I am hoping we can help each other.I have a Margaret Gilbert Pylant b 7 March 1801 in Wake Co. NC.She married Pinkney Pylant 11 oct 1820 in Lincoln CO., TN.Your Jesse Gilbert and Margaret may have been siblings.
I have found who I believe is Margaret and Jesse Gilberts father James in the 1810 Cumberland CO NC census.Do believe he had a son James Gilbert that married an Edith ?.Edith? was my 2 great grandmother.
I have much info on the Pylants to share. But much to learn about the Gilberts before they came to Lincoln CO., TN.Hope to hear from you.