Sorry I have been MIA – got hit with Hurricane IDA


Been a hectic past couple of months – but things are starting to look up! Have a start date for repairs for my house & property on 11/11/21… so will be a few months before I will be back in my office.

We all are good here and house still standing~

Prayers for all who were effect and struggling~

Coni

Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert


Part 2 of 2

3rd: William Todd Gilbert – Son of Amos Jr & Matilda (Todd)

William T Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62821141/william-t-gilbert
BIRTH 6 Nov 1837 – Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA
DEATH 13 Apr 1927 (aged 89) – Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL North Webster Cemetery – North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 11 Dec 2010
Find a Grave Memorial: 6282114
Cause of Death: Interated Nephitis (Poison?)

William T. Gilbert in the Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name: William T. Gilbert Gender: Male Race: White Age: 89
Marital Status: Widowed Birth Date: 6 Nov 1837 Birth Place: Ind
Death Date: 13 Jul 1927 Death Place: Tippecanoe, Kosciusko, Indiana, USA
Father: Amos Gilbert Mother: Matila Gilbert Spouse: Issabelle Gilbert
Household Members: Name – Age
William T. Gilbert 89
Matila Gilbert
Amos Gilbert
Issabelle Gilbert

Isabella (Plew) Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62821226/isabella-gilbert
BIRTH 9 Jul 1840 – Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA
DEATH 12 Nov 1906 **(aged 66) **- Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL North Webster Cemetery – North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 11 Dec 2010
Find a Grave Memorial: 62821226
Cause of Death: Dropsy

Parents: Daniel “Samuel” Plough & Mary Agnes Roberts

2nd: William Andrew Gilbert – Son of William Todd & Isibella (Plew)

William Andrew Gilbert
From: William Andrew Gilbert (1854-1904) – Find A Grave…
BIRTH 28 Sep 1854
DEATH 6 Jul 1904 (aged 49)
BURIAL Hillcrest Cemetery – Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
PLOT Row 8
Created by: OPPSheryl – Added: 5 May 2010
Find a Grave Memorial 52028288
Cause of Death: Suicide

Via death record: He was “found dead and found to be Suicide with Coubolic? acid”

Note from Coni: Need obit/newspaper article
Warsaw Daily Times. (Warsaw, Ind.) 1882-1919
Location(s): Indiana State Library
The above information comes from the U.S. Newspaper Directory on the Chronicling America website from the Library of Congress, which lists the archives and libraries where microfilm and paper copies of newspapers can be located.

William Gilbert in the Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name: William Gilbert Gender: Male Race: White Age: 49 Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 1855 Birth Place: England Death Date: 14 Jul 1904
Death Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Father: Gilbert
Household Members: Name – Age
William Gilbert 49 – undefined Gilbert

William Gilbert in the Indiana, U.S., WPA Death Index, 1882-1920
Name: William Gilbert Date: Jul 14, 1904 Location: Indianapolis Age: 49 Yr Gender: Male Race: White
Source location: County Board of Health, Indianapolis
Source notes: The source of this record is the book H-12 on page 63 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.

Sarah Jane (Furrow) Gilbert
From: Sarah Jane Furrow Gilbert (1852-1929) – Find A…
BIRTH 1 Apr 1852 – Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, USA
DEATH 26 Apr 1929 (aged 77) – Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL Hillcrest Cemetery – Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
Created by: OPPSheryl – Added: 5 May 2010
Find a Grave Memorial: 52028289
Cause of Death: Myocarditis/Invalid

Parents: Joseph William Furrow & Elizabeth Finton

Warsaw Daily Times Friday April 26, 1929
Mrs. Gillbert 76, Succumbs – End Comes This Morning at Home of Daughter in Piercton.
Mrs. Sarah J. Gilbert, widow of the late William Gilbert, passed away at 6 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Kyle, in Pierceton. Death was caused by the infirmities of old age and a complication of diseases. She has been an invalid for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kyle and Mrs. Viola Baker, and two sons, Fred Gilbert and James Madison Gilbert, all of Pierceton. Funeral services will be conducted from the Ashley funeral home in Pierceton, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. G.A. Maggart officiating Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Great Grandfather: James Madison Gilbert Son of William Andrew & Sarah Jane (Furrow) Gilbert

