Alexander Gibson

5 February 1786–about 1840 (Age 53)
Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

Alexander Gibson was born on 5 February 1786, in Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Bettie Ritchie. He married Sarah Todd about 1816, in Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Glencairn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died about 1840, at the age of 54.

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Alexander Gibson
Sarah Todd
Marriage: about 1816
Helen Gibson
Alexander Gibson

Spouse and Children

about 1816
Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Bettie Ritchie




World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 16

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 25

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Gibson, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Alexander Gibson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Gibson in entry for Hellen Gibson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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