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 Robert Lewis “Uncle Bobby” Gipson

Robert Lewis “Uncle Bobby” Gipson

Birth
Randolph County, North Carolina, USA
Death 6 Apr 1886 (aged 100)
College Mound, Macon County, Missouri, USA
Burial College Mound, Macon County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 57290219 · View Source
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Robert Lewis Gipson was born BET 1782 AND 1785 in Randolph Co., NC, and died 6 APR 1886 in Macon Co., MO. He was the son of Stephen Gipson and Mollie Stilwell. He married Gracie Smith 1812 in Burke Co., NC. She was born 1794 in Randolph Co., NC, and died ABT 1844 in Macon Co., MO. He married Hester Howe 1851.

It was said Robert Lewis Gipson was 120 yrs at death.
He claimed to be the oldest person living in the U.S.
in the 1880s, but the census records disagree.

By his own account , Robert was born on Christmas Day in 1766, which would have made him nearly 120 when he died in 1886 .

Based on census records, it is highly unlikely that Robert Gipson was born in 1765 or 1766 as he claimed in 'SKETCHES IN THE LIFE OF ROBERT GIPSON WHO WAS 118 YEARS OLD
The 25th of December, 1884'- as related by Robert Lewis Gipson. It is more likely that he was born about 1785.

1850 Macon County MO age 65 - b 1785
1860 - Macon County MO age 80 - b 1780
1870 - Macon County MO age 92 - b 1778
1880 - Macon County MO age 113 b 1767
On the 1880,the taker noted as to age -"correct". The taker likely a bit "astounded" !


1850

name: Robert Gipson
event: Census
event date: 1850
event place: Macon county, Macon, Missouri, United States
gender: Male
age: 65
birthplace: North Carolina
estimated birth year: 1785
dwelling house number: 551
family number: 560
line number: 4
nara publication number: M432
nara roll number: 405
film number: 443613
digital folder number: 004200565
image number: 00324
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Robert Gipson M 65 North Carolina
William Gipson M 22 Kentucky
Robert Gipson M 15 Kentucky
Preston A Gipson M 13 Missouri
Hezekiah W Gipson F 11 Missouri

1860

name: Robt Gipson
residence: , Macon, Missouri
ward: West Chariton
age: 80 years
estimated birth year: 1780
birthplace: North Carolina
gender: Male
page: 105
family number: 763
film number: 803631
dgs number: 4233980
image number: 00114
nara number: M653

1870
name: Robert Gipson
estimated birth year: 1778
gender: Male
age in 1870: 92y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: North Carolina
home in 1870: Missouri, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Robert Gipson M 92y North Carolina
William Gipson M 40y Kentucky
Hezukiah Gipson M 31y Missouri
Ellen Gipson F 30y Missouri
Melcena Gipson F 7y Missouri
Sophia Gipson F 5y Missouri
Fred Gipson M 2y Missouri

1880

name : Robert Seu Gipson
event: Census
event date: 1880
event place: Chariton, Macon, Missouri, United States
gender: Male
age: 113
marital status : Single
occupation : At Home
ethnicity (standardized) : American
relationship to head : Father
birthplace : North Carolina, United States
birthdate : 1767
father's birthplace : North Carolina, United States
mother's birthplace : North Carolina, United States
page : 454
page character : C
entry number : 3379
nara film number : T9-0701
gs film number : 1254701
digital folder number: 004241902
image number: 00481
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self H. W. C. Gipson M 40 Missouri, United States
wife Ellen Gipson F 39 Missouri, United States
daughter Malcena Gipson F 16 Missouri, United States
daughter Sophia Gipson F 15 Missouri, United States
son Frederick Gipson M 11 Missouri, United States
daughter Estella Gipson F 4 Missouri, United States
father Robert Seu Gipson M 113 North Carolina, United States
brother Wm. H. Gipson M 60 Missouri, United States

1850 Macon County MO age 65 - b 1785
1860 - Macon County MO age 80 - b 1780
1870 - Macon County MO age 92 - b 1778
1880 - Macon County MO age 113 b 1767
On the 1880,the taker noted as to age -"correct". The taker likely a bit "astounded" !


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available-
SKETCHES IN THE LIFE
OF
ROBERT GIPSON
WHO WAS 118 YEARS OLD
The 25th of December, 1884
as related by Robert Lewis Gipson

available-
His biography, as published in the "History of Macon County," written about 1884 pg. 742-744
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OBIT-
Springfield Express
Springfield, Missouri

April 16, 1886

From Macon, Mo., April 13: Uncle Robert Gibson, who was probably the oldest man in the world, died at his home in this county April 3. Death was so gradual that it was impossible to tell when his breath left his body. For of his children, themselves part three score years and ten, were present at his death bed. For the past six months deceased has been unable to walk across his room, and could scarcely take any food. He was buried in the cemetery near College Mound. He was born in Randolph County, North Carolina in January 1767, and was 120 years, 3 months and 8 days at the time of his death. In 1798 he married and moved to Wayne County, Kentucky and in 1809 moved to St. Charles County, Missouri, at that time in the Western Territory of Louisiana. In 1820 he moved to Macon County, where he lived until his death. His first wife died in 1840, and he married again, his second dying in 1876. By his first wife he had sixteen children, thirteen of whom are still alive, the eldest of whom is now 84. His descendants number 400 and extend to the fifth generation. He was quite small in stature, but until a few months ago was able to attend to his own wants. He voted for Washington on his second term. He was quite temperate, chewing tobacco, but not smoking and he never drank whiskey in his life.

