Margaret Jane KILMER Nancy WILLIAMS Jesse Jacob KILMER Sarah A SAYLORS Sarah JONES Mini tree diagram
Jeremiah Early KILMER

Jeremiah Early KILMER1,8,2,9,3,4,5,6,7

11th Oct 18321,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 20th Jul 19151,2

Life History

11th Oct 1832

Born in Dunlap, Bledsoe, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Married Nancy WILLIAMS in Tennessee.16

8th Nov 1858

Birth of daughter Margaret Jane KILMER in Douglas County, Missouri.10,11,12,13,14,4,2,15

between 1862 and 1865

Military: Private in Company D, 3rd Cavalry Regiment Missouri, for theConfederacy in Missouri.8


Death of Nancy WILLIAMS in Arkansas.16

Oct 1879

Birth of son Jesse Jacob KILMER in Arkansas

before 1888

Death of Sarah JONES.9

22nd Nov 1888

Married Sarah A SAYLORS in Faulkner County, Arkansas.9

20th Jul 1915

Died in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.1,2

after 20th Jul 1915

Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma.2

Other facts


Married Sarah JONES


  • Jeremiah is an ancestor of the actor Val Kilmer.

    In 1850, Early was enumerated as the oldest of two children in thehousehold of his widowed mother Mary, under the name of Killmore(Kilmer).  They were living in near Little Rock, Arkansas.

    1850 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 22 November, GrayTownship, Hse/Fam #276
    Mary Killmore [Kilmer] 40 F $60 Real Estate b Tenn [b abt 1810]
    Early Killmore 17 M b Tenn [b abt 1833]
    Biron Killmore 14 M b Tenn [b abt 1836]

    In the 1860 census, we find Early in Douglas County, Missouri, withhis first wife Nancy Williams and their first three children.  Fromthe ages of the children here, we can tell they moved from Tennesseeto Missouri about 1855.

    1860 Federal Census, Douglas County, Missouri, 13 July, P O FallingSpring, District page 28, Hse/Fam #188
    Early Kilmere [sic] 27 M W Farmer $500 Real Estate $200 Personal bornTN
    Nancy Kilmere 27 F W Wife born TN
    Mary E A Kilmere 6 F W Son born TN
    James B Kilmere 4 M W Son born MO
    Margaret J Kilmere 1 F W Son born MO

    American Civil War Soldiers
    Early Killmer
    Served Missouri for the Confederacy
    Enlisted as a Private in Company D, 3rd Cavalry Regiment Missouri
    (further information provided below as part of his memorial on Find aGrave)

    In the 1870 census, Early's wife is named Mary.  The children of thefamily look right, and match the earlier reports.  Is Mary Nancy'sother name?  None of the family sources mention a Mary.  And Nancy isreported to have died in 1870 or 1871.  No Mary is reported among thethree wives of Early.  I have not found the marriage record for Nancyor Sarah Jones Duckworth, the widow who became Early's second wife.

    1870 Federal Census, Fulton County, Arkansas, 1 July, Big SpringTownship, PO Bennetts Bayou, page 49, Hse #4, Fam #7
    Killmore, E 36 M W Farmer $0 Real Estate $205 Personal born Tenn
    Killmore, Mary 34 F W  Keeper of House born Tennessee
    Killmore, Mary 15 F W Domes-H Keeper born Tennessee
    Killmore, James 12 M W Farm Laborer born Missouri
    Killmore, Jennie 11 F W born Arkansas  [matches Margaret J of 1860,who was Margaret Jane]
    Killmore, Sarah 9 F W born Arkansas
    Killmore, John 2 M W At Home born Missouri

    The birth states of the children indicate a lot of moving north-south. It looks like they moved from Tennessee to Missouri soon after theend of the Civil War.  James was born there about 1857-1858, but theyweren't in Missouri long before moving somewhere south of the borderinto Arkansas, where Jennie was born about 1858 or 1859.

    Douglas County, Missouri is just one county away for Arkansas incentral Missouri.  A little after the 1960 census, they moved backinto Missouri, where John was born about 1862.  By 1870 they are backacross the border in Fulton County.  Fulton County, Arkansas, bordersMissouri in the Ozarks.

    In 1880, Early is married to Sarah H Jones Duckworth.  They are livingin Johnson County, Texas, south of Ft Worth.

    1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 11 June, Alvarado,District 084, page 20-21, Hse #168, Fam #173
    Kilmer, Early  W F 45 Head Farmer Cannot read or write Tenn NC Tenn [babt 1835]
    Kilmer, Sarah H  W F 38 Wife Keeping House Cannot read or write MissAla Ala [b abt 1842]
    Kilmer, Louisa A E  W F 15 Dau At Home Ark Tenn Ala [b abt 1865]
    Kilmer, John D  W M 13 Son Works on Farm AR VA AL Cannot read AR TennMiss [b abt 1867]
    Kilmer, Thomas W  W M 9 Son Works on Farm AR Tenn Miss [b abt 1871]
    Kilmer, Martha S  W F 7 Dau AR Tenn Miss [b abt 1873]
    - page 21 -
    Kilmer, Mary H  W F 71 Mother Widow Cannot read or write Tenn VA NC [babt 1889]

