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Lorenzo Dow Gilbert
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1812
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1882
Benton County
Oregon, USA

Lorenzo Gilbert married Hannah Belknap on 31 Jan 1833 in Licking Co., Ohio.

He and his wife Hannah were pioneers of Oregon Territory, setting out from the Midwest with oxen and wagon in May 1847 and arriving at what is now Eugene, Oregon on Nov 3, 1847. They homesteaded the following year in what is now Benton County.

One reference is an article on their son, Jesse Belknap Gilbert, in a 1912 book on the history of Spokane County, Washington (where J.B. settled). The book is now in the public domain and is available for reading or PDF download at Google Books. The article is on pages 750-752 of the book (pages 761-763 of the scanned PDF). It has extensive information on Lorenzo Dow Gilbert, although some details don't gibe with other references (e.g. the article says he died in 1887, but his headstone says he died in 1882), so like everything else in genealogy, it has to be taken as tentative information, subject to proving out by primary records.

The other reference is a scanned obituary for a grand-daughter of Lorenzo and Hannah, Lettie Edwards Herron, which appears in the photos section of her FindAGrave memorial. It has a brief paragraph on her grandparents.


Family links: 
  Hannah Belknap Gilbert (1814 - 1911)
  Philander Gilbert (1834 - 1905)*
  George Gilbert (1836 - 1896)*
  Jane Gilbert Clark (1838 - 1923)*
  Riley Gilbert (1841 - 1913)*
  Phineas Gilbert (1843 - 1929)*
  Corington Gilbert (1847 - 1864)*
  Mary Edwards (1849 - 1937)*
  Jesse Belknap Gilbert (1852 - 1948)*
  Emma Gilbert Watts (1855 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Rest in peace, Farewell.
Note: Obelisk next to son George & Elizabeth Gilbert.
Alpine Cemetery
Benton County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 6S #134
Maintained by: M_D_Perkins
Originally Created by: Suzanna Ashworth
Record added: Feb 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34210401
Lorenzo Dow Gilbert
Added by: M_D_Perkins
Lorenzo Dow Gilbert
Added by: M_D_Perkins
Lorenzo Dow Gilbert
Added by: M_D_Perkins
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You, your wife and children crossed the plains to the Oregon Territory in 1847. Your son, Riley, settled near what is now Philomath, Benton County, Oregon. May you all Rest in Peace.
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Dec. 24, 2014

- Suzanna Ashworth
 Added: Nov. 8, 2009

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