Isabella Gibson

16 April 1814–2 December 1910 (Age 96)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Isabella

When Isabella Gibson was born on 16 April 1814, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Gibson, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Melican, was 23. She married David Eccles about 1847, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Cunningham, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 2 December 1910, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Eccles
Isabella Gibson
Marriage: about 1847
John E Walker
Robert Gibson Eccles
David Eccles
James Gibson Eccles
William Gibson Eccles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1847Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
    Age 3
    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 29
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.

    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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    Isabella Gibson conversion and immigration

    Isabella Gibson 16 April 1814 – 2 December 1910 • LQ5T-W95 Isabella Gibson was born in 1814 in Scotland. She married John Walker. They are listed in Family Tree (FT) with 1 child, John E. Walker, b …

    Sources (11)

    • Isabella Eccles in household of Robert G Eccles, "New York State Census, 1905"
    • unknown in entry for John Walker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Isabel Eccles in household of Wm G Eccles, "United States Census, 1880"

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