Penelope Gibbs

1788–1872 (Age 84)
Madison Co., Va.

The Life of Penelope

When Penelope Gibbs was born in 1788, her father, Edward Churchill Gibbs, was 23 and her mother, Mary Judith Richardson, was 37. She married Richard Rixey on 2 November 1815. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Fauquier, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died in 1872, at the age of 84.

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Richard Rixey
Penelope Gibbs
Marriage: 2 November 1815
Churchill Gibbs Rixey
Penelope Rixey
Lavinia Rixey
Mary Rixey
Eliza Trueheart Rixey
John Rixey
Judith Elizabeth Rixey
Samuel Gibbs Rixey
Louisa Herndon Love Rixey
Virginia Caroline Rixey

Spouse and Children

2 November 1815
Fauquier, Virginia


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Churchill Gibbs


    Mary Judith Richardson




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 0

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 24

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Penelope Rixey in household of Ducater B Hall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Penlope Gibbs, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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