Courtesy of Dave Morin

Ap­ril 29, 1834, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Ju­ly 23, 1918, Ro­che­ster, New York.

Mount Hope Ce­me­te­ry, Ro­ches­ter, New York.


Joseph was the son of New Hamp­shire Gov­er­nor Jo­seph Al­bree Gil­more and Ann Whip­ple, and hus­band of Ma­ry Jo­se­phine Park­hurst (mar­ried 1861).

He gra­du­at­ed in arts from Brown Un­i­ver­si­ty, Pro­vi­dence, Rhode Is­land, and in the­o­lo­gy from New­ton The­o­lo­gic­al In­sti­tu­tion, New­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts (where he lat­er taught He­brew). From 1863–64, he was his fa­ther’s as­sist­ant while he was gov­er­nor; dur­ing that per­i­od, he al­so ed­it­ed the Con­cord, New Hamp­shire, Dai­ly Mo­ni­tor.

In 1865, Gil­more be­came pas­tor at the Se­cond Baptist Church in Ro­ches­ter, New York. In 1867, he be­came pro­fess­or of Eng­lish Lang­uage and Li­ter­a­ture at Ro­ches­ter Un­i­ver­si­ty. He lat­er pas­tored in Fish­er­ville, New Hamp­shire.

He wrote six books, in­clud­ing:

  1. He Lead­eth Me
  2. Jesus Is Here
  3. My Tremb­ling Soul to Je­sus Turned
  4. Our Sav­ior, Je­sus, and Our Lord
  5. We De­di­cate to Je­sus