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Gilbert T McCord
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Birth: 1820
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1884
Ionia County
Michigan, USA

Gilbert T. McCord was b. in NY, in one of four counties: Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, or Westchester. The first name of Gilbert was not commonly used in the McCord family, a family known for its naming traditions, so it is believed it came from his mother's side of the family.

Research shows that a Naomi Titus, daughter of Gilbert Titus and Jane Hoag, married a McCord and was removed from the rolls of her Quaker congregation for marrying out of their community of faith. It is believed that this is the line of Gilbert T. McCord and that the middle initial, T is for Titus. Though there is a great deal of circumstantial evidence that leads to this conclusion, it has not be verified to any high degree. With that in mind, the trail leads firmly to the McCord branch of the family out of Dutchess County, NY and in the area of Beekman Town.

Our Gilbert T. McCord and his wife, Emeline Bridges were both born in 1820, NY. We do not know if they met and moved out of NY as adults, or both grew up in PA or VA and married there. We do know that some of their children list a variety of places of birth which include OH, PA, VA and West VA. I believe that they lived in an area that bordered most of these states, so a far less distance was travelled.

Gilbert T. McCord and Emeline Bridges lived in these two places in their early years:
1840 census of Mead Twp. Belmont Co. Ohio
1850 Adams Twp, Monroe Co. OH

Belmont County is located in the Southeastern portion of Ohio. Belmont County is bordered by Guernsey, Noble, Monroe, Harrison, and Jefferson counties in Ohio. The complete eastern border of Belmont County runs along the Ohio River. Across the river in West Virginia neighboring counties are: Ohio and Marshall.)

The family removed to Burr Oak, St. Joseph, MI, where Emeline died in 1856 and was buried at Sanborn Cemetery. Some of the children are buried there, as well as Gilbert, though much later.

Gilbert T. McCord next married Betsey Jane Munger, in April of 1858, Burr Oak. She was the daughter of Erastus D. Munger and Jemima Brotherton. Gilbert, his new wife and the children then moved to Easton Twp., Ionia, MI, where their family grew.

A notice of Gilbert's death is found in the Ionia Sentinel, dated Feb. 14, 1884:

Gilbert McCord of Easton was found
dead in his house on Thursday evening.
He had not been seen by his neighbors
during the day, who fearing something
wrong went to his house about 9 o'clock,
and found him dead and frozen. From
this fact it is supposed that he had been
dead nearly a day. Mr. McCord was
alone in the house, and had been living
alone for several years. The remains
were taken to Burr Oak for interment.
Come one, come all and fill the hall.
Family links: 
  Emeline Bridges McCord (1820 - 1856)
  Edward McCord (1838 - 1859)*
  David C McCord (1842 - 1929)*
  John H McCord (1846 - 1929)*
  Naomi Jennie McCord Smith (1849 - 1936)*
  Joseph Harold McCord (1850 - 1932)*
  Merrit A. McCord (1865 - 1940)*
  Catherine McCord Welch (1869 - 1929)*
  Clara McCord Montgomery (1873 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Sanborn Cemetery
Burr Oak
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Row 12
Created by: C Stanley
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75013850
Gilbert T McCord
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Gilbert T McCord
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Gilbert T McCord
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