James Gilbert

29 August 1780–22 July 1847 (Age 66)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Gilbert was born on 29 August 1780, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Gilbert, was 33 and his mother, Mabel Heaton, was 37. He married Betsey Todd on 16 December 1825, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. He died on 22 July 1847, in Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Centerville, Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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James Gilbert
Betsey Todd
Marriage: 16 December 1825

Spouse and Children

16 December 1825
North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Mabel Gilbert



    Sarah Gilbert


World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 1

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Norman: Some derive this name from the Norman name Giselbert; others translate it as "bright pledge" or "bright as gold." It was derived from the Old German name Childebert, from "child-brecht," meaning distinguished warrior. A nickname is Gib, and the Gaelic form is Gillebride.

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Sources (3)

  • James Gilbert, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • James Gilbert, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Connecticut, Town Marriage Record-s, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)

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