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Rev. Alexander Gilreath, Jr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male Abt 1814 - 1891


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  Abt 1814  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  1820  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • male 26-35: George Gilreath [at 34]
      female 26-45 [Sarah at 32]
      female 10-15 [Elvira at 12]
      female 10-15 [Elizabeth at 11]
      female under 10 [Agnes at 10]
      male under 10 [Alexander at 6]
      male under 10 [Larkin at 2]
      male under 10 [Lorenzo at 2]
      male under 10 [John at <1]
    Census: Federal  1830  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • male age 40-50: George Gilreath [at abt 44]
      female 40-50 [Sarah at abt 42]
      female 15-20 [Elizabeth at abt 20]
      female 15-20 [Agnes at abt 19]
      male 15-20 [Alexander Jr. at abt 16]
      male 15-20 [Larkin at abt 12?]
      male 10-15 [Lorenzo at abt 12]
      male 10-15 [John at abt 10]
      male 5-10 [Barnabas at abt 8]
      male 5-10 [Homer at abt 7]
      male under 5 [George Marcus at abt 5]
      male under 5 [William R. at abt 4]
    Census: Federal  1840  , Gilreath's District, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • male 20-30:Alexander Gilreath Jr. [at 36]
      female 20-30 yrs [Sarah at 33]
      male under 5 yrs [George Rufus at 3]
      female under 5 yrs [Rebecca Emmaline at 1]
    Census: Federal  1 May 1841  , District 10, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    for the Wilkes County School System 
    • Alexander Gilreath, Benjamin Ellis, John Hendren - Committee
    Religion  Aug 1847  [10
    a member of Bethel Baptist Church, joining by experience 
    • He served as a moderator and delegate to the Association on many occasions.
    Tax List  1848  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He is listed as owning 130 acres in the Upper Division.
    Census: Federal  14 Nov 1850  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 1) Alexander Gilreath, male age 36, farmer, born in NC
      2) Sarah Gilreath, female age 33, born in NC
      3) George Gilreath, male age 12, born in NC
      4) Rebecah Gilreath, female age 8, born in NC
      5) Sarah Gilreath, female age 10, born in NC
      6) Johnathan Gilreath, male age 5, born in NC
      7) John Gilreath, male age 3, born in NC
    Occupation  May 1855  [3, 10
    ordained Minister of the Gospel 
    • "He had previously been called as a Pastor of Walnut Grove Baptist Church of Wilkes County in August 1854. He served as Pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church from November, 1860 to 1863 and preached at other churches in the area, including Liberty Baptist Church. He is listed as a minister of the Gospel in the Baptist Records at Wake Forest University. His address is given as Cedar Run, N. C. and he is in the records of the Alexander and Brushy Mountain Associations."
    Census: Federal  4 Jul 1860  , Upper Division (PO Wilkesboro), Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 1) Alex Gilreath, male age 47, Bapt. Clergyman, $200 real estate, $400 personal estate, born in NC
      2) Sarah Gilreath, female age 45, born in NC
      3) George R. Gilreath, male age 22, farm labor, born in NC
      4) Rebecca Gilreath, female age 20, farm labor, born in NC
      5) Sarah Gilreath, female age 17, farm labor, born in NC
      6) Jonathan Gilreath, male age 15, farm labor, born in NC
      7) John Gilreath, male age 12, born in NC
      8) William Gilreath, male age 9, born in NC
      9) James Gilreath, male age 7, born in NC
      10) Daniel Gilreath, male age 4, born in NC
      11) Martha Gilreath, female age 1, born in NC
    Census: Federal  8 Sep 1870  , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • 1) A. Gilreath, white male age 57, farmer, $300 real estate, $200 personal estate, born in NC, parents born in NC
      2) Sarah Gilreath, white female age 50, keeping house, born in NC
      3) John Gilreath, white male age 23, farm hand, born in NC
      4) William Gilreath, white male age 19, farm hand, born in NC
      5) James Gilreath, white male age 17, farm hand, born in NC
      6) David Gilreath, white male age 15, farm hand, born in NC
      7) Martha Gilreath, white female age 11, born in NC
      8) Marcus Gilreath, white male age 5, at home, born in NC
    Census: Federal  2 Jun 1880  , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • 1) Alexander Gilreath, head, married white male age 66, farmer, born in NC, parents born in NC
      2) Sarah C. Gilreath, wife, married white female age 63, keeping house, born in NC, parents born in NC
      3) Marcus L. Gilreath, son, single white male age 16, works on farm, born in NC
      4) Q V Anderson, servant, single white female age 15, born in NC, parents born in NC
    Occupation  farmer 
    Died  Between 16 Oct 1891 and 1900  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 15
    Buried  Jonathan Parlier Family Cemetery, Old Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I293  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  George Gilreath,   b. Abt 1786, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 6 Jul 1860, , , Morgan County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Sarah A. Wallis,   b. Abt 1788, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 6 Jul 1860, , , Morgan County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  7 Aug 1807  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F103  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah C. Parlier,   b. Abt 1817, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1883, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Dec 1836  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Children 
     1. George Rufus Gilreath,   b. Abt 1837, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1862, , Richmond, Richmond (city), Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rebecca Emmaline Gilreath,   b. 23 Dec 1839, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1931, , Gwaltneys, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah E. Gilreath,   b. 1841, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1873, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jonathan Noah Gilreath,   b. Abt 1845, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1864, , City Point - field hospital, , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Elliot Gilreath,   b. 12 Mar 1847, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1914, , , Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Dow Gilreath,   b. Abt 1850, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. James Wesley Gilreath,   b. 12 May 1853, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1942, , Vashti, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. David F. Gilreath,   b. Abt 1856, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1912, , , Watauga County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Delia Martha Gilreath,   b. 25 Jun 1859, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1941, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Marcus Leander Gilreath,   b. 11 Apr 1864, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1936, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F141  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1814 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1820 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1830 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Dec 1836 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1840 - , Gilreath's District, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - for the Wilkes County School System - 1 May 1841 - , District 10, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1848 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 14 Nov 1850 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 4 Jul 1860 - , Upper Division (PO Wilkesboro), Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 16 Oct 1891 and 1900 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Jonathan Parlier Family Cemetery, Old Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S468] "Wilkes County Record of Wills 1811-1848, Vol. 3, 4," on microfilm in box NI-25, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M929.37568 Wil, NI-25., Jonathan Parlier's will, vol. 4 (1821-1848), page 313.

