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Harrell Bascom Gibbs
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1855
Marion County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1938
Brown County
Texas, USA

Harold is the son of John Gibbs and Mary Melinda EARNEST Gibbs.

source: MAILS UP! THE MASON COUNTY POST OFFICES, p. 53 by Julius E. DeVos, 2008

"Harrell Bascom Gibbs arrived in Mason County about 1878. He was born in Alabama in August 1855. When he came to Texas is unknown. Still a newcomer, he married Mrs. Callie Teague Elkins in Mason County on November 2, 1879.

The couple settled in Pontotoc and Gibbs operated a cotton gin there. He assisted in surveying and establishing the new Mason/San Saba/Llano County line in 1885. As a result of this new line, Pontotoc was enlarged and Gibbs purchased Block No. 24 in Pontotoc. This was area that was in Llano County in 1886.

Gibbs was active in civic affairs, attempting to incorporate Pontotoc in 1893, being road overseer in his precint in 1880 and again in 1889; trustee in the local school district until 1891 and finally elected Mason County Sheriff in 1896 and re-elected in 1898. He became a court bailiff in 1899 and appointed postmaster in Wagram Post Office on January 23, 1913. He remained in the Wagram Post Office until late 1914 when he resigned."
Family links: 
  Marvin W. Gibbs (1882 - 1966)*
  Ruben Bennet Gibbs (1884 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Pontotoc Cemetery
Mason County
Texas, USA
Created by: Connie WEEAKS Pace
Record added: May 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90396550
Harrell Bascom Gibbs
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Harrell Bascom Gibbs
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