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Gilbert, Capt. Michael

Gilbert, Capt. Michael

Male 1741 - 1829  (88 years)

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  • Name Gilbert, Michael 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 19 Apr 1741  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Address:
    St. George's Parish 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1776  Susquehanna Parish, Harford County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mil-Reg 1777  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    took the oath of allegiance 
    • Citing Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 23, #1 (Feb 1985) pgs. 3, 8
    Military 1 Apr 1777  [6
    and was commissioned as a Captain 
    • Stirling’s Division | 1st Maryland Brigade | Hazen’s Regiment; Entered Valley Forge on December 19, 1777. Departed Valley Forge for Wilmington, Delaware on December 21, 1777. Ordered to Albany, New York in January 1777. May have passed through Valley Forge on their way north.
    Residence 11 Nov 1779  Camp Peekskill, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 2 Nov 1780  West Point, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    in a nearby military encampment 
    Military 30 Apr 1781  [6, 7
    and resigned at the rank of Colonel 
    Residence 24 Mar 1788  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Gilbert, a resident of Pittsylvania County, purchased 212 acres in Franklin County from Jesse (unclear - maybe Sass?)
    Tax list 25 Mar 1799  Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Tax base:
      3 White tithers
      6 Horses
      Tax = $.72
    Will 16 Oct 1829  Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1829, October 6 - Will of Michael Gilbert, Sr.
      Franklin County (Virginia) Will Book, Vol. 3, pg 246-7

      [transcribed from photocopy of original by John B. McCall, Nov 2013]
      [His inventory, dated 5 October 1829, shows him as deceased]

      In the name of God Amen. I Michael Gilbert Sr of the County of Franklin and State of Virginia being loe in body but sound of mind and Disposing memory, for which I thank God and cauling to mind the uncertainty of Human life and being Desirous to dispose of all Such real estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with. I give and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say First my desire is that my funeral expenses shall be paid and Secondly all of my Just Debts out of the Sales arising from my personal estate, further I lease unto my Dear and loving wife Wilmouth as much of my personal estate as she may think proper to keep During her natural life and the remainder of my personal estate to be sot up and sold to the highest bidder

      (pg. 247)
      on such Credit as my executors may think proper. And the money arising therefrom to be equally divided amongst my five sons namely Preston and James Kemuel C. Michael and Samuel Gilbert and at the death of my wife the Balance of my personal estate to be sold and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided amonst my five sons above named. I further give all my real Estate unto my five sons above named Viz. I give all that tract of land being in the County Pittsylvania Virginia to Preston and James Gilbert to be equally dided between them and their Heirs forever. Also I give unto my other three sons namely Kemuel C. Gilbert Samuel and Michael Gilbert all that tract of land that I now live upon which is laid(?) off to them Provided the above named five Sons pay unto my five Daughters three hundred dollars in two years after my death. Viz. they shall Pay unto my Daughter Sally Holland ten dollars also they shall pay unto my Daughter Wilmouth Taylor in two years after my death sixty six dollars 67 cents Also they shall pay unto my Daughter Elizabeth Dudley in two years after my death seventy six dollars 67 cents also they shall pay unto my daughter Patsey Law in two years after my death ninety three dollars 33 cents Also they shall pay unto my executors hereinafter named fifty three dollars And 33 cents for the benefit and support of my Daughter Nancy Wingo to be retained in my executors hands and paid over to her in small sums or paid out on interest and the interest paid early over to her as they may think will best permote her interest and at said Mays (?) Death if anything Should be left in the hands they shall pay it over to the Lawful heirs of her body to be equally Divided Amongst them. I do hereby constitute and appoint my three Sons Kemuel C. Gilbert and Samuel and Michael Gilbert executors of this my last will and Testament hereby Revoking all other or former wills by me heretofore made whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal October the 16th, 1829.

      Teste
      John M. Holland
      A.H. Turner
      John H. Ashworth
      At a court held for Franklin County the 2d day of November 1829 This last will & Testament of Michael Gilbert Sr dec'd was produced in Court and proved by the Oath of John M. Holland Andrew H. Turner and John H. Ashworth the subscribing witnesses hereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Kemuel C. Gilbert one of the Executors, named in said will, who took the oath prescribed by law, and together with John M. Holland and Michael Gilbert his securities entered into bond in the sum of four hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probat in due form -- hereby being reserved to the other Executors named in the said _______ to join in the Probat when they shall think fit.