James Madison Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62819318/james-madison-gilbert
BIRTH 23 Mar 1892 – Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
DEATH 6 May 1964 (aged 72) – Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL Oak Hill Cemetery – Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 11 Dec 2010
Find a Grave Memorial: 62819318
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest – Blockage

Marie (Tarant) Gilbert
**From: **https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62820590/marie-gilbert
BIRTH 8 Apr 1896 – Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA
**DEATH ** 6 May 1985 (aged 89)– Marshall County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL Oak Hill Cemetery – Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 11 Dec 2010
Find a Grave Memorial: 6282 0590
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest

Parent’s: Josef Tarant & Antonie Holem

Origin: Sadská, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic (Austria @ time)

Mrs. Marie Gilbert, 89, a resident of Plymouth’s Pilgrim Manor, died there at 2:25 p.m., Thursday. Born April 8, 1896 at Marathon Wis. to Joseph and Antonia Tarant, she lived most of her life in Marshall County. Mrs. Gilbert was married November 25, 1914 at Knox to James M. Gilbert who preceded her in death May 6, 1964. Surviving are five children: Mrs. Loretta Berger, Plymouth; Mrs. Laurene Gunterman, Bremen; Ed and Richard Gilbert, both of Plymouth; and Don Gilbert, Frankfort; 18 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son Robert, and one daughter, Helen Platz. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday at Johnson’s Funeral Home, Plymouth, with burial to follow at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 till 4 and from 7 till 9 p.m., Sunday.

Grandfather: Robert James Gilbert – Son of James Madison & Marie (Tarant) Gilbert

Robert James “Bob” Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47425974/robert-james-gilbert
BIRTH 30 Oct 1918 – Grovertown, Starke County, Indiana, USA
DEATH 7 May 1981 (aged 62) – Knox, Starke County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL Burr Oak Cemetery – Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, USA Show Map
Maintained by: DLC – Originally Created by: Jackie & Ralph – Added: 1 Feb 2010
Find a Grave Memorial: 47425974
Cause of Death: Myocardial Infraction

Mildred Marie (Scheetz) Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47425954/mildred-marie-gilbert
BIRTH 10 Sep 1920 – Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
DEATH 22 Nov 1990 (aged 70) – Knox, Starke County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL Burr Oak Cemetery – Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Maintained by: DLC – Originally Created by: Jackie & Ralph – Added: 1 Feb 2010
Find a Grave Memorial: 47425974
Cause of Death: Heart Attack/Myocardial Infraction

Parent’s: Bernard Gregory Scheetz & Viola Beatrice Nickerson

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Noah & Sarah (Allen) Line


My 7th Great Grandparents

PART: 1 of 2

To view my research book on the Descendants of Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert Research by Coni Dubois:
Pg’s: 431
View PDF – Click Here
I have also created individual reports for each of my direct line to Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert and combined them into one PDF for you. Starting with my Grandfather Robert James Gilbert and continues to Noah Gilbert.
Pg’s: 36Download PDF – Click Here
What we have so far on Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert
6th: Elisha Gilbert – Son to Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert

Elisha Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230320373/elisha-gilbert
BIRTH 18 May 1743 – Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
**DEATH ** 1818 (aged 74–75) – Addison, Steuben County, New York, USA
BURIAL Burial Details Unknown
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 4 Aug 2021
Find a Grave Memorial: 230320373
Cause of Death: Unknown

WIFE: Submit Glazier Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230322963/submit-gilbert
BIRTH 8 Aug 1739 – Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
DEATH 1820 (aged 80–81) – New York, USA
BURIAL Burial Details Unknown
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 4 Aug 2021
Find a Grave Memorial: 230322963
Cause of Death: Unknown

Parents: Isaiah & Hannah Mary (Thomas) Glacier

5th: Amos A Gilbert – Son of Elisha & Submit (Glacier) Gilbert

Amos A Gilbert Sr.
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230320231/amos-a-gilbert
BIRTH 1 Sep 1778 – Otis, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
DEATH 1 May 1843 (aged 64) – Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL Burial Details Unknown
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 4 Aug 2021
Find a Grave Memorial: 230320231
Cause of Death: Unknown

