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John Gilbert Jr. (1749 - 1817)

Cpt. John Gilbert Jr.
Born in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Mar 1769 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jun 2008
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John Gilbert was born in Hebron, Connecticut, February 12, 1748/9. (O.S. dating).

Family tradition has it that John was a major in the revolution. We have been able to find confirmation that he was a captain, but not for major. He and his family resided at Hebron, Connecticut until about 1790 when the family moved to Blechertown, Massachusetts.

List of Children from the Hebron Conn. Records

1. Melisent Born August 11, 1770
2. Welthy Born February 22, 1772 and died August 25, 1773
3. Welthy An Born February 16, 1774
4. John born September 25, 1775
5. Harriot born June 10, 1778
6. Solomon born February 13, 1780
7. George born October 7, 1781
8. Bernice born July 11, 1783
9. Elizabeth born April 10, 1785
10. Mary born April 9, 1787
11. Samuel Whiting born April 12, 1789
12. Anna born December 1, 1790

Transcript of Bible Record

This page was added with sealing wax and was written in blue ink:

Children of John and Milicent Goodrich Gilbert Hebron [Connecticut]

1. Milicent Died young
2. Milicent Died unmarried
3. Wealthy Married Wm. Wells Cambridge N. Y.
4. John Married 1st Cynthia Hyde 2nd Anna Hunt
5. Bernice Married Jacob Hrvey Mansfield
6. Samuel " Polly Hatch
7. Solomon " Lydia Morgan Jewett City
8. Harriet " Thadeus Parker Beltchertown Ma
9. Betsy " Aaron Terry Ohio
10. George " Sylvia Colton
11. Anna " Harrison Holland
12 Josiah " Mary Goodwin Mansfield
13. Charles died about 12 years of age


  • Vital Records of Hebron, Connecticut. Repository: Hebron Town Hall.
  • Photocopy of gravestone inscription from Belchertown, Massachusetts.
  • The Family Bible; containging the Old and New Testaments with Brief Notes and Instructions, Published by the American Tract Society, New York 150 Nassau Street. Boston: 28 Cornhill. 1857. This Bible is believed to have first belonged to Henry E. H. Gilbert.
  • "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch [1] : 3 December 2014, John Gilburt, 12 Feb 1749; citing Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
  • "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch [2] : 3 December 2014, John Gilburt, 12 Feb 1749; citing Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
  • Family record in possession of descendant Ann Friend Clark; digital copy in possession of collateral descendant Christopher Childs (Childs-1516)
  • "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939," database with images, FamilySearch [3] : 12 May 2016, John, Jn.R Gilbert and Melisent Goodrich, Marriage 18 Mar 1769, Hebor, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; Connecticut State Library, Hartford

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There was a Major John Gilbert born in 1774 (no relation) that I think gets confused with Cpt. John Gilbert, Jr. (my direct ancestor):

G  >  Gilbert  >  John Gilbert Jr.