Abel Gibbs

about 1861–13 August 1901 (Age 40)
Wedmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Abel

When Abel Gibbs was born about 1861, in Wedmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Gibbs, was 38 and his mother, Eleanor Spencer, was 37. He married Elizabeth Jane Skinner on 25 March 1885, in Wedmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 13 August 1901, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 40.

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Abel Gibbs
1861–1901
Elizabeth Jane Skinner
1861–
Marriage: 25 March 1885

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 March 1885
Wedmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 0

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.
1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 11

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Able Gibbs in household of William Gibbs, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Able Gibbs in household of William Gibbs, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Abel Gibbs in household of William Gibbs, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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