WIFE: Sarah Jane “Sallie” (Magruder) Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230323314/sarah-jane-gilbert#add-to-vc
BIRTH 2 May 1789 – Maryland, USA
DEATH unknown
BURIAL Burial Details Unknown
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 4 Aug 2021
Find a Grave Memorial: 230323314
Cause of Death: Unknown

Parents: Normond/Norman Bruce & Nancy (Paugh) Magruder

4th: Amos Gilbert Jr. – Son of Amos A & Sarah (Magruder) Gilbert

Amos Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230413302/amos-gilbert
BIRTH 1814 – Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA
DEATH 12 Apr 1896 – Hendricks County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL Turpin Cemetery – Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, USA
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 6 Aug 2021
Find a Grave Memorial: 230413302
Cause of Death: Unknown

Switzerland County: Probate Order Book 1: 1814 – 1824
Gilbert, Amos & McGruder Nor. B. admin’rs of M. Wilson Dec’d
Page 275: Gilbert Sr., Amos, of the town of Vevay Will
Will: 28 Feb 1843. Probate: 1 May 1843.
Executrix: Agnes Gilbert. – Wit: William Boyd, Jr., Lewis Golay.

Wife – Agniss Gilbert: all personal and real estate, as long as she remains my widow for the maintenance of herself and my two youngest children. Should she marry then she shall have the use and benefit of one third of my real estate.

Youngest children – Nancy Welsh, formerly Nancy Gilbert – John M. Gilbert – William B. Gilbert: at Agnes’ decease, all real estate. Two sons – Elijah Gilbert – Amos Gilbert, Jr. and daughter – Amety McMillen, w/o John McMillen: one dollar each they having already received their proportion of what I suppose they ought to have of my estate.

Agnes Gilbert gave copy of will administration 8 May 1843, and on 20 Sep 1844 filed the following relinguishment.

I Agnes Gilbert, widow of Amos Gilbert deceased hereby give notice to all persons concerned that I do hereby relinguish all claims under the last will and testament of the said Amos Gilbert, my late husband and that I intend to claim my right of dower and the real and personal estate which belonged to the said Amos Gilbert.
-Witness: John Dumont

 http://myindianahome.net/gen/switz/records/wills/will1.html

Switzerland County: Probate Order Book 1: 1814 – 1824
Gilbert, Amos & McGruder Nor. B. admin’rs of M. Wilson Dec’d Page 275
http://myindianahome.net/gen/switz/records/wills/1814.html

Switzerland County, Indiana – Index to Testators Through 1880
A Testator is a person who has written and executed a Last Will and Testament that is in effect at the time of his/her death. This is an index to those who have written wills in Switzerland County. I do not believe all County Wills are included but it does include many and in what book and on what page they are recorded. These were compiled by Charles M. Franklin in 1987 and Published in 1987 by Walter R. Gooldy’s Heritage House Publishing Co. Index’s such as this for other areas may be purchased from Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe in Indianapolis, IN., owned by Pat Gooldy
Name: Gilbert, Amos Sr. Year 1843 Book A Page: 213

WIFE: Matilda (Todd) Gilbert
From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230412948/matilda-gilbert#add-to-vc
BIRTH Apr 1832 – Delaware County, Ohio, USA
DEATH 1869 (aged 36–37) – Hendricks County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL Burial Details Unknown
Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 6 Aug 2021
Find a Grave Memorial: 230412948
Cause of Death: Unknown

Parents: James & Mary A (Irvine) Todd

Still trying to find burial for Matilda~ We believe she is also buried in the Turpin Cemetery with her Husband Amos Gilbert. We have feet on the ground who will be visiting cemetery soon~

Amos & Matilda (Todd) Gilbert Lived their whole lives in Indiana

As you will see OUR Amos & Matilda (Todd) Gilbert moved from Vevay to Lincoln, Hendricks, IN
TAX records of AMOS Jr Gilbert & MATILDA GILBERT HEIRS, along with their son Oliver. John J & a John G at one point owned land and paid taxes.

