May 30, 2017

Gilbert Descendants Named Gilbert

Gilbert Belnap was presumably named after an uncle, Gilbert Belnap (1794-1851), who was one of the younger brothers of his father Rosel Belnap (1789-1832).  The elder Gilbert Belnap, son of Jesse Belnap (1760-1854) and Eunice Hall (1762-1849), would have been in his mid-twenties when our Gilbert Belnap was born.  It is unknown after whom this first Gilbert Belnap was named, as the name Gilbert does not appear to have been used previously within the family–at least not on Jesse Belnap’s side of the family.  Of the 84 known grandchildren of Jesse Belnap and Eunice Hall, at least 4 grandchildren were named Gilbert, including our Gilbert Belnap.  These other Gilberts, all of whom would be first cousins of our Gilbert Belnap, were:

Our Gilbert Belnap has had a number of his male descendants named after him.  Ten of Gilbert’s 15 children who grew to adulthood and had children of their own named one of their own children after their father–6.25% of Gilbert’s 160 grandchildren.  Interestingly, seven of those 10 grandchildren died in infancy or early childhood, of whom six were born and died prior to Gilbert’s own death.  It appears that the name Gilbert, even during Gilbert’s life, rather than being an “unlucky” name, was instead used in memoriam by many of his children to honor their notable father.

So far, based on current family records, the name of Gilbert has passed down through at least six generations.  Viewed another way, there is at least one descendant of Gilbert Belnap named “Gilbert” for each of six successive generations.  Here is a list of such currently known “Gilbert Descendants Named Gilbert.”  Starting with Generation 3 from Gilbert, individuals are grouped under their respective family branch.  To a lesser extent, the names of Gilbert’s father Rosel (more often spelled “Roswell”) and grandfather Jesse have also entered the naming lexicon.  Corrections and additions are welcomed.

Generation 1 (Gilbert Belnap)

  • Gilbert Belnap (1821-1899)

Generation 2 (Gilbert Belnap’s children) = 1 of 17

  • Gilbert Rosel Belnap (1847-1929)

Generation 3 (Gilbert Belnap’s grandchildren) = 10 of 160 (6.25%)

Gilbert Rosel

  • Gilbert Martin Belnap (1874-1875)

Reuben

  • Gilbert Levi Belnap (1881-1883)

Joseph

  • Gilbert Riley Belnap (1887-1889)

Martha Jane

  • Gilbert Levi Hammon (1870-1870)

Hyrum

  • [none]

Augustus Weber

  • Thomas Gilbert Belnap (1892-1893)

Vinson Knight

  • [none]

Amasa

  • [none]

Adaline Lorinda

  • Thomas Gilbert Lowe (1910-1983)

Mary Louisa

  • Gilbert Belnap Lowe (1899-1978)

Lola Almira

  • David Gilbert Coolbear (1902-1902)

William James

  • James Gilbert Belnap (1877-1936)

Oliver

  • [none]

Francis Marion

  • Gilbert Roy Belnap (1882-1882)

Isadora Estella

  • [none]

Generation 4 (Gilbert Belnap’s great grandchildren)

Gilbert Rosel

  • Gilbert Heber Ballantyne (1892-1979)
  • Gilbert Enos Marriott (1909-1980)

Reuben

  • Gilbert Augustus Belnap (1902-1978)
  • Gilbert Knight Miskin (1923-unknown)

Joseph

Martha Jane

Hyrum

  • [none]

Augustus Weber

  • Gilbert Belnap Jeppson (1936-1936)

Vinson Knight

Amasa

Adaline Lorinda

Mary Louisa

  • Norman Gilbert Kingsford (1926-1926)

Lola Almira

William James

  • George Gilbert Belnap (1909-1974)
  • James Gilbert Lewis (1936-bef 2005)

Oliver

  • Ira Gilbert Belnap (1916-2005)
  • Paul Gilbert Belnap (1922-1983)

Francis Marion

  • Max Gilbert Belnap (1924-2008)

Isadora Estella

Generation 5 (Gilbert Belnap’s great great grandchildren)

Gilbert Rosel

  • Richard Gilbert Ballantyne (1927-unknown)
  • Gilbert Eugene Marriott (1933-2002)

Reuben

  • LaMar Gilbert Belnap (1926-2011)
  • Gilbert Lynn Miskin (1948-unknown)

Joseph

  • Steven Gilbert Belnap (1957-unknown)

Martha Jane

Hyrum

  • [none]

Augustus Weber

Vinson Knight

Amasa

Adaline Lorinda

Mary Louisa

  • Gilbert Allen Lowe (1954-1973)

Lola Almira

William James

  • James Gilbert Belnap (1950-unknown)

Oliver

Francis Marion

  • Gilbert Arthur Naisbitt (1941-unknown)

Isadora Estella

Generation 6 (Gilbert Belnap’s third great grandchildren)

Gilbert Rosel

Reuben

  • Larry Gilbert Belnap (1955-unknown)
  • Gregory Gilbert Miskin (1989-unknown)

Joseph

Martha Jane

Hyrum

  • David Gilbert Belnap (1993-living)

Augustus Weber

Vinson Knight

Amasa

Adaline Lorinda

Mary Louisa

Lola Almira

William James

Oliver

Francis Marion

  • Ryan Gilbert Naisbitt (1977-unknown)

Isadora Estella

Generation 7 (Gilbert Belnap’s fourth great grandchildren)

Gilbert Rosel

Reuben

Joseph

Martha Jane

Hyrum

Augustus Weber

Vinson Knight

Amasa

Adaline Lorinda

Mary Louisa

Lola Almira

William James

Oliver

Francis Marion

Isadora Estella

 

Last update:  22 Jul 2016