Tuesday, August 26, 2014

One person at a time... Abigail

Even though I have a lot of people in my family tree, I also have a lot of "holes" that need more research. Over the next few months, I am going to attempt to patch up those holes by doing research one person at a time- starting at the beginning of the list.

Today's person: Abigail 

Before research:

All I knew about Abigail was that she was married to Gilbert Garrett, their son was William Garrett (b. 28 Feb 1801). William Garrett married Anna Mendenhall (1806-?)- my 2nd cousin, 7x removed.

After research:

Abigail Gilbert

b. 10 Feb 1771  in Pasquotank County, North Carolina
d. bef 1810

Her birth record is recorded in the U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI, 1607-1943 and in the U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994 for the Symons Creek Monthly Meeting.

m. Gilbert Garrett (abt 1770-?) in 1797. 

Parents- Jeremiah Gilbert (1740-1820) & Miriam Overman (1748-1781)


Nathan Gilbert     1769-1781
Josiah Gilbert        1773-1839
Mary Gilbert        1775-1776
Thomas Gilbert    1779-1849

Abigail's 2x great grandfather- Joseph Gilbert (1629-1980) came to America from Bridgewater, England.

Abigail's 2x great grandfather- Jacob OVerman (1652-1715) came to America from Saxony, Germany.


  1. Carrie,

    What a great idea you have here to share the before and after research about the people in your family tree!