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