Lanark County Families - Gibbon

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John GIBBON married Jane ROBINSON, November 15, 1798 in Hamsterly Parish, County Durham ENG. They traveled to Lanark County, Ontario from England 16th July 1816 and located under George Fowler, Superintendent, on Concession 11, Lot 11 South-West in Drummond Township. This can be seen on film # C4651 at the National Archives, page 77 #146. This land was re-granted 19 Aug 1819 to Mr. Shirley. From the account of the people that were with him: wife, three sons over 12, two sons under 12 and one daughter under 12, it would suggest that Sarah did not come with the family. However, I've been told by another researcher that James did not come with them either. I've also seen three different names for the ship on which they sailed.

Children of John GIBBON and Jane ROBINSON:

James GIBBONS
Sarah GIBBONS
Joseph GIBBONS
Thomas GIBBONS
William GIBBONS
Mary GIBBONS
George R. GIBBONS

John and Jane's son, James GIBBONS born February 11, 1799 in Durham Co. England, married around 1821 in Prescott, Ontario to Lillias BOWES born November 14, 1794 in Camie, Stirlingshire Scotland to the parents of James BOWES & Margaret MONTEITH. I have been told that James worked for his father-in-law in Scotland before emigrating to Canada. James doesn't appear on the 1817 census of Perth, Lanark County, Ontario with the rest of his family, however, he could have been around the area but not in Perth itself.

Lillias and James had the following children:

  1. Margaret GIBBONS b 1823 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co. ON d January 22, 1891 at Pembroke ON married John McINTYRE s/o ?
  2. Jane GIBBONS b October 11, 1824 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co., ON d October 30, 1918 in Ottawa ON, married February 14, 1842 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON to Robert MILLS b February 1, 1811 in IRE d September 3, 1868 in Eganville, Renfrew Co. ON s/o ?
  3. John Bowes GIBBONS b January 1828 in Utica NY USA d September 11, 1913 married
    1st Jane HALLIDAY bap May 3, 1829 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland. d: June 9, 1887 d/o James HALLIDAY and ELISABETH AIRTH, who emigrated to Renfrew County Ontario about 1848.
    2nd Sarah MUIRHEAD, formerly Mrs. Mackie BARR, b Oct 31 1833 in Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland. d. July 31, 1907 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON d/o David MUIRHEAD and Marion BARR.
  4. Ellen GIBBONS b 1831 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co., ON
  5. Alexander (Sandy) GIBBONS b 1832 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co., ON d March 19, 1912 in Northcote, Renfrew Co., ON married Margaret COLE b January 3, 1835 in Goulbourne, Carleton Co., ON m: December 3, 1862 d August 16, 1912 in Northcote, Renfrew Co., ON d/o Ezekiel COLE & Mary La ROCHE
  6. Sarah GIBBONS b 1834 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON married William HALSTEAD s/o ? from Nova Scotia
  7. Catherine (Charlotte) GIBBONS b June 15, 1836 Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON d May 14, 1920 Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON married 1855 to Thomas COLE b December 19, 1828 in Goulbourne Twp., Carleton Co. ON d December 3, 1897 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON s/o Ezekiel COLE & Mary La ROCHE
  8. Jessie GIBBONS b June 6, 1839 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON d April 7, 1881 married June 19, 1867 in Renfrew Co. ON to James ALLAN b March 21, 1840 in Burgess Twp., Lanark Co. ON d March 16, 1891 s/o John ALLAN & Elizabeth DRYSDALE

James received the deed from the Crown to the land in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Concession 3, Lot 10 West, in 1844. James was one of the first pioneers to Horton coming c1833 to the area. It would appear that they spent a bit of time in New York state as did his two sisters. Their son JB took over the farm in 1849. James died March 29, 1879 and Lillias died July 2, 1891, both in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON.

John and Jane's daughter, Sarah GIBBONS born July 21, 1800 in Hamsterly parish, County Durham England, married John WESLEY born c1798 in England. Nothing much is known about John WESLEY or who his parents were. John and Sarah could have been married in England, the United States or Canada. Sarah doesn't appear to have come to Canada with the rest of her family and neither is she shown with her family on the 1817 census for Perth.

