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Re: William Cardiff Killman Talbot Co. Md.
Posted by: Robert Potter (ID *****8525) Date: September 06, 2005 at 14:06:04
In Reply to: William Cardiff Killman Talbot Co. Md. by Kathy Doherty of 148

W.C. Kilmon was my great-great-grandfather. His youngest son, George McKinstry (this was misspelled on a previous post), was my great-grandfather. My grandmother, Clara Kilmon Potter and her two sisters, Lottie Kilmon Sullivan and Etta Kilmon Hubbard, were all born in the house that I believe William Cardiff Kilmon built in the small town of Royal Oak in Talbot County. (My Aunt Lottie found a Spanish dollar dated 1819 while planting flowers near the house foundations.) My great-grandfather was for years the town's factotum, being a blacksmith, gunsmith, wheelwright, and miller, among other things. W.C. apparently banded the famous Royal Oak War of 1812 cannonballs that now hang in the Royal Oak post office, which was built on land where George had his shop.

William Cardiff Kilmon is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton, Maryland. My grandmother remembered when he, his wife, and two or three of his children were removed from a family plot on a relative's farm.

Next to the house where my grandmother was born lived Levi Scott Kilmon who I believe is also the great-great-grandson of W.C. Kilmon, through his eldest son Levi Scott.

This is my first post on this forum. Thanks for reading, and thanks for some information I did not know.

Bob Potter
Wilmington, Delaware

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