Biography of George N. Gibson
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Gibson, George N., Stockholm, was born in Stockholm, June 4, 1845. His father, Captain Warren Gibson. was a son of John Gibson, who was born in Massachusetts, and when a young man went to Vergennes, Vt. Here he married Hannah White, by whom he had four sons and two daughters. He was a miller by trade. In 1836 he came to Stockholm and settled the farm how owned by Jason Gibson. Here he lived until his death in 1865, and his wife in 1869. Captain Warren Gibson was born in Vergennes, Vt,, October 29, 1818. He was reared a miller and educated in the common schools. He came to Stockholm with his parents and after one year on a farm came to West Stockholm and worked for Hosea Bicknell in the grist mill. After four years he purchased the mill and continued the business until 1860, when he sold and rebought in 1862, and again sold and rehought in 1863, and carried on business until his death in January, 1887. Mr. Gibson enlisted in the 16th N. Y. Inf'y, Co. H., and was made captain of his company. He was the first man to enlist in the town of Stockholm. He served until June 27, 1862, when he was wounded in the head at Gaines Mill, and lost both of his eyes. In 1842 Captain Gibson married Mary Westover, born January 6, 1819, in Vermont. Her parents were Samuel and Lydia (Holcomb) Westover, of Vermont, who came to Stockholm in 1825, where the mother died. Mr. Westover went to Ohio and afterwards returned to Stockholm, where he died in 1859 Mr. Gibson and wife had two sons and four daughters. In politics he was a Republican. He died January 18, 1887, and his wife now resides in West Stockholm, aged seventy-four years. George N. Gibson took charge of his father's business and carried it on until the death of his father, at which time our subject purchased the estate and has since carried on a very successful business in West Stockholm. In 1872 he engaged in the manufacture of lumber, At present he makes lumber, shingles, butter tubs, furniture, also owns a grist mill and is engaged in the mercantile business, having a two story building 25 x 60 feet, which he purchased in 1887 of his father's estate. At present Mr. Gibson employs in his varions kinds of business, twenty five men. In politics he is a Republican. December 17, 1867, he married Mary E. Burroughs, a native of Potsdam, and a daughter of Calvin and Adaline (Loverin) Burroughs, of Potsdam, where Mr. Burroughs was born in 1810, and lived until his death, Mr. Gibson and wife have had two sons, George H., who died in infancy, and Leon L., who graduated from Potsdam Normal School in 1893, and at present assists his father, Mrs. Gibson is a member of the M. E. church, which the family attend and support.

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