Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday--Jacob VanGilder

     This is the tombstone of my paternal great great great great grandfather, Jacob VanGilder. My family records list him as having been born in the Netherlands on May 13, 1752.  He died in the Winfield District, Marion County, (West) Virginia on July 14, 1845. 

     He is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Winfield District, Marion County, West Virginia along with many of his descendants and his wife, Anna Margaret Kibler or Gibler.

     Since this blog was written, new information has come to light regarding Jacob's ancestry.  Y-DNA tests on VanGilder males in the line have shown that Jacob descended from a Native American from the New York Mohican Tribe.

Updated:  January, 2023

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how wonderful, to know where your Revolutionary Solider is buried. Nice photos.