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Richard G. Gilbert of Cherokee County, Alabama
Sept 1838 Georgia to June 23, 1906 Cherokee County, AL


1860 Cherokee County, Alabama, 1st Division, Sh. 373, Aug 20, 1860, Gnatville
1242
Richard Gilbert age 32 $50 $50 GA (actually age 22)
Malisa age 17 SC (Elizabeth Smith, Richards 1st wife)
Wesley age 2 AL
Harvie male age 3 months AL
1243
Jesse Gilbert Jr age 24 $100 $50 GA
Sarah age 22 SC
John age 3 AL
Lucy age 1 AL
1244
Jesse Gilbert age 58 SC $50 $100
Jane age 60 SC
Tessifey Jackson age 30 GA

1880 Etowah County, Alabama, Cox and Clear Creek, Sh. 290B, TWP 11, Range 4East, Beat 11(Northwest of Gadsden)
June 28, 1880
Richard G. Gilbert age 46 GA GA GA
Elizabeth Gilbert wife age 38 GA SC SC
Wesley Gilbert age 23 AL GA GA
Harvey Gilbert son age 19 AL GA GA
Nancy J Gilbert dau age 17 AL GA GA

Polk County, Georgia (on the border of Cherokee County Alabama)
marriage record
Richard Gilbert
to Elizabeth Ann Smith
Sept 19, 1857
Book A 146
To any ordained minister of the Gospel Judge of the Superior Court Justice of the Superior Court or Justice of the Peace you are hereby authorized to join Richard Gilbert and Elizabeth Ann Smith in the Holy Estate of Matrimony according to the constitution and laws of this State and for so doing this shall be your ? license, given under my hand and seal this 19th day of Sept AD 1857. Stephen A. Borders

I hereby certify that Richard Gilbert and Elizabeth Ann Smith were duly joined in Matrimony by me this 19th day of Sept AD 1857 D. H. Hampton JP

1900 Cherokee County, Alabama, Land Patent No. 12197
159.96 Acres
Issued: 4-26-1900
To: Richard G. Gilbert
N1/2 Block 2 Township 12-S range 9-E (very near Gnatville in Goshen Valley)

1900 Cherokee County, Alabama, Precinct 7, Coloma, Sh 87B
33/33
Richard Gilbert age 61 Sept 1838 Owner GA GA GA farmer married 43 years (1857)
Elizabeth wife age 55 Sept 1844 , 3 children born 2 living SC SC SC
Ida Gilbert grand dau age 17 Sept 1882 AL AL AL single at school

Elizabeth Smith Gilbert dies about 1901.

1902
Richard Marries 2nd to Mary E. Wilson
July 24, 1902
Cherokee County, AL


Civil War Military Records

55th AL Infantry, Company "K"
Muster Roll
GILBERT, Richard  (also in Co. "J" enlisted, Goshen, AL, 13 Jan 62, age 22)

Alabama State Archives
R G Gilbert
Death: 6-23-1906
Discharge Date: April 1865
Rank: Private
55th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company "K"
Pension: Yes
Pension Number: 25906, Cherokee County
Enlistment: Nov 1861, Goshen Valley, Alabama
Wounded at Shiloh. Pension application filed by Mary Gilbert, widow, witnessed by W J Wade and J E Webb.
Complaint: Debility date admitted July 20, 1863, date returned to duty July 24, 1863
Hospital Register of the General Hospital, Selma, Alabama, Hospital Register No. 1662.

55th Infantry Regiment, organized at Port Hudson, Louisiana, contained 900 veterans. It was formed by consolidating Norwood's 6th and Snodgrass' 16th Alabama Infantry Battalions. The men were from Madison, Cherokee, Calhoun, Jackson, and Marshall counties. Assigned to Buford's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, the unit saw action in the fight at Champion's Hill and in the trenches of Jackson . Later it was attached to General Scott's Brigade, Army of Tennessee, and was active in the Atlanta Campaign and Hood's Tennessee operations. Ordered to North Carolina it fought its last battle at Bentonville. This regiment entered the Battle of Peach Tree Creek with 22 officers and 256 men, and lost 14 officers and 155 men killed and wounded. It surrendered with the army on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonel John Snodgrass, Lieutenant Colonels N.S. Graham and John H. Norwood, and Majors James B. Dickey and Joseph H. Jones.

