Polly Gilbert

1809–
Madison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Gilbert was born in 1809, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, her father, Samuel Gilbert, was 48 and her mother, Mary Hunt, was 44.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Gilbert
1761–1845
Mary Hunt
1765–1835
Nathaniel Gilbert
1788–1859
James Gilbert
1793–
Gilbert
1805–
Benjamin Henry Gilbert
1790–1871
William Gilbert
1794–
Thomas F Gilbert
1796–
Mary Elizabeth Gilbert
1799–
John Gilbert
1801–
Sarah Dinwiddie
1803–
Polly Gilbert
1809–
Gilbert
1810–
Aquilla Gilbert
1811–
Elizabeth Gilbert
1812–
Hannah Gilbert
1812–
Jeptha Rice Gilbert
1814–1914

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 3

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

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 3

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

Norman: Some derive this name from the Norman name Giselbert; others translate it as "bright pledge" or "bright as gold." It was derived from the Old German name Childebert, from "child-brecht," meaning distinguished warrior. A nickname is Gib, and the Gaelic form is Gillebride.

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