      Teste Caleb Tate cfc (Commissioner of Franklin County?)
    _AMTID 302051501157:1030:155362986 
    _COLOR
    _UID 8FC214F2150DDA48A4C8E0FB4A14F97EB7DA 
    Died 2 Nov 1829  Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • or 16 October 1829.
    Person ID I3813  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2019 

    Father Gilbert, Samuel,   b. 15 Apr 1714, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1776, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Webster, Martha,   b. 15 Aug 1714, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1733  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Address:
    St. George's Parish 
    Family ID F2793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Davis, Wilmuth,   b. 19 Apr 1750, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1773  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13, 14, 15
    Census 1790  Harford County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • It's not clear if this is the right person -- having a 1788 land record from Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

      Name: Michl Gilbert
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Harford, Maryland
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females: 8
      Number of Household Members: 11
    Census 1800  Harford County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    District 1 
    • District 1, Harford, Maryland; Series: M32; Roll: 11; Page: 2; Image: 68; Family History Library Film: 193664
      Description
      Township: District 1
    Census 1810  Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Name: Michael Gilbert
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Franklin, Virginia
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 8
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Name: Michael Gilbert
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Franklin, Virginia
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 2
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 2
    Children 
     1. Gilbert, Michael Jr.,   b. Abt 1774, Bedford County (Later Franklin), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Gilbert, Kemuel Clement,   b. Abt 1776, Harford County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1845, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     3. Gilbert, Preston,   b. Jan 1777, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1848, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     4. Gilbert, James,   b. Abt 1780, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    St. George's Parish - 19 Apr 1741 - Baltimore County, Maryland
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1773 - Pittsylvania County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1776 - Susquehanna Parish, Harford County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMil-Reg - took the oath of allegiance - 1777 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Mar 1788 - Pittsylvania County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Harford County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax list - 25 Mar 1799 - Franklin County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    District 1 - 1800 - Harford County, Maryland
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Franklin County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Aug 1820 - Franklin County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 16 Oct 1829 - Franklin County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1829 - Franklin County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S266] History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri, pg. 334.
      Says he was born in Franklin County, Virginia but other sources aren't sure.

    2. [S779] Genforum - online discussion, Rosie Wright; Re: Michael Gilbert, Franklin County, VA; ; 18 July 2001; accessed; 23 January 2013; http://genform.genealogy.com/gilbert/messages/3943.html.

    3. [S853] Gilbert, Michael - DAR-GRC, accessed; 26 October 2013; Ancestor #A045170.

    4. [S747] AGBI - online Index, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army (pg. 247); Vol. 62, pg. 398.

    5. [S1049] Maryland Colonial Census for 1776, Residence of Michael Gilbert.

    6. [S1759] Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served (Revolutionary War), Gilbert, Michael L.; Captain in Hazen's Regiment; Roll 83.

    7. [S2026] 1800 US Census - MD: Harford County, District 1; Series: M32; Roll: 11; Page: 2; Image: 68; (Col.) Michael Gilbert household; 26 August 2019.

    8. [S1050] Franklin County, Virginia, Deeds, pg. 430-431; Indenture of Michael Gilbert; 24 March 1788.

    9. [S878] Virginia Tax Lists - Census substitutes for 1790 & 1800, 1799B personal tax list, pg 15 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S859] Gilbert - History of the Gilbert Family of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky et al., pg. 40.

    11. [S1676] Gilbert, Samuel (1714-1776) - FAG #99764698, 26 Oct 1776; 1714–1776; 99764698.

    12. [S621] Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850 [Ancestry], 29 October 2017; pg. 82, citing source as 1BA-262.

    13. [S779] Genforum - online discussion, Rosie Wright; Re: Michael Gilbert, Franklin County, VA; 18 July 2001; accessed; 23 January 2013; Quotes family book "Ancestors of Oscar Monroe Gilbert.".

    14. [S1181] Baltimore County families, 1659-1759 (images), pg. 231.

    15. [S765] Family Data Collection (Ancestry.com), 27 October 2013; re "Wilmuth Davis".

    16. [S2027] 1790 US Census - MD: Harford County, Series: M637; Roll: 3; Page: 293; Image: 533; 26 August 2019.

    17. [S1360] 1810 US Census - VA: Franklin County, Roll: 68; Page: 297; Image: 00572; Michael Gilbert household; 26 August 2019.

    18. [S1359] 1820 US Census - VA: Franklin County, Page: 146; NARA Roll: M33_136; Image: 164; Michael Gilbert household; 22 August 2019.