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James Andrew Gibson[1]

Male 1851 - Aft 1895  (44 years)


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  • Name James Andrew Gibson  [2, 3
    Born 16 Aug 1851  Kortright, Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1895  [4
    Person ID I105679  My Genealogy

    Father Adam Gibson,   b. 1813, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1890, Kortright, Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Dora Whigham,   b. 1813,   d. 1900, Kortright, Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Bef 1834  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F56433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret B. White 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW - 1895, The Leading Citizens of Delaware County, NY
      This volume contains Biographical Sketches of The Leading Citizens of Delaware County New York
      Boston, Biographical Review Publishing Company 1895

      JAMES A. GIBSON, a highly intelligent and wealthy farmer of Kortright, in the north-eastern part of Delaware County, was born on the farm where he now resides, August 16, 1851. His father, Adam Gibson, of Ireland, married Dora Whigham, of the same country, and came with her to America in 1834, settling in Kortright. In 1837 he purchased the farm where the subject of this sketch now resides, and here he lived throughout his life. His first purchase consisted of sixty-two acres, to which he was able to add from time to time, so that at his death he was the owner of one hundred and ninety acres. He and his wife were Presbyterians. and he was a supporter of the Republican party. Adam Gibson died January 21, 1890, at the age of seventy-seven ; but his wife is still living on the old homestead. They were the parents of six children, four of whom are now living: Mary Ann McLaury. of Binghamton; Miss Isabelle Gibson, residing with her mother; Charles, also in Binghamton: and James A., of Kortright.

      James A. Gibson, the youngest child of his parents, grew up on his father's farm, attending the district school, the graded school at Binghamton, and the Stamford Seminary. After receiving his education. he devoted his time to farming. residing on the home farm, and caring for his parents in the evening of their lives. He is the owner of twenty head of native cattle, and makes a good quality of butter for market, being eminently successful in his chosen occupation. Mr. Gibson is a bachelor of pleasant disposition and cultivated tastes, being
      extremely fond of reading, and owning a very good library. He is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and also of the Delaware Lodge, No. 612, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is regarded with much esteem by all who are fortunate enough to possess his friendship or enjoy his acquaintance.

      A portrait of his father, the late Adam Gibson, may be found on another page of this volume.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S272] FTM Family File of William Gibson, Catherine Gibson Havemeier, (Electronically sent to Jon Todd Case 1/20/2000).

    3. [S1774] Baptismal Records, Gilchrist Memorial Presbyterian Church, Town of Kortright, Delaware Co., NY, Transcribed and Submitted by Linda Ogburn, (Electronic Text by John Hope), Cert. # 726 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S562] Biographical Review - 1895, The Leading Citizens of Delaware County, NY, Biographical Review Publishing Company 1895, Boston, MA, 621 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S562] Biographical Review - 1895, The Leading Citizens of Delaware County, NY, Biographical Review Publishing Company 1895, Boston, MA.