The Reed and Berbach Families of New York State - Person Sheet
The Reed and Berbach Families of New York State - Person Sheet
NameGershom GILBERT 1042,1047
Birth15 Aug 1750, Norwalk, Fairfield Cnty, Connecticut626,304,123,1044,124
Baptism5 Aug 1750, Wilton Parish, Norwalk, Fairfield Cnty, Connecticut304,626,600 Age: <1
Death13 Jan 1832, Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York627,626,304,123,124 Age: 81
Memo(Note: DAR Application for Alta Delamater Moyer lists date of death as 1830. Source 401)
BurialMain Street Cemetery, Northville, New York628,627,58
MemoNot original burial site. Removed to present location from a private burial plot near Denton’s Corners, Town of Northampton, Fulton Cnty, NY (Old Cemetery M, no name) during the building of the Great Sacandaga Lake.
OccupationTailor1048
ReligionPresbyterian1049
FatherMoses GILBERT (1718-1785)
MotherElizabeth HUBBELL (1724-)
Spouses
Birth1739 or 17461051,600
MemoBrainard says about 1746.
Death13 Sep 1771600 Age: 32
FatherStephen BUCKINGHAM (1703-)
MotherElizabeth SHERWOOD (1708-1792)
Family ID729
Marriage13 Jun 1771, Westport, Fairfield Cnty, Connecticut58,600
No Children
Birth10 Apr 17??, Connecticut304
Baptism2 Jun 1761, Greenfield or Norwalk, Fairfield Cnty, Connecticut1043,1045,1046,600
Death26 May 1822627,626,304,124
BurialMain Street Cemetery, Northville, New York627,58,628
MemoNot original burial site. Removed to present location from a private burial plot near Denton’s Corners, Town of Northampton, Fulton Cnty, NY (Old Cemetery M, no name) during the building of the Great Sacandaga Lake.
FatherOliver WHITLOCK (1728-1786)
MotherMary HULL (1734-1762)
Family ID1036
Marriage8 Apr 17791042,1043,1050,304,608
ChildrenJohn Buckingham (1780-1845)
 Mary (~1784-1819)
 Nathan (1788-1850)
 Millison or Millicent (1790-1826)
 Abraham Hubbel (1794-1872)
 Laura (1799-1829)
Notes for Gershom GILBERT
1775-1778:
Gershom Gilbert is at first a soldier in the 5th Connecticut Regiment serving in Fort Ticonderonga and the Canada campaign until the Regiment disbands December 1775. He then enlists at Fort Stanwix in Colonel Samuel Elmore’s Connecticut Regiment. He leaves that regiment (as did many of the other men, causing the regiment to disband by May 1777) in order to enlist in the 8th Connecticut Regiment by 1 January 1777. As a soldier in the Connecticut Line, he participates in the Battle of Germantown and, at the age of 27, is at Valley Forge until he is forced to resign due to illness. (See Military notes.)1052,626,1044

1785:
Gilbert is a resident of Norwalk, Connecticut (probably in Wilton Parish), when he settles his father’s estate in 1785. “Gershom Gilbert was appointed on Sept. 15, 1785, administrator on the estate of his father, Moses Gilbert, which was small and insolvent.”609
1785:
Gershom Gilbert is a resident of Norwalk, Connecticut where he settles his father’s estate.600

1790:
Gershom Gilbert and his family reside in Ballstown, Albany Cnty, New York. This area becomes part of Saratoga County which was formed from Albany County in 1791.1053

1793:
Gershom Gilbert is a trustee of the Presbyterian Society of East Ballston, Connecticut when it is incorporated 1 March 1793.1049

1796:
Before July 19, 1796 Gershom removes to Malta, New York.600

1800:
As of 4 Aug 1800, Gershom Gilbert and his family live in Stillwater (Malta), Saratoga Cnty.1054

1803:
On 12 Jan 1803, Gershom Gilbert ot the Town of Malta, Saratoga Cnty and his wife, Eunice, sell a tract of land in the Town of Malta to John Burr, also of the Town of Malta. The tract of land is described as: “West part of lots by letter A and __(?) of smaller lots into which lot 3 in subdivision of lot XII (overwritten with VII), in 5th allotment of Kayaderosses Patent.” The deed is not recorded until 7 Aug 1851.1055

1810:
Gershom Gilbert and his family reside in the Town of Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York.1056

