

ITEM 2nd: I will and bequeath unto my wife CATHARINE GILCHRIST, during her natural live one half of three hundred acres of land, that remains to me out of the original one thousand acre tract on which I have, after giving to my children that are married, the different portions allotted to them, Said half to include the dwelling house in which I live and the out houses together with one half of the improvements, whereon I now live I also give and bequeath unto my said wife, during her natural life the following Slave, to wit: A Negro woman slave named Rody, and two of her children, to wit, Phillis & Henry, also one half of all the stock of every description of which I shall die possessed, and also one half of all my household furniture; and after the death of my said wife, the Negro girl slave named Phillis, with all her increase is to go to my son, MALCOLM GILCHRIST and all the balance or remainder of the property hereby given to my said wife after her death, both real and personal is to go to my son, ARCHIBALD GILCHRIST.

ITEM 3rd: I will and bequeath unto my son, JOHN GILCHRIST, the three hundred and fifty acre tract of land on which he lives and for which I have already given him a deed of conveyance; also the tract of land I gave him in North Carolina, called the old place containing about two hundred and fifty acres, also about ninety dollars, which I paid in part purchase of his Negro woman slave, named Cloe, together with all monies that I paid for him in North Carolina to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM 4th: I will and bequeath unto my son, DUNCAN GILCHRIST, one hundred and fifty acres of land on which he now lives, beginning at John Gilchrist northeast corner in the East boundary line of the original survey for one thousand acres, on which I live, to run West with John Gilchrist North boundary line, until it comes, nearly opposite to the Southeast corner of my grass lot, then north and east so as to include one hundred and fifty acres, also one tract of land which I gave him in North Carolina, containing one hundred acres called the Crossroads, also two tracts of fifty each in North Carolina, one lying on the Big Juniper, the other on the Causeway Branch in Moore County, also, one hundred and twenty five dollars which I paid for him in the purchase of his Negro woman slave, Cleo, and all other monies heretofore given to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM 5th I will and bequeath to my daughter, SARAH MCMILLAN, one hundred acres of land beginning at the beginning corner of the original survey on which I live for another thousand acres to run West and South to Duncan Gilchrist's North boundary lines so as to include one hundred acres and the improvement where she now lives, also one Negro girl slave named Phillis which I gave her when she was married, to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM 6th I will and bequeath unto my daughter, ANN LEACH, one hundred acres of land beginning at Sarah McMillan's Northwest corner to run West and South to Duncan Gilchrist's North boundary line so as to include one hundred acres, also one Negro girl slave named Cleo now living with my said daughter, Ann Leach, but should my said daughter, Ann Leach, not like the said Negro girl, Cleo, and should sell her then it is my will and desire that fifty dollars should be paid to said daughter, Ann Leach, in the purchase of another desirous slave over and above the price of said Negro Cleo provided the servant purchased should be a female and of more value than the said Cleo. Also all the stock and property heretofore given her to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM 7th I will and bequeath unto my son, MALCOLM GILCHRIST, one Negro boy slave named Peter, who was partly paid for by my said son, Malcolm, also the Negro girl salve named Phillis, with all her increase, who in the second Item of this will was given to my wife during her natural life, the said girl with her increase afer the death of my wife, Catharine Gilchrist, is to go to and belong to my said son, Malcolm Gilchrist, also five hundred acres of land warrants heretofore given him by me, with all other monies heretofore given him and his heirs forever. I charge my said son, MALCOLM GILCHRIST, with the payment of the following land warrants, to wit, to pay to my daughter, CATHARINE DOBBINS, seventy five acres of land warrants, also to MALCOLM GILCHRIST, my nephew, son of JOHN GILCHRIST, fifty acres of land warrants, and to my nephew, MALCOLM GILCHRIST, son of DUNCAN GILCHRIST, fifty acres of land warrants.

ITEM 8th: I will and bequeath to my son, DANIEL GILCHRIST, five hundred acres of land warrants heretofore given to him, also one negro boy named, Soddy, and all the money heretofore given him to him and his heirs foreve

ITEM 9th: I will and bequeath unto my son, WILLIAM GILCHRIST, one negro boy slave named, Dunbo, and all money heretofore expended upon his education which I consider equal to the part given to any other child, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM 10th: I will and bequeath unto my daughter, CATHARINE DOBBINS all that part of the original survey of one thousand acres on which I live that lies west of Big Bigby Creek, also twenty acres lying on the east side of said creek bounded on the west by said creek, south by John Gilchrist's north boundary line, to be oblonged East and West, also one negro woman slave named Sealy, with all of her increase, also seventy five acres of land warrant, to be paid to her by my son, MALCOLM GILCHRIST, together with all stock heretofore given her, to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM 11th: I will and bequeath to my son ARCHIBALD GILCHRIST, all the balance and remainder of the original survey of one thousand acres on which I now live and is not heretofore disposed of by this will and the following negroes, to wit, one negro woman slave named Dana, one negro woman slave named __________, one negro boy slave named Jacob. I also bequeath a negro woman slave named Hannah with all her increase and the increase of Rody and Cade, also the one half of all the stock of which I will dispose and the one half of all my household furniture. I also charge my said son,

ARCHIBALD, with the support and maintenance of my wife, CATHARINE GILCHRIST, during her natural life and after her death, all the land and negroes, and all other property whatever, given her in the second item of this will is to go and belong to my son, Archiblad, (except the negro girl, Phillis, and her increase) to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM 12th: I give and bequeath to my nephew, MALCOLM GILCHRIST MCMILLAN, son of Sarah McMillan, one Negro boy slave named Dock to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM 13th: I give and bequeath to MALCOLM GILCHRIST, son of JOHN GILCHRIST, fifty acres of land warrants to be paid by my son MALCOLM GILCHRIST, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM 14th: I will and bequeath to my nephew, MALCOLM GILCHRIST, son of DUNCAN GILCHIRST, fifty acres of land warrants to be paid him by my son, MALCOLM GILCHRIST, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM 15th: I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my true and faithful sons, MALCOLM GILCHRIST and WILLIAM GILCHRIST, Executors of this MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. In witness whereof, I have herewith set my hand an affix my seal this ____day of _______in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

/S/ MALCOLM GILCHRIST, SR.

His Seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared to the last will and testament of Malcolm Gilchrist, Sr, in presence of us:Moses Smith

Charles McGee, Turant

Samuel Griffith, Turant

State of Tennessee, Maury County, April Ten, 1821, Then the written LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of MALCOLM GILCHRIST, Deceased, was produced in open Court, the execution thereof duly proven by the oath of Charles McGee and Samuel Griffith, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded at _______, TN.

Testimony whereof Joseph B Porter, clerk of said court, have hereunto subscribed my name of office this 23rd day of April A D 1821.

/S/ Joseph B. Porter

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Malcolm Gilchrist's Timeline

1744
February 8, 1744
Kantyre, Argylishire, Scotland
1772
April 13, 1772
Age 28
1774
1774
Age 29
Moore Co., North Carolina, United States
1776
1776
Age 31
1780
1780
Age 35
1786
October 6, 1786
Age 42
1788
December 22, 1788
Age 44
1790
March 11, 1790
Age 46