Augustus Damon Fillmore

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Born: 1823

Died: 1870


Augustus Damon Fillmore was born near Gallipolis, Ohio, and grew up in Fulton, near Cincinnati. When he was two or three years old, before he could sing words, he would sit on his father’s knee and sing the soprano of simple tunes while his father sang bass. At age 16 he began to teach music and compose songs. After teaching music a few years, he decided to be a preacher but was never ordained. He was active and well known for his preaching but also remained active in music. He wrote many hymns and Sunday school songs. He also published a number of church music collections and the periodicals The Gem and Musician and The Temperance Musician. He died on his farm near Cincinnati. His two sons James Henry Fillmore and Frank Fillmore were also successful composers and established the successful music publishing firm “Fillmore Brothers.”

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