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William Columbus Gilbert

William Columbus Gilbert, b. ca. 1790, d. 11/25/1846 Little Rock, AR, m. (1) unknown, b. ca. 1790, d. after 1820 [could be Priscilla Gilbert who m. William Gilbert 8 June 1813, Gabriel Martin, J.P., probably Franklin Co., GA], (2) 4/28/1823 in Cahaba Valley to Mary Ann “Polly” Cross b. 1802 d. 1854 Shelby Co., AL (1850 Shelby Co., AL Census, Mary wd) Children by first wife (3 sons and a daughter in the 1820 census, Shelby Co., AL) Children by second wife start with Permelia, (all but Permelia, Susan, and Harriet living at home with Mary in the 1850 Shelby Co., AL Census, pg. 240A; and William is three pages over on 237B)
  1. son b. ca 1813? Died young?
  2. Tolbert Gilbert, b. 1815 GA, d. 11/10/1867 Hinds Co., MS, m. 1836 Amite Co., MS to Malinda Colwail Thompson; evidently no children [probably Malinda Thompson b. 14 Feb 1816 to Alexander and Unah Strickland Thompson, as Unah died in Amite Co., MS in 1845, just 9 years after her daughter’s marriage was recorded in Amite Co. – too much coincidence; Unah’s sister married Gilbert, as well!]
  3. Priscilla Gilbert, b. 1816 GA, d. 1840-43, m. 4/22/1836 Carroll Co., MS to George W. King, b. ca. 1813 TN, d. <1860; he m. (2) Martha ____, b. 1820 KY, with whom he had children James, Allen, Martha, and Priscilla, all born before 1850. (1850 Holmes Co., MS Census Lexington; Martha is listed as a widow in 1860, Carroll Co., MS).
  4. son b. ca. 1817? Died young?
  5. Mary Ann Gilbert, b. 1820 GA, m. William Thompson, living in Caldwell Co., TX 1846, may have moved back to St. Clair Co., AL [William W. and Mary Thompson listed in 1880 St. Clair Co., AL, Springville, Census, p. 60A, with children James W. and Nancy A.; if so she was living near her half-sister, Permelia Ash. One or the other, as in the list of Unah and Alexander Thompson’s children, their son William who died in TX married a Mary Ann Gilbert, which would have brother and sister marrying brother and sister in another family.]
  6. Permelia Elizabeth “Mealy” Gilbert, b. 5/6/1824 Shelby Co., AL, d. 7/28/1894 St. Clair Co., AL, m. 1/8/1841 in Shelby Co., AL to William Marion Ash (see Ash Family History for more information)
  7. Susannah C. M. “Susan” Gilbert, b. 7/10/1826 Shelby Co., AL, d. 5/31/1864 St. Clair Co., AL, m. 3/19/1846 in Shelby Co., AL to William George Washington Ash, b. 23 JUN 1820 in Athens, Georgia, and died 24 JAN 1908 in St Clair Co., Alabama, son of John and Margaret McCurdy “Peggy” Newton Ash. George m. (2) 1 April 1865, St. Clair Co., AL, to Rebecca J. Vandegrift, b. 27 March 1831, St. Clair Co., Al, d. 19 January 1917 AL, daughter of John and Lydia A. Hardwick Vandegrift. Rebecca had been married to Madison Turner, b. 1828, d. 1862
  8. William Cross Gilbert, b. 8/27/1827 in Bridgeton, Shelby Co., AL/NC/GA, d. 4/13/1895, m. 8/18/1847 in Shelby Co., AL to Priscilla Eleanor Jane “Ellen” or “Ella” Johnson, born 3/10/1827 AL/NC/??, d. 3/30/1893, Shelby Co., AL, daughter of Col. Isaac and Frances Massey Johnson. (1850 Shelby Co., AL Census; 1860 Shelby Co., AL Census; 1870 Shelby Co., AL Census Beat 16, Belle Deshazo 12 with them; 1880 Shelby Co., AL Census Bold Springs) Buried Allan Cemetery.
