April 29, 1834, Boston, Massachusetts.

July 23, 1918, Rochester, New York.


Joseph was the son of New Hampshire Governor Joseph Albree Gilmore and Ann Whipple, and husband of Mary Josephine Parkhurst. 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, and in 1867 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

Gilmore’s burial place