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Children of Gracie Smith and Robert Lewis Gipson are:

i. Stephen Lewis Gipson was born 22 Jan 1813 in , Randolph County, North Carolina and died 12 Apr 1891 in Macon County, Missouri. He married Lucinda Summers, daughter of Abraham Summers and Nancy Patterson. She was born 1817 in Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky and died Oct 1859 in Macon County, Missouri. He married Virginia McCormick. She was born 8 May 1830 in Virginia and died 8 Aug 1878 in College Mound, Macon County, Missouri.

ii. Elijah Smith Gipson was born 24 Mar 1814 in Randolph County North Carolina, and died 27 Apr 1901 in Macon County, Missouri. He married Katherine Banning. She was born 7 Aug 1823 in Wayne County, Kentucky and died 8 Jul 1908 in Macon County, Missouri.

iii. Albert Gipson was born 1816 in Wayne County, Kentucky

iv. Nathan Gipson was born 1817 in Wayne County, Kentucky


v. Millie Jane Gipson was born 1819 in Wayne County, Kentucky and died 31 Aug 1896 in Macon County, Missouri. She married William Vestal, son of James Vestal and Jemima Wright. He was born 1823 in Wayne County, Kentucky and died 1889 in Macon County, Missouri.

vi. Bethany Elizabeth Gipson was born 5 Mar 1819 in , Wayne County, Kentucky, and died 7 Oct 1886 in Macon County, Missouri, USA. She married Harrison Midion White, son of Randolph White and Margaret Kirkland. He was born 14 Aug 1814 in , Mercer County, Kentucky and died 23 Mar 1885 in Macon County, Missouri.

vii. John Jackson Gipson was born 11 Sep 1822 in Wayne County, Kentucky and died 11 Sep 1905 in Putnam County Missouri. He married Sarah Vestal, daughter of James Vestal and Jemima Wright. She was born 22 Apr 1822 in Wayne County, Kentucky and died 18 Oct 1900 in Putnam County, Missouri.

viii. Sabra Jane Gipson was born 19 Mar 1824 in Wayne County, Kentucky and died 20 Feb 1915 in Macon County, Missouri, USA. She married Richard Summers, son of Waitman Summers and Nancy Sarah Summers. He was born 1812 in Wayne County, Kentucky and died 30 Mar 1844 in Macon County, Missouri. She married Samuel W Willett. She married Abraham Green, son of Reynolds Green and Jane Denny Summers. He was born 15 Dec 1824 in Wayne County, Kentucky. She married George W Burks.

ix. Nancy Gipson was born 1825 in Wayne County, Kentucky.

x. William H Gipson was born 1827 in Chariton County, Missouri.

xi. Julia Gipson was born 1829 in , Randolph County, Missouri and died 1884. She married Ephraim Phariss Teter, son of Paul Teter and Sarah Ann Farris. He was born 17 May 1827 in Virginia, and died 1880 in Macon County, Missouri.

xii. Preston Asa Gipson was born 7 Jan 1831 in Randolph County, Missouri, and died 26 Aug 1927 in Macon County, Missouri. He married Margaret Jackson, daughter of James Jackson and Margaret White. She was born 22 Jun 1825 in Monroe County, Indiana, and died 19 Jan 1898 in Macon County, Missouri. He married Nancy Lushbaugh. She was born 14 Mar 1834 in Pennsylvania and died 23 Mar 1926 in Macon, Macon County, Missouri .

xiii. Alzadia Gipson was born 1833 in Randolph County, Missouri and died 1844 in Macon County, Missouri.

xiv. Robert Lewis Gipson was born 26 Oct 1833 in Randolph County, Missouri,and died 12 Aug 1902 in Macon County, Missouri. He married Louisa Frances Summers, daughter of Ninevah Summers and Jane Gilstrap. She was born 3 Mar 1848 in , Macon County, Missouri and died 6 Aug 1914 in Macon County, Missouri.

xv. Hezekiah W C Gipson was born 12 Aug 1841 in Macon County, Missouri and died 6 Jun 1921 in Macon County, Missouri He married Ellen Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Margaret(Peggy) White. She was born 6 Mar 1840 in Owen County, Indiana and died 19 Feb 1917 in Macon County, Missouri.


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  • Created by: Jude
  • Added: 18 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57290219
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lewis “Uncle Bobby” Gipson (25 Dec 1785–6 Apr 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57290219, citing College Mound Cemetery, College Mound, Macon County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jude (contributor 46974697) .