Asahel Gibbons

Male31 March 1840–31 May 1904

Brief Life History of Asahel

When Asahel Gibbons was born on 31 March 1840, in Indiana, United States, his father, Levi M Gibbens, was 18 and his mother, Rachael Ashcroft, was 22. He married Margaret June Wilson on 21 December 1858, in Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Orangeville, Orangeville Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 31 May 1904, at the age of 64, and was buried in Orangeville, Orangeville Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.

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Asahel Gibbons
America Margaret Wilson
Marriage: 26 December 1858
Welmet Gibbons
Clara Belle Gibbons
Amanda Ruth Gibbons
William Riley Gibbons
Dr John Asa Gibbons
Dr. George Lee Gibbons

Sources (14)

  • Asel Gibbens in household of Edward Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Asahem Gibbens, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Asa Gibbons, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1858Indiana, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 1

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): variant of Gibbon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish (Mayo): in Ireland, the name is frequent and has been Gaelicized as Mac Giobúin. It is also found as a variant of Fitzgibbon .

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

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