Biography of Luman H. Gibbs
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Gibbs, Luman H., was born in Boyntonville, Rensselaer county, N. Y., May 22, 1839. His education was obtained in the public schools and he had a variety of occupations: farmer, cooper, manufacturer of linseed oil, merchant, and commission merchant in flour and extras in Troy N. Y., for twenty eight years. August 1, 1891, he became associated with E. J. Powers of Wilmington, N. C , in the manufacturing of a high grade fertilizer, under the firm name of Powers, Gibbs & Co. For the past four years he has been treasurer of the Cable Flax Mills of Schaghticoke, N. Y. He is now a resident of Johnsonville, N. Y. He was married twice; first. on May 22, 1868, to Elizabeth Vetto, of Troy. They had six children; two daughters and one son survive: Marie E., Rosalie E., and Lafayette A. Mrs. Gibbs died February 21, 1878. For his second wife on July 5, 1880, he married Mary E. Vetto of Troy, N. Y. They have three children; Leo C., William S. and Gertrude M. Mr. Gibb's father, Benjamin, was born in Connecticut in 1799 and came with his parents to this State when a b.oy. He was educated in the schools of that time, and was a carpenter by trade. He married Matilda Geer, formerly of Connecticut. They had five children: Lydia A., Emily F., Albert B., Luman H. and Adeline M. Benjamin Gibbs died in 1888, and his wife in 1882. Mr. Gibbs is a member of King Solomon Primitive Lodge No. 91, F. & A. M., Apollo Chapter No. 48, R. A. M., and Bloss Council No. 13, R. & S. M.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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