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Special thanks to:

 

1. Dorothy “Dottie” Ruth Gilbert; paragraph 4.C.13.d.(7.(b. of the Alexander Patterson Biles page.

 

2. "Memoirs Regarding the Family of John Gilbert (1752 - 1829) of Galway, Saratoga County, N. Y. by The Reverend Hiram Whitney Gilbert;" (https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89062864392;view=1up;seq=9 ) written 1886 and typed 1955 by his grandson, Reverend Charles H. Gilbert of Maine, New York.

 

3. THE GILBERT FAMILY, descendants of Thomas Gilbert, 1582 (?) - 1659 of Mt. Wollaston (Braintree), Windsor, and Wethersfield" by Homer W. Brainard, Harold S. Gilbert and Clarence A. Torrey, distributed by A. C. Gilbert, Jr. of the A. C. Gilbert Co., P. O. Box 1610, New Haven 6, Connecticut.

 

4. Several Internet sources.

 

Origin of the surname “Gilbert:”

 

 

Generation

 

11

 

10  Richard Gilbert

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born England.  Died .

 

2. Wife: Margery Morken

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Child:

 

a. Thomas Gilbert: See generation 9, below.

 

9   Thomas Gilbert

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born in England; baptized 25 April 1589 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.  Died before 5 September 1659 (when estate was inventoried) at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut; probate 6 October 1659 at Hartford, Hartford County.  Immigrated to America about 1635, settling initially at Braintree, Massachusetts.  About 1644/45 moved with many others to Windsor, Connecticut (more fertile and less rocky farm land), where he bought 5 acres of land from Francis Stiles.  By 1652 sold that land to John Drake, Sr.

 

2. Wife: Elizabeth Bennett

 

Born in England.  Died at about the same time as Thomas; the estate inventory for Thomas includes funeral charges for both Thomas and Elizabeth.  Not mention in any New England record.  Married Thomas Gilbert on 29 August 1610 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.

 

3. Children:

 

(1. Thomas Gilbert, Jr.: See generation 8, below.

 

(2. Sarah Gilbert: Born about 1614/15 in Yardley Parish, Worcester, England.  Married Joel Jenkins in July 1640.

 

(3. Jonathan Gilbert: Born 1617 in England; baptized 8 June 1617 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.  Died 19/10 December 1682, age 63 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; interred there in Center Cemetery.  Married (1st) Mary White.  Married (2nd) Mary Wells (b. abt 1626 in England, d. 3 Jul 1700 at Hartford), daughter of Thomas and Frances (Albright) Wells, in November 1650 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Lydia Gilbert: Born 30 October 1654 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 2 August 1738 at East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.  Married Stephen Richardson, son of Amos and Mary (?) Richardson, on 25 September 1673 at Stongington, New London County, Connecticut.

 

(b. Sarah Gilbert: Born 25 July 1651 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 26 January 1685/86 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  Married (?) Belcher.

 

(c. Captain Thomas Gilbert: Born August 1658 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 9 February 1708/09 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  Married and had children.

 

(d. Nathaniel Gilbert: Born about 1657 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died between 1674 and 1682.

 

(e. Hester Gilbert: Born 27 April 1662 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died about 1688.

 

(f. Captain Samuel Gilbert: Born 5 August 1664 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 5 August 1733 at Paugwonk, Inlyme County, Connecticut.

 

(g. Ebenezer Gilbert: Born 11 August 1666 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(h. Rachel Gilbert: Born 17 July 1668 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there 13 November 1754.

 

(i. Jonathan Gilbert, Jr.

 

(j. Mary Gilbert: Married (?) Holton.

 

(4. John Gilbert: Born ; baptized 9 January 1619/20 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.  Died 29 December 1690 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; will dated 1 August 1690.  Married Amy Lord and had the following children:

 

(a. Elizabeth Gilbert: Born 12 February 1654/55 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(b. Thomas Gilbert: Born 4 September 1658 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(c. Amy Gilbert: Born 3 April 1663 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(d. Joseph Gilbert: Born 3 April 1666 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(5. Ezekiel Gilbert: Born ; baptized 17 February 1621/22 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.  Employed as a sailor.

 

(6. Child: Died as an infant; interred 3 November 1624 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.

 

(7. Josiah Gilbert: Born ; baptized 27 November 1625 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.  Died 22 August 1688 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Belcher and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Benjamin Gilbert: Born 22 September 1652 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(b. Elizabeth Gilbert: Born 28 March 1654 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married (?) Demong.

 

(c. Lydia Gilbert: Born 8 December 1656 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married (?) Ryley.

 

(d. Josiah Gilbert, Jr.: Born 12 September 1659 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Perhaps died young.

 

(e. Sarah Gilbert: Born 1 December 1661 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married (?) Williams.

 

(f. Eleazer Gilbert: Born 20 September 1663 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(g. Moses Gilbert: Born 12 April 1666 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

 

(h. Caleb Gilbert: Born 10 June 1668 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(i. John Gilbert.

 

(i. Mary Gilbert: Born 18 November 1670 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married (?) Willard.

 

(j. Amy Gilbert: Born 12 April 1672 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

Josiah Gilbert married (2nd) widow Mary (Harris) Ward (contract between them dated 1681).

 

(8. Obadiah Gilbert: Born ; baptized 7 June 1629 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.  Died August-September 1674 at Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Married Elizabeth (Burr) Olmsted.

 

(a. Benjamin Gilbert: Baptized 19 May 1695.  Married Elizabeth Adams (b. abt 24 Feb 1695/95) and had the following children:

 

(1) Moses Gilbert: Born 4 August 1717.  Died 25 August 1785 at Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut.  Married Elizabth Hubbell (b. 11 Nov 1724) of Nathan on 11 March 1740/41 at Greenfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Settled at Norwalk, Connecticut by 1755.

 

(a) Obadiah Gilbert: Born ; baptized 11 February 1741/42.  Married Beulah Babbitt.

 

(b) Hannah Gilbert: Born ; baptized 21 March 1742/43.  Perhaps died young.

 

(c) Captain Nathan Gilbert: Born about 1746.  Married Sarah Betts.

 

(d) Gershom Gilbert: Born (probably) 1750; baptized 5 August 1750 in Wilton Parish, Norwalk Township, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died 13 January 1832, age 81, at home in Northampton, Montgomery County, New York; interred Main Street Cemetery, Northville, New York.  Employed as a tailor.  Veteran of the American Revolutionary War.

 

1800 US Census: Gershom Gilbert was heading a household in Stillwater Township, Saratoga County, New York.

 

Gershom married (1st) Rachel Buckingham, daughter of Stephen Buckingham (b. abt 1746, d. 13 Sep 1771) on 13 June 1771 at Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Married (2nd) Eunice Whitlock (bapt 2 Jun 1761 at Greenfield, CT, d. 26 May 1822; interred Main Street Cem., Northville, NY), daughter of Oliver and Mary (Hull) Whitlock, and had the following children:

 

[1. John Buckingham Gilbert: Born 15 February 1781/83 at Huntington, Connecticut.  Died 28 January 1845, age 64, at Saratoga Springs, New York; interred there in Southside Cemetery.

 

1810 US Census: John B. Gilbert was heading a household in Saratoga Township, Saratoga County, New York.

 

1820 US Census: John B. Gilbert was heading a  household in Saratoga Township, Saratoga County, New York.

 

John B. Gilbert married Esther Parks (b. 1783 in N.Y., d. 19 May 1855 at Saratoga Springs) and had the following children:

 

[a. Morris Gilbert: Born 1805 at Saratoga Springs, New York.  Died there 28 April 1859.

