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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:
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:
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:
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.
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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:
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:
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:
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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