John Gibbs (1644-1725) and Jane Blackwell (ca1650-)  

Last Updated 9/1/00

b. 12 Sep 1644 in Sandwich, MA, the son of Thomas GIBBS
m. about 1669
d. 30 Apr 1725

b. about 1650, the daughter of Michael BLACKWELL
d. between 2 Apr 1711 and 9 Nov 1716, probably in Sandwich

John and Jane married about 1669. They resided in Sandwich, where they raised their family. In 1693, John inherited the family estate upon the passing of his father. In 1695, he purchased a portion of land in the Agawam (later Wareham) portion of Plymouth township, although it does not appear he ever lived there. He did move to Middleborough in 1696, purchasing land from Richard Warren, and selling a portion of it to John Holmes. By 1702 he had returned to Sandwich. His wife Jane passed away, and on 9 Nov 1716 he married Elizabeth SWIFT. She was probably the widow of William SWIFT, although this has not be proven. He passed away in 1725, at the age of 80.

Children of John and Jane Gibbs:

  1. John Gibbs, b. 28 Jul 1670.
  2. Benjamin Gibbs, b. Dec 1673; d. between 22 Aug and 27 Sep 1757. He m. Anne TUPPER 4 Jan? 1698/99 in Sandwich. They had children Martha, Silvanus, Abigail, Jedidah, Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, Benjamin, Reliance, and Job.
  3. Job Gibbs, b. 27 Apr 1676; d. before 22 Aug 1716. He m. Judith BATES (the daughter of Samuel and Lydia (LAPHAM) BATES and the sister of Samuel BATES) 28 Apr 1697 in Sandwich. They had children Mary, Micah, Lydia, Elizabeth, and Joanna.
  4. Joshua Gibbs, b. Apr 1679.
  5. Caleb Gibbs, b. August 1681.
  6. Barnabas Gibbs, b. 24 Jun 1684; d. before 5 May 1724 in Sandwich. He m. Abigail SMITH 25 Oct 1709. They had children Caleb, Susannah, Remember, Abigail, Deborah, Jane, Barnabas, and Deborah.

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
John Gibbs John Gibbs Thomas Gibbs
Jane Blackwell Michael Blackwell


Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Thomas Gibbs of Sandwich, Mass. (ca. 1615-1693)," Family Tree Maker CD, Genealogies of Mayflower Families G-PA, Broderbund Software, Inc.

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