CS Con Gilmer, John Adams, CS Congressman, NC

John Adams Gilmer:
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Born: November 4, 1805
Birthplace: Greensboro North Carolina
Father: Captain Robert Shaw Gilmer 1770 – 1845
(Buried: Alamance Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina)
Mother: Anna Forbis 1786 – 1861
(Buried: Alamance Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina)

Wife: Julianna Paisley 1810 – 1875
(Buried: First Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina)

Children:
Mary Ann Gilmer Shober 1833 – 1858
(Buried: First Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina)
William Paisley Gilmer 1835 – 1842
(Buried: First Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina)
Colonel John Alexander Gilmer 1838 – 1892
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery Greensboro North Carolina)
Frances Matilde "Fannie" Gilmer Brenizer 1842 – 1904
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Charlotte North Carolina)
Hattie Gilmer Adams 1844 – 1872
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery Greensboro North Carolina)
Julia Chase Gilmer Perry 1848 – 1911
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Charlotte North Carolina)


Political Party: Whig Party, Know – Nothing Party, Opposition Party


Occupation before War:

School Teacher in Greensboro North Carolina
1832 – 1857: Attorney in Greensboro North Carolina
Solicitor for Guliford County North Carolina
1846 – 1856: North Carolina State Senator
1856: Unsuccessful Whig Candidate for Governor of North Carolina
1857 – 1861: United States Congressman from North Carolina
1857 – 1859: Member of House Elections Committee
1859 – 1861: Chairman of House Elections Committee

Civil War Career:
1861: Declined position in the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet
1861: Distributed anti-secession pamphlets in North Carolina
1861: Voted Secession after Lincoln's call for volunteers
1861 – 1864: Attorney in Greensboro North Carolina
1864 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from North Carolina
1864 – 1865: Chairman of House Elections Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Ways and Means Committee
His most important work was his effort to secure the broadest tax and money policies with the least infringement on individuals and states
He tried to halt and event to reserve the accretion of powers in the central government.
His only concessions to the emergency were his approval of certain measures aiming to improve the efficiency of existing laws.
Known to have been an active peace advocate.
Instrumental in persuading President Davis to send a delegation to Hampton Roads.
He proposed a diet to represent the Independent Confederacy.

Occupation after War:
Supporter of President Andrew Johnson's reconstruction plan
1866: North Carolina Delegate to Union National Convention

Died:
May 14, 1868
Place of Death:
Greensboro North Carolina
Age at time of Death: 62 years old
Burial Place: First Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina

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