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location of Gilchrist Land Grant leased to Cornelius

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location of Gilchrist Land Grant leased to Cornelius

wanda_gilchrist (View posts)
Posted: 22 Aug 2000 2:37AM GMT
Edited: 27 Jul 2003 2:52PM GMT
Having some difficulty locating information about my Gilchrist forebears -according to my Grandfather's story to my Mother when I was an infant(1926), his father was born in New York on land grant given to his grandfather -a scotsman-who leased part of the grant to Cornelius Vanderbilt for 99 years and he built a bank or Vanderbilt building on it? there was a covered bridge on the property named the Gilchrist Bridge-It was said that Gloria Vanderbilt's lawyer, during childhood, was a Gilchrist who belonged to this family-the Gilchrist's never got the property back when the lease expired -I thought I'd ask the Vanderbilt lineage hunters where this property was located-maybe I can find out who the parents of my great grandfather, William Gilchrist, were and where they were naturalized. Any help appreciated.
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wanda_gilchrist 22 Aug 2000 8:37AM GMT 
Karl Swartzel 19 Sep 2000 5:14AM GMT 
wanda_gilchrist 19 Sep 2000 7:58PM GMT 
Karl Swartzel 20 Sep 2000 4:53AM GMT 
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