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Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


GEORGE GIBSON has 240 acres of well improved land on sections 34 and 35, and has been a successful farmer. Beginning with little, he has worked up until now he has one of the finest farms in the county, and a good residence with all necessary farm buildings.

He is a native of Sligo Co., Ireland, born Oct. 19, 1834. When six years of age his parents emigrated to the United States and settled in Westmoreland Co., Penn. In 1860 he went to Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., Wis., where he rented land until 1863, when he came to Iowa and bought land in Ingham township, Franklin county, living upon it until 1875, when he sold and came to Bath township, where he purchased wild land and has since lived.

He was married Sept. 26, 1857, to Mary McDOWELL and has five children - Robert A., William A., Benjamin F., Nina E. and George E.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 759. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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