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Descendants of

William W. Gilbert

Nancy (Taylor) Gilbert


William W. Gilbert
son of
Wallace W. &Susan(Jones) Gilbert
grandson of
Felix Grundy &NancyJane(Wallace) Gilbert
b: 05 Oct 1824 KY
d: 24 Mar 1914
Nancy Taylor,
on 23 Jan 1845, in Laurel Co, KY
daughter of
Jacob "Isaac" &Rhoda(Smith) Taylor
b: 28 Jul 1825
d: 10 Jan 1913
buried: Gilbert Cemetery, Girdler, KY

"Gilbert Connections with Historical Figures"
and with the surnames
~ Asher, Bolling, Davis, Sizemore, Taylor ~
as per
Sandra (Asher) Tiller
daughter of
James Rondal &Bertha Lou(Melton) Asher
John &Mariah(Hignite-Hammons) Gilbert
William W. &Nancy(Taylor) Gilbert
Wallace W. &Susan(Jones) Gilbert
Felix Grundy &NancyJane(Wallace) Gilbert
John Gilbert (b:1757),
a half-brother to Felix Grundy Gilbert (b:1754 Scotland), is who
talked Felix into moving to Kentucky, to around the same area as John.
John and Felix are related to William Wallace (the Scottish hero),
to Henry IV (King of England), to Robert The Bruce
(King of Scotland), and to other Royalty.
John married Mary "Molly" Bolling, a direct descendant of
John & Matoaka (Powhatan) "Pocahontas" Rebecca Rolfe,
as are most of the BOLLING/BOWLINGS of that area ...
... who married GILBERTS of that area.
Pocahontas (Powhatan) Rolfe
John was the man who found and buried legendary Chief Redbird,
(a friendly Cherokee, for whom Red Bird River, in KY, is named)
after Chief Redbird had been bushwhacked and murdered by some
white men. Chief Redbird was a Sizemore, and through
Sizemore-Bolling marriages, is at or near the roots of many
The first settler after John on the Red Bird River
of Clay and Knox Counties, KY, was Dillion Asher (b:1777)
(John and Dillion being, literally, the first two settlers there). Dillion
was a close friend of, and a good a woodsman as, Daniel Boone.
Through that association, Dillion became the first tollgate keeper
of the Cumberland Gap. Dillion and his uncle, Dillion Blevins (for
whom the younger Dillion was named), were two of the original
"Kentucky Long Hunters" (in this instance, referring to men who
went from NC to the hunting grounds of KY on "long hunting trips"
that took weeks)
. During one of these trips, Dillion Asher met and
married Mary Davis, but fathered children by both Mary and her sister,
Sarah "Sally" Davis, both cousins of Jefferson Davis,
the first/only President of the "Confederate States of America."
Jefferson Davis
Dillion Blevins was the brother of Dillion Asher's mother,
Martaret "Peggy" (Blevins) Asher. The two Dillions
(an Asher one, a Blevins one) are at or near the roots of many
the GILBERT/ASHER/BLEVINS/DAVIS inter-marriages of that area.
A direct descendant of both Dillion Asher and Felix Gilbert,
James Rondal Asher (b:1924),
married Bertha Melton, daughter of Alexander &Maude(Ball) Melton.
Alexander (b:c1889) is related to Daniel Boone,
and Maude (b:1892) is related to President George Washington
through his mother, Mary (Ball) Washington. Perhaps there are other
Daniel Boone George Washington

And oh, by the way, a relative of George Washington's is
Robert E. Lee.

There were at least four Taylor brothers who fought in the Revolutionary
War, obtained land grants in Kentucky, and were married into the Gilberts.
Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Taylor, who fought along with (literally)
George Washington in that War, was the father of our 12th President,
Zachary "Old Rough & Ready" Taylor.
Zachary, brought as an infant from Virginia, was raised in Kentucky.
Zachary Taylor
Jefferson Davis's first wife was the oldest daughter of Zachary,
but she died young and there were no children from that marriage.
Per researcher Sandra (Asher) Tiller:
"I've not found a blood-line (yet) between President Zachary Taylor,
and the TAYLORS who married into 'our' GILBERTS,
but . . .
(grin) . . . I'm a working on it."

Sandra's collection of documentation includes
reprints of some very interesting chronicles
from the 1800's.
To visit our website section called
"Sandra's Notefiles"

William's & Nancy's
List of Descendants
  • (1) Rhoda Gilbert
    b: 16 Jan 1846 Knox Co, KY

  • (2) Isaac Gilbert
    b: 01 Oct 1847 Knox Co, KY
    d: 11 Oct 1932
    buried: New Bethel Church Cemetery, Cranes Nest, Knox Co, KY
    daughter of Latney &Mildred(Eve) Parrott
    b: 02 Dec 1848
    d: 09 Feb 1933

  • (3) Mary E. Gilbert
    b: 1848
    m: FELIX GILBERT JONES, on 18 Jan 1867, in Knox Co, KY
    son of Samuel &Jennie(Gilbert) Jones
    Paternal Grandparents: Isaac &Rhoda(Smith) Jones
    Paternal g-Grandparents: Vincent &Elizabeth(Cope) Jones
    Maternal Grandparents: Felix Grundy &Nancy (Wallace) Gilbert

    b: 1839 Knox Co, KY
    Mary & Felix are double cousins.
    On the Gilbert side:
    Mary's grandfather, Wallace W. Gilbert, is a brother
    to Felix's mother, Jennie (Gilbert) Jones; thus,
    Mary & Felix are Gilbert 2nd cousins-once removed.
    On the Jones side:
    Mary's grandmother, Susan (Jones) Gilbert, is a sister to
    Felix's father, Samuel Jones; thus,
    Mary & Felix are Jones 2nd cousins-once removed.

  • (4) Susan Gilbert
    b: 12 Oct 1849 Knox Co, KY

  • (5) Wallace Gilbert
    b: 1851

  • (6) Nancy J. Gilbert
    b: 14 Apr 1853 Knox Co, KY

  • (7) John Gilbert
    b: 25 Oct 1855
    daughter of Moses &Malvina(Smith) Hignite
    b: 26 Feb 1858
    daughter of Harvey &Sarah(Washam) Hignite
    granddaughter of Moses &Malvina(Smith) Hignite
    b: Abt 1872 Knox Co, KY
    John's 2nd wife,
    Mariah (Hignite-Hammons) Gilbert, is the niece and
    namesake of his 1st wife, Mariah (Hignite) Gilbert.
    Mariah-#2 was previously married (on 23 Feb, 1888)to
    Samuel Hammons, son of Wiley & Sarah (Bingham) Hammons.
    Between 1888 and 1898, Samuel & Mariah had seven children.
    Clickon Wiley/Sarah to find the list.
    On 28 May 1900, Samuel had remarried, to an Amanda Bailey-Hawn.
    At the time of the 1900 Knox Co, KY Census, all of
    Samuel's & Mariah's children were living with assorted relatives.

  • (8) Ezekiel Gilbert
    b: 12 Mar 1860

  • (9) William Thomas "Tom" Gilbert
    b: 07 Dec 1862

  • (10) Sarah E. Gilbert
    b: 10 Mar 1866 Knox Co, KY
    d: 22 Jan 1941 Knox Co, KY
    buried: place: New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Fount, Knox Co, KY
    b: 1866
    d: 05 Mar 1932 Knox Co, KY
    buried: place: New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Fount, Knox Co, KY

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