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Joseph Gilchrist born 1796 “near Gettysburg” PA, paid taxes
as a single man in Westmoreland Co 1816-1819, married Juliet McAllister early
1820’s, two sons, married Eliza McAllister late 1820’s. In census Westmoreland Co 1830 and 1840 with
second family growing to 8 children and in Armstrong Co in 1850 and 1860. In Iowa by 1870 where children have
migrated. Dies 1872.
Seeking parentage of Joseph, I find there are few surnames
Gilchrist in PA in the 18th century, 1-6 being improbable, 7