Joel Wilkins Gillenwaters


Personal and Family Information

Joel was born on 17 FEB 1802 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, the son of Thomas Gillenwaters and Mary Malory Wilkins.

He died on 17 FEB 1880 in Schuyler County, Illinois.

His wife was Margaret Minerva Phipps, who he married in 1823 in Tennessee. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Joel Wilkins Gillenwaters


Thomas Gillenwaters


Thomas Gillenwaters


Martha Unknown


Mary Malory Wilkins



Birth17 FEB 1802
Place: Hawkins County, Tennessee
Death17 FEB 1880
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Census27 AUG 1850
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Age: 48 born Tenn
Address: dwelling 90 family 98 Joel Gillenwaters 48 born Tenn, Margaret Gillenwatesr 45 Tenn, Thomas 19 Tenn, Robert 16 Tenn, Margaret 12 Ill, Elizabeth 12 Ill, Irvine 9 m Ill, Minerva 7f Ills, Joel 3 Ill, John 2 months Ill family 89 dwelling 97 Samuel Gillengwaters 27 Tenn, Jane C Gillenwaters 22 Tenn, Mary E 4months Ill
Census27 AUG 1860
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Age: 59 born Tenn
Address: dwelling 2562 family 2567 Joel Gillenwaters 59m Tenn, Margaret " 54f Tenn, Elizabeth 21 f Ill, Ervin 20 m Ill, Nancy 17f Ill, Joel 13m Ill, John 10m Ill dwelling 2563 family 2568 Robt Gillenwaters 24 m Tenn, Emily " 20 f Ill, Charles " 4m Ill, Sarah 10 month f Ill
Census21 JUL 1870
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Age: 68 born Tn
Address: Rushville dwelling 138 family 138 Gillenwaters, Joel 68, mw farmer born Tenn, __ Margret 65 fw Tenn, __ Nancy M 24 fw Ills, John W mw Ills dwelling 139 family 139 Gillenwaters, Robert 35 mw Ills, __ Emily 33 fw KY, __ Charles 13 Ills, __ Sarah 9 fw Ills
BurialFEB 1880
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Address: Gillenwater Cemetery , Rushville, Schuyler County Find A Grave Memorial# 108767123




Note 1


Page 400 Dated: August 12, 1845Proven: Dec. Term. 1856

I William Phipps of the County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee, being of sound mind but feeling the uncertainty of this mortal life, also the necessity of preparing for death by making a necessary arrangement of my temporal affairs, do make and declare the following last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all others, to wit:


Item 4th. To my daughter Margaret Gillenwaters, wife of Joel Gillenwaters, I will and bequeath two negro children named Clinton and Alice, also stock and household furniture all of which she has before received of me.


It is also my will that William Armstrong, my son Joshua Phipps and my son James L. Phipps be my Executors to this my last Will and Testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal This 12th day of August, 1845.

Wm. Phipps (seal)

Witness: Wm. Armstrong, Alfred Armstrong, Mary Armstrong