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Eliljah Squires Gibson

Male 1829 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Eliljah Squires Gibson 
    Born May 1829  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I97264  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 

    Father James W Gibson,   b. 19 Mar 1796, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1872, Richland County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Nancy Smith,   b. 1795,   d. 1840  (Age 45 years) 
    Married CA 1814  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1820 Lewis, VA
      Gibson, James
      1m 16-26
      3f 0-10 [Catherine, Elmira, Mary]
      1f 16-26

      1830 Lewis, VA
      Gipson, James
      1m 0-5 [Elijah]
      1m 5-10 [Smith]
      1m 30-40
      2f 0-5
      2f 5-10
      1f 10-15
      1f 15-20
      1f 20-30

      1840 Braxton, VA
      Gibson, James
      1m 0-5 [Mason c 1836]
      1m 10-15 [Elijah]
      1m 15-20 [Smith 1824 ]
      1m 40-50
      1f 5-10 [Temperance]
      2f 10-15 [Permelia?]
      2f 15-20
      1f 40-50

      1850 Clay and Richland, Richland, Illinois
      James Gipson 55 VA
      Patience 23 VA
      Mason 16 VA
      Enery 1 f VA

      1860 Denver, Richland, IL
      Jas Gibson 50 VA
      Patience 32 VA
      Emery 10 m VA
      Nancy 7 IL
      Eliz'h 4 IL
      Harrison 1 IL

      James W. Gibson
      Birth: Mar. 19, 1796
      Harrison County
      West Virginia, USA
      Death: Jun. 6, 1872
      Richland County
      Illinois, USA

      http://archive.org/stream/portraitbiograp00lake#page/428/mode/2up
      Portrait and Biographical Record of Effingham, Jasper and Richland Counties Illinois on openlibrary.org
      Smith Gibson bio
      He was born in Braxton Co, WV, Jan 24, 1824, and his grandfather, Nicholas Gibson, was a native of the Old dominion. At the age of eight years the latter was taken captive by the Inidans and held by them until sixteen years of age. They pierced his ears and nose, and at length sold him to the white settlers for a barrel of whiskey. He served his country in the Revolutionary War and spent his last days in Illinois.

      James Gibson, the father of our subject, was born and reared in Virginia, and became a bricklayer. At the age of 18 he was united in marriage with Nancy Smith, whose father was a native of Ireland and her mother of Germany. Her death occurred in the Old Dominion and he then wedded Patience Ochiltree. Emigrating to Illinois, they located on the farm which is now the home of our subject, and in a log cabin on the whild prairie they began life in true pioneer style. Both are now deceased, Mr Gibson dying at the age of sixty-six years. There were ten children born of the first marriage: Catherine and Elmira, who died in Virginia; Mary, who is living in Nebraska, Amy, who was married and died in Clay Co, Ill; Smith, of this sketch; Elijah, who is living near the old home in VA; Emily, who died in that State; Permelia, who died in Richland County; Temperance, who is living in the Old Dominion; and Mason, who died in Montana.
    Family ID F24960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rosanna Coger,   b. Oct 1832, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Apr 1849  Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Braxton Co Marriage
      Elijah Gibson to Rosanna Coger
      4/24/1849

      1850 Braxton, VA all born VA
      Elijah Gibson 20
      Rosanna 18
      Ausbury 4/12 2/1850

      1860 Braxton, VA
      Gibson, Elijah30
      Rosannah 30
      Asbury 11
      Ansel 8
      Frenchman 6 31 Aug 1854 Brax
      Jonson 3 15 Jun 1857 Brax
      Sarah 3/12 7 Apr 1860 Brax
      [next is Jacob Coger, 77]

      1870 Clay, Braxton, WV
      Gibson, Elijah S 45
      Rosanna 39
      Asberry 20
      Frenchman 16
      Johnson 13
      Sarah 10
      Jane 7
      Amy 5 16 Jun 1865
      Robert E 2 Robert E Lee 16 Feb 1868 Braxton

      1880 Kanawha, Braxton, WV
      Gibson, Elijah 56 VA VA VA
      Rosanna 50 VA VA VA
      Johnson N 23 VA
      Jane 17 VA
      Emma 15 WV
      Robert Lee 12 WV
      Jackson 9 WV Stonewall Jackson 27 Mar 1871 Brax

      1900 Kanawha, Braxton, WV
      Gibson, Elijah S 5/1822 m 58y WV WV WV
      Rozana 10/1832 m 58y 9-3 children WV Scotland WV
      Robert L son 2/1879 m 1y WV
      Dinah C dil 7/1880 m 1y 1-1 child WV WV WV
      Albert J gs 5/1900 WV
    Children 
     1. Asbury Holt Gibson,   b. 3 Feb 1850, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1935, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Ansel Gibson,   b. CA 1852, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frenchman Gibson,   b. 31 Aug 1854, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Johnson N Gibson,   b. 15 Jun 1857, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sarah Gibson,   b. 7 Apr 1860, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jane Gibson,   b. CA 1863, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Amy Gibson,   b. 16 Jun 1865, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Robert E Lee Gibson,   b. 16 Feb 1868, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1940, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Stonewall Jackson Gibson,   b. 27 Mar 1871, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F24964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Francena Jane Coger,   b. 8 Feb 1832, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Notes 

    • Birth Record: Braxton, West Virginia
      Name: Margaret Cora Coger
      Birth Date: 13 Dec 1869
      Sex: Female
      Mother: Francina Coger
      Mother's Age:
      Mother's Birth Place:
      Father: Elijah S. Gibson
    Children 
     1. Margaret Cora Coger,   b. Dec 1869, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F24971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1205] Census.

    2. [S597] Marriage Records, Braxton Co, WV.