Peachy Ridgway Gilmer

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About Peachy Ridgway Gilmer

Peachy Ridgway Gilmer, born 1779, married Mary House at Pen Park, his father's home in Albemarle County, Virginia, on the 15th September, 1803.

Mrs. Mary House Gilmer was born in New London, Conn., July 7, 1785, and died at the home of her son-in law, Cary Breckinridge, Grove Hill, Botetourt County, August, 1854.

Peachy R. Gilmer (3) was a successful lawyer in Henry County, Virginia, where several of his children were born. He was a forcible pleader, a cheerful companion, and with all the quick wit characteristic of the Gilmer family.

He lived for several years at Liberty (now called Bedford City), in Bedford County, Virginia; from there he moved to "Leigh," Albemarle County, Virginia, where he died.

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Children of Peachy and Mary Gilmer:

William Wirt Gilmer 1804 1879 Emma Walker Gilmer Breckinridge 1803 1893 George Henry Gilmer 1810 1874 Peachy Harmer Gilmer 1813 1890 Frances Walker Gilmer 1820 xxxx Lucy Walker Gilmer xxxx xxxx John Gilmer 1826 1894