Lt. Col. Gilbert Hubertus Livingston

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Lt. Col. Gilbert Hubertus Livingston

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Albany, Albany County, New York
Death: April 25, 1746 (56)
Kingston, Ulster County., New York
Place of Burial: Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Livingston the Elder (author) and Alida Livingston
Husband of Cornelia Livingston
Father of Robert Gilbert Livingston; Dr. Henry Livingston, I; Alida Rutsen / Van Rensselaer; Lieut. Gilbert Livingston; John Livingston and 9 others
Brother of Johannes Livingston; Margaret Vetch; Col. Philip Livingston, 2nd Lord of the Manor; Robert 'of Clermont' Livingston; William Livingston and 2 others

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About Lt. Col. Gilbert Hubertus Livingston

Born a middle son in the high-pressure Livingston family, Gilbert was not as successful as his more famous older brothers, Philip and Robert. His father had made a good income as the collector of taxes. Given a figure that he had to collect, Robert Livingston paid that amount back to England, and then kept whatever tax monies he collected.

He passed this position on to Gilbert who, unfortunately, was not able to make the success of it that his father had. Gilbert held the responsibility at a time of economic downturn. The amount he was able to collect being significantly less than the amount he had to pay, he was forced to sell some of his wife's inherited property to make up the difference. So, while Philip and Robert's fortunes waxed, Gilbert's waned.

Though he did not have great financial success, he did have a good life. His wife, Cornelia Beekman, was the daughter of Hendrick Beekman, a large landowner, Colonel of Militia, and politician in the NY Assemblies for over 40 years. Through a very long and happy marriage, Gilbert and Cornelia had 14 children.

A lawyer, Gilbert held the positions of registrar of the Colonial Court of Chancery in 1720, and county clerk of Ulster the same year. For ten years (1728-1738), Gilbert represented the Manor as a member of the Assembly.

Gilbert Livingston b: 3 Mar 1689/90 in Albany, Albany County, NY d: 25 Apr 1746 in Kingston NY

               +Cornelia Beekman    b: 18 Jun 1693 in Ulster City NY Kingston NY    d: 24 Jun 1742

Their son: Dr. Henry Livingston, Sr b: 27 Aug 1714

baptized 8 Sep 1714? Kingston d: 10 Feb 1799 in Poughkeepsie

                   +Susanna Storm Conklin    b: 9 Jul 1724 in Philipsburgh NY; Tarrytown, NY    d: 22 May 1793 in Poughkeepsie

Their son: Major Henry Livingston, Jr b: 13 Oct 1748 in Poughkeepsie NY d: 29 Feb 1828 in Poughkeepsie

                           +Sarah Welles    b: 7 Nov 1752 in Stamford CT    d: 1 Sep 1783 in Stamford CT 

According to the local Kingston Dutch Reform Church, Gilbert isn't under the tombstone in their churchyard. When they expanded the church, they moved the tombstones and left the graves, then built the addition on top of the old graves.

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Lt. Col. Gilbert Hubertus Livingston's Timeline

March 5, 1690
April 3, 1690
Albany, Albany County, New York
January 11, 1712
Age 21
Kingston, Ulster County, New York
September 8, 1714
Age 24
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Colonial America
May 20, 1716
Age 26
Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA
December 10, 1718
Age 28
Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA
September 19, 1720
Age 30
Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA
August 17, 1722
Age 32
Kingston, NY
August 23, 1724
Age 34
Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA