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 James Shoolbred Gibbes

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James Shoolbred Gibbes

  • Birth 1819
  • Death 1888
  • Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 25998486

James Schoolbred Gibbes was born in Charleston, SC., the son of Joseph and Amelia Schoolbred Gibbes. He became one of the most noted and successful merchants in the city. He was a great lover of art and he left a $100,000 trust to erect a museum of art. The museum, which is named for him, is located at 136 Meeting St., in the Historical District
of Charleston. He also was founder of the National Bank of Charleston.


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  • Created by: William Sweeney
  • Added: 14 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25998486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Shoolbred Gibbes (1819–1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25998486, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by William Sweeney (contributor 46597677) .