Gilmer, Peachy R. (Peachy Ridgway), 1779-1836

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Early 19th century Bedford and Henry counties, Va., lawyer.

From the description of Papers : of Peachy R. Gilmer, 1790-1889. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29489777

Lawyer and resident of Bedford County, Virginia. Uncle of Governor Thomas Walker Gilmer.

From the description of Papers, 1806-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122488075

Peachy Ridgeway Gilmer was born 25 November 1779 at "Pen Park" in Albemarle County, Virginia, to George Gilmer (1742-1795) and Lucy Walker Gilmer (1751-1800). He was educated by private tutors and attended the College of William and Mary from 1797 to 1798. In 1800 he began studying law under William Wirt and was admitted to the bar in 1802. Gilmer moved to Henry County, Virginia, in 1806 to practice law, and then moved to Bedford County, Virginia in 1818. Gilmer married Mary House, 15 September 1803, and they had eight children. Gilmer returned to Albemarle County where he died at his plantation "Leigh" between 8 March 1836 and 4 July 1836.

From the guide to the Peachy R. Gilmer Papers, 1806-1833, (Library of Virginia)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Randolph, Sarah N. (Sarah Nicholas), 1839-1892. Papers of the Randolph family [manuscript], 1790-1903. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Wirt Papers, 1802-1858, (bulk 1802-1834) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bankhead, Anne Cary Randolph, 1791-1826,. Carr-Cary Papers [manuscript], 1785-1839. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Peachy R. Gilmer Papers, 1806-1833 Library of Virginia
creatorOf Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888. Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Randolph, Thomas M. (Thomas Mann), 1768-1828. Letters : to the Gilmer family, 1804-1818. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Gilmer, Peachy Ridgway, 1779-1836. Papers, 1806-1833. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Papers of the Watson family of Louisa County, Virginia [manuscript] ca. 1800-1925. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Leigh, William. Letters : Halifax County, Virginia, to Peachy R. Gilmer, 1825-1836. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Gilmer, Francis Walker,. Letters : to Dabney Carr, 1818-1824. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Wirt, William, 1772-1834. William Wirt papers, 1802-1858 (bulk 1802-1834). Library of Congress
creatorOf Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. Correspondence of Francis Walker Gilmer [manuscript], 1784-1826. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Carr, Dabney, 1773-1837. Letters to Peachy R. Gilmer, 1801-1836. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wirt, William, 1772-1834. William Wirt papers, 1786-1850 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Bible records of the Gilmer family [manuscript] 1836-49. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bohn, Henry G. (Henry George), 1796-1884. Gilmer Family correspondence [manuscript] 1809-1838. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. Letters : to John Randolph, 1818-1827. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Gilmer, Peachy R. (Peachy Ridgway), 1779-1836. Papers : of Peachy R. Gilmer, 1790-1889. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Anthony family. Papers, 1816-1900. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Wirt, Ellen. Letter to Peachy R. Gilmer [manuscript] 1834 July 1. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Anthony family. family
associatedWith Breckinridge, Emma Walker Gilmer, 1807-1893. person
associatedWith Breckinridge, James, 1763-1833. person
associatedWith Burwell, William A. (William Armisted), 1780-1821. person
associatedWith Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888. person
correspondedWith Carr, Dabney, 1773-1837. person
correspondedWith C[hapman] Johnson person
associatedWith Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818. person
associatedWith Correia da Serra, José Francisco, 1750-1823. person
associatedWith Dashiell, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1793-1881. person
associatedWith Divers, George, 1747?-1830. person
associatedWith Divers, Martha Walker, 1760-1829. person
associatedWith Everett, Charles. person
associatedWith Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. person
associatedWith Gilmer, George, 1743-1795. person
associatedWith Gilmer, Harmer, 1787-1812. person
associatedWith Gilmer, James Blair, 1784-1810. person
associatedWith Gilmer, Lucy Walker, 1751-1800. person
associatedWith Gilmer, Mary House, d. 1853. person
associatedWith Gilmer, Thomas Walker, 1771-1791. person
correspondedWith H[enry] St. G[eorge] Tucker person
associatedWith Johnson, Chapman, 1779-1849. person
associatedWith Leigh, William. person
correspondedWith M[ary House] Gilmer person
associatedWith Maury, Thomas Walker, 1779-1842. person
associatedWith Minor, Franklin, 1812-1867. person
associatedWith Minor, Peter, 1783-1827. person
correspondedWith N[athaniel] B[everley] Tucker person
associatedWith Preston, Francis, 1765-1835. person
associatedWith Radford, William, 1787-1861. person
associatedWith Randolph, Martha Jefferson, 1772-1836. person
associatedWith Randolph, Thomas M. (Thomas Mann), 1768-1828. person
associatedWith Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868. person
associatedWith Saunders, Fleming, 1778-1858. person
associatedWith Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. person
associatedWith Tucker, Beverley, 1784-1851. person
associatedWith Tucker, George, 1775-1861. person
associatedWith Tucker, Henry St. George, 1780-1848. person
associatedWith United States. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Watson, David, 1773-1830. person
correspondedWith W. C. Rives person
associatedWith Wirt, Ellen. person
correspondedWith Wirt, William, 1772-1834. person
associatedWith Yancey, David, d. 1807 or 8. person
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Birth 1779

Death 1836



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