Biography of Robert J. Gibson
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Robert J. Gibson. Born in Tennessee, July 23, 1826, where he resided until about ten years of age, when he, with his parents, moved to Missouri. Here they lived about two years, going thence to Arkansas, where they resided till 1850. Robert then, leaving his parents behind, crossed the plains to California. Here he followed mining until the spring of 1852, when he engaged in the stock business in San Joaquin county. He remained there until the summer of 1856, when he went into Sonoma county, where he followed his previous business until the fall of 1858, when he came to Mendocino county and located in the mountains above Ukiah, where he was engaged in raising stock until 1877. He then sold his stock and moved just outside the city limits of Ukiah, where he engaged in farming, which business he has since followed. Mr. Gibson married, in 1856, Miss Elvira Shunoch, who died 1862, leaving two children, Elizabeth, born September 5, 1857; and William H., born May 27, 1861. He married again February 4, 1864, Miss Sarah Garner, and by this union they have: Robert M., born May 20, 1865; John F., born February 8, 1867; George W., born November 8, 1868; Ida M., born December 24, 1870; Clara E., born March 13, 1873; Mary L., born March 2, 1875; Susan G., born November 18, 1877; and Frances M., born February 5, 1880.

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


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