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Samuel Gilbert III (1712 - 1774)

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Samuel Gilbert III
Born in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 7 Feb 1732 (to 25 Jun 1739) in Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 22 May 1740 (to about Oct 1764) in Hebron, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 27 Jan 1765 (to 16 Oct 1774) in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshiremap
Profile last modified 11 Mar 2019 | Created 16 Jun 2008
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Samuel Gilbert, son of Samuel and Mercy (Warner) Gilbert, was born on 1 May 1712.[1][2]

He married Elizabeth Curtis, or Curtice, daughter of Samuel and Mary Curtice,[1] on 7 Feb. 1732 at Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut.[3] Elizabeth died 25 June 1739.[2]

He married Abigail Rowley, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Fuller) Rowley,[1] on 22 May 1740 at Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut.[4] Abigail died in Oct. 1764.[2]. Children of this marriage, and their direct descendants, are descendants of Mayflower passengers Edward Fuller and his wife (given name not known) via their younger son, Samuel, who accompanied them in 1620 and survived them -- taken in by his namesake uncle Samuel Fuller, also a Mayflower passenger -- when both parents died during the first winter at Plymouth.

He married Susannah (Gross) (Morris) Phelps, widow of Lt. Joseph Phelps and Dr. Roderick Morris.[2][5]

Samuel died on 16 Oct. 1774, age 64, at Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire and was buried on his farm on the bank of the Connecticut River.[2]

Research Notes

Another (secondary or tertiary) source had birth date as 06 October 1711 and death as 15 October 1774. Sources for those claims are unknown; possible source for 1711 birth date is several death records which estimate his birth in that year.

The CT marriage record "First Book of Marriages" gives the marriage date for "Gillburd, Samuel Juner Col.& Elizabeth Curtice" as "Feb 7 1732/3"; thus, the correct New Style date would presumably be 07 February 1733.

(To avoid confusion when researching offspring:) Samuel was indeed the third successive in the line with the same given name; however, he appears repeatedly in the birth records of his children and at least one marriage record as "Jn.R" or "Juner" (Junior), rather than "III", presumably because his grandfather Samuel was by that time out of the picture.

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth

  1. Samuel b. 3 June 1734 married (1) Lydia Post married (2) Deborah Champion.
  2. Elizabeth b. 19 Aug. 1736 married Clement Sumner.
  3. Annie b. 24 May 1739 died 30 Sep. 1743.

Children of Samuel and Abigail

  1. Thomas b. 15 Sep. 1743 married Mercy (Baker) Lathrop.
  2. Annie b 29 Sep. 1745 died 10 April 1748.
  3. John b. 12 Feb. 1749 married Millicent Goodrich.
  4. Abigail b. 31 Jan. 1752 married Rev. Samuel Peters.
  5. Sylvester b. 20 Oct. 1755 married Patience Barber.
  6. Gardiner b. 15 April 1758.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Connecticut: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Early Settled Families. 1905. Page 707, 8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The descendants of Andrew Warner By Warner, Lucien C; Nichols, Josephine Genung. 1919. Page 85,6
  3. Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939, database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 May 2016), Samuel, Jn.R Gillburd and Elisibeth Curtice, 07 Feb 1732; citing Hebor, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, Connecticut State Library, Hartford.; FHL microfilm 1,376,165.
  4. Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939, database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 May 2016), Samuell Jr. Gilburt and Abigill Rowley, 22 May 1740; citing Hebor, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, Connecticut State Library, Hartford.; FHL microfilm 1,376,165.
  5. (image of original record): Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939, database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 May 2016), 007619773 > image 343 of 443; Connecticut State Library, Hartford.
  6. Children pages 707,8 Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Connecticut and page 87 LCWarner.

See also:

  • Death: Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 21 October 2018), memorial page for Deacon Samuel Gilbert (unknown–16 Oct 1774), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82107606, citing Gilbert Cemetery, Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703);
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.


  • Thank you to Peggy Shackelford for creating WikiTree profile Gilbert-2952 through the import of Fisher_Shackelford.ged on Dec 11, 2013.
  • Thank you to Gene Gower for creating Gilbert-4119 through the import of BOYLES-GOWER (1).ged on Jan 10, 2015.

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On 10 Mar 2016 at 02:07 GMT Kay (Johnson) Wilson wrote:

Gilbert-4119 and Gilbert-8 appear to represent the same person because: The only information on Gilbert-4119, his birth date, is an exact match for the birth date of Gilbert-8. Please agree to merge these two profiles. Thanks!

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