 

1850 US Census: Morris Gilbert, age 45 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Saratoga Springs  Township, Saratoga County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, Cemanthe Gilbert, age 39 (b. NYS); son, John W. Gilbert, age 21 (b. NYS); son, James E. Gilbert, age 17 (b. NYS); daughter, Maria F. Gilbert, age 15 (b. NYS); son, Henry A. Gilbert, age 13 (b. NYS); son, Samuel M. Gilbert, age 11 (b. NYS); son, Charles B. Gilbert, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Mary C. Gilbert, age 3 (b. NYS); and Elizabeth Snyder, age 23 (b. NYS), with no occupation recorded.  Of possible interest, Daniel S. Gilbert, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the next door household headed by Daniel D. Eddy, age 37.

 

[b. Seymour Gilbert: Born 1812 in New York State.  Died 16 April 1888 at Saratoga Springs, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Seymour Gilbert, age 39 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Saratoga Springs Township, Saratoga County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $4,000.  The household also included his mother, Esther Gilbert, age 67 (b. NYS); George Tompkins, age 14 (b. NYS); Catharine A. Ruley, age 12 (b. NYS); and Jerusha Case, age 22 (b. NYS).

 

[2. Mary Gilbert: Born about 1784.  Died 1819, age 35.

 

[3. Nathan Gilbert: Born 14 March 1788 in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died 16 May 1850, age 62, at Denton's Corners, Fulton County, New York; interred Main Street Cemetery, Northville, Fulton County, New York.

 

1820 US Census: Nathan Gilbert was heading a household in Northampton Township, Montgomery County, New York.

 

1830 US Census: Nathan Gilbert was heading a household in Northampton Township, Montgomery County, New York.

 

1840 US Census: Nathan Gilbert was heading a household in Northampton Township, Montgomery County, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Martha Gilbert was heading a household in Northampton Township, Montgomery County, New York.

 

1855 NYS Census: Martha Gilbert, age 61, was heading a household at Moreau, Saratoga Springs Township, Saratoga County, New York.  The household also included dsuees

 

1860 US Census: Martha Gilbert, age 69, resided in the household headed by her son, Truman Gilbert, age 43 and employed as a physician, in the Village of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York.  The household also included Truman's son, Truman J. Gilbert, age 14; daughter, Ella Gilbert, age 12; son, William G. Gilbert, age 3; and servant, Emily Simons, age 30.

 

Nathan married Martha Brownell (b. 1793, d. 1886) and had the following children:

 

[a. Cyrus B. Gilbert: Born 1813.  Died 1872.  Married Caroline (?).

 

[b. Mary J. Gilbert: Born 1814.  Died 1852.  Married Simon V. Lobdell.

 

[c. Truman O. Gilbert: Born 1814/16 in New York.  Died 30 November 1865 in Saratoga Springs Township, Saratoga Springs, New York.  Married Maria Rachel Lobdell and had the following (perhaps 11) children:

 

[1] Truman J. Gilbert: Born 20 December 1845 at Saratoga Springs, New York.  Died 21 August 1891 at Lenora, Norton County, Kansas.  Married Florence Belle Rogers (b. 14 Mar 1860 at Kingston, Caldwell Co., MO, d. 21 Jun 1926 at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA) and had the following children:

 

[a] Arthur Huett Gilbert: Born 21 November 1882 in Kansas.  Died 10 August 1947 at Los Angeles, California.

 

[b] Minnie Edna Gilbert: Born 1 January 1885 at Lenora, Kansas.  Died 7 November 1953 at Madera, California.  Married William Edward Seibert (b. 10 Apr 1884 at Exira, Audubon Co., IA, d. 18 Jun 1957 at Madera, CA), son of Malcolm Bowers Siebert (b. 1 Jul 1855 at Clark, OH, d. 9 Jul 1929 at Fresno, CA) and Julia Arline (Bartlett) Siebert (b. 1855, d. 1948), and had the following son:

 

{1. Dean Dale Seibert: Born 6 February 1910 at Ellendale, Dickey County, North Dakota.  Died 3 October 1979 at Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon.  Married (?) Gibson.

 

[c] Ethel Anna Gilbert: Born 13 February 1887.

 

[d] Edward Carrol Gilbert: Born 21 March 1889.  Married Marguerite Bernice Bates (b. 21 Oct 1894).

 

[e] James Winston Gilbert: Born 18 July 1892.

 

[2] Ellen "Ella" V. Gilbert: Born 1848 at Saratoga Springs, New York.

 

[3] William G. Gilbert: Born 1857 at Saratoga Springs, New York.

 

[4] Isaac Newton Gilbert: Went to California in 1849.  Later moved to Iowa, then to Pennsylvania.  Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

[a] Ruth Maude Gilbert.

 

[5] Lucius Gilbert: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

[a] Charles Gilbert: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

{1. Lucius Gilbert.

 

[d. Caroline Gilbert: Born 1818.  Died 1893.  Married Issac J. Giles.

 

[e. Martha Louise Gilbert: Born 1824.  Died 1898.  Married (2nd) Thomas J. Abbott.

 

[f. Eliza Ann Gilbert: Born 1825.  Died 1866.  Married Charles E. A. Mathewson.

 

[g. Emily/Emilie Frances Gilbert: Born 1829.  Died 1891.  Married Joseph Mott.

 

[h. Harriet A. Gilbert: Born 1833.  Died 1912.  Married Zebulon W. Mott.

 

[4. Millison/Millicent Gilbert: Born 23 February 1790 at Jonesville, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 10/17 February 1825/26 at Fish House, Northampton Township, New York.  Married John Brownell at the Gilbert homestead, halfway between Fish House and Northville, Fulton County, New York.

 

[5. Abraham Hubbel Gilbert: Born 1794.  Died 1 July 1872, age 78, at South Britain, Connecticut.

 

[6. Barzill/Barzilla/Barzillai Gilbert: Born 19 July 1796 at Malta, New York.  Died 20 June 1873, age 76, at Northampton, New York.  Employed as a cooper and farmer.

 

[7. Laura Gilbert: Born 10 May 1799.  Died 1829/30, age 29; interred Main Street Cemetery, Northville, New York.  Married Wright Newton and settled at Newton's Corners.

 

(e) Hannah Gilbert: Married Nathan Taylor about 1782.

 

(f) Moses Gilbert. (perhaps)

 

(2) Abigail Gilbert: Born about 21 June 1719 at Greenfield Hill, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

(3) Sarah Gilbert: Born about 2 July 1721 at Greenfield Hill, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

(4) Benjamin Gilbert: Born about 14 April 1723 at Greenfield Hill, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

(5) Elizabeth Gilbert: Born 11 September 1731.

 

8   Thomas Gilbert, Jr.

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born ; baptized 16 February 1611/12 in Yardley Parish, Worcester County, England.  Died 5 June 1662 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.  Immigrated from England to Braintree, Massachusetts about 1635.  Settled at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Oath of Freemanship 23 March 1656/57.

 

2. Wife #1: Mary James

 

3. Wife #2: Lydia (?)

 

Born about 1596 in England.  Died about 1654 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Found guilty of witchcraft and sentenced to die.

 

4. Wife #3: Catherine (Chapin) Bliss

(see Para 3.b. of Gen 9 of the Chapin Annex)

 

Born about 1626 at Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England, daughter of Deacon Samuel and Cicely (Penney) Chapin.  Baptized there in 1626.  Died 4 February 1712/13 at Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Nathaniel Bliss (b. 1621 in England, d. 18 Nov 1654 at Springfield, MA), son of Thomas and Margaret (Lawrence) Bliss, on 26 November 1646 and had the following children:

 

a. Samuel Bliss: Born 4 November 1647 at Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 19 June 1749 at Longmeadow, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Married Sarah Stebbins (b. 18 Aug 1654 at Springfield, d. 6 Nov 1721 at Longmeadow, MA), daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Wright) Stebbins, on 2 January 1671/2.

 

b. Margaret Bliss: Born 12 November 1649.  Married Nathaniel Foote (b. 10 Jan 1647/8 at Wethersfield, CT, d. 12 Jan 1703), son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Smith) Foote, on 2 May 1672 at Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

c. Mary Bliss: Born 23 September 1651.  Died 1722.  Married Nathaniel Holcombe (b. 4 Nov 1648 at Windsor, CT, d. 5 Mar 1741 at Simsbury, CT), son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Holcombe, on 27 February 1670 at Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

d. Nathaniel Bliss: Born 27 March 1653.  Died 23 December 1736.  Married Deborah Colton (b. 25 Jan 1654, d. 26 Nov 1733), daughter of George and Deborah (Gardner) Colton, on 28 December 1676.

