Elijah B. SILLIMAN

Elijah B. SILLIMAN

Male 1840 - 1929  (89 years)

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  • Name Elijah B. SILLIMAN  [2
    • WAR VETERAN IS DEAD HERE AT AGE OF 89

      Elijah B. Silliman, 89, veteran of the Civil War and for 20 years ago resident of Tarentum, died this morning at 8 o'clock in the home of his daughter, Mrs. George H. Gray, 205 West Seventh avenue, following a lingering illness.
      Funeral plans have not been made. Friends are asked to kindly omit flowers.
      A descendant of the Mayflower pilgrims, Mr. Silliman came from a family of Warriors. His great grandfathers Benjamin Silliman and J. Jacques were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. His grandfather Elijah Silliman was in the War of 1812. His son George Silliman was with the colors in the Spanish American War while a grandson, Elijah Silliman, is a veteran of the World War.
      Mr. Silliman had numerous relatives in the Civil War. He had seven brothers-in-law in the conflict. Two, John and Herman Kilgore, brothers of his second wife, died in the service.
      Elijah Silliman was born May 22, 1840, the son of Hiram and Olive Brainard Silliman, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He enlisted for three years, at the age of 21, in October, 1861, after the call for volunteers came at Sandy Lake, Mercer county. He entered the service as a private in Co. I, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry, in Kearner's Division, Hinselman's Corps. He participated in the battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill.
      In May, 1862, he was sent to the regimental hospital at Fair Oaks, with an illness of Typhoid fever. He was honorably discharged in July, 1862, with a certificate of disability.
      Mr. Silliman married June 21, 1863, to Alice L. Freeman, of Allegheny Twp., Venango county. Four children were born to this union - Effie, George, Lewis and Alfred. His first wife died Jan. 21, 1871.
      On Sept. 21, 1874, Mr. Silliman married Mary Kilgore, of Hays Corners, Butler county. One child, Jennie O., now Mrs. Gray, was born to this union. The second Mrs. Silliman died May 11, 1891.
      Lewis Silliman, who lives in East Seventh avenue, Tarentum and Mrs. Gray are the only surviving children. There are 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren among Elijah Silliman's descendants.
      Mr. Silliman was a member of the U.P. Church.

      Valley Daily News, Tarentum, PA

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    Born 22 May 1840  Mt. Vernon, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living with parents in Worth, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1860  Living with parents in Worth, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1870  Living in Pleasantville, Venango Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1870  Oil Miner Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1880  Living in Karns City, Butler County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1880  Laborer Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1900  Living with son Louis V, in Tarentum, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Service Pvt Co L 57th Inf - Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 7 Aug 1929  Tarentum, Alleghany Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I49830  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2019 

    Father Hiram SILLIMAN,   b. 11 Sep 1811, Genesee County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1883  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Olive BRAINERD,   b. 22 Jun 1811, Canfield, Mahoning County,Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1886  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Jan 1837  [8, 9
    Family ID F23906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice L. FREEMAN,   b. Abt 1844, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1871  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1863  [1
    Children 
     1. Effie SILLIMAN,   b. Abt 1864, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880  (Age ~ 6 years)  [Birth]
     2. Louis Vernon SILLIMAN,   b. 28 Feb 1865, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1934, Harrison, Alleghany Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
     3. George SILLIMAN,   b. Abt 1869, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Alfred B. SILLIMAN,   b. Abt 1875, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F23904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary KILGORE,   b. Abt 1837,   d. 11 May 1891  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1874  [1
    Children 
     1. Jennie Olive SILLIMAN,   b. 4 Jul 1876, Clarion City, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1938, Tarentum, Alleghany Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F23905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Living in Pleasantville, Venango Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Living in Karns City, Butler County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1880 - Laborer Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1929 - Tarentum, Alleghany Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Elijah B. Silliman Headstone
    Elijah B. Silliman Headstone
    Elijah B., son of Hiram Silliman and Olive Brainard, is the husband of (1) Alice Freeman and (2) Mary Kilgore. He is buried in the Mount Airy Cemetery in Natrona Heights, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10346] Find A Grave: Obituary Notice for Elijah B. Silliman.

    2. [S00965] 1900 Census Tarentum, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

    3. [S10345] Death Certificate for Elijah B. Silliman.

    4. [S00242] 1850 Census Worth, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

    5. [S00393] 1860 Census Worth, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

    6. [S00504] 1870 Census Pleasantville, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

    7. [S00649] 1880 Census Karns City, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

    8. [S03054] Rootsweb: World Connect - Bernhard-Schmillen-Cushman-Peery-Osborne, Lynn Bernhard.

    9. [S4886] "The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America 1649-1908" Vol. 1 & 2, Lucy Abigail Brainard, (Hartford Press, The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company 1908).