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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


JAMES GIBSON, a settler of 1863, was born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., in January,1844. He is a son of John and Rachel (VINTON) GIBSON, and was trained to the pursuits of a farmer's son.

In November, 1861, he enlisted in the 81st regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. He was in some severe service at Fair Oaks and other engagements, and was discharged, in 1862, on account of physical disability.

He returned to Herkimer county, and in 1863 came to Cerro Gordo, locating at Lime Grove.

He was married Dec. 25, 1869, to Frances WILSON, of Owen township, but formerly of Chicago. They have four children - Minnie, Maggie, Milton and Morton. The family located at Mason City in 1864.

Mr. GIBSON is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 960. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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