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 (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, 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