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John Gibson
Birth: 1601, England
Death: 1694
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA


John Gibson of Cambridge, Mass., born about 1601, England and died, Cambridge, 1694 aged 93 years. Married, first, Rebecca—(buried Dec 1, 1661 in Roxbury burying ground, the burial recorded by Rev. John Eliot, pastor Roxbury First church. Second wife, Joan, widow of Henry Prentice of Cambridge married July 24, 1662.

His house, which stood on the east of Sparks street, not far up the hill from the path (Brattle street) to Watertown, was built before October 10, 1635. (Lat & Lon: 42.377925,-71.130155).

John Gibson, his wife, son John Jr. and daughter Mary were sued for defamation 9 months after accusing the widow of Winifred Holman and her daughter of witchcraft (over 30 years before the Salem Witch Trials). Warrants were placed for John, his son John Jr., his wife, and dau. Mary Stearns March 28, 1660 and Gibson was ordered to pay a fine.


Books on the Gibson Family:

"John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts" by Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen Wilson

"History of Ashburnham, Massachusetts" by Stearns, Ezra Scollay

"Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England" by David D. Hall

"Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal memoirs of Worcester County" by Ellery Bicknell Crane.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Rebecca Thompson Gibson (1613 - 1661)*
  Joanna Savage Prentice Gibson (1623 - 1687)*
 
 Children:
  Rebecca Gibson Stearns (1635 - 1681)*
  Mary Gibson Ruggles (1637 - 1674)*
  Mary Gibson Ruggles (1637 - 1674)*
  John Gibson (1641 - 1679)*
  Samuel Gibson (1644 - 1710)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Burying Ground
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Diana L. Brace
Record added: Apr 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36287705
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