Descendants of Benjamin Gilbert

By Marilyn Phelps - ljpmap@verizon.net  

Generation No. 1  

1.  BENJAMIN GILBERT was born November 05, 1806 in Charlotteville Township , Norfolk County , Upper Canada and died October 18, 1887 in Dereham Township , Oxford County , Ontario .  He married AMY OGDEN FLUELLING April 30, 1830 in Dereham Township , Oxford County, daughter of BENJAMIN FLEULLING and MARY WEEKS.  She was born October 08, 1812 in Scipioville, Cayuga County , New York , and died July 08, 1882 in Dereham Township , Oxford County , Ontario .  

From the Tillsonburg Observer Newspaper Thursday November 3, 1887 .  

Old Pioneer gone.... Benjamin Gilbert - 1887  

     On Friday evening October 28, 1887 at his residence near the M. C. R. station, passed away peacefully, at a ripe old age. Benjamin Gilbert, one of the best known and most highly respected of the old pioneers of the County of Oxford . Mr. Gilbert apparently died of old age and although he lingered for some weeks, did not to all appearances suffer much pain. The deceased was born somewhere at the beginning of the century at Charlotteville in the neighboring county of Norfolk and was therefore considerably over eighty years of age.  

     His father served against the American rebels in the Revolutionary War of 1776, and was one of that noble band of men -- the United Empire Loyalists -- who sacrificed their all for their attachment to the old flag.  

     The deceased was always distinguished for his sturdy, unbending loyalty to the British Crown and like his father, was ready to seal his principles with his blood having served in the rebellion of 1837. He was a member of L. O. L.  254. One brother, two sisters and six children survived him. His funeral, which took place on Monday at St. Charles Church , Dereham Township , was attended by an immense concourse of teams of people and was one of the largest ever seen in Dereham. Rev. R. F. Dixon read the memorial service and at the request of the family spoke at the grave.  

Buried at St. Charles Cemetery in Dereham Township, Oxford County.  

AMY OGDEN FLUELLING:

Buried in Pine St. Cemetery at west end of Otterville. Stone reads Amy O. Gilbert died July 8, 1882 aged 69 years 9 months - Gone to her rest.     

Children of Benjamin Gilbert and Amy Flewelling are:

2 i. James W. Gilbert, born Abt. 1834 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada.

+ 3 ii. Tamar W. Gilbert, born 16 June 1835 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada; died 12 September 1897 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario.

4 iii. Phoebe Gilbert, born Abt. 1838 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada. She married Lindsay Maitland 17 May 1859 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada; born Abt. 1836.

+ 5 iv. Marietta Gilbert, born 1840 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada; died 1913 in Oxford County, Ontario.

6 v. John B. Gilbert, born 07 April 1842 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada; died 27 April 1907 in Springford, South Norwich Township, Oxford County.

+ 7 vi. Francis B. H. Gilbert, born 08 February 1846 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada; died Aft. 1901.

8 vii. Ada Jane Gilbert, born 05 January 1859 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada; died Aft. 1903. She married William Blake 31 March 1903 in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada; born Abt. 1864 in South Norwich Township, Oxford County.

Generation No. 2

3. Tamar W. Gilbert (Benjamin2, Josiah1) was born 16 June 1835 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada and died 12 September 1897 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario. She married Francis C. Stroud 15 October 1863 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada, son of Robert Stroud and Dorotha Chadwick. He was born 04 July 1832 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada and died 13 December 1903 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario.

Children of Tamar Gilbert and Francis Stroud are:

9 i. Jesse C. Stroud, born 28 April 1869 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario. He married Estella Caswell 31 August 1894 in Oxford County, Ontario
(Source: "Ingersoll Chronicle," Page 8, Col 4.); born 09 September 1869.

10 ii. James Stroud, born Abt. 1870 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario.

11 iii. William B. Stroud, born 29 August 1872 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario; died 12 Aug 1925 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario.

12 iv. Mary E. Stroud, born 17 July 1873 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario.

13 v. Joseph Stroud, born Abt. 1877 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario.

14 vi. Amy Stroud, born 11 February 1877 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario. She married Edward Harmon Dafoe 23 February 1898 in Ingersoll, Ontario; born Abt. 1858 in North Dorchester, Upper Canada; died 16 June 1947 in Ingersoll, Ontario.

5. Marietta Gilbert (Benjamin2, Josiah1) was born 1840 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada and died 1913 in Oxford County, Ontario. She
married George Miners 25 August 1862 in Oxford County, Ontario, son of William Miners and Elizabeth Cunday. He was born 1826 in Ladock, Cornwall, England (Source: (1) Joan Blake Miners., (2) Gravestone - St. Charles Church Cemetery, Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario and died April 1892 in Oxford County, Ontario.

Children of Marietta Gilbert and George Miners are:

15 i. Fred Miners, born 21 June 1863 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada; died Aft. 1901 in London, Ontario, Canada. He married Mary Robinson Bef. 1895 in Dereham Township, Ontario; born 18 June 1865 in Ontario; died Aft. 1901 in London, Ontario, Canada.

16 ii. Anne E. Miners, born 23 Decemeber 1865 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada; died Abt. 1938 in Oxford County, Ontario. She married Archibald (Archie) McDonald 03 February 1892 in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada; born 14 July 1864 in Ontario, Canada; died 1940 in Oxford County, Ontario.

17 iii. Charles Gilbert Miners, born 06 November 1868 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario; died 07 March 1944 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He married Annie Laurie Barnard 19 February 1896 in Tillsonburg, Ontario (Source: Marriage Certificate, Hand written.); born 27 April 1876 in Tillsonburg, Ontario; died 28 Jul 1969 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

18 iv. Amy Alice Miners, born 18 May 1870 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario; died 02 May 1944 in North Bayham, Elgin County, Ontario. She married William Henry Culp; born 13 August 1868 in Guysborough, Elgin County., Ontario; died 1952 in Tillsonburg, Ontario.

19 v. Elizabeth (Betsy) Miners, born 30 October 1876 in Dereham Township., Oxford County, Ontario; died 29 October 1939 in Bayham, Elgin County, Ontario. She married Cornelius Best 30 January 1900 in Ontario; born 25 February 1874 in Bayham, Ontario; died 13 December 1924 in Bayham, Ontario.

20 vi. Edgar Milton Miners, born January 1879 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario; died 21 October 1881 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario.

7. Francis B. H. Gilbert (Benjamin2, Josiah1) was born 08 February 1846 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada and died Aft. 1901. He married Martha Stroud 06 February 1871 in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Francis Stroud and Jane Nicol. She was born 16 August 1852 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada, and died Aft. 1901.

Child of Francis Gilbert and Martha Stroud is:

21 i. Marshall L. Gilbert, born 1873 in Oxford County, Ontario. He married Maggie Anderson 30 August 1899 in Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario; born Abt.
1870 in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.