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    I. Kirk Gilbert, physician, Tippecanoe City, was born in Newberry District, in the town of Newberry, S. C., in 1819; he is the son of Dempsey and Milla (Lestar) Gilbert; his early ancestors were found in the colonists of Virginia; they found their way to South Carolina previous to the war of 1776, and many of them participated in that struggle. Dempsey G. immigrated to this State with his family in 1834; he was engaged in the cotton culture in his native State, and being overtaken by pecuniary reverses, he was induced to emigrate; he located permanently in this, Monroe Township, where his death occurred in 1859. Of a family of three sons, our subject is the oldest; his boyhood was passed on a plantation in South Carolina; he was 14 years old when he came to this State. His early education was limited, as being the oldest of the family the management of the farm early devolved upon him; he began reading medicine, early in life, and in 1843, placed himself under the tutorship of Dr. Keifer, of Troy; he attended lectures in the Ohio Medical College during the sessions of 1846- 47, 1850-51, 1851-52, graduating in the latter year. Since 1847, he has practiced in this locality, except three years, which he spent in Germantown, Dayton, etc; in 1872, he took Cincinnati Hospital Clinics. Dr. G. is a thoroughly read and careful physician. He was married in the spring of 1852 to Mary McPherson, of New York State, a sister of Dr. McPherson, one of the first physicians of this locality.

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