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William Henry Gibson

William Henry Gibson

Male 1845 - 1918  (73 years)

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  • Name William Henry Gibson 
    Born 10 Apr 1845  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will H. Gibson, 5 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in home of Richard and Sarah Guthrie; Delphia Stewart also in home
    1850 Federal Census
Boyle County, Kentucky
    1850 Federal Census Boyle County, Kentucky
    Residence 1860  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • WH Gibson, 15 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in home of Delphia Steward
    1860 Federal Census
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1860 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Military 15 Sept 1862  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wm. H. Gibson enlisted as a Private in Capt TW Gray's Company, Grigsby's Regiment, Buford Brigade, Ky Cav; same regiment in which cousin Samuel Stewart and a JH Gibson served
    William H. Gibson Military
    William H. Gibson Military
    Military 8 Oct 1862  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • captured at Battle of Perryville; taken to Tennessee, where held prisoner in barn; escaped; took one year to travel home
    • Family stories, related by dentonreynolds, at ancestry:

      "This was told to me by both my grandfather, Bertice Reynolds, and many years later my uncle, James Carlos Reynolds, both of Perryville. "Uncle Tom Gibson" (Thomas L. Gibson, son of William H. Gibson) often repeated the story that his father was captured at the Battle of Perryville and eventually found his way to Tennessee where, along with 11 others, they kicked out some rotten logs from the pole barn where they were held, and escaped at night. They purportedly had to swim across a big river and when they emerged there were only 10. They decided to pare off in twos, sleeping during the day and traveling at night. They found that they often walked for circles for days at a time. They found this out by marking a big tree and and saw it several times. It took him one year to return home and when he walked in his mother fainted and they thought she was dead because "she was only skin and bones" by that time. They had only been told he was missing in action and thought he was dead"
    William H. Gibson Military
    Battle of Perryville
    Military 17 Oct 1862 
    • a Wm. H Gibson, Private in Capt. TW Gray's Company, Grigsby's Regiment; Buford's Brigade, reported absent without leave from this day forward; JH Gibson, same regiment, also went AWOL at about the same time
    William H. Gibson Military
    William H. Gibson Military
    Residence 1870  Monroe, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1880  Dixville, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H Gibson, 35 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, enumerated on census as head of household; married to Frances; 2 kids in home; a farmer
    Residence 1900  Rosehill Town, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wm. H Gibson, 55 years old, born April 1845 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, enumerated on census as head of household; married 32 years to wife Frances; 1 son, Thomas, in home; engineer at sawmill
    Residence 1910  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H Gibson, 63 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census as head of household; married x1 for 42 years to Jane F.; a farmer
    Died 17 Oct 1918  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: pneumonia 
    • date on tombstone conflicts with death certificate, which lists date of death as Oct 17, 1918
    Buried Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William H. Gibson
    William H. Gibson
    at Carpenter Cemetery
    Person ID I40796  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

    Father Tyra Gibson,   b. 17 Jun 1817, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1905  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Jane Stewart,   b. 1820,   d. 1845-1846  (Age 26 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 7 Dec 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Delphia's consent for daughter Jane's marriage to Tira Gibson dated this date, witnessed by Bannister Blagrave and Allen Stewart; marriage bond dated this date, Allen Stewart surety
    Consent: Delphia Stewart for Jane Stewart
    Marriage Bond:  Tyra Gibson
    Family ID F4300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Frances Hudson,   b. 14 Mar 1842, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1925, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1867  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ettie J. Gibson,   b. 29 Sept 1870, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1933, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Thomas Lewis Gibson,   b. 4 Nov 1877, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1963, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     3. Unknown Gibson,   b. Before 1900,   d. Before 1900  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F4302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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