Sixth Generation


619. Erastus Lofton Gillham was born on 14 July 1823 in Scott Co., Illinois. He died on 23 October 1894 at the age of 71. He was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Scott Co., Illinois.9


Erastus Lofton Gillham was born 14 July 1823, in Scott County, Illinois, and died 23 October 1894. He married in 1848, Elizabeth Beacraft, who was born 20 October 1827 and died 24 May 1911. They are both buried in the Gillham Cemetery near Winchester, Illinois. Erastus was in the Mexican War. He enlisted in the Civil War and was elected Captain of Company F of the 120th Volunteer Illinois Infantry. He resigned his commission in 1864. He farmed in the North part of Scott County, Illinois, and built a brick home there that was still standing in 1865.

He and Elizabeth had 7 children of the marriage.

Erastus Lofton Gillham and Elizabeth Beacraft were married in 1848 in Scott Co., Illinois. Elizabeth Beacraft was born on 20 October 1827. She died on 24 May 1911 at the age of 83 in Winchester, Scott Co., Illinois. She was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Scott Co., Illinois.9

Erastus Lofton Gillham and Elizabeth Beacraft had the following children:

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James Beacraft Gillham.

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Elva Mattie Gillham was born on 13 July 1853 in Scott Co., Illinois. She died on 11 August 1853 at the age of 0 in Scott Co., Illinois.

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Elizabeth Gillham.

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Hester Gillham.

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Erastus Newton Gillham.

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George McClellan Gillham was born on 21 September 1862 in Scott Co., Illinois. He died on 14 December 1862 at the age of 0 in Scott Co., Illinois.

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Johanna Maria Gillham was born between 1863 and 1868 in Scott Co., Illinois. She died in 1868 at the age of 5 in Scott Co., Illinois.