John Gilkey, of Ireland, married Jemima Pattenger, of Virginia, by whom he had Allen, John, David, Elizabeth, Samuel, Barbara, William, and Thomas. David married Sally A. Murdock, by whom he had Erasmus D., John G., William L., Sarah E., James P., and Ellen W. Mr. Gilkey settled in Warren County in 1824, and his wife died in 1830 He afterward married Polly Wyatt, when he was seventy-five years old. William L. Gilkey married Elizabeth Liles. Sarah E. married James Bowen. Jemima P. married William C. Gilkey, her cousin. Ellen W. married Samuel Kennedy.