John Cummings & Eliza "Crabtree" Gilbert Family

This file submitted by Betty Sturgill

John Cummings Gilbert was born 04 Mar 1858 in Buchanan County, VA, the son of James Anderson Gilbert and Elizabeth Davis. On 30 May 30, 1877 he married Eliza Crabtree, d/o William Crabtree & Destimony Combs in Russell Co., VA.. Eliza was born 05 Dec 1855 in Russell County, VA. John & Eliza had five children, Rufus, William Elbert, Bruce, Garland and Martha Alice Gilbert. Martha Alice was 20 months old when Eliza died while in child birth. After Eliza's death, John Cummings Gilbert married Amanda Johnson and they had nine children, Melvin, Sam, Zed, Joe, Asa, Lydia, Pearl, Eliza and Hazel. After Amanda's death, John married Angeline Varney. They had no children. John Cummings Gilbert died 20 Apr 1937 in Lucasville, Ohio. Pictured above are John, Eliza and their five children Martha, Rufus, William Elbert, Bruce and Garland.

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