Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Isaac Newton Gilbert ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Isaac Newton Gilbert
BORN: 27 Jun 1818 DIED: 20 Mar 1879 BURIED: 22 Mar 1879
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  County Clerk and Recorder; County Surveyor; Farmer
BIRTH PLACE:  Rushville, Yates Co., New York
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
IOOF - Isaac Newton Gilbert, age 62, born in Rushville, Yates Co., N. Y., died in Salem, Oregon of paralysis and neuralgia, "the deceased Mr. Gilbert was known to be a faithful and true Christian".
He was age 60 years, 8 months and 21 days at the time he died. 
County clerk-recorder from 1849 to 1852.
MARRIAGE - "Isaac N. Gilbert & Marietta Stanton, md. 27 Mar 1850; St. M. Fackler, M.D. #10".

Bancroft, Hubert Howe, The WORKS of Hubert Howe Bancroft, San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Co, 1882. Volume XXIX, pg. ? Oregon Biographical Sketches, 1834 - 1848: Isaac N. Gilbert, a native of New York, was born at Rushville, June 27, 1818. He went to Illinois when still a very young man, and from there emigrated to Oregon at the age of 27, in company with 3 others. He took a land claim 2 miles north-east of Salem, and in 1850 married Miss Marietta Stanton, daughter of Alfred Stanton, an immigrant of 1847. Gilbert was the first county clerk of Marion county, holding the office for 3 years, and was for a time surveyor of the county. He made the first plat of the town of Salem. He laid out the road from Salem to Philip Foster's, at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, in 1846. He was one of the four original founders of the Congregational church in Salem in 1852; and during his life one of its principal supporters. He died March 20, 1879, at his home in Salem.  See: Oregon Pioneer Association, Transactions, 1878, 82-3.

Isaac N. Gilbert by Rev. P. S. Knight. 
The subject of this sketch was born near Rushville, Yates Co., New York, June 27th, 1818, and died in Salem, Oregon, March 20th, 1879. 
Mr. Gilbert was one in whom the pioneering instinct was very early developed. He made his way westward to Illinois at a very early age, and in the summer of 1844, at the age of 27, in company with three adventurous companions, he crossed the plains and became on of the earliest American settlers in the Willamette valley. The farm two miles northeast of Salem, which he has left in a fine state of improvement and cultivation, was his original donation land claim. He was married March 27th, 1850, to Marietta, daughter of Alfred Stanton, an immigrant of 1847. The family has been widely and favorably known, and always identified with the best interests of Salem, from the beginning of its history to the present time. 
Mr. Gilbert was the first County Clerk of Marion county, filling that office acceptably for three years. He made the first plat of the city of Salem; was intimately acquainted with the late Dr. Willson, and was one of the chief witnesses whose testimony turned the recent suits with the Willson heirs in favor of the city and county, saving to the public uses to which the benevolent founder of the city devoted them, Marion Square, Willson's Avenue and the Court House block. 
Being a practical surveyor, he filled the office of County Surveyor one or two terms; laid out and platted the Territorial road from Salem to Foster's at the Cascade mountains, in 1846, at that time the longest public highway in the Territory. Mr. Gilbert was a remarkably quiet and unobtrusive man, yet one of marked and positive influence. He loved the quiet life of the farm and the peaceful surroundings of home, yet was not found wanting when any public duty demanded his attention. 
In 1850 he rode on horseback, in company with his wife, from his farm on Salem prairie to Oregon City, a distance of 36 miles, for the purpose of uniting with the church of his choice. July 4th, 1852, he became one of the four founders of the Congregational church in Salem, having long before selected a lot for its future building. To himself and his energetic wife that church has been largely indebted through more than a quarter of a century as its chief helpers. That the church feels its debt of gratitude to the departed, and also the bereaved widow, was shown by the large attendance of its memorial meeting, at which time appropriate preamble and resolutions were adopted, expressive of their appreciation of the character and labors of the deceased. 
Oregon Pioneer Association Transactions, 1879 #6 pg 82-83.
Died - In this city on Thursday evening, Mr. I. N. Gilbert, aged 62 years. 
Daily Oregon Statesman 21 March 1879 3:2 
Isaac N.Gilbert 
Born in 
Rushville, New York 
June, 27, 1818 
Died Mar 20, 1879 
He giveth his beloved sleep
IOOF Register of Burials 
DAR pg 58
Marriage Records of Marion County Oregon, 1849-1871, Vol. I, pg 1
OPAT 1879 #6 pg 82-83 
OPWW, Vol. 2, pg. 136 
DOS 21 March 1879 3:2
LOT: 621 SPACE: 1 NW LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.185' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.904'