James Nathan Gibbs

Brief Life History of James Nathan

When James Nathan Gibbs was born on 24 April 1849, in Vancleve, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States, his father, Milton T Gibbs, was 32 and his mother, Jane McGuire, was 28. He married Mary Ellington on 28 March 1870, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Morgan, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 16 July 1895, at the age of 46, and was buried in Grassy Creek, Morgan, Kentucky, United States.

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James Nathan Gibbs
Mary Ellington
Marriage: 28 March 1870
John William Gibbs
Thomas Milton Gibbs
Samuel Adolphus Gibbs
Laura F Gibbs
Hannah Jane Gibbs
Robert Ransom Gibbs
Howard Curtis Gibbs
Francis Breckinridge "Frank" Gibbs
Sarah Ellen Gibbs

Sources (14)

  • James Gibbs in household of Mitton Gibbs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas A Gibbs, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • James Nathan Gibbs, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


Historical Boundaries 1858: Morgan, Kentucky, United States

1862 · Battle of Perryville

On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

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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