Hans Bernhardt Gilbert
(1724-1802)
Catherine Bender
(1728-1805)
Jacob Gilbert
(1756-1831)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Anna Margaretha Fox

Jacob Gilbert 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 29 Jun 1756, Arendtsville, Adams, PA 2 7 8
  • Marriage: Anna Margaretha Fox
  • Died: 9 Feb 1831, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA at age 74 1 2 5 7
  • Buried: Arendtsville: Old Reformed & Lutheran Graveyard, Adams, PA 3 5 7

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Property: History of Cumberland and Adams Counties: "Beechersville. The settlement was founded in 1825 by David Beecher on land warranted in 1788 by Jacob Gilbert." [his father-in-law], 1788, Beechersville, Adams, PA. 9

2. Property: Land Warrant: Gilbert, Jacob - Survey - 140 acres - Franklin - date of warrant: 27 Mar 1788 - date of return: 15 Apr 1797 - acres returned: 151 - Recorded Vol. P No. 33 Page 17 - Survey Copie Book C45 Page 6 15-16, 27 Mar 1788, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 10

3. Religion: Sponsors for baptism of John Christian Gilbert, son of Jacob Gilbert and Anna Margaret Fox, 13 Dec 1794, Arendtsville: Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams, PA. 11

4. Census: 1800, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 12 Name:Jacob Gilbert
Home in 1800: Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:3
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1
Number of All Other Free Persons:1

5. Census: 1810, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 13 Name:Jacob Gilbert
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1
Number of Household Members Under 16:7
Number of Household Members Over 25:2
Number of Household Members:11

6. Census: 1820, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 14 Name:Jacob Gilbert
Home in 1820 Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date:August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:3
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:4
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures:1
Free White Persons - Under 16:3
Free White Persons - Over 25:4

7. Newspaper: Adams Sentinel: Conowago Woolen Factory, David Beecher, 30 Aug 1826, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 15 Conowago Woolen Factory
The Subscribers will carry on, at the Fulling Mill of David Beecher, siuate on Conowage creek, in Franklin township, Adams county, the Carding, Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Fulling & Dressing of Cloth, or either of them. Woolen Cloth, Blankets, Flannells, Cassinetts and Linseys, will be manufactured in a neat and durable manner. Indigo blue will be dyed, if requested.

For the convenience of those at a distance, Wool for Carding or Manufacturing, and Cloth for Fulling, will be received at the following places, viz. Thos. McKnight's store, in Franklin township; John Gilbert's tavern, in Menallen; Messrs. Wurt's tavern, on the road from Hunters-town to Chambersburg; Jacob Grass' tavern, in Hunters-Town; John Beecher's, in Straban; Wm. E. Camp's store, and Bernhart Gilbert's Tavern, in Gettysburg. --- Wool to be carded into rolls, will be returned in one week --- and cloth when finished.
Robert Morrison
David Beecher
May 9. 5m

8. Census: 1830, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 16 Name:Jacob Gilbert Senior
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79:1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69:1
Total Free White Persons:2

9. Newspaper: Death notice in the Republican Compiler newspaper: "Wednesday last, Jacob Gilbert Sr. Of Menallen, 75.", 15 Feb 1831, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 1

10. Court: A legal notice in the Republican Courier identifies the Gilbert/Saltzgiver relationships and names Michael Saltzgiver's children born of his wife Elizabeth Gilbert, and also names David Beecher husband of Mary Gilbert., 19 Jul 1831, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 4 At an Orphan's Court, Held at Gettysburg, for the county of Adams, on the thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one - before Daniel Sheffer and Wm. M'Clean, Esquires, Judges, &c. assigned;
On motion ---
The Court Grant a Rule
On all the heirs and legal representatives of
JACOB GILBERT,
Deceased to wit; Barny Gilbert, who has released his interest in said Estate, Susanna, intermarried with Bernhart Gilbert, whose share is sold to Thaddeus Stevens, Sally, intermarried with Jacob Arendt, Catharine, intermarried with Michael Crowl, Elizabeth, intermarried with Michael Saltzgiver, who died before the said Jacob, leaving issue, Henry, Daniel, Margaret, Michael, Eliza, and Sophia Saltzgiver (all minors;) Sally, intermarried with Daniel Herr, John Gilbert (eldest son,) George Gilbert, Samuel Gilbert, Sophia, intermarried with Jacob Harman (Col.,) Mary, intermarried with David Beecher (merchant) - to be and appear at the next Orphan's Court, to be held at Gettysburg, for the county of Adams, on the 22d day of August next, to accept or refuse to take the Real Estate of said deceased, at the valuation made thereof, agreeably to the Intestate Laws of this Commonwealth.
By the Court,
JOHN B. CLARK, Clerk.
July 18, tc.

11. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Orphan's Court Notice of settlement of Jacob Gilbert's estate, 20 Sep 1831, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 17 At an Orphan's Court
Held at Gettysburg, for county of Adams, on the twenty second day of August, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one - before Judge Reed, Esquire, and his Associates. Judges, &c. assigned. &c.
Due proof having been made of the service of the Rule granted at the last Orphan's Court on all the Heirs and Legal Representatives of
JACOB GILBERT
Desceased, to be and appear at this Court to accept or refuse to take the Real Estate of said deceased at the valuation made thereof; and being severally called, and making no answer:
On motion -
The Court Grant A Rule,
On all the Heirs and Legal Representatives of said deceased, to wit: Barny Gilbert, who has released his interest in said Estate, Susanna, intermarried with Bernhart Gilbert, whose share is sold to T. Stevens. Molly, intermarried with Michael Crowl. Elizabeth, intermarried with Michael Saltzgiver, who died before the said Jacob, leaving issue: Henry, Daniel, Margaret, Michael, Eliza and Sophia Saltzgiver (all minors); Sally, intermarried with Daniel Herr, John Gilbert, (eldest son) Jacob Gilbert, George Gilbert, Samuel Gilbert, Sophia, intermarried with Jacob Harman (Col.), and Mary, intermarried with David Beecher (merchant) - to be and appear at the next Orphan's Court, to be held at Gettysburg, on the twenty seventh day of September next, to show cause why the Real Estate of said deceased, (which is not accepted at the valuation made thereof,) should not be sold, agreeably to the Interstate laws of this Commonwealth.
By the Court.
John B. Clark, Clerk.
Aug. 30.

12. Magazine: The Pennsylvania-German Vol. 10: documentation of Gilbert-Fox-Beecher graves, 1909, Lititz, Lancaster, PA. 7 In 1909, N.A. Gobrecht Altoona, Pa., a descendant of Jacob Gilbert and son-in-law David Beecher, visited his Gilbert, Fox, and Beecher ancestors' graves in Arendtsville, and documented the cemetery in Volume 10 of the Pennsylvania-German magazine entitled "Paper VI, Tombstone Inscriptions of Persons Born Prior to 1800 and Past 16 years at Death at Arendtsville, Adams County, Pa."

Part I in Old Reformed and Lutheran Graveyard

1. Beecher, Elizabeth; n. Keplinger; wf. John Beecher; d. Aug 14, 1845. Aged 90 y.
2. Beecher, John; d. Nov 14, 1838. Aged 90 y. 2 m. "A soldier of the Revolution."
(list continues)
10. Fox, Christian: d. Feb 17, 1795. Aged 81 y.
11. Fox, Magdalena: d. Dec 9, 1802. Aged 76 y.
12. Fox, John Jacob: d. Nov. 2., 1828. Aged 58 y. 4 m. 2 d.
(list continues)
15. Gilbert, Jacob; d. Feb 9, 1831. Aged 74 y. 7 m. 11 d.

Part III Bodies exhumed from the old graveyard and reinterred in "Fairview Cemetery" at Arendtsville, Pa.
(partial list shown here)
4. Beecher, David; d. April 13, 1880. Aged 86 y. 7 m. 5 d.
5. Beecher, Anna Mary Gilbert; d. July 30, 1887. Aged 90 y. 3 m. 4 d.

