Harriet Elizabeth Gibson

4 April 1831–1858 (Age 26)
Howard, Howard, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Elizabeth

When Harriet Elizabeth Gibson was born on 4 April 1831, in Howard, Howard, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, John Gibson Jr, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Tennant Wade, was 27. She married Charles Root Dana on 1 December 1850, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1860. She died in 1858, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

Charles Root Dana
Harriet Elizabeth Gibson
Marriage: 1 December 1850
Francis Edgar Dana
Margaret Elizabeth Dana

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1850Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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

    Harriet Elizabeth Gibson Root (4 April 1831 – 1858)

    Daughter of Elizabeth Tennant Wade and John Gibson, Jr. Married Charles Dana Root in polygamy 1 December 1850 at Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory. They had one son and one daughter. While Charles …

    Sources (16)

    • Harriet Dana in household of Charles R Dana, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Harriet Gibson in entry for Margaret Elizabeth Dana Odekirk, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet Elizabeth Gibson - Individual or family possessions: birth: 4 April 1831; Howard, Steuben, New York, United States

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