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Rebecca Connelly Gibbs
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1756
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1847
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

Daughter of John Bryan O'Connelly, born, 1720, Gateway, Ireland, died, 1799, Wilkes County, North Carolina and Mother unknown.

When Rebecca's family came to America, they dropped the O from their last name. The O'Connelly's formed one of the most extensive families of what was originally Burke County. The Irish pioneer, John O'Connelly, came to the American Colonies in 1743 and settled in the Lovelace Ford section of the Catawba Valley.

October 10, 1776, Rowan County, North Carolina, married Rev. John Gibbs,

Rebecca had a twin sister Elizabeth Connelly, she married, Captain Joseph William Ballew.

Rebecca's brother, Captain John Connelly, was her husband, John Gibbs's Militia Commander. John was in the 3rd Company at a Fort at the head of the Catawba River.

What is written below, is taken from an article, Rev. John Gibbs -1755 - 1847 - the Pioneer Family.
As the colonies formed a union and declared their independance in 1776, John Gibbs formed a union with Rebecca Connelly (aka O'Connelly & Conley), daughter of a patriarch named John O'Connelly. They were married for seventy years, when Rebecca died. 10 days later John passed away.

They were parents of 11 Children:
1. William Gibbs, 3-14-1779 - 12-21-1860
2. James Gibbs, 7-5-1781 - After 1960
3. Hugh Gibbs, 1782 - 6-1870
**4. John Gibbs, Jr., 1783 - After 1850
5. Elizabeth Gibbs, 2-23-1786
6. Dr. Joshua Gibbs, 3-29-1788 - 6-26-1869
7. Bryant Gibbs, 3-29-1790 - 2-22-1872
8. David Gibbs, 5-6-1792 - 7-29-1869
9. Archibald Gibbs, 1795 - 11-27-1857
10. Rev. Thomas Gibbs, 1-31-1797 - 5-14-1863
11. Wesley Gibbs, 1802 - After 1870

Still looking for where John Jr. and his wife Catherine Sherrill Gibbs are buried in Jackson and Swain County, North Carolina.

Family links: 
  John Gibbs (1755 - 1847)
  William Gibbs (1779 - 1860)*
  James Gibbs (1781 - 1869)*
  Hugh Gibbs (1782 - 1870)*
  Elizabeth Gibbs Penland, Garretson (1786 - 1869)*
  Joshua Gibbs (1788 - 1869)*
  Bryant Gibbs (1790 - 1872)*
  David Gibbs (1792 - 1869)*
  Archibald Gibbs (1795 - 1857)*
  Thomas Gibbs (1797 - 1863)*
  Wesley Gibbs (1802 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Wife of Rev. John Gibbs
Obeth Cemetery
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Lorraine Lambert
Originally Created by: MRS
Record added: Aug 14, 2004
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