Gobrecht stated: "This graveyard was started by the pioneer settlers in the year 1780. There are over 1200 graves, over which there are no stones or markers, many of these having been broken off or pulled out by vandal hands to be piled up, with few exceptions in the corner of the old graveyard. The names of many of the dead are still preserved in the living descendants. We are informed that no parish record antedating 1870 is extant. "

13. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "My Early Ancestors -- 98. Keystones of Adams County by Harold Ditzler." Family of Catherine Bender and Barnhart Gilbert, 1 Jun 1998, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 18 Jacob s/o Barnhart and Catherine (Bender) Gilbert b 1756 d 1831 mar. 1st Susanna Strine 2nd Margaret Fox and had children, Mary mar. David Beecher; Barnhart; Susanna mar. Barnhart Gilbert; Molly mar. Jacob Arendt; Catherine b 1790 mar. Michael Chronister; John Christian b 1794; Anna Maria; John b 1799; Jacob b 1802; Elizabeth mar. Michael Saltzgiver; Sally mar. Daniel Herr; Sophia mar. Jacob Harman; Daniel; George; and Samuel.


Jacob married Anna Margaretha Fox, daughter of Christian Fox and Maria Magdalena Rausch. (Anna Margaretha Fox was born on 10 Oct 1769 in Donegal Twp., Lancaster, PA,2 died on 5 May 1838 in , Adams, PA 2 and was buried in Arendtsville: Old Reformed & Lutheran Graveyard, Adams, PA 3.)


Sources


1 The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Feb 15, 1831 edition.

2 Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), 26 Jun 1893, application of Frank Joseph Streibig, Jr., descendant of Jacob Gilbert and Bernhardt Gilbert.

3 N. A. Gobrecht, "Paper VI, Tombstone Inscriptions of Persons Born Prior to 1800 and Past 16 years at Death at Arendtsville, Adams County, Pa.," The Pennsylvania-German, Volume 10, 1909; Page 98.

4 The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 19 Jul 1881, page 2. Orphan's Court Legal notice headlined Jacob Gilbert defining Gilbert/Saltzgiver/Beecher relationships.

5 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.), 17 Sep 1938, page 5. Backgrounds of Adams County, No. 57.

6 Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.), 23 Feb 1820, page 3. Marriage of Daniel Herr and Sarah Gilbert.

7 N. A. Gobrecht, "Paper VI, Tombstone Inscriptions of Persons Born Prior to 1800 and Past 16 years at Death at Arendtsville, Adams County, Pa.," The Pennsylvania-German, Volume 10, 1909; Page 98. Online free at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=cdMwAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA98-IA5#v=onepage&q&f=false

8 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.), 1988 1 Jun, page 2A. My Early Ancestors 98.

9 History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania (Warren, Beers & Co; Chicago, IL; 1886), Part 2, page 225. Beechersville.

10 Pennsylvania State Archives (http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/BAH/DAM online records.), Warrant Registers, 1733-1957. York County (Adams Co. not founded until 1800). Record at http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r17-88warrantregisters/YorkPages/York46.pdf, Gilbert, Jacob, Franklin Township.

11 Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams County, Pennsylvania, Baptism of John Christian Gilbert, son of Jacob and Margaret, 13 Dec 1794.

12 1800 United States Census, Year: 1800; Census Place: Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: 35; Page: 481; Image: 17; Family History Library Film: 363338.

13 1810 United States Census, Year: 1810; Census Place: Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: 44; Page: 83; Image: 0193670; Family History Library Film: 00049.

14 1820 United States Census, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania; Page: 27; NARA Roll: M33_96; Image: 27.

15 The Sentinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 30 Aug 1826, page 1.

16 1830 United States Census, 1830 US Census; Census Place: Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania; Page: 78; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 143; Family History Film: 0020617.

17 The Sentinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 20 Sep 1831 edition.

18 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.), 1 Jun 1998, page 3. Keystones of Adams County, family of Catherine Bender and Barnhart Gilbert.



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