1827 - 1919 (92 years)
||Gilbert, Truman  |
||6 Apr 1827
||Paris, Portage County, Ohio, USA
||17 Sep 1919
||Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
||Winchester Cemetery, Byron Center, Kent County, Michigan, USA
||28 Feb 2011 |
||Robbins, Henrietta P., b. 2 Jun 1834, New York, USA , d. 27 Jan 1908, Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan, USA (Age 73 years) |
||Ohio, USA 
| ||1. Gilbert, Walter Joshua, b. 4 Dec 1871, Byron Center, Kent County, Michigan, USA , d. 6 Aug 1955, Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA (Age 83 years)|
||28 Feb 2011 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 6 Apr 1827 - Paris, Portage County, Ohio, USA
|Married - 1850 - Ohio, USA
|Child - Gilbert, Walter Joshua - 4 Dec 1871 - Byron Center, Kent County, Michigan, USA
|Died - 17 Sep 1919 - Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
|Buried - - Winchester Cemetery, Byron Center, Kent County, Michigan, USA
- They had seven children:
i. John Henry Gilbert [#8A]: He was born in Portage County, Ohio, on July 22, 1854, and died in Michigan on November 12, 1936.
ii. Hannah C. Gilbert [#8B]: She was born in Ohio in 1856, and died in Michigan in 1934.
iii. Herman Leroy Gilbert [#8C]: He was born in Michigan on September 9, 1860, and died in Michigan on December 2, 1898.
iv. Adelette M. Gilbert [#8D]: She was born in Michigan about 1863, and died in Michigan after 1914.
v. Alma Gilbert [#8E]: She was born in Michigan on June 17, 1865, and died in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, on April 14, 1931.
vi. Walter Joshua Gilbert [#4]: He was born in Byron Township, Kent County, Michigan, on December 4, 1871, and died in Galesburg, Michigan, on August 6, 1955.
vii. Lida M. Gilbert [#8G]: She was born in Byron Township on November 27, 1873, and died in Michigan on November 30, 1952.
Truman Gilbert was a farmer. The 1870 History and Directory of Kent County gives his address as (section) 3 Byron, North Byron. The Atlas of Kent County, Michigan-1873 shows, on the map of Byron Township, the southwesternmost township in the county, that T. Gilbert owned two 40-acre tracts in section three. Therefore, "T. Gilbert" on the map clearly refers to Truman.
His death record (Allegan County, Michigan, Death Record, vol. 4, p. 155) confirms his parents' names and the states in which they were born. It gives his death date as September 18, 1919, and his age as 92 years, 5 months, and 11 days, while his tombstone gives it a day earlier: the 17th. [The 17th is consistent with his age and birthdate.]
One of the two tracts, at what is now (1983) the southwest corner of the intersection of Burlingame and 72nd, held his house, about 400 feet south of 72nd on Burlingame. A visit to the house in January, 1983, showed that part of it was very old, having been built on a stone foundation, and that it had been added on to many times. The current owners, while replacing the roof, found that the original roof was cedar shakes that had later been covered over by a "tin" roof. They found an 1869 Indian-head penny in the cedar shakes as they were being removed. Also, in the wall of what is now the bathroom was found an 1888 newspaper. The barn and other out buildings have been removed and the land sold. There is a contemporary, suburban house now standing where the barn stood. The current owners have just removed the old carpeting from the original floors revealing a rather old looking tongue-and-groove flooring on one of the many additions.
The information in the following tables taken from the indicated census records. They were found at the National Archives and viewed on microfilm.
1860 Census, Barry Co., Michigan
Middleville Township, p. 98; Archives film #536
Name Age Occup. "Land" "Cash" Born
Truman Gilbert 33 Farmer Oh.
Henrietta Gilbert 26 N.Y.
John M. Gilbert 6 Oh.
Hanah Gilbert 3 Oh.
1870 Census, Kent Co., Michigan
Byron Township, p. 31; Archives film #681
Name Age Occup. "Land" "Cash" Born
Gilbert, Truman 43 Farmer $2000 $500 Oh.
Gilbert, Henrietta 36 N.Y.
Gilbert, John H. 16 Mich.*
Gilbert, Fannie 14 Mich.*
Gilbert, Leroy 10 Mich.
Gilbert, Adalett 7 Mich.
Gilbert, Alma 5 Mich.
*Should be Ohio, not Mich.
1880 Census, Kent Co., Michigan
Byron Township, p. 10; Archives reg. #587
Name Age Born Father
Gilbert, Truman 53 Oh. Conn. Va.
Gilbert, Henrietta 46 N.Y. N.Y. N.Y.
Gilbert, Laroy H. 19 Mich.
Gilbert, Adalette H. 17 Mich.
Gilbert, Alma 15 Mich.
Gilbert, Walter J. 8 Mich.
Gilbert, Lida M. 6 Mich.
1900 Census, Kent Co., Michigan
Byron Township, p. 10; Archives T1052, Reel 81, vol. 38,E.D. 38, sheet 8, line 427
Name Birth Date Where Born
Gilbert, Truman Apr 1827 Ohio
Gilbert, Henrietta (wife) Jun 1834 N.Y.
Gilbert, Walter J. (son) Dec 1871 Mich.
* Much information came from his son, Walter, grandfather of the compiler.
* Allegan County, Michigan, Death Records, vol. 4, p. 155.
* History and Directory of Kent County-1870
* Atlas of Kent County, Michigan-1873
* Federal census records
- [S600] Walter Gilbert, Gilbert, Walter, (Walter Gilbert: 3941 Perry Hall Road; Perry Hall, Maryland, USA; 1128-9751; http://www.otal.umd.edu/~walt/gen/htmfile/frames.htm).