Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On This Day: September 28

1677:    Hannah Gilbert, one of my maternal 7th great-grandmothers, was born in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Ensign Thomas and Anne/Hannah (Blake) Gilbert. She married William Phillips in about 1696 and died 6 June 1705 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Sources: (1) New England Historic Genealogical Society, editor, Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume 1 - Births online database, American Ancestors ( : downloaded 19 Aug 2011), 176. (2), digital images ( : accessed 22 Sep 2011), Hannah Gilbert Phillips, Memorial #20994576, created by Nareen, et al, 17 Aug 2007.]

Photo by Chris and Susanne Eliasen.,  Memorial #20994576, 
Hannah Gilbert Phillips,
 created by Nareen, et al, 17 Aug 2007. 

]© 2011 Denise Spurlock


  1. Wow, it's incredible that you have your line traced so far back. What a fabulous old headstone...still in great condition for being so old.

    She died quite you khow how she died? Childbirth?

  2. Patti, I have cousins to thank for getting this line back so far. I love the old headstones...the designs and carving are so interesting. Unfortunately I don't know much else about Hannah Gilbert; she and her husband died within a few days of each other so I suspect it was an illness of some kind.