 

Catharine (Chapin) Bliss married (2nd) this Thomas Gilbert on 31 July 1655 (marriage contract dated 23 May 1655 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA) and had the following children:

 

e. Sarah Gilbert: Born 19 February 1655/6.  Died 4 February 1712.  Married (1st) Samuel Field (b. 1651 at Hartford, CT, d. 24 Jun 1697 at Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA), son of Zechariah and Mary (Stanley) Field, on 9 August 1676.  Married (2nd) Ebenezer Chapin (b. 6 Apr 1664 at Boston, MA, d. there 15 Jan 1725), son of David and Lydia (Crump) Chapin, on 17 October 1702.

 

f. John Gilbert: See generation 7, below.

 

g. Thomas Gilbert: Born 15 March 1658/9.  Died 14 May 1698.  Married (1st) Abilene Marshfield, his half-sister, paragraph i, below.  Married (2nd) Anna Bancroft (b. 5 May 1663, d. 1733), daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Wright) Bancroft, on 9 April 1690.

 

h. Captain Henry Gilbert: Born 1 March 1661/2.  Died 17 August 1740.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Belding (b. 17 Feb 1662), daughter of Samuel and Mary (?) Belding, on 31 January 1681/2 at Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Mary (Chadwick) Wheat on 24 December 1735 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  Mary had married (1st) Dr. Samuel Wheat on 8 November 1720.

 

Catherine (Chapin)(Bliss) Gilbert married (3rd), as his 2nd wife, Samuel Marshfield (b. 1626 in England, d. 12 May 1692 at Springfield), son of Thomas and Mercy (?) Marshfield, on 28 December 1664.  Samuel Marshfield had 1st married Hester Wright in February 1652 and with her had the following daughter:

 

i. Abilene Marshfield: Born 2 April 1664 at Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 26 November 1689.

 

Samuel and Catherine (Chapin)(Bliss)(Gilbert) Marshfield had the following children:

 

j. Josiah Marshfield: Born 29 September 1665.  Died 1712 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Rachel Gilbert (b. 1668, d. 13 Nov 1754 at West Harford, CT), daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Wells) Gilbert, on 22 September 1686.

 

k. Hester Marshfield: Born 6 September 1667.  Died 20 January 1714 at Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Ephraim Colton (b. 9 Apr 1648 at Longmeadow, Hampshire Co., MA, d. there 14 May 1713), son of George and Deborah (Gardner) Colton, on 26 March 1685 at Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

l. Infant: Born and died 17 November 1669.

 

m. Margaret Marshfield: Born 3 December 1670.  Died 12 June 1758.  Married Ebenezer Parsons (b. 17 Nov 1668, d. 23 Sep 1752), son of Benjamin and Sarah (Vore) Parsons, on 10 April 1690.

 

7   John Gilbert

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 18 October 1657 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.  Died in August 1709 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

2. Wife #1: Hannah Blakeman

 

Born 21 January 1663/4, daughter of James and Miriam (Wheeler) Blakeman.

 

3. Wife #2: Hannah Canfield

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 20 November 1667 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, daughter of Thomas and Phoebe (Crane) Canfield, the latter of whom was the daughter of Jasper Crane.  Died there in November 1714.  Married John Gilbert on 2 July 1695.

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Thomas Gilbert: See generation 6, below.

 

(2. Sarah Gilbert: Born 10 November 1705 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died 7 April 1788.  Married John Marchant (b. 1699 at Stratford, CT, d. there 1734) on 27 August 1724 at Stratford and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Sarah Marchant: (also seen: Anne “Sarah” Marchant) Married her 1st cousin, John Gilbert, generation 5, below.

 

6   Thomas Gilbert

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 16 April 1696 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died 4 August 1760 at Ripton Parish, Huntington Township, Connecticut.

 

2. Wife: Elizabeth Howe

 

Born 28 January 1700 at Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, daughter of Daniel and Margery (Andrews) Howe.  Died 19 March 1789 at Ripton Parish, Shelton, Connecticut.  Married Thomas Gilbert on 18 December 1718 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. John Gilbert: See generation 5, below.

 

b. Sarah Gilbert: (perhaps) Born 1 November 1763 at (perhaps) Middletown, Connecticut.  Died 1839 at Galena, Illinois.  Married Hezekiah Geer/Gear (b. 26 Apr 1761 at Middletown, CT, d. 4 Aug 1802 at Pittsfield, MA) on 9 February 1790 at Middletown.  Hezekiah was a Private in 1778 who served for 3 months during the Revolutionary War in Captain Beebe’s Company, which was assigned to Colonel Eno’s Regiment of the Connecticut militia.  Sarah and Hezekiah had the following children:

 

(1. Charles H. Geer/Gear: Born September 1790 in Connecticut.  Died December 1851, age 61, at his son’s residence at New Diggings, Wisconsin.  Had a lead smelting furnace on the Fever River near Buncombe.  Married, as her 1st husband, Hannah Hutton (d. 1880) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. John Hutton Geer/Gear: Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Adelia Gear: Married (?) Corey and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Ida Corey: Married (?) Dawson and had the following son:

 

[1. Lyle L. Dawson: Married a woman who corresponded in March 1957 with Charles Henry Gilbert, generation 1, below.

 

(b. William F. Geer.

 

Hannah (Hutton) Geer married (2nd) Abraham Looney.

 

(2. Hezekiah H. Geer: Born 17 December 1791.  Died about 1878; interred Hill Street Cemetery.  Main pillar of Early Episcopal Church in Galena, Illinois, where a memorial service is held each year to honor his memory.  Hezekiah married (1st) Charlotte Clark and resided at Galena and Springfield, Illinois.  Married (2nd) Mrs. Deborah Rose.  Married (3rd) Francena Trego.  Had the following children:

 

(a. Daughter: Married (?) Hobbs and had the following son:

 

(1) Richard Gear Hobbs: Started museum at Galena.

 

(b. Hamilton Gear:  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Alexander “Alex” Gear.

 

(2) John Clark Gear: Married (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Clark Alexander Gear: Born about 1890.  Married Carrie M. (?).

 

(b) George V. Gear.

 

(c) Daughter.

 

(d) Daughter.

 

(e) Daughter.

 

(3) Gene Gear.

 

(4) Will Gear: Once resided at Galena, Illinois.

 

(5) Lillian Gear.

 

(6) Annie Gear.

 

(7) Addie Gear.

 

(3. Ezekial Geer: Born 13 September 1793.  Died 1877.  Married (1st) Miranda Cook.  Married (2nd) Mary Howe.

 

(4. Sarah Geer: Died 15 October 1836.

 

(5. Emily Geer.

 

(6. Sophia Geer: Born 10 May 1800.

 

(7. William Titus Geer: Born 16 May 1802.

 

(8. Angelica Geer: Born 31 July 1804.  Married Charles Mason.

 

(9. Samuel Geer: Born June 1807.  Died single about 1863.

 

5   John Gilbert

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born December 1719 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died 16 May 1779 at Huntington, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

2. Wife: Sarah A. Marchant (also seen: Anne “Sarah” Marchant)

 

Born 21 November 1731 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died there 19 December 1808.  Married her 1st cousin, John Gilbert on 19 January 1749/48 at Stratford.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Josiah Gilbert: Born 6 June 1750.  Married Huldah Judson in 1776.

 

b. Elihu "El"/"Eli" Gilbert: Born 9 August 1751.  Married Elizabeth Wheeler in 1773 and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Betsey Ruth Gilbert: Married Daniel Turner and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Eliza Turner.

 

c. John Gilbert, Jr.: See generation 4, below.

 

d. Lemuel Gilbert: Born 1754.