  9. Harriet Virginia H. Gilbert, b. April 1831 Shelby Co., AL, m. 1847 to Isaac Wesley Johnson, b. November 1825 AL/MA/TN (1860 Shelby Co., AL Census; 1870 Shelby Co., AL Census Beat 16; 1880 Shelby Co., AL Census Highland; 1900 Shelby Co., AL Census Highland, 5 of 8 children living; 1910 wd with son Richard)
  10. Andrew Jackson Washington “Wad” Gilbert, b. 1832 Shelby Co., AL, m. 1859 in Leake Co., MS to Mary J. Manning, b. 1843, in Moore (Monroe?) County, Alabama, daughter of A B Manning and Julia B (with mother 1850; with sister Charlotte Byers 1860, also listed 1860 Leake Co., MS Census md with A. B. and Julia Manning)
    1. Nancy L Gilbert was born Apr 1861 in Leake County, MS (with parents 1860)
  11. James L. Gilbert, b. 2/12/1834 Shelby Co., AL, d. 2/22/1908 in Leake Co., MS, m. 12/25/1856 in Shelby Co., AL to Nancy Emily Byers, b. 28 DEC 1834 in Habersham County, Georgia/NC/GA, and died 1910 in Leake County, Mississippi, daughter of James Kuykendall Byers and Ary Ann Burch (with mother 1850; 1870 Leake Co., MS Census; 1880 Leake Co., MS Census; 1900 Leake Co., MS Census, 11 of 11 children living)
  12. Joel Richard Franklin Gilbert, b. 1835 Shelby Co., AL (with mother 1850; with sister Charlotte Byers 1860)
  13. Charlotte Ellen Gilbert, b. 2/16/1838 Shelby Co., AL, d. 6/30/1914 Hempstead Co., AR, m. 4/11/1853 in Shelby Co., AL to Rev. Joseph Judson Byers, b. 16 January 1822 NC/SC/NC, d. 1888 Hope, AR, son of Joseph Byers and Mary Kuykendall (with mother 1850; 1860 Attala Co., MS Census, Thomas B., Leroy M. JRF, and AJW Gilbert with them; 1880 Nevada Co., AR Census; 1910 Hempstead Co., AR Census Deroane, 7 of 13 children living)
  14. Thomas Benton Gilbert, b. 9/5/1841 Shelby Co., AL, d. 4/2/1902 Sevier Co., AR, m. 11/24/1867 near Hope in Hempstead Co., AR to Eliza Jane Carey, b. born 28 Nov 1837 in Henderson County, Tennessee/NC/NC, and died 20 Feb 1910 in Sevier County, Arkansas, daughter of Daniel Carey and Sarah Howard Cannon (with mother 1850; with sister Charlotte Byers 1860; 1880 Hempstead Co., AR Census; 1900 Sevier Co., AR Census Saline, 4 of 6 children living) Buried Greens Chapel Cemetery , Sevier County, Arkansas.
  15. Mary Cross Gilbert ?, b. 17 January 1844 AL, d. 19 December 1856, buried Allan Cemetery
  16. Leroy May Gilbert, b. 11/13/1846 Shelby Co., AL, d. 3/24/1923 in Golden, McCurtain Co., OK, or Yolo Co., CA, m. (1) 1864 to Amanda Cummins, b. 1848 in Shelby County, Alabama, (2) 1870 in Hempstead County, Arkansas to Everliza Cummins, b. MS, d. < 1880, (3) 7/20/1880 in Hempstead Co., AR to Alabama Dillard, b. 9/20/1860, Hempstead Co., MS or AR/SC/TN, d. 7/4/1937, Knightslanding, Yolo Co., CA, daughter of Robert Y. and Nancy Bateman Dillard (see below). Amazing that Leroy had children over a 38-year period – and that his Nancy Everliza, a grandchild of old William Gilbert (who was born 1790) was still living in 1985! She was a second cousin of JRC Ash! (with mother 1850; with sister Charlotte Byers 1860; 1880 Hempstead Co, AR Census; 1900 Sevier Co., AR Census Jefferson; 1910 Sevier Co., AR Census Bear Creek, 11 of 11 children living; 1920 McCurtain Co, OK Census Sulphur; 1930 McCurtain Co., OK Census Alabama wd)