Robert Pulaski Gibson

24 April 1827–21 May 1909 (Age 82)
Union, Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Pulaski

When Robert Pulaski Gibson was born on 24 April 1827, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, George Washington Gibson, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Sparks, was 24. He married Lucinda Jane Wakefield on 15 February 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 21 May 1909, in Menan, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Pulaski Gibson
Lucinda Jane Wakefield
Marriage: 15 February 1855
Mary Lucinda Gibson
Robert Thomas Gibson
George Franklin Gibson
Laura Jane Gibson
Lydia Ann Gibson
William Wesley Gibson
Ella Edna Gibson
Emma Gibson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Santa Anna repels Spain's attempt to regain control of Mexico. Guerrero abolishes slavery as means of discouraging migration of United States southerners to Texas.
    1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed
    Age 2
    In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
    Age 33
    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

    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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    Sources (28)

    • Robert P Gibson, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • Pulaski Gibson in household of George W Sisson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Robert Gibson in entry for William Wesley Gibson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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