History of the Restoration Movement

Gilmore Randolph


Source: Find-A-Grave

The Life of Gilmore Randolph

Gilmore Randolph was born on July 13, 1922 in McMinn County, Tennessee. He was a son of William Byrd Randolph (1796-1881) and Dorcas Randolph (1795-1859). He was married to Mary Brookshire (1825-1884) on March 24, 1840 in his home of McMinn County. They had 13 children.

The Randolph family was strongly connected to the Christian movement in south central Tennessee. Gilmore's grandfather William Byrd Randolph, Sr. (1754-1824) was a Baptist preacher who determined to give up human creeds to follow and preach the Bible alone around the years 1810. The outcome was that the family was strongly devoted to the promotion of New Testament Christianity.

Gilmore preached the gospel of Jesus. He and his brother Gilbert A. Randolph (1820-1885) led the field in evangelism in their day. When Gilmore was not farming he was preaching where he could.

The Randolph family was long known in south central Tennessee for their leadership among churches of Christ.

Gilmore passed from this life March 16, 1902. He was buried in the cemetery at Union Grove Church of Christ in Bradley County, Tennessee near the town of Cleveland. His wife Mary lived 12 more years before her passing September 2, 1914.

-Scott Harp, 09.21.2021

Sources: Ancesty.com; Find-A-Grave

Directions To Grave

The Randolphs are buried in the Union Grove Church of Christ Cemetery in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee. Cleveland lies in south central Tennessee several miles northeast of Chattanooga. Heading north on I-75, get off on the Hwy. 74 exit and make your way to the east side of the city. You can get off on Bates Pike and drive a few miles until you come to Union Grove c/C which will be on your left. The cemetery is behind the church up the hill. While there be sure and visit the grave of another gospel preacher buried just up the hill next to an enclosure, William H. L. Hamilton.

GPS Location
35°07'25.7"N 84°47'41.5"W
or D.d. 35.123811,-84.794862

March 3, 1838
September 2, 1914

Memory Of Our
Father Who Walked
With The Lord In The
Light Of His Word.

Gilmore Randolph
Born July 13, 1822
Died March 16, 1904

Photos Taken 05.10.2015
Webpage Produced 09.21.2021
Courtesy Of Scott Harp


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