This company formed at Goshen, Alabama, on January 13, 1862, and enrolled at Camp Johnson, Nashville, Tennessee, January 30, 1862. It later became Company "J" of the 55th Alabama Infantry Regiment. Companies "J" and "K" combined about September 1, 1863, to form new Company "K". Officers assigned came from this company. Survivors surrendered with Company "C" of the consolidated 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment.

Compiled Service Cards
55th Alabama Confederate Card
Richard Gilbert
Private in Capt Stewarts Company, Alabama Cherokee County Volunteers
Age 22 years
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above.
Roll dated Camp Johnston, Tenn Jan 30, 1862
Muster in date Jan 13, 1862
Joined for duty and enrolled:
When Jan 13, 1862
Where Goshen, Ala
By whom Capt T. Stewart
Period 12 months
Traveling to place of rendezvous, number of miles, 285.

55th Alabama Confederate Card
Richard Gilbert
Private, Co B, 4 Batt'n Alabama Vols.
Appears on Company Muster Roll
of the organization named above,
for Jan 13 to April 30, 1862
Enlisted:
When Jan 13, 1862
Where Goshen, Ala
By Whom John T. Stewart
Period 12 months
Present

55th Alabama Confederate Card
Richard Gilbert
Private, Company "K", Snodgrass' Regt Alabama Volunteers
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
of the organization named above,
for March 1 to June 30, 1863
Enlisted:
When Jan 13, 1862
Where Goshen, Ala
By whom Capt Stewart
Period 1 year
Last Paid:
By whom Cargle
To what time Aug 31, 1862
Present

Richard Gilbert
Private Co K 56-Regt Ala
Appears on
Hospital Muster Roll
of Jacksons Cavalry Division Hospital
at Old Marion, Miss
For Sept and Oct, 1863
dated Nov 1, 1863.
Enlisted:
When Jan 13, 1862
Where Goshen, Ala
By whom Capt Stewart
Period War
Last paid:
By whom Capt McGuire
To what time June 30, 1863
Present

SOLDIERS OR SAILORS
APPLICATION
For the Relief of Needy Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Residents of Alabama, who from wounds
or other cause, are now unable to earn a livelihood by labor, under
Act approved February 13th, 1891.

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
COUNTY OF ETOWAH

Personally appeared before me, J A Tallman, Judge of Probate in and for said County, Richard G. Gilbert, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that when a Private in Company "K" of 55th Regiment of Ala Infantry and while in discharge of his duty on the____ day of ____ 1864, Kingston in the State of North Carolina was wounded in the top of the head, fracturing the skull, causing great trouble especially during the winter, can not stoop without great inconvenience and pain and in consequence of which disability or infirmity, wound or wounds, he has been rendered physically incapable of making a livlihood by labor; that he was a resident of Alabama on the 13th day of February, 1891, and is a resident at the date of his application; that he is engaged in the business of farming and light jobs that his taxable property does not exceed four hundred dollars in value, and that his Salary and Gross Income does not amount to four hundred dollars per year.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 24th day
of May 1892
J A Tallman
Judge of Probate of Etowah County

Richard G Gilbert
Applicant
X
his mark
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SOLDIERS OR SAILORS
APPLICATION
For the Relief of Needy Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Residents of Alabama, who from wounds
or other cause, are now unable to earn a livelihood by labor, under
Act approved February 13th, 1891.

