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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James Alexander Gilbreath
Cynthia, Lucy Woodruff
Marriage: 1830
John Gilbreath
Mary Ann "Polly" Gilbreath
Samuel Gilbreath
Andrew Jackson Gilbreath Sr.
William H Gilbreath
Elizabeth Gilbreath
Nancy Gilbreath
Rosa Gilbreath
Lucinda Gilbreath
Samuel Gilbreth

Spouse and Children

Adair, Kentucky, United States


    John Gilbreath


    Mary Ann "Polly" Gilbreath


    Samuel Gilbreath


    Andrew Jackson Gilbreath Sr.


    William H Gilbreath


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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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