 

e. Thomas Gilbert: Born 1755.  Married Mary Loveing and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Truman Gilbert: Resided at Derby on the bank of the Housetonic River at the junction of the Naugatick River.  Was prosperous in business.  Had eleven children (3 sons and 8 daughters; order uncertain), including:

 

(a. Phebe Gilbert: Eldest daughter.  Married (?) Hayes; widowed earl in life with the following children:

 

(1) Fred Hayes: Died young.

 

(2) Frank Hayes: Married Grace Watkins of Peru, Massachusetts and subsequently resided in Holyoke, Massachusetts and Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.  Frank and Grace had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) John Howard Hayes: Born 25 December 1879.

 

(b) Truman Davis Hayes: Born 10 December 1880.

 

(c) Lawrence Warner Hayes: Born 1 April 1883.

 

(d) Daughter.

 

(b. Sarah A. Gilbert: Married Captain (?) Hamilton, (d. during the American Civil War), and had the following son:

 

(1) Robert Hamilton.

 

(c. Thomas Gilbert: In June 1856 resided at Davenport, Iowa.  Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(1) Henry Gilbert: Resided near Davenport, Iowa.

 

(d. Isaac Gilbert: In June 1856 resided at Durant, Iowa.

 

(2. Amarilus Gilbert: (female) Referred to as "Aunt Rilly."  Always resided at Derby, Massachusetts.  Never married.

 

(3. Phebe Gilbert: Married Obed Olmstead and resided in Galway, Saratoga County, New York.  Later moved to Connecticut.  Phebe and Obed had the following children:

 

(a. Abby Jane Olmstead: Married Ephraim Hewitt.

 

(b. Polly Lorin Olmstead.

 

(c. Phebe Ann Olmstead.

 

(d. Lucius Omstead.

 

(4. Lucius Gilbert.

 

(5. Hephzibah Gilbert.

 

(6. Ezekiel Gilbert.

 

f. Joel Gilbert: Born 1758.

 

g. Anner Gilbert: (female) Born 1762.  Married (1st) (?) Seeley and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Naomi Seeley: Married (?) Leonard and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Daughter: Married Hector Beecher of West Coventry, New York.

 

(2. Silas Seeley: Resided at Oxford, Chenango County, New York.  Employed as a mechanic.  Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Huldah Seeley: Married (1st) (?) Jeffers, who was employed as a school teacher.  Married (2nd) Samuel W. Kinney, who was employed as a farmer in South Oxford, Chenango County, New York.  Huldah and Samuel had the following daughter:

 

(1) Daughter: Married (?) and resided in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

Anner (Gilbert) Seeley married (2nd) Deacon (?) Curtis and resided in Oxford, Chenango County, New York.

 

h. Sarah Ann Gilbert: Born 1763.

 

i. Agur Gilbert: Born 1767.  Resided in Madison County, New York (just south of Utica).   Married (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. John Gilbert.

 

(2. Agur Gilbert, Jr.

 

(3. Daughter: Married (?) Barber.

 

j. Marchant Gilbert.

 

4   Sergeant John Gilbert, Jr.

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 21 October 1752 in Ripton Parish (now Huntington), Stratford Township, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died 22 November 1829, age 77 years, 1 month, and 1 day (gravestone: died age 74) at Galway, New York.  Grew up at Huntington.  Apprenticed in the leather industry and was in business for himself making boots and shoes before 1776.  Served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, enlisting in June 1776 in Connecticut and for three years thereafter engaged in the battles of Trenton, Monmouth, Bordertown, Brunswick, and several others.  Was one of the 2,400 brave men who, along with General George Washington, crossed the ice-jammed Delaware River to surprise the Hessians.  Following the War, returned to Connecticut, where he married and returned to the leather trade.  Following the death of his 1st wife, John moved from Huntington, Connecticut to Galway Township, Saratoga County, New York, where he took up farming in addition to leather work.

 

2. Wife #1: Huldah Mallory/Malory

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 25 October 1757.  Died 5 April 1787.  Married John Gilbert, Jr. about 1778.

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Marchant Gilbert: Born 2 March 1779 at Stratford, Tolland County, Connecticut (also seen: Huntington, CT).  Died 14 January 1850, age 71.  Served in the War of 1812.  Apprenticed as and subsequently employed as a carpenter.  Resided in the Village of Apulia, Fabius Township, Onondaga County, New York.  Loved music, especially singing, and throughout his life was a choir leader and teacher.  Married (1st) Rachel Williams (d. 1808) of Galway in 1805 in Galway Township and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Betsy Gilbert: Born 11 December 1806.  Died 11 April 1850.  Married Stephen Miles (who "simply left home one day, as usual, and was never after recognized by any on, so far as the community knew", apparently willful desertion of Betsy and his children), son of Judge Miles, in 1825 in Apulia Township, New York and had 2 sons:

 

(a. Son: Born 1826.  Died as a soldier in the war with Mexico.

 

(b. Philo Gilbert Miles: Born 1828.  Married (1st) Cornelia Thomas (b. 7 Jan 1828; d. 7 Jul 1851) in 1847 in Apulia Township and had the following children:

 

(1) George Miles: Born 1848.

 

Philo Gilbert Miles married (2nd) (?), who he abandoned; disappearing, as his father had, never to be heard from again.  Philo's 2nd wife secured a divorce and remarried.

 

Marchant Gilbert married (2nd) Ann Arrowsmith (b. 16 Aug 1786, d. 23 Feb 1850) of Ballston in 1811 at Ballston, who had had known quite well before his marriage to Rachel.

 

(2. Lucy Gilbert: Born 31 December 1780/81 at Stratford, Tolland County, Connecticut (also seen: Huntington, CT).  Died 30 December 1858 at Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York.  Married Job Pratt (d. Salisbury), who was employed as a dairy farmer, in 1805 in Galway Township, Saratoga County, New York, and they subsequently resided in Salisbury Township, Herkimer County.  Lucy and Job had the following children:

 

(a. Nathaniel P. Pratt: Born 1802 at Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York.  Died there in 1855/69 at Salisbury.  Married Almira (?) and resided on a portion of his parents' farm.  Following Nathaniel's death, Almira and her children moved to Charlotte, Michigan.  Nathaniel and Almira had the following children:

 

(1) Anna Pratt.

 

(2) James M. Pratt.

 

(3) Lucy A. Pratt.

 

(4) Martha E. Pratt.

 

(5) Charles L. Pratt.

 

(b. John/James Harvey Pratt: Born 1807 at Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York.  Died there 11 February 1813.

 

(c. Huldah Maria Pratt: Born December 1813 at Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York.  Died there 8 February 1847.  Married, as his 1st wife, George Ten Eyck and for many years resided on the Pratt homestead.  Huldah and George had the following children:

 

(1) James M. Ten Eyck.

 

(2) Henry B. Ten Eyck.

 

(3) William S. Ten Eyck.

 

Following Huldah's death, George Ten Eyck and his children moved to Auburn, New York, where he married (2nd) (?).

 

(d. Anne/Ann Pratt: Born 1817 at Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York.  Died 1 September 1868/66 at her brother-in-law, George Ten Eyck's residence in Auburn, New York.

 

(e. Reverend James Harvey Pratt: Born 1829 at Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York.  Died 1896 at Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan (also seen: d. 6 Feb 1883 at Atlanta, IA).  Graduated from Hamilton University.  Employed as a Baptist clergyman.  Married (?) and moved west.  James and his wife had 7 children, including:

 

(1) Anna Pratt: Born January 1857.

 

(2) Eliza Pratt: Born July 1859.

 

(3) Charlie Pratt: Born January 1863.

 

(4) Willie Pratt: Born January 1866.

 

(5) Frankie Pratt: Born January 1868.

 

Reverend Pratt's wife and children subsequently settled at Dixon, Illinois.

 

(3. Twin: Died as an infant.

 

(4. Twin: Died as an infant.

