Parker Gilbert

Brief Life History of Parker

When Parker Gilbert was born in 1780, in West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Solomon Gilbert, was 48 and his mother, Abigail Parker, was 45. He married Sally Snow on 14 August 1803, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Brook Field, Catoosa, Georgia, United States in 1864. He died on 16 December 1864, in West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 84.

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Parker Gilbert
1780–1864
Sally Snow
1781–1833
Marriage: 14 August 1803
Lyman Woodbury Gilbert
1803–
Catharine Olds Gilbert
1808–1879
Theron Henry Gilbert
1810–1888
Caroline Gilbert
1811–1893
James Snow Gilbert
1813–
Harison Gray Otis Gilbert
1814–1863
Augustus Gilbert
1816–1899
Martha Eunice Gilbert
1818–1902
Emmerson Gilbert
1819–1840
Sylvester Gilbert
1824–1847
Seth Gilbert
1825–1892

Sources (44)

  • Parker Gilbert, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Parker Gilbert in entry for Martin G Gilbert, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Parker Gilbert, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

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.

1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin), French, and German: from the personal name Giselbert, composed of the ancient Germanic elements gīsil ‘pledge, hostage, noble youth’ (see Giesel ) + berht ‘bright, famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of Saint Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

History: The Devon family of Gilbert can be traced to Geoffrey Gilbert (died 1349), who represented Totnes in Parliament in 1326. His descendants included Sir Humphrey Gilbert (died 1583), who discovered Newfoundland. — Étienne Gilbert from Aulnay in Vienne, France, married Marguerite Thibault in Neuville, QC, in 1683. Louis Gilbert dit Comtois from Besançon in Doubs married Anne Jacques in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1722. Pierre Gilbert from Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire in Charente, France, married Marie-Angélique Dufour in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC, in 1756. Charles Dupuis dit Gilbert from Rosnay in Indre, France, married Marie-Jeanne Brunet in Sainte-Foy, QC, in 1741.

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

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