Pvt. Elijah E. Gimlin, (USA)

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Pvt. Elijah E. Gimlin, (USA)

Birthplace: New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
Death: September 22, 1921 (80)
Webster County, Missouri, USA
Place of Burial: White Oak Cemetery, Rogersville, Webster County, Missouri, USA
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Husband of Mary Lavina Gimlin

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About Pvt. Elijah E. Gimlin, (USA)

Elijah served in the Civil War as a Private in the Union Army. He enlisted on 26 Jul 1861 into the 41st Infantry Regiment, Company G, from Buckeye Prairie, Christian County, Illinois, commanded by Frank M. Long. The Illinois Muster and Descriptive Roll describes him as a 20 year old, single farmer, who is 5' 8" with light hair, gray eyes and light complexion. On 8 Sep 1861, under the command of General U.S. Grant, the 41st moved with other troops to fortify Paducah, Kentucky. Elijah's regiment fought at what has come to be known as the Hornet's Nest in Shiloh, Tennessee on 6 Apr 1862. The 41st was under fire for a full six hours and withstood a number of rebel assaults. On 5 Jul 1863, the 41st moved with General Sherman's army to Jackson, Mississippi. Elijah was severely wounded at the battle of Jackson by a minnie ball gunshot wound to his left elbow on 12 Jul 1863. He was taken prisoner by the Confederates until he was paroled five days later on July 16th. Elijah's regiment fought battles at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Corinth and Vicksburg, to name a few. He mustured out on 20 Aug 1864 with Distinguished Service.

Elijah E. Gimlin is listed as a Civil War pensioner in Butler County, Kansas in 1883, due to a gun shot wound to his left elbow. He received $8.00 per month (certificate # 32,533). Elijah and family are listed in the 1 Mar 1885 Kansas State census in the City of Augusta in Butler County. He is a hardware merchant. His surname is mistakenly spelled as "Gunlen."

Elijah filed for a divorce from Mary on 16 Dec 1890 in the District Court of Wilson County (No. 3486). The petition stated that the plaintiff (Elijah), lived with the defendant (Mary), until the month of February 1888.

Elijah is listed in the 1 Mar 1895 Kansas State Census in Neodesha, Wilson County. He is working in a junk shop. His youngest son, Harry B., 15, is living with him. Elijah continued to live in Newark, Wilson County, Kansas until May of 1897, when he moved to Missouri.

Elijah's sister, Anna Gimlin, died on 6 Oct 1911 at 4pm in West Benton, Webster County, Missouri. Her death notice was published in the Springfield Missouri Republican newspaper on Sunday, 8 Oct 1911, on page 6. It stated that the body of Mrs. Anna "Gunlin" of Rogersville, died early yesterday, was prepared for burial by the Klingner Undertaking company, and sent last night to Rosemond, Illinois for burial in that city Monday. The deceased was 63 years of age and succumbed to diseases of old age. According to Anna's death certificate, she was born on 17 Jul 1843 in Ohio and her parents were Barnhard Gimlin and Mary Benninger, both from Pennsylvania. Her brother, E.E. Gimlin of Rogersville, Missouri was the informant on the certificate. Anna Gimlin is listed in the Missouri State Archives - Death Records Index, certificate number 36832.

On 8 Oct 1913, E.E. Gimlin of Rogersville, Webster County, Missouri, received a license to marry Miss Augusta Black of Fordland, Webster County, Missouri. The couple were married on 19 Oct 1913, in the home of the bride, by a Justice of the Peace named Alex Cox. The certificate of marriage was filed on 23 Oct 1913 (Book V, page 571).

Prior to her marriage to Elijah, Augusta is listed in the 1910 Missouri Census in East Benton, Webster County. She is 23 years old and born in Missouri. Her father was Sergeant D. Black, a 76 year old farmer, who was born about 1834 in Ohio. Her mother was Addie Black, who was 58 years old and born in Vermont. The census also lists her younger brother, Kanna Black, a 17 year old farm laborer.

Elijah is listed in the 1920 Missouri Census as "Elizah E." in Linn Township, Christian County. He is a 78 year old farmer, married to a 33 year old woman named Gusta.

Elijah died on 22 Sep 1921 at the age of 80. According to his death certificate, his occupation was a farmer, and his father's name was Barnhart Gimlin of Pennsylvania. The informant on the certificate was his wife, Mrs. E.E. (Augusta) Gimlin of Rogersville, Missouri. Elijah is mentioned in the 29 Sep 1921 Marshfield Mail newspaper. It states: "Mr. Gimlin of Henderson who has been in poor health for the past two or three months, quietly passed away Thursday morning, and was buried at White Oak Sunday." Elijah was buried at the White Oak Cemetery in Rogersville, Webster County, Missouri on 25 Sep 1921. The inscription on his grave-marker reads: E.E. Gimlin, 1841-1921, Co. G, 41st IL Inf.

According to Webster County Probate Court records, Elijah died without a will. The Administrator of his estate was his widow, Augusta Gimlin, and his heirs included his sons; Horace M., Albert B. and Harry B., all of Cook County, Illinois. His estate was valued at $10,000 dollars, and included real estate in Taney, Christian and Webster Counties in Missouri. The probate records also include several letters from Mrs. Harry B. (Exilda) Gimlin, to the Honorable H.R. Dalrymple, Judge of the Probate Court. Exilda questioned the distribution of Elijah's assets and informed him of Harry B.'s death. Her address during this correspondence with the Judge is 856 Eastwood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Elijah E. Gimlin is listed in the Missouri State Archives - Death Records Index, certificate number 25142-c.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Feb 8 2021, 3:21:20 UTC

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Pvt. Elijah E. Gimlin, (USA)'s Timeline

May 7, 1841
New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
September 22, 1921
Age 80
Webster County, Missouri, USA
White Oak Cemetery, Rogersville, Webster County, Missouri, USA