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GILBERT, Benjamin, author, born in Byberry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1711; died on St. Lawrence River, 8 June, 1780. He carried on an extensive milling business in Northampton County, Pennsylvania In April, 1780, he and his family were taken prisoners by the Indians. He was carried to Niagara, surrendered to Colonel Johnson, and sent by him in an open boat to Montreal. He died while descending the St. Lawrence, and was buried on the banks of the river. A narrative of his captivity and suffering was published by Joseph Cruikshank (Philadelphia, 1784). His mind was of a religious bent, and he published several volumes on theological subjects, including " Truth Defended" (1748); "' Discourses on Perfection " (1769); and "Further Discourses on Sin, Election, Reprobation, and Baptism" (1770). See also "History of Byberry and Moreland." by P. Middleton (Philadelphia, 1867).
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