William Wallace Gibson1,2,3

ID# 21453, (1823 - 1897)
FatherWilliam Gibson1
MotherSusan Burns1

Key Events:

Birth: 20 Aug 1823, Pomfret, Vermont4,5,6
Marriage: Elizabeth P. Wood7,8
Marriage: Martha Jackson Wood, 31 Oct 1854, Pomfret, Vermont9
Marriage: Jennie P. Gibson, 10 Aug 1871, Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania12,13
Death: 7 Dec 1897, Pomfret, Vermont14

Spouse: Elizabeth P. Wood (26 Mar 1828 - 12 Jul 1854)
     Children:

  • Mary F. Gibson26,27 (abt 1849 - )
  • Elizabeth L. Gibson27,28,29 (abt 12 Jun 1853 - 5 Jan 1882)

Spouse: Martha Jackson Wood (about 3 Dec 1833 - 11 Jul 1859)
     Children:

  • Katie Eunice Gibson30,27,28 (13 Apr 1857 - )
  • William Herbert Gibson31,27,28 (28 Jun 1859 - )

Spouse:Mary E. Bacon (23 Dec 1832 - 8 Jan 1871)
     Children:

  • Alpha Cobb Gibson28,20,32 (17 Oct 1863 - 24 Feb 1916)
  • Gardner Winslow Gibson28,33,34 (25 Jan 1864 - 23 Nov 1874)
  • John B. Gibson20,35 (17 Nov 1870 - 13 Dec 1933)

Spouse: Jennie P. Gibson (about 23 Oct 1842 - 3 Jul 1892)
     Child:

  • Susan N. Gibson36,20,37 (25 Jun 1879 - 11 Sep 1896)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William Wallace Gibson was born on 20 Aug 1823 in Pomfret, Vermont, according to his birth record, though the date computed from his death record is about 13 Mar 1826.4,5,6
     William married first Elizabeth P. Wood.7,8
     William and Elizabeth appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont, enumerated 14 Sep 1850, reporting real estate valued at $1,600. Their daughter Mary was listed as living with them, as was Paul Lake, a 65-year-old farmer.2
     His wife died on 12 Jul 1854 in Pomfret, Vermont.15
     William married second Martha Jackson Wood, daughter of Amos Wood and Eunice [surname unknown], on 31 Oct 1854 in Pomfret, Vermont, with Rev. Elisha Smith officiating.9
     Martha died on 11 Jul 1859 in Pomfret, Vermont.16
     William appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont, enumerated 3 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $3,100 and personal estate of $1,000. His children Mary, Elizabeth, Katie and William were listed as living with him.17
     William married third Mary E. Bacon, daughter of Alpheus Bacon and Sarah Cobb.10,11
     William and Mary moved to Orleans Co., New York, where she had been living with her father before they married, before 1870. They appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Ridgeway, Orleans Co., New York, enumerated 29 Jun 1870, reporting no real or personal estate. Their children Alpha and Gardner and his children by his prior marriages, Elizabeth, Katie and William, were listed as living with them, as was James Harris, a 28-year-old farm worker.18
     Mary died on 8 Jan 1871 in Ridgeway, New York.19
     William married fourth Jennie P. Gibson, daughter of John Gibson and Laura Evans, on 10 Aug 1871 in Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania, at the bride's home, with Rev. D. D. Buck officiating.12,13
     William and Jennie returned to his native Vermont after their marriage. They appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont, enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Their daughter Susan and his sons by his prior marriage, Alpha and John, were listed as living with them.20
     He was a farmer, on his own account except for the period when he lived in New York, when he did farm work for others.21,22,23,24
     Jennie died on 3 Jul 1892 in Pomfret, Vermont.25
     William died on 7 Dec 1897 in Pomfret, Vermont, at age 74, killed in the woods by logs rolling on him.14

Citations

  1. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, birth record for William Wallace Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk; death record for Wm. W. Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  2. [S7895] William W. Gibson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont.
  3. [S7883] Nellist, "Bates Road Cemetery", record for Mary E. Gibson, shows name as William W.
  4. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, birth record for William Wallace Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk, shows date; death record for Wm. W. Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk, shows age 71 yrs 8 mo 24 days at death 7 Dec 1897, town, and state.
  5. [S7895] William W. Gibson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows age 24 and state.
  6. [S7894] Wm. Gibson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows age 34 and state.
  7. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for Elizabeth Wood Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk, shows him as her husband; and bride's marriage record for Elizabeth L. Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk, shows them as her parents.
  8. [S7895] William W. Gibson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  9. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, groom's marriage record for William W. Gibson and Martha, prepared by Pomfret town clerk, shows date and officiant; birth record for Katie Eunice Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk, shows them as her parents.
  10. [S7883] Nellist, "Bates Road Cemetery", record for Mary E. Gibson, shows her as his wife.
  11. [S7892] Wm. Gibson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Orleans Co., New York, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S7896] Record of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsboro, marriage record for William W. Gibson and Jennie P. Gibson, shows date and offiant.
  13. [S7893] Wm. W. Gibson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows married.
  14. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for Wm. W. Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  15. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for Elizabeth Wood Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  16. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for Martha Jackson Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  17. [S7894] Wm. Gibson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont.
  18. [S7892] Wm. Gibson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Orleans Co., New York.
  19. [S7883] Nellist, "Bates Road Cemetery", record for Mary E. Gibson, shows date, town, and state.
  20. [S7893] Wm. W. Gibson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont.
  21. [S7895] William W. Gibson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows occupation as farmer.
  22. [S7892] Wm. Gibson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Orleans Co., New York, shows occupation as farm work.
  23. [S7893] Wm. W. Gibson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows occupation as farmer.
  24. [S7894] Wm. Gibson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows occupation as farmer.
  25. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for Jennie P. Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  26. [S7895] William W. Gibson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  27. [S7894] Wm. Gibson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Windsor Co., Vermont, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  28. [S7892] Wm. Gibson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Orleans Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  29. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, bride's marriage record for Elizabeth L. Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  30. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, birth record for Katie Eunice Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  31. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, birth record for William Herbert Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  32. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for Alpha Cobb Gibson, prepared by Sharon town clerk.
  33. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, birth record for Gardner Winslow Gibson, prepared by Pomfret town clerk.
  34. [S7883] Nellist, "Bates Road Cemetery", record for Gardner Gibson, shows father as W. W. [Gibson]
  35. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for John B. Gibson, preparer not stated.
  36. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, birth record for Susie M. Gibson, prepared by Sharon town clerk.
  37. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 45720301, Susie Gibson, includes tombstone photo showing her as dau. of Wm. & Jennie Gibson.