Hendricks County Treasurer’s Tax Duplicates
Book – Volume – Tax year and page #:
1897 – NO GILBERTS IN LIST – END
1896 Book 4 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 104
1895 Book 4 – John J & John G Gilbert & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 99
1894 Book 4 – Amos & John & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 109
1893 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 96
1892 Book 4 – Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 99
1891 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 96
1890 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 99
1889 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 99
1888 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 92
1887 Book 3 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 139
1886 Book 3 – Amos & John & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 140
1885 Book 3 – Amos & John G & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 143
1884 Book 3 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 131
1883 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 162 & 163
1883 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver Gilbert
1882 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 169 & 170
1882 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver Gilbert
1881 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 168
1880 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 162
1879 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver Gilbert pg’s: 164-165
1879 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs
1878 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 162
1877 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 158
1876 Book 2 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 140
1875 Book 2 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 136
1874 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg’s: 143-144
1874 Book 2 – Amos Gilbert
1873 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg’s: 142 & 143
1873 Book 2 – Amos Gilbert
1872 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs and Amos Gilbert pg: 90
1871 Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg’s: 157 & 158
1871 Amos Gilbert
1870 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs and Amos Gilbert pg: 136
1869 Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 294
1868 Matilda Gilbert & A Gilbert pg: 296
1867 Matilda Gilbert pg’s: 298 & 299
1867 Amos Gilbert
1866 Matilda & Amos Gilbert pg: 270
1865 Matilda & Amos Gilbert pg: 251
1864 – NO GILBERT’S IN LIST – START
I have found death and burial info to confirm this is in fact OUR Amos.
(Same area a son of Matilda and Amos is also buried (Oliver)
http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/TaxDuplicateIndex.aspx

CONTINUE TO PART 2 for:

Still working on it – should be done in couple of hours~

3rd: William Todd Gilbert – Son of Amos Jr & Matilda (Todd) Gilbert
2nd: William Andrew Gilbert – Son of William Todd & Isibella (Plew) Gilbert
Great Grandfather: James Madison Gilbert Son of William Andrew & Sarah Jane (Furrow) Gilbert
Grandfather: Robert James Gilbert – Son of James Madison & Marie (Tarant) Gilbert

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Coni’s direct line to Amos Gilbert Jr. & Sr. of VEvay, Switzerland, IN


Coni (Allen) Dubois’s Direct lineage
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Click this link to preview PDF

I have also created individual reports for each of my direct line to Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert and combined them into one PDF for you.

Starting with my Grandfather Robert James Gilbert and continues to Noah Gilbert.

Download PDF – Click Here

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Recent Trip to Vevay, IN, and a Missing Key Named Ezra


I recently traveled to Switzerland County, Indiana, in hopes of finding some shred of evidence pointing me towards the origins of one Amos Gilbert, Sr., my 5th Great-Grandfather (seven generations ago), known to have arrived there around 1816.  A ‘slam-dunk’ would have been the discovery of a birthdate, from a tombstone or a public record, that would help pinpoint which Amos Gilbert this guy was back on the East Coast before arriving in Indiana.  (There were a surprising number of contemporaries sharing that name.)  No such luck, however.  After inspecting five likely cemeteries and a lot of potential family plot locations, the was no trace of Amos Gilbert Sr., or even Sally Magruder (a previous wife) and her father, Revolutionary War veteran Norman Bruce Magruder.  While contemporary Gilbert graves were found, many of the nearby stones were worn to nubs or otherwise unreadable.  Also, considering the seemingly wholesale disappearance of graves of Amos Sr. and those closest to him, and having learned from local historians that many family plots closer to town (as his would have been) were destroyed by development, it is possible that his resting place is gone forever.  Not all was lost, though.  There were some promising leads.

