|“||Every inch of this house is filled with memories of the people that I loved that have died. My mom, my dad, Jeremy and Jenna, Alaric, John, even John. They're all dead. Everyone is dead.||”|
Family Members Edit
- Johnathan Gilbert: Johnathan lived in Mystic Falls in the year 1864 and was part of the Founders' Council. Johnathan wrote stories in journals about his life, including the existence of vampires. His descendants, Jeremy, John, and Elena have also read his journals.
- Samantha Gilbert: Samantha is a young woman about 25 years old. She was smart and a beautiful brunette. She is one of the towns founding family members and will appear in flashbacks. She is killed by Damon Salvatore in the year 1912, but she wore a Gilbert Ring, so she revived, but in 1922, she confessed and was locked in an asylum, where she died while attempting to do lobotomy on herself and bled to death on the floor in her cell.
- Grayson Gilbert: Grayson was Jeremy's biological father, and Elena's adoptive father and biological uncle. He was the doctor who helped Isobel Flemming to give birth, then he and his wife, Miranda adopted the baby (Elena). He died in a car accident on 23 May, 2009. He was a member on the town's council along with his wife, Miranda.
- Miranda Sommers Gilbert: Miranda was Jeremy's biological mother and Elena's adoptive mother and aunt by marriage. She died in a car accident with her husband Grayson Gilbert, on May 23, 2009. She was the older sister of Jenna Sommers and a resident of Mystic Falls, Virginia. She was a member on the town's council.
- John Gilbert: John was Elena adoptive uncle, Jeremy's biological uncle, and Elena's biological father. In his teenage years, John learned about the vampires that had once threatened Mystic Falls from his brother, Grayson, whom he held in high regard and looked up to greatly. Later on, in his teen years, he met and fell in love with Isobel Flemming. Isobel told John that she was pregnant and John brought her to his brother, Grayson, who was a doctor, so that she could give birth to her daughter, Elena. Isobel left Elena in the good hands of Grayson and his wife Miranda, who didn't know that John was actually Elena's biological father.
- Elena Gilbert: Elena is an 18 year old vampire who lives in Mystic Falls, Virginia. Elena was adopted by Grayson Gilbert, her biological uncle, and his wife Miranda, her adoptive mother and aunt by marriage. Her Aunt Jenna, who was her and Jeremy's legal guardian, her actual mother was Isobel Flemming, who was a descendent of the Petrova bloodline, including Katherine Pierce and Tatia. Like the rest of the Gilberts, Elena is also a descendant of Johnathan Gilbert and Samantha Gilbert. She just recently turned in to a vampire by Damon's blood.
- Jeremy Gilbert: Jeremy is a 16 year old boy/medium who lives in Mystic Falls, with his older adoptive sister and biological cousin, Elena. He is the biological son of Grayson and Miranda Gilbert and the biological nephew of Jenna Sommers and John Gilbert. Like the rest of the Gilberts, Jeremy is a descendant of Johnathan Gilbert and Samantha Gilbert. He was a member of The Five until his death in Down the Rabbit Hole, he returned as a ghost in The Walking Dead. However he was resurrected by Bonnie in Graduation.
- Isobel Flemming: was Elena's biological mother. She was married to Alaric Saltzman, Elena's stepfather and Elena and Jeremy's guardian. She became a vampire after being turned by Damon Salvatore in the year 2007. Isobel gave birth to Elena when she was 16, with the help of Grayson Gilbert, John Gilbert's older brother. Grayson and his wife Miranda then chose to adopt Elena. She later kills herself after being compelled by one of Klaus' witches, Maddox, by ripping off her Lapis Lazuli necklace and burning in the sun.
- Jenna Sommers: was Miranda's younger sister and Jeremy and Elena's legal guardian. She was the sister-in-law to Grayson Gilbert. She was Jeremy's biological aunt and Elena's adoptive aunt. Jenna was killed by Klaus as part of a sacrifice ritual needed to undo the hybrid curse placed on Klaus. She knew nothing of the supernatural or of vampires until before she was killed by Klaus, changed into a vampire and shortly before her death.
|Johnathan Gilbert †|
|Samantha Gilbert †|
|Miranda Sommers-Gilbert †||Grayson Gilbert †||John Gilbert †||Isobel Flemming †|
|Jeremy Gilbert||Elena Gilbert|
- In the books the only members known are Thomas Gilbert, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elena Gilbert, Margaret Gilbert and Aunt Judith Gilbert.
- Elena was the only "living" member left of the Gilberts when Jeremy had died.
- Just like Katherine, Elena has lost her entire family.
- The 4 seasons have a Gilbert Family Member being dead, the first three seasons being at the end -
- Season 1, Katherine, while pretending to be Elena, cuts John's fingers off. The real Elena walks in and goes to the kitchen; when John whimpers the words "Behind you." to Elena, it is shown that Katherine is hovering behind Elena, but vanishes before Elena can see what John is talking about.
- Season 2, after being resurrected by Bonnie's magic, Jeremy hears strange noises and goes downstairs to look, and he discovers that he can see ghosts.
- Season 3, Elena has been taken to the hospital by Stefan, and she wakes up in transition to become a vampire. Meredith Fell used Damon's blood to heal Elena's head injury that she had lied to Jeremy about so that he wouldn't worry.
- Season 4, Katherine, while pretending to be Elena again, gives Jeremy to Silas who then breaks Jeremy's neck, which causes Jeremy to die permanently. As Jeremy was a member of The Brotherhood of the Five, he was a supernatural being at the time of his last death and therefore the Gilbert ring did not work on him.