KILGORE

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

The Kilgore’s  are Scotch-Irish.  They are related to the Douglas Family and through the Douglas line are related to Queen Victoria .  The ancestry goes back to Lord Douglas Kilgore  of Ireland .  The Kilgore family originated in the land of Kilgour in the county of Fife , Ireland .

 At the time of the American Revolution there were five Kilgore brothers, great, great, great, grandsons of Lord Douglas Kilgore  who on 7 Oct 1780 participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain.  They were:

Hiram Kilgore , b. Ireland
Charles Kilgore , b. Ireland
Robert Kilgore , b. Ireland
Wiliam Kilgore , b. Ireland
James Kilgore , b. Ireland

One of these brothers is most likely the father of:

Ester/Easter Kilgore

Ester/Easter Kilgore , b. c. 1763; d. ca. 1833; m. c. 1783 to Lewis Green, Jr. , sonof Lewis Green, Sr. , b. 5 May 1751, Virginia; d. 1835.  Lewis & Ester (Kilgore) Green  had ten (10) children:

1.    James Green , Sr.
2.    
Elijah Green
3.    
Mary Ruth Green , m. 15 Dec 1806, Richard Wilson .
4.   
William Green .  Served in the War of 1812
5.     Elisha Green , m. Jun 1813 to Nancy Bingham
6.     
Sarah/Sally Green , m 1st 21 Nov 1815 to William Bingham ; m 2nd unknown   Hendricks .
7.   
Elizabeth Green .
8.   
Ester Green .
9.   
Lewis Green , Jr. , m. Letty Arnett .
10    
Robert Green , b. 1808, Harlan County , KY; m. Ely Ann Drake .  See Drake & Green