Biography of G. W. Gibson
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





G. W. Gibson. Born in Tennessee October 28,1829. When he was about ten years of age his parents moved to Missouri, where they resided about four years; then moved to Arkansas. Here they resided until 1853, when they crossed the plains to California with ox teams, bringing a drove of cattle also. After spending three years in San Joaquin county in the stock business they moved to Sonoma county and settled at Bodega. In 1857 the subject of this sketch left his parents and settled near Santa Rosa, where he engaged in the stock business until 1858, when he came to Mendocino county and settled about ten miles from Ukiah. Here he prosecuted his previous business until 1860, when he moved to Ukiah and engaged in the butchering business, which he continued about eighteen months. He then engaged in blacksmithing, which he followed about two and one half years. He then speculated in stock, buying and shipping to the city until 1872, when he opened a general merchandise store; which he conducted until April 1, 1880, since which time he has been unemployed. During all the time that Mr. Gibson was engaged in the various pursuits mentioned above he was also engaged in stock raising: Mr. Gibson married, in 1851, Miss Mary Lynch, born February 4, 1836, a native of Arkansas, and by this union they have eight children: Daniel M., born October 24, 1852; James A., born January 4, 1855; Mary S., born August 13, 1856; George W., born December 16, 1860; Sarah O., born December 15, 1862; Emma B., born June 9, 1864; William, born December 5, 1870; and Burtie, born January 7, 1873.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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