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.

Enlistment Date:

Discharge Date:

Rank: Interim Captain

Company and Regiment: Navy, CSS Pedee Gunboat

Military Unit Details: He was one of the interim captains for 30-45 days

 

Family -

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).