Alexander Gibson

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

The Life Summary 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 55.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Gibson
1786–1840
Sarah Todd
1786–1852
Marriage: about 1816
Helen Gibson
1814–
Alexander Gibson
1817–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1816Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    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.
    1815
    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

    English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Gibb (a pet form of Gilbert) + son, hence ‘son of Gibb’. The name is very common in Ireland, having arrived in that country in the 17th century. It is also occasionally adopted for Ó Gibealláin, see Giblin .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Gibb

    Sources (5)

    • Alexander Gibson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Alexander Gibson, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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