Thursday, March 21, 2019

52 Ancestors #3/2019 Big Family - Gilpin/ Glover

Gilpin-Glover: Big Family & Rough Times

The prompt this week was Big Family. I had a lot to choose from. I considered my maternal grandmother's grandparents--Cyrus Griest (Sr) and his wife Mary Ann Cook. But they had only 8 children. 

That stirred a memory: Mary Ann Cook is descended from the Gilpin family.
Here is my post on the Gilipin family 
https://pastremains.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-amazing-gilpin-story.html

The short story is that Joseph  Gilpin and his wife Hannah Glover (of England) had 15 children. I don't know the details of their life but I can tell you with 15 children, in the colonial era, and as immigrants, they likely had a rough go of it.  You needn't have much of an imagination to know that.

Their children and where they were born.
Children born in England:
1Hannah Gilpin  1693 -1746 – born in England
2 Samuel Gilpin  1694-1767 – born in England
Born in the cave (in what was then Pennsylvania, now Delaware) before they built a structure:
3 Rachel Gilpin   1696- 1776 – born in the cave
4 Ruth Gilpin    1697- 1758- born in the cave
5 Lydia Gilpin  1699- 1750
6 Thomas Gilpin  1700-1766
7 Ann Gilpin  1702-1759
8 Joseph Gilpin, Jr.  1704-1792
9 * Sarah Gilpin  1706-1783 –my ancestor
10 George Gilpin 1708-1773
11 Isaac Gilpin  1710-1745
12 Moses Gilpin  1711- ?
13 Alice Gilpin   1714-?
14 Mary Gilpin  1716-1806
15 Esther Gilpin 1717-1795

Here is the family line from the Gilpin/Glovers to my grandmother (Elizabeth Tyson)

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