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    E Kilmer
    Gender Male
    Age 52, Birth Year abt 1836
    Residence Palarm, Faulkner, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name S A Saylors
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 40
    Spouse's Residence Palarm, Faulkner, Arkansas
    Marriage 22 Nov 1888 Faulkner County
    Marriage License Date 19 Nov 1888

    1900 Federal Census, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, 5 June,Township 9, District 76, page 3B,  Hse/Fam #51
    Killmer, Early Head  W M Oct 1833 66 Married 12 years TN GA GA FarmerRents
    Killmer, Sarah Wife W F Sept 1848 51 Married 12 years 1 child/1 livingMS TN TN
    Killmer, Jesse Son W M Oct 1879 10 Single AR TN MS

    Jeremiah Early Kilmer
    Birth Oct. 11, 1832 Tennessee
    Death Jul. 20, 1915, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma

    Jeremiah's father James Kilmer was killed in Cherokee Wars in Georgia.His mother was Mary Meadows Heard, daughter of Jesse Heard andMargaret Hess.
    Jeremiah's brother Byrum Kilmer is buried in
    Lanes Chapel Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas

    Private Early Kilmer:
    Service Co. D3 Missouri Cavalry.
    Dated enlisted Aug 20,1862
    Place Enlistment: Marion Co., Mo
    Age 28
    Paroled June/1865
    Confirmation of Record NA 322/24
    Residence: Douglas Co. Mo
    Men from 1ST 1A CAVALRY
    First 1A Cavalry: Of 1478 Officers in the Spring of 1861. They wereall mustered by 15 Feb 1861

    Early was married three times
    1st Nancy Williams (my ggreatgrandmother),
    1 Mary KILMER b: 1854 in Tennessee, married Henry Hawking
    2 James Byram Or Byrom KILMER b: 29 Aug 1855 in Ozark, Missourimarried 1st Clara Trowbridge and 2nd Nellie Stewart
    3 Margarette Jane KILMER b: 8 Nov 1858 in Douglas, Missouri marriedJohn Green
    4 Sarah Louise KILMER b: 17 May 1862 in Douglas, Missouri married 1stNewman William Osborne and 2nd John Melvin Akins
    5 John Doe KILMER b: 4 Jun 1868 in Arkansas married 1st Mary ElizabethCooper and 2nd Margaret Virginia Baily
    6 Thomas Walker KILMER b: 17 May 1871 in Fulton, Arkansas married 1stLou McCord, 2nd Lula Beasley and 3rd Nora Elizabeth Jones (note withlast marriage this made Thomas and Nora grandparents of Val Kilmer

    2nd Sarah Jones (widow Duckworth)
    Mattie [Martha] KILMER b: Abt 1873 in Arkansas, married Charles AlbertRhoads

    and 3rd Sarah Saylors
    Jessie Harper KILMER b: 1 Oct 1889 in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas,married Susan Birtie Light


    The photo of the tombstone was sent to my cousin Phyllis People. Thephoto of Jeremiah came from cousin Wayne Osborne. Thank you both forsharing.

    James Byrum Kilmer (1855 - 1934)
    Margaret Jane Kilmer Green (1858 - 1955)
    Sarah Louise Kilmer Osborn Akens (1862 - 1915)
    John Doe Kilmer (1868 - 1951)
    Thomas Walker Kilmer (1871 - 1958)
    Martha Kilmer Rhoads (1877 - 1925)
    Jessie Harper Killmer (1889 - 1975)

    Burial Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma,Plot: Green family

    Maintained by Lillie, Originally Created by janet ariciu Jul 09, 2006
    -- Find A Grave Memorial #14865273,


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 5 June, Township 9, District 76, page 3B,  Hse/Fam #51
  • 4. 1860 Federal Census, Douglas County, Missouri
    • 13 July, P O Falling Spring, page 25, Hse/Fam #188
  • 5. 1850 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas
    • 22 November, Gray Township, Hse/Fam #276
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Fulton County, Arkansas
    • 1 July, Big Spring Township, PO Bennetts Bayou, page 49, Hse #4, Fam
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas
    • 11 June, Alvarado, District 084, page 20-21, Hse #168, Fam #173
  • 8. American Civil War Soldiers
    • Name: Name: 16 Sources;;
  • 9. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 10. 1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 5 March, Stratford, District 35, page 9A,  Hse #133, Fam #134
  • 11. 1930 Federal Census, Murray County, Oklahoma
    • 4 April, Allen Township, District 1, page 2A, Hse/#16
  • 12. 1910 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 28 April, Whitebead Township, District 88, page 5B, Hse/Fam #73
  • 13. 1900 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas
    • 15 June, Cypress Township, District 27, Page 7B, House #138, Family
  • 14. RootsWeb Trees
  • 15. 1860 Federal Census, Douglas County, Missouri
    • 13 July, P O Falling Spring, District page 28, Hse/Fam #188
  • 16. Ancestry Trees

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