Felix Grundy Gilbert
b: 1754 Scotland
d: 17 Nov 1855 Spring Creek, Clay Co, KY
Nancy Jane Wallace,
m: in 1789, in Wythe, VA
b: Abt 1768 Spring Creek, Clay Co, KY
d: 1825 Spring Creek, Clay Co, KY
m: on 19 Mar 1827, in Clay Co, KY,
William &Anna Marie(Lowry) White
and with the surnames
~ Asher, Blevins, Bolling, Davis, Sizemore, Taylor ~
Sandra (Asher) Tiller
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
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.
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."
Dillion Blevins was the brother of Dillion Asher's mother,
Margaret "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
such GILBERT/ASHER/BALL/BOONE/WASHINGTON connections?
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.
Jefferson Davis's first wife was the oldest daughter of Zachary,
but she died young and no children came of this 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."
reprints of some very interesting chronicles
from the 1800's.
To visit our website section called
were provided to us by their gg-granddaughter,
THANKS, CUZ VICTORIA, FOR SHARING!
Victoria writes, in part, that
"... My gg-grandfather was Hamilton Gilbert!
I don't know which one of his daughters was my g-grandmother.
My grandmother lived to be 95 yrs old when she died in 1967.
Her name was Mary Matilda Ackerson b: 22 May 1872.
Her mother was one of the daughters born to Hamilton & Matilda.
... My grandmother was raised by her grandparents because her
mother died when she was young. That would eliminate Martha
being her mother because she lived til 1914.
...My sister has my grandmother's Bible. She wrote in only her
grandparents' names & birthdates. I need to know her parents' names.
We were told that her father had remarried. Any help that you would
be so kind to share would be greatly appreciated & cherished! ..."
To email Victoria
Note! Effective 14 Mar 2005, link has Victoria's new email address.
An entry of about 1885 in the
"John J. Dickey Diary"
MRS. NANCY ROBERTS
I was born in 1835 in Clay County, Kentucky.
My grandfather was Felix Gilbert, brother of Rev. John Gilbert.
He was married and had children when he came here. I do not know
when they came. Wallace Gilbert and Mary Ann McCollum were born
before they came here. Mrs. McCollum remembers crossing the
Cumberland River at the mouth of Strait Creek. William Gilbert,
son of Wallace Gilbert, lives on Richland, in Knox County.
He tells that his father's brother's other children were:
Felix; Haywood; Asa; Hamilton, my father; Jane, of Knox Jones;
John Gilbert, who died 30 years ago on Red Bird; and William Gilbert.
Felix married a Snavely in Virginia. Haywood married a Smith.
My father married a Henson, a sister of old Bob Henson of Flat Lick;
a wealthy and well-known man, and a great horse trader.
He drove horses south, went to California in gold times, and came back.
He went with Garrard on the trip, who also took stock.
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