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
COUNTY OF ETOWAH

Personally appeared before me, James M. Moragne, Judge of Probate in and for said County, R. G. Gilbert, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that when a Private in Company "K" of 55th Regiment of Ala Infantry and while in discharge of his duty in the Fall of ____ 1864, Kingston in the State of North Carolina he received a wound from a musket ball and in consequence of which disability or infirmity, wound or wounds, he has been rendered physically incapable of making a livlihood by labor; that he was a resident of Alabama on the 13th day of February, 1891, and is a resident at the date of his application; that he is engaged in the business of farming that his taxable property does not exceed four hundred dollars in value, and that his Salary and Gross Income does not amount to four hundred dollars per year.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 2 day
of March 1893
James M. Moragne
Judge of Probate of Etowah County

R. G. Gilbert
Applicant
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SOLDIERS OR SAILORS
APPLICATION
For the Relief of Needy Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Residents of Alabama, who from wounds
or other cause, are now unable to earn a livelihood by labor, under
Act approved February 13th, 1891.

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
COUNTY CHEROKEE

Personally appeared before me, R R Savage, Judge of Probate in and for said County, R. G. Gilbert, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that when a Private in Company "K" of 55 Regiment of Ala and while in discharge of his duty on the____ day of ____ 1864, Kingston in the State of N. C. he was wounded in the head and in consequence of which disability or infirmity, wound or wounds, he has been rendered physically incapable of making a livlihood by labor; that he was a resident of Alabama on the 13th day of February, 1891, and is a resident at the date of his application; that he is engaged in the business of farming that his taxable property does not exceed four hundred dollars in value, and that his Salary and Gross Income does not amount to four hundred dollars per year.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 24th day
of Jany 1894
R. R. Savage
Judge of Probate of Cherokee County

R. G. Gilbert
Applicant
X
his mark
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SOLDIERS OR SAILORS
APPLICATION
For the Relief of Needy Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Residents of Alabama, who from wounds
or other cause, are now unable to earn a livelihood by labor, under
Act approved February 13th, 1891, (HB 969), and amended February 18th, 1895 (SB 825)

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
COUNTY OF CHEROKEE

Before me, R R Savage, Judge of Probate in and for said County, R. G. Gilbert, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that when a Private in Company "K" of 55 Regiment of Ala and, that he did not desert the service of this State or Confederate States; That while in discharge of his duty on the 2nd day of March 1864, at Bentonville in the State of N. C. he was shot in the head with minnie or musket ball and in consequence of such loss of limb, wound or wounds, sickness or ola age he is physically unable to earn a livlihood by labor. That he was on the 13th day of February, 1891, and is now a resident of Alabama, and that his post office address is Ball Flat. That he is engaged in the business of farming. That his taxable property consists of 40 acres land, and is not worth in the aggregate more than five hundred dollars; That his Salary or Gross Income does not amount to five hundred dollars per year; and that his wife does not own a separate estate of more than five hundred dollars; And he hereby makes application for relief under said Act.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 17th day
of Feby 1896
R R Savage
Judge of Probate of Cherokee County

R G Gilbert
Applicant
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SOLDIERS OR SAILORS
APPLICATION
For the Relief of Needy Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Residents of Alabama, who from wounds
or other cause, are now unable to earn a livelihood by labor, under
Act approved February 13th, 1891, (HB 969), and amended February 18th, 1895 (SB 825)

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
COUNTY OF CHEROKEE

Before me, R R Savage, Judge of Probate in and for said County, R. G. Gilbert, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that when a Private in Company "K" of 55th Regiment of Ala and, that he did not desert the service of this State or Confederate States; That while in discharge of his duty on the ___ day of Fall 1864, at Kingston in the State of N. C. he was wounded in head by ball and in consequence of such loss of limb, wound or wounds, sickness or ola age he is physically unable to earn a livlihood by labor. That he was on the 13th day of February, 1891, and is now a resident of Alabama, and that his post office address is Ball Flat. That he is engaged in the business of farming. That his taxable property consists of only 40 acres land Val $50.00, and is not worth in the aggregate more than five hundred dollars; That his Salary or Gross Income does not amount to five hundred dollars per year; and that his wife does not own a separate estate of more than five hundred dollars; And he hereby makes application for relief under said Act.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 25th day
of Feby 1897
R R Savage
Judge of Probate of Cherokee County

