Ezra Gilbert

Brief Life History of Ezra

When Ezra Gilbert was born on 7 April 1791, in Strafford, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Ezra Gilbert, was 28 and his mother, Huldah Warner, was 23. He married Sarah Kimberly Robins in 1816, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 6 February 1869, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Allensville Cemetery, Switzerland, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Gilbert
1791–1869
Sarah Kimberly Robins
1795–1850
Marriage: 1816
Eber Gilbert
1817–1910
Hyram Gilbert
1819–
Cyrus Gilber
1821–1840
Henry Gilbert
1823–1848
Ezra Gilbert
1827–1849
Ursula Gilbert
1828–
Jane Gilbert
1830–
George Gilbert
1834–1850
Truman Gilbert
1836–1890
Miss Gilbert
1837–
Winston Warner Gilbert
1837–1923
Sarah J Gilbert
1840–

Sources (12)

  • Ezra Gilbert, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ezra Gilbert, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Ezra Gilbert, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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