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Richard Cannine Gibbons
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1825
Hebron
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1897
Mesa
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Son of William Davidson Gibbons and Mary Hoover

Married Vilate Burgess, 14 Jul 1852, Hanksville, Wayne, Utah

Married Mahala Jane Mathis, 15 Aug 1865, Hanksville, Wayne, Utah

History - Richard was raised by a family with the last name of Cannine, that is where his middle name comes from. He has a twin brother, Andrew Smith Gibbons, who was raised by the Smith family. Their mother died of complications from the birth, and their father could not raise them along his other children alone. Andrew was raised by a family that was distantly related to Joseph Smith. Andrew was sealed in the temple to the Smith family, but he retained the Gibbons surname.

Union Township where he was born is now known as Hebron.

At the age of 25, Richard was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by John L. Smith. On December 19, 1850 he received his patriarchal blessing from Patriarch John L. Smith. In April 1851, he was ordained a Seventy by Joseph Young. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Davidson Gibbons (1783 - 1854)
  Mary Polly Hoover Gibbons (1794 - 1825)
 
 Spouses:
  Mahala Jane Mathis Thomas (1828 - 1911)
  Vilate Burgess Gibbons (1837 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Burgess Gibbons (1853 - 1855)*
  Charles Albert Gibbons (1860 - 1952)*
  Mary Gibbons (1861 - 1871)*
  Hannah Gibbons Blackburn (1862 - 1925)*
  Mahallie Gibbons (1865 - 1868)*
  Andrew Mathews Gibbons (1866 - 1917)*
  Benjamin Smith Gibbons (1867 - 1946)*
  Joseph Gibbons (1870 - 1890)*
  Frank Gibbons (1874 - 1951)*
  Rhoda Melissa Gibbons (1877 - 1883)*
  Charlotta Vilate Wilson Gibbons Brown (1880 - 1957)*
  Fredrick William Gibbons (1885 - 1930)*
 
 Sibling:
  Andrew Smith Gibbons (1825 - 1886)*
  Richard Cannine Gibbons (1825 - 1897)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hanksville Cemetery
Hanksville
Wayne County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: SMSmith
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 54277
Richard Cannine Gibbons
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Richard Cannine Gibbons
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Richard Cannine Gibbons
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As far as we know the famous sixth finger is no longer an issue. Second great grandaughter.
- Cathy Fowler
 Added: Jan. 29, 2009
 
 
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