Name - Cephas Gilbert
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1827
Birth Place: Mass., possibly Franklin Co.
Death Date: 3 may 1894
Burial Place: Buck Family Cemetery, Bucksville, Horry Co., S.C.
Military Service - C. S. A.
Rank: Interim Captain
Company and Regiment: Navy, CSS Pedee Gunboat
Military Unit Details: He was one of the interim captains for 30-45 days
Parents: Mother - Emily
Wife: Lucinda Buck (2nd oldest daughter of Henry and Fanny Buck)
Children: Frank L., Cephas, George F, Henry B., Emma, Belle, Alice, William F.
Interesting Facts -
In 1845 the signature of Cephas Gilbert was on a Petition for funds to be applied for the construction of a plank road between Conwayborough and Fair Bluff, N.C. In 1887 he was paid for dredging of the mouth of the Sampit River in Georgetown. Cephas also invented a collar to protect sheep from dogs (patented June 18, 1878).