This is what I have on Benjamin Gilbert/Sarah Mason as well as some ancestry on both names; do you have further info, please?Lea Buzby
1.Benjamin GILBERT I-i was born in 1711.From: 'History of Twps. of Byberry and Moreland by Martindale'
BENJAMIN, was born in Byberry, in 1711.He was one of the most extroadinary characters of his day.In June, 1731, at the age of twenty-one years, he married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Mason, of Fair Hill.After this event he remained in Byberry several years, and then removed to the great swamp, in Richland, Bucks County, where he was in 1748.While there he was rather irregular in his life, and was disowned by the Society of Friends, of which he was a member.Soon after this he saw proper change to his life, and, from his general good conduct, Friends reinstated him as a member of the Society, in 1749.He died in 1780.He was Family Captured by Indians on April 25, 1780 in Mahoning Creek, Northampton Co, PA.On the 25th of April, 1780, a party of eleven savages came to his house about sunrise, armed with guns, tomahawks, &c.Benjamin met them at the door, and they shook hands with him, and called him brother, but immediately proceeded to tie his arms so that he could not use them.Then they secured the rest of the family, and proceeded to rob the house, and loaded several horses with the plunder.Two of the Indians remained behind to set fire to the buildings, fifteen in number, and plunder through the wilderness.After enduring
innumerable sufferings and hardships, they reach Niagara, just one month after they had been taken captives, where Benjamin, his wife, and son Jesse, were surrendered to Colonel Johnson, but the others were detained[page 295]among the Indians.From Niagara they were sent to Montreal, and at the mouth of Lake Ontario were placed in open boats to descend the St. Lawrence River to that place.Benjamin was sick before leaving the fort, and a heavy rain falling upon him increased the disorder, so that on the 8th of the 6th mo.,1780, his eventul life was terminated at the age of 69 years.On the next day he was buried under an oak tree on the banks of the St. Lawrence.The remainder of the family were, in time, released, and reached Byberry again on the 28th of 9th mo. 1782.A narrative of their captivity and sufferings, containing ninety-six pages, was published by Joseph Cruikshank, in 1784.Benjamin Gilbert was a man of much energy and determination, and an attentive observer of all that transpired around him.His mind was of a religious turn,
and he wrote and published several volumes on theological subjects.They were written in a plain, easy style, and evince considerable thought and a clear comprehension of the subject he was considering.Elizabeth, his widow, died 8th mo. 5th, 1810, at the age of 85.
From Book: 'A History of the Townshipa of Byberry and Moreland...........' by Martindale
He was married to Sarah MASON -C (daughter of Richard** MASON -C (6GP)and Abigail** SEARY -C (6GP) ) in 1731.Sarah MASON -C was born in 1711.She died in 1759.Benjamin GILBERT I-i and Sarah MASON -C had the following children:
+2 i. Rachel GILBERT -C (born on November 14, 1732).
+3 ii. Abigail GILBERT -C (born on September 3, 1734).
+4 iii. Benjamin GILBERT II-C (born on January 31, 1741).
+5 iv. John GILBERT -C (born on May 23, 1743).
+6 v. Sarah GILBERT -C (born on April 26, 1745).
+7 vi. Joshua GILBERT I-C (born on March 3, 1748).
+8 vii. Caleb GILBERT -C (born on September 19, 1754).
He was married to Elizabeth WALTON -i in 1760.
2.Rachel GILBERT -C was born on November 14, 1732.She died on February 24, 1791.
She was married to Ezekiel ATKINSON -i in 1764.
She was married to William WALTON -i.
3.Abigail GILBERT -C was born on September 3, 1734.
She was married to Benjamin WALTON -i.
4.Benjamin GILBERT II-C was born on January 31, 1741.He died on January 11, 1809.
He was married to Rebecca WATSON -i in 1771.
He was married to Margaret ANDERSON -i.
5.John GILBERT -C was born on May 23, 1743.
He was married to Ann STACKHOUSE -i in 1708.
6.Sarah GILBERT -C was born on April 26, 1745.She died on July 25, 1785.
She was married to Daniel WALTON -i.
7.Joshua GILBERT I-C was born on March 3, 1748 in Richland, Bucks Co, Pa..He died on June 18, 1833.
He was married to Mary RANDALL -i (daughter of Nicholas RANDALL I-iand Agnes COMLY -i ) in 1771.Mary RANDALL -i died on March 13, 1812.Joshua GILBERT I-C and Mary RANDALL -i had the following children:
+9 i. Phebe GILBERT -C (born in 1771).
+10 ii. Thomas GILBERT -C.
+11 iii. Joshua GILBERT II-C (born in 1784).
+12 iv. David GILBERT -C.
+13 v. Beulah GILBERT -C.
8.Caleb GILBERT -C was born on September 19, 1754.
He was married to Martha STACKHOUSE -i in 1780.Martha STACKHOUSE -i died in 1782.
9.Phebe GILBERT -C was born in 1771.She died on April 12, 1814.
She was married to Thomas WATSON -i.
10.Thomas GILBERT -C died on October 2, 1844.
He was married to Martha KNIGHT -i.Martha KNIGHT -i died on December 3, 1822.Thomas GILBERT -C and Martha KNIGHT -i had the following children:
14 i. Mary GILBERT -C.
+15 ii. Margery GILBERT -C.
16 iii. John GILBERT -C.
+17 iv. Charles GILBERT -C.
18 v. David GILBERT -C.
19 vi. Ezra GILBERT -C.
20 vii. Ann P. GILBERT -C.
21 viii. Sarah GILBERT -C.
11.Joshua GILBERT II-C was born in 1784.He died on May 7, 1846.He was an Author/Teacher in Byberry, Pa..JOSHUA, was a prominent citizen of Byberry, and resided therein the greater part of his life.For many years he was a school teacher, and afterwards kept store where Ross Knight did.. He was the author of several essays published in the Evening Fireside, and was considered a good writer.He was a man of learning, and took a great interest in scientific and literary studies, and was always one of the principal movers in these matters in the
township.He married Mary Ware, and resided during the latter part of his life on propertyowned by James Walmsley
He was married to Mary WARE -i.Joshua GILBERT II-C and Mary WARE -i had the following children:
+22 i. Frances GILBERT -C.
+23 ii. Emma GILBERT -C.
24 iii. Beulah GILBERT -C.
12.David GILBERT -C died on October 30, 1826.
He was married to Joanna JAMES -i.David GILBERT -C and Joanna JAMES -i had the following children:
25 i. Mary GILBERT -C.
26 ii. Phebe GILBERT -C.
27 iii. Elizabeth GILBERT -C.
28 iv. Abi GILBERT -C.
13.Beulah GILBERT -C died on July 25, 1850.
She was married to Thomas JAMES I-i.Thomas JAMES I-i died on May 16, 1813.Beulah GILBERT -C and Thomas JAMES I-i had the following children:
+29 i. Thomas JAMES II-C.
15.Margery GILBERT -C.
She was married to Nathan WEBSTER -i.
17.Charles GILBERT -C.
He was married to Ellen RENSHAW -i.
22.Frances GILBERT -C.
She was married to James IVINS -i.
23.Emma GILBERT -C.
She was married to James THORNTON -i.
29.Thomas JAMES II-C.
He was married to Elizabeth KNIGHT -i.