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Mary McLeod Gibson
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1862
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1955
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA

Daughter of Norman Calhoun McLeod & Elizabeth Abigail Terry. Wife of Robert H. Gibson. They were 2nd cousins, sharing great-grandparents Nelson Gibson & Rutha Dawkins.

Both Mary and Robert were from Richmond County. In 1900, they were living in Red Springs, Robeson County. Robert was a grain merchant. By 1920, they had returned to live in Ellerbe, Richmond County, where Robert was Postmaster of the Mineral Springs Post Office. After his death in 1925, Mary lived for 30 years in Ellerbe. Her house was next door to that of her nephew, Lazelle Bennett McLeod, and his family.

Mary and Robert had no children of their own but they did care for a niece of Robert. In the 1920 US Federal census, 15-year old Annie Maitland Lyon is living in their household. She was the daughter of Robert's sister Lilly Lee Gibson Lyon who died of tuberculosis in 1917. Annie and her siblings were sent to live with extended family. She married Joseph Rufus Meachum of Wadesboro, Anson County NC.


Obituary Published:
Richmond County Journal, July 27, 1955, Section 2, Page 3
Ellerbe News
Gibson Funeral


The grave of Mary and Robert is situated near the cemetery entrance coming off Bear Branch Road. To their left are McNeill graves that are related to Mary's sister Frances McLeod McNeill. In front are Ellerbe graves related to Mary's sister Annie McLeod Ellerbe. Behind them is the large Elisha C. Terry family plot. The Terrys, McNeills, Ellerbes and McLeods are closely related via marriage. Elisha's daughter Kate was married to Mary's brother Alexander Calhoun McLeod.

Family links: 
  Norman Calhoun McLeod (1810 - 1892)
  Elizabeth Abigail Terry McLeod (1828 - 1907)
  Robert H. Gibson (1858 - 1925)*
  Frances McLeod McNeill (1849 - 1933)*
  Catherine McLeod McNeill (1850 - 1937)*
  Sarah McLeod (1852 - 1856)*
  Jane McLeod (1853 - 1856)*
  James Terry McLeod (1856 - 1944)*
  Alexander Calhoun McLeod (1858 - 1944)*
  Annie McLeod Ellerbe (1860 - 1934)*
  Mary McLeod Gibson (1862 - 1955)
  Archibald B. McLeod (1865 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Bear Branch Cemetery
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Jo Terry ღ
Record added: Jul 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28467322
Mary <i>McLeod</i> Gibson
Added by: Jo Terry ღ
Mary <i>McLeod</i> Gibson
Added by: Jo Terry ღ
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- Jo Terry ღ
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013

- Jo Terry ღ
 Added: Sep. 29, 2012
I think of you often as you're seen in family photos with my grandfather, your brother Alexander. Love to you dear Aunt Mary,
- Jo Terry ღ
 Added: Sep. 14, 2011
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