Isabel Gilbreath

Brief Life History of Isabel

When Isabel Gilbreath was born on 25 August 1784, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Gilbreath, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Hays, was 23. She married James Hoskins on 20 January 1803, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 4 March 1831, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 46.

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James Hoskins
Isabel Gilbreath
Marriage: 20 January 1803
Francis Hoskins
Alexander Hoskins
James George Carrington Hoskins
Thomas Allen Hoskins
Eliza Hoskins
John Alfred Hoskins
Fancy Hoskins
Nancy Ann Hoskins
Lutitia H Hoskins
Mary E. Hoskins Graham
Martha A. Hoskins

Sources (3)

  • Ailsey Hoskins in household of James Hoskins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isabella Galbraith, "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Isabella Galbraith, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.


It is suggested that the original name of the city, Mossy Creek, originated due to the first settlers' description of the 'vivid' green moss developed around a creek near the settlement.[11] By 1797, Mossy Creek had around 75 to 100 families with a four-mile-radius of the city. Around the beginnings of the American Civil War in September 1861, Union Army General Ambrose Burnside liberated the city from the Confederacy, but was attacked in an unsuccessful siege by Confederate General James Longstreet. Several skirmishes took place around Mossy Creek, most notably the Battle of Mossy Creek on December 19, 1863.[1] In the later 19th century, two communities formed around Mossy Creek, Frame Addition and Carsonville. In 1901, Mossy Creek merged with the two communities, incorporating as Jefferson City.[1]

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Galbraith . This surname is now very rare in Britain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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