Harriet Withers

1813–1878 (Age 65)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Withers was born in 1813, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, her father, George Withers, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Newman, was 14. She married James Gibson on 24 December 1849. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in South River, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 17 June 1878, at the age of 65, and was buried in Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gibson
1801–1883
Harriet Withers
1813–1878
Marriage: 24 December 1849
Joseph Taylor Gibson
1851–1912
Nancy W. Gibson
1856–1932
William Edgar Gibson
1852–1913
Mary Susan Gibson
1853–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1849
Rockbridge,Virginia
children

(4)

    Male1851–1912Male

    William Edgar Gibson

    Male1852–1913Male

    Mary Susan Gibson

    Female1853–1926Female

    Nancy W. Gibson

    Female1856–1932Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    John Vincent Withers

    Male1796–Male

    Mildred Withers

    Female1805–Female

    Francis Marion Withers

    Male1807–Male

    George W. Withers

    Male1810–1864Male

    Allen Withers

    Male1811–Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 11

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Old Norse personal name Viðarr, composed of the elements víðr ‘wide’ + ar ‘warrior’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harriet Gibson in household of James Gibson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriette Gibson in household of James Gibson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • H A Gibson in entry for Joseph T Gibson, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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