 

(5. Philo Gilbert: Born 9 March 1785/83 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut (also seen: Huntington, CT).  Died 2 June 1858.  Employed as a carpenter.  Resided in Sempronius Township, Cayuga County, New York.  Subsequently moved to Moravia, Cayuga County.  Married (1st) Clarinda Smith (d. in Sempronius Twp, NY), who was a confirmed invalid from early life (perhaps a result of measles), in Galway Township.  Philo and Clarinda had no children of their own, but raised multiple children, including the following daughter of his younger brother, David:

 

(a. Clarinda Gilbert: Born 25 April 1825.  Died 1845.  Married Hiram Birch (b. 24 Mar 1808, 10 Nov 1885 at Omro, WI) of Sempronius, New York on 8 Nov 1845 and resided at Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, where they operated a 170-acre farm raising horses, cattle, and hogs for market and selling milk.  Clarinda and Hiram had the following son:

 

(1) Philo Birch: Born 22 May 1849.

 

Following Clarinda's death, Philo Gilbert married (2nd) Eliza Beers (d. 7 Mar 1849 at Moravia; thrown from a carriage) on 16 February 1834 in Galway Township, New York and some years later moved to Moravia, New York.  Following Eliza's death, Philo married (3rd) Mrs. Maria Birdsall of Moravia on 23 December 1855, who remarried after Philo's death in 1858 and was again widowed. 

 

(6. Huldah Gilbert: Born February 1787 at Huntington, Connecticut.  Died 12 April 1787.

 

3. Wife #2: Joanna/Hannah Wheeler

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1756 at Huntington, Stratford Township, Fairfield County, Connecticut, daughter of David (b. 1717 in Stratford Twp, Fairfield Co., CT, d. there at Hungtington on 4 Oct 1767) and Joanna (?) Wheeler (b. 27 Dec 1730 in Stratford Twp, Fairfield Co., CT, d. three 2 Nov 1802).  Died 1795 at Galway, Saratoga County, New York.  Married John Gilbert in 1788.

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. David Wheeler Gilbert: Born 28 June 1789 in Saratoga County, New York.  Died 17 June 1859.  Employed as a carder and clothier - carding wool and coloring and dressing cloth.  Subsequently employed as a farmer at Gilboa, New York.  Married (1st) Tirzah Phelps (d. 29 May 1830 in Gilboa) of Sempronius in Sempronius and had the following children:

 

(a. John Hiram Gilbert: Born 28 May 1817.  Died 23 August 1840 in Sempronius from complications of consumption.

 

(b. Eliza R./B. Gilbert: Died 14 August 1885.  Married Alonzo B. Cady of Moravia, New York and moved to Omro, Wisconsin, then to Portland, Oregon.  Eliza and Alonzo had the following children:

 

(1) Marian Cady: Born 16 February 1845.  Married R. S. McLeran in 1863 and subsequently resided at Portland, Oregon.

 

(2) Miles D. Cady: Married (?) and resided in Washington, Territory.

 

(3) Alice Cady: Married S. R. Spalding and resided in Burlingame, Kansas.

 

(4) Frank A. Cady: Born 1862/65.  Proprietor of the shoe dealer, A.B. and F. W. Cady of Burlingame, Kansas.

 

(c. Harvey Gilbert: Born 1823.  Moved to Omro, Wisconsin.  Permanently incapacitated by sunstroke about 1875, leaving his family destitute.  Married (?) and had the following children: (5 total; order uncertain)

 

(1) Emily Gilbert: Married (?) Hill and had 2 children.

 

(2) Mary Gilbert: Died September 1885.  Was an invalid for many years.

 

(3) Ada Gilbert: Married (?).

 

(4) Hiram W. Gilbert: Employed canvassing for fruit trees.  Married (?).

 

(5) Lillie Gilbert: Born 1 April 1869.

 

(d. Clarinda Gilbert: Born 25 April 1825.  Died 1845.  Raised from an early age by her aunt and uncle, Philo and Clarinda (Smith) Gilbert (see above).  Married widower Hiram Birch (b. 24 Mar 1808, d. 10 Nov 1885) and moved to Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

 

David Wheeler Gilbert married (2nd) Polly Bartley (d. Apr 1869) of Gilboa and had the following children:

 

(e. Catherine Maria Gilbert:  Was in declining health on 18 February 1870.  Married John Cooney in Gilboa, New York and had 2 children (son and daughter).

 

1860 US Census: Resided at Gilboa, Schoharie County, New York.

 

(2. Cyrus Gilbert: Born 7 March 1792/93 at Galway, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 17 February 1855/57/59, age 66 years, 11 months, and 10 days at Flint, Genesee County, Michigan; interred there in Cronk Cemetery.  Veteran of the War of 1812.  Married Nancy Clark (b. 9 Aug 1796/1815, d. 22 Sep 1876 at Flint, MI, age 80 years, 1 month, 13 days) on 17 December 1815 in York Township, Livingston County, New York and had the following children: (7 sons, 5 daughters)

 

(a. Clarinda Gilbert: Born 3 October 1816.  Died 6 December 1816, age 3 months and 3 days.

 

(b. Polly Gilbert: Born 7 April 1818.

 

(c. Philo Gilbert: Born 16 September 1820.

 

1860 US Census: Philo Gilbert, age 41 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  His real estate was valued at $300 and his personal property was valued at $150.  The household also included his wife, Betsey Gilbert, age 24 (b. NYS); son, James H. Gilbert, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Flora D. Gilbert, age 8 (b. MI); and daughter, Phebe J. Gilbert, age 5 (b. MI).  Of interest, his next door neighbor was the household headed by his uncle, Anson Gilbert, age 54.

 

Philo Gilbert married Martha A./Betsey (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) James H. Gilbert.

 

(2) Flora D. Gilbert.

 

(3) Phebe J. Gilbert.

 

(d. Henry C. Gilbert: Born 1 February 1823.

 

(e. James Gilbert: Born 18 April 1825.

 

(f. John M. Gilbert: Born 4 June 1827.  Married Abby T. (?).

 

(g. Lucius Gilbert: Born 18 March 1830.  Married Margaret (?).

 

(h. David W. Gilbert: Born 3 May 1833.  Died February 1874.

 

(i. Martha A. Gilbert: Twin.  Born 11 October 1836.  Died January 1876.

 

(j. Betsey A. Gilbert: Twin.  Born 11 October 1836.  Married B. Dighton Eckler, who was a veteran of the American Civil War, and resided at Arlington, Michigan.  Betsey and Dighton had the following children:

 

(1) Son: Born 16 August 1862.

 

(2) Daughter: Born 4 June 1866.  Married 16 August 1882.

 

(3) Son: Born March 1867.  Died March 1873.

 

(k. Andrew J. Gilbert: Twin: Born 11 August 1838.

 

1860 US Census: Andrew J. Gilbert, age 23 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by his uncle, Anson Gilbert, age 54, in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  Of interest, His brother, Philo Gilbert, age 41, was heading a household next door.

 

(l. William J. Gilbert: Twin: Born 11 August 1838.  Died 12 January 1839, age 1 year and 10 months.

 

4. Wife #3: Mary Whitney

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 31 October 1764 at Charlton (near Galway), Saratoga County, New York , daughter of Ezra Whitney.  Died 14 June 1848, age 83 years, 7 months, 14 days (gravestone says d. in 84th year).  Married John Gilbert on 22 March 1797 at (perhaps) Charlton, Saratoga County, New York.

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Huldah Gilbert: Born 29 December 1798 at Galway, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 14 April 1869.  In 1848, when the family farm was sold to pay Abijah's debts, Huldah and her mother moved to Galway Corners, where they rented rooms and fended for themselves.  At age 55 Huldah married Leverett Russell (d. 24 Mar 1857) on 4 May 1854/59 in Windsor, New York.

 

(2. James Gilbert: Born 10 November 1799.  Died 11 May 1847 at Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York.

