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Capt John Chace Gibbs
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1814
Somerset
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1889
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA



John's mother, Mary Chase died when he was 3 years old. His father was Capt. Henry Gibbs, Jr. John was a mariner (as was his father) and was the first tugboat captain on the Providence River. The first steam towboat on Narragansett Bay was named after him, "J.C. Gibbs". He and Abigail Chace were married January 27, 1836 in Taunton, MA. They had 3 sons: Henry Francis (born 21 years before Nelson), Nelson Hall Gibbs (our ancestor) and Richard B. (also a mariner & captain).
John died of pneumonia at his home on 24 Arnold Street, Providence, RI. His wife later died there as well. John built this home, pictured on right and it is currently registered with the RI preservation Society.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Gibbs (1790 - 1849)
  Mary Chase Gibbs (1794 - 1818)
 
 Spouse:
  Abigail Chase Gibbs (1816 - 1887)
 
 Children:
  Richard B. Gibbs (1850 - 1920)*
  Nelson Hall Gibbs (1859 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Father
Capt. John C. Gibbs
Born in
Swansea, Mass.
died in Providence, R.I.
Feb. 22, 1889
Aged 75 years
22 days"

 
Burial:
Gibbs Cemetery
Somerset
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Sue Williams
Record added: May 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7448889
Capt John Chace Gibbs
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Capt John Chace Gibbs
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Capt John Chace Gibbs
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 Added: Jul. 8, 2006

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