The original deed, granting lands of the United States to Amos Gilbert Sr. in 1816, (and corroborated by entries into Switzerland County deed records) describe its location as straddling current Highway 56 about 1 mile outside of Vevay’s city limits.  As it stands now, it is an unremarkable and modest housing development on a slight ridge with manicured-lawn homes, one or two 1800’s structures, and a small machine hauling business.  No extant burial plots were to be found there, having likely succumbed to the plow and the bulldozer long ago.  However, just ten miles up the same road is the small town of Allensville.  According to the “History of Switzerland County 1815” on hand at the local museum, “Among the earliest residents of Allensville were…Ezra Gilbert, a blacksmith, who, with Orin Richmond, also manufactured oil from the castor bean, which they grew in large quantities…”  This leads one to the question “Who the heck is Ezra Gilbert?”  While research needs to be done, according to   https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LB4C-P26/ezra-gilbert-1791-1850 Ezra Gilbert:

“…was born on 7 April 1791, in Strafford, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Ezra Gilbert, was 28 and his mother, Huldah Warner, was 23. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Sarah Kimberly Robins. He died after 1850, in Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, at the age of 60.”

According to this and other records that I am still mulling over, Ezra Gilbert was part of a long line of Ezras, Ebers, and other Gilberts who lived on the same road as Amos Gilbert Sr. at the same time!  I have even found a contemporary newspaper with both Ezra the blacksmith and Amos Sr. having advertisements on the same page (https://newspapers.library.in.gov/cgi-bin/indiana?a=d&d=WM18321124.1.1&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN——-).  I would find it remarkable if these two Gilbert families were not somehow related!  With Ezra ostensibly being of a well-known family traceable to Vermont (providing the source documents check out), then the next task would be to discover how Amos Gilbert Sr. ( https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gilbert-15822#_ref-14)  connects to him – other than by proximity. 

The approximate boundaries of Amos Gilbert Sr.’s original 1816 land grant, just north of Vevay, IN.

Excerpts from the November 24, 1832 paper in Vevay, showing Amos and Ezra were contemporaries.

ATTN: Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants


I am getting back to work on our Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Descendant’s Association!

I have set up a main contact page for those that believe they might be a descendant for those I have yet to work with. Click here to get to the page: BLVD ASSOCIATION

Those that are already in my files – I will be updating soon with all the cool new things we are gonna offer you~ As you can see, I have totally revamped my blog here at: conidubois.com

So many new exciting things happening and looking forward to get back to blogging!

Coni

HI Everyone!!!


WELCOME to our blog!!!!

I am in the middle of redoing and updating this blog!

A LOT of NEW THINGS are happening!!!

We have a couple new Authors that will be joining us: Roxanne Wehnes & Mark Rogers~

Super EXCITED to have them join our blog!!!

They will be posting on different family lines in their trees and stories of our Ancestor’s.

I can’t wait to see what they write about!

I have updated my Menu’s bar on the top of this blog and have started a NEW PROJECT called:

Ancestor’s of Coni

I will be adding all of my direct lineages to this page.

Each ancestor will have their person report and photo album in attached PDF –

just click on blue or green names to open PDF to view.

I am starting with my Grandparents and working my way back in history – I will be doing individual pages for each generation I move back to.

I have so much to share and looking forward to getting back to blogging!

I was fortunate enough to get AT&T Fiber Optics in my neighborhood – 1st installed on my street LOL!

*Don’t forget to click the following “Ever Widening Circle” button on top right of this blog to get all of our updates~

*In cell viewing there is a MENU button at top of this page – click it to view all my menu’s.

Adding things constantly~

Coni

My brother Kenny Gilbert & I

Update on what I have been working on…


I am in so many directions & projects right now 👀

I am at the moment going through my files and fixing missing photos from all my merges & updates I have done over the years. Not many – a 100 or so needing to be fixed.

I am also rearranging photos of individuals I am working on in their photo albums, trying to make them match on their timelines. Looks better and not so jumbled up in my research books. 😁

I am currently in 3 lines:

Allen’s, Gilberts and Barkhamsted Lighthouse.

Past few months have been cleaning up my files and rearranging them.

