Robert Tilford & Anna Creighton Scott Gilmer family

ANNA CREIGHTON/CRAYTON SCOTT d/o Andrew & Anna Longest Scott b. 21 Jan 1817 Orange co. Ind. d. 16 Apr 1909 Fairfield, Jefferson co. Iowa;  m. 11 Dec 1855 Sangamon co. Ill. Robert Tilford Gilmer, s/o James & Elizabeth "Betsey" Tilford Allen Gilmer  b. 21 Jan 1817  Adair co. Kentucky  d. 31 May 1902 Fairfield, Jefferson co. Iowa; they lived near Glasgow, Jefferson co. Iowa and are both buried in the Evergreen cemetery near Fairfield.

From a footnote in Annals of Iowa, April, 1922- William Simpson was a Scotchman, quite an original character and considered a wonderful teacher.  It is said he could have several classes on the floor reciting at the same time and detect any error made.  He was studying medicine and was betrothed to one of the older Scott girls, who was broken-hearted at his untimely death at Lexington, Kentucky, April 9, 1842.  Since her sisters Dorinda, Lucinda, and Malinda were far too young, her sisters Nancy and Elizabeth A. were both married in the 1830's, and Anna did not marry until age 38, this almost certainly refers to Anna.

Yes, Anna's middle name was Creighton (or Crayton), proving again that John Wilson Scott's mother's maiden name was Creighton, not Wilson.

Robert & Anna had three children, but only one survived:

Author: Matt Scott