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Sgt John Gilbert

Sgt John Gilbert

Birth
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 31 Mar 1816 (aged 56)
Annsville, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Van Cortlandtville, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 59654393 · View Source
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Revolutionary War soldier

Sgt. John Gilbert served in the War of the Revolution under Colonel Isaac Sherman's 8th Regiment of Connecticut. He enlisted May 28, 1777 at age seventeen and served for the duration of the war. His rank: from May 28, 1777 to January 1, 1780 as private; from January 1, 1780 to January 1, 1781 as corporal; and from January 1, 1781 to December 31, 1781 as sergeant. He was allowed a pension resulting from injuries sustained while in service, but details on type of injury are unknown because records were destroyed in a fire at the War Office in 1800. Two letters from Pierre Van Cortlandt in support of John Gilbert's pension state that he was well acquainted with John and Elizabeth, and that after the war, John was the procurer of his estate and farm on the Upper Manor House in VanCortlandtville, N.Y.
John's parents were Ebenezer Gilbert (1724-1787) and Prudence Burr (1731-1765) both of Fairfield, Conn. John married Elizabeth Lyon on November 11, 1783. Elizabeth was born January 18, 1763 in Greenwich, Conn. and died November 07, 1841 in VanCortlandtville, N.Y.
They had the following children:
Huldah Gilbert
Mary Gilbert
Elizabeth (Betsy) Gilbert, 1784-
Clarissa Gilbert Miller 1786-1873
MOSES Gilbert 1788-1864, Spouse ANN G. McLean 1790-1860. Both are buried in Old VanCortlandtville Cemetery
Burr Gilbert 1790-1858
Abigail Gilbert 1793
Rachel Gilbert 1797-
John Gilbert 1799-1867

John and Elizabeth are buried in Old VanCortlandtville Cemetery, N.Y. Their gravesites are located thirty-four feet back from the Paulding Monument, catty-corner from Old St. Peter's Church
[info from: Juanita Gilbert Taylor]


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  • Created by: Dan Silva
  • Added: 5 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59654393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John Gilbert (10 Feb 1760–31 Mar 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59654393, citing Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery, Van Cortlandtville, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dan Silva (contributor 46781334) .