R. G. Gilbert
Applicant
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SOLDIERS OR SAILORS
APPLICATION
For the Relief of Needy Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Residents of Alabama, who from wounds
or other cause, are now unable to earn a livelihood by labor, under
Act approved February 13th, 1891, (HB 969), and amended February 18th, 1895 (SB 825)

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
COUNTY OF CHEROKEE

Before me, R R Savage, Judge of Probate in and for said County, R. G. Gilbert, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that when a Private in Company "K" of 55 Regiment of Ala and, that he did not desert the service of this State or Confederate States; That while in discharge of his duty on the ___ day of ___ 1864, at Kingston in the State of N. C. he was shot in the head and is badly ruptured and in consequence of such loss of limb, wound or wounds, sickness or ola age he is physically unable to earn a livlihood by labor. That he was on the 13th day of February, 1891, and is now a resident of Alabama, and that his post office address is Ball Flat. That he is engaged in the business of farming. That his taxable property consists of 40 acres land, and is not worth in the aggregate more than five hundred dollars; That his Salary or Gross Income does not amount to five hundred dollars per year; and that his wife does not own a separate estate of more than five hundred dollars; And he hereby makes application for relief under said Act.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 19th day
of Jan 1898
R R Savage
Judge of Probate of Cherokee County

R G Gilbert
Applicant
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APPLICATION FOR THE RELIEF OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

THE STATE OF ALABAMA,
Cherokee County,

To the Honorable Board of Pension Examiners for said County;

Your petitioner, Richard G. Gilbert, respectfully represents to your honorable board that he is a resident citizen of Cherokee County, in the State of Alabama, and that he resided in said State on the first day of January in the year 1899. That he enlisted in the Service of the State, or Confederate States, as a private in Company K in the 55th Ala Regiment on the ____ day of Jan 1861 at Goshen Valley in the State of Alabama, and that he was honorably discharged from such service on the ____ day April 1865, that he did not desert the service of the Confederate States, or the State of Alabama. That he was wounded at the battle of Shiloh in the State of Miss. That he is now unable to make a living by manual labor on account of wounds, a rupture and age; that he is at the time of filing this application 61 years of age, and that his post office address is Mona Alabama; That he does not own property either in his own name, nor that his wife, to the value of four hundred ($400) dollars; that his annual income does not exceed four hundred ($400) dollars, and that he has no children upon whom he can depend for support. Your petitioner files herewith a complete schedule of all property owned by himself and wife. In consideration of the foregoing facts, your petitioner asks that his name be placed upon the pension rolls, in the class that your honorable board may adjudge him to belong, that he may participate in the division of the fund provided for the relief of Confederate and Alabama soldiers and their widows, by act of the General Assembly approved February 10, 1899.

R G Gilbert
Applicant

R R Savage
Judge of Probate
Cherokee County
April 20, 1899

AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES
I J.H.Morrison, do solemnly swear that I am personally acquainted with R G Gilbert, whose name is signed to the forgoing application and that I know of my own knowledge that the said R G Gilbert did serve as set forth in the application, and that he did not desert the service, but was honorably discharged therefrom.
J H Morrison
X
his mark
April 20, 1899

I J. S. Harwell,swear that I am personally acquainted with R G Gilbert, whose name is signed to the forgoing application and that I know of my own knowledge that the said R G Gilbert did serve as set forth in the application, and that he did not desert the service, but was honorably discharged therefrom.
J. S. Harwell
his mark
April 20, 1899

Schedule of Property filed with application for
Pension by Richard G Gilbert

Horses and mules 1 50.00
Household and Kitchen Furniture 50.00
Watches, clocks and Jewelry 1 7.00
Mechanical and farming tools and implements 3.00

