Jacob Gibbs

20 June 1849–25 November 1903 (Age 54)
Mason, Mason, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Gibbs was born on 20 June 1849, in Mason, Mason, West Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob K Gibbs, was 41 and his mother, Catherine Rickard, was 31. He married Rebecca Kauff on 12 October 1876, in Mason, Mason, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mason, Mason, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Mason, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 25 November 1903, in Hartford City, Mason, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Zirkle Cemetery, Mason, West Virginia, United States.

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Jacob Gibbs
Rebecca Kauff
Marriage: 12 October 1876
Richard Micheal Gibbs
Sanford Gibbs
Emery Gibbs
Sarah Gibbs
Mary Gibbs
Charles Gibbs
Jacob Thomas Gibbs

Spouse and Children


    Rebecca Kauff


12 October 1876
Mason, Mason, West Virginia, United States


    Richard Micheal Gibbs


    Sanford Gibbs





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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 12

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 14

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 15

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Gibbs in household of Jacob Gibbs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Gibbs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jacob Gibbs, "United States Census, 1900"

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