Sarah and John had the following children:

  1. John Jr. WESLEY b 1823 in USA (place unknown) d December 22, 1904 in S. Sherbrooke Twp, Lanark Co. married Elizabeth WEST d October 19, 1904 in S. Sherbrooke Twp, Lanark Co. d/o Richard WEST & Elizabeth ?
  2. Marcella WESLEY b February 13, 1826 in USA (place unknown) d Bef. 1891 in Grattan Twp., Renfrew Co. ON married February 11, 1851 in Renfrew ON, her uncle Phillip THOMPSON is a witness to John BREMNER bc 1827 in Lanark Twp., Lanark Co. ON s/o either George BREMNER Jr. & Janet FERGUSON or Charles BREMNER & Catherine MARSHALL (the has been no proof found to determine which) (see BREMNER families)
  3. Mary Jane (Jean) WESLEY b September 20, 1830 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co., ON d March 19, 1911 married 1st Jacob NELSON bc 1820 in ENG d between 1859 & 1861 in Admaston Twp. s/o ?
    2nd January 19, 1864 in Renfrew ON to Isaac YOUNG bc 1831 in Norfolk ENG s/o Samuel YOUNG & Mary GUINIS
  4. Elizabeth WESLEY b February 18, 1835 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co., ON d January 17, 1899 in Lanark Co. ON married Mahlon LEININGER bc 1824 d December 20, 1903 in Lanark Co. ON s/o ?
  5. Margaret WESLEY b February 1, 1839 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co. ON d: February 13, 1919 in Bangor Twp, Hastings Co. married January 19, 1864 in Renfrew ON to John LIVINGSTONE b December 16, 1841 in Admaston Twp., Renfrew Co. ON d September 8, 1925 in Bangor Twp, Hastings Co. s/o Hugh LIVINGSTONE & Margaret Eiza AIKEN (see BREMNER families)

Although John and Sarah had their first two children in the US, Marcella is noted to have been baptised in Lanark Co. The rest of the children were born in Lanark County, presumably on the Duncan McTavish estate C1 L10 in Drummond Township. John and Sarah are shown on the 1851 census for Grattan Township, Renfrew County ON, C6 L2. The agricultural census indicates that they have 100 acres of land with 12 under cultivation, 8 of these under crops and 4 under pasture. They had 6 acres of wheat which produced 90 bushels. 88 acres under wood or wild and not yet cultivated. They are living near their daughters Marcella and Jean, remaining on this property for at least the next ten years and then John is shown in Lanark County 1871 census near the Middleville area living with his son John. Sarah must have died during this time.

John and Jane's son,  Joseph GIBBONS born October 9, 1802 in Parish of Wolsingham, Durham County England is shown as coming to Canada with his parents and he is also listed with his family on the 1817 Perth census. Then Joseph disappears and we have not found him yet.

John and Jane's son, Thomas GIBBONS born December 10, 1805 in Parish of Wolsingham, Durham County England is shown as coming to Canada with his parents and he is also listed with his family on the 1817 Perth census. Then Thomas disappears and we have not found him yet.

Received the following from Art, Jan 21, 2006  - SandArtRob@aol.com 

Thomas Gibbons, son of John and Jane was born in 1805 and died in 1862. Buried in the Campbell Cemetery, Flackville, New York, USA

John and Jane's son, William GIBBONS born March 12, 1808 in Parish of Wolsingham, Durham County England, married around 1834 to Hannah PRESTON born about January 1810. William is shown as coming to Canada with his parents and he is also listed with his family on the 1817 Perth census.

Hannah and William had the following children:

  1. John GIBBONS b August 15, 1835 d May 12, 1900 married Mary MANSELL b 1847 d 1923 d/o ?
  2. William GIBBONS b Abt. 1837
  3. Alexander GIBBONS b 1839 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON d 1918 married January 15, 1864 to Mary CARDIFF b Abt. 1844 in Admaston Twp. ON d/o William CARDIFF and Catherine DOYLE
    2nd marriage June 12, 1874 to Margaret LUNNAM d/o David LUNNAM & Diannah GUNNER?
    3rd marriage November 11, 1878 to Delina STEEN d/o John STEEN & Sarah
  4. Jane GIBBONS b 1842 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON
  5. Margaret GIBBONS b 1844
  6. Sarah GIBBONS b 1845
  7. James GIBBONS b March 11, 1846 d Feb. 16, 1905 married November 10, 1879 in Carleton Place, Lanark Co. ON to Polly Jane MAYHEW d/o ?
  8. Elizabeth GIBBONS b 1847
  9. Mary GIBBONS b June 1848 in Admaston Twp., Renfrew Co. ON d October 22, 1868
  10. Ann GIBBONS b 1849 in Admaston Twp., Renfrew Co. ON
  11. George GIBBONS b Abt. 1853 in Admaston Twp., Renfrew Co. ON
  12. Joseph GIBBONS b Abt. 1856 in Admaston Twp., Renfrew Co. ON

