Gilbert Genealogy - Western NC, Northern GA

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Gilbert Genealogy - Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia

Welcome to my Gilbert web pages.

My most recent Gilbert ancestor is my great grandmother Lilly Bell Gilbert (1902-1983) who married Marvin R. Grant in 1920 in Union Co., GA. She was born there as well, a child of Noah Washington Gilbert (1855-1941) and Ibiline Henderson. Noah was a son of Joshua Gilbert (c1810-aft 1880) and Mary Stewart.

Joshua Gilbert's parents aren't known for certain, but I believe he is a son of Wilson Gilbert (c1760s-1830s) and Esther Smith. Wilson and Esther married ca 1790's in Chatham Co., NC and lived there many years before moving to Burke Co., NC by 1830. They lived in the part of Burke that later became Yancey County.


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Gilbert is the 237th most common surname in America. (Source: Name Statistics)