 

(3. Abijah Gilbert: Born 19 August/8 November 1800 at Galway, New York.  Died 8 November 1850, age 51, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin from complications of lung hemorrhage/pneumonia.  Described by his younger brother, Hiram, as: "the most ingenious of all the boys."  As a young man was employed digging (with a shovel) the Erie Canal, which depleted his health and made him an invalid for many years.  Was a Town Constable for a period of time.  After his father died, Abijah continued to work the farm, but he fell into debt and, because his assets included his inherited share of the farm, the Court ordered the farm to be sold to pay creditors from Abijah's share of his father's estate.  Following that, Abijah and his family left Galway for Wisconsin on 22 September 1847 (also seen: spring 1847), where he was employed as a carpenter.

 

Abijah married Sarah/Sally St. John, daughter of Benjamin and Dianthe (Brown) St. John, on 2 January 1833 in Galway Township (with Rev A. W. Platt officiating) and had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Jane Gilbert: Born 1834 in Galway Township, New York.  Married Morris Wait/Waite and resided initially at Barton, Wisconsin.  Later resided at Faribault, Minnesota.  Mary and Morris had the following children:

 

(1) Stella Wait: Born 24 November 1863.

 

(2) Child: Died as an infant.

 

(b. James Howard Gilbert #1: Born 9 September 1835 in Galway Township, New York.  Died 18 November 1835, age 2 months and 18 days.

 

(c. James Howard Gilbert #2: Born 17 October 1838.  Died 6 June 1839, age 7 months and 20 days.

 

(d. Charlotte Anne/Ann Gilbert: Born 1840 in Galway Township, New York.  On 26 January 1870 resided at Rockford, Illinois.

 

(e. Benjamin Harlan Gilbert: (photos) Born 29 April 1844 in Galway Township, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 12 November/December 1927 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In the spring of 1847 moved with his parents to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In 1860 moved to Minnesota.  Employed as an agriculturist at Round Prairie, Minnesota as late as 26 January 1870.  Married (1st) Mina Elma Closson, daughter of Caleb Closson, in 1864 at Round Prairie and had the following children:

 

(1) Alida L. Gilbert: Born 16 March 1865.  Died 11 July 1871.

 

(2) Sarah A. Gilbert: Born 20 March 1867.  Died 10 July 1871.

 

(3) William Harlan Gilbert: Born 9 April 1869 at Round Prairie, Todd County,  Minnesota.  Died 24 January 1943 at Cincinnati, Ohio.  Married Martha Virginia Hooper (d. 19 Jun 1944), daughter of David Roberts Hooper, on 24 September 1890 at Minneapolis, Minnesota and had the following children:

 

 

(a) Raymond Harlan Gilbert: Born 19 December 1891 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Married Mattie Lee Eads of Crittenden, Kentucky in 1923 and had 2 children.

 

(b) Maude Virginia Gilbert: Born 27 January 1894 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Died 29 June 1901 at Covington, Kentucky.

 

(c) William Harlan Gilbert, Jr. “Harlan”: (photos) Born 28 July 1904 at Covington, Kentucky.  Earned MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago majoring in anthropology.  Later resided at Silver Spring, Maryland and worked for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; retired 28 June 1968; then taught “Ethnology of Africa” at the University of Maryland and Anthropology at a Washington, D.C. junior college.  Frequent correspondent with his cousin, Charles Henry Gilbert, in which family history was the primary subject.

 

Married Margaret Caroline Christensen (b. Masonville, MI) on 29 April 1934 at Chicago, Illinois and resided at 9015 1st Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.  Harlen and Margaret had the following children:

 

[1. Kimberly “Kim” Gilbert: (male) Born about 1946.  In 1963 was a Junior in high school.  In 1966 was a Junior at the University of Maryland.

 

[2. Lowell Gilbert: Born about 1940.  In 1963 earned BA from University of Maryland, followed by teaching 9th grade geography at Ellicott City, Maryland High School.  In 1966 was working on a master of arts at the University of Maryland.

 

[3. Holly Louise Gilbert: Born about 1943.  In 1963 was a Junior majoring in English at the University of Maryland and engaged to Robert “Bob” Ruhling.  Subsequently married Bob, who was working on a PhD at Michigan State University.  Holly and Bob had the following children:

 

[1. Alex Ruhling: Born 1967.

 

[2. Child: Born about October 1969.

 

[4. Glenn Gilbert: Born about 1936.  Earned PhD in linguistics from Harvard University.  In 1963 taught in the German Department at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas.  Married Erika Wrede of Frankfort, Germany.

 

(d) Leslie Benjamin Gilbert: Born 8 June 1909 at Covington, Kentucky.  In the 1940s resided at Dayton, Ohio.  Was employed as a commercial artist.  Married Catherine Elizabeth Brown of Bellefontane, Ohio on 30 September 1936 and had 2 children.

 

(4. Ida M. Gilbert: Born 1 August 1871.  Died 1880.

 

(5. Fannie Stella Gilbert: Born 19 August 1873.  Died 16 February 1944.  Married (1st) Robert Jackson in 1892 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Hazel Jackson: Resided at Denver, Colorado.

 

Fannie Stella (Gilbert) Jackson married (2nd) Walter S. Billings in 1910.

 

(6. Mina E. Gilbert: Born 18 October 1878.  Died 1878.

 

(7. Arthur Abijah Gilbert: Born 16 July 1881.  Married Luella Van Helden in March 1919 at Los Angeles, California.

 

Benjamin Harlan Gilbert married (2nd) Mrs. Sarah (Dobler) Spencer in 1884 in Minnesota.  No children.

 

(4. Ezra Gilbert: Born 10 September 1802/04 at Galway, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 15 January 1865 at Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.  Married Polly Curtis on 20 September 1836 in Galway Township, with Elder McCollum officating.  They resided in Upper Canada for 18 years, where they adopted the following children:

 

(a. William Johnstone: Married Ellen Gilbert, daughter of his adoptive father's brother, Anson Gilbert (see below), and had the following children:

 

(1) Son: Born 1869.

 

(2) Son: Born 1872.

 

(3) Son: Born 1875.

 

(b. Mary Johnstone.

 

Ezra and Polly moved from Upper Canada to Greene, Chenango County, New York, and from there moved to Flint, Michigan.  No children.

 

(5. Anson Gilbert #1: Born 26 June 1804 at Galway, Saratoga County, New York.  Died there 20 June 1805.

 

(6. Anson Gilbert #2: (photos) Born 27 June 1806 at Galway, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 4 September 1876 at Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  Employed as a carpenter and house builder; for many years in Michigan was a member of the Saginaw Building Company.  Subsequently semi-retired to a farm in Flint township, Genesee County, Michigan.

 

1850 US Census: Anson Gilbert, age 43 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  His real estate was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Judith A. Gilbert, age 43 (b. MA); son, George Gilbert, age 14 (b. MI); daughter, Ellen Gilbert, age 10 (b. MI); son, Erastus Gilbert, age 8 (b. MI); and Ruth G. Gilbert, age 75 (b. MA) [surname was not actually written in, like others in Anson's family; perhaps Judith's mother].

 

1860 US Census: Anson Gilbert, age 54 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  His real estate was valued at $5,500 and his personal property was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Judith Gilbert, age 54 (b. NH); son George H. Gilbert, age 23 (b. MI) and employed as a farm laborer; daughter, Ellen J. Gilbert, age 20 (b. MI); son, Erastus Gilbert, age 17 (b. MI); and nephew, Andrew J. Gilbert, age 23 (b. NYS).  Of interest, his next door neighbor was the household headed by his nephew, Philo Gilbert, age 41 (Andrew's older brother).

 

Anson Gilbert married Judith Ann Garland (photos) (b. NH, d. Flint Twp, MI) on 29 September 1833 and settled in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan (by way of Saginaw, MI and Detroit, MI (where they resided 2 yrs) in 1838.  Anson and Judith had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. George H. Gilbert: Born 18 August 1836 at Detroit, Michigan.  Died 26 January 1902 in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan; interred three in Avondale Cemetery.  Married Henrietta "Etta" Cady (b. Genesee Co., MI) on 28 February 1878 at Flint, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(1) Edith Mary "Mary E." Gilbert: Born 26 March 1879 in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.