Total 110.00

APPLICATION OF WIDOW WHOSE DECEASED HUSBANDS NAME IS ON PENSION ROLL
The State of Alabama
Cherokee County
To the Honorable Board of Pension Examiners of said County:

Your petitioner, Mary Gilbert respectfully represents to your Honorable Board, that she is a citizen of Cherokee County, in the State of Alabama, and was such on the 1st day of January, 1899; that she is the widow of R. G. Gilbert, whose name is now on the Pension Roll of pensioners from Cherokee County; that her husband died on the 23rd day of June 1906; that she has not since remarried; and that she has no children upon whom she can depend for support; that all of her property does not exceed four hundred dollars in value; and that her annual income from all sources does not exceed four hundred dollars. She therefore respectfully asks Your Honorable Board to place her name upon the Pension Rolls of the State as member of the fourth class, that she may participate in the division of the fund provided for the relief of needy Confederate soldiers and sailors and their widows, by an Act of the General Assembly of Alabama, approved February 10th, 1899, and amended March 5th, 1901, and she files herewith a complete inventory of all property, both real and personal , that she owns.

Respectfully,
Mary Gilbert
X
Her mark
Applicant

J S Savage
Judge of Probate
Feb 13th, 1907


AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES TO APPLICATION OF WIDOWS
The State of Alabama, Cherokee County.

I, W. J. Wade, do solemnly swear that I was personally acquainted with R. G. Gilbert, whose widows name is signed to the foregoing application, and that I know of my own knowledge that R. G. Gilbert her said husband died on or about the 23rd day of June 1906; and that she has not remarried since the death of her husband.

W J Wade

J S Savage
Judge of Probate
Feb 13, 1907

AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES TO APPLICATION OF WIDOWS
The State of Alabama, Cherokee County.

I, J. E. Webb, do solemnly swear that I was personally acquainted with R. G. Gilbert, whose widows name is signed to the foregoing application, and that I know of my own knowledge by affidavit that R. G. Gilbert her said husband died on or about the 23rd day of June 1906; and that she has not remarried since the death of her husband.

W J Wade

J S Savage
Judge of Probate
March 7, 1907
Finding of State Board of Examiners

We, the undersigned State Board of Examiners, hereby certify that we have examined the within application, and recommend that the said application be granted, and that the applicant be placed in Class 4 under the Act of Feb 10th, 1899, and amended March 5th, 1901.
This Aug 19, 1907

E L Starr
R D Jackson MD
State Board of Examiners


WIDOWS BLANK FOR RECLASSIFICATION

STATE OF ALABAMA
ETOWAH COUNTY

Give your full name: Mrs. Mary Gilbert
Address: 30 Hensdale, Alabama City, Ala.
What is your number on pension roll? 10186
With whom are you know living? Mrs W A Bates-daughter
Where were you born? Cherokee County, Alabama
When were you born? December 19, 1868
State the name of your father: Bill Wilson
If living, his present address: deceased
If dead, when and where he died: 1903, Cherokee county, Alabama
What was the name of your husband? Richard Gilbert
When and where did you marry him? Cherokee County, 1903 approx
When and where did he die? 1908
Were you living with him one year prior to his death? Yes
Were you ever divorced from him? no
Have you been married more than once? No
Have you been on the pension roll of any other county in this State at any time? Yes, Cherokee County 1908-1917
Have you ever drawn a pension in another state? No
Have you ever lived in another state? No
When and where did your husband enlist in the service of the Confederate States? Cherokee County possibly date unknown
Was he wounded? Yes
In what battle? Unknown
State wether he was ever captured: No
Where and when did he quit the service of the Confederate States? At end of war
Was he paroled? Unknown
Was he ever on the pension roll of this state? Yes, Cherokee County
July 25, 1938
Mrs Mary Gilbert
X
Her mark

Note in pension file states that Mary Gilbert died Jan 17, 1943


Notes by
David Stover, StovDavid(at)aol.com




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