Surname: Gilbert

Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson – Indian Captivities

Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, Wife of the Rev. Joseph Rowlandson, Who Was Taken Prisoner when Lancaster was Destroyed, in the Year 1676; Written by Herself. On the 10th of February, 1676, came the Indians with great numbers 1Fifteen hundred was the number, according to the best authorities. They were the Wamponoags, led by King Philip, accompanied by the Narrhagansett, his allies, and also by the Nipmucks and Nashaways whom his artful eloquence had persuaded to join with him. upon Lancaster: their first coming was about sun-rising. Hearing the noise of some guns, we looked out; several houses were burning, and the smoke ascending to heaven. There were five persons taken in one house; the father and mother, and a sucking child they knocked on the head, the other two they took and carried away alive. There were two others, who, being out of their garrison upon occasion, were set upon, one was knocked on the head, the other escaped. Another there was, who, running along, was shot and wounded, and fell down; he begged of them his life, promising them money, as they told me, but they would not hearken to him, but knocked him on the head, stripped him naked, and split open his bowels. Another, seeing many of the Indians about his barn, ventured and went out, but was quickly shot down. There were three others belonging to the...

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Biographical Sketch of G.M. Gilbert

G.M. Gilbert, merchant tailor, was born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1844, where he lived until 1862, when he enlisted in Co. B., 16th V.V. His term of enlistment expired a few days before the battle of Gettysburg, but his regiment took an active part in the engagement, and but few returned. He came to Ill. in 1864, and removed to this city in 1870. Mr. Gilbert established his business in Sioux City in 1873, and as the fruits of his proficiency and ability to please the purchasing public, has acquired a very extensive patronage of the most desirable kind, embracing, in addition to the Iowa trade, portions of Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and...

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Biographical Sketch of Dexter W. Gilbert

Dexter W. Gilbert was born in Walpole, July 19, 1832, attended the common schools and the Saxtons River seminary, Walpole academy and Mount Caesar seminary, was a teacher for several years in the public schools in New England and New York, and a house carpenter by trade. He has resided in Massachusetts, New York, wasconsin, Indiana and Ohio, and came to Keene in 1864, where he has since lived. He was superintendent of the suburban schools of Keene, 1874-78, served two years in each branch of the city government, from 1819 to 1882. In politics he is a Republican, in religion a Freethinker, much interested in the cause of education, and fully believing 1n the maxim that “ignorance is the evil, knowledge the remedy.” He was married in Newburyport, Mass., October 17, 1856, to Eliza J. Cooley, and has two children, Ethan Allen, born February 26, 1862, and Charles Frederick, March 7,...

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Biography of Allan Arthur Gilbert, M.D.

Dr. Allan Arthur Gilbert, an internist of St. Louis, who in his practice has gained high professional standing, was born in Burrton, Kansas, May 26, 1890, a son of the Rev. H. M. Gilbert, who was born in South Carolina, but was descended from one of the old families of Connecticut of English lineage. The progenitor of the family in the new world was Mathew Gilbert, who came across the Atlantic on the historic Mayflower and was the first deputy governor of Connecticut under King George. Among the ancestors of Dr. Gilbert was also Colonel Ethan Allen, who commanded the famous Green Mountain boys in the Revolutionary war. Rev. H. M. Gilbert was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, attending the Theological Seminary and also was gradauted from Wafford College. He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt and devoted his entire life to the ministry of the Presbyterian church. He is now a representative of the Presbyterian Board of Ministerial Relief and resides in St. Louis, but has his business headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Clara Elizabeth Fulton, a native of Illinois. Her father was Isaac B. Fulton, a pioneer of that state and also of Kansas and after removing to the west be served as a member of the state legislature of Kansas for a number of terms and was very active in republican politics. He...

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Slave Narrative of Taylor Gilbert

Interviewer: Alfred Farrell Person Interviewed: Taylor Gilbert Location: Titusville, Florida Age: 91 Occupation: Farmer Taylor Gilbert was born in Shellman, Georgia, 91 years ago, of a colored mother and a white father, “which is why I am so white”, he adds. He has never been known to have passed as White, however, in spite of the fact that he could do so without detection. David Ferguson bought Jacob Gilbert from Dr. Gilbert as a husband for Emily, Taylor’s mother. Emily had nine children, two by a white man, Frances and Taylor, and seven by Jacob, only three of whom Gilbert remembers – Gettie, Rena, and Annis. Two of these children were sent to school while the others were obliged to work on the plantation. Emily, the mother, was the cook and washwoman while Jacob was the Butler. Gilbert, a good sized lad when slavery was at its height, recalls vividly the cruel lashings and other punishments meted out to those who disobeyed their master or attempted to run away. It was the custom of slaves who wished to go from one plantation to another to carry passes in case they were stopped as suspected runaways. Frequently slaves would visit without benefit of passes, and as result they suffered severe torturing. Often the sons of the slaves’ owners would go “nigger hunting” and nothing – not even murder was too...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank Gilbert

