George Washington Gibson

Male17 June 1800–17 August 1871

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Gibson was born on 17 June 1800, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Wilson Gibson, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann Evans, was 40. He married Mary Ann Sparks on 15 March 1822, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pueblo, Colorado, United States in 1846 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 August 1871, in Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Grafton Cemetery, Grafton, Washington, Utah, United States.

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George Washington Gibson
Mary Ann Sparks
Marriage: 15 March 1822
Mary Densia Gibson
Robert Malek Gibson
Lydia Ardelicia Elenor Gibson
Robert Pulaski Gibson
William Washington Gibson
Frances Abigail Gibson
William Gilbert Gibson Sr.
Laura Arrilla Altha Gibson
Moses Washington Gibson Sr
Manomas Lovina Gibson
Joseph Smith Gibson

Sources (64)

  • George W Sisson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George W Gibson in entry for John Logan Lowder and Mary A Isom, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • George W Gibson in entry for Ann Elizabeth Ballard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1822Union, Union, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · Louisiana Purchase Opens Mississippi for Commerce

    Age 3

    In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase it made it so that the Mississippi River would be opened to commerce. The stretch of land includes present day Mississippi, Louisiana, and continues Northward.

    1820 · The Treaty of Doak's Stand 

    Age 20

    The Treaty of Doak’s Stand was a treaty with the Choctaw which makes up the majority of Mississippi. It made it so the Choctaw had to give up one-half of their remaining homeland. 

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Gibb (a pet form of Gilbert) + son, hence ‘son of Gibb’. The name is very common in Ireland, having arrived in that country in the 17th century. It is also occasionally adopted for Ó Gibealláin, see Giblin .

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

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    Story Highlight


    The Historical Record, Volumes 5-8, Church Encyclopedia, Book I. edited by Andrew Jenson, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1889. [p.281] “At a council of the First Presidency, the Apostles and other leading m …

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