1733 – 1810
The Reverend Thomas Gilbert was a Revolutionary War soldier and received large grants of land from the government after the war. It was said that he once owned over 100,000 acres in North Carolina. He was one of the first to go to Louisville GA as a member of the Georgia Constitutional Convention to frame a Constitution for the State of Georgia. He was Baptist minister and helped to found the church of the Tugaloo River, GA.
Source: "The History of Hart Co. GA, John William Baker