Biography of William Gibson





Gibson, William, p. o. Corfu, N. Y., was born in the town of Oakfield, Genesee county. N.Y.. July 19, 1838, was educated in the common schools and has always been a farmer, with the exception of the time he served in the army. April 11, 1864. he enlisted in Co. D, 179th N.Y. Vols., was wounded in the shoulder and breast in front of Petersburg on July 30, 1864, and also in the left leg on April 2. Upon the evacuation of Petersburg, he was transferred to the 18th U. S. Regular Infantry. May 18, 1865, as second lieutenant and honorably discharged and mustered out on June 7, 1865. He is a member of Kinnie Post of Corfu No. 635, G. A. R., and is past commander of the post; he is a Republican. December 31, 1857, he married Beattie Crook of Holland, N. Y.: they have three children: Margaret, Cora B. and Jennie. Jennie married Thomas Childs of Buffalo; they have one son, Floyd C. Mrs. Gibson's father, Frank Crook, was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1796, and removed to Erie county with his parents when a boy. He married Lucy Kenyon of Erie county; seven children were born to them: Freeman, Leander, Caroline, Almira, Riley, Beattie and Hannah. Mr. Crook died in 1873; his wife died about fifty years ago.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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