Margaret Minerva Phipps


Personal and Family Information

Margaret was born on 15 SEP 1804 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, the daughter of unknown parents.

She died on 26 AUG 1891 in Schuyler County, Illinois.

Her husband was Joel Wilkins Gillenwaters, who she married in 1823 in Tennessee. They had no known children.


Birth15 SEP 1804
Place: Hawkins County, Tennessee
Death26 AUG 1891
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Census27 AUG 1850
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Age: 48 born TN
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: 54 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: 65 born Tenn
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
Census10 JUN 1880
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Age: 75 born Tenn
Address: dwelling 142 family 148 Margaret Gillenwater wf 75 mother (of John) widow born Tenn, father born Kentucky, mother born Tennessee with John W Gillenwater wm 30 married born Illinois, Susan 29 born Penn and six chldren age 7 and under
BurialAUG 1891
Place: Schuyler County, Illinois
Address: Gillenwater Cemetery , Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois Margaret Gillenwaters, wife of J.W. Gillenwaters, died Aug 26, 1891, Aged 86y 11m 11D Find A Grave Memorial# 108767512 with husband and children


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