Frank Gilbert, merchant, was born in Erie County, Pa, January 6, 1844. Moved to Indiana; came to Jewell County, Kan., in 1870, and engaged in the grocery business in 1872. In 1873 the firm name was Faidley & Gilbert, and they continued in business until 1878. The firm of Mann & Gilbert are now carrying a heavy stock of general merchandise in a room 24×50 feet, including an upper floor of the same size. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Was married in Lagrange County, Ind., August 13, 1866, to Miss Ellen Austin, and they have two children – Abbie, born September 4, 1867, and Arthur, born November 2,...

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Biography of Eugene C. Gilbert

One of the well known citizens of Gans, Oklahoma, is Eugene C. Gilbert, cashier of the Citizen’s Bank. He was born near Caswell, Georgia, on the 15th of December, 1889, a son of W. A. and Helen C. (Chum) Gilbert, both members of old Georgia families. The father engaged in the mercantile business for many years and also followed agricultural pursuits, enjoying well merited success. He and his wife are still living. To them four sons and one daughter were born, Eugene C., whose name initiates this review, being the eldest child. In the acquirement of an education, Eugene C. Gilbert attended the public schools of Caswell and was graduated from the high school at Carter, Georgia, with the class of 1907. In 1908 he went to Sallisaw as bookkeeper for Mayo & Company, remaining active in that position until 1913. He then removed to Gans and became cashier of the Citizen’s Bank, in which official capacity he is still serving. He was elected city clerk of Gans and he held that office for some time, serving to the best of his ability in that connection. For many years he has been a member of the school board, taking an active interest in all educational affairs. Mr. Gilbert has been twice married. On the 15th of January, 1911, he was united in marriage to Miss Penelope Faulkner, a daughter...

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Gilbert, Clyde J. – Obituary

Clyde J. Gilbert, 85, Nyssa, died January 26, 1971 at Nyssa Memorial Hospital. He was a long time resident of the Nyssa area and a retired farmer. Mr. Gilbert was born Aug. 5, 1885, in Missouri. Survivors include one nephew, Frank Wood, Emmett, and one niece, Mrs. Glen Nichols, Emmett. Services were conducted January 29 at Lienkaemper Chapel by the Rev. Robert Manley of the Nyssa Nazarene Church. Interment was at Owyhee. Nyssa Gate City Journal Contributed by: Charles F...

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Sybil Todd Heaton

HEATON, Sybil Todd4, (Eleazer3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 23, 1734-35, died 1805, married Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Phebe (Cooper) Heaton, who was born March 21, 1732, died July 12, 1803. Children: I. Sarah, b. 1755, m. Daniel Gilbert. II. Thankful, b. 1757, m. David Talmadge Jr. III. Sybil, b. 1759, m. (1) Sacket Gilbert; (2) Timothy Andrews. IV. Patience, b. 1761, m. Joseph Dorman. V. Joseph, b. 1764. VI. Phebe, b. 1766, d. young. VII. William, b. 1768, d. 1802, unmarried. VIII. Nathaniel, b. 1770, d. 1784. IX. Willis, b....

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Abigail Todd Gilbert

GILBERT Abigail Todd3, (Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 27, 1689, died Nov. 19, 1731, married May 28, 1712, Sergt. John Gilbert, who died July 8, 1713. Child: I. John, b. Sept. 1,...

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Sarah Todd Gilbert

GILBERT, Sarah Todd3, (Michael2, Christopher1) born Nov. 2, 1698, married Dec. 21, 1719, Daniel Gilbert, who was born Nov. 15, 1697, died 1753. Children: I. Daniel, b. Nov. 12, 1720. II. Matthew, b. Feb. 21, 1721-22; m. Bethiah Todd, dau. of Caleb and Mary (Ives) Todd. For children and ancestry see No. 125. III. Solomon, b. Feb. 10, 1723-24. IV. Sarah, b. July 29,...

