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Eli Gilbert, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1789
Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1875
Illinois, USA

My 5th great grandfather

On March 8, 1808 in Colchester, VT Eli married Susannah M. Gale

Eli was born in New Hampshire
at the end of the Revolutionary War. At the
age of 19 Eli Gilbert Sr. married Susannah in Vermont. He
was a clothier and merchant by trade...

The entire family moved to Ohio in approximately 1819, where
Eli Sr. continued in the clothing business.He also worked
for several years in Washington County & he also
ran a water mill....

In the fall of 1838, Sidney and Isaac Place, sons of John, and Asa Blake Newell and members of the Gilbert family went to Blissville Twp., Jefferson County, Illinois to select the land they wanted. They all built pole cabins and then returned back to Ohio by flatboat. They then went overland to Jefferson County, Illinois, arriving there in October of 1839. (This is from Gilbert Family History on file in the Washington County, Ohio Genealogical Library)

Family links: 
  Josiah Gilbert (1751 - 1805)
  Lois Brooks Gilbert (1747 - 1815)
  Susannah M Gale Gilbert (1791 - 1865)*
  Eli Gilbert (1809 - 1878)*
  Ira M Gilbert (1810 - 1900)*
  Stephen Gale Gilbert (1812 - 1857)*
  Truman Gilbert (1813 - 1885)*
  Josiah Gilbert (1815 - 1890)*
  Henry A Gilbert (1817 - 1865)*
  Asa Gale Gilbert (1819 - 1862)*
  Philo Gilbert (1821 - 1899)*
  Cyrus B. Gilbert (1823 - 1902)*
  Susanna Malissa Gilbert Melcher (1826 - 1890)*
  Ezra Gilbert (1828 - 1842)*
  Linus Everett Gilbert (1829 - 1861)*
  Menzis Raynor Gilbert (1831 - 1908)*
  Waldo Gilbert (1832 - 1890)*
  Lois A Gilbert Isom (1835 - 1919)*
  Harry Alvin Gilbert (1839 - 1913)*
  Lois Gilbert (1776 - 1778)*
  Eli Gilbert (1789 - 1875)
*Calculated relationship
Gilbert Cemetery
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: SusieღBazil
Originally Created by: Dennis Watkins
Record added: Nov 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8116079
Eli Gilbert, Sr
Added by: Robert Downen
Eli Gilbert, Sr
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 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
With respect for my gggg grandfather. Thank you for your patriotic service in defense of our country during the War of 1812.
- Robert Downen
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014

- SusieღBazil
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014
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