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Nelson Gibbs
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Birth: 1823
Schoharie County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1903
Le Mars
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA

Great-Great-Great-Grandfather

Attorney and Sheriff of Hardin County. He served from 1867 to 1871 as Sheriff. He was a member of the Republican Party. Mr. Gibbs was known to be active in anti-slavery and Underground Railroad activities. In 1853 and 1855 he was a Justice of the Peace in Salem Township, Henry County, Iowa. His office in Salem was in the Henderson Lewelling house, which was built as a station on the Underground Railroad. The home even had trap doors leading to three secret rooms.

He was the son of Friend Gibbs and Lucinda Wetmore. 
 
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 Parents:
  Friend Gibbs (1789 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Louisa Button Gibbs (1832 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Julia Bell Gibbs Adamson (1850 - 1922)*
  Albert Hiram Gibbs (1852 - 1938)*
  Lillian Gibbs Webb (1855 - 1948)*
  Mary Harriet Gibbs Brown (1857 - 1904)*
  Addie Victoria Gibbs Albrook (1860 - 1931)*
  James Winfield Scott Gibbs (1862 - 1898)*
  Junius Wilber Gibbs (1866 - 1942)*
  Nelson Parker Gibbs (1868 - 1920)*
 
 Siblings:
  Dennis Gibbs (1821 - 1887)*
  Moses W. Gibbs (1822 - 1870)*
  Nelson Gibbs (1823 - 1903)
  Hiram Gibbs (1828 - 1900)*
  Harriet Gibbs Tostevin (1832 - 1906)*
  Julia Gibbs Wilmoth (1834 - 1911)*
  James Gibbs (1834 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eldora City Cemetery
Eldora
Hardin County
Iowa, USA
Plot: BB L11
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Sep 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21284645
Nelson Gibbs
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Nelson Gibbs
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- Sarah Johnson
 Added: Feb. 1, 2012
Your heroic decision is the mark of a hero. Much love, Your great great grandson (Great grandson of Albert H Gibbs, Grandson of Nora Gibbs Baum, Son of Kathryn Baum Jones)
- Robert Jones
 Added: Mar. 8, 2010
Dear Great-Great-Great-Grandfather. You will always be remembered for the stand you took while in office.
- DML
 Added: Jul. 27, 2008
 
 
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