Penelope Gibbs

1788–1872 (Age 84)
Madison, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Penelope

When Penelope Gibbs was born in 1788, in Madison, Virginia, United States, her father, Edward Churchill Gibbs, was 32 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 died in 1872, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

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

  • Marriage
    2 November 1815
  • Children


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    +3 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: from the common medieval personal name Gibb (see Gibb ), a pet form of Gilbert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Penelope Rixey in household of Ducater B Hall, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Penelope Gibbs in entry for Richard Riscey, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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