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.

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Family Time Line

William Nelson Gibbs
1823–1907
Sarah Henshaw
1827–1903
Marriage: 27 August 1846
Frances Adelia Gibbs
1848–1921
Charles A. Gibbs
1850–1929
Victoria Gibbs
1859–1865
William Nelson Gibbs Jr
1863–1926
Grant Gibbs
1867–1911
Elsie Gibbs
1867–

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)

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    Siblings (9)

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    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.

    1835

    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1835: Adams, Illinois, United States

    1846

    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.

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