William Nelson Gibbs

MaleMay 1823–9 June 1907

Brief Life History of William Nelson

When William Nelson Gibbs was born in May 1823, in Athens, Ohio, United States, his father, Simeon Gibbs, was 26 and his mother, Samantha Westcoat, was 17. He married Sarah Henshaw on 27 August 1846, in Athens, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Knox Township, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 9 June 1907, in Knox, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know William Nelson? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Nelson Gibbs
Sarah Henshaw
Marriage: 27 August 1846
Frances Adelia Gibbs
Charles A. Gibbs
Victoria Gibbs
William Nelson Gibbs Jr
Grant Gibbs
Elsie Gibbs

Sources (23)

  • Nelson Gibbs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nelson Gibbs, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William Nelson Gibbs, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 August 1846Athens, Ohio, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1835: Adams, Illinois, United States


    Age 23

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the common medieval personal name Gibb (see Gibb ), a pet form of Gilbert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.