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Descendants of
Wallace W. Gilbert

Susan (Jones) Gilbert


Wallace W. Gilbert
son of
Felix Grundy &Nancy Jane(Wallace) Gilbert
b: 1803 Clay Co, KY
d: 1888 Knox Co, KY
Susan Jones,
on 22 Oct 1823, in Clay Co, KY,
daughter of
Isaac & Rhoda (Smith) Jones
granddaughter of
Vincent &Elizabeth(Cope) Jones
b: Abt 1800 Laurel Co, 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 William 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. Both John and Chief Redbird were close friends with,
and as good a woodsmen as, Daniel Boone. Chief Redbird
was a Sizemore, and through Sizemore-Bolling marriages, is at or near
the roots of many GILBERT/BOLLING/SIZEMORE inter-marriages.
The first settler after John, on the Red Bird River
of Clay and Knox Counties, KY, was Dillion Asher (b:1777).
Dillion was the first tollgate keeper of the Cumberland Gap,
and was one of the original "Kentucky Long Hunters" (veterans of the
American Revolution, Tories escaped to the backwoods, refugees from
the Whisky Rebellion, and Kentucky Mountain feudists)
Dillion married Mary Davis and then Mary's sister, Sarah "Sally" Davis,
cousins of Jefferson Davis, the first/only President of the "Confederate
States of America." Dillion is at or near the roots of many
GILBERT/ASHER/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
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.
Dillion Asher's first wife was the oldest daughter of Zachary.
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."

Wallace's & Susan's
List of Descendants
  • (1) William W. Gilbert
    b: 05 Oct 1824 KY
    d: 24 Mar 1914
    m: 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

  • (2) Felix Gibson "Fee" Gilbert, Sr.
    b: 20 Mar 1828 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 19 Nov 1910 Clay Co, KY
    m: CATHERINE TAYLOR, on 10 Feb 1853, in Laurel Co, KY
    daughter of Jacob "Isaac" &Rhoda(Smith) Taylor
    b: 27 Feb 1831 Laurel Co, KY

  • (3) Nancy Gilbert
    b: 26 Jul 1830
    d: 01 Jun 1884 (Sasser-Glass Cemetery, Laurel Co, KY)
    m: JESSE SASSER, 1851, in Knox Co, KY
    son of John Henry &Nancy(Kirby) Sasser

  • (4) Christopher Columbus Gilbert
    b: Abt 1832 KY
    d: 22 Dec 1878 Knox Co, KY
    m: MARTHA TROSPER, on 17 Mar 1859, in Laurel Co, KY
    b: Abt 1838

  • (5) Hazard "Perry" Gilbert
    b: 17 Jan 1835 Knox Co, KY
    d: 26 Nov 1927 Madison Co, KY
    m: BARBARA "BARBARY" WEAVER, on 11 Sep 1865, KY
    daughter of Joseph &Frances(Bledsoe) Weaver
    granddaughter of Samuel &Mary Ann(Bollinger) Weaver
    b: 30 Aug 1846 Bush, Laurel Co, KY
    d: 1906 Richmond, Kentucky

  • (6) Rhoda Roseanna Gilbert
    b: 1836 KY
    d: 1918
    on 15 Apr 1852, in Knox Co, KY
    son of John Henry &Nancy(Kirby) Sasser
    b: 29 Mar 1824 NC

  • (7) Soloman J. "Doc" Gilbert
    b: 09 Apr 1836 Knox Co, KY
    d: 21 Feb 1924 Bush, Laurel Co, KY
    m: #1=ELIZABETH WEAVER, on 17 Mar 1858, in Laurel Co, KY
    daughter of Joseph Cephas &Fanny Powell(Bledsoe) Weaver
    granddaughter of Samuel &Mary Ann(Bollinger) Weaver
    b: 04 Oct 1836 Bush, Laurel Co, KY
    d: 13 Aug 1887 Laurel Co, KY
    m: #2=ELIZABETH PERRY JONES, Aft 1887
    daughter of Ranse &Melissa(Imes) Perry
    granddaughter of William &Nancy(LNU) Perry
    b: Abt 1844 TN (possibly Grainger Co, TN)

  • (8) Nathan J. Gilbert
    b: 03 Feb 1838 Knox Co, KY
    d: 21 Aug 1902 (Sasser-Glass Cemetery, Laurel Co, KY)
    m: NANCY J. "NANNIE" TUTTLE, on 14 Feb 1866, in Laurel Co, KY,
    daughter of William "Peter" &Keziah(Sasser) Tuttle, Jr.
    her paternal grandparents: William Peter &Elizabeth(Smith) Tuttle, Sr.
    her maternal grandparents: John Henry &Nancy(Kirby) Sassser

    b: 06 Feb 1844 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 02 Dec 1926 (Sasser-Glass Cemetery, Laurel Co, KY)

  • (9) Mary Jane Gilbert
    b: 23 Apr 1839 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 08 Jan 1873 Laurel Co, KY
    m: GIPSON WEAVER, on 24 Dec 1862, in Knox Co, KY,
    son of Joseph &Frances(Bledsoe) Weaver
    grandson of Samuel &Mary Ann(Bollinger) Weaver
    b: 21 Jun 1830 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 23 Mar 1889 Laurel Co, KY

  • (10) Isaac Gilbert
    b: Abt 1841
    d: died in infancy.

  • (11) Wallace G. Gilbert
    b: 08 Apr 1842 Richland Creek, Knox Co, KY
    d: 18 Aug 1887 Tedders, Knox Co, KY
    m: MARY JANE "POP" TAYLOR, on 08 May 1874, in Knox Co, KY
    daughter of Clayborne &Sarah(Woolum) Taylor
    granddaughter of Jacob "Isaac" &Rhoda(Smith) Taylor
    b: 10 Dec 1849
    d: 09 Mar 1931
    Notes from Cuz Glenn Perry
    Mary Jane "Pop" Taylor
    is sometimes listed, by mistake, as Polly Taylor.
    Even an 1860 census listed her as "Polly," but
    her family and relatives never called her that.
    She was "Aunt Pop," and even her son, Sam Gilbert,
    was referred to by the old people as "Sam Pop,"
    to distinguish him from other people named Sam Gilbert!
    Wallace and Pop both are buried at the Gilbert Cemetery
    on top of the mountain overlooking the former estate
    of the elder Wallace Gilbert, on Big Richland Creek,
    just as the creek branches off to
    Mt. Ararat in one direction and Tedders on the other.
    The above dob's and dod's were copied from their tombstones.

  • (12) Samuel Gilbert
    b: Abt 1851
    d: Abt 1873 (at age 22)
    m: never married

  • (13) Susan Gilbert
    son of Joseph &Bessie(Disney) Hammons
    grandson of Obediah &Elizabeth(Skaggs) Hammons
    b: 30 Oct 1847 Knox Co, KY
    d: Jun 1939

  • (14) John Basham Gilbert
    m: never married

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