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Bethiah Todd Gilbert of Hamden CT

GILBERT, Bethiah Todd5, (Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 7, 1730, married July 1747, Matthew, son of Daniel and Sarah (Todd) Gilbert, who was born Feb. 21, 1722, died July 2, 1795. They lived in Hamden, Conn. For the ancestry of Matthew Gilbert, see No. 31. Children: I. Daniel, m. Sarah(???), who was b. 1754, d. July 25, 1825. They had Sarah, b. 1787, d. June 20, 1806. II. Asa, b. 1752, m. Mary Blakeslee, who was b. 1757, d. March 5, 1840. III. Mary, m.(???)Blakeslee. IV....

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Oliver Todd of North Haven CT

Oliver Todd6, (Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born 1764, died Sept. 10, 1847, married Betsey, daughter of Thomas and Anna (Smith) Smith, who was born 1768, died Feb. 26, 1848. Her father was in the Revolutionary war. “He conducted a fire ship to the enemy and was badly burnt, the attending boat having left him too soon, he had to swim ashore, where he was found three days after in a helpless state. He was taken over to Rye, (N. Y.?) and there died.” From Dodd’s E. H. Register. Page 75. They lived in North Haven, Conn. Children: *616. Zerah, b. Dec. 26, 1785. 617. Polly, b. Jan. 11, 1789. *618. Deborah, b. July 28, 1791. *619. Roswell, b. Sept. 22, 1794. *620. Maria, b. Feb. 24, 1797. 621. Bede, b. July 18, 1802, d. Dec. 17, 1819. *622. Emily, b. Feb. 15, 1805. 623. Anna Louisa, b. Sept. 30, 1807, m.(???)Pierpont. 624. Betsey, b. Jan. 30, 1800, d. April 28, 1859, m. James Gilbert who was b. Aug. 29, 1780, d. July 22, 1847 in Hamden,...

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Lucy Todd Gilbert of New York

GILBERT, Lucy Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 30, 1813, died Oct. 31, 1891, married June 8, 1835, Norris Gilbert, who was born Sept. 9, 1811, died Aug. 12, 1877. She lived on a farm near Morris, N. Y., after her marriage, until the death of her husband in 1877, and for a time after that with her son Frederick; later she went to live with her second son, Mahlon, in St. Paul. It is said that as an infant she was unusually small, and she was always slight and frail looking, but she lived far beyond the span of life of the nine brothers and sisters who had preceded her to the other world, and after all died as the result of a fall from a window, at the age of seventy-eight. Children: I. Hobart Henry, b. Aug. 26, 1842, d. Nov. 16, 1844. II. Frederick, b. Feb. 3, 1845, m. Jan. 1874, Jane A. S. Crocheron, who was b. Feb. 9, 1840, d. Oct. 4, 1887. Issue: (1) William Mahlon, b. April 4, 1875, m. Dec. 25, 1901, Frances Brayton, had (a) Mahlon Brayton, b. Oct. 27, 1902; (b) Julius, b. March 31, 1906; m. second, April 29, 1891, Sophia D. Leavitt. Issue: (2) Fredrika Mary, b. Nov. 16, 1892, m. June 3, 1914, William W. Stancell. Issue: (a) Fredrika Gilbert, b. Dec. 11,...

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Alfred Todd of New Haven CT

Alfred Todd8, (Albert7, Charles6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 22, 1814, married June 18, 1837, Hannah V. Harrison, who was born June 12, 1819. They lived in New Haven, Conn. Children: 1907. Amelia E., b. June 18, 1838, was twice m. first, July 11, 1861, Grove Camp, second, Nov. 11, 1885, Royal Thomas Smith, who d. Feb. 20, 1893. No children. She lives in New Haven, Conn. *1908. Alson B., b. Jan. 5, 1840. *1909. Theron A., b. Sept. 28, 1841. 1910. Lydia Antoinette, b. Feb. 21, 1843, m. Nov. 10, 1862, Joel F. Gilbert. No children. 1911. Francis H., b. Jan. 29, 1848, d. June 17, 1868, of hydrophobia, caused by the bite of a passing dog, m. Sept. 11, 1867, Lettie Terry. No children. *1912. Augusta A., b. Dec. 13, 1850. 1913. Edward A., b. July 17, 1856, m. Oct. 11, 1876, Ida M., daughter of Henry N....

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