 

(2) Ada E. Gilbert: Born 24 August 1880 in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.

 

(b. Ellen J. Gilbert: Born February 1840 in Michigan.  Died 2 March 1915 at Flint, Michigan.  Married William "Willie" D. Johnstone (b. Feb 1843 in English-speaking Canada, adopted son of her uncle, Ezra Gilbert (see above) and had the following children:

 

(1) Frank A. Johnstone: Born November 1869 in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.

 

(2) Francis G. Johnstone: Born 1872 in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  Married (1st) Bettie Curtis, daughter of David and Abbie (?) Curtis, on 11 April 1892 at Flint, Michigan.  Married (2nd) Phena M. (?) and resided at Flint, Michigan.

 

(3) William E. Johnstone: Born 15 November 1875 in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.

 

(c. Erastus D./L./A. Gilbert: (photos)(more info) Born 6 October 1843/42 on the family farm in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  Died 7 March 1931, age 88, at Flint, Michigan.  Employed as a farmer; 86 acre farm.

 

1870 US Census: Erastus Gilbert, age 26 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan (Grand Blanc Post Office).  His real estate was valued at $8,700 and his personal property was valued at $1,800.  The household also included his father, Anson Gilbert, age 64 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer; mother, Judith Gilbert, age 63 (b. MA); brother, George Gilbert, age 33 (b. MI) and employed working the farm; Erma Wooding, age 35 (b. MI) and "at home"; Elnora Wooding, age 10 (b. MI) and "at home"; and Ira Davis, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed working on the farm.

 

1880 US Census: Erastus D. Gilbert, age 35 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. NH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Charlotte Gilbert, age 27 (b. Canada; father b. NYS; mother b. Canada); daughter, Gracie Gilbert, age 2 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. Canada); hired man, Francis Brockway, age 21 (b. MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer; and servant, Maggie Murphey, age 15 (b. MI; parents b. Ireland) and employed doing house work.

 

1900 US Census: Erastus Gilbert, age 58 (b. Oct 1848 in MI; father b. NYS; mother b. NH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 22 years, Alice Gilbert, age 52 (b. Aug 1857 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. CT), who had had 2 children, both still alive; son, Louie A. Gilbert, age 16 (b. Jul 1883 in MI; father b. MI; mother b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a farm laborer; son, Irvin E. Gilbert, age 7 (b. Jun 1892 MI; father b. MI; mother b. English-speaking Canada); father-in-law, Eisha Brewer, age 78 (b. Oct 1822 in NYS; father b. NJ; mother b. CT), who had been married 52 years and was employed bookkeeping; mother-in-law, Selina Brewer, age 75 (b. Dec 1825 in CT; parents b. CT), who had been married 52 years and had had 9 children, 4 of whom were still alive; and boarder, Franklin Bolucknid, age 60 (b. Nov 1839 in MI; father b. CT; mother b. NYS), single, and employed as .

 

1910 US Census: Erastus Gilbert, age 67 (b. MI; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  The household also included his son, Louis A. Gilbert, age 25 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a farmer; and daughter-in-law, Ruhe A. Gilbert, age 21 (b. KS; father b. CT; mother b. NYS), who had been married 2 years.  Of interest, Erwin Gilbert, age 19 (b. MI; parents b. MI), single, and employed as a farm laborer, was boarding very close by in the household headed by George H. Eddy.

 

1920 US Census: Rastus D. Gilbert, age 77 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. NH), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  The household also included his son, Irving E. Gilbert, age 27 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. Canada); daughter-in-law, Ruth S. Gilbert, age 30 (b. KS; father b. CT; mother b. NYS); grandson, Ernest D. Gilbert, age 10 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. KS); and servant, Charles E. Hoskins, age 40 (b. MI; father b. Eng Canada; mother b. unknown), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1930 US Census: Erastus D. Gilbert, age 87 (b. MI; parents b. NYS), widowed, and not employed, resided in the household headed by his son, Irving E. Gilbert, age 37 (b. MI) in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 35.

 

Erastus Gilbert married (1st) Charlotte "Lottie" R. Hoskins (b. 29 Aug 1853 at Canada East), daughter of Roswell (b. N.Y.) and Calista (Craig) Hoskins (b. Canada), (who moved to Genesee Co., MI in 1854, settling 1st in Flushing Twp, then moved to Maple Grove Twp, Saginaw Co., MI), on 20 February 1878 at Flint, Michigan.  Erastus and Charlotte raised the following children:

 

(1) Grace "Gracie" A. Gilbert: Adopted.  Born about 1878 in Michigan.

 

(2) Ernest G. Gilbert: Born 22 April 1881 in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  Died there 6 June 1881.

 

(3) Louis "Louie" A. Gilbert: Born July 1883 in Michigan.  Married Ruhe A. (?) about 1908.  Last record 1910.

 

(4) Irving Erastus Gilbert: Born 5 January 1893 in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.

 

1930 US Census: Irving E. Gilbert, age 37 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on River Road in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  He married 1st age 25.  The household also included his wife, Ruth S. Gilbert, age 41 (b. KS; father b. CT; mother b. NYS), who married 1st at age 18; son, Louis A. Gilbert, age 5 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. KS); father, Erastiss D. Gilbert, age 87 (b. MI; NYS; mother b. NH) and not employed.  Of interest, his next door neighbor was the household headed by his son, Ernest D. Gilbert, age 21.

 

Irving Gilbert married Ruth S. Brewer (b. Kansas City, KS), daughter of Charles W. and Mary M. (Wilson) Brewer (license issued 19 Sep 1918) on 20 September 1918 and had the following children:

 

(a) Ernest D. Gilbert: Born about 1909 in Michigan.  Died 6 June 1881, age 0, at Flint, Michigan

 

1930 US Census: Ernest D. Gilbert, age 21 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. KS) and employed as employed in an auto factory, was heading a household on River Road in Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 19.  The household also included his wife, Nora M. Gilbert, age 20 (b. MI; father b. Canada; mother b. MI), who married 1st at age 18; and daughter, Virginia W. Gilbert, age 1 (b. MI; parents b. MI).  Of interest, his next door neighbor was the household headed by his father, Irving E. Gilbert, age 37, and Irving's father, Erastiss Gilbert, age 87.

 

Ernest D. Gilbert married Nora M. (?) about 1928 and had the following children:

 

[1. Virginia W. Gilbert: Born about 1929 in Michigan.

 

(b) Lewis A. Gilbert Born about 1925 in Michigan.

 

Erastus Gilbert married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Alice (Brewer) Smith, daughter of Elisha A. and …brude (Ruggles) Brewer, on 21 December 1898 in Flint Township, Michigan.

 

(7. Reverend Hiram Whitney Gilbert: See generation 3, below.

 

3   Reverend Hiram Whitney Gilbert (more info)

  

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 22 August 1809 in Galway Township, Saratoga County, New York (when his father was age 56 and his mother was age 44 years, 9 months, and 21 days).  Died Sunday, 3 February 1889, age 79, at Binghamton, Broome County, New York from complications of pneumonia and bilious disorders.  Grew up in Galway Township.  Prepared for college at Fairfield Academy.  Graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York on 7 August 1837.  That fall entered Auburn Theological Seminary, graduating in 1840, all the time working as a school teacher, cutting wood, and doing other odd jobs to pay expenses.  Was also very interested in astronomy.  Initially installed in 1841 as pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Windsor, New York and remained there 14 years (until 1854).  Then 6 years (1854-1860) as leader of the Congregational Church, Greene, Chenango County, New York.  Moved to Binghamton in 1860, where he represented the American Tract Society and canvassed for the American Bible Society.  In 1867 returned to the ministry as pastor at Long Ridge, Connecticut, followed by a pastorate at Peru, Berkshire County, Massachusetts in 1869.  Retired from active ministry in the fall of 1874 to a small farm on West End Avenue, Binghamton, Broome County, New York, though he was often called for temporary service in vacant pulpits.  Did a lot of work on Gilbert and related family histories.