I will be coming out with newer versions in a few months 😉

…Or I Could Be Wrong


Recently, Jane and Chris Gilbert of the Gilbert Y-DNA Project informed me that there were some errors in my research.  They backed this up with solid science in the form of an extensive study that matches haplogroups of Gilbert men with demonstrable and documented lineages.  To wit, they can find no documented connection between the Yardley Gilberts and the Gilberts of Compton.  Further, most of the Somerset Gilberts are demonstrably a different family altogether.  A second break in the lineage, demonstrated by the Y-DNA, is that the Vevay, Switzerland County, IN, line of Gilberts does not connect to the Bucks County, PA, line.  Both errors are likely due to mistakes made by antiquarians and early genealogical researchers who, as I’ve pointed out in previous articles, could be a bit slapdash at times – inscribing word-of-mouth into family trees as fact.  (For an example of this, go back to my article about the supposed relationship between the descendants of Gilbert Crispin and the Gilberts of Compton.)  Rather than being a disappointment, this is a unique opportunity to set the record straight using modern technology and information systems.  After all, it is the truth that matters.

The result of all this rethinking is that my line can only be conclusively demonstrated through Amos Gilbert Sr. (b. ca. 1780 – d. April 14, 1843, Vevay, IN) The quest now is to discover Amos’s birthday so we can try to distinguish him from the surprising number of Amos Gilbert’s who were floating around New England at the time.  I say New England because part of Amos’s travels from east to west have been documented in the form of wills, marriage records, census records and land grants.  Fascinatingly, we know that Amos Sr. was in Cincinnati, OH, receiving a government grant for land in Switzerland County, IN, in 1816 – a grant document that was signed by President Madison and which was discovered in a Vevay attic by a homeowner in 1900!  Before that, we know he married Sally Magruder in Washington County, OH, in 1810, who was the daughter of a respected Virginia family who lived across the Ohio River in Wood County (now in West Virginia).  Remarkably (and confusingly), there seems to have been another couple named Amos and Sarah (Sally being the diminutive of Sarah) Gilbert at about the same time, but married in Kentucky and living in Tennessee. 

We know a lot about Amos Sr., to include that he owned three slaves when he lived in Wood County, and had many dealings with his father-in-law, Revolutionary War veteran Norman Bruce Magruder.  The extended family appeared to move down the Ohio river to Switzerland County, IN, where we know Norman is buried.  We also know that Amos Sr. was married at least twice and likely three times. What we don’t know is:  Where the heck does Amos Gilbert Sr. come from?  This is important because there are a number of possible East Coast Amos Gilberts showing up in contemporary records.  Knowing which (if any) of these Amos Gilberts is our Amos Gilbert will likely be enough to tie him to a known New World Gilbert family and perhaps back to a known Old World family.  Key to this will be knowing his birthdate.  Finding his obituary was a tremendous help, telling us he was 63 when he died on April 14, 1843.  In a later census, one of his sons said his father was from New York.  Though that may not be where Amos Sr. had been born, we can say with some certainty that our Amos was born sometime around 1780 in New England. 

To further nail down the date, I’ve received tremendous help from the Switzerland County Historical Museum, Library, and Cemetery Commission.  They have been providing me resources and information that I hope to use during a fact-finding trip I am planning there this summer.  Physically present in their archives are various deeds and licenses issued to Amos Sr. during his lifetime, to include tavern, grocery, and butcher’s licenses.  My hope is to find Amos’s grave or some other item that might indicate his actual birthdate.  Interestingly, while there I can stay at the Swiss Inn, a place Amos Sr. lived from 1827 to about 1833 when it was the Switzerland Hotel.  This is just up the road from a three-story brick building, Russell House, that Amos built near the ferry landing on the Ohio River – which stands to this day.

UPDATE: I have since discovered that the house described below is likely NOT the aforementioned house, the site of Amos Gilbert’s tavern and market. Property deeds and newspaper articles mention that his building stood on lot 181 of the original town plat, making its location caddy-corner from this one – a lot currently occupied by a coin operated laundromat.

Mistakenly thought to be Russell House, Vevay, IN

Our Friends of the Visitor have murdered James Chaugham, the hero, or Narragansett Indian of the Barkhamsted Light House fame.


The Meriden Daily Republican (Fri) May 15, 1868
Murder of James Chaugham
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