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Capt John Gilbert
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1731
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1779
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

~MY GILBERT FAMILY~(posted by Nareen)
The son of Daniel & Sarah Todd Gilbert and great grandson of my ancestor, DEP. GOV. MATTHEW & JANE (BAKER) GILBERT, he married Lydia Ives, daughter of Ebenezer & Mary (Atwater) Ives and great granddaughter of my ancestors, WILLIAM & HANNAH (DICKERMAN) IVES, on May 22, 1755.

Daniel Gilbert & his sons lived in the northern part of New Haven Colony which is now Hamden. John was a Captain of the militia there. He was told that the British had landed at West Haven and were coming up on the west side of West River and would cross Thompson's bridge. Capt. Gilbert's company met the British. Five of his company were killed outright when they refused to surrender. Capt. Gilbert was wounded and fell from his horse. He was then pierced with a bayonet and his skill broken with the butt of a gun. His brother, Michael, was also killed.

Inscription on the monument in the Evergreen Cemetery, erected by the family:

In memory of Captain John Gilbert. A gentleman of reputation, beloved and esteemed in life and lamented in death, who fell in defense of his country, being slain by the British troops when they plundered this town, July 5, 1779, in the 48th year of his age. Also in memory of Mrs. Lydia Gilbert, who died Dec. 15, 1778.

Family links: 
  Daniel Gilbert (1697 - 1753)
  Sarah Todd Gilbert (1698 - 1724)
  Lydia Ives Gilbert (1733 - 1778)*
  Lydia Gilbert Read (1760 - 1815)*
  Jesse Gilbert (1762 - 1833)*
  Sarah Gilbert Wooding (1727 - ____)*
  John Gilbert (1731 - 1779)
  Michael Gilbert (1736 - 1779)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Maintained by: Sharon W
Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jul 17, 2008
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Capt John Gilbert
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Capt John Gilbert
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