William is on the 1842 census for Horton Township, Renfrew County. He is listed as a farmer and total number of persons in the family were 6. William and Hannah are shown on the 1851 census in Admaston Township at concession 2, lot 7. Margaret is still living at home on the 1871 census, along with her brothers: James, George and Joseph. William died November 10, 1875 and Hannah died August 21, 1889 in Admaston Township, Renfrew County. Both are buried in the Admaston Cemetery, plot #E18 & E19.

John and Jane's daughter, Mary GIBBONS born August 30, 1810 in Parish of Wolsingham, Durham County England married about 1828 to Philip THOMPSON born about 1805 in England. Mary is also shown as coming with her parents to Lanark from England in 1816 and living with them on the 1817 census in Perth. Again, we have the same mystery with Mary as we do with her sister, Sarah. It would appear that Mary married in the US, although not proven and we do not know where she met Philip THOMPSON.

Mary and Philip had the following children:

  1. Jane THOMPSON b 1829 in Ogdensburg NY USA married William MONTGOMERY s/o ?
  2. John THOMPSON b 1832 in Ogdensburg NY USA d April 19, 1859
  3. Mark THOMPSON b 1834 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co. NY USA married May 08, 1858 to Jane RYAN bc 1837 in Goulbourne Twp d/o Alexander & Mary Ann WILSON
  4. Jonathan THOMPSON b 1836 in Ogdensburg, NY USA
  5. Mary THOMPSON b 1838 in Ogdensburg NY USA
  6. George THOMPSON bc 1840 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON d Aft. 1891 married around 1868 to Elizabeth MORROW bc 1840 in Upper Canada d Aft. 1891 d/o William MORROW & Margaret
  7. Joseph THOMPSON b 1842 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON
  8. William THOMPSON b 1844 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON
  9. James THOMPSON b 1847 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON married November 2, 1876 in Renfrew ON to Jennie C. MCTAVISH b 1856 d/o Peter MCTAVISH & Sarah MCTAVISH
  10. Henry THOMPSON b 1852 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON

Mary and Philip appear to have settled in Horton Township between 1838 and 1840, living on concession 4, lot 16. Philip, as head of house, is shown on the 1842 census for Horton Township as having 8 persons in his family and being residents of the province for 19 years, which would make his year of immigration around 1823. On the 1851 agricultural census, it indicates that they have 100 acres of land with 30 under cultivation, 27 of these under crops and 3 under pasture. They had 4 acres of peas which produced 40 bushels, 4 acres of oats which produced 150 bushels and 1 acre of potatoes yielding 3 bushels. 70 acres under wood or wild and not yet cultivated. They also produced 55 pounds of wool, 50 pounds of maple sugar and made 60 yards of flannel. Mary died August 22, 1883, and is buried in the Douglas Cemetery. Philip died 1871.

John and Jane's youngest son, George R. GIBBONS born October 21, 1814 in Parish of Wolsingham, Durham County England married Margaret MARTIN, born Lanarkshire, Scotland, daughter of James MARTIN and Catherine JAMIESON. George came with his parents in 1816 to Lanark County and is shown with them on the 1817 Perth census.

Margaret and George had the following children:

  1. John GIBBONS b 1839
  2. Catherine GIBBONS b 1840 married 1866 to Peter MCDIARMID s/o ?
  3. Jane GIBBONS b 1841 d December 7, 1893 married 1865 to Colin MCNAB b 1831 in Perthshire SCT d January 16, 1900 s/o ?
  4. James GIBBONS b 1843
  5. William GIBBONS b 1846 d April 30, 1906 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON married Caroline SHAW d/o ?
  6. Henry GIBBONS b 1849-1851 d November 21, 1921 in Horton Twp., Renfrew Co. ON

George is not shown on the 1842 census for Horton Township with his brothers, James and William, presumably he came a little later. George is shown on the 1851 census on concession 4, lot 4 of Horton Township. Margaret died September 26, 1871 in Horton Township. James and Henry are still at home on the 1871 census. George is living with Jane and Colin McNab, both 60 years old, on the 1891 census for Horton. George died February 5, 1897 in Horton.


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