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Delilah Barnett and Johnathan Gilbert of Kings Creek, Caldwell County, NC

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Delilah Barnett and Johnathan Gilbert of Kings Creek, Caldwell County, NC

Posted: 1097697651000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gilbert, Barnett
Hi, I'm lookin for information on Delilah and Johnathan's parents. I found both on the
1850 Census for Kings Creek as follows:

#549 - Delilah Barnett-35-F-White
Patsey-18-F-Mulatto
George-8-M-Mulatto
Hamilton-4-White
James-11months-Mulatto

I have been unable to find any information on her other than her marriage to Johnathan Gilbert, who lives down the street from her. I think Hamilton could be Mulatto, it's possible he was light skinned enough to pass as White.

#551- Franky Gilbert-75-F-White
Betsey-45-F-White
Rilie-14-M-White
James-11-M-White
Johnathan Gilbert-33-M-White

In 1853 in Wilkes County on the 18th of September Johnathan and Delilah were married by JP- G.W. Hendrix and Witnessed by William T. Ferguson. Although on his marriage bond his name is listed a Johnson which I believe is his middle name. He also used both names on his Civil War Service Records. He enlisted from Caldwell County on February 1, 1862. He enlisted a Private at the age of 40. He was hospitalized Dec. 9, 1864 at Richmond, Virginia. He was absent/desserted on Feb. 28, 1965. General Lee surrendered April 9, 1965. He was actually closer to 50 when he enlisted. I have found no record of him since. The last record I have of him is the 1860 Census for Buffalo Creek, Caldwell County:

#1038 - Johnathan Gilbert-47-M-White
Dovey-41-F-White
Andrew-11-M-White
Elizabth-8-F-White
William -4-M-White
Eliza-10months-F-White
Susan Merrimon-73-F-White (John's mother-in-law)

Dovey Merrimon and John were married Jan. 11, 1859 in Wilkes County by JP- James F. Tugman and Witness- William T. Ferguson. In 1870 Dovey is listed as the Head of the house in Kings Creek:

#9 - Dovey Gilbert-50-F-White
Harriet E.-10-F-White

Harriet is I believe the Eliza that was on the 1860 Census. Eliza being Harriet's middle name.

Any help in finding the parentage of the family would be great.
Thank you.

Dusty Holman
Catawba County


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