1819:
His application for a pension on 3 May 1819 states he is nearly 69 and he has a “sickly wife and a son who is a cripple to support.”626

1823:
On 7 Mar 1823, Gershom Gilbert of the Town of Northampton in the County of Montgomery sells to his son Brazilla Gilbert of the same Town a parcel of land (62 1/2 acres) situated in the Town of Northampton, part of lot no. 17 of the Northampton Patent. The parcel is bounded on the west by the Sacandaga River, on the north by the land of John Chambers, on the east by the land of Charles Martin and on the south by the land of John Chambers, Jr.1057

1824:
On 6 Jul 1824, John Brownell of Northampton in the County of Montgomery sells to Gershom Gilbert of the same place two parcels of land situated in the Town of Northampton and part of lot number twenty six of the Northampton Patent, bordering the Nathaniel Peaase land and the highway that divides the Sacandaga and Northampton Patents.613

1832:
Gershom Gilbert dies in his home, a “natural death by reason of bodily infimities and old age.”626
Military notes for Gershom GILBERT
“Gershom Gilbert was a Revolutionary War soldier. He enlisted in the Fifth [Connecticut] Regiment, Col. David Waterbury, Fifth Company, Capt. Matthew Mead [of Norwalk], May 8, 1775 [as a corporal], and was discharged Dec. 13, 1775; enlisted again May 15, 1776 [at Fort Stanwix], in Col. Samuel Elmore’s Regiment [Connecticut, Northern Department], Capt. Albert Chapman’s Company and was Sergeant; enlisted again Jan. 1, 1777, in Colonel Chandler’s Eighth Connecticut Line Regiment for the War; Quartermaster-Sergeant, Jan. 1, 1778; appointed Quartermaster, Jan. 16, 1778; resigned Mar. 14, 1778. Returned as from the town of Norwalk. Was in his brother Nathan Gilbert’s Company at least some of the time. Pensioner under the Act of 1818, residing in New York State.”600,58,1058,1044

1775 May 8 - 1775 Dec 13 Corporal, Fifth Connecticut Regiment (Col. David Waterbury), 5th Company (Capt. Matthew Mead)
1776 May 15 Sergeant, Col. Samuel Elmore’s Connecticut Regiment, Capt. Albert Chapman’s Company
1777 Jan 1 - 1778 Mar 14 Eighth Connecticut Line Regiment (Col. John Chandler) (Appointed Quartermaster-Sergeant on 1 Jan 1778 and Quartermaster on 16 Jan 1778)

Gilbert’s Fifth Connecticut Regiment served at Fort Ticonderoga in New York, participated in the successful siege of St. Johns, Canada and participated in the capture of Montreal during the dates that Gilbert served in the regiment. The regiment was mustered out of service during December 1775. (http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/american-units/ct-05a/)

According to DAR Application 170651 Alta Delamater Moyer123 and the DAR Genealogical Form for William D. Pough,124 Gershom Gilbert was in the Battle of Oriskany. Since Oriskany was fought in August 1777 and Gilbert was enlisted in the Eighth Connecticut Line on that date, this must be inaccurate. He did, however, serve at Fort Stanwix at an earlier date with Colonel Samuel Elmore’s Connecticut Regiment.1059

Gilbert’s Eigth Connecticut Line Regiment was commanded by Col. John Chandler. He was in the 1st Division, Varnum’s Brigade. He was a member of Staff (Company) which was commanded by Samual Comstock (Comstalk?). While in the Connecticut Line, Gilbert was in the Battle of GermanTown and in the Seige of Mud Fort [Siege of Mud Island Fort; Siege of Fort Mifflin on Mud Island]. on the Delaware. From December 1777 to March 1778, Gershom Gilbert, age 27, was at Valley Forge. In March 1778 he was discharged on account of ill health.626,1060 1044

Extant enlistment records do not show Gershom and Nathan in the same company. If Gershom Gilbert served in his brother Nathan’s company at all it most likely would have been after his resignation in the Connecticut Line 14 Mar 1778. A Nathan Gilbert was a Captain in the 9th Militia Regiment from at least ca Apr 1777 until ca 1780.1061
DNA notes for Gershom GILBERT
Ancestry.com DNA Shared Ancestor Match for Laurel Reed Berbach (L_ReedBerbach):

Gershom Gilbert
4th Great-grandfather

17 Oct 2017, HISLIGHTS59, Distant cousin (5th-8th cousin), moderate confidence
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