Biography of Charles D. Gilbert
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Gilbert, Charles D., a native of Walworth, was born November 8, 1850, son of Daniel and Betsey (Thomas) Gilbert, he a native Fabius, Onondaga county, born September 1, 1804, and she of Brookfield, Madison county, born December 12, 1806. The paternal grandfather of subject was Apollus Gilbert, who died in Fabius in 1808. His wife was Joanna Dunbar. Daniel Gilbert was an expert horse shoer and worked for the stage line a number of years. In 1838 he came to West Walworth, bought a lot and built a house and worked at his trade, and in 1852 purchased the farm where the family reside. He died December 18, 1874. He married in Manlius in 1826 Betsey, daughter of Asahel Thomas, born June 24, 1772, in Connecticut. His wife was Rebecca Pitkin, born in Connecticut September 29, 1772. The children of Daniel and wife were Benager Gilbert of Fairport; George W., of Meckling, S. D.; Frank L., of Walworth; Charles D., our subject; Aldisa, who died in 1887, wife of Loren. Sweet, by whom she had one child, Fred G.; and Eliza, who died March 31, 1894. She was the wife of Jacanuiah Furman, of Fairport, by whom she had three children: Clara, deceased, Lewis G., and Gilbert J. Subject was postmaster of West Walworth from April 16, 1887, to November, 1888, and resigned.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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