Fannin County, Texas

James G. Gilmer

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James G. Gilmer (1814-1846)

One of the courageous men who helped civilize the wilderness.  Moved here from Kentucky in 1845 with his wife Elizabeth (Parrish) and children William S., George A., and Thomas S.  James P. Gilmer, the fourth son, is said to have been first Anglo-American born at present Honey Grove.  A few months after he settled here, James G. Gilmer died; his burial established this cemetery.  On his land grant, left to his wife, the town was later built.

Location:  Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove

More information is at the Fannin County GenWeb site and on the Honey Grove Preservation League site.