Biography of Artemus Gibbs
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Gibbs, Artemus, was born in Phelps, June 27, 1823, a son of Joseph Gibbs, born in England (Buckinghamshire) July 16, 1786. He came to America July 12, 1802, and moved to Port Gibson. and married Rhoda Adams, who was born February 17, 1791, and died August 22, 1859, at Watertown. Joseph, the father, died December 26, 1864, at Buffalo. Their children were: Arternus; Laura, born September 10, 1825, married Harry Spencer and had two children. He died and she married second Alanson Parkman, by whom she has three children: Burdett C., born October 30, 1827, died May 9, 1862; Linus N., born May 23, 1830, died January 8, 1888, having married Mary Langely, who resides in Michigan; Joseph C., born December 15, 1832, resides in Buffalo. Our subject was educated in the public schools of Palmyra, and learned the joiner's trade, which he followed about twenty three years, working in Buffalo and Albion. He also followed the grocery business in Buffalo for thirteen years, then moved to Gaines in 1876, where he now lives. In 1845 he married, in Buffalo. Rachel Porter, by whom he had two children: Louise P., born August 8, 1848, who married Richard Johnson first, and after his death, became the wife of D. R. Brown, and resides in Southern California; and James P., born in Buffalo, September 10, 1854, who died February 25, 1816. Mrs. Gibbs died, and he married second Sarah R. Gibbs, at Alabama, Genesee county, December 30, 1873. Her father was James Gibbs, born in Barre, August 7, 1832.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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