 

1850 US Census: Resided at Windsor, Broome County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Resided at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Resided at Peru, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Resided at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

2. Wife: Catharine Eliza Pease

 

Born 29 March 1819 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, daughter of Erastus (b. 1788, d. 1891) and Persis (Chapin) Pease (b. 1784, d. 1861).  Died 8 April 1900 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Married Hiram Whitney Gilbert on 1 June 1841 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.  Prepared a “Book of Memoirs” that detailed her family history and was the basis for much of the information in this and related annexes.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Mary Catharine Gilbert “Katie M.”/"Kate"/"Catharine":  Born 14 April 1842 at Windsor, New York.  Died 1919 at Swampscott, Ward 1 of Lynn Township, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married Orsamus Bushnell Bruce (b. 3 Nov 1839 at N.Y. City, d. 5/8 Feb 1903), son of Benjamin Fitz Patrick Bruce, on 6 September 1864 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Subsequently resided at Lynn, Massachusetts.

 

1860 US Census: Orsamus was heading a household at Nanticoke, Broome County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Orsamus was heading a household in Ward 3, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Orsamus was heading a household at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

1890 US Census: Orsamus was heading a household at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

Orsamus and Mary (Gilbert) Bruce had the following children:

 

(1. Robert Bruce: Born 8 September 1866 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Married Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Valpey (b. 27 Feb 1868 at Lynn, Essex Co., MA), daughter of George A. and Sarah F. (?) Valpey of Lynn, Massachusetts, on 13 November 1884 and had the following children:

 

(a. Ronald Bruce: Born 30 April 1885 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died 5 September 1961 at St Lucie, Florida.  Married Viola Day (b. Feb 1887 in English Canada) on 11 October 1906 and had the following children:

 

(1) Phebe Mary Bruce: Born 6 May 1914 at Bronx, New York.  Died 12 March 1988 at Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie, Florida.  Married (?) Williams.

 

(2) Ronald Bruce: Born 22 January 1919 at Bronx, New York.  Died 27 July 1994 at Riverhead, New York.  Married Virginia Musso (b. 14 Apr 1921 at New Orleans, LA, d. 1 Feb 2004 at Hampton Bays, Suffolk Co., N.Y.), daughter of Vincenzo and Maria Christina (Angelo) Musso (b. 6 Aug 1898 in Italy, d. 20 Aug 1973 at Patchoque, N.Y.), on 1 April 1945 at New York City, New York and had the following children:

 

(a) Daughter: Married (?) Seymour and had the following children:

 

[1. Daughter.

 

[2. Daughter.

 

[3. Daughter.

 

(b) Daughter: Married (1st) (?) Daniels.  Married (2nd) (?) Devalk and had the following children:

 

[1. Son.

 

[2. Son.

 

[3. Son.

 

(c) Son: Married (1st) (?) Alverez and had the following children:

 

[1. Daughter.

 

[2. Daughter.

 

Married (2nd) (?).

 

(d) Son: Married (?) Johnston and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Daughter.

 

(e) Son: Married (1st) Elizabeth Archibald and had the following children:

 

[1. Melissa Bruce.

 

[2. Ronald Christopher Bruce.

 

Married (2nd) Linda (?) and had the following children:

 

[3. Adeline Ann Bruce.

 

[4. Christina Marie Bruce.

 

[5. Jamie Lyn Bruce.

 

(f) Son: Married (?) Franzen and had the following children:

 

[1. Son.

 

[2. Daughter.

 

(b. Grace Marjorie Bruce: Born 19 October 1887 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 

(c. Donald Bruce: Born 25 December 1891 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Married Mae E. (?) (b. 1892) and had the following children:

 

(1) Son.

 

(2) Daughter.

 

(d. Robert Bruce, Jr.: Born 3 February 1895.  Did he die 8 August 1909?

 

(2. Helen Grace Bruce: Born 4 December 1868 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Died there 7 October 1877, age 9.

 

(3. Donald Bruce: Born 9 April 1870.  Died 1 May 1882, age 12.

 

b. Samuel Eugene Gilbert: See generation 2, below.

 

c. Charlotte Hortense Gilbert: Born 4 August 1861 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Died 11 June 1863.

 

2   Samuel Eugene Gilbert “Eugene”/“Gene”

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 15 November 1859 at Greene, Chenango County, New York.  Died 15 June 1903 at the New York State Mental Hospital, Binghamton, Broome County, New  York.  Employed as a real estate broker in Binghamton.  On 2 July 1894, and again in August, exhibited symptoms of a stroke, in which he was somewhat detached from reality.  He remained that way the remainder of his life, shifting the great burden of operating the household and rearing the children to his wife, Sarah, who was also ill.  Admitted at New York State Mental Hospital, Binghamton, in 1900.  

 

2. Wife: Sarah Cleopatra Stowell

 

Born 1860, daughter of Austin and Hyla Cleopatra (Watkins) Stowell of Peru Township, Massachusetts.  Died .  Married Samuel Eugene Gilbert on 23 October 1884.  Was in poor health from the birth of her 3rd child, Charles.  Moved to 1 Thorpe Street, Binghamton in 1901.  Moved to 105 ½ Walnut Street, Binghamton on 15 March 1904.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Donald “Don” Foster Gilbert: (photos) (more info) Born 9 January 1886/7 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  On 23 August 1909 announced his engagement to Lillian Benedict.  Married Mary Grace Clay (b. 29 May 1893, d. of heart problems on 2 August 1911 and in September 1945 resided at 553 Chenango Street, Binghamton, New York.  Donald and Mary had the following children:

 

(1. Donald “Don” Foster Gilbert, Jr.: (photos) Married Lois Antinerelli, who was an accomplished opera singer, and had the following son:

 

(a. James “Jim” Gilbert: Married Lisa (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Sarah “Sallie” Grace Gilbert (also seen: Sarah Saloma Gilbert): Born 24/25 April 1916; 7 lbs at 9:30 PM.  Died about 15 February 2002.  At age 13 left school to care for her mother, but in her 60s got her GED.  Married Stern Holbert (b. Sat, 21 Oct 1916, d. young from cardiac problems) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Mary Louise “Mary Lou” Holbert.

 

(b. Catharine “Cathy” Holbert: In 1966 was attending Alfred Technical College.  Married David Hutchings, who owned and operated an automotive repair garage in Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

b. Reverend Ernest Theodore Gilbert: (photos) (more info) Born 31 August 1888 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Died at Cambridge, New York.

 

c. Reverend Charles Henry Gilbert: See generation 1, below.

 

1   Reverend Charles “Charlie” Henry Gilbert:

 

Born 22 April 1891 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Died 13 May 1983.  Married Ruth VanNoy Diament, paragraph 4.C.13.d.(7. of the Alexander Patterson Biles page on 14 November/17 October 1917.

 

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References:

 

a. H. W. Brainard authored an in depth genealogy of the Gilbert family, which was located in the Connecticut Historical Society archives.  Mr. Brainard used, in large part, the family history notes of Hiram Whitney Gilbert, generation 2, above, to complete his work.

 

Other unidentified Gilberts:

 

a. Dr. Charles Richard Alsop Gilbert “Richard”, 916 19th St. N.W., Suite #508

 

b. Frank Newton Gilbert: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Harold S. Gilbert: Resided at 927 W. Burnside, Portland, Oregon.

 

(2. A. C. Gilbert: Pole vault champion at Yale University.  Later manufactured Erector Sets at New Haven, Connecticut.

 

c. Lewis Abbot Gilbert: Age 90 in 1950 (b. abt 1860).  Resided at West Brookfield, Massachusetts and Tampa, Florida.  Had the following son:

 

(1. Arthur Witter Gilbert.

 

d. Alfred C. Gilbert: Resided at 1180 Ridge Road, North Haven, Connecticut.

 

 

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