Bathsheba Gilbert

28 March 1730–4 August 1807 (Age 77)
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Bathsheba

When Bathsheba Gilbert was born on 28 March 1730, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Gilbert, was 24 and her mother, Hannah Abbott, was 23. She married Elijah Bartlett on 11 January 1749, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 August 1807, in her hometown, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Elijah Bartlett
Bathsheba Gilbert
Marriage: 11 January 1749
Moses Gilbert Bartlett
Increase Bartlett
Marcy Bartlett
Elisha Bartlett
Mariam Bartlett
Ebenezer Bartlett
Sarah Bartlett
Elijah Bartlett Jr.
Hannah Bartlett
Hulda Bartlett

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11 January 1749
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 46

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 61

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin), French, and North German: from Giselbert, a Norman personal name composed of the 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 St. Gilbert of Sempringham ( 1085–1189 ), the founder of the only native English monastic order.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bathsheba Gilbert Bartlett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bathsheba in entry for Sarah Bartlet, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Biographical: U.S., Massachusetts, "History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts"

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