William Gibson

Male4 November 1809–5 June 1875

Brief Life History of William

When William Gibson was born on 4 November 1809, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Gibson, was 41 and his mother, Catherine McFarlane, was 36. He married Mary Beckett in 1826, in Ayrshire, Scotland. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 5 June 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gibson
Jeanette Nicol
Marriage: 19 November 1831
John Nicol Gibson
Ann Wright Gibson
William Gibson
David Gibson
Jeanette Nichol Gibson
William Gibson
Hyrum Smith Gibson
Samuel Richards Gibson
Catherine Gibson
Catherine McFarlane Gibson

Sources (51)

  • William Gibson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Gibson in entry for Annie G. Sharp, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • William Gibson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1831Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 6

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 21

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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