James Alexander Gilbreath

1817–1887 (Age 70)
Missouri Territory, United States

The Life of James Alexander

When James Alexander Gilbreath was born in 1817, in Missouri Territory, United States, his father, Andrew Gilbreath, was 33 and his mother, Mary Richards, was 25. He married Cynthia, Lucy Woodruff in 1830, in Adair, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 5, Wood, Texas, United States in 1880. He died in 1887, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

James Alexander Gilbreath
1817–1887
Cynthia, Lucy Woodruff
1812–1887
Marriage: 1830
John Gilbreath
1832–1923
Mary Ann "Polly" Gilbreath
1834–
Samuel Gilbreath
1838–
Andrew Jackson Gilbreath Sr.
1839–1924
William H Gilbreath
1840–
Elizabeth Gilbreath
1843–1937
Nancy Gilbreath
1846–1889
Rosa Gilbreath
1848–1942
Lucinda Gilbreath
1850–
Samuel Gilbreth
1858–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1830
Adair, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    John Gilbreath

    Male1832–1923Male

    Mary Ann "Polly" Gilbreath

    Female1834–Female

    Samuel Gilbreath

    Male1838–Male

    Andrew Jackson Gilbreath Sr.

    Male1839–1924Male

    William H Gilbreath

    Male1840–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · The Missouri Compromise

Age 3

The Missouri territorial legislature submitted a request for statehood as a slave state to the U.S. Congress in December 1818. Due to interest in keeping a balance between the number of slave states to free states across the country, legislation known as The Missouri Compromise was created. This allowed Maine to be admitted as a free state and Missouri to be admitted as a slave state. The Missouri Compromise also specified that the Louisiana Purchase territory north of latitude 36° 30' would be reserved for free states and territory south would be reserved for slave states.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Galbraith .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Gilbreth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Gilbreth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Gilbreath, "United States Census, 1880"

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