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Tracy Garrison (#47442222)
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I am a professional Land Surveyor in Illinois, Missouri.

I am a co-administrator of the Garrison DNA project at Family Tree DNA "Garrisons' Compass".

I am researching the following family lines: Garrison, Jones, Fairlie, Fleming, Goodman, Nichols, Gonterman, Gordon, Conlee, Miller, Pemberton, Nichols, Patterson, Gonterman, Quigley.

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Mary Belle Gilbert Tribble Patterson
Hi Tracy,

I corrected the list of children for William Patterson today. I had Dorcas Rachel Patterson Nichols listed as Racheal Patterson, so I am glad to get her full name and correct spelling on there.

I'm afraid I can't help you much with the Gilberts, but I'll throw my two cents in for what it's worth...

I looked at census records for quite a while today to see if I could figure out how Mary Gilbert ended up in Calhoun County, Illinois before moving on to Greene County, Illinois.

To me, it looks like she started out with her parents in Virginia and then moved to Carter County, Kentucky pretty early. It seems like Edward must have died within a few years of arriving in Kentucky--between 1843 and 1850 or so. I believe several of the kids moved away after their dad died.

Mary Gilbert Tribble had a 16-year-old named Elizabeth Gilbert from Kentucky living with her in Ray County, Missouri in 1860. Elizabeth would have been the right age to be her sister, which would put their father, Edward Gilbert, alive in 1843 or 1844.

I think Mary Gilbert Tribble may have ended up in Calhoun County because of an older brother living there. I'm pretty sure a man in Calhoun County named John Gilbert was Mary's brother.

John Gilbert, Sr. was born about 1825 in Virginia. His 3 oldest kids were born in Kentucky and then the family moved to Illinois between 1852 and 1858.

The best evidence of Mary's link to John Gilbert is that his wife was named Dorcas. I would bet that Mary named her daughter Dorcas Rachel Patterson after John's wife, who would have been Mary's sister-in-law.

John Gilbert died sometime in the 1870's. His wife is still listed on the 1880 census.

There are quite a few Gilberts in Calhoun County, but I think the only ones closely related to Mary Gilbert Patterson are the ones born in Virginia or Kentucky. Several of the others look like they are from Ohio. They could have Virginia roots, too, but it's hard to tell.

Judging from circumstantial evidence, it looks like Edward Gilbert would have been buried in Carter County, Kentucky.

This may have all been old information to you, but hope it helps. Good luck in your search.

Added by Lynn on Jan 31, 2014 3:09 PM

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