    2. [S806] North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for M. L. Gilreath, registration district no. 97-60, certificate no. 23, vol. 1870, page 431.

    3. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Marcus Leander Gilreath, vol. XXX, no. 54, Monday, 13 Apr 1936, page 1.

    4. [S268] The Heritage of Alexander County North Carolina, Vol. I, Sara C. Allen, editor, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Alexander County Genealogical Society in cooperation with The History Division, Hunter Publishing Company, 1986), page 251 by Helen Windsor Booth.

    5. [S223] Application of Helen Gathel Windsor Booth accepted 4 Dec 1987 for Alexander Gilreath, Sr., Daughters of the American Revolution, (National Society, Washington, D. C., national no. 712071, computer code 3-076-NC, Rachel Caldwell Chapter).

    6. [S1644] 1820 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M33, roll 83, p. 503, George Gilbreath household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    7. [S1613] 1830 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M29, roll 125, p. 390, George Gilreath household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    8. [S1591] 1840 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M704, roll 373, Gilreath's District, p. 64, Alexander Gilreath Jr. household, accessed 19 Jul 2008., 19 Jul 2008.

    9. [S210] A Transcript of Wilkes County School census 1840-1850 With Comprehensive Index of Names and Places, George F. McNeil, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Privately published, 1993).

    10. [S268] The Heritage of Alexander County North Carolina, Vol. I, Sara C. Allen, editor, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Alexander County Genealogical Society in cooperation with The History Division, Hunter Publishing Company, 1986), page 251.

    11. [S111] 1850 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Alexander Gilreath household, family 1978, sheet 376A; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M432, roll 649.

    12. [S734] 1860 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Alex Gilreath household, Upper Division - Wilkesboro, dwelling 399, family 398, page 54; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M653, roll 918.

    13. [S637] 1870 U.S. census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), A. Gilreath household, Brushy Mountain Township, dwelling & family 52, page 264; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M593, roll 1165.

    14. [S1737] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 987, Brushy Mountain Township, enumeration district (ED) 216, p. 147B, dwelling 12, family 12, Alexander Gilreath household, accessed 15 Jan 2011, 15 Jan 2011.

    15. [S19] Personal Correspondence, notes from interview of Chloe Gilreath Thomas by Mrs. Helen Windsor Booth in Jun 1983.