THE KILGORE FAMILY
In 1755, William Killgore, Sr., petitioned for and received 200 acres of land at the mouth of Fishing Creek, about 60 miles north of Augusta, Georgia. Where he came from, we don't know. We believe he may have come from North Carolina. Another Killgore, Ralph, arrived about the same time. We believe he and William may have been brothers. William and his wife, Sarah, eventually had seven children: Elizabeth, Hannah, Robert, John, William, Jr., Sarah, and Mary Ann. William Killgore, Sr. fought in the Revolutionary War under Colonel Elijah Clark, and died in 1790 in Greene County, Georgia.
William's son, William Killgore, Jr., was born about 1759, and married Anne Higginbotham in 1791, in Greene County. In 1809, he married Celia M. Roney, in Putnam County, Georgia, and died there in 1812. His children were Robert, Joseph, William, Samuel, Thursey, and Simeon.
William's son, Robert Greer Killgore, was born about 1794. His first wife was Mary "Polly" Maroney. He served in the Georgia Militia in the War of 1812, and migrated to Haralson County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth Tally there in 1849. Robert Greer Killgore died in Haralson County in 1879, and is buried there in the "family burying ground." He fathered 21 children by his two wives.
Robert's oldest son, William K. Kilgore, was born about 1815 in Jasper County, Georgia. He married Margaret Barnett in 1840, moved to Cleburne County, Alabama, and had 10 children. William K. Kilgore died before his father's will was written in 1870. When and where he died are questions we are still trying to answer.
William's son, Robert Lafayette Kilgore, was born in 1847, and married Josephine Nunnally in 1870. He died in 1909, in Cleburne County, Alabama. The children of Robert and Josephine Kilgore were Robert, Margaret, James, Perry, Elisha, Mary, and Dotson.
Robert's son, Dotson Bennett Kilgore, was born in Cleburne County, in 1881. He married Sarah Irene Dryden in 1900, and they moved to Turner County, Georgia. Their children were Gordon, James, George, Rosa Lee, William, Maybelle, and Mary. Sarah died in 1918, and Dotson Kilgore moved his family to Irwin County, Georgia, where he married Mattie Gladdin in 1921. He died in 1963 in Irwin County.
Dotson's son, William Lafayette Kilgore, was born in Cleburne County, Alabama, in 1902. He married Erma Cavenaugh in Irwin County, Georgia, in 1924, and their children were William, James, Betty Latrelle (my mother), and Lamar. William Kilgore died in Irwin County in 1969.
Welcome to The Kilgore Family In Georgia. My name is Allen D. Atkinson. I was born in 1954, in Irwin County, Georgia. I am researching the Kilgore family in Georgia, and especially the family of WILLIAM KILLGORE, SR., who arrived in Augusta, Georgia in 1755. You can view the information I have collected in the files linked below. Please e-mail me if you have any additional information, corrections, or questions. And if you have time, please sign my guestbook so I'll have a record of your visit.
KILGORE FAMILY PHOTOS
KILGORE FAMILY TARTANS
WILL OF RALPH KILLGORE, SR.
WILL OF ROBERT GREER KILLGORE
DESCENDANTS OF RALPH KILLGORE, SR.
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM KILLGORE, SR.
KILGORE MAILING LIST
For anyone researching the Kilgore family, whether in America or other countries, I would highly recommend joining the Kilgore Mailing List. Sponsored by Rootsweb
, this mailing list currently has over 250 Kilgore researchers sharing genealogy, and much, much more! If you are interested in joining this great bunch of researchers, just e-mail Jerry Penley
and ask for information about subscribing.
You can also research the Archives
of the messages that have gone out on this list.
KILLGORE FAMILY REUNION
Beginning in 1999, we have been holding an annual reunion in Tallapoosa, Georgia. The reunion is held at the Helton-Howland Park, located about 2 miles east of Tallapoosa on Hwy. 78. The park is just a few miles from the old farm of Robert Greer Killgore and the "family burying ground." This family cemetery, which contains about 80 graves, has been lovingly cared for over the years by two of Robert G. Killgore's great- granddaughters, Geneva
. There are several other cemeteries where Kilgore ancestors are buried within just a few miles of the park. The reunion is held on the second Saturday after the 4th of July. We get started about 10:00 A.M., and we bring covered dishes for dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet cousins, swap information, and enjoy good family fellowship. While it originated as a renunion for descendants of Robert Greer Killgore, we welcome any and all Kilgore family and friends. For more information, please email
the organizer of this event, Billy Wayne Kilgore
OTHER KILGORE WEBSITES
Kilgore Family Genealogy Forum
The Heartbeat of America
MY OTHER WEBSITES
MY FAMILY TREE MAKER WEBSITE
THE ATKINSON FAMILY IN NORTH GEORGIA
18th GEORGIA INFANTRY HOME PAGE
This